Belles meet NBC talk show host Gumbel
BENNETT COLLEGE PUBLIC
GaiUiard,senior English major from
Massachusetts, and Tia Smith, a jun
ior mass communications major from
Washington, D.C. joined NBC's To
day co-anchor Bryant Gimibel and
several sports and entertainment ce
lebrities during the annual Bryant
Gumbel/W alt Disney World Celebrity
Golf Tournament in Orlando, March
The two students are the $5,000
recepients of the Bryant Gumbel/W alt
Disney Scholarship from UNCF.
The event marked the seventh year
for the tournament which is held to
benefit The College Fund / UNCF by
providing financial support for the
Bryant Gumbel Scholarship.
PHOTO BY Bennett College Public
Affairs/Marketing on Page 3, See
Jennifer Farris, Miss Bennett and
Summer Olympics commentator
Banner Sports Editor
Jennifer Farris, the reigning MissBennett
College, has had an exciting year.
Not only is she currently featured in the
March issue of maga/ine along with
campus queens fitom other Historically Black
Colleges and Universities, but she is one of
1,200 interns from the Clark Atlanta Sum
mer Program chosen to be a commentary
systemsassistantatthe 1996 Summer Olym
pics in Atlanta.
She will be communicating with the
commentators on the field and and their host
stations from different countries.
Please turn to Farris, Page 3 |
EDITORIAL: President Bob Dole Page 2
SPORTS: Belle season In review.
MOVIE REVIEW: Martial arts flick No. 1 Page 4|
MUSIC REVIEW: Fugees album'banging' ....Page 4
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VOL. XVIII NO. 9
Seniors have their Day
photo by Bennett College Public Affairs/Marketing
Senior Gertrude Setumba, receives a hug from her sophomore "little
sister" Latrice Swearingen as they prepare to enter the Chapel for the
Senior Day Vesper.
“We’ve Come This Far By Faith" the
theme for Senior Day, one of the most
anticipated vespers of the year, was sung
by graduating senior Monica Bush March
21 in the chapel.
The program featured more than 100
seniors and their sophomore “little sis
ters,” who presented their “big sister,”
seniors with the academic attire to be
worn during graduation exercises. This
traditional ceremony is one of the begin
ning steps toward graduation day, May 19.
PresidentGIoriaR. Scott, speaking dur
ing the event, said, “Our charge to you is
that you always love and cherish your
alma mater, Bennett College.”
The senior class sang a tribute to the
faculty and staff during their rendition of.
“ThankYou" by Boyz II Men. Tears were
shed and hugs were given during the sing
ing of, “/ Know I’ve Been Changed, ” a
tribute to the families in attendance by
Ursula Cobbs and Alicia Hubbard.
Delivering the appreciation was
Shantisse White, asenior psychology major
from Maryland. She challenged the senior
class to spend the rest of their lives restor
ing hope. “Become the hope of the fu-
dire,” she said. .
“I thought this was an excellent ACES,
said Anita LeDeaux, a junior business
major from New Orleans. “But 1 was dis
appointed because I wish that all of the
seniors would have participated,” she
Following the ceremony, a sit-down
dinner in the cafeteria for the friends and
family of the hopeful graduates was hosted
by the sophomore class.
Choir pervails in snowy spring break tour
Grueling, tiring, and successful have been words used to describe the Bennett
College Choir's tour of the Midwest The members of the choir spent their spring break
(March 2 -10) singing, promoting and recruiting for Bennett.
Before hitting the Midwest the choir traveled south to Atlanta to perform at the
alumnae white breakfast Then they took a 12- hour ride to Marrietta, Ohio where it
began to snow. That was only the fust of many inches of snow that they saw as the
tour continued to Columbus, Dettoit, Chicago, and IndianapoUs.
“Besides the cold weather 1 found the tour to be successful and lots of fun. We met
a lot of people that had never heard of Bennett and it gave us a chance to tell them about
it ” said Page Nicols, a freshwoman performing arts major from Charlotte.
’ Some of the students tbat did go home for spring break were able to see the choir
perform. “It felt good to seemysisters preform so beautifuUyinmy hometown. It gave
me a chmice to show off whatBennett has to offer to my famUy and some younger girls
that may be considering a women’s college after graduation,” said Starr A. Allen, a
freshwoman psychology major from Detroit.
The choir will be touring the East Coast next year.
Farris to commentate
at 1996 Summer Olympics