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Reflections of a Future Physical Assistant

The Johnson C. Smith University HealthPlex was opened in 2012 to encourage healthier lifestyles at JCSU and in the North West Corridor, providing fitness equipment, fitness programs and applied health research. Of the 1742 registered participants, 594 were community members of the North West Corridor that now have free access to the HealthPlex’ facility and its programs. (more…)

Student Reflection: For the Love of Culture and Science

Inspired by the opportunity to further expand her interests in reusable energy, JCSU student, Deisy Esquivel spent her time conducting research at Old Dominion University this summer. In addition to learning about new scientific tools, Deisy also enjoyed exploring different spaces with her colleagues.  The biology major shared her academic and cultural experience with the Smith Institute.


Student Reflection: Life as a Federal Reserve Bank Intern

JCSU student Daniel Rocha Herrera spent his summer as an intern with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Herrera, a computer engineering major, secured the opportunity after Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond visited campus to find out why students chose to attend Johnson C. Smith University and why Innovo Scholars and Supporters participated in the program. Daniel reflects on his experience and shared it with Smith Institute.


Student Reflection: Q&A With Horane Holgate

Through a Smith Institute grant that Dr. Ruth Green received to mentor students in conducting research,  Horane Holgate received funding to present his work at the Southeastern Psychological Association’s Convention and Annual Meeting in Nashville and won one of three student regional awards at the conference.


When Passion Meets Perseverance

Innovo Scholar excited to work with entrepreneurs, mentors and professionals this summer.


The Other Side of Apathy

It was just last year that 21 year old Daniel Rocha Herrera tirelessly shoveled the sidewalks and sewers of Columbus, Georgia in the thick of the summer’s heat. (more…)

Continuing A Legacy of Service

JCSU student accepted into medical program at UNC Chapel Hill. (more…)