Washington, NC, United States
Washington, NC, United States

Bennett College is a private four-year historically black liberal arts college for women. Located in Greensboro, NC, it was founded in 1873 as a normal school educating newly emancipated slaves. It became a women's college in 1926 and is one of only two historically black colleges that enroll women only. Today it serves roughly 780 undergraduate students. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 3, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to determine the best two-year and four-year schools in North Carolina for 2017. 50 four-year colleges and universities were ranked, and Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Wake Forest University and Queens University of Charlotte were the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools also made the list, with McDowell Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Pitt Community College and Durham Technical Community College taking the top five positions. A complete list of schools is included below. “Students in North Carolina have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being a cut above the rest,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer solid educational programs, they also have career services that lead to strong post-college earnings.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, all schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont Abbey College Bennett College Brevard College Campbell University Catawba College Chowan University Davidson College Duke University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Elon University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University Greensboro College Guilford College High Point University Johnson C Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Livingstone College Mars Hill University Meredith College Methodist University Montreat College North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina Wesleyan College Pfeiffer University Piedmont International University Queens University of Charlotte Saint Augustine's University Salem College Shaw University St Andrews University University of Mount Olive University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina Wilmington Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College Western Carolina University William Peace University Wingate University Winston-Salem State University The Best Two-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Beaufort County Community College Bladen Community College Blue Ridge Community College Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Cape Fear Community College Carolinas College of Health Sciences Carteret Community College Catawba Valley Community College Central Carolina Community College Central Piedmont Community College Cleveland Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of the Albemarle Craven Community College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Gaston College Guilford Technical Community College Halifax Community College Haywood Community College James Sprunt Community College Johnston Community College Lenoir Community College Martin Community College McDowell Technical Community College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Nash Community College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Randolph Community College Rockingham Community College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Sandhills Community College South Piedmont Community College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Surry Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Wilkes Community College Wilson Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | May 12, 2017
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The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), an organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals, announced the 2017 honorees of its annual awards program. Several of the awards will be given to local individuals and organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks. The awards will be conferred during the Association’s 43rd National Conference and Annual Meeting themed: "We are known by the tracks that we leave.” The theme recognizes the importance of ensuring that conference attendees are developing and leaving a more diverse and inclusive legacy than they found. The annual meeting will be held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253. The Awards Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 8th at noon. "We are pleased to recognize these distinguished individuals and organizations in Arizona for their contributions to the cause of access, equity and diversity,” said Dr. Myron Anderson, AAAED President. "Great honor is due to these local trailblazers who have been outstanding in their fields,” added AAAED Conference Chair Rosemary Cox. The awards reception is open to the press. The 2017 AAAED Awards Honorees from Arizona are: AAAED will honor Dr. Rufus Glasper, President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, with the Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award recognizes a lifetime of service promoting and advocating for equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. Dr. Glasper is being honored for his contributions in the field of equal opportunity in higher education. Previous Arthur A. Fletcher Award recipients include: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Dr. Walter J. Leonard (posthumously), Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; and Julianne Malveaux, former president of Bennett College. Dr. Glasper is chancellor emeritus of the Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the nation's largest multi-college community college systems. He served as chancellor from 2003 through February 2016, and previously held leadership positions in the district for more than two decades. Nationally, Glasper previously served as a member of the American Council on Education Commission on Higher Education Attainment, convened by the six presidential-level higher education national associations to assess the need for improved college retention and attainment and to chart a course for improvement. In 2012, he was appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, composed of prominent university presidents and academic leaders charged with advising the secretary and senior leadership at the department on several key issues. AAAED will honor Ms. Kenja Hassan, Director, Cultural Relations & Special Projects, Arizona State University (ASU), with the Rosa Parks Award. The award recognizes an individual who serves as a role model and leader for others through their personal achievements, excellence in a chosen field; commitment to human, civil rights and social issues and contributions to the betterment of society. At ASU, Ms. Hassan works to forge relationships with diverse communities throughout the state. She is the liaison to the Asian American, Pacific Islander and African American communities. She launched the State of Black Arizona publication in 2009 and assists groups working on similar community/university collaborations. She coordinates Public Affairs’ national forums in Washington, D.C., Tucson and other cities. Ms. Hassan serves on the board of Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix. She is a member of the O’Connor House’s SpeakOut AZ Committee and the Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative Task Force among others. Dr. Bryan Brayboy will also receive the Rosa Parks Award. Dr. Brayboy is professor at Arizona State University and Special Advisor to the President at ASU on American Indian Affairs. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice in the School of Social Transformation at ASU. At ASU, he is Director of the Center for Indian Education and co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education. He also has affiliations with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, American Indian Studies, and the Department of English. From 2007-2012, he was Visiting President’s Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the last 15 years, he and his team have created programs in Alaska, Arizona, and Utah that have prepared over 125 Indigenous teachers, most of whom are still teaching in Indian Country. His research focuses on the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in institutions of higher education, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Indigenous Research Methodologies. The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will receive the Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award. As the title suggests, the Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award is presented to an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding community service. Previous award recipients include Wright State University, Georgia State University, the Honorable Kathleen Martinez, the Honorable Julian Castro, Lilly Ledbetter, and Professor Theodore Shaw. The Commission was established to collect data regarding discriminatory acts against citizens of the Navajo Nation by private citizens, businesses, organizations and foreign governments within and outside the Navajo Nation. Its mission is: "To protect and promote the human rights of Navajo Nation citizens by advocating human equality at the local, state, national and international levels based on the Diné principles of Sa’a Naaghai Bik’e Hozhoo, Hashkéejí, Hózhóójí and K’é.” *** The Diné principles translate to being resilient, content, disciplined and maintaining peaceful relationships with all creation. Alan “AP” Powell will also receive the Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award. Mr. Powell is founding Chairman of the Checkered Flag Run Foundation and Chairman & CEO, AP & Associates LLC., In Phoenix, AZ. “AP” founded the Checkered Flag Run Foundation in 2011, to advance the quality of life and education for those living in under-served communities. AP believes if major companies leverage their resources to make an impact by sponsoring schools, organizations, and programs, the corporate world can then assist in developing the potential of tomorrow’s leaders. With the backing of sponsors, partners, and donors, the foundation engages in several non-traditional programs including the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Youth 365, Celebrate Arizona and Thurgood Marshall Fund HBCU’s Black Bat Showcase. These sponsored events help raise funds to support My Brother’s Keeper, Phoenix Tools 4 School, Phoenix Easter Egg Hunt, Racing to the Top Scholarships, and Drive your Mind Educational Toy Give-away, all events that support the Checkered Flag Run Foundations goals of making an impact and helping kids to cross the finish line. The Arizona Diamondbacks will receive the Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity Award. The Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity Award is given to an organization or corporation for outstanding achievements in promoting diversity in the workforce. Previous award recipients of the Champion of Diversity Award include IBM, Northrup Grumman, Cox Communications Southeast, and Pepco Holdings, Inc. The Arizona Diamondbacks, often shortened as the D-backs, are an American professional baseball franchise based in Phoenix, Arizona. The club competes in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League West division. Nearly 40 percent of the Diamondbacks’ team employees are minorities, and in 2014 the Diamondbacks became the first team in baseball history to have two Black employees at the highest level of baseball decision-making when they hired Dave Stewart as general manager and De Jon Watson as the vice president of baseball operations. For more information or to register for the Conference, go to: https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/Conference.asp Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), AAAED is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of equal opportunity, compliance and diversity. AAAED has more than 40 years of leadership in providing professional training to members, enabling them to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity laws to enhance the tenets of access, inclusion and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities.


These informational and networking conferences are designed to empower future lawyers from diverse backgrounds by providing them with invaluable information and resources they may not otherwise have access to, as well as opportunities to make connections with lawyers, law students, administrators and other achievement-oriented peers - before they even apply to law school. In addition, these events also provide participants with the chance to hear from keynote and special guest speakers, attend panel discussions and workshops, take part in optional law school tours, law school classes and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) practice exams, participate in one-on-one practical assistance and consulting sessions, and attend law school and resource fairs – all at no cost to them. "AccessLex Institute is honored to become the title sponsor of these very important outreach events," said Lyssa Thaden, Ph.D., AFC®, Managing Director, AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability. "We have been hosting workshops at these conferences for years. As sponsor, we will not only provide financial support, but we will also continue to offer our first-class financial education information to help attendees make thoughtful and well-informed decisions about financing their legal education." The 2017 conferences will take place on September 15-16 at Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC; October 13-14 at Florida International University College of Law in Miami, FL; and November 10-11 at New York Law School in New York, NY. National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization. Its mission is to connect diverse aspiring lawyers to game-changing information, resources and networking opportunities to help them become more excellent, competitive and strategic law school applicants, law students and lawyers - as well as conscientious leaders and community servants. More information about the organization and their upcoming events is available at http://www.nationalprelawdiversity.org. AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyer to fulfilled professional. In partnership with its nearly 200 Member law schools, improving access and positively influencing legal education have been at the heart of the Company's mission since 1983. AccessLex Institute has offices in West Chester, PA, and Washington, D.C., with a team of accredited financial education counselors based throughout the United States. Learn more at AccessLex.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/accesslex-institute-to-serve-as-title-sponsor-of-national-pre-law-diversity-initiatives-incs-outreach-events-300456912.html


-- National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc. is pleased to announce that AccessLex Institute will become the title sponsor of its upcoming 2017 diversity pipeline outreach events. Each year, National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives hosts pre-law students free-of-charge at the National HBCU Pre-Law Summit and Law Expo ; the National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair ; the National Black Pre-Law Conference ; the National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference ; and the Joint National Black and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair "We are very excited about this partnership with AccessLex Institute," said Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., Ed.M., Founder and Executive Director, National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc. "The great work they do to improve access to legal education for historically underrepresented students and to keep all students abreast of the financial realities of law school is critical and much needed. This makes them an excellent partner for us in hosting our outreach events."These informational and networking conferences are designed to empower future lawyers from diverse backgrounds by providing them with invaluable information and resources they may not otherwise have access to, as well as opportunities to make connections with lawyers, law students, administrators and other achievement-oriented peers - before they even apply to law school. In addition, these events also provide participants with the chance to hear from keynote and special guest speakers, attend panel discussions and workshops, take part in optional law school tours, law school classes and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) practice exams, participate in one-on-one practical assistance and consulting sessions, and attend law school and resource fairs – all at no cost to them."AccessLex Institute is honored to become the title sponsor of these very important outreach events," said Lyssa Thaden, Ph.D., AFC®, Managing Director, AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability. "We have been hosting workshops at these conferences for years. As sponsor, we will not only provide financial support, but we will also continue to offer our first-class financial education information to help attendees make thoughtful and well-informed decisions about financing their legal education."The 2017 conferences will take place on September 15-16 at Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC; October 13-14 at Florida International University College of Law in Miami, FL; and November 10-11 at New York Law School in New York, NY.National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization. Its mission is to connect diverse aspiring lawyers to game-changing information, resources and networking opportunities to help them become more excellent, competitive and strategic law school applicants, law students and lawyers - as well as conscientious leaders and community servants. More information about the organization and their upcoming events is available at http://www.nationalprelawdiversity.org AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyer to fulfilled professional. In partnership with its nearly 200 Member law schools, improving access and positively influencing legal education have been at the heart of the Company's mission since 1983. AccessLex Institute has offices in West Chester, PA, and Washington, D.C., with a team of accredited financial education counselors based throughout the United States. Learn more at AccessLex.org

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