WSSU celebrates faculty excellence in research and teaching at annual banquet
May 12, 2023
On May 1, 2023 Winston-Salem State University celebrated its Faculty Awards and Research and Sponsored Program Banquet. WSSU honored faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, and procuring grant funding.
WSSU student Rajah Caruth to be featured in RiverRun International Film Festival
April 19, 2023
WSSU Motorsports Management student Rajah Caruth is the focus of Jack Gordon's “Outside Line,” a documentary short film. Making its North Carolina debut at the RiverRun International Film Festival, the film chronicles Caruth’s journey from virtual racing driver to professional driver in NASCAR’s national touring series.
WSSU Provost Graham names Dr. Montrale Boykin as the Interim Dean of the Graduate College
December 05, 2022
After an internal search process, I am pleased to announce the interim appointment of Dr. Montrale Boykin as the interim Dean of the Graduate College effective December 1, 2022. Dr. Boykin’s appointment is for one year. We will conduct a national search for a permanent dean during the 2023 calendar year. Dr. Boykin previously served as the co-chairperson of the Department of Health Care Management in the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University since 2012.
WSSU ranks high on national lists in 2022-23
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.
WSSU students make an impact with a march to the polls
November 01, 2022
On October 25 Winston-Salem State University’s Political Action Committee in conjunction with Black Voters Matter and Common Cause organized a march to the polls that brought out over 200 students and trended on the @blackvotersmtr Twitter account with over 394,000 views.
WSSU employee honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence
October 25, 2022
Winston-Salem State University employee Tiffany Turner Lynch was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Efficiency and Innovation.
Homecoming 2022 Cancellations
September 28, 2022With great disappointment, we announce that due to the anticipated severe weather for this coming weekend and out of an abundance of caution for our students, staff, alumni, and fans, all university-sanctioned homecoming activities will be canceled after noon on Friday, September 30.
WSSU Powerhouse Red and White Cheerleaders featured in Ciaras video for JUMP
July 08, 2022On an early spring morning, nine cheerleaders and their coaches, NeSheila Washington and Tevin Allen, arrived at the set in Los Angeles, California.
WSSU cheerleader Destiny Martin named brand ambassador for Champion "Get It Girl" campaign
May 03, 2022Martin said of the most satisfying parts of this process wasn't the fact that she was picked, but that cheerleaders were chosen for the campaign along with other college athletes.
Introducing Brilliance Lab
March 17, 2022Winston-Salem State University is engaging in an exciting new venture that will provide the opportunity for every student to graduate with both a degree and a business plan.
Role as Adobe Ambassador on WSSU campus gave Thompson an advantage when she began career search
February 22, 2022When Martasia Thompson walked across the stage at Winston-Salem State University’s graduation last May, she was prepared to walk into a career. And she did.
Alumnus and entrepreneur David Butler found inspiration at WSSU
February 14, 2022Winston groomed me professionally, it groomed me personally. It was super formative and transformative. I had a lot of real-world experiences there. It wasn’t only what I was doing in the classroom, it was a well-rounded experience that helped me.
Wall named chief of staff
October 03, 2021Letitia C. Wall has been named chief of staff and operations officer for Winston-Salem State University’s Office of the Chancellor.
Isom named chief audit risk and compliance officer
October 03, 2021
Rod Isom has been elevated to chief audit risk and compliance officer at Winston-Salem State University, effective immediately.
Gingles named chief marketing officer
October 03, 2021
Haley Gingles has been appointed chief marketing officer (CMO) at Winston-Salem State University.
Woodley Named Director of Alumni Engagement
September 21, 2021
Thesha Woodley has been appointed director of alumni engagement for Winston-Salem State University, where she will lead the creation of programs and services to effectively manage and sustain relationships with the over 30,000 alumni.
WSSU offers free textbooks to all undergraduate students
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.
Persisting After the Verdict
April 21, 2021With the guilty verdicts handed to ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd may come a variety of emotions within in our campus community.
WSSU rehabilitation counseling, on the road for recovery with new community support mobile unit
March 31, 2021WSSU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling will be hitting the road with a new Behavioral and Health Community Support Unit (BeHCU).
Letter from Chancellor Robinson: We Stand Against Hate
March 22, 2021The unfortunate increase in violent incidents against our Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander citizens has been alarming. The level of cruelty demonstrated is heartbreaking and should give each of us pause to reflect upon who we are as a community.
STARTALK Chinese Language Program is back with new virtual format
March 08, 2021
WSSU Department of World Languages and Culture will now offer the STARTALK intensive Chinese summer program in a digital format. Beginning July 12, the three-week program that explores the Mandarin language and Chinese culture will be available to high school and college students from anywhere in the world.
WSSU receives 2021-22 Military Friendly School designation
March 03, 2021
WSSU has been recognized once again as a Top 10 Military Friendly School for its caring and supportive learning environment for veteran and military students.
WSSU kicks off February with national appearances
January 29, 2021WSSU kicks off its spring semester with the return of Future Focus Now and two appearances on national television.
WSSU Chancellor receives coronavirus vaccine, encourages community to do the same
January 27, 2021WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on camera during Novant Health visit.
WSSU receives $30 million gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
December 15, 2020
WSSU receives $30 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
WSSU raises $3.3 million for student financial aid
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.
WSSU justice studies students created Ronnie Long Project, campaigned for exoneration of wrongly-convicted N.C. man
December 07, 2020WSSU justice studies faculty and students help exonerate Ronnie Long, a North Carolina man who served 44 years in prison after being wrongly convicted.
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.
NBA star Chris Paul teams up with fellow Rams to encourage early voting
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.
WSSU awarded $1.5M grant to establish new Center for Applied Data Science
September 03, 2020WSSU has been awarded a $1.5 million grant funded through the UNC ROI to establish an applied data science center.
Former teacher named associate dean of education at WSSU
July 31, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams joins WSSU as the associate dean of education, quality assurance, and community engagement as of July 1.
WSSU student receives unexpected job opportunity on golf course
July 26, 2020
Justin Ross, a business administration major, finance minor from Philadelphia, has secured a full-time, post-graduation job with Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies.
School of Health Sciences program helps community stay balanced during pandemic
July 21, 2020Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences offers its fall prevention program virtually.
Six WSSU students become You Can Vote Civics Fellows
July 02, 2020
Six WSSU students accepted into the North Carolina You Can Vote Civics Fellowship Program, an eight-week program that develops community leaders that educate, register and mobilize voters.
WSSU cancels Homecoming 2020
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.
School of Health Sciences secures over $5 million in grants to support students
June 17, 2020
WSSU’s School of Health Sciences has secured just over $5 million in grants to directly support students in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Occupational Therapy departments.
WSSU Career Services secures $1.1 million Job Corps grant
June 02, 2020
WSSU Job Corps Scholars Program has secured a U.S Department of Labor Job Corps Scholars grant for $1,186,900. The grant will allow the university to enroll 40 students per year in an intensive two-year career preparation program.
WSSU sees 15% increase in Summer I enrollment
May 18, 2020Despite a global pandemic, summer session enrollment at WSSU has reached its highest level in at least five years. More than 1,500 students are registered for Summer I this year — a 15% increase from last year.
WSSU’s RN to BSN program ranks No. 1 in nation
May 08, 2020WSSU’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is now the best in the nation after being ranked no. 3 in 2019.
WSSU to honor the class of 2020 with virtual celebration
April 29, 2020WSSU will celebrate the hard work and achievements of the class of 2020 with an online celebration, “Virtual Voices: The Class of 2020,” that will be available at noon on Friday, May 8.
World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday
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.
WSSU offers Ram Relief funds to students affected by COVID-19
April 08, 2020WSSU offers Ram Relief funds to students affected by COVID-19
Future soldiers sworn-in from space at WSSU
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.
WSSU, WFU honor Winston-Salem sit-in participants
February 25, 2020More than 200 Winston-Salem residents gathered to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Winston-Salem sit-in on Sunday, Feb. 23.
Haley Gingles joins WSSU as Director of Communications and Media Relations
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.
WSSU, WFU mark 60th anniversary of Winston-Salem sit-ins with community event
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.
Healthy relationships and the psychology of the heart
February 14, 2020Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, a faculty expert in relationship formation and maintenance, sheds some light on the importance of healthy relationships and their effect on college students’ mental, academic and physical health.
Celebrate Black History Month with WSSU
February 06, 2020Check out how you can celebrate Black History Month with WSSU the month of February
WSSU, Wake Forest celebrates 20th anniversary of MLK Day partnership
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.
WSSU ranks high in giving during 2019 SECC campaign
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.
WSSU: A decade of progress
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
24-year-old will become WSSU’s first early assurance DPT graduate
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.
Alumna helping WSSU students see the world
November 27, 2019WSSU Alumna Sloane Holmes inspires international travel with passport sponsorships.
Two alumni named to WSSU Foundation board
November 21, 2019Two university alumni have been named to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation Board of Directors.
Psychology student is first from WSSU to attend HRC HBCU summit
November 21, 2019Ericka Hurt recently became the first WSSU student to participate in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) annual HBCU Leadership Summit.
In Brief: New leadership for WSSU's Board of Trustees announced
November 21, 2019Leaders were elected during the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 20.
WSSU Giving Tuesday: 5 Things You Should Know
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.
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling receives $1.75 million in DOE grants
November 19, 2019The grants will pay for tuition, stipends and professional development activities for students in WSSU's master's in rehabilitation counseling program.
Miss and Mr. WSSU competing for spot in Ebony magazine
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.
Kudos for November: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements
November 18, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for November 2019.
WSSU alumnus to become first African American mayor of Ahoskie
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.
School of Health Sciences honors eight 2019 Healthcare Legends of East Winston
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.
2 WSSU students named Forbes Under 30 scholars
November 14, 2019The students were among the 1,000 high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from across the country selected to attend the Forbes Under 30 summit.
WSSU featured on UNC-TV program
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.
14 WSSU students attend TMCF Leadership Institute
November 07, 2019Fourteen WSSU students were selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) 19th annual Leadership Institute.
Etienne Thomas named athletic director at WSSU
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.
Letter from Chancellor Robinson – New Athletic Director Named
November 06, 2019Etienne M.H. Thomas will be joining the Ram Family as the new director of athletics for Winston-Salem State University.
Alumni honored at WSSU’s 2019 Founder’s Day Convocation
November 05, 2019WSSU commemorated its founding 127 years ago and founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins during the 2019 Founder’s Day Convocation.
10 Unforgettable Moments from WSSU Homecoming 2019
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.
Twins are earning their MBAs together
November 03, 2019Twin sisters Jessica and Julia Short say WSSU's MBA program is helping them learn more about each other.
WSSU Homecoming 2019 is under way: Here’s what you need to know
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.
Statement from WSSU Police: Homecoming 2019 Safety
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.
Kudos for October: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements
October 15, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for October 2019.
WSSU police investigate social media threat, suspect charged
October 09, 2019WSSU police have charged a Vance County man after receiving reports of a social media threat against the university.
WSSU becoming a first choice university
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.
Homecoming 2019 celebrates what it means to be a Ram
October 04, 2019Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 will feature a new Halloween-themed community event, the Ram-O-Lantern.
Help send the Red Sea of Sound to the 2020 Honda Battle of the Bands
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.
High Point, WSSU announce Furniture City Gridiron Classic
September 27, 2019The Rams will take on Saint Augustine’s Falcons at High Point's A.J. Simeon Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Ramily, ESPN honor Stephen A. Smith
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.
WSSU receives national diversity award for second year in a row
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.
WSSU football 2019: Here are 7 things to know
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.
WSSU launches Million Dollar Match fundraiser
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.
Million Dollar Match: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
September 11, 2019Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about WSSU's Million Dollar Match fundraiser.
WSSU, Appalachian partner to provide social justice course for future teachers
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.
Kudos for September: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements
September 09, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for September 2019.
Alumna helps art grow at community garden
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.
WSSU adopts clear bag policy
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.
WSSU, Wake Forest bands perform together for the first time
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.
Chancellor Robinson to join National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame's 2019 class
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.
Applications open for Spatial Justice Fellows grant program
August 27, 2019Through the program, up to four fellows will be selected and receive a stipend of up to a $2,500 to focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
Erin Lynch named associate provost of scholarship, research and innovation
August 27, 2019Dr. Erin Lynch, who most recently served as a research director at Tennessee State University, has been named the associate provost for the scholarship, research and innovation.
WSSU is Money magazine’s top-ranked public HBCU for 2019-20
August 19, 2019WSSU is the no. 1 public HBCU in the nation for value, according to Money magazine's 2019-20 rankings.
WSSU receives 2 Inspiring Programs in STEM awards
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.
Hooper named interim School of Health Sciences dean
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.
WSSU welcomes class of 2023
August 13, 2019Ramdition, WSSU's weeklong orientation for first-time freshmen, got underway on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Study finds WSSU’s annual impact on Triad is nearly $500 million
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.
New ranking: WSSU’s RN-to-BSN #3 online program in nation
August 13, 2019WSSU's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program has received another accolade.
Rams football, basketball returning to WSNC 90.5 FM
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.
Student finds strength after car accident
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.
School of Health Sciences receives $147,000 grant to launch fall prevention program
August 05, 2019The fall prevention program will be introduced at fall screening screenings at four YMCA of Northwest North Carolina locations starting on Aug. 7