November 21, 2023
Oscar Ball III, Winston-Salem State University Class of 2009, is the creator of the 4th Quarter Scholarship Fundraiser. The event is a basketball game between current WSSU students and alumni and is held on the Sunday after each homecoming at the C.E. Gaines Center.
November 09, 2023
Healthcare Management’s Global Understanding Class will be collecting items for gift bags through Nov. 15 to be presented to the homeless population. The bags will be delivered to the Samaritan Ministry on Nov. 17.
October 25, 2023In the midst of homecoming hype, the lively celebrations and reunions, and unadulterated fun, there was a spirit of giving as alumni returned to the yard at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
September 20, 2023
What will be your motivation for participating in Winston-Salem State University’s annual Day of Giving on Sept. 28, Founder’s Day, as the institution celebrates its 131st birthday.
September 19, 2023
The couple, Prince David and Nancy Patterson Jernigan, both members of the WSSU Class of ’73, served and retired from extensive careers in public education; have raised tens of thousands of dollars for their alma mater over a span of 40 years; and most recently, established the Prince David and Nancy Patterson Jernigan Endowed Scholarship Fund.
May 16, 2023Winston-Salem State University recently honored the Forty Under 40 Class of 2023. These accomplished young alumni personify the WSSU mission of “Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve.”
January 17, 2023The board’s mission is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general well-being of the university and to support the financial needs of WSSU students.
November 30, 2022
Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.
Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.
November 01, 2022
The campus of Winston-Salem State University has become even more beautiful, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Home Depot Retool Your School initiative. Home Depot is dedicated to giving back to the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to honor what HBCUs bring to their communities “a strong foundation, renewed purposed and distinctive character.”
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, 2020
WSSU welcomed over 60 new Heritage Society members during a virtual induction ceremony on Dec. 3.
September 23, 2020WSSU raises more than $32,000 in three hours during HBCUniVersus virtual giving challenge with North Carolina Central University.
April 08, 2020WSSU offers Ram Relief funds to students affected by COVID-19
January 17, 2020
WSSU faculty, staff and administrators raised $33,040 during the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), nearly $13,000 more than last year.
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, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
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 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.
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 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.
April 18, 2019The alumni honorees gave back, raising more than $54,000 for scholarships for WSSU students, a record for the event.
April 11, 2019A $50,000 donation from The Chris Paul Family Foundation is helping Winston-Salem State University Athletics move closer to its spring fundraising goal.
April 08, 2019
For nearly 40 years, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has supported WSSU students through its scholarship program.
April 01, 2019The founders of Swing Phi Swing, along with hundreds of members of the organization returned to WSSU to commemorate the 50th anniversary and to dedicate a monument at the spot where the organization first started in 1969.
February 22, 2019WSSU student volunteers went to work on Tuesday, Feb. 19, restocking the shelves of the pantry, which provides in-need students with healthy, culturally appropriate emergency foods.
February 15, 2019For the third consecutive year, WSSU will partner with the SECU Foundation to provide financial support for students to pursue internships.
February 06, 2019You can help Miss Winston-Salem State University Christina Harris in her quest to become the next Miss CIAA and also support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
February 05, 2019
WSSU Foundation announces eight new members to the Board of Directors.
January 31, 2019After Faith Webber '17 passed away in a car accident, Singing Rams alumni rallied to keep her memory alive. An alumni scholarship that supports choir members has been renamed in honor of Webber.
January 24, 2019WSSU's faculty and staff donated nearly $28,000 for charities through the 2018 North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign or SECC.
January 17, 2019Alumni honorees will be recognized at a gala at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 13.
January 17, 2019Winston-Salem State University students met with Golden LEAF Foundation President Dan Gerlach during a campus luncheon on Monday, Jan. 14.
January 10, 2019
WSSU welcomed 17 new Heritage Society members during an induction ceremony on Dec. 4.
December 20, 2018Courtney Johnson, who has two young daughters, juggled full-time employment – working third shift – along with her responsibilities as a mother. She earned her degree in healthcare management in December.
December 13, 2018The Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis Graduation Fund will provide need-based scholarships for up to 40 students over the next three years.
December 05, 2018The WSSU Foundation has set a record for one-day giving for the university, raising more than $87,000 in 24 hours.
November 08, 2018Winston-Salem State University employees are once again being asked to give back through the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), which runs through Dec. 7.
October 30, 2018Student Miranda Legg collected more than 5,000 beauty and personal care empties to win national competition through Garnier.
September 19, 2018As North Carolina works to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, WSSU has established an emergency grant program to support students who have financial needs as a result of the storm.
September 17, 2018WSSU is the only HBCU to win the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
September 11, 2018Lorraine Hairston Morton ’38, a trailblazer who became the first African-American mayor of Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, passed away on Sept. 8.
July 02, 2018The Occupational Therapy Department at WSSU is examining 3D printing through a new transformative curriculum project.
July 02, 2018The scholarship will provide $1,250 per semester for five Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in their final year or semester of study.
July 02, 2018After more than 20 years, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has unveiled a new look for WSSU’s license plates that features the fierce new WSSU Ram mascot logo.
June 26, 2018The WSSU Foundation welcomed 133 golfers for the 18th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $40,340 for student scholarships.
June 21, 2018Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson is one of four higher-education leaders featured in a new e-book that offers best practices for student success and social mobility.
June 14, 2018
Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, senior director of planning and major giving at Norfolk State University, has been named vice chancellor for University Advancement at Winston-Salem State University.
June 11, 2018Architects have unveiled a long-term vision for WSSU’s campus that supports growth and offers enhanced amenities for students.
May 02, 2018A $50,000 gift from a Winston-Salem family is helping WSSU expand its emergency grant fund, which helps students who need assistance that cannot be provided through financial aid.
May 01, 2018April in review: WSSU News takes a look back at some of the big events.
April 16, 2018WSSU will use the investment for scholarships to address access to care and nursing shortages, and to enhance the division’s technology infrastructure.
March 01, 2018A federal grant will provide scholarships and support for graduate students, helping to increase the number of African Americans in STEM and allied health graduate programs.
February 27, 2018Family Fare Convenience Stores is investing in entrepreneurship with a $50,000 matching gift to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation.
February 20, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson participated in UNC-TV’s “Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy and Leadership” that aired on Feb. 19.
February 09, 2018WSSU faculty, staff and administrators again stepped up to help those in need, donating $20,743 during the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).
February 02, 2018Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services to residents in East Winston.
December 19, 2017As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) closes the book on its 125th year, WSSU News is taking a look at the top 10 news stories of the year.
November 16, 2017WSSU employees are once again being asked to give back through the annual State Employees Combined Campaign or SECC.
November 14, 2017Continually ranked among the top investments for college students, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is also a major economic engine in the local and regional economy. WSSU is responsible for pumping more than $233 million into the North Carolina economy, according to a study commissioned by UNCF.
October 27, 2017
WSSU has received a $25,000 gift from Reynolds American to support the university’s 125th anniversary.
October 16, 2017The donation, through the sorority’s scholarship and Think HBCU programs, will benefit students majoring in education or mass communications.
September 06, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is readying for a celebration 125 years in the making. The month of September is an opportunity for WSSU to share the university's historic milestones and achievements and also look to the future.
August 09, 2017
Isaac Moore has joined WSSU as the director of alumni engagement for the Division of Advancement. Moore comes to WSSU with a background in both higher-education and corporate management.
July 21, 2017
As WSSU commemorates its 125th anniversary, a new team is in place to help guide the celebration.
June 15, 2017
The School of Health Sciences at WSSU has received a $15,000 donation from the Averill Foundation to support simulation training.
May 04, 2017The Winston-Salem State University Foundation welcomed 100 golfers for the 17th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $45,571 for student scholarships.
April 22, 2017The WSSU Young Alumni Council celebrated young alumni and raised money for WSSU students at the Forty Under 40 Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, April 8, at the Benton Convention Center.
April 18, 2017WSSU faculty learned from AT&T executives how skills taught in the classroom help to prepare students to enter the workplace.
March 09, 2017
The Winston-Salem State University Foundation has received a $250,000 gift from Mike and Wendy Brenner that will create a distinguished faculty position in the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education.
March 08, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) trustees, Foundation board members and alumni visited high schools across North Carolina, surprising seniors with the news that they have received one of WSSU’s most prestigious scholarships.
February 14, 2017School of Health Sciences has been awarded a $47,000 grant from Islamic Relief Society USA (IRUSA) that will help improve and expand the free services that are provided at the school’s physical therapy and occupational therapy community clinics, held at the Community Care Center in Winston-Salem.
January 23, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $10,000 scholarship donation from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) in honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 11, 2017
Throughout his career, Dr. Casey Jones ’55 made an impact on the lives of students.
January 03, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) inducted 14 new members into the Heritage Society, established to honor individuals who have created a lasting legacy at the university by establishing an endowed fund or included the university in their estate plans.
December 13, 2016
Food Lion Feeds is again supporting Winston-Salem State University students through donations to the Rams Helping Hands Food Pantry.
December 12, 2016
At no cost to you, Amazon will donate .5 percent of the price of eligible purchases toward the Winston-Salem State University Foundation through AmazonSmile.
December 07, 2016
The Winston-Salem State University community has a long tradition of giving back to the community and helping those in need. That spirit of serving others was never more on display than during the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Since the beginning of the fall semester, faculty, staff and students have been asked to help those in need in our community. Every time, the Ram family stepped up to meet the challenge.
December 01, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has set another record for Giving Tuesday, raising more than $48,000 in 24 hours.
November 16, 2016
AT&T has awarded Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) $26,000 that will provide scholarships to help students stay on track and graduate.
September 26, 2016
When Zipporah Foster, a senior at Winston-Salem State University, interviewed for a research position at the university, she says she was prepared for any question, even the dreaded, “What is your biggest weakness?”
August 08, 2016
Winston-Salem State University announced today BB&T has given $125,000 to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation for academic scholarships for students. The gift will be used to create the Cynthia A. Williams Endowed Scholarship for undergraduates who have declared a major in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.