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Published on July 3rd, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Benedict College President Receives National Award

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis Selected by HBCU Digest for Top Honor.

Columbia, SC – Benedict College President, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, was named Female President of the Year by HBCU Digest. The winners were announced at the ceremony held recently in Baltimore, Maryland before an audience comprised of scholars representing HBCUs from across the country. Several members of the Benedict Family attended the Gala and expressed their excitement about the event.

Pictured (L-R) Mr. James P. Hudson, Mrs. Doris W. Johnson, Dr. Samuel Darko, Mr. Clarence Davis, Ms. Alexis Ward, Mr. Emory Waters, Mr. William L. Thomas, Reverend Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr., Dr. Benjamin D. Snoddy, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Mr. G. Tyrone Bonds, Mrs. Mary Gaffney and Dr. Charlie W. Johnson.

“It was an honor and a privilege to attend the HBCU Digest Awards Ceremony to witness the remarkable achievement of Dr. Artis being the recipient of the Female President of the Year award. She is a leader who passionate and caring and truly wants the BEST for BC. #BCWonderWoman,” noted Kenntrail Grooms, Assistant Director of Student Activities.

“The Road to Glory! It was an amazing experience to support our transformational leader, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis at the HBCU Digest Awards. The award of Female President of the Year was well suited for the #BEST lady of honor! I will continue supporting and rooting for Dr. Artis as she leads this great institution where the “Golden Sunshine Falls.” #TheBESTofBC is She!” exclaimed, Mr. Jacob Koon, Assistant Director of Community Life.

“As the Student Representative on the Board of Trustees I was able to attend that 2018 HBCU Digest Awards in Baltimore, Maryland, where President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis was awarded the highest honor as the Female President of the Year, noted Alexis Ward. I was delighted to be able to support and represent Dr. Artis on gaining this honor. The event was a great opportunity for me and I was proud to represent #TheBESTofBC.”

During a recent meeting of the Benedict College Board of Trustees, Board Chair Dr. Charlie W. Johnson and the Board of Trustees paid tribute and honored Dr. Artis during the annual board retreat.  “We continue to be proud of the achievements of our President,” Dr. Roslyn C. Artis, said Dr. Johnson. “Now, all of the colleges and universities that comprise HBCU’s in America, know what we have known all along, that Benedict has the best college President in the U.S.!’

About HBCU Digest

The HBCU Awards are the first and only national awards ceremony honoring individual and institutional achievement at historically black colleges and universities throughout the country. Winners are selected by a panel of previous winners, journalists, HBCU executives, students and alumni for the merit of accomplishment and for generating positive coverage for HBCU campus communities. More than 700 nominations, a record number, were received for the 2018 nomination process. 

About Benedict College

Founded in 1870, by a woman, Bathsheba Benedict, the private co-educational liberal arts institution currently has 2,100 students enrolled in its 33 baccalaureate degree programs during the 2017-2018 academic year. In the fall of 2017, Benedict College welcomed 744 new scholars to the campus. Over the last eight years, Benedict College has been ranked one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly Magazine for creating social mobility, producing cutting-edge scholarship and research. Benedict has high in-demand programs such as STEM, Cyber Security, Mass Communication, Sport Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Biology. Over the past 10-years, three out of five BC alumni have attended professional or graduate schools. There are over 17,000 proud alumni Tigers throughout the nation. Benedict has been a community leader for over 148 years and is a major contributor to South Carolina and the region, with a local and annual economic impact of over $130 million.. Visit Benedict College online at





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