Joyner Honored by Charlotte City Council

This post was originally published on this siteCharlotte, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Longtime Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball coach Stephen Joyner, Sr. was honored by the Charlotte City Council for achieving 500 career coaching wins during the most recent city council meeting on Monday evening at the Charlotte Government Center. Joined by the […]

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Mark Sherrill to be Inducted Into John B. McClendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame

This post was originally published on this siteCharlotte, N.C. (Dec. 21, 2015) – Longtime Johnson C. Smith assistant men’s basketball coach and former Golden Bulls standout Mark Sherrill will be inducted into the John B. McClendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame, it was announced by the league today.  The formal induction ceremony be held at […]

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Grads of Historically Black Colleges Have Well-Being Edge vs Non-HBCU Grads

 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. are battling a number of challenges, including declining enrollment numbers and lower-than-average graduation and retention rates. 

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JCSU Men Finish 11th at CIAA Cross Country Championship

The Johnson C. Smith Men’s Cross Country team finished 11th in the 2015 CIAA Cross Country Championships held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on Thursday morning.Senior Waynee Hyman (Warwick, N.Y.) led the way for JCSU, finishing the 8K course in 23rd with a 30:48.

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Corrine Brown introduces bill to boost HBCU funding

Representative Corrine Brown, an alumnus of Florida A & M, has a clear understanding of the importance of historically black colleges and universities, and to that end, her Land Grant Opportunity Act, introduced on Monday, is intended to redress funding inequities. 
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Volleyball Falls on Senior Night

In the first set, JCSU (3-16) lead throughout, bolting to a 13-8 lead.  The JCSU lead would then balloon to 15-9 following a kill from senior Salesse Stovall (Roanoke, Va.).  The Golden Bulls would increase the lead to 23-15 on a Gracyn Doctor (Charleston, S.C.) kill.  Doctor would close out the set on a kill, giving the Golden Bulls the 25-16 win.
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Why HBCUs Matter: By The Numbers

Black graduates of historically black colleges and universities feel more attached to the mission of, and relationships forged at their schools than black graduates of predominantly white institutions, according to a survey of more than 55,000 African American college graduates released yesterday by Gallup.
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Are School Shootings Killing HBCUs?

College homecomings and encouraging studies about African Americans graduating from high school being more likely to attend college than other races, was over shadowed by more school shootings and other violence on or near Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 
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Shaw Drops JCSU, 3-0

Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2015) – The Johnson C. Smith University volleyball team fell behind early to Shaw University 6-1 in set one and fell to the visiting Bears 3-0 (10-25, 20-25, 26-28) in a CIAA Southern Divisional match on Monday evening in Brayboy Gym.
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CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8

Thomas added three more interceptions in a 17-10 homecoming win over Shaw. He had 67 return yards and tallied four tackles against the Bears. He has had seven interceptions over the past two games, including last week’s CIAA record breaking performance. He has 10 INTs on the season.
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