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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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CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Disclosure

Participation Acknowledgment Benedict College applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 10, 2020. The certification and agreement require Benedict to utilize no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption …

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Benedict College Receives $2.7M Gift from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – (September 2, 2020) Benedict College was recently awarded a $2,725,000 gift from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBS). The funding is part of BlueCross BlueShield’s corporate citizenship commitment to help provide immediate financial support to the state’s five private four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have experienced hardships due to …

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Benedict College in Partnership with the Small Business Administration to Host a Press Conference to Celebrate the Launch of the New Benedict College Women’s Business Center

Wednesday, September 2nd at 4 p.m. at the Benedict College Business Development Center located at 2601 Read Street, Columbia, SC 29204 COLUMBIA, SC– (August 27, 2020) — U.S. Small Business Administration  (SBA) recently announced the launch of the Benedict College Women’s Business Center in Columbia, SC. The Media and Press are invited to an outdoor …

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Department of Energy Names Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis An Equity in Energy Ambassador

Leaders back diversity and access for all in the energy sector Columbia, SC- (August 27, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first slate of Equity in Energy Ambassadors and Champions, a key feature of the agency’s push for an energy economy for everyone. The Ambassadors are high-profile individuals from academia, energy companies, …

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Benedict College’s new campus minister is first female minister in school’s 150-year history

Last week, Benedict College announced Rev. Dr. Lillie A. Burgess as the first female campus minister. Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Last week, Benedict College announced Rev. Dr. Lillie A. Burgess as the first female campus minister. She’s the first female campus minister in Benedict College’s 150-year history.   “I’ve been having a joyous time, I’ve …

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The Reverend Dr. Lillie A. Burgess Makes History as Benedict College’s First Female Campus Minister

 The first virtual campus worship service will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 1 p.m. COLUMBIA, SC– (August 12, 2020) – Benedict  College announced today that the Reverend Dr. Lillie A. Burgess was appointed the campus minister for Benedict College. Dr. Burgess will be the first female to lead the campus ministry in …

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Benedict College Celebrates the Class of 2020 with a Successful “Socially Distant” Commencement

The 150th Commencement Convocation was livestreamed on the Benedict College website and YouTube channel. The ceremony was viewed by over 15,000 people. COLUMBIA, SC – August 10, 2020 – Benedict College celebrated the Class of 2020 Saturday, August 8, 2020, with a commencement ceremony unlike any other in the college’s 150-year history. The school’s first-ever …

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Benedict College Ramps Up Safety Measures As In-Person Classes Begin

Over the summer, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Benedict College, spent as much time urging students to stay home and take their classes remotely this fall as she did preparing to welcome those students who told her they “need” to live and learn on the Columbia, South Carolina campus. Monday, August 10, is the …

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