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Benedict College Agreement Will Provide Master's Degree Opportunities in Accounting

Benedict College Agreement Will Provide Master’s Degree Opportunities in Accounting

Three students from Benedict College will enroll in the master’s degree program in accounting at the University of South Carolina this fall. As part of the program, students will receive financial support that covers their tuition and a $5,000 stipend to assist with living expenses while enrolled.  

Six African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Six African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Robert N. Garner at Benedict College in South Carolina, T. Camille Martin-Thomsen at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Marvin Lynn at the University of Colorado Denver, Amani Jennings at Bowie State University in Maryland, Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes at the University of Michigan, and Mary M. White at South Carolina State University.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Josef Sorett will be the next dean of Columbia College in New York. Akilah Carter-Francique was appointed dean of Education, Health, and Human Services at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, and Nathaniel Whitaker, has been named interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.

Benedict College Is the Inaugural Participant in the VA's Health Care Talent Academy

Benedict College Is the Inaugural Participant in the VA’s Health Care Talent Academy

The pilot program will increase awareness, knowledge, and empathy of future health conditions common in veterans among Benedict students interested in the health care field. Students will have an opportunity to do 20-40 hours of clinical shadowing and observing at the nearby Dorn VA Medical Center.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Benedict College to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Sports Management

Benedict College to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Sports Management

The college currently offers a bachelor’s degree in sport management which is the second most populous undergraduate program on campus with an average enrollment of 250 students per semester. Beginning in January, students can enroll in a two-semester, master’s degree program.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Benedict College in South Carolina to Offer a New Major in Esports Administration

Benedict College in South Carolina to Offer a New Major in Esports Administration

The new major consists of required core classes in Esports and sports management. It will focus on gaming techniques, development, and content creation. Students will also learn management skills for facilities, fiscal, team, and personnel.

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities

The five African Americans appointed to administrative positions are Erika Jordan at Boston University, Viticus Thomas at South Carolina State University, LaWanna Gilbert-Bell at the University of Louisiana Monroe, Vareva Harris at Benedict College in South Carolina, and Josie Hoover at the University of the District of Columbia.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Rose Mercier at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, Verna Orr at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Brad Jennings at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, Victoria N. Nichols at Virginia Union University, and Kayton Carter at the University of California, Davis.

The New Dean of the Business School at Historically Black Benedict College in South Carolina

The New Dean of the Business School at Historically Black Benedict College in South Carolina

Tracey H. Dunn has been serving as interim dean for the past three years. She has served on the faculty at Benedict College for 18 years. Previously, she worked in the corporate sector for IBM and AT&T.

Ronnie Hopkins Is the New Leader of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina

Ronnie Hopkins Is the New Leader of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina

Dr. Hopkins has served as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, accreditation liaison, and is a tenured professor of English. Before coming to Voorhees College, Dr. Hopkins served in several positions at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Rebecca Armstrong-English has been named the director of alumni relations at Dillard University in New Orleans. Sherri Braxton was named senior director for digital innovation at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and Jacob Koon was promoted to dean of students at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

Jamie Pleasant Is the New Dean of Graduate Education at Clark Atlanta University

Jamie Pleasant Is the New Dean of Graduate Education at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Pleasant is a tenured professor in the department of marketing and management and previously served as associate dean of the School of Business Administration. Dr. Pleasant was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in management at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Trio of African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Milton Morris, the director of Environmental Health Science at Benedict College in South Carolina, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, a professor of engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, and Alexander Byrd, associate dean of humanities and associate professor of history at Rice University in Houston.

Benedict College in South Carolina Offers a New Group of Online Certificate Programs

Benedict College in South Carolina Offers a New Group of Online Certificate Programs

Accessible through the Benedict College Virtual Learning website, students will have the opportunity to receive professional development certifications in programs such as cybersecurity, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and more.

The New Dean of the College of Business at Dillard University in New Orleans

The New Dean of the College of Business at Dillard University in New Orleans

Kristen Broady is a former lecturer in economics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier in her career, Dr. Broady was dean of the division of business and computer science at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. She also has served on the faculty at Fort Valley State University and Benedict College.

New Administrative Positions for 10 African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 10 African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Donald Easton-Brooks is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Richard C. Miller is now serving as interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

Benedict College in South Carolina Launches Its First Graduate Degree Program

Benedict College in South Carolina Launches Its First Graduate Degree Program

Historically Black Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, has established an MBA program that will offer three concentrations; general business, management, and supply chain management. It is the historically Black college’s first graduate program.

Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans

Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans

By analyzing the soil at the African Burial Ground in New York City, Carter Clinton, the 2017-2018 Just Julian Scholar at Howard University, discovered a high level of strontium in the soil, which indicated a diet heavy with vegetables.

Roslyn Clark Artis Receives Contract Extension as President of Benedict College Through 2026

Roslyn Clark Artis Receives Contract Extension as President of Benedict College Through 2026

Dr. Artis became president of Benedict College in June 2017. During her brief tenure as president, Dr. Artis has launched many initiatives aimed at positioning Benedict as a competitive institution. She lowered tuition by 26 percent and raised standards for admission.

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

The historically Black colleges and universities of North Carolina and South Carolina were among the many institutions affected by Hurricane Florence this past week.

Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Eliminates Seven Majors

Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Eliminates Seven Majors

Benedict College, a historically Black educational institution in Columbia, South Carolina, will be eliminating seven majors this school year. The majors that will be cut are history, religion and philosophy, sociology, political science, transportation and logistics engineering, mathematics, and economics.

Benedict College Slashes Tuition by More Than $5,800

Benedict College Slashes Tuition by More Than $5,800

For full-time boarding students, tuition and fees will be $22,800 for the 2018-19 academic year, compared to $28,630 this year. For non-boarding students, the costs will drop from $19,959 to $16,600.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Glenda S. Lattimore at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leandra Hayes-Burgess at Benedict College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Jermaine Whirl at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina.

Roslyn Artis Appointed the Fourteenth President of Benedict College in  Columbia, South Carolina

Roslyn Artis Appointed the Fourteenth President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

Since 2014, Dr. Roslyn Artis has served as president of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. When she takes office on September 1, she will be the first woman to serve as president of Benedict College in its 147-year history.

In Memoriam: Benjamin Franklin Payton, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Benjamin Franklin Payton, 1932-2016

Dr. Payton served as president of Tuskegee University in Alabama from 1981 to 2010. Earlier in his career, Dr. Payton was president of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

David H. Swinton Announces He Will Step Down as President of Benedict College

David H. Swinton Announces He Will Step Down as President of Benedict College

Dr. Swinton will have served as president of the historically Black educational institution in Columbia, South Carolina, for 23 years, the longest-serving president in the college’s history. Upon his retirement in June 2017, he will hold the title of president emeritus of Benedict College.

Benedict College in South Carolina Makes Campus Improvements

Benedict College in South Carolina Makes Campus Improvements

Benedict College has renovated several dormitories, installed new heating and air conditioning systems, and opened a new radio and television studio complex.

After a Four-Year Freeze, Benedict College Has a Modest Tuition Increase

After a Four-Year Freeze, Benedict College Has a Modest Tuition Increase

David Swinton, president of Benedict College, stated that “in order to maintain the quality of our academic programs and physical plant, a moderate increase was necessary.”

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Michael A. Freeman at Coppin State University, Felita Y. Singleton at Portland State University, Henry Wade Johnson at Benedict College, Marcus Cox at Xavier University of Louisiana, Paul Baker at North Carolina Central University, and Roland N. Bullard Jr. at Dillard University in New Orleans.