BCNAA Annual Spring Meeting

43rd Annual Spring Planning Meeting
The Benedict College National Alumni Association

April 4-7, 2024

hosted by
The Washington Alumni Club No. 46
Oxon Hill, Maryland

Mrs. Cedelle E. Gates ’71
BCNAA National President


Registration Fee Early Bird (before March 4th): $330.00
Registration Fee after March 5th: $375.00

Registration Deadline: March 22, 2024
No On-Site Registration

Cedelle Gates web

Mrs. Cedelle E. Gates '71

30th National Presdient

Coach Dickerson

Mr. Ron Dickerson, Jr.


Friday, April 5, 2024


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

BCNAA Executive Committee Meeting via Zoom

(2022-24 BCNAA Officers, Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs)

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BCNAA Executive Committee Appreciation Session

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Memorial Service

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business Session I

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alumni Luncheon

Mr. Ron Dickerson, Jr., Bendict College Head Football Coach, Speaker

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Session II

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dinner at the Harbor

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business Session III/Wrap Up

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

National Mall Tours

11:00 a.m.

Worship Services of your choice

Schedule of Events

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Log On |Committee Chairs, Co-Chairs, and Members Breakout Sessions |
(Committee Members Only)
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions | (Committee Members Only)
5:45: p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Log On & Meeting Protocol | (All meeting registrants)
6:00 p.m.Welcome & Greetings | Inspiration
6:10 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Introduction of Speaker | Ms. Pia Scott, Guest Speaker

Remaining Relevant, Resilient and READY: Moving Forward the Legacy of Benedict College

7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Acknowledgements | Closing
7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Entertainment | Mr. Russell Perkins, Saxophonist

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Log On & Meeting Protocol | (All Meeting registrants)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

College Updates by Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

BC Quality Enhancement Plan | Dr. Vareva Harris, Chair Benedict College

3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Business Session I | (All Meeting registrants)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Entertainment | DJ Reggie B

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Log On & Meeting Protocol | (All Meeting registrants) 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Memorial Service 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Business Session II | (All Meeting registrants) 

12:00 p.m. 

Announcement of 50/50 Rally Drawing and Alma Mater 

Hotel Accommodations

Harborside Hotel

6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Direct: (240) 493-1020

Harborside Hotel is the official host hotel for the Benedict College National Alumni Association Spring Meeting. Contact the hotel for reservations. Mention Benedict College group code “Benedict College National Alumni Event Group Block” to receive a special room rate.

Room rate – $179 King/Double ++ tax | Reservation Deadline: March 4, 2024

Check-In: 4:00 p.m.    |    Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.

Nearby attractions

What to Do in Charlotte, NC and Beyond

Explore Charlotte with attractions near our hotel. Whether you’re seeking thrills or a quiet retreat, the city has experiences for everyone. Visit Carowinds, Discovery Place, Billy Graham Library, and more while you’re at Hilton Charlotte Executive Park.

Hilton Charlotte Executive Park is located in south Charlotte at the intersection of I-77 and Tyvola Road, near attractions like Carowinds Park, the Billy Graham Library, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Quail Hollow Club, home of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship. Downtown Charlotte and the Charlotte Convention Center are just a quick drive from this south Charlotte hotel.

The BC Travel Club

Round Trip Fare: $65.00

Deadline: March 15, 2020

The BC Travel Club will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for the 40th Annual Spring Meeting. Please email or call to reserve a space on the bus ASAP. The bus schedule is listed below.

For more information, please email Robert Thomas @ or call 803-360-6609 or, Robert Squirewell @ or call 803-466-6222

Check Payable to:
BC Tiger Booster Club
Mail: Attn. Mr. Gary Knight
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Board: 8:30 a.m. | Depart 9:00 a.m.
Benedict College, Columbia, SC
(Parking Garage)
to Charlotte, North Carolina

Board: 8:30 a.m. | Depart 9:00 a.m.
Return to Columbia, South Carolina


40th Annual Spring Meeting Registration Form (Printable PDF).


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