Day: September 3, 2020

Benedict College and CVS Health Launch COVID-19 Testing in Columbia

Benedict College and CVS Health today announced the launch of rapid COVID-19 testing on the College’s Columbia campus.  CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation, which will be available at no cost to patients. “I applaud Benedict College and CVS Health for partnering to increase much-needed COVID-19 testing in our community,” said Congressman Clyburn. “We must …

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Benedict College Creates Bubble To Keep COVID-19 Out

Benedict College’s president says it had no choice but to bring students back to campus this fall. The historically Black college serves students who often don’t have access to the internet or are facing food and housing insecurities. Instead, the school is attempting to create a bubble to keep coronavirus out. NPR’s Elissa Nadworny reports. This segment aired …

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Benedict opens center to help women in business, a rarity for historically black colleges

COLUMBIA — Benedict College will seek to help more women launch and sustain businesses through its newly opened Women’s Business Center, celebrated as a crucial step in economic development. It is only the second Women’s Business Center that is affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration at a historically black college or university, and the first …

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SBA administrator: More help is coming

As she helped celebrate the potential of a newly opened women’s business center at Benedict College, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza made a prediction to S.C. proprietors, incuding the minority small businesses owners disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: Help is on the way. Carranza said congressional negotiations over a second round of emergency …

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Benedict College has SC’s first federally-backed Women’s Business Center at an HBCU

Pictured above: (L-R)  Edward McDowell, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Columbia; Cheryl Salley, Director, Benedict College Womens Business Center; Jovita Carranza, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration;Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor, SC Office of the Governor; Roslyn Clark Artis, President  and CEO of Benedict College; and Mr. Ashley Bell, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration Region IV   Photo Credit: Rose Fuller …

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