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Paine College Annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP)

October 20, 2020

The Paine College Annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) will Feature Stellar Lineup of Presenters – Challenging Times for Academic Success

The Division of Business at Paine College will host the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) that will begin with a virtual Assembly featuring keynote speaker Reverend Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman. Challenging Times for Academic Success will serve as the backdrop for the series of seminars that will be presented October 21-22. The public is invited to attend the virtual seminars via Zoom. Other presenters are: Mr. Troy Gattis, Ms. Charlene Love, Ms. Ella Zinnerman Norris, Ms. Rashundra Hall, and Ms. Tammi Banks.

About the Speaker: Rev. Boseman was born and raised in Barnwell, South Carolina and presently resides in Aiken, South Carolina. She and her husband and partner, Bobby, are the proud parents of three beautiful, talented and gifted daughters; Razzie, Remy, and Rozlyn. Tragically, their son, Corey, predeceased them on June 27, 2015. Her prayer is that "they will arise and call her blessed".

On June 25, 2015, she was ordained and appointed as Pastor and Lead Servant of Hudson Memorial CME Church in Augusta, Georgia at the Annual Conference of the 6th Episcopal District by Bishop Kenneth W. Carter. She has served as Lead Pastor and Shepherding Pastor of Abundant Life Fellowship in Camden, South Carol ina; Assistant Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Aiken South Carolina; New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Jamaica NY as a Charter Member and Trustee. At twelve years old, she was among the first black students to desegregate the public schools of Barnwell, SC. She has attended South Carolina State College; American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service; New York Institute of Technology; and Erskine College Seminary. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Reverend Jenkins Boseman is the Founder and Executive Director of The Imani Group, Inc., a community based non-profit organization. She works tirelessly in the areas Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Social Justice and Youth Leadership Development. As the first female, national co-chair of the African American Ministers Leadership Council she brings to the consciousness of other faith leaders their duty to be prophetic voices speaking to not only speaking "truth to power" but in speaking "truth with power".

She made a major transformative career and lifestyle change after almost four decades as a funeral service professional in New York and South Carolina. She is an instructor for the BASICS World of Work and EMERGE re-entry programs within the Pre-Release, Diversion and Transitional Correctional Centers in Georgia and South Carolina. She is internationally recognized for her expertise and activism in Environmental Justice, having attended three United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change as a delegate. Under her leadership, The Imani Group serves as a Community Partner for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. A member of the NAACP having served two terms as past president of the Aiken Branch and as an Executive Committee member of the SC Conference.

She always credits her mother, the late Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Jenkins, for passing on the mantle of spirit and duty of activism and advocacy. Likewise, she credits her father, the late Deacon Matthew Jenkins, Sr. for her understanding of servant leadership to God's people. She has coined a phrase "full circle activism" that means moving from education, to empowerment, to economic benefits and employment that transforms entire communities. She seeks the elimination of SCARs (Sexism, Classism, Ageism and Racism) from the global community. Clearly, Reverend Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman is committed to the people that she serves and to the citizens of her community in any way that serves to uplift and empower us all. Advocacy and Activism is not what she does, but it is who she is. It is with full conviction and commitment that she believes that we achieve all that we are willing to work hard at accomplishing.

ZOOM Link for Chapel Assembly:

Paine College is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Paine College's Weekly Assembly
Zoom Link Time: Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Meeting ID: 885 0931 2166
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