Monday, November 4, 2013

Columbia, SC ~ The Benedict College School of Honors and its Dean, Dr. Warren D. Robinson are excited to announce that Benedict Colleges' academic teams made a clean sweep of the competition at the 2013 National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) Conference held on October 31- November 2, 2013 at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL; befitting victory that only solidifies Benedict College's commitment to academic excellence, as well as a momentous victory as this years' conference President was our very own Professor Stacey Reed!

The 22nd Annual NAAAHP Conference was hosted by Bethune-Cookman University and their honors college under the direction of Dr. Alexis Brooks-Walter.

English faculty, Coaches Stacey Reed and Joseph Bess, and their Honda Academic team members won the top award for the Quiz Bowl competition.

2013 Honda Challenge All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Team Members:

  • Major Hollins (Senior)
  • Gregory Terry (Junior)
  • April Magwood (Junior)
  • Gary Knight (Sophomore)
  • Tremayne Trawick (Freshman)
  • Oluwatimilehin Salakoh (Freshman)

Coaches: Stacey Reed, Professor of English
Joseph Bess, Professor of English

Model African Union Coach, Mr. Willie Black, an instructor of Political Science, and team members tied for first place in the Model African Union Delegation competition with Florida Memorial University.

2013 NAAAHP Model African Union Team Members:

  • Ana Tobar (Senior)
  • Yasmin de Andrade (Senior)
  • Feven Mulu (Senior)
  • Ifedayo Banjo (Junior)
  • Noelle Mware (Junior)
  • Laiyonelth Hurtado (Freshman)

Coach: Mr. Willie Black, Political Science Instructor

English faculty coach Emmie Davis and her debate team rounded out the competition by bringing home the top award in the debate competition.

2013 NAAAHP Debate Team Members:

  • Whitney Martin (Senior)
  • Keidy Palomino (Junior)
  • Eden June (Junior)
  • Cassius Moore (Sophomore)
  • Brandi Green (Freshman)

Coach: Ms. Emmie Davis, English Instructor

Ms. Laura E. Postell, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, served as advisor for the dynamic winning teams from Benedict College.

Students have been preparing for the conference since the beginning of the semester and have dedicated countless hours in studying and practicing while adjusting to the rigors of campus life. Special recognition should be given to the following students for their outstanding representation of the BC community while away as they exemplified BC pride!


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