School of Communication

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences offers well-developed major programs of study designed to prepare students to compete in a variety of specialized, high-demand, professional careers. There are two departments in this academic school: (1) Communication and Arts and (2) Criminal Justice Administration and Social Sciences.

Benedict College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Quick Facts


Highlights & Achievements

sanfordgreene obama

Sanford Greene is currently working for Marvel on covers… Cover artist for the SHAFT mini series…. cover artist for new Archie series… Artist for children’s book series called Kulipari “ An Army of Frogs, ” The Rainbow Serpent “ and coming later this Year ” Amphibians End “


Patrice Mazyck was raised in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. She graduated from Benedict College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science. Mazyck continued her education at Eastern Kentucky University located in Richmond Kentucky. She graduated in 2011, with a Master of Science in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management with a concentration in Occupational Health and Safety. Currently, she is an Occupational Safety Health Specialist for Boeing in North Charleston, South Carolina. Mazyck recently launched LINQ International, LLC, a non-profit business that specializes in connecting people, businesses and information. In 2018, Mazyck received the Women of Color Rising Star Award in recognition of her work to bridge the gap between HBCUs and Boeing SC.


Dr. Carlye Summers is a 2014 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Benedict College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During her matriculation she was the President of the Beta Kappa Chi honor society and a member of the Alpha Chi honor society. Summers served as the recording secretary in 2012 and the 1st Vice President in 2013 for the Benedict College Student Government Association. She was a member of the Benedict College Cheerleading squad and the School of Honors. Summers maintained her status on the Dean’s list from 2010 to 2014. She continued her education at the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary located in Tuskegee, AL Summers graduated Cum Laude in May 2018 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently an Associate Veterinarian for Petwell Partners in Dallas, TX

Devon Owens (Political Science) 2017
Special Assistant
SC Legislative Black Caucus /Solomon Blatt Building
Columbia, SC

Jade Butts (History) 2018
Flight Attendant
United Airlines
Houston, Texas

Joshua Grant  (Political Science)  2015
Community Outreach
Congressman Joe Wilson Office
Columbia, SC

Elijah Nixon (Mass Comm) 2018
Content Specialist
Columbia, SC

Corey Lewis, High School Principal  (English)
Hartsville, SC

Brandon Wright
Academic Advisor/Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina
Beaufort, Bluffton, SC.

Brandon Mason
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at Eagles Landing Family Practice


Rawlins Clark
Engineering Technician at North Carolina Department of Transportation
Raleigh, North Carolina

Larry Nixon
Anesthesiologist at Central Mississippi Medical Center and Partner at Surgical Anesthesia Associates
Jackson, Mississippi

Brian Brock
Science Teacher, Leeland Public Charter School
Upper Marlboro, MD

Ayana Martin
Senior Research Associate, Medical & Scientific Affairs, CDM New York – Healthcare Advertising

William Boyd 2010
Richland County Public Works/Entrepreneur

Mary Barnwell 2011
Goodyear Tire
Youngstown, Ohio

Tatiana Rosser 2012
SCANA  Utility Corp
Columbia, SC


Aja Jagne 2013
Audio Visual Tech, Fed Reserve Bank
Atlanta, GA

Paula McIntosh 2013
EHS Specialist, Kellogg Company Hospital Care

Keonna Watts 2013
Georgia School System

Shaquita Francis 2015
Direct TV
Terrel Williams 2015
Virtual Business Office, Richland Mall
Columbia, SC

Terrel Williams 2015
Virtual Business Office, Richland Mall
Columbia, SC

Roosevelt Wells 2008
Prop Designer
Atlanta, GA

Cale Carter Graphic Designer  1993
Graphic Design Services
Houston, TX


Programs and Initiatives


Events and Workshops

Success Stories