Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley delivers fiery address to Belles at Bennett College’s Baccalaureate
Bennett College held Baccalaureate on Friday, May 3, inside the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, delivering the Baccalaureate address. Alfred Street Baptist Church donated $50,000 to the #StandWithBennett Campaign, making it the largest faith-based gift the Institution received. After his address, which was both fiery and inspiring, Wesley was given a gift from children at the Martin Dixon Intergenerational Center, named after Bennett alumna Dr. Joyce Martin Dixon, and The President’s Award from Bennett College President Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins and Bennett Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Gladys A. Robinson ’71, a state senator. Also during Baccalaureate, High Point University President Dr. Nido Qubein was bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. On February 1 under Qubein’s leadership, HPU donated $1 million to Bennett’s fundraising campaign. A few days later on Feb. 4, Qubein attended a press conference at Bennett and gave the College another $357,000 in checks from HPU students and various boards and organizations with which he is affiliated.