Benedict College National Alumni Association
Miss BCNAA 2004
Mrs. Beverly Joyner Byrd '70
Columbia Alumni Club #2
Mrs. Beverly Byrd is an Elementary Education major. She has furthered her educational development at the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina. She has been teaching in the public school system for 32 years. She is a three-time recipient of Richland One School District's "Teacher of the Year" award. She has received an award for five years of outstanding service in Wilkes County Public Schools in Washington, GA. She currently holds a first grade teaching position at South Kilbourne Elementary School in Richland One School District. Her community involvement includes being a teacher mentor at local shelters, Benedict College Parent Club, Benedict College Booster Club, Benedict College Alumni Club #2, Richland County Education Association and Columbia Area Reading Council and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is married to Shelton Byrd and has two children, Tenesha (1998 Miss Benedict College) and Shelton. She also is a proud grandmother of two.