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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 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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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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What Will ‘Back to Campus’ Mean? Analyzing Universities’ Plans for Reopening This Fall

While many schools are online-only, those returning in person get tough Want to return to a college campus this fall? You’ll have to strictly follow tough rules. Fail to wear a mask or follow other strict safety requirements at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and “you will be excised from the community. You will be …

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Grocery gift card drive aimed at helping area college students

A grocery gift card drive is focusing on helping college students combat food insecurity and improve access to nutritious food as area schools prepare to reopen this fall. The Columbia Food Policy Committee, a municipal group that addresses area food system issues, is sponsoring the drive, with support from Richland County Council and the county’s Department …

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