Bennett News Archive 2016

Bennett College Plans to Graduate More Than 100 Students

Bennett College will award degrees to more than 100 candidates for graduation during its Commencement Exercise scheduled Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Quadrangle.

“Commencement reminds us of the very reason for our existence, which is to celebrate and educate women, transform them into 21st century leaders and contributors, preparing them as impactful contributors in our global environment,” said Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall. “Our world, with its rapid pace of change, is eagerly awaiting our Belles. Our graduates are not only academically prepared and serious about learning; but, they are also open to intellectual expansion, accepting of diversity, and strong in their determination to serve humanity. Congratulations to the parents, families, and... Read More

Wealth Management Expert to Keynote May Commencement Exercise

LaShawne Holland, a leading expert in the art of activating wealth potential, will keynote Bennett College's Spring Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. in the Quadrangle.

The Baccalaureate speaker for commencement week is Rev. Racquel C.N. Gill, pastor-in-resident at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. The Baccalaureate Service is Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel.

As one of the nation's leading experts on the... Read More

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Bennett College Hosts Black History Film Festival

Beginning Monday, February 22, Bennett College will host its first Black History Media Festival 2016 in honor of Black history month and the college’s 90th anniversary celebration.

The film festival is a week-long series of events sponsored by the Bennett College Journalism and Media Studies Department (JMS) that offer participants a peaceful atmosphere to indulge in films, history and open discussion.

“This year’s event will culminate in tribute to Gordon Parks,” said Tom Lipscomb, organizer and assistant professor of journalism at Bennett College. “Gordon Parks contributed greatly to the development of media across several platforms. Several prominent media creators close to Parks will be a... Read More

Bennett College Celebrates 90th Anniversary as a Women’s College

Bennett College celebrates its 90th anniversary this year as a women’s college and has a series of events scheduled to mark the milestone.

“Here at Bennett College we develop young women into future teachers, scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs, social workers, and the list goes on-because we go on,” said Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall. “As we celebrate 90 years of Bennett College, we also celebrate 90 years of sisters who have come together on this campus, sisters who developed into more than just graduates and achievers. Bennett Belles know that there is no limit to what they can do, because no does not mean never.”

Bennett College was founded in 1873 by emancipated slaves in the basement of Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church. Seventy young... Read More

Bennett College Plans Memorial Service in Honor of Professor Cynthia Clemons

Bennett College has planned a memorial service for Dr. Cynthia V. Clemons, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel. The campus community, family and friends are invited to attend.

Dr. Clemons, who served as director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Studies, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. She was a faculty member in the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship and the former Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Education.

“We, the Bennett College family, recognize the... Read More

Award Winning Documentary About Grammy-Nominated African Children’s Choir To Show At Bennett College

Bennett College is hosting a screening of the new, award-winning documentary IMBA MEANS SING at the Global Learning Center Auditorium on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. The movie’s director Erin Bernhardt will be available to talk with the audience.

IMBA MEANS SING is an intimate character portrait and enchanting journey of Angel, Moses, and Nina - three children growing up in the slums of Uganda, unable to afford a basic education – who get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the world with the GRAMMY-nominated African Children’s Choir, raising support to put themselves through college... Read More

Evelyn Leathers Appointed To Lead Fundraising Effort at Bennett

Evelyn P. Leathers, a seasoned fundraiser who has managed several successful fundraising campaigns at colleges in North Carolina, has been appointed vice president for Institutional Advancement at Bennett College.

“Ms. Leathers is a much-needed and great asset to our team,” said Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall. “We are looking forward to working with her to enhance our fundraising and friend-raising efforts. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in development.”

Leathers started her career in development at... Read More