There are certain HBCU campuses we easily identify as money-makers in the research and development fields. Florida A&M, Howard, Morehouse School of Medicine, North Carolina A&T, Alabama A&M, Jackson State, Delaware State, University of the Virgin Islands, Tennessee State, and Tuskegee were the top-ranked HBCUs in research spending in 2016, all placing in the top 300 nationally.
Winston-Salem State University
From a 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.
Winston-Salem State University is the highest-ranked institution among several historically black colleges listed among the nation’s best at advancing students to higher levels of economic capacity.
Winston-Salem State’s Thursday football practice ended with the usual instructions, for the most part. Players were told to get their rest before Friday’s bus trip to Richmond, what to wear on the bus and to bring their books.
Winston-Salem State University will examine challenges and possibilities for economic development in the eastern part of its city and throughout Forsyth County, thanks in part to a $3 million grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Center for Advancing Opportunity.
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will welcome the Class of 2021 this weekend.
With more than 950 students expected, WSSU’s freshmen class is again the largest since 2008. Freshmen enrollment has increased 27 percent since 2012.
Less than a month after protests and criticism forced the removal of three public historically black colleges and universities from a controversial tuition-reduction bill proposal in North Carolina, the bill’s author says that two HBCUs are ‘begging’ to be added back into the bill’s language in the face of falling enrollment projections.
More than 66 percent of North Carolina residents voted for a $2 billion bond initiative to provide new facilities and programmatic support for college and universities throughout the state, a measure that will bring public black colleges more than $190 million in new and renovation construction.
A new agreement between Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Bennett College – both historically black institutions – is designed to help improve diversity in health care fields in North Carolina.
Several public historically black colleges have been named to a national pilot program which seeks to redefine the first-year experience for college students.
Fayetteville State University, Harris-Stowe State University, North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University are all part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ ‘Re-Imagining the First Year’ program, a three-year initiative designed to increase retention and graduation rates for freshmen and continuing education students through intervention and monitoring.
“We are honored for Harris-Stowe State University to be selected as one of 44 AASCU institutions to participate in the “Re-Imagine the First Year” project, which will help us continue to improve our graduation rates and augment overall student success,” said Harris-Stowe State President Dwaun Warmack. “As an urban HBCU we have been committed to providing access and higher educational opportunities for underserved students.
By: John Dell – Winston-Salem Journal
Stephen A. Smith doesn’t mind putting his money where his mouth is when making a point on his ESPN show “First Take.”
Smith also made a point Saturday morning at a Winston-Salem State fund-raising breakfast by committing $50,000 toward his alma mater for each of the next five years.
A Winston-Salem State University 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.