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Take a moment to view the many proud Classes that make up the Benedict College family.

Graduating Classes

Alumni Class of 2014-2015: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014
 | 9:00am

HRC Arena
113 Mid-Year Graduates

The Benedict College Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the HRC Arena on campus. Dr. Earl Stanford Richardson, Former President of Morgan State University, delivered the winter commencement address during the Benedict College 144th Commencement Exercises.

 

Alumni Class of 2014-2015: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
 | 9:00am


Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
242 Spring Graduates

The Benedict College Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium on campus. ‘The Talk’ Co-Host Ms. Sheryl Underwood delivered the spring commencement address during the Benedict College 145th Commencement Exercises.

Alumni Class of 2013-2014: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2014
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9:00am
HRC Arena

120 Mid-Year Graduates

The Benedict College Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2014 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in the HRC Arena on campus in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., President of Livingstone College, delivered the winter commencement address during the Benedict College 144th Commencement Exercises.

Alumni Class of 2012-2013: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2013
Saturday, December 8, 2012
9:00am
HRC Arena

161 Mid-Year Graduates

The Benedict College Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, in the HRC Arena located on campus in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Julianne Malveaux, former President of Bennett College, delivered the winter commencement address during Benedict College’s 143rd Commencement Exercises.

Alumni Class of 2012-2013: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00am
Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

217 Spring Graduates

The Benedict College Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium located located on Two Notch Road and Read Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins, III, Executive Director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, gave the keynote address during the College’s 143rd Commencement Exercises.

Alumni Class of 2011-2012: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2012
Saturday, December 10, 2011  
9:00am

HRC Arena

125 Winter Graduates

The Commencement ceremony was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the HRC Arena on campus.

Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, President of Tougaloo College, delivered the winter commencement address during Benedict College’s 142nd Commencement Exercises.

Alumni Class of 2011-2012: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
9:00am


Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

257 Spring Graduates

The Benedict College Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2012 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium located on Two Notch Road and Read Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Benjamin F. Payton gave the keynote address during the College’s 142nd Commencement Exercises.

Alumni Class of 2010-2011: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2011
Saturday, December 11, 2010  
9:00am

HRC Arena

104 Mid-Year Graduates

The ceremony was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 in the HRC Arena on campus. The Keynote Speaker was William Jawando, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.’

Alumni Class of 2010-2011: Spring Graduates
C LASS  OF  2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:00am


Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

234 Spring Graduates

The ceremony was set for 9 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium on campus. The Keynote Speaker was Former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Roderick “Rod” Paige.

Alumni Class of 2009-2010: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2010
Saturday, December 12, 2009
9:00am


HRC Arena

123 Mid-Year Graduates

The Commencement ceremony was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the HRC Arena on campus. BC President David H. Swinton delivered the Commencement Address.

Alumni Class of 2009-2010: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
9:00am


Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
162 Spring Graduates

The ceremony was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium on campus. The Keynote Speaker was U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Alumni Class of 2008-2009: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
9:00 a.m.


Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

174 Spring Graduates

The Commencement ceremony was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2009 in the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium (Two Notch Road & Read Street, Columbia, SC). Benedict College conferred 175 baccalaureate degrees during the Commencement Convocation.
Mr. Rick C. Wade, Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff for the Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, delivered the Commencement Address.

Alumni Class of 2007-2008: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2008
Saturday, December 8, 2007  9:00 a.m.


HRC Arena on campus

144 Graduates at Mid-Year Commencement

Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and executive officer of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), was the featured speaker at Benedict College’s 138th Commencement Convocation at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2007, in the Benjamin Mays Human Resources Center Arena. Dr. Lomax also will receive an honorary doctorate of human letters degree during the commencement ceremonies.

Alumni Class of 2006-2007: Winter Graduates
CLASS  OF  2007
Saturday, December 9, 2006
 9:00am

116 Mid-Year Graduates received degrees at Winter Commencement

Dr. Wesley Cornelious McClure, the Ninth President of Lane College, delivered the keynote address at the Benedict College 2006 Winter Commencement Ceremony held in the HRC Arena on campus.

Alumni Class of 2006-2007: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2007
Saturday,  May  12,  2007
 9:00am

187 Graduates at Spring Commencement

Congressman James E. Clyburn delivered the keynote address at the Benedict College 2007 Spring Commencement Ceremony to be held in the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium (Two Notch Road & Read Street).

Alumni Class of 2005-2006: Winter Graduates
CLASS OF 2006
Saturday, December 10, 2005  
10:00 am

107 Mid-Year Graduates at Winter Commencement

Attorney Lezli Baskerville, president and chief executive officer of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), was the 2005 Winter Commencement keynote speaker. She is one of the nation’s leading legal authorities on affirmative action and diversity in higher education. Benedict College awarded Attorney Baskerville an Honorary Doctors of Law Degree. 107 graduates received degrees.

Alumni Class of 2005-2006: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF  2006
Sunday,  May  14,  2006
   9:00am

229 Graduates at Spring Commencement

The Honorable Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Congressman for the 3rd District of Virginia delivered the keynote address at Benedict College’s 136th Commencement Ceremony which was held in the HRC Arena on campus. Benedict College awarded the Honorable Scott an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. 229 graduates received degrees.

Alumni Class of 2004-2005: Winter Graduates
CLASS OF 2005
Saturday, December 11, 2004
  10:00 am

115 Mid-Year Graduates at Winter Commencement

Brigadier General Abraham J. Turner was the 2004 Winter Commencement Speaker. He is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and a native of Mount Pleasant, SC. 114 graduates received degrees.

Alumni Class of 2004-2005: Spring Graduates
CLASS OF 2005
Saturday,  May 7, 2005
  10:00 a. m.

198 Graduates received degrees at 2005 Spring Commencement

The Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was the speaker at the Benedict College 135th Commencement.

Alumni Class of 2003-2004: Winter Graduates
CLASS OF 2004
Saturday,  December  13,  2003 11:00am

Mid-Year Commencement
75 Mid-Year Graduates

This was the College first December Commencement Convocation.

Alumni Class of 2003-2004: Spring Graduates
CLASS OF 2004
Saturday,  May  8, 2004
  11:00a.m.

May 2004 Commencement
309 Graduates

Alumni Class of 2003: Spring Graduates

CLASS OF 2003

Saturday, May 10, 2003
11:00 a.m.

354 Graduates

Mr. Eddie N. Williams was the 2003 Commencement Speaker. He is a distinguished economist who is the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies located in Washington, DC.

Alumni Class of 2002: Spring Graduates
CLASS  OF 2002
Saturday, May 11, 2002
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277 Graduates

Dr. Bernard Anderson was the 2002 Commencement Speaker. He is a renowned Economist and former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor for the Employment Standards Administration which includes the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, and the Office of Labor Management Standards and Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Class of 2002 presented the College with a Mace for its senior class gift. It was designed and fashioned by sculptor and Assistant Professor of Art, Michael Hale. It is 52 inches in length, constructed of bronze, velvet and oak.

The ceremonial academic mace is an historical amalgam of the regal scepter of rulers with the weapon-like instrument known as a mace. Academic maces are historically regarded as manifestations of the “immortal dignity” of colleges and universities and thus represent the past, present and future.

Alumni Class of 2001: Spring Graduates
CLASS OF 2001

252 Members

Included in this class were two members of the BC Web Team: Terrence “Darryl” Izzard & Jonathan K. Adams…plus the late Wesley Jones.

Senior Class Gifts

  • 2001: Cornerstone for the Millennium Walk, Tiger Paw Plaque, and Carillon Chimes for Antisdel Chapel
  • 2002: Sculptured concrete bearing the design of the Book of Knowledge, College Mace and bronze bust of Bathsheba A. Benedict
  • 2003: Tile Mosaic on Millennium Walk, Concrete BC seals at back entrance, and Tiger Sculptures (front of library)
  • 2004: Granite Stone in Millennium Walk, Pergola and Fountains
  • 2005: Black marble monument, and Clock
  • 2006: President’s Trophies, and Wall Plaques
  • 2007: Granite Stone in Millennium Walk, and bronze sculptured tigers at entrance to Johnson Stadium
  • 2008: Sign on Corner of Taylor & Harden Streets
  • 2009: Construction of the fence along Taylor Street (Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 together)
  • 2010: and Fence along Taylor Street; Commencement Podiums
  • 2011: Fence along Taylor Street
  • 2012: Fence along Taylor Street
  • 2013: Renovated Pergola and new fountain for Omar/Blanks Plaza. The Plaza was originally a gift from the Class of 2004
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