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WSSU Chancellor receives coronavirus vaccine, encourages community to do the same

Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on camera during Novant Health visit. The vaccine was administered by WSSU alumna Panissa Caldwell, director of clinical central operations at Novant Health Medical Group.

Robinson, who is an advocate for the vaccine, hopes to relieve some of the fear around the vaccine and be an example of how easy it is to get vaccinated.

“I think it’s so important today for every single citizen in this country to get vaccinated,” says Robinson.

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WSSU offers free textbooks to all undergraduate students

Winston-Salem State University has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement BNC First Day® Complete, a course material delivery model that will drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of class.

First Day® Complete, an innovative course material delivery model, addresses equitable access, convenience, and affordability across all courses at an institution by bundling the cost of course materials into tuition and ensuring students have all their materials for the semester available on or before the first day of class. WSSU will cover all associated expenses so that no additional costs will be passed on to students.

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WSSU Study Shows Minorities, Disabled Face Even Greater Health Care Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic

It is no secret that underserved segments of the population … minorities and the disabled … face serious barriers when it comes to health care in this country.

A team of Winston-Salem State University faculty members – Dr. Tammara Thomas, Dr. Keisha Rogers, and Dr. Felicia Simpson – recently concluded research that showed those barriers were even more pervasive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Young alumna, 25, establishes scholarship

When it comes to skin-care products, Ajane Pridgen has always been a bit of a hobbyist, experimenting and making creams and lotions and hair-care products that worked well for her. Even during her four years at Winston-Salem State University, she found time to dabble in this diversion.

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