News Articles Categorized Under "Community"

  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson - MLK Day 2018

    January 12, 2018

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a future where all Americans would share in the opportunity to achieve their dreams. This is the same vision Dr. Simon Green Atkins had for this institution. We remain dedicated to this mission, with social justice and a commitment to equity enshrined in our values.
  • WSSU, WFU collaborate to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 12, 2018

    WSSU and Wake Forest University are collaborating to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events at both campuses. A highlight is a keynote speech from scholar and bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson.
  • WSSU athletics unveils refreshed

    January 10, 2018

    WSSU Department of Athletics brings in the new year with a new look for

  • WSSU looks ahead to 2018

    December 19, 2017

    The New Year promises exciting changes around campus and in the classrooms at WSSU. Here are 10 things to expect.
  • A look back at the top 10 of 2017

    December 19, 2017

    As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) closes the book on its 125th year, WSSU News is taking a look at the top 10 news stories of the year.
  • WSSU student is helping others overcome poverty

    December 13, 2017

    From single mother to a determined CEO of a local non-profit, a Winston-Salem State University business student is on a mission to help other single mothers and their daughters break the cycle of poverty.

  • WSSU student wins CSNAP Community Impact Award

    December 11, 2017

    Jeri Craddock was recognized for her leadership during the CSNAP Conference, which was hosted at WSSU Nov. 17-18. WSSU is the first HBCU to host the statewide student leadership event in its 25-year history.
  • WSSU fraternity raises more than $1,200 during annual homeless awareness week

    December 05, 2017

    WSSU Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity helped those less fortunate in Forsyth County through its 21st annual Homeless Awareness Week.


  • WSNC radio is back at full power

    November 30, 2017

    Genuine Jazz WSNC 90.5 FM is airing at full power for the first time since the summer after the purchase of a new transmitter.

  • Chancellor's Thanksgiving Letter

    November 20, 2017

    At Winston-Salem State University, we strive to continually remain in a place of gratitude. We know how blessed we are to live in this time and to be in this place. Let’s use the holiday as a reminder to be thankful for all that we have and to commit ourselves to use our gifts to make the world better.
  • WSSU wins 4 HBCU best practices awards

    November 20, 2017

    WSSU collected four best practices awards – the most of any university – at the HBCUgrow Conference on Nov. 9 in Raleigh.

  • SECC employee giving campaign underway

    November 16, 2017

    WSSU employees are once again being asked to give back through the annual State Employees Combined Campaign or SECC.
  • HBCU study: WSSU’s annual economic impact is $233 million 

    November 14, 2017

    Continually ranked among the top investments for college students, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is also a major economic engine in the local and regional economy. WSSU is responsible for pumping more than $233 million into the North Carolina economy, according to a study commissioned by UNCF.
  • WSSU fraternity raising awareness of homelessness with 21st annual sleep-out

    November 13, 2017

    WSSU Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is helping to shed light on the growing issue of homelessness in the community through the 21st annual Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 13-17.

  • Video: WSSU alumni return to serve

    November 01, 2017

    About 100 WSSU alumni were back on campus on Thursday, Oct. 26, serving as guest professors in classrooms, and participating in panel discussions and luncheons with current students as part of Return to Serve.

  • Gift from Reynolds American supports WSSU’s 125th anniversary

    October 27, 2017

    WSSU has received a $25,000 gift from Reynolds American to support the university’s 125th anniversary.

  • Homecoming week is under way at WSSU

    October 23, 2017

    Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for WSSU’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, which kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 28.

  • Statement from WSSU Police: Homecoming Safety

    October 23, 2017

    The chancellor and WSSU Campus Police and Public Safety want to ensure that Homecoming is a safe experience for everyone. Here are some things to consider during your time at Homecoming events.
  • Video: WSSU News to feature live coverage throughout Homecoming

    October 20, 2017

    WSSU News will go behind the scenes during Homecoming week with a series of live videos.

  • AKA donates $10,000 for WSSU scholarship

    October 16, 2017

    The donation, through the sorority’s scholarship and Think HBCU programs, will benefit students majoring in education or mass communications.
  • Chick-fil-A Express joins WSSU dining options

    October 12, 2017

    Chick-fil-A Express opens at the Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center Food Court.
  • WSSU sophomore named a White House All-Star

    October 03, 2017

    William Gibson is one of 62 students nationwide selected to the 2017-18 class of White House HBCU All-Stars.
  • Get ready: WSSU Homecoming 2017

    September 29, 2017

    Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for Winston-Salem State University’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, Oct. 22-28.
  • WSSU celebrates Atkins’ legacy

    September 28, 2017

    WSSU took time to honor its visionary founder during a day of events marking its 125th anniversary on Sept. 28.
  • Walk in Simon Green Atkins’ footsteps

    September 15, 2017

    Here are seven ways you can follow in the footsteps of WSSU’s founder while on campus.

  • Meet the 2017-18 Mr. and Miss WSSU

    September 13, 2017

    It’s an exciting time to be a WSSU Ram. As WSSU celebrates its 125th anniversary, WSSU News caught up with Jerel Smith and Jordan Reaves, this year’s Mr. and Miss WSSU, to discuss the 125th, campus life, future endeavors and more.


  • Meet Winston, WSSU’s new virtual assistant

    September 12, 2017

    WSSU is the first HBCU in the nation to launch an AI virtual assistant to help prospective students successfully apply and enroll in college.

  • Updated: WSSU closely watching storm

    September 08, 2017

    Campus safety officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and preparing response measures should the university be impacted.

  • WSSU celebrates 125 years with events throughout September

    September 06, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is readying for a celebration 125 years in the making. The month of September is an opportunity for WSSU to share the university's historic milestones and achievements and also look to the future.

  • Video: Red Sea of Sound ready for the season

    August 24, 2017

    We preview WSSU's Red Sea of Sound for 2017-18. The season starts on Aug. 26, 2017, with an appearance at the Queen City Battle of the Bands in Charlotte.

  • Welcome to the New Semester - Chancellor's Letter

    August 21, 2017

    Welcome to the start of a new semester! This is an exciting time at Winston-Salem State University as we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of our founding in September.
  • Witness the Evolution: WSSU unveils fierce new Rams logo

    August 18, 2017

    WSSU has unveiled a fierce new mascot logo that, according to Chancellor Robinson, "makes a bold statement about who we are."
  • Students share their favorite campus selfie spots

    August 17, 2017

    Looking for the best spots on campus to show some Ram Pride during your next photo opp? Here are Mr. and Miss Sophomore's five favorite spots.
  • Video: Freshmen write their legacy

    August 16, 2017

    As more than 950 new freshmen take part in Ramdition, WSSU’s weeklong orientation, they are exploring their values and defining what their legacy will be at WSSU and beyond.

  • Video: Move-in day for WSSU’s Class of 2021

    August 13, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Class of 2021 didn't let a little rain stop them on their first big day.

  • New director of alumni engagement named at WSSU

    August 09, 2017

    Isaac Moore has joined WSSU as the director of alumni engagement for the Division of Advancement. Moore comes to WSSU with a background in both higher-education and corporate management. 

  • Student Voices: What WSSU freshmen should know

    August 04, 2017

    For many students, the transition from being a high school senior to a freshman in college can be huge. To help them prepare, we asked WSSU upperclassmen for tips for the Class of 2021.

  • New team leads WSSU events

    July 21, 2017

    As WSSU commemorates its 125th anniversary, a new team is in place to help guide the celebration.

  • WSSU to roll out fierce new Ram logo

    July 20, 2017

    This August, WSSU will unveil a fierce new mascot logo that pays tribute to the university’s past while establishing a bold and energized new look for the future. The new Ram head will roll out at Meet the Rams on Aug. 19.
  • WSSU online Birth to Kindergarten Education program ranked top 25 in the nation

    July 14, 2017

    WSSU’s Birth through Kindergarten Education program has been ranked as one of the top 25 online early childhood education programs in the nation.
  • Video: U.S. 52 Research Parkway interchange opens

    July 13, 2017

    We take a ride on the new Research Parkway extension to get a better idea of how the new interchange works.
  • General Assembly appoints 2 to WSSU Board of Trustees  

    July 11, 2017

    The General Assembly has appointed longtime Winston-Salem residents Kenneth Raymond and Dr. Ricky R. Sides to the WSSU Board of Trustees. The pair replace BOT Vice Chair Charles Wright and Osyris Uqoezwa, whose terms expired.
  • New U.S. 52 interchange opening near WSSU

    July 06, 2017

    Changes are ahead for drivers who take U.S. 52 to WSSU's campus and Bowman Gray Stadium. The new Research Parkway interchange is expected to open on Wednesday, July 12, and the Rams Drive exit/entrance ramps will close permanently.
  • WSSU’s historic bell looking brighter after restoration

    July 03, 2017

    The historic bell has been restored just in time for the university’s 125th anniversary.
  • Video: SciTech aims to inspire Winston-Salem's next generation of scientists

    June 26, 2017

    About 100 elementary and middle-school students from Winston-Salem are spending their summer learning about science through the SciTech Institute's summer camps.
  • Video: 5 reasons why you should attend an HBCU

    June 23, 2017

    Chantell Huell, a mass communications major at WSSU, offers five reasons on why you should attend an HBCU.
  • SGA president becomes newest Board of Trustees member

    June 23, 2017

    WSSU's Board of Trustees officially welcomed its newest member, as Javonty Hunter, 2017-18 president-elect of Student Government Association, took the oath of office.
  • Enrollment Services offers Rams at Home sessions for new freshmen

    June 20, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University’s Enrollment Services is offering one-stop enrollment process sessions to prepare new freshmen for their move-in on Aug. 12.
  • Averill Foundation donation to support WSSU virtual hospital

    June 15, 2017

    The School of Health Sciences at WSSU has received a $15,000 donation from the Averill Foundation to support simulation training.

  • Ivey Brown named chief legal counsel 

    June 14, 2017

    Attorney Ivey Brown has been named chief legal counsel at WSSU. His appointment was effective June 9. 

  • Barnes & Noble College chosen to manage WSSU’s campus bookstore

    June 07, 2017

    WSSU has named Barnes & Noble College as the new operator of its on-campus bookstore. The WSSU bookstore will reopen under new management on June 19.
  • Interim provost and dean named

    June 02, 2017

    With the forthcoming departure of Provost Brenda Allen and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education Corey D. B. Walker, WSSU has announced the appointment of Dr. Carolynn Berry as interim provost and Dr. Kathy Stitts as interim dean of the College, effective July 1.
  • WSSU celebrates staff at 2017 Chancellor’s Achievement Awards

    June 01, 2017

    WSSU celebrated the accomplishments of the staff during the 2016-2017 academic year with the Chancellor’s Achievement Awards on Wednesday, May 24.
  • A guide to the new WSSU News

    May 31, 2017

    Now you can easily stay up to date on the latest news and features about Winston-Salem State University through WSSU News. Don’t miss these eight new features.
  • Experience WSSU's newly redesigned website

    May 31, 2017

    In support of Winston-Salem State University’s new brand platform, the university’s website has undergone a complete redesign.

  • Appointments to the WSSU Board of Trustees announced

    May 24, 2017

    The UNC Board of Governors has made three appointments and reappointed one member to the WSSU Board of Trustees.
  • WSSU receives $30,000 Retool Your School campus improvement grant

    May 11, 2017

    WSSU has received a $30,000 campus beautification grant through Home Depot’s Retool Your School program.

  • WSSU staffer wins Governor’s Volunteer Award

    May 07, 2017

    Dana Walker, coordinator of community service at Winston-Salem State University, has received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for his work matching members of the WSSU community with non-profit organizations.


  • SGA helps students find their Zen Zone

    May 05, 2017

    WSSU students will soon have a new place on campus to relax and focus.
  • Diggs Gallery director named Barton College graduation speaker

    May 05, 2017

    Barton College, a private liberal arts institute in Wilson, has announced that Endia Beal, assistant professor of art and director of the Diggs Gallery at WSSU, will be the featured speaker at the 115th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13.

  • WSSU Golf Classic raises $45,000 for scholarships

    May 04, 2017

    The Winston-Salem State University Foundation welcomed 100 golfers for the 17th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $45,571 for student scholarships.
  • 3 WSSU police officers promoted

    April 24, 2017

    WSSU Police and Public Safety celebrated the promotion of three officers at a ceremony.
  • WSSU YAC celebrates ‘Forty Under 40’ inductees

    April 22, 2017

    The WSSU Young Alumni Council celebrated young alumni and raised money for WSSU students at the Forty Under 40 Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, April 8, at the Benton Convention Center.
  • WSSU, UNCSA seniors collaborate on Diggs Gallery exhibit

    April 21, 2017

    A unique exhibit is bringing graduating seniors from WSSU and the UNCSA together, and exposing them to new areas of art.
  • AT&T executives, WSSU faculty join forces to support student success

    April 18, 2017

    WSSU faculty learned from AT&T executives how skills taught in the classroom help to prepare students to enter the workplace.
  • Weather station aids emergency preparedness at WSSU

    April 11, 2017

    New technology is providing real-time weather data and early warnings for severe weather at the Winston-Salem State University campus.
  • School of Health Sciences receives $269,000 United Way grant

    March 31, 2017

    The School of Health Sciences has received a $269,000 grant from the United Way of Forsyth County that will help to integrate community resources and agencies to improve the health of underserved residents in East Winston.
  • SOHS dean named ‘Woman of the Year’

    March 27, 2017

    Dr. Peggy Valentine, the dean of WSSU’s School of Health Sciences, has received the top honor at The Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 32nd Annual Community Services Awards.

  • DJR Student Activities Center wins national design award

    March 24, 2017

    WSSU’s DJR Student Activities Center has been awarded a national design award.
  • CNN analyst Bakari Sellers to be WSSU’s commencement speaker

    March 23, 2017

    Bakari Sellers, who made history in 2006 as the youngest African American elected official in the nation, will be the speaker at Winston-Salem State University’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 19.


  • WSSU receives $250,000 gift, 5-year commitment from Brenner family

    March 09, 2017

    The Winston-Salem State University Foundation has received a $250,000 gift from Mike and Wendy Brenner that will create a distinguished faculty position in the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education.

  • John Taylor bequest provides $300,000 to WSSU

    March 01, 2017

    The Winston-Salem State University Foundation has received a $300,000 bequest from John Taylor, the retired CEO of Taylor Oil Company and a longtime supporter of the university.

  • Vote to #RetoolYourSchool

    February 28, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University is competing for up to $50,000 in grants as part of Home Depot’s 2017 Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program.

  • CollegeNET names WSSU a ‘Social Mobility Innovator’

    February 14, 2017

    Technology provider CollegeNET has recognized Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) for its commitment to advancing the economic opportunity of its students, naming the university a “Social Mobility Innovator.”
  • Toyota Financial Services donates $10,000 to WSSU

    January 23, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $10,000 scholarship donation from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) in honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Construction begins on new residence hall

    January 19, 2017

    Dillard Hall will be demolished as part of the first phase of construction on the five-story residence hall.

  • WSSU announces 2017 MLK 'Building the Dream' Winners

    January 18, 2017

    Dr. Dawn Tarfari, associate professor of education; Dr. Fran Bates-Oates, adjunct faculty in the Department of Education; and student Dishanda Brown have been named Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.

  • Educator's estate will provide scholarships for WSSU students

    January 11, 2017

    Throughout his career, Dr. Casey Jones ’55 made an impact on the lives of students.

  • A bold past. A brilliant future.

    January 03, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is celebrating 125 years of transforming the lives of graduates and impacting the community with a yearlong celebration in 2017.

  • 14 inducted into Heritage Society

    January 03, 2017

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) inducted 14 new members into the Heritage Society, established to honor individuals who have created a lasting legacy at the university by establishing an endowed fund or included the university in their estate plans.

  • Alma S. Keen: A lifelong legacy of service

    January 03, 2017

    At the age of 105, Alma Setzer Keen had seen and done a lot before she passed on Dec. 15, 2016. She had been a highly respected educator, trailblazing community activist and administrator.

  • WSSU receives top 10 military-friendly award

    December 16, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been recognized as a Top 10 Gold Level Military Friendly School by Victory Media for 2017.

  • A look back at 2016

    December 14, 2016

    2016 was another year of change and achievement for Winston-Salem State University. Here’s a look at the top 10 news stories of 2016.

  • Food Lion restocks WSSU food pantry

    December 13, 2016

    Food Lion Feeds is again supporting Winston-Salem State University students through donations to the Rams Helping Hands Food Pantry.

  • Support WSSU students while shopping on Amazon

    December 12, 2016

    At no cost to you, Amazon will donate .5 percent of the price of eligible purchases toward the Winston-Salem State University Foundation through AmazonSmile.

  • WSSU exceeds giving expectations for SECC campaign

    December 07, 2016

    The Winston-Salem State University community has a long tradition of giving back to the community and helping those in need. That spirit of serving others was never more on display than during the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Since the beginning of the fall semester, faculty, staff and students have been asked to help those in need in our community. Every time, the Ram family stepped up to meet the challenge.

  • WSSU Giving Tuesday campaign raises $48,000

    December 01, 2016

    For the second consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has set another record for Giving Tuesday, raising more than $48,000 in 24 hours.

  • AT&T supports gap scholarship program

    November 16, 2016

    AT&T has awarded Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) $26,000 that will provide scholarships to help students stay on track and graduate.

  • Fraternity sponsors 20th annual Sleep-out for the Homeless

    November 04, 2016

    Nobody knows what it is like to be homeless, unless you have walked in the shoes of a homeless person. This year, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., will host its 20th Annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless event on the campus of Winston-Salem State University near the clock tower beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

  • Student veterans organization builds sense of community at WSSU

    November 03, 2016

    Charles Calamese says people are often surprised when they find out he’s a veteran.

  • BB&T program building future leaders

    September 26, 2016

    When Zipporah Foster, a senior at Winston-Salem State University, interviewed for a research position at the university, she says she was prepared for any question, even the dreaded, “What is your biggest weakness?”

  • Economic justice: Black Dollars app

    August 12, 2016

    African-Americans have enormous purchasing power, contributing $2 trillion to the economy. However, leading economists have indicated that 400 billionaires, a sliver of the 1 percent that own the lion's share of wealth in the United States, have a collective wealth that equals the collective wealth of the nation’s more than 14 million African-American households. While African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population, they possess just 2.7 percent of the total wealth.

  • Bridge project to connect Lowery Street, main campus

    August 12, 2016

    If you have visited Winston-Salem State University in recent weeks, you would have noticed that as you turn left off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on to Cromartie Street behind K.R. Williams Auditorium, you saw bulldozers, cranes, and construction vehicles. They were all a part of a three-tiered construction project, which called for the building of a bridge, access road, and a 160-space parking lot.

  • New logo, refreshed branding

    August 12, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University has launched a new era today with the unveiling of a new university logo. The new logo is rich with symbolism and reflects the university’s exciting vision for its future while paying homage to its legacy and history.

  • WSSU welcomes largest freshman class since 2008

    August 09, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University is expecting 950 new first-year students this fall – the largest incoming class since 2008 and an increase over last year’s freshman class of 887. Those students will begin their college experience on Sunday, Aug. 14, with the kick off of the university’s week-long fall orientation program known as Ramdition.

  • BB&T pledges $125,000 in honor of Foundation board member

    August 08, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University announced today BB&T has given $125,000 to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation for academic scholarships for students. The gift will be used to create the Cynthia A. Williams Endowed Scholarship for undergraduates who have declared a major in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.

  • WSSU secures grant to study cardiovascular disease risk factors

    January 14, 2016

    A WSSU research team will use a mobile app as one of the tools in a three-year $351,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the risk factors of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African-American college students.