Tom Joyner Morning Show co- host Sybil Wilkes will be honored today at Bennett College’s Belle Ringer Awards.
Sybil is among five other “Belle Ringer” women who will be awarded for their commitment to community & excellence and support of higher education.These women possess the qualities of the Bennett Ideal- a life lived with dignity & grace and care for others. Sybil has a honorary doctorate from Bennett College and several awards for her perseverance in journalism.
The Belle Ringer Awards Ceremony is in conjunction with Bennett’s inaugural celebration of their 17th president, Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall. In addition to the six women being honored, six Bennet upper classwomen will be awarded $500 Scholarships in the name of each of the Belle Ringer Honorees, these young women also embody the “Bennett Ideal”. The scholarships will cover the cost of books and instructional technology needs.
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Bennett College is the only historically African American college for women in North Carolina and is one of two such HBCUs in the country. A private, four-year liberal arts college, it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1873, the College held its first sessions in the basement of Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church (now known as St. Matthews United Methodist Church). In 1926, appreciating the great need to educate Black women, the Women’s Home Missionary Society and Board of Education of the Methodist Church re-established Bennett College as one for women and graduated its first class in 1930. If you would like to make a donation to Bennett College click here.