Benedict College Cares


Flood Relief Effort

October 16, 2015

 Sponsored by Benedict College Service-Learning and Leadership Development (SLLD) Program

The B. C. Cares Flood Relief Effort provided personal and household items, such as baby care products, cleaning supplies, adult personal care, and personal hygiene to community members in need. Through monetary and collected donations, Benedict College administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners were able to provide these resources that benefited over 650 community members in need.

Thank You Benedict College!

Special thanks to our community partners Kool Kamp, Clean By Design and the

Jeffrey Lampkin Show for their generous donations to support this effort.

Overview of BC CARES 2915

Communities Served

29004 – Eastover 6
29044 – Eastover, Congaree 9
29045 – Elgin 7
29160 – Swansea 2
29201 – Columbia, Near USC 8
29203 – Columbia, Near Columbia College 196
29204 – Columbia, Near BC 299
29205 – Devine Street Area 29
29209 – Gills Creek Parkway Area 29
29210 – Broad River Road 18
29221 – Cayce 5
29223 – Two Notch Road Area 32
29550 – Cayce 1
29829 – Cayce, 2nd Ave 6
Transient 3
Total Served 650

Brothers In Unity (BIU) 2015 – 16


BIU Interest Flyer

BIU Billboard

The fall 2K15 BIU New Members Recruitment efforts kicked off September 14-17, 2015 with an interest meeting. There were 27 males in attendance. A total of 16 applications were submitted to determine eligibility aBIU at Playnd interviews were conducted with each qualified applicant. Currently 12 candidates are participating in organizational educational sessions, and other teambuilding exercises that will conclude with a membership presentation to the campus in spring 2016. For more information on Brothers In Unity, contact Advisors Mr. Kenntrail Grooms and Mr. Jesse Outen at (803) 705-4708 or (803) 705-4325.

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BIU at Work
 Written by: Kenntrail Grooms

Leadership Weekend – 2015


Leadership for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Leadership Weekend Flyer

The Office of Service-Learning and Leadership Development in collaboration with Fort Jackson Army Base and Masjid As-Salaam sponsored an excellent leadership and team building opportunity for student leaders at no cost. This three day interactive leadership development weekend kicked-off on Friday, September 25, 2015 with Conference ALERT, the College’s official annual leadership conference geared toward preparing students for leadership roles on higher education campuses and beyond. Saturday, September 26, 2015 students were off to an early start. At 6:00 a.m. student leaders, high school participants of the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), and the staff of the Service-Learning and Leadership Development  Program participated in “Leadership Benedict” at the Fort Jackson Army Base in Columbia, S.C. The day was filled with interactive team-building physical fitness related exercises, leadership development, and individual/group dynamics activities. Leadership Weekend concluded on Sunday, SeptembeLeadership Benedictr 27, 2015 with a public discussion with members of Masjid As-Salaam.  We strongly encourage students to participate in Leadership Weekend 2016.

Written by: Kenntrail Grooms

Benedict College Sigma Alpha Phi Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success


2015-2016 Executive Board

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) officially welcomed the 2015-2016 newly inducted executive board officers into this prestigious organization on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

NSLS E-Board

Shanel Soanes, President
Whitknie Rucker, Vice-President
Andria Petty, Secretary
Jevric Blocker, SNT Coordinator
Aunjonnay Addy, Events Chair
Lyne Bates-Butler, Community Service Chair
Mr. Kenntrail Grooms & Ms. Angela Woodard, Advisors

NSLS Orientation

The NSLS Orientation officially welcomed 58 potential members to this prestigious organization on Thursday, September 16, 2015 in the David H. Swinton Ballroom C. This interactive session included introductions of the chapter’s executive board and advisors, overview of the organization, membership benefits, leadership development activities and concluded with a Q/A session discussing the necessary requirements for membership induction.

Orientation 3

NSLS - Orientation 2

NSLS Leadership Training Day

The Benedict College Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) officially welcomed 68 new members into this prestigious organization on Sunday, November 1, 2015. This is the campus’ third year hosting an NSLS chapter. To date, the Benedict College Chapter has a total of 175 members. The NSLS is a Leadership Honor Society with more than 200 college chapters, with the mission to build leaders who make a better world. Local chapters offer in person leadership development and peer to peer networking for students around the world. Benedict College students who would like more information about NSLS, may visit the NSLS website at or contact Mr. Kenntrail Grooms or Ms. Angela Woodard in the Gressette Center.

Written by: Kenntrail Grooms