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Civil Rights Icon Rev. Jesse Jackson, along with Attorney and National Media Personality Eboni K. Williams, receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Benedict College

The 152nd Commencement Ceremony was held on Friday, May 6th COLUMBIA, SC, May 12, 2022 – Benedict College was honored to have Eboni K. Williams deliver the commencement address for the 273-member class of 2022 at Benedict College on Friday evening. The former public defender, author, and media personality, told the class “You are qualified to lead, to think …

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National Park Service awards $16.2M to help preserve African American civil rights history

WASHINGTON – Following a tour of Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, National Park Service (NPS) Director Chuck Sams announced the award of $16,247,500 in African American Civil Rights grants. Listed as a National Historic Landmark, Hinchcliffe Stadium is one of a few surviving Negro League baseball stadiums and previously received an African American Civil Rights Grant in 2018. This years’ awards will benefit …

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SBA Administrator brings personal perspective to challenges

Featured photo above: Pictured left to right – Councilman Ed McDowell, President Roslyn Clark Artis, Administrator Isabella Guzman, Councilwoman Aditi Bussells, and Mayor Daniel Rickenmann Isabella Casillas Guzman learned firsthand what makes a successful small business growing up in California, where her father owned a chain of veterinary practices. “What I admired most about my …

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Benedict College to Participate in the Third Round of Second Chance Pell Experiment

April is Second Chance Month and the U.S. Department of Education selected 73 Colleges to participate in a program that empowers formerly incarcerated persons.  COLUMBIA, S.C., May 3, 2022– Benedict College is among 73 colleges and universities invited to participate in the third round of the Second Chance Pell Experiment, an initiative that was first …

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SBA’s National Small Business Week “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” Bus Tour Visits Benedict College

Administrator Guzman to Stop in Columbia During National Bus Tour COLUMBIA, S.C. May 2, 2022 – On May 4th and 5th, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, will join the “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” bus …

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Student Political Forum on “The War in Ukraine: Beyond the Human Suffering and Destruction”

Featured Photo: Dr. Alexander Gorelik during the forum on the war in Ukraine. Columbia, SC, April 5, 2022 Dr. Alexander Gorelik, Associate Professor of Mass Communication at Benedict College, spoke on the ongoing war in Ukraine during a student political forum co-sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice Administration and Social Sciences and the Benedict …

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Top-tier US universities push for open science

Presidents of 65 top-ranked institutions embark on joint quest to create shared research culture through tenure and promotion practices US higher education is making another major push to promote a culture of sharing in research, with several dozen top institutions looking to jointly tie open science practices to their tenure and promotion decisions. The effort is known as Helios, and its 65-plus inaugural …

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Grammy Nominated Gospel Artist Jekalyn Carr and R&B Hip Hop Artist K Camp will Headline Benedict College’s 33rd Annual Harambee Festival on April 22nd and 23rd

The iconic festival is moving to the bigger more spacious Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium on Two Notch Road COLUMBIA, SC, April 19, 2022 – Multi-award-winning gospel artist Jekalyn Carr will headline this year’s Harambee Festival along with Atlanta hip hop and rap artist, K Camp, R&B sensation Marcus Allen and Columbia’s own jazz guitarist …

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Columbia’s Benedict College celebrates 152 years and is one of SC’s oldest HBCUs

Each week in February, in observance of Black History Month, The Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald Journal and Anderson Independent Mail will profile South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This is part of a project that will conclude in March with a look at the state of HBCUs in South Carolina.  Benedict College, located in downtown Columbia, …

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History Making TRONUS Launches HBCU Program with Benedict College As 1st Partnership

Honoring a family legacy of activism and leadership, the team at TRONUS has committed to partner with and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities, beginning with a school that holds a special meaning in the founding family’s hearts and in their history. Atlanta, GA February 8th, 2022 – When a Black woman-owned luxury athleisure footwear …

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