Pamela Jennings

Pamela Jennings to serve as new director of CDI

After a year-long search, the Center for Design Innovation (CDI) has hired a new director to lead the multi-campus collaboration. Learn more here.

A new data tool being used to identify the earnings of Triad area college graduates is likely to be more utilized by future students to determine where they will go to college and what they are likely to major in. Read more here.

For some the purchase of Bowman Gray Stadium by WSSU is long overdue. But, apparently the process is moving forward. Learn more here.

The Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association has elected a new leader. Learn about Dr. Patti Sanders-Smith here.

Dr. Angelou shared her pearls of wisdom during an event in her honor at WSSU.

Dr. Angelou shared her pearls of wisdom during an event in her honor at WSSU.

The passing of Dr. Maya Angelou on Wednesday, May 28, sparked immediate reaction from thousands of people across the country and around the world.

WSSU Chancellor Donald J. Reaves was among many who shared their thoughts and memories about this towering figure in the history of humanity.

“All of us at Winston-Salem State University are truly saddened by the passing of Dr. Angelou.  One of her greatest gifts to the university was her deep caring for our students that she demonstrated by serving as a mentor and an inspiration to many of them,” said Reaves.  “For several years, she was the keynote speaker for our freshman convocation program and even worked with one class from the time they came to campus through their senior year.  She paid close attention to their academic and their personal progress and made sure they knew she was watching them.”

“I had the good fortune to meet Dr. Angelou shortly after I arrived in Winston-Salem and had maintained contact with her over the years.  So, this is a personal loss for me as well as a loss for our campus, this community and this nation.  We are fortunate to know that her legacy will certainly continue to have impact and we appreciate her contributions to us and to all those whose lives she touched.”

Learn more here.

WSSU Holds First Commencement Exercise at Bowman Gray Stadium

By all accounts it was an historic event: the first WSSU Commencement to be held at Bowman Gray Stadium. More than 12,000 filled the stands to cheer on the 1,100 graduates participating in the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Learn more here. See more WSSU 2014 Commencement photos here.
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Avery Hubbard wanted to be a doctor at an early age before changing her goal to be a laboratory researcher focused on eradicating major diseases, a change she felt was the result of a predestined career journey that started very early in life  — a common theme among a number of the approximately 1,100 undergraduate [...]

A lot of people are wondering out loud about what is taking so long for WSSU to gain outright ownership of Bowman Gray Stadium and surrounding property. So is the Winston-Salem Journal. Read more here.

Tonia Walker Named New WSSU AD

Tonia Walker, associate director of athletics and senior woman administration at Winston-Salem State University, has been named the athletic director for the program effective immediately.
“Tonia has done an outstanding job in every role she has been given within the WSSU athletics program and has a wealth of knowledge of intercollegiate athletics beyond our campus,” said [...]

The Chancellor’s Search Committee at Winston-Salem State University will host three forums this week to allow for input into the search process including a forum for the community and alumni on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center on campus.
Parking on campus will be available [...]

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