Malveaux to deliver commencement address
Julianne Malveaux, an economist and former president of Bennett College, will deliver the winter commencement address at Benedict College on Saturday. The ceremony is set for 9 a.m. in the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena on the main campus.
Malveaux, chief executive of the multimedia production company Last Word Productions, is a syndicated columnist and a frequent guest on CNN and BET television news programs.
Fitzpatrick wins communications honor
Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences, has won the Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication from the National Communication Association.
Fitzpatrick was chosen on her scholarly contributions, research in shaping the understanding of interpersonal communication, and excellence in demonstrating effective interpersonal communication through mentoring, teaching and public service.
Fitzpatrick has written more than 100 articles, chapters and books. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Spencer Foundation. Among her books are: “Explaining Family Interactions;” “Between Husbands and Wives: Communication in Marriage;” “AIDS: A Communication Perspective;” and “Communication in Family Relationships.”
King to speak at Benedict service
The Rev. Joshua King Sr., senior pastor of Union Baptist Church in Hopewell, Va., will be the keynote speaker at Benedict College’s baccalaureate service at 10 today in the Antisdel Chapel on campus.
King is a religion and philosophy graduate of Benedict. He has ministered at two S.C. churches, Seekwell Baptist Church in Whitmire and Mount Olive Baptist Church in Gadsden.
USC, Benedict professors win awards
Dr. Jeffrey Guy, professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Specialty Clinics, and Harry Singleton III, a professor of religion and theology at Benedict College, have received Passing the Torch awards from The Renaissance Foundation.
The awards recognizes leaders under 50 who make significant community contributions.