Bennett News Archive 2015

Bennett College Nationally Ranked for Alumnae Giving

Bennett College is No. 2 on a U.S. News and World Report ranking released Tuesday of historically black colleges and universities where alumni contribute the most.

"Our Alumnae population is small in number but our time at Bennett gave us life-changing experiences and formulated lifelong Sister friends,” said Deborah Love, president of the Bennett College National Alumnae Association. “Our desires are that... Read More

Bennett Selects Phyllis Dawkins As Its New Provost

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, a seasoned academician at Cheyney University, has been appointed the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Bennett College. She is scheduled to begin her tenure at Bennett on December 1.

“We are very pleased with this appointment,” said Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall. “She has an extensive history working as provost and has served before in that capacity in North Carolina. I am very happy to have someone with her experience and background join our team.”

Under Dawkins’ leadership at Cheyney as vice president for academic affairs, she... Read More

Bennett College/UNCF Hosts 21st Annual Golf Tournament

The 21st Annual Bennett College/United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Golf Tournament is set to tee off on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Bryan Park Golf Course in Browns Summit, NC.

The tournament will feature a diverse group of... Read More

Miss Bennett College Serves in Many Roles as She Pursues Her Degree

This year, Kee’Aera Hood became one of the busiest students at Bennett College. She is a full-time student, member of multiple extra-curricular activities and a mother. In addition to those roles, she now serves as Miss Bennett College for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Hood, a native of Indian Trail, North Carolina says she never anticipated on running for Miss Bennett.

“I thought... Read More

International Student Attends Bennett College Through Thomas Jefferson Scholar Program

Bennett College has a new Belle by way of Tunisia thanks to the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program. Joining the Bennett College family this year is Mahacen Ben Zid, freshman majoring in international relations.

As part of the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD) builds the workforce capacity of a diverse group of youth leaders from across all regions of... Read More

Bennett College Selected As Member Of Say Yes Higher Education Compact

Say Yes to Education, a pioneering nonprofit organization that partners with communities to promote the goal of giving every public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships, announced Thursday that it had selected Guilford County, North Carolina to be the site of its next... Read More

Bennett College Receives $125,000 Grant To Enhance Wi-Fi

Bennett College was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation, Inc. to enhance Wi-Fi in the residence halls and academic buildings on the campus. Through the grant, Bennett College will change the current... Read More

Bennett College Climbs 10 Spots On National Ranking Of Top HBCUs

Bennett College climbed 10 spots this year in U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

This year’s list, which was released on Wednesday, placed Bennett College at No. 15, up from No. 25 last year, making it the third best HBCU in North Carolina and the No.1... Read More

Friends & Family Week at Bennett

One of the most excitement-filled weeks this fall on Bennett College Campus is September 21 – 27, 2015, as officials welcome family, friends, alumnae and the community back to the campus for a... Read More

New SGA President At Bennett Secures Dream Internships, Including A Stint At The White House

Shemiah Curry, a senior majoring in elementary education and sociology, has had internships college students only dream about. Last year she was an intern for the MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry Show, working directly with Harris-Perry as a studio assistant. In the winter of last year, she served as a White House Intern with the Office of... Read More

Bennett College/UNCF Hosts 21st Annual Golf Tournament

The 21st Annual Bennett College/United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Golf Tournament is set to tee off on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Bryan Park Golf Course in Browns Summit, NC. Interested participants and teams are encouraged to register by Friday, September 11, 2015. Corporate sponsors also are welcomed with sponsorships starting at $100.

The tournament will feature a diverse group of golf enthusiasts. Individual players and teams are... Read More

Bennett Activity Bus for MDIC

Dr. Joyce Martin Dixon is no stranger to Bennett College. Not only is she a Bennett Belle, her mother and two sisters were Belles. Dixon, a 1956 graduate of the college, has served as a trustee; volunteered her time to...Read More

Order Your Textbooks for Fall 2015!!

On June 29, 2015, Bennett College entered into a partnership with North Carolina A&T State University for the management of textbooks, academic materials and supplies, including rings and regalia...Flyer Directions to A&T

Financial Aid at Bennett

The annual Cost of Attendance is $27,782.00 per year and includes tuition and fees as well as room and board. Be sure to complete your FASFA forms and contact the Office of Financial Aid for any questions, or 800-413-5323 Log onto BelleNet to review and accept your financial aid package!FlyerFinancial Aid

Bennett College Joins North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

Bennett College’s Interim Provost Michelle Linster and Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Mathematics Michael Cotton were among representatives from 20 colleges, universities, and state organizations and agencies who...Read More


Luke Visconti Encourages Graduating Belles

Bennett College’s commencement speaker, Luke Visconti, CEO & Founder of DiversityInc offered words of advice to the graduating class including, “Whatever profession you enter, become an expert in it.” Read More

Bennett Refreshes Its Logo and Tag Line

“Education for Your Future. Sisterhood for Life.” is the tagline for Bennett College’s refreshed logo. The logo and tagline, unveiled today to the faculty, staff and students, were designed to represent today’s Bennett; a college that is vibrant, committed and relevant. Since Bennett’s founding in 1873...Read More

Students Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

Seventeen students with a grade point average of 3.5 and above were recently inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society that recognizes and encourages... Read More

Bennett Students Present at the Southern Sociological Society Meeting

Bennett students Shemiah K. Curry, a junior curriculum and instruction major from Chicago, IL, and Amra M. Marshall, a junior social work major from Rockford, IL presented at the recent 78th Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS) in... Read More

Sister Institutions Meet Again to Promote Social Justice

The “Sisters in Song” joint concert with the Bennett College Choir and the Spelman College Glee Club was “herstoric.” In a combined history of 179 years, the two choirs united in a joint performance that caused their beautiful, symphonic voices to echo throughout Bennett’s historic campus. Recently the... Read More

Summer Sessions at Bennett!!

BENNETT COLLEGE offers a variety of courses each semester including SUMMER! To check the availability of all courses... Flyer Read More

Bennett College Pre-Alumnae Council Attends Conference and Brings Home Two Awards and National Appointment

Fourteen members of the Bennett College Pre-Alumnae Council (PAC) attended the 67th National Alumni Council/57th National UNCF Pre-Alumni Council Annual Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC. The conference provided... Read More

Bennett Students Attend the Anna Julia Cooper Lecture

Psychology majors and honor students from Bennett College attended the recent 2015 Anna Julia Cooper lecture, featuring Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. The event, held on the campus of Wake Forest University, brings annually to the... Read More

Greensboro City Commission Includes Two Bennett College Students

Two Bennett College students have been chosen as representatives on the newly formed City of Greensboro College Commission. Freshwoman Anna Brown and Junior Nana Sloan are two of the fourteen college students who will serve as members of the commission. The commission’s main goal is to get college students more involved and... Read More

“Sisters in Song” Concert is “Herstoric”

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a solid foundation and an extensive history as the name implies. Once upon a time, HBCUs were the only and... Read More

Bennett Student to Continue Her Global Experiences

This October, Justine Ryan, will embark on a new chapter in her life as she sets sail for the University of Cambridge to continue her graduate studies. With a double major in theatre and interdisciplinary studies with a... Read More

Bennett College Enters Into Transfer Agreement with California Community College System

Bennett College was one of nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to sign a transfer agreement with the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Beginning fall 2015, California community college transfer students who meet certain academic criteria will be guaranteed admission to Bennett or... Read More

Study Details Bennett College’s $29 Million Economic Impact on North Carolina

A comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina has found that Bennett College created $29.6 million of added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. Overall, the public and private colleges and universities had an impact of...

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