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Panel to revisit "Nov, 3" shooting
A panel" Perspectives on November 3” will be presented to discuss the 1979
murders of five union activists at Momingside Homes and the trials
that followed. The program will be in Pfeiffer Science Assembly
from 10 to noon. One of the five murdered was Sandy Smith a
Bennett graduate. Panelists include: Marty Nathan, MD., widow of
Dr. Michel Nathan and director of the Greensboro Justice Fund will
speak about the role of the Greensboro press and national media in
covering the murders and the trials; Sally Bermanzohm,Ph.D, a
political science professor at Brooklyn College will speak about her
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The Bennett Banner
Newspaper of the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL XVII, NO. 2
1993 Alumnae Patrice Holt, speaks to the Founder's Day gathering.
White-clad Belles sing black national anthem at Founder's Day.
From left: Recepients of the two honorary
doctoral degrees, Maggie Simpson Matthew,
class of 1930, (President Scott in center) Nelle
Ottis Coley, class of 1930.
Founder's Day Vesper
marks 121 years
of academic excellence
Celebrating 121 years of academic excellence was
the occasion of the third vesper of the semester.
Founder’s Day Convocation, in the Annie Memer
Pfeiffer Chapel Oct. 16.
Founder’s Day is the time when the entire college
community comes together to give thanks to all those
who dedicated their lives to making a dream of higher
education at Bennett College a reality.
Traditionally, faculty and staff adorn their robes
and hoods and the student body wears white dresses to
remember the occasion.
President Gloria Randle Scott welcomed students,
faculty, staff and the entire Bennett community.
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There has been confusion for quite .some
time as to exactly where picking is prohibited
on this campus. Students have had the mo.st
trouble deciphering between ihc areas that are
designated specifically for student p;u-king and
Effective Oct. 3, the following parking areas
are prohibited for students: Union Drive, the
Home Management House (the area near the
gym), the rear of Race Administration Build
ing, the rear of Memer Hall, and the Security
Parking for students and visiU)rs will
only be the Washington St. p;u1cing lot. All
other campus parking spaces will be designated
for faculty and staff parking.
Crystal l^roctor, a junior political sci
ence major from Washington, D.C.. .said, “1
don’t mind following the new parking rules, but
I’m concerned about the safeness of the Wash
ington St. parking lot. 1 sometimes come in late
from work and I don’t want to be harmed; I also
don’t want anyone to hann my car.”
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Banner Managing Editor
“If you have no confidence in yourself, you
are twice defeated in the race of life. With
confidence, you have won even before you have
These words were quoted from Marcus
Garvey by Deirdre Bianca Pecchioni as she was
crowned Miss Bennett College 1994-1995 dur
ing coronation ceremonies Oct. 14.
The Student Government Association
sponsored the event which was held in Annie
Memer Pfeiffer Chapel.
The queens and their royal court were
presented and were: Residence Halls: Miss
Cone Hall, Kesha Cargill; Miss Jones Hall,
Dehejia Butler; Miss Player Hall, Toshanique
PauUey; Miss Memer Hall, Tamara Adams;Miss
Barge Hail, Meonii Crenshaw; Miss Reynolds
Hall, Shawn Thomas.
Academic Department Queens: Miss
Computer Science, Angela Prince; Miss Mass
Communication, Nicole Issac; (Miss SNCAE)
Student North Carolina Association of Educa
tors, Portia Hayes; Miss Social Work, Toynetta
Knox; Miss Political Pacesetters Club, Michelle
Taylor; Miss Psychology, Shantisse White.
Organizational Queens: Miss Interna
tional, Gladys Satumba; Miss Alpha Kappa
Alpha, Allisha “Ki” Franklin; Miss Zeta Xi,
Rochelle Huff; Miss 1908, Portia Gordon; Miss
20 Pearls, Tracey Bedford; Miss 1971, Baiyinah
Muhammad; Miss Zeta Phi Beta, Lawanda
Hams; Miss Chi Gamma, Donna Barden; Miss
Delta Sigma Theta, Tanya Walker; Miss Psi
Chi, Cherilyn Taylor; Miss SUI (Sisters United
in Islam), Kai Carter; Miss Shahada ( Declara
tion of Faith), Treva Penn; Miss Salat (Prayer),
Nadiyah Muhammad; Miss Siyam (Fasting),
Maisha El-Amin; Miss Hajj (Pigrimmage),
Ayesha Abdul-Rahim; Miss Zakat (Charity),
Tahirahana Williams; Miss Bells of Harmony
Gospel Choir, Tiffany Boles; Miss Student
Christian Fellowship, Jackie Brooks; Miss Belle
Image Dance Troupe, Shonika Ridley; Miss
Bennett Players, Latashia Turner; Miss NA ACP,
Royal Court: Miss Freshwoman, Miss
Diona Street-Coe; Miss Sophomore, Miss
Amina Abdul-Rahim; Miss Junior, Miss Vicki
Rose; Miss Senior, Miss Rita Moore; Little
Miss Bennett College, Miss Lauren Jackson;
Miss Royal Blue and White, Miss Nikki
The ceremony continued with Amanda
Pecchioni, sister of Miss Bennett, and Giselle
Jones, an English professor were the mistresses
of ceremony during the event, following an
introduction by Antoinette Rochelle, class of
President Scott arrived, much to the
elation of Miss Pecchioni, and other members
of the royal court as well as the audienece. It
was announced that Scott had a prior engage
ment and would not be able attend the cer
Kelly Denise Kniffley, Miss Bennett Col
lege 1993-1994 was on hand to relinquish her
crown to Pecchioni, following a musical salute
to the new queen by LaShanna Patton, class of
After Dr. Tiajuana Mo.sby, dean of
Student Affairs delivered her salute to the
queens entitled “The Woman Beneath the
Crown,” Pecchioni gave her acceptance speech
reminding the audience that they should not
forget those who were not as fortunate to have
the same advantages as they were and stressing
the theme of giving back to the African Ameri
can community, and having self-confidence
even in the face of adversity.