In Brief: WSSU named a military spouse friendly university

February 22, 2017

Military Friendly Spouse SchoolFor the third time in four months, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received recognition for its support of military personnel.

Victory Media has designated WSSU a "2017 Military Spouse Friendly School,” ranking the university No. 7 in the country in the "public universities with more than 10,000 students" category. The award recognizes higher education institutions that actively recruit and support spouses of active duty service members.

“Military spouses are vital in their support of military personnel. The military life isn’t easy, and we want to ensure that the spouses receive the level of care that they deserve," said Joel Lee, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at WSSU. "We’re proud to support all facets of military education, and this award is re-enforcement of our efforts.” 

In December, WSSU was recognized by Victory Media with the "Top 10 Gold Military Friendly School Award," ranking as the “best of the best” among small public colleges and universities (less than 10,000 students). The award follows WSSU’s designation in November as a Military Friendly School for the second consecutive year.

The designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. WSSU scored high in all six categories of the survey, including a perfect 100 percent for culture and commitment. The list, a companion to the Military Friendly Schools list, will be featured in the April issue of Military Spouse Magazine.

C-SPAN bus visits WSSU

As part of C-SPAN's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) tour, the TV channel's bus made a stop at WSSU on Wednesday, Feb. 22.


During the tour, sponsored by Spectrum Cable, information was made available about student internship opportunities and programming. Also, as part of C-SPAN’s “Voices from the Road,” representatives from the news channel gathered video responses on Congress and the new administration in Washington, D.C., to share online.


The three-week HBCU tour included stops at is currently in eight states and Washington, D.C.

Save the Date: WSSU Golf Classic is April 28

Enjoy 18 holes of golf at Winston Lake Golf Course while supporting WSSU students at the 17th annual WSSU Golf Classic on Friday, April 28.

All proceeds from the event benefit the WSSU Foundation General Scholarship Fund. This year’s fundraising goal is $60,000.

The entry fee is $180 per person or $630 per four-person team and includes a cart, green fees, golf balls, souvenirs and lunch. Sponsorships also are available. The deadline for all entries is April 14. For sponsorship information or to sign up, please visit or contact Regina Craven at 336-750-3147 or The event is one of many planned in celebration of WSSU’s 125
th anniversary.

Hester a '40 Under 40' honoree

Dr. Nicholas Hester, interim director of student support services at WSSU, has been recognized as one of The Triad Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honorees.

Hester, 35, leads the BOSS program that supports students who are either first-generation college students, have disabilities or are from low-income families. Cool fact: He is also a
personal trainer who lost 81 pounds in just eight months. He was recognized at an event on Thursday, Feb. 16.


WSSU In Brief is compiled monthly from items posted in RamPages, WSSU’s official news blog.

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