July 12, 2021
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.
July 07, 2021
Back in the fall of 2019, LaMonica Sloan Wilhelmi and senior staff members at Winston-Salem State University were brainstorming, searching for ideas to help provide more career development options for students.
The innovative ideas from that session laid the groundwork for what turned into a $1.2 million Job Corps Scholars Program on the WSSU campus that will provide intensive two-year career preparation for 40 community members a year.
WSSU Study Shows Minorities, Disabled Face Even Greater Health Care Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2021
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.
June 23, 2021When 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.
May 26, 2021
Sometimes to move forward, you need to look back, or at least that’s according to the old adage.
It certainly rings true for Laura Garner, aquatics director at Winston-Salem State University.
May 26, 2021
Taylor Adams is a big fan of Coming To America, the 1988 comedy blockbuster starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
The Winston-Salem State University senior may be an even bigger fan of Coming 2 America after getting to interview the stars of the recently released sequel.
April 14, 2021They’ve been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait. Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound Marching Band just unveiled their new uniforms.
March 29, 2021
WSSU alum Tristen Johnson'16 becomes first lieutenant in the newly minted United States Space Force.
March 29, 2021
The S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation has been awarded a grant by the Small Business Administration to establish the 6th Women’s Business Center in North Carolina and the second at a North Carolina historically black university.
March 17, 2021Winston-Salem State University’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) kicked off their planning process on Feb. 26. Their goal is to develop a realistic and measurable Strategic Plan 2021-26 that is in place by September.
March 08, 2021
WSSU-Novant Health Physical Therapy Neurologic Clinical Residency Program receives full accreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. WSSU is the first HBCU in the nation to offer a fully accredited PT residency program.
February 11, 2021WSSU’s newly launched Virtual Experience offers an innovative way to explore the campus without leaving home.
February 10, 2021
Marquia James became a part of history when she added her makeup artistry to Vice President Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover look last month. Read more as James gives an inside look at her evolution as a makeup artist, her memories of WSSU and what’s in store for 2021.
January 29, 2021WSSU kicks off its spring semester with the return of Future Focus Now and two appearances on national television.
January 27, 2021WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on camera during Novant Health visit.
January 27, 2021
Former teacher, mentor, school administrator, school board member and Winston-Salem State University alumnus Victor “Vic” Johnson Jr.’61 dies of COVID-19 at age 85.
January 15, 2021On Monday, January 18, Winston-Salem State University, along with others across the nation, will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – as we have done for over thirty years.
January 14, 2021WSSU, UNCSA and Wake Forest University to celebrate MLK Day with joint virtual read-in day on Saturday, Jan. 23.
December 19, 2020
Mona Zahir, WSSU’s 2016-17 student body president, was recently awarded the U.S. Department of State Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
December 16, 2020
As the first year of this new decade comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most memorable WSSU news stories.
December 15, 2020
WSSU receives $30 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
December 11, 2020WSSU’s Million Dollar Match campaign exceeded its $2 million goal by more than 60 percent - providing almost $3.4 million for student scholarships.
December 07, 2020WSSU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling receives a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Service Administration, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
December 07, 2020
WSSU welcomed over 60 new Heritage Society members during a virtual induction ceremony on Dec. 3.
November 24, 2020WSSU graduate and former Rams quarterback Miles Timmons joins Reynolds American's Global Graduate Program, a year-long training program designed to give recent graduates international exposure and fast-track their global careers.
November 19, 2020WSSU has the no. 1 most affordable no GRE master’s in healthcare administration online program
November 12, 2020WSSU’s Office of International Programs to celebrate International Education Week virtually, Nov. 16 - 20, to bring awareness to the art, culture, and perspectives of its international students and partners.
WSSU, N.C. A&T discuss the implications of racial trauma on educator preparation during joint town hall
November 02, 2020
WSSU and North Carolina A&T education departments held a joint virtual town hall meeting to discuss the implication of racial trauma on educator preparation on Oct. 27.
October 30, 2020
NBA star and WSSU student Chris Paul teamed up with WSSU Student Government Association to organize “March to the Polls Pt. 2,” on Oct. 27.
September 23, 2020Winston-Salem State University will honor its 128th year and founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins with a virtual celebration on Sept. 28.
September 02, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams had several goals when she stepped into her new leadership role as the associate dean of education. WSSU News caught up with her to discuss her mission, goals and personal experiences. Here are eight questions with... Dr. Ereka Williams.
August 25, 2020
Elizabeth Barker Johnson’49, World War II Army Veteran and the first woman to enroll in the university on a GI Bill, passed away on Aug. 23 at the age of 100.
June 18, 2020
Based on guidance from public health officials, feedback from our alumni, and our overriding concern for the health and well-being of the Ram Family, WSSU has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Homecoming event.
May 27, 2020WSSU has named Amir Henry to be the next Director of Police and Public Safety, succeeding Chief Patricia Norris, who retired in December 2019. His appointment will be effective on July 1, 2020.
May 19, 2020Former lawmaker, educator, activist, and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alumnus Larry Womble dies after a period of declining health.
May 19, 2020Former lawmaker, educator, activist, and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alumnus Larry Womble dies after a period of declining health.
May 08, 2020Check out WSSU's newest class of graduates. Here's a look at where a few students from the class of 2020 are headed.
May 08, 2020In a report recently released by Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, and his students, WSSU proves to be a vital pipeline of economic opportunity.
May 04, 2020Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson's radio show, Future Focus, is back on a new platform with a new name: Future Focus Now.
April 28, 2020World War II veteran and WSSU alumna, Elizabeth Barker Johnson, will turn 100 on May 2. Johnson received local and national attention for walking in WSSU's 2019 commencement ceremony, 50 years after graduating from the institution.
April 22, 2020WSSU alumna Kayla Cummins’16 packed her bags and headed to New York City to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic during a time when the city was a hotspot for the virus. Check out eight questions with Kayla Cummins.
April 08, 2020WSSU Professor Scott J. Betz, chair of the Arts and Visual Studies Department, is the winner of the 2020 Board of Governors Teaching Award.
April 08, 2020WSSU offers Ram Relief funds to students affected by COVID-19
March 11, 2020
WSSU is competing for up to $50,000 in grants as part of Home Depot’s 2020 Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program.
February 26, 2020
Twelve future soldiers took the oath of enlistment on Winston-Salem State University’s campus during a mass Future Soldier Swearing-in Ceremony administered from space by Army astronaut Col. Andrew Morgan on Feb. 26.
February 25, 2020
Haley Gingles will be joining WSSU’s Office of Integrated Marketing Communications as the Director of Communications and Media Relations effective March 2, 2020.
February 14, 2020
A community commemoration vigil will be held in downtown Winston-Salem to mark the 60th anniversary of the event. The event is free and open to the public.
February 06, 2020Check out how you can celebrate Black History Month with WSSU the month of February
February 05, 2020
Business 40 reopens as Salem Parkway after being unavailable to motorists for nearly two years.
January 22, 2020WSSU wins four awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in this year’s regional competition recognizing the best communications and engagement from educational institutions.
January 21, 2020Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University collaborate to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 20 year anniversary of their partnership.
January 13, 2020
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named one of the ten most dominant leaders of 2020 by HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF).
December 18, 2019A conference room in Hill Hall is now named in honor of alumni donors Chris and Gwen Wilson in September. Here are eight questions with Chris Wilson '83.
December 12, 2019WSSU's Police and Public Safety building to be renamed in honor of first female chief of police.
December 03, 2019
Alexis McCrea ‘17 will make history as the first WSSU student to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through the Early Assurance Program.
November 27, 2019WSSU Alumna Sloane Holmes inspires international travel with passport sponsorships.
November 21, 2019Two university alumni have been named to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation Board of Directors.
November 21, 2019Leaders were elected during the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 20.
November 20, 2019
WSSU is again joining thousands of organizations across the globe in participating in Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. Here are five things you should know.
November 19, 2019The grants will pay for tuition, stipends and professional development activities for students in WSSU's master's in rehabilitation counseling program.
November 18, 2019Taylor Walker, the 80th Miss WSSU, and Kambre Stephens, the 46th Mr. WSSU, need your votes as they compete for a feature in Ebony magazine.
November 18, 2019
Here are 8 questions with ... Weyling White. White will be sworn in next month as the first African American mayor of his hometown of Ahoskie, a northeastern North Carolina town with a population of about 5,000.
November 14, 2019The event, held during Homecoming, honors those who have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston.
November 08, 2019The segment featured a roundtable discussion with UNC Board of Governors members Harry Smith and Darrell Allison; Bill Roper, UNC System interim president; and six UNC System chancellors, including WSSU's Elwood L. Robinson.
November 07, 2019Etienne Thomas, director of athletics at Kentucky State University, has been named the next director of athletics at WSSU. She will be officially introduced at a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 7.
November 05, 2019WSSU commemorated its founding 127 years ago and founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins during the 2019 Founder’s Day Convocation.
November 05, 2019
Between the parties, the reunions and the game, Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 at WSSU had its share of unforgettable moments. As we close the book on this year’s event, WSSU News presents 10 must-see moments.
October 29, 2019From a new clear-bag policy to painting the town red, here's what you need to know about Forever Red: WSSU Homecoming 2019.
October 25, 2019Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and WSSU Police and Public Safety want to ensure that Homecoming is a safe experience for everyone. Here are some things to consider during your time at Homecoming events.
October 04, 2019As the university welcomes its largest freshman class since 2008, data also show that more students are seeing WSSU as a first choice institution.
October 04, 2019Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 will feature a new Halloween-themed community event, the Ram-O-Lantern.
October 01, 2019Fans can vote online through midnight on Saturday, Oct. 12, to send WSSU's Red Sea of Sound to the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta.
September 27, 2019The Rams will take on Saint Augustine’s Falcons at High Point's A.J. Simeon Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19.
September 24, 2019To celebrate WSSU’s birthday, University Advancement is challenging you to make an online gift of $18.92 to the Million Dollar Match Endowed Scholarship Fund. All gifts will be doubled.
September 20, 2019
ESPN "First Take" celebrates HBCU Week with a live show featuring the Red Sea of Sound, and WSSU surprises alumnus Stephen A. Smith with a scholarship.
September 18, 2019For the second consecutive year, WSSU is a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in recognition of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
September 13, 2019The Rams open their home schedule at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, against Catawba College. Here are seven things to watch for the game.
September 12, 2019A donor will match every dollar contributed or pledged for need-based endowed scholarships – up to $1 million – between now and Dec. 31.
September 11, 2019Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about WSSU's Million Dollar Match fundraiser.
September 10, 2019A new course is helping future educators at WSSU and Appalachian State University look at classrooms in a different way, with the goal of creating an environment in which all students thrive.
September 09, 2019Muralist Georgie Nakima ’15 designed and worked with campers over two days in July to create two colorful murals at Simon's Green Acre community garden at the Enterprise Center.
September 06, 2019To best ensure the safety of the campus community and the public, and to expedite entry into athletic venues, WSSU has adopted a clear-bag policy.
September 04, 2019WSSU's Red Sea of Sound (and Wake Forest University’s The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black made history during the halftime show at Wake Forest’s season-opener at BB&T Field.
September 03, 2019WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, who has spent nearly his entire career in service of HBCUs, will be inducted at a ceremony in Atlanta on Sept. 27.
August 19, 2019WSSU is the no. 1 public HBCU in the nation for value, according to Money magazine's 2019-20 rankings.
August 16, 2019WSSU's North Carolina Math and Science Network pre-college program and the School of Health Sciences have both received national recognition for their efforts to inspire a new generation to consider careers in STEM.
August 14, 2019The dean emerita for the School of Health Sciences at UNCG will step into the role while Dr. Peggy Valentine serves as interim chancellor of Fayetteville State University.
August 13, 2019Ramdition, WSSU's weeklong orientation for first-time freshmen, got underway on Sunday, Aug. 11.
August 13, 2019
A new study finds that WSSU has an annual economic impact of $494 million on the Piedmont Triad and generates more than 8,400 jobs.
August 08, 2019
Rams football, and men’s and women’s basketball will have a new broadcast home starting this fall, WSNC 90.5 FM, the university’s radio station.
August 06, 2019Jaylen Brown, a WSSU senior, was badly injured after a head-on car accident in December. The aspiring physical therapist hopes his experience will help him better understand his patients.
August 05, 2019WSSU’s social work program and the Diggs Gallery are named best among nation’s HBCUs for 2019. WSSU was a finalist for 10 of the awards, which are presented by HBCU Digest.
August 02, 2019WSSU has announced the appointment or reappointment of six trustees to the university’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. All will serve four-year terms.
July 30, 2019WSSU has also received several recent accolades for its nursing, healthcare management and art programs.
July 15, 2019Two recent WSSU art graduates recently took part in an art program at Yale University.
July 15, 2019GEMS academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a special two-week camp. Over the past 10 years, more than 1,500 girls have participated in the program.
July 15, 2019WSSU alumna who has served her alma mater as an advocate, fundraiser and volunteer in several capacities will serve as the interim director of alumni engagement at WSSU.
July 05, 2019
Alumni Montrell “DJ Trellz” Davis and Cornell W. Jones were both named to the HBCU Buzz "HBCU Top 30 Under 30" list.
July 05, 2019FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks spoke about how WSSU has used the power of broadband to create healthcare and educational opportunities during his remarks before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on June 12.
July 02, 2019Two new transfer agreements will create opportunities for Davidson County Community College graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology from WSSU.