Special Episode: #StandWithBennett


Bennett College maintains strong academic programs. Degrees from Bennett result in impactful careers and graduate school acceptance.  Additionally, Bennett has a rich legacy of producing outstanding African-American women who become leaders in various fields throughout the state, the nation and the world. The Deputy Minority Leader in the North Carolina Legislature is a Bennett Belle. The first African-American mayor in the city of Greensboro is a Bennett graduate. The first woman and first African-American to serve as director of the U.S. Peace Corps is a Belle. The first African-American District Attorney in North Carolina is a Bennett graduate. The first African-American woman licensed surgeon in the south is a Belle. Moreover, the first African-American woman to become president of a four-year institution was Dr. Willa B. Player, who served as Bennett’s President from 1955 to 1966.

You may donate in the following ways:

  • Go to www.bennett.edu/donate to make an online donation
  • Text the word Belles to the number 444999 and follow the instructions
  • Check payable to Bennett College:  Mail to: Bennett College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 900 East Washington St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

If you have any questions, contact Bennett College’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 336.517.2248. Please #StandwithBennett.


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