News Articles Tagged "Features"

  • Meet the next DJs at WSSU

    April 19, 2018

    From DJ Trellz to DJ Diesel and Luke Nasty, there’s a long line of successful DJs who got their start working events as students on campus at WSSU.
  • From Brown Hall to DJ champ: WSSU grad now a successful DJ

    April 19, 2018

    Montrell Davis, known as DJ Trellz,  is now one of a long line of successful DJs from WSSU. He started his journey as a freshman at WSSU.
  • WSSU sisters take on nursing together

    April 04, 2018

    Tavoria and Taneshia Poole, the oldest of seven children from Jacksonville, are setting the bar for their younger siblings as they pursue nursing degrees at WSSU. 

  • Take a Black History Month tour of WSSU

    February 16, 2018

    Over the past 125 years, WSSU has evolved from a one-room frame structure into an academic powerhouse with more than 39 buildings located on 117 acres. In celebration of Black History Month, follow us as we take you on a tour of the sites on campus.

  • To Rams, with Love: Couples who met at WSSU

    February 12, 2018

    WSSU has more than a few love stories. For Valentine’s Day, WSSU News brings you seven love stories that began right here at WSSU.

  • 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.
  • Agreement assures recent WSSU grad a path to doctorate program

    December 13, 2017

    Alexis McCrea is the first WSSU graduate to take advantage of the Early Assurance Program, which offers guaranteed admission into WSSU’s highly competitive doctor of physical therapy program for students who meet specific criteria.
  • 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.

  • Miss WSSU competing for spot in Ebony magazine

    December 12, 2017

    Miss Winston-Salem State University is one of 75 HBCU campus queens competing for a spot in Ebony’s 2017-18 HBCU Campus Queens Contest.
  • 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.


  • Video: Don't miss the WSSU Holiday Concert

    November 22, 2017

    WSSU's Department of Music will present the annual WSSU Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at K.R. Williams Auditorium on WSSU's campus.
  • 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.

  • Video: WSSU Ram, UNCSA Pickle team up for Homecoming video

    October 18, 2017

    Mascots from the two Winston-Salem-based University of North Carolina institutions teamed up for a short film to promote WSSU’s 2017 Homecoming.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • WSSU’s long list of firsts

    September 15, 2017

    WSSU has a long list of firsts. In 1925, it became the first Black college in the nation to award bachelor’s degrees in elementary education.
  • Honoring 8 Rams who changed history

    September 14, 2017

    Their achievements are so notable that we can feel their impact today.
  • 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.


  • Video: WSSU students witness 2017 eclipse

    August 21, 2017

    Hundreds of students, ready with special viewing glasses, look up to the sky to view the historic eclipse. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Video: These nursing scholars are headed to Duke

    May 17, 2017

    These three WSSU scholars are ready to become nurse scientist.
  • WSSU student wins national award

    March 29, 2017

    A WSSU student has received a national award for her work helping fellow non-traditional students.
  • WSSU announces winners of $2,500 Tom Joyner/Toyota Foundation scholarships

    March 23, 2017

    Four full-time students at WSSU were selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from a donation from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and the Tom Joyner Foundation.

  • WSSU’s DPT program a 100 percent success

    March 02, 2017

    Recent graduates of Winston-Salem State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program have received a perfect 100 percent first-time passage rate on their licensure exams, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy recently announced.

  • 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.

  • Dr. James Pope: A professor on the move

    November 01, 2016

    “The primary thing that motivates me is my extreme dislike of racism, colonialism and imperialism,” a reflective James (my father is known as Pope) shares. “There is a mantra that I was taught and live by: Your thoughts become words. Words become action. Actions become habits. Habits become character. Character becomes destiny.”

  • Emmy-nominated professor honored by consideration

    September 29, 2016

    It’s not everyday that anyone can say, “I have been nominated for an Emmy Award.” But, a Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) associate professor of music can say that. Even though the entry he was associated with did not win, just getting the nomination was a big deal.

  • The Pungus: A Family of nurses

    September 22, 2016

    Three women, originally from the Congo, are connected by blood and also by their desire to help people. Mother, sister and aunt are all pursuing their Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degrees at Winston-Salem State University.

  • Brandon Murphy: Making noise in financial world

    September 09, 2016

    When Brandon Murphy ’10, arrived on Winston-Salem State University’s campus from Leland, N.C., in 2006 as a Chancellor’s Scholar, he knew that a career in finance was what he wanted to pursue.

  • 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.