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SRNS partnership with Allen University, Benedict College backed by Rep. Clyburn

The Savannah River Site’s lead contractor and two historically black South Carolina institutions recently inked a workforce and education agreement that garnered the support of powerful U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn. Terms of the deal struck between Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the Fluor-led management-and-operations team, and Allen University and Benedict College include tours of …

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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Benedict College and Allen University Strive to Increase Career Opportunities Through Beneficial Agreement

Photo Caption:  Pictured above, U.S. Congressman James Clyburn (SC-06)  applauded the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding agreement between Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Allen University (AU), and Benedict College (BC) that will provide a wide variety of resources to each Historically Black College and University donated by SRNS for the benefit of the students. Standing …

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NASA Grant to Help Transform Aerospace Manufacturing

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina (UofSC) College of Engineering and Computing will transform the manufacturing and simulation processes used in aircraft production through a $5.7 million NASA grant. The research team’s atom to airframe to spaceframe approach will make urban air mobility possible by dramatically increasing the production rate of aircraft. Ranging …

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‘A shelter in the time of storm’: When on campus is safer than online

What criteria should be used for opening a college campus during a pandemic? For some schools that serve students of color, the decision included weighing where their students would be more safe. When the coronavirus pandemic shut down colleges nationwide in the spring, Fabeina Riggins returned home to her three younger siblings, three dogs and …

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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 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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