Campus Life

Meis Family $100,000 Gift Helps Bridge the Gap at WSSU

Dec 13, 2018
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A $100,000 gift is helping Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students stay on track and graduate. A Winston-Salem couple have established the Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis Graduation Scholars Fund, which will provide $2,000 scholarships for 40 high-achieving juniors and seniors over the next three years.   For fall semester, 13 WSSU students received scholarships through the fund. “We thank Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis for their support of Winston-Salem State University students,” said Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, vice chancellor for University Advancement.

WSSU Giving Tuesday raises record $87,000

Dec 6, 2018
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The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Foundation has set a university record for one-day giving, raising more than $87,000 in 24 hours.

WSSU Giving Tuesday, which was held on Dec. 4, smashed this year’s goal of $50,000. The one-day event also set a Giving Tuesday record for the number of individual donors, with 837 alumni, faculty, staff and friends donating.

Isaac Moore, director of alumni engagement, said he and others in University Advancement knew the day was going to be big when the live tally showed $25,000 by 11 a.m.

Whitt-Glover Named Executive Director for Health Disparities Research Center

Dec 5, 2018
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Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in health disparities research, has been named the executive director for the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities (CEEHD) at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

Whitt-Glover joined WSSU in 2015 as a visiting scholar in the School of Health Sciences (SOHS) before becoming the interim director of the research center a year later.