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Columbia law enforcement will use policing recommendations from NAACP-led group

COLUMBIA — Following protests in South Carolina and nationwide against police brutality in the wake of the killing of Minnesota man George Floyd, Oveta Glover began to think social justice reform was not a job police departments should have to take on alone. “How can we help law enforcement?” the Capital City’s NAACP chapter president asked. …

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Listen up! Long tradition of HBCU marching bands a reason to celebrate

Wade Johnson, director of bands at Benedict College, on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The Marching Tiger Band of Distinction is award winning and performs nationally. BY TRUDI GILFILLIAN | NOVEMBER 04, 2021 12:50 PM Outside, the drizzle continued to fall, the perfect end to a rainy, dreary Thursday, but inside the walls of the Second …

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DHEC Presents Community Hero Award to Benedict College for 100 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among All Athletic Teams

Featured photo: Pictured from left to right: Willie Washington, Benedict College Athletic Trainer; Dr. Linda Bell, State Epidemiologist; Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Benedict College President and CEO; and Thomas Bowen, Finance & Facilities Director for DHEC’s Midlands Public Health Region, are pictured during DHEC’s Community Hero Award presentation to the Benedict College Tigers. COLUMBIA, S.C. …

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Palmer’s® Announces $850,000 Partnership with the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Benedict College

The donation, in conjunction with the launch of a speaker series and internship program, aims to provide opportunities and resources to equip Benedict students in their educational journey NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Skincare industry leader Palmer’s®, has announced their partnership of over $850,000 with the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Benedict College in support of scholarships and professional …

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ESPN’s Undefeated Ranks the Benedict College Marching Band of Distinction #1 in Division II for the Second Consecutive Month!

Benedict College holds onto its top ranking in Division II because it held a top spot for musicality and top-5 positions in drum majors, pictures, drill and design, and percussion.  “It is indeed an honor to once again be voted the No. 1 HBCU Division II marching band in the country. We accept and wear …

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Benedict College breaks fundraising records to support students amid pandemic

Benedict College alumni set a historic record – raising over one and a half million dollars this year. The alumni funds support endowed scholarships, sports, current operations and go to general student support – including a coronavirus emergency fund. https://youtu.be/69Y1O6gNkk8 Video: WACH FOX 57 COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — Fundraising during the pandemic hasn’t been an …

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Intern program connects students from HBCUs to Charleston’s hospitality industry

A program has started in Charleston that connects students, mostly from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with internships in the tourism sector.  This summer’s interns, who are midway through the 10-week inaugural program, hold paid positions with hotels, resorts and, in one case, the airport. Interns participate in weekly sessions that include discussions about Charleston …

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