BCNAA Annual Spring Meeting

42nd Annual Spring Planning Meeting
The Benedict College National Alumni Association

March 30 - April 2, 2023

hosted by
The Greater Jacksonville Benedict Club
Jacksonville, Florida

Mrs. Cedelle E. Gates ’71
BCNAA National President


Registration Fee Early Bird (before Feb 28th): $250.00
Registration Fee after March 1st: $300.00

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2023
No On-Site Registration

Cedelle English Gates

Mrs. Cedelle E. Gates '71

30th National Presdient

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Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis

President and CEO
Benedict College

Friday, March 31, 2023
College Updates


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

South Bank Marriott, Jacksonville Riverwalk

1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Direct: (904) 396-5100

South Bank Marriott Jacksonville Riverwalk is the official host hotel for the Benedict College National Alumni Association Spring Meeting. Contact the hotel for reservations. Mention Benedict College group code BCO to receive a special room rate.

Room rate – $149 King/Double ++ tax | Reservation Deadline: February 28, 2023
Book your group rate for Greater Jacksonville Chapter of Benedict College

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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