First black female U. S. Senator
to deliver Commencement address
Banner editor says good-bye
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-IL, will be the guest speaker for Bennett Col
lege’s 120th Commencement Sunday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremonies
will be held on the Bennett Quadrangle. The theme for this year’s ceremony is
“Celebrating Women in Education.” Alumni week activities include the Na
tional Alumni Association meeting on campus Friday, May 13 and the White
Over 160 potential Belles visit
For outgoing Miss Bennett
Breakfast on Saturday, May 14.
Basketball, track, volleyball and more
The Bennett Banner
‘Student Newspaper of the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College'
May 9, 1994
Bennett College Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Vol. XVI, No. 6
Sound mixer stolen from
closet in Pfeiffer Chapel
By Stephanie McCorkle
A sound electronic mixer
Wcis taken from the closet in the
upper level of the Annie Merner
Pfeiffer Chapel, between April 18
7:45 p.m. and April 19 5:30 p.m.,
according to Sgt. D.P. Honeycutt of
the Guilford County Pohce Depart
Honeycutt said that he was
unable to get an accurate descrip
tion of the equipment from the cam
pus madntenance man who first dis
covered that the mixer was missing
from the closet.
The maintenance man told
the Rev. Sherrie Cooke, the college
chaplain about the theft and she
reported it to the police the same
day the incident occurred.
There are no suspects or leads.
If Einyone has any informa
tion regarding this theft, please
contact campus authorities.
photo by Phanaiphie Rhue
Miss Kelly Kniffley, current Miss Bennett College congratulates the 1994-95 Miss Bennett,
Deidre Pecchioni while 1994-95, Miss Royal Blue and White, Nikki Berryman, looks on.
Peochioni was crowned at the annual President's Ball on April 30.
Pecchioni is new Miss Bennett
Media students travel to tlie Windy City
By Stephanie McCorkle
Excitement was visible on
the face of Deidre Pecchioni, when
she was annotinced Miss Bennett
1994-1995 on the evening of the
President’s Ball, April 30.
Nikki Berryman was an
nounced as Miss Royal Blue and
White and was presented flowers
by the former Miss Royal Blue and
White, Angela Cephus.
In her acceptance speech
Pecchioni thanked everyone and
said, “People that I didn’t even know,
faces that I had never seen before
just came out of nowhere to offer me
Berryman, a biology major,
said, “I would like to thank every
one for their support and I ask for
continued love and encouragement.”
Berryman leaves for the
University of Helsinki on a summer
fellowship Deidre or “Deedee” as
she is known by her fnends already
has a few ideas on what her new
Continued on page 3
By Andrea T. Brooks
Fifteen students had the op
portunity to travel to the windy city
of Chi cago and hobnob with the big
wigs in the broadcast industry. The
four- day trip, April 20-24, which
was sponsored by the Mass Com-
miinications Speech and Theater
Department, was organized by Dr.
Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, chair of the
“The trip allowed students
to network and make important
connections for their futures,” she
Tea Carr, a sophomore from
Atlanta said, “I had a good learning
experience, networked, £uid had a
The itinerary included vis
its to Showtime Networks Inc., The
Bertice Berry Show, ETA Theater,
BR&R Communications, and sev
eral museums in the Chicago area.
also from Atlanta said, “I wish the
trip could have been longer so that
we could have visited more black
Toshanique Pauley, a sopho
more firom New York said, “I really
enjoyed BR&R Communications. It
was nice to see aU black women in
charge of their own company. It
Continued on page 3
Nubian Nuance — no show
By TammI McCall
Last year, students were dis
heartened to discover that Christo
pher Williams was a no show at
Bennett’s first annual Nubian Nu
This year students were
again disappointed at a no show.
No show at all.
“This is a bunch of bidl
Karla Jackson, a sophomore said.
Aaron Hall, Queen Latifah
and Wu Tang Clan were the ex
pected show for the Nubian
Nuance’s concert. Rumors were
spread that the show had been can
celled because of an alleged riot in
Dr. Tiajuana Mosby attrib
uted other problems concerning the
cancellation of the event.
“We did not have a riot,”
Mosby explained that there
was an altercation between the po-
Uce and one Bennett student. The
arrest of that student lead others to
react without getting all of the facts.
Mosby also said that the altercation
was not the main reason the concert
was cancelled. The main concern
was that a headline performer was
“The concert was cancelled
because we had no star,” Mosby
According to Herb Jackson,
student activities director, the con
cert promoters. Stage One, had not
secured an artist of status, there
fore prompting the Nubian Nuance
committee to vote for a no show.
“We put money up and
trusted Stage One to supply a good
Continued on page 4