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 Continued on Page 2 Sandy Smith, 1950-1979 EDITORIAL: America's invoivement in Haiti.. ..Page 2 SPORTS: Basketball tryouts ..Page 4 FEATURE: Prof. Adams says "Vote" ..Page 6 FEATURE: Tumblebus: No ordinary ride ...Page 7 REVIEW: "Jason's Lyric" recommended ..Page 8 The Bennett Banner Newspaper of the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College VOL XVII, NO. 2 October 27,1994 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 Yvette Burton Banner Reporter 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. Continued on Page 2 Bennett College, Greensboro, NO 27401 Parking prohibitions pose concerns Lalasha Gordon Banner Reporter 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 faculty parking. 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 House. 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.” Continued on Page 2 Miss Bennett, royal court presented Stephanie McCorkle 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 started.” 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, Jenine Samuel. 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 Berryman. 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 1995. 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 emony. 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 1995. 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.