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Bennett College is the only women's HBCU you'll find in NC! Since 1873, we've been serving Belles and inspiring phenomenal women. #BennettBuilds
*Founded in 1873 as a co-educational ministry school for newly emancipated slaves in the basement of the Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church (now known as St. Matthews United Methodist Church). *Established in 1926 as a college for women, the institution is credited with the education of many influential leaders, politicians, authors and activists. *Bennett is the only all female HBCU in NC and is one of only two in the country. *Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Bennett is a private, four-year liberal arts college for women. *The Four Foci of the College: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Communications and Global Studies
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This is my happy place!!! The Bennett College Alumnae weekend after party was sooooo LIVE tonight. You know I always mention this annual party in my various dance classes. Well, I learned 3 new line dances during the party. I can't wait to bring these line dances back to Cali and teach the routines! We're doing the "Biker Shuffle" by Big Mucci right here, which we've done in class many times. Enjoy! #BikerShuffle #LineDancing #TrueFun
More moments from the Bennett College Alumnae weekend after party I attended on Saturday. In my dance classes, I always share how people don't really teach/break down line dances at parties. A group starts doing it, and you just have to get in where you fit in. Lol. This is a prime example. We'll learn this one next week. I love it!
Congratulations to all of the historically notable colleges who made our list! They are: McDaniel College Western Michigan University Huntingdon College Bryn Mawr College Athens State University St. Lawrence University North Dakota State University University of New England Mars Hill University Winthrop University Wofford College Auburn University Voorhees College Lincoln University Baldwin Wallace University University of Florida Gallaudet University University of Pittsburgh Stetson University Blue Mountain College Bennett College Texas Tech University University of Minnesota Principia College Alabama State University University of Mississippi ~ Ole Miss Mizzou Bethune-Cookman University Washington and Lee University Alabama A&M University Wesleyan College University of South Carolina Talledega College University of Arkansas Emory University UC Berkeley University of Pennsylvania University of Connecticut University of Virginia Emory & Henry College Clemson University Yale University Oregon State University Washington University in St. Louis Hampden-Sydney College Fisk University Harvard University Virginia Military Institute Judson College Wells College
No surprise here, UNCF member #HBCU, Bennett College, Ranked as One of the Best Women's Colleges in the United States!
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Excited to see so many UNCF member #HBCUs featured on this list and Spelman College-Official Site coming in at #1. Also on the list; TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morehouse College, Tougaloo College, Fisk University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Bethune-Cookman University, Clark Atlanta University, Philander Smith College, Virginia Union University, Oakwood University, and St. Augustine's University. FULL list via College Choice --> http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-historically-black-colleges-universities/
Rosalind Fuse-Hall, President of Bennett College adds a prayer ribbon to the wall #UMCGC #HigherEdNight #GBHEM
Bennett Ranked as One of the Best Women's Colleges in the United States GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bennett College made College Choice’s list of the 40 Best Women’s Colleges in the United States on Tuesday. Bennett College was ranked No. 25 on College Choice’s list of the 40 best women’s colleges. College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net/), a leading authority in college search and rankings, has published a ranking of the top forty women's colleges in the United States (http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-womens-colleges-2016/). The list highlights schools that are still limited to women only and is based exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision. According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, these factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. The data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com. “We are proud of the work of our faculty, staff and alumnae at Bennett College,” said Fuse-Hall. “We provide a unique experience at Bennett producing women who are competent, cultured, confident and committed to social justice. Additionally, sisterhood runs throughout generations of students. We are so pleased that our students feel that Bennett provides a relevant education that ensures for them a successful future.”
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HOLLAND PROVIDES GRADUATES AT BENNETT WITH ROAD MAP TO WEALTH BUILDING GREENSBORO, NC -- LaShawne Holland prepared graduating seniors for their financial future on Saturday by not only giving them a $500 voucher to take a course on financial literacy, but sharing with them the five steps to wealth building. Holland was speaker at Bennett College’s commencement exercise where 108 students received their diplomas. She told graduates that some are painting a bleak picture about America’s financial future; however clarity of vision can make a difference in their financial future and success. “It’s your decisions not conditions that shape your future,” said Holland who began her college career at Bennett, but earned her degree from Morgan State University. “No one will ever care more about your future than you.” She told graduates that earned income will not make them wealthy, but they needed their own source of revenue that they produced to make a significant difference in the world. Before outlining her five step plan, she asked graduates to be comfortable with the idea about being different. She said she was raised by a single parent, but wanted a difference life for her and her family. Her five principals to being wealth include: No. 1 – Developing a wealthy mindset. She said money grows to the extent that you do. She asked graduates to constantly invest in their personal mindset. “You shouldn’t have a Lexus if you have a landlord,” she said. No. 2 – Getting clear on your wealth vision. She noted that if you have a clear vision about how you plan to secure your wealth the universe will open up and make it happen. No. 3 – Creating an environment for your own wealth and growth. She admonished students to spend time with the right people and to practice financial management. No. 4 –Stop Killing the Golden Goose. She asked graduates to stop spending 100 percent of their income and to sacrifice to make their financial dreams a reality. No. 5—Believing that you are worthy of having wealth. She asked students to repeat, “My hands create wealth and my hands create abundance.” The speaker, Holland, is a leading expert in the art of activating wealth potential. She is founder of The Wealthy Leaders Institute and Chairman of LaShawne Holland International® (dba Holland & Holland Enterprises, LLC), a financial development and wealth activation education company focusing on financial literacy education, money mindset mastery, economic elevation, and wealth empowerment. She is author of Wealth Covenant for Couples, and founder of The Wealthy Women ROCK! Live Event and The Money Made Easy Masterclass Network. Holland was only one of the speakers addressing graduates. Presiding during the commencement exercise was Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall who congratulated students and parents. “This morning we are gathered here to celebrate the accomplishments of students that entered eager to learn; but, who will depart equipped with knowledge to serve as leaders in psychology, biology, social work, business, and journalism, just to name a few,” said Fuse-Hall. “Bennett College has for over 143 years developed the intellectual leaders for communities, corporations and countries around the world. Faculty members have engaged students and assisted them in sharpening their presentation skills, their team-building activities, and set high standards to develop your full potential. Graduates, your presence today demonstrates that you accepted these challenges and you succeeded in meeting our standards. Jasmine Everett, president of the senior class, took the graduates on a walk down memory lane and talked about how valuable the experience at Bennett College has been to her growth and development. “Now I can’t even imagine what life would have been like had I never set foot on this campus,” said Everett. “I have never been surrounded by so many beautiful supportive sisters.” During the ceremony, Hyunju Oh, associate professor of mathematics, received the Bennett College Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award. As part of the honor, she received a check for $1,000.
Bennett College graduated 108 Women and honored Alumnae in classes ending in one and six. There were a host of activities scheduled this weekend from the White breakfast, Baccalaureate Service, Choir Concert, etc. Enjoy photos from Commencement and Alumnae Weekend
Great Commencement Exercise with 108 Graduates
I'm so proud of my sister and all the beautiful young women who will graduate tomorrow. Congrats to the class of 2016 at Bennett College
Greeting Belles, This is your last chance. The 2016 Alumnae Weekend is here, May 6 - 8. Don't miss out because Belles celebrating reunions will get one. Remember all proceeds go to Bennett College. If you are planning to attend the Alumnae Weekend and wish to purchase a car emblem, you may contact me by my cell number 404-406-5386 or email at email@example.com. Here's mine and Get yours ..YOU WILL WANT ONE! Thanking you in advance for your support... Your Bennett Sister, Paula Peek-Roberts Member, Metro Atlanta Chapter Class of 86' On Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:18 PM, Paula Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: This is your last chance to get a Bennett College Car Emblem before the 2016 Alumnae Weekend May 6 - 8. Don't miss out because Belles celebrating reunions are planning to get one. Many of you shared your excitement about the fundraiser and your interest in supporting our dear Alma mater . Remember all proceeds go to Bennett College. If you are still interested in a car emblem, the deadline to send your payment is Friday, April 15th. The cost is $20.00. Make your check or money order payable to Bennett College in memo section write "Class of 86" and mail to P. Roberts 4550 Gin Plantation Dr. Snellville, Ga. 30039. If you are planning to attend the Alumnae Weekend and wish to purchase a car emblem, you may contact me by my cell number which will be provided on Wednesday, May 4th via email. Just in case you forgot, Here's mine and Get yours ..YOU WILL WANT ONE! Thanking you in advance for your support... Your Bennett Sister, Paula Peek-Roberts | e email@example.com Member, Metro Atlanta Chapter Class of 86'
WATCH COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND LIVE ON BENNETT YOUTUBE CHANNEL If you can't attend events this Commencement Weekend at Bennett College, don't worry. Tune in live to Bennett College’s YouTube Channel compliments of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. If you have trouble accessing the link, you can go directly to the Bennett College YouTube Channel to watch the events. Choir Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8oZFAdAmKc Baccalaureate Service https://www.youtube.com/live_event_analytics?v=87E_jx7R22c Commencement Service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfGPjmt73ac All-Bennett Luncheon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqcBCai7vwI White Breakfast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82k2Ky0VTnY
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BENNETT COLLEGE SENIOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MAYA ANGELOU By Felicia Smith Bennett College News Service Greensboro, N.C.—The late Dr. Maya Angelou’s legacy and her many contributions to society has impacted the lives of many, especially, Bennett College senior, Danielle N. Brown. Brown, a senior, social work major, had the honor of meeting Angelou and receiving the Dr. Maya Angelou scholarship award in June of 2012. Brown, who is scheduled to graduate on Saturday at 10 a.m., was the last student at Bennett College to personally be awarded the Dr. Maya Angelou scholarship. Angelou passed away at the age of 86, on May, 28, 2014. Brown, originally from Newark, New Jersey, resided in Charlotte, N.C, before deciding to attend Bennett College. During her early years in Newark, Brown reflects on living in a neighborhood in which there was a lack of resources for the community, an influx of drugs and other illegal activities, and education was not a priority for some within the community, and many had no motivation for a better life, because for some, that was all they knew. Although Brown resided in that same neighborhood, she appreciates that in the midst of it all; her mother was still able to make the best of the situation for her family. Brown and her family relocated to Charlotte, N.C., when she was 12, following an unfortunate accident that disabled her mother. For Brown, life in Charlotte helped change her outlook on life, she reflects on finally being able to focus on her dreams, and what she wanted to become in life. Although life in Charlotte was better, she remembers that in her junior year of high school, attending college seemed like an option that was not available to her, due to financial hardships that were a result of a declining economy, and family members losing jobs. But still, Brown did not lose hope. In June of 2012, Brown attended a United Negro College Fund luncheon, in hopes of receiving a scholarship award to aide in paying college tuition. It was at that luncheon that she was awarded the Dr. Maya Angelou scholarship in the amount of $5,000, per semester, which she could be used at any school that was a UNCF member institution. In order to qualify for the award, Brown had to have a high school GPA over a 3.1, have 75 hours of community service, write a personal statement and pass a panel interview with the Dr. Maya Angelou board. Brown recalls a major highlight of the luncheon being the “HAT-ti-tude” contest, in which many women adorned in their favorite hats, to compete to win prizes for the best and most unusual head pieces. At this luncheon, Brown also received a special hat from Dr. Maya Angelou. This particular hat was to be kept by Brown for the four years she was in college, and then passed on to the next honorary student. Along with the hat contest, there was a silent auction with high-end items, including a private lunch for six students, at Angelou’s home, round trip airline tickets coupled with a seven-day stay for two, at the Villas at Sunset Lane; an exclusive boutique hotel in Antigua. After winning that scholarship, Brown was overjoyed because she would finally be able to accomplish one of her ultimate goals. Suddenly, she had many options for college; she chose to attend Bennett College. For Brown, one of the things that made Bennett more desirable was the student-to-teacher ratio. She liked the smaller setting and the opportunity to have a more personable learning environment. The decision to attend Bennett is one that she is still proud that she made. “Having the opportunity to attend Bennett College has afforded me the opportunity to establish life-long relationships with the mentors I have on campus. It is because of these phenomenal women [Ms. Darren Livingston and Ms. Patricia Pierce] that I have blossomed into the strong, successful, Black woman that I am today, “said Brown. The scholarship funds that she received have helped pay for books, tuition and other needs for school. Now, as Brown prepares for graduation, she reflects on the road in which she has traveled to get this far and the journey she has yet to embark on. After graduation, Brown plans to attend graduate school to complete a master’s degree for social work, then attend seminary school to receive a theological seminary degree. Brown’s career goal is to become a child welfare social worker, and become a youth pastor. “My vision and passion is to protect children, as well as help guide them in the right direction, so they can become productive citizens. This endeavor is near and dear to my heart, because so many have helped me to get where I am today, and for that I am truly thankful,” she said. During her time at Bennett, she has been very involved in campus life, as a student ambassador, a member on the senior e-board, and she has served as Miss Social Work. Brown is also a member of Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor society. In addition, Brown has also established her own youth ministry called “Heavenly Flow”. This youth ministry aims to encourage youth ages 9-18 to showcase their talents through praise dance, step, acting and mime. As Brown prepares to leave Bennett, she plans to keep the memories, the sisterhood and her accomplishments, close to her heart. “Because of Dr. Maya Angelou, I can look at all of my stumbling blocks, sad moments and everything that I overcame, because I know I will continue to rise,” she added.
BENNETT STUDENTS TRAVEL ABROAD TO GAIN GLOBAL EXPERIENCES By Deidra Burton Bennett College News Service GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This semester Bennett College has five students that are studying abroad in countries such as Nicosia, Cyprus; London, England; and Zanzibar, Tanzania. These students say that they have been able to gain insight into their passion, develop a greater appreciation of other cultures and begin the effort to build an international network for future. Olivia Leaven is in her junior year at Bennett and is paying for her study abroad expenses as a Robert Kantor Scholar. She is enrolled in the School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad Program in Tanzania, conducting research with a focus on costal ecology, natural resource management, and sustainable development. The biology major and international affairs minor, wants to help indigenous groups grow healthy crops that will ultimately result in reduced incidents of diabetes and high blood pressure. She said she wants to create and manage a non-governmental organization that acts as an ombudsman between indigenous and underrepresented communities encouraging self-sufficiency. Leaven is passionate about making sure underrepresented communities have healthy foods. As a student, she is currently working on establishing SanKofa Sprouts in Greensboro. Sankofa is a word in the Akan language of Ghana that translates as “reach back and get it.” “SIT is like a beacon of light that directs me to my goals,” said Leaven. Chelsea Moore is a junior, journalism and media studies major from Nashville, Tennessee who is studying in Nicosia, Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean. Moore says, her experience thus far has been life changing. "I've grown in so many aspects and I can now say I'm able to adapt anywhere!" Students often wonder are they allowed to travel to other countries while studying abroad. "What I'm enjoying most about my time here in Europe is the ability to travel to various countries inexpensively." Jaiza Wesley is a junior, psychology major- sociology minor from Olympia, Washington, who is studying in Nicosia, Cyprus, the largest city on the island of Cyprus, a part of the European Union. Her favorite course that she is taking at the University of Nicosia is “Culture and Psychology” where she is learning how important it is to take into consideration people’s culture, not only when counseling, but in everyday life. Wesley says, “I recommend studying abroad to all students, this experience has changed my perspective on how to view the world. I believe it is important to meet and interact with people of different cultures. Take advantage of the opportunity!” Often times, students want to study abroad, but don’t know where to start. Every semester there is an Academic Cultural Enrichment Series (ACES) program available to all students at Bennett College where study abroad students share their travel experiences. Ms. Lee Todhunter, Interim Director, for the Center for Global Studies, said, “The only restrictions for students wishing to study abroad is that they cannot be freshwoman or in their final semester of studies. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required, although some programs require higher, and students must be in good academic standing.” The Center for Global Studies is created to help students who have inquiries about studying abroad, where to start and how to apply. Todhunter said, “The center for Global Studies has also made an effort to partner with those who provide cost effective programs that match Bennett’s cost of attendance, including programs to countries such as Cyprus and Costa Rica and to help students identify a program that offers courses they can take for credit and one that they can also afford.” Joy Angbo, a junior business administration major and management minor from Brooklyn, New York, is also studying at University of Nicosia. She is enjoying the course she is taking in Corporate Finance where she is learning how to make investments. This experience is an eye-opener for Angbo, since it is her first time being out of the country for an extended period of time. “I can’t wait to be back at Bennett to share with my Bennett sisters my full story of this beautiful opportunity,” said Angbo. Kiara Mills, junior journalism and media studies major from Willingboro, New Jersey, is currently studying at London South Bank University in London, England. The program has provided her with insight on how people in different parts of the world experience an education. She is taking Professional Writing; and Cultural Memory, and American Cinema courses.
BENNETT COLLEGE PLANS TO GRADUATE MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS GREENSBORO, N.C. -- 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. This year, the college will have 109 candidates for graduation compared to 95 in spring of 2015. “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 supporters of our graduates.” Parking Seniors are being asked to enter the campus from Bennett Street and park behind Ida Good Gym (spaces are limited). Gorrell Street will be closed at 7:30 a.m. to all traffic. Vehicles will be redirected to the Washington Street lot. Parking will be available to family and guests in the following locations: Washington Street Lot, Wells Memorial C.O.G.I.C. Church, Early/Middle College Lot. Handicapped and elderly family/guests can be dropped off and picked up behind the Chapel to be closer to the Quadrangle. Other parking areas will be reserved for VIP’s, faculty and staff. Golf carts will be driving from the outer lots to the quadrangle before and after the ceremony only. Commencement Speaker LaShawne Holland, a leading expert in the art of activating wealth potential, will keynote Bennett College's Spring Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 7. Holland is founder of The Wealthy Leaders Institute and Chairman of LaShawne Holland International® (dba Holland & Holland Enterprises, LLC), a financial development and wealth activation education company focusing on financial literacy education, money mindset mastery, economic elevation, and wealth empowerment. She is author of Wealth Covenant for Couples, and founder of The Wealthy Women ROCK! Live Event and The Money Made Easy Masterclass Network. She has been featured in more than 350 media outlets to include: Fox 5 News, BET, Black Enterprise Magazine, BRAVO, CBS News, ABC, NBC, The CW, Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, The Money Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, Beyond the Dow, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Reuters, Dealbreaker, WORTH, Boston's Business Journal, EMoney Daily, and the Chicago Business Journal to name a few. She is a graduate of Morgan State University School of Business and Management and has worked with the U.S. Department of Treasury and other governmental agencies to assist them in planning, implementing, and managing financial-related activities. Baccalaureate Speaker 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. Gill has preached to youth and adults throughout the states of South Carolina and North Carolina as well as other parts of the country such as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cincinnati, Ohio. She has also served as a pastoral intern in Patterson, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Charlotte, NC. Gill is a 2012 graduate of the historic Columbia College for women in Columbia, SC where she holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education and was actively involved in the NAACP, SC Teaching Fellow’s cohort, and the Zeta Tau Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She received her Master of Divinity in May 2015 from Duke Divinity School. While at Duke, Rev. Gill served as Vice President of the Black Seminarians Union and was named the 2014 recipient of the Addie Davis Award for Excellence in Preaching from the Baptist Women in Ministry out of Atlanta, Georgia. #BCGrads #ClassOf2016