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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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Benedict College Receives $2.7M Gift from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – (September 2, 2020) Benedict College was recently awarded a $2,725,000 gift from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBS). The funding is part of BlueCross BlueShield’s corporate citizenship commitment to help provide immediate financial support to the state’s five private four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have experienced hardships due to …

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An Interview with Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis About the Opening of College Campuses During COVID-19

REOPENING COLLEGE CAMPUSES DURING COVID-19 Part 7: Roslyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College​ The campus of Benedict College, a private liberal arts HBCU with 2,100 students, has been open for the fall semester since early August. President Roslyn Clark Artis shares why she believes remaining all-online was not an option, how to help students …

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Benedict College in Partnership with the Small Business Administration to Host a Press Conference to Celebrate the Launch of the New Benedict College Women’s Business Center

Wednesday, September 2nd at 4 p.m. at the Benedict College Business Development Center located at 2601 Read Street, Columbia, SC 29204 COLUMBIA, SC– (August 27, 2020) — U.S. Small Business Administration  (SBA) recently announced the launch of the Benedict College Women’s Business Center in Columbia, SC. The Media and Press are invited to an outdoor …

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Department of Energy Names Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis An Equity in Energy Ambassador

Leaders back diversity and access for all in the energy sector Columbia, SC- (August 27, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first slate of Equity in Energy Ambassadors and Champions, a key feature of the agency’s push for an energy economy for everyone. The Ambassadors are high-profile individuals from academia, energy companies, …

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BlueCross BlueShield of SC donates to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is donating money to South Carolina’s five, private four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Those schools are Allen University and Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and Voorhees College. The donation is set to be allocated based on enrollment levels for specific priorities. Guidelines for funding include …

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Benedict Cheerleading staying upbeat as fall sports postponed

(WACH)- The fall semester for the Benedict College cheerleading squad has changed drastically with the postponement of fall sports. The squad, which cheers at every fall sporting event, is normally made up of 40 cheerleaders. However, due to COVID-19, they only have 18 on campus right now. “We’re at 10 feet apart right now,” Coach …

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SC women celebrate a century of having the right to vote, call on more women to seek office

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette receives applause at the Statehouse during a press conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 in Columbia, S.C. Her daughter Amanda is standing beside her. The 19th Amendment delivered voting rights to women in the United States. Sean Rayford/Special to The Post and Courier …

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