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February 29, 2024
Winston-Salem State University is taking steps to ensure that students learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI) responsibly and ethically. More than 200 students are studying various ways to develop and use AI in courses such as art, world films, statistics, chemistry, English, business ethics, and exercise science.
WSSU a partner in innovation engines program in North Carolina, awarded up to $160M in 10-year grant
February 21, 2024Winston-Salem State University is a part of an inaugural U.S. National Science Foundation Engines Program award that provides $15 million for the first two years and up to $160 million for 10 years.
February 01, 2024In collaboration with our partners at the QEM Network, the WSSU Office of Sponsored Programs has scheduled 2 identical 1-day workshops focusing on NIH and NSF grants. These workshops will include intimate knowledge of the grant writing, submission, and review processes with experts.
February 01, 2024Grant award, $200,000. Observatory upgrades, $115,000. Attracting more African American STEM students to study astronomy, priceless. That’s the overall goal in the purchase of Winston-Salem State University’s new telescope inside its observatory perched atop Hill Hall, said Dr. Lei Zhang, physics professor since 2005.
January 31, 2024Winston-Salem State University will celebrate Black History Month with several events to elevate a consciousness of artistic excellence and civic engagement.
January 25, 2024Winston-Salem State University’s Office of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) received a Gold Medal from the 11th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards (EDMA) for its digital marketing efforts.
January 25, 2024Sarah Isom and Jason Stogner of Winston-Salem State University’s Emergency Management team were approved by the Certification Commission during its October and December review meetings to receive the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) credential.
January 24, 2024
Winston-Salem State University’s Department of Physical Therapy is looking for participants for a study titled: “Evaluation of segmental lumbar spinal motion and physiological responses following common spinal mobilization techniques.”
January 18, 2024
Technology provider CollegeNET ranks Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) No. 2 in the United States for being a driver of social mobility for its students. Social mobility, as defined by CollegeNET, involves delivering a high-quality college education at an affordable price to create opportunities for students to move from one socioeconomic class to another.
January 18, 2024Several Winston-Salem State University campus police officers and employees were recognized for their outstanding service and going above and beyond the call of duty during the inaugural WSSU Police and Public Safety Awards Gala Ceremony.
January 01, 2024There is a quote that goes, “the only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.” As 2023 ends, Winston-Salem State University looks back at the 15 most impactful news stories of the year that highlight progress, changes, trailblazers, national recognitions, innovation and engagement.
December 21, 2023It’s been three years since Winston-Salem State University announced its largest donation in the school’s history from a single donor. Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $30 million to WSSU in December 2020.
December 08, 2023University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans and Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kelly today announced the formation of a 13-member committee to launch the search for the next chancellor of the university. Kelly will serve as the chair of the committee.
Winston-Salem State University, Southern University Law Center receive Gold Standard Accreditation from CEO Roundtable on Cancer
December 06, 2023
The schools, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Southern University Law Center (SULC) join more than 200 private, nonprofit and governmental organizations across the country that have received Gold Standard accreditation.
WSSU Nursing Honor Society receives international recognition for chapter excellence in outreach, leadership development
December 06, 2023Winston-Salem State University’s Rho Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing was awarded the International Chapter Key Award for its excellence in service, community outreach and leadership development at the 47th Biennial Convention.
November 29, 2023
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper visited Winston-Salem State University recently to discuss diversity in education. The visit on Nov. 17 was the final stop on the DRIVE Task Force’s statewide tour. DRIVE stands for Developing a Representative and Inclusive Vision for Education.
November 29, 2023
In February 2023 the Winston-Salem State University Chancellor’s Executive Staff issued a request for proposals for faculty and staff to create programs designed to improve undergraduate student success outcomes focused explicitly on student retention, student engagement, student belonging, and student debt load.
November 15, 2023The Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness (Generations Center), a state-of-the-art community center, will hold its ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 114 West 30th Street, Winston-Salem.
WSSU faculty member Dr. Keisha Rogers earns awards from two professional rehabilitation associations
November 14, 2023Dr. Keisha Grayson Rogers, associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University, has received awards from two professional rehabilitation counseling associations.
November 09, 2023
Healthcare Management’s Global Understanding Class will be collecting items for gift bags through Nov. 15 to be presented to the homeless population. The bags will be delivered to the Samaritan Ministry on Nov. 17.
Winston-Salem State University to beautify campus this week with Home Depot Retool Your School grant
November 01, 2023The popular hammocks on the campus of Winston-Salem State University will soon have some competition. A $40,000 Home Depot Retool Your School improvement grant will add red Adirondack chairs and tables across campus this week.
October 11, 2023
WSSU’s Forever Red Homecoming is the time to celebrate Winston-Salem State University’s spirit and respect some of our most beloved traditions. By celebrating all the wonderful things about being a Ram, it is advised to be cautious while enjoying the festivities of WSSU Homecoming.
September 05, 2023NASA has awarded $1.3 million to three N.C. HBCUs including Winston-Salem State University for data science and artificial intelligence research.
August 24, 2023Winston-Salem State University is making a quantum leap into the future with a $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant award to establish and develop its Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) program.
Winston-Salem State University announces new positions on Integrated Marketing and Communications team
August 23, 2023Haley Gingles, chief marketing and communications officer of Winston-Salem State University, announces an addition and two promotions to the Integrated Marketing and Communications team that will enhance the university’s effectiveness in storytelling, marketing and branding.
August 16, 2023
Winston-Salem State University will host its first esports competitive event this month to further expose students to the growing gaming industry. WSSU Campus Clash will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the University Recreation Game Room and Salon on campus.
August 03, 2023
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hossein Khalili as the Senior Associate Dean for the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Khalili is an internationally recognized scholar, expert, and leader in the field of interprofessional education. He has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, 15 of which are in higher education.
Winston-Salem State University incorporates 3D printing of splints into occupational therapy curriculum
August 01, 2023
Winston-Salem State University has become the first university in the country to partner with Spentys to use 3D printing technology to produce high-quality, economic orthotic splints and introduce that technology into its occupational therapy curriculum.
August 01, 2023
I am especially pleased to welcome Dr. LaToya McNeill Wiley back to WSSU. Effective August 3, 2023, Dr. Wiley will serve as the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Financial Planning and Budget.
July 26, 2023I am pleased to announce Dr. Breonte Guy has been appointed to serve as interim Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Guy, Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences, joined WSSU in the fall of 2014.
Dr. Rachelle (Shelly) Barnes appointed as the interim Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
July 26, 2023I am pleased to announce Dr. Rachelle (Shelly) Barnes has been appointed to serve as the interim Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Dr. Jerrell W. Robinson selected as Associate Dean of New Student Experiences and Undergraduate Engaged Learning in University College
July 13, 2023I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jerrell W. Robinson, who has been selected to serve as the Associate Dean of New Student Experiences and Undergraduate Engaged Learning in University College, effective August 1, 2023, after a national search.
Dr. Tony Artimisi appointed as Associate Provost of Academic Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness
July 13, 2023After a national search, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Artimisi has been appointed the Associate Provost of Academic Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness effective July 1, 2023.
July 13, 2023After a national search, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Shawn Holt has been appointed the Associate Provost of Research and Innovation effective July 17, 2023.
July 13, 2023I am honored to serve as the Chancellor during the 2023-24 academic year. I realize the responsibility before us to execute the audacious vision of our founder, Dr. Simon Green Atkins, who created an institution where every student would meet the challenges of the day equipped with an education designed to prepare the “head, hand, and heart.”
June 19, 2023
Winston-Salem State University professor of psychological sciences Dr. Michele K. Lewis has been named a 2023-2024 Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Arts and Social Sciences in Canada and North America.
June 07, 2023I am pleased to share that WSSU has established a partnership with Academic Resilience Consortium (ARC). ARC is an association of faculty, staff, and students in higher education who are dedicated to understanding and promoting student resilience.
May 31, 2023Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been awarded a $2.26 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop quantum information science and engineering (QISE) curricula to help grow a diverse workforce for the emerging field of technology in the Carolinas.
May 15, 2023Winston-Salem State University congratulates our talented faculty members who have been awarded endowed professorships, tenure, and been promoted to full professors.
May 12, 2023
On May 1, 2023 Winston-Salem State University celebrated its Faculty Awards and Research and Sponsored Program Banquet. WSSU honored faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, and procuring grant funding.
May 11, 2023
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2023 at a Commencement Ceremony at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum on Friday, May 12.
May 04, 2023
Another Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Commencement is upon us, as graduates depart to serve. Here's a glimpse of where a few students from the Class of Spring 2023 are headed.
Winston-Salem State University, UNCSA, and the North Carolina Collaboratory partner to launch virtual reality training for nursing students
May 03, 2023Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences will be the first HBCU (Historically Black College and University) in North Carolina to incorporate virtual reality (VR) into the clinical training curriculum for nursing students.
May 03, 2023
Dr. Elva J. Jones is professor and founding and current chair of the Department of Computer Science at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a position she has held since 1991.
April 19, 2023
For the second year in a row, Winston-Salem State University has been selected for a Home Depot® Retool Your School Award. WSSU was in the top 10 HBCUs to win the award.
April 19, 2023
We are only halfway through April 2023 and Winston-Salem State University students, faculty, and staff are unleashing their genius on our campus, at the North Carolina House of Representatives, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Here’s a quick overview.
Chancellor Robinson will receive the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award from the Old Hickory Council on April 27
March 21, 2023
The Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual Distinguished Citizen Award event on Thursday, April 27, 2023, to recognize Dr. Elwood Robinson, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, who has shown to personify the spirit of Scouting.
WSSU professor receives Professional Writing and Research Award from the North Carolina Counseling Association
March 21, 2023
Dr. Keisha G. Rogers, Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University received the Professional Writing and Research Award at the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) Annual Conference, held on February 10-11, 2023, in Durham, NC.
March 14, 2023
The Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) at Winston-Salem State University hosted the 2023 Day Data Science Workshop for High School Students in early March. The workshop was funded by a grant from University of North Carolina System and received support from Hanes Brands, Inc.
Winston-Salem State University announces the Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream award winners
February 06, 2023For the past 21 years Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University have collaborated on an event to celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of the traditions of this collaboration is naming winners of the “Building the Dream” award.
February 02, 2023Ms. Lisa McClinton has been named the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, effective April 1. “I am extremely excited to welcome Lisa to lead at her alma mater, “stated Chancellor Elwood Robinson.
January 18, 2023
Winston-Salem State University congratulates the faculty members listed below who received promotions and/or tenure in 2021-2022.
January 17, 2023The board’s mission is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general well-being of the university and to support the financial needs of WSSU students.
January 09, 2023After a 39-year career in higher education, Chancellor Elwood Robinson announced today he will retire from Winston-Salem State University on June 30, 2023.
December 05, 2022
After an internal search process, I am pleased to announce the interim appointment of Dr. Montrale Boykin as the interim Dean of the Graduate College effective December 1, 2022. Dr. Boykin’s appointment is for one year. We will conduct a national search for a permanent dean during the 2023 calendar year. Dr. Boykin previously served as the co-chairperson of the Department of Health Care Management in the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University since 2012.
November 30, 2022
Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.
Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.
November 01, 2022
The campus of Winston-Salem State University has become even more beautiful, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Home Depot Retool Your School initiative. Home Depot is dedicated to giving back to the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to honor what HBCUs bring to their communities “a strong foundation, renewed purposed and distinctive character.”
October 26, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has earned a high ranking for its online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. EduMed.org named the WSSU online MHA program no. 5 in the nation based on quality, accessibility, affordability and commitment to student success.
October 26, 2022
Winston-Salem State University alum actor Chris Greene portrays an assistant chaplain in the Netflix hit true crime drama “DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” In the limited series, viewers are walked through the upbringing of one of the most notorious serial killers in history, the warnings neighbors made concerning his behavior, how he lured his victims, his capture, and ultimately, his trial.
October 25, 2022
Winston-Salem State University employee Tiffany Turner Lynch was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Efficiency and Innovation.
October 12, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $525,658 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by Dr. Fenghai Guo Professor of Chemistry to develop and utilize highly selective metal-catalyzed carbon bond formation reactions that will lead to an efficient synthesis of novel selenium, sulfur, and oxygen-containing heterocycles with rich biological activities.
October 12, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund led by Dr. Karen T. Williams, Director of the A. H. Ray Student Health Center, to conduct rapid COVID testing of students who present with symptoms of COVID and testing of students who are exposed to COVID.
October 12, 2022As the new Associate Director of Financial Aid at WSSU, McLean will lead the office's outreach efforts and serve as the point of contact for students in special populations like the band or athletic teams.
September 28, 2022With great disappointment, we announce that due to the anticipated severe weather for this coming weekend and out of an abundance of caution for our students, staff, alumni, and fans, all university-sanctioned homecoming activities will be canceled after noon on Friday, September 30.
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.
September 21, 2022
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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.
September 16, 2022
August 09, 2022The low- to no-cost programs, which have been available at WSSU for the past six years, serve to address the “summer slide” that many elementary children face. The high-quality instruction is designed by WSSU faculty and certified classroom teachers.
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.
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.
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 09, 2022STEM careers generate more than two trillion dollars in revenue, support 67 percent of jobs in the United States, and Winston-Salem State University is leading the charge to prepare the next generation of STEM leaders.
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.
April 01, 2022The PNC Entrepreneurial Fellows program, administered by the Winston-Salem State University Center of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (CFESI), is designed to help students learn critical aspects of new venture creation.
March 17, 2022Winston-Salem State University is engaging in an exciting new venture that will provide the opportunity for every student to graduate with both a degree and a business plan.
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.
WSSU Awarded $175,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to help improve adult college graduation rates in North Carolina
February 14, 2022
February 07, 2022The western campus of the North Carolina Governor’s school will have a new home beginning this summer, moving from High Point University, where it was located for the last three years, to Winston-Salem State University.
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.
February 02, 2022When Wanda White first saw the Adobe Digital Space at Clemson University a year or so ago, she knew Winston-Salem State University should have one.
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.
September 20, 2021Winston-Salem State University is excited to welcome supporters back to campus for sports and other community events. To keep all our patrons safe, we will implement additional Covid-19 safety protocols. These protocols will be effective immediately for all WSSU events.
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.
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.
April 30, 2021
Students and faculty affiliated with Winston-Salem State University’s Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) presented their research on COVID-19, spatial justice, and other key topics during a virtual departmental showcase on April 6, 2021.