The JCSU DC Alumni Chapter is hosting JCSU DC Alumni Week May 27-31.
Show your Golden Bull pride on social media
and hang out with fellow Smithites at a few virtual events!
Email Erica Hilton at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Wednesday, May 27
Represent Your Gold and Blue!
Wear a JCSU shirt, take a picture, and share it to social media with the hashtag #JCSUrepresent
JCSU DMV Alumni Meet & Greet
Incoming JCSU students are invited to a virtual Meet & Greet with a panel of JCSU DC alumni at 6 p.m. EST. #JCSUMeetandGreet
Thursday, May 28
JCSU Throwback Thursday
Post photos and memories from your time at JCSU on social media with the hashtag #JCSUthrowback
Friday, May 29
JCSU DC Alumni Happy Hour
Join the JCSU DC Alumni Chapter at
6 p.m. EST for a virtual alumni Happy Hour! #JCSUHappyHour
RSVP for the Happy Hour at www.bit.ly/jcsudcalumnihh
Saturday, May 30
Become a #JCSUAlumniMember
Join the JCSU DC Alumni Chapter for the 2020-2021 fiscal year at
The first 30 alumni who pay dues on Sat., May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win an African artifact! There will be two winners.
Get Fit with JCSU
The JCSU DC Alumni Chapter is hosting two fitness classes via Zoom taught by JCSU alumnae. #JCSUgetfit
Stretch with Sass
by Sapphira Martin
JCSU c/o 2011
11 a.m. EST
Join class at www.bit.ly/jcsugetfit
by Laci Simmons
JCSU c/o 2008
4 p.m. EST
Join class at www.bit.ly/jcsugetfit
Sunday, May 31
Sunday Worship with
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
Join the JCSU DC Alumni Chapter as we worship with
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church via livestream.
Tune in to the service at 11 a.m. EST at www.mtennon.org.
Mr. Charles W. Hargrave is a Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) alumnus, class of 1949, with a major in chemistry. While attending JCSU, Mr. Hargrave became a dedicated member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Rho Chapter) in 1946. He also served as manager of the men’s basketball team and served on the student council for two years. In 1952, Mr. Hargrave obtained a Master of Arts degree from the Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri).
In 1962, Mr. Hargrave moved to Washington, DC and began working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He retired from NASA in 1989 after 27 years of dedicated Federal Government service as a Technical Information Manager.
Mr. Hargrave had many years of honorable service in the U.S. Military. He served from 1952 to 1954 in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Hargrave held the position of Health Physicist in the Army Chemical Center. From 1955 to 1989, Mr. Hargrave served in the US Navy Reserve. During his tenure in the US Navy Reserve, Mr. Hargrave served as Commanding Officer for two units, and served as the Historian for the National Naval Officers Association. After 34 years of service, Mr. Hargrave retired as a Captain.
Mr. Hargrave has shown his dedication to his alma mater by holding the positions of President and Vice President of the Johnson C. Smith University DC Alumni Chapter. On the national JCSU alumni level, Mr. Hargrave also served as 1st Vice President, Treasurer, and Chaplin.
He has been a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of DC since 1968. Since becoming a member in 1968, he diligently served on three National Capital Presbytery committees as the Chair: the Committee on Representation, the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on Particular Constituencies. At the Senate Level, Mr. Hargrave served as the Chair of the Committee on Representation. At the National Level, in 1987, he served as the Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Mr. Hargrave was born and raised in Dandridge, Tennessee, but has been a Washingtonian since 1962. Since moving to Washington, DC, Mr. Hargrave has shown his commitment and enthusiasm for DC by lending his time and effort to his community in various leadership roles. Mr. Hargrave has served as: President of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly; The Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for five terms; the Chairperson of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for one term; the Chairperson of the 1st District Police Advisory Council; the Area Representative for the DC Board of Election; and the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Friends of Southwest, DC.
In 1969, Mr. Hargrave married the love of his life, the beautiful Mrs. Iona (Taylor) Hargrave. The two will be celebrating 51 years of matrimony in 2020.
The JCSU Washington, DC Area Alumni Chapter has launched the JCSU DC Alumni COVID-19 Relief Effort. This effort will provide monetary assistance in the amount of $25 - $50 Visa gift cards or electronic transfer to support current JCSU students and JCSU alumni from the Washington, DC area in need.
We’re asking for donations to support this effort. All funds collected will support local students and DMV Smithites. Contributions can be made via CashApp ($jcsudc and PayPal (email@example.com). Please note that the donation is for the COVID-19 Relief Effort.
All inquiries seeking assistance should email the chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the membership committee will respond to all inquiries.
The 2020 Annual Scholarship Brunch has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All those who purchased a ticket will receive a refund. For questions regarding refunded tickets, please contact us at email@example.com.