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Governor Henry McMaster, University of South Carolina, and Benedict College Announce Statewide Education Initiative with Apple Products

Eight new technology labs across the state will open to public, focus on underserved areas, K-12 students COLUMBIA, SC – March 30, 2021- Today Governor Henry McMaster announced that the University of South Carolina system and Benedict College are working with Apple to provide critical infrastructure support to students and communities throughout South Carolina, who have …

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OPINION: Here’s why chronically underfunded HBCUs are needed now more than ever

During the pandemic, these institutions are providing support, counseling and coaching by Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis and Jamila Lyn A recent online meme had a striking message: “A year at an HBCU can undo a K-12 experience.” We’ve seen firsthand just how true this statement is at Benedict College, our small, historically Black college in …

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Benedict College Names Dr. Vareva Harris Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Dr. Harris is a 1998 Honor Graduate of Benedict College COLUMBIA, SC, March 10, 2021 Today, Benedict College announced Dr. Vareva Harris as the new Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management effective March 16, 2021. With this new appointment, Dr. Harris will be responsible for international programs, supervising the TRIO Upward Bound programs, and scholarship …

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Benedict College Receives an HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative Grant for $65,000.00

Benedict College is one of our eight HBCUs Nationwide to be awarded the Inaugural Grant COLUMBIA, SC, February 19, 2021  Benedict College announced today that it is the recipient of a $65,000.00 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation through its HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative. The Initiative seeks to provide technical assistants, fund …

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Benedict College Names Dr. Verna Orr Special Assistant for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Benedict College announced today the appointment of Dr. Verna Orr as the Special Assistant for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.  Dr. Orr is known as a passionate, equity-minded strategic leader with a track record of managing multiple and competing projects. She also specializes in inspiring teams and organizations to deliver exceptional operational results. “Dr. Orr is …

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Benedict College Alumna and Activist, Septima Poinsette Clark honored with a collectible coin by the United States Mint

The American Innovation $1 Coin Program Pays Tribute to one of South Carolina’s Most Notable Civil Right Leaders COLUMBIA, SC., February 10, 2021 – Benedict College alumna and civil rights leader Septima Poinsette Clark is being honored with a collectible coin issued by the United States Mint. The $1 coin depicts Septima Poinsette Clark marching …

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