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What’s next for Benedict football? New coach staying positive despite no games in fall

First-year Benedict coach Chennis Berry was “heartbroken” with the news there would be no football in the fall. Since Berry arrived in Columbia in February, he used his infectious personality and unbridled energy to breathe life into the program. Now that momentum will be halted temporarily. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which Benedict is a member …

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SIAC ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF 2020 FALL SPORTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

Hello Tiger Family, We are sharing the SIAC Conference Press Release that announces the suspension of all 2020 Fall Sports. Benedict College supports the SIAC’s decision to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and support staff are a top priority. We look forward to our spring teams returning to campus in 2021 …

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Benedict Professor Dr. Milton Morris Receives National Award for Advancements in Environmental Health

 2020 National Environmental Health Association Presents the Joe Beck Award for Educational Contributions   COLUMBIA, SC– (July 10, 2020) —The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Milton Morris is the recipient of the 2020 Joe Beck Educational Contribution Award. This award is given annually to a NEHA member for an educational contribution or …

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Career Pathways Initiative Event Series

Advanced registration required for all participants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Press on the links below under Register to participate. Events Description Dates Register Career Pathways Initiative Career Chat Recent graduates and current students are invited to join the chat and receive insights on their career …

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Governor McMaster invests $2.4M in Historically Black Colleges and Universities

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Governor McMaster announced today that he is allocating $2.4 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to the state’s eight historically black colleges and universities. Originally a recommendation from accelerateSC, this investment will be used to support online instruction at each institution by upgrading hardware and by purchasing software, eLearning …

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Peekskill Resident Named Executive Director of the Youth Shelter Program of Westcheste

By: River Journal Joanne Dunn of Peekskill, was well aware that her new role as executive director of The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc. would require her to bring all of her experience as a youth advocate to bear. She was just settling in when COVID-19 hit and is now trying to navigate a …

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Benedict College 2020 Homecoming Canceled Due to the Pandemic

Health and Safety Comes First at Tiger Nation   COLUMBIA, SC – (July 7, 2020) Benedict College announced today that it is canceling plans for the school’s in-person homecoming events amid the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The College’s weeklong homecoming festivities were slated for October 11 – 18, 2020, and typically bring more than …

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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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White House Initiative Announces 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Columbia, SC – July 6, 2020 – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) recently announced the names of 44 students from 33 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) selected as 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative’s highest student recognition. This year, Benedict College has a record number of students …

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A History of Columbia HBCUs

Hey, Cola. Today we are going on a historical journey to take a deep dive into HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We’re going all the way back to HBCUs’ first ties to South Carolina, so let’s get started.  What is an HBCU?  The term + acronym first came from the Higher Education Act of 1965, when federal funding was expanded to …

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