September 23, 2022Chancellor Robinson, Campus Police and Public Safety, and partners across campus are taking a proactive approach to ensure that Homecoming 2022 is a safe experience for everyone.
WSSU Awarded Funding for NSF HBCU-UP Research Initiation Award: Environmental Factors Modulation of Structure-Function of Biological Systems
September 19, 2022
Winston- Salem State University has been awarded a $299,835 grant from NSF led by Dr. Sarah Adjei-Fremah, for Environmental Factors Modulation of Structure-Function of Biological Systems.
September 16, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $139,594.83 grant from DHHS Administration for Community Living (ACL) led by Dr. Allison Calhoun, Clinical Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy to build a stronger and more resilient dementia-capable aging network in Forsyth County.
WSSU Awarded Funding for The Ellucian Foundation’s Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship
September 16, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the Ellucian Foundation led by Raisha Cobb, Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer Office of Information Technology to provide scholarships to students in financial distress so they can reach their educational goals.
August 02, 2022Throughout his career, he has worked to prepare students for life after high school, expose groups to higher education and shape programs that help retain minority students on college campuses.
July 13, 2022After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce that we have selected Tracy Worthey to join us as our Chief Human Resources Officer.
July 08, 2022On an early spring morning, nine cheerleaders and their coaches, NeSheila Washington and Tevin Allen, arrived at the set in Los Angeles, California.
June 29, 2022Winston-Salem State University has been named one of the nation's best historically Black colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students.
June 28, 2022Battle is no stranger to the university. She graduated from WSSU with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1993.
June 28, 2022Bhat says he is excited to use his new role to collaborate with faculty and staff across the CASBE to promote student success and facilitate faculty and staff development.
Remarkable Class of 2022 graduate Deborah Phillips founded Block Love Charlotte to feed the homeless
June 21, 2022That ‘Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve’ resonated with Phillps even before receiving her degree.
June 01, 2022Dr. Shawn Odom has been appointed Director of Housing and Residence Life at Winston-Salem State University.
May 18, 2022Winston-Salem State University’s Astrobotany Lab provides undergraduates with opportunities to work with NASA and shadow scientists and researchers at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
May 18, 2022Dr. Cynthia Williams Brown is at the center of the fight against health inequities. On June 2 she will take center stage to be recognized for her work as the YWCA presents her with a Women of Vision award.
May 11, 2022As Winston-Salem State University prepares for another commencement, here’s a glimpse of where a few of the 2022 graduates are headed post-graduation.
May 11, 2022Sophomore Rajah Caruth will be the first professional driver in a NASCAR series to represent an HBCU. Caruth will be racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27 as part of the Coca-Cola 600 weekend in Concord, N.C.
May 03, 2022Martin said of the most satisfying parts of this process wasn't the fact that she was picked, but that cheerleaders were chosen for the campaign along with other college athletes.
April 14, 2022Last week Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to North Carolina Boards and Commissions. Winston-Salem State University's Chief of Police Amir Henry was appointed to the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
WSSU Center for the Study of Economic Mobility selected for prestigious Fair Housing Breaking Barriers Award
April 11, 2022What began as a “startling” revelation to Winston-Salem State University economics professor Craig Richardson five years ago has developed into a community-changing program that has been selected for one of Winston-Salem’s most prestigious community awards.
April 11, 2022
Occupational therapy involves the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations of individuals. All-to-often though, a key tool is missing for occupational therapists: mental health training.
WSSU student, entrepreneur, and filmmaker Earl Robinson selected for McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship
April 05, 2022
Earl Robinson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Winston-Salem State University, is living, smiling, shining proof that life often travels in a full circle.
March 16, 2022Amber DeBono, Ph.D, an associate professor of psychology at Winston-Salem State University, has been honored by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors as a recipient of the 2022 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
March 10, 2022
When Rita Ismailova was selected to be a Fulbright Scholar, she had the choice to pick most any college or university in the world to attend for almost a year of research.
March 01, 2022Pheng Pickett grew up around motorsports. As a kid he had a passion for anything with a motor that went fast.
With star’s encouragement, a WSSU “Ruby in the Rough” makes her dreams come true and pays it forward
March 01, 2022
Inspiration and encouragement often come from the unlikeliest of places. Take the case of Sharandica Midcalf. She had chance meeting with entertainer Nick Cannon three years ago. His words of encouragement that day emboldened Midcalf to attack her dream of going to Winston-Salem State University.
Two Winston-Salem State University students awarded American Heart Association’s HBCU Scholars Award
February 22, 2022Erykah Johnson, a WSSU senior, and Meghan Anthony, a junior, were selected for the American Heart Association’s Historic Black College and University Scholars Program.
February 22, 2022When Martasia Thompson walked across the stage at Winston-Salem State University’s graduation last May, she was prepared to walk into a career. And she did.
February 15, 2022Now is your chance to support Miss Winston-Salem State University Hannah Joy Farmer and Mister Winston-Salem State University Jadavian King in their quest to become the next Miss and Mister CIAA.
February 14, 2022Winston groomed me professionally, it groomed me personally. It was super formative and transformative. I had a lot of real-world experiences there. It wasn’t only what I was doing in the classroom, it was a well-rounded experience that helped me.
February 06, 2022
Awardees are recognized during the annual MLK celebration event that is co-sponsored by WSSU and Wake Forest University. The awards are presented to a professor or administrator and a student from each institution who exemplify Dr. King’s spirit of justice and equality for the betterment of the community as well as the institutions.
October 03, 2021Letitia C. Wall has been named chief of staff and operations officer for Winston-Salem State University’s Office of the Chancellor.
October 03, 2021
Rod Isom has been elevated to chief audit risk and compliance officer at Winston-Salem State University, effective immediately.
October 03, 2021
Haley Gingles has been appointed chief marketing officer (CMO) at Winston-Salem State University.
September 21, 2021
Thesha Woodley has been appointed director of alumni engagement for Winston-Salem State University, where she will lead the creation of programs and services to effectively manage and sustain relationships with the over 30,000 alumni.
July 12, 2021
Winston-Salem State University has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement BNC First Day® Complete, a course material delivery model that will drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of class.
First Day® Complete, an innovative course material delivery model, addresses equitable access, convenience, and affordability across all courses at an institution by bundling the cost of course materials into tuition and ensuring students have all their materials for the semester available on or before the first day of class. WSSU will cover all associated expenses so that no additional costs will be passed on to students.
July 07, 2021
Back in the fall of 2019, LaMonica Sloan Wilhelmi and senior staff members at Winston-Salem State University were brainstorming, searching for ideas to help provide more career development options for students.
The innovative ideas from that session laid the groundwork for what turned into a $1.2 million Job Corps Scholars Program on the WSSU campus that will provide intensive two-year career preparation for 40 community members a year.
WSSU Study Shows Minorities, Disabled Face Even Greater Health Care Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2021
It is no secret that underserved segments of the population … minorities and the disabled … face serious barriers when it comes to health care in this country.
A team of Winston-Salem State University faculty members – Dr. Tammara Thomas, Dr. Keisha Rogers, and Dr. Felicia Simpson – recently concluded research that showed those barriers were even more pervasive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 23, 2021When it comes to skin-care products, Ajane Pridgen has always been a bit of a hobbyist, experimenting and making creams and lotions and hair-care products that worked well for her. Even during her four years at Winston-Salem State University, she found time to dabble in this diversion.
May 26, 2021
Sometimes to move forward, you need to look back, or at least that’s according to the old adage.
It certainly rings true for Laura Garner, aquatics director at Winston-Salem State University.
May 26, 2021
Taylor Adams is a big fan of Coming To America, the 1988 comedy blockbuster starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
The Winston-Salem State University senior may be an even bigger fan of Coming 2 America after getting to interview the stars of the recently released sequel.
May 14, 2021
While the global pandemic shaped the Class of 2021’s final year on campus, these graduates are #RamStrong activists, advocates, artists, and athletes who are prepared to take on whatever challenges they may face in the future.
April 26, 2021Winston-Salem State University Professor Lynne Roche Zubov is the winner of the 2021 Board of Governors Teaching Award.
March 31, 2021WSSU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling will be hitting the road with a new Behavioral and Health Community Support Unit (BeHCU).
March 29, 2021
WSSU alum Tristen Johnson'16 becomes first lieutenant in the newly minted United States Space Force.
February 10, 2021
Marquia James became a part of history when she added her makeup artistry to Vice President Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover look last month. Read more as James gives an inside look at her evolution as a makeup artist, her memories of WSSU and what’s in store for 2021.
January 29, 2021WSSU kicks off its spring semester with the return of Future Focus Now and two appearances on national television.
January 27, 2021
Former teacher, mentor, school administrator, school board member and Winston-Salem State University alumnus Victor “Vic” Johnson Jr.’61 dies of COVID-19 at age 85.
December 19, 2020
Mona Zahir, WSSU’s 2016-17 student body president, was recently awarded the U.S. Department of State Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
December 16, 2020
As the first year of this new decade comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most memorable WSSU news stories.
December 15, 2020
WSSU receives $30 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
December 11, 2020WSSU’s Million Dollar Match campaign exceeded its $2 million goal by more than 60 percent - providing almost $3.4 million for student scholarships.
December 07, 2020
WSSU welcomed over 60 new Heritage Society members during a virtual induction ceremony on Dec. 3.
November 24, 2020WSSU graduate and former Rams quarterback Miles Timmons joins Reynolds American's Global Graduate Program, a year-long training program designed to give recent graduates international exposure and fast-track their global careers.
October 30, 2020
NBA star and WSSU student Chris Paul teamed up with WSSU Student Government Association to organize “March to the Polls Pt. 2,” on Oct. 27.
September 23, 2020
Kelly White, a native of Hertford, North Carolina, has joined Winston-Salem State University’s Police and Public Safety department as deputy chief.
September 02, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams had several goals when she stepped into her new leadership role as the associate dean of education. WSSU News caught up with her to discuss her mission, goals and personal experiences. Here are eight questions with... Dr. Ereka Williams.
August 26, 2020
Eight WSSU faculty members and CITI fellows become Adobe Creative Campus Faculty Fellows after completing the Adobe Creative Campus Faculty Development Institute.
August 25, 2020
Elizabeth Barker Johnson’49, World War II Army Veteran and the first woman to enroll in the university on a GI Bill, passed away on Aug. 23 at the age of 100.
August 18, 2020WSSU rewards 16 faculty members for their outstanding performance with tenure and/or promotion in academic rank for the 2020-21 academic year.
August 06, 2020
August Mebane joins WSSU as the associate vice chancellor of human resources. Her appointment began on July 13.
July 31, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams joins WSSU as the associate dean of education, quality assurance, and community engagement as of July 1.
July 27, 2020
Eight questions with … Chief Amir Henry, director of campus police
July 26, 2020
Justin Ross, a business administration major, finance minor from Philadelphia, has secured a full-time, post-graduation job with Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies.
July 02, 2020
Six WSSU students accepted into the North Carolina You Can Vote Civics Fellowship Program, an eight-week program that develops community leaders that educate, register and mobilize voters.
June 16, 2020WSSU’s Je’den Clark has been named vice chair of the Council of Student Body Presidents.
June 04, 2020
Two WSSU students will be interning this summer through North Carolina Governor's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program.
May 31, 2020
As your incoming Director of Police and Public Safety, I want to share with you my thoughts on the recent events in Minneapolis where George Floyd, an unarmed man, died while in police custody, says Amir Henry.
May 27, 2020WSSU has named Amir Henry to be the next Director of Police and Public Safety, succeeding Chief Patricia Norris, who retired in December 2019. His appointment will be effective on July 1, 2020.
May 19, 2020Former lawmaker, educator, activist, and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alumnus Larry Womble dies after a period of declining health.
May 19, 2020Former lawmaker, educator, activist, and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alumnus Larry Womble dies after a period of declining health.
May 08, 2020Check out WSSU's newest class of graduates. Here's a look at where a few students from the class of 2020 are headed.
May 04, 2020Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson's radio show, Future Focus, is back on a new platform with a new name: Future Focus Now.
April 28, 2020World War II veteran and WSSU alumna, Elizabeth Barker Johnson, will turn 100 on May 2. Johnson received local and national attention for walking in WSSU's 2019 commencement ceremony, 50 years after graduating from the institution.
April 22, 2020WSSU students express who they are as developing artists through their senior projects. Selections range from photography, painting, watercolor chalk, and even hand-crafted furniture making.
April 22, 2020WSSU alumna Kayla Cummins’16 packed her bags and headed to New York City to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic during a time when the city was a hotspot for the virus. Check out eight questions with Kayla Cummins.
April 08, 2020WSSU Professor Scott J. Betz, chair of the Arts and Visual Studies Department, is the winner of the 2020 Board of Governors Teaching Award.
March 30, 2020In the midst of this global public health emergency, the Ram Family has answered that call to serve.
February 25, 2020
Haley Gingles will be joining WSSU’s Office of Integrated Marketing Communications as the Director of Communications and Media Relations effective March 2, 2020.
February 14, 2020Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, a faculty expert in relationship formation and maintenance, sheds some light on the importance of healthy relationships and their effect on college students’ mental, academic and physical health.
January 22, 2020WSSU wins four awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in this year’s regional competition recognizing the best communications and engagement from educational institutions.
January 15, 2020WSSU junior Naviyea Adams has conducted dozens of campus tours since becoming a Campus Ambassador his freshman year. Get to know him with WSSU News' 8 Questions with ... .
January 13, 2020
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named one of the ten most dominant leaders of 2020 by HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF).
December 18, 2019Here are WSSU's Top 10 news stories for 2019.
December 18, 2019A conference room in Hill Hall is now named in honor of alumni donors Chris and Gwen Wilson in September. Here are eight questions with Chris Wilson '83.
December 13, 2019
Three WSSU faculty members have been selected as the 2019-20 Center for the Study of Economic Mobility Faculty Research Fellows.
December 12, 2019WSSU's Police and Public Safety building to be renamed in honor of first female chief of police.
December 12, 2019WSSU sophomore, a world-renowned master packer, shares her packing tips
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
December 03, 2019
Alexis McCrea ‘17 will make history as the first WSSU student to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through the Early Assurance Program.
November 27, 2019
The Spatial Justice Studio at the CDI has awarded $12,500 in grants for projects that focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
November 27, 2019WSSU Alumna Sloane Holmes inspires international travel with passport sponsorships.
November 21, 2019Ericka Hurt recently became the first WSSU student to participate in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) annual HBCU Leadership Summit.
November 18, 2019Taylor Walker, the 80th Miss WSSU, and Kambre Stephens, the 46th Mr. WSSU, need your votes as they compete for a feature in Ebony magazine.
November 18, 2019
Here are 8 questions with ... Weyling White. White will be sworn in next month as the first African American mayor of his hometown of Ahoskie, a northeastern North Carolina town with a population of about 5,000.
September 11, 2019
WSSU has awarded tenure and promotions to 10 faculty members, effective July 1.
September 09, 2019Muralist Georgie Nakima ’15 designed and worked with campers over two days in July to create two colorful murals at Simon's Green Acre community garden at the Enterprise Center.
September 03, 2019WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, who has spent nearly his entire career in service of HBCUs, will be inducted at a ceremony in Atlanta on Sept. 27.
August 27, 2019Dr. Erin Lynch, who most recently served as a research director at Tennessee State University, has been named the associate provost for the scholarship, research and innovation.
August 27, 2019Get to know Dr. Mesia Steed, associate professor of cell and molecular biology and new chair of WSSU's Faculty Senate.
August 06, 2019Jaylen Brown, a WSSU senior, was badly injured after a head-on car accident in December. The aspiring physical therapist hopes his experience will help him better understand his patients.