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Commencement Update Re: COVID-19 from the President

Dear Tiger Family, These last several weeks have been filled with unanticipated challenges and unavoidable change. Thank you for your patience as we navigated the closure of the campus and the transition to online learning.  On behalf of your professors, staff and the entire Benedict College family, we applaud your strength and resilience during this …

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Online and Virtual Course Instruction Update from the President – March 23

Tigers, Due to the continued rapid spread of the coronavirus in South Carolina, and across the country, resulting in curfews and shelter-in-place orders in American cities, including Columbia, SC, I have made the difficult decision to extend online and virtual instruction through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. As you may be aware, our state …

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COVID-19 Update from the President – March 16 | 7pm

Dear BC Tigers,   First, a sincere thank you to the Trustees, staff and faculty for your proven and true commitment to the wellbeing of Benedict College everyday, especially in crisis times such as these!  A special note of appreciation for our students for demonstrating patience, thoughtfulness and compassion during an unprecedented situation – you are the …

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COVID-19 Update from the President – March 16 | 12:10am

Dear BC Tigers, Benedict College continues to actively monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  While there have been no cases at Benedict College, there are 28 confirmed cases in the State of South Carolina. This afternoon, the Governor of South Carolina issued an order closing all public K-12 schools, colleges, universities and technical colleges.  Clearly, …

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Benedict College Issues the following Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Announcement made today by State of Carolina Governor McMaster​

Dear BC Tigers,   Benedict College continues to actively monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  While there have been no cases at Benedict College, there are 28 confirmed cases in the State of South Carolina. This afternoon, the Governor of South Carolina issued an order closing all public K-12 schools, colleges, universities and technical colleges through …

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COVID-19 Update from the President – March 13 | 5:02pm

Dear BC Tigers,   Benedict College is actively monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  While there have been no cases at Benedict College, nor are there any confirmed cases to date in Richland County, there are 12 confirmed cases in the State of South Carolina. Therefore, recognizing our responsibility to help maintain the health and safety …

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COVID-19 Update from the President – March 11 | 1:23pm

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, As we continue to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), our first priority is the health, welfare and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. Please know that we reached the following decisions after collaboration with our internal Risk and Emergency Response team, colleagues at area colleges …

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Message from the Office of the President

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis President and CEO Dear BC Faculty and Staff, Benedict College and our Risk and Emergency Response team continue to diligently monitor updates and reports from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, and …

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Delta Sigma Theta Founders’ Day Reminds Us That Sisterhood, Not Survival, is The Goal

By Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis 28 years ago – April 26, 1991, on the campus of sister-HBCU, West Virginia State College, I crossed the burning sands into Delta Land with eight amazing young women.  We were “The 9 Jewels” in our beloved Sigma.  I was #8 – Topaz.  Holly Joy Gaines, Tishawa Campbell Howard, Maurita …

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