Voorhees alumna wins a seat on the St. Matthews City Council
Denmark, S.C.- Voorhees College alumna Sharon Bennett was recently
sworn in as a councilwoman for St. Matthews district six.
Bennett said she is honored and humbled to serve the town of St. Matthews.
“It is my intention to work collaboratively with my fellow council-members
to bring a new vision and new perspective to St. Matthews, continuing to
work on the beautification of the town and provide opportunities for town
growth and development,” Bennett said. “In the words of Mother Teresa, ‘I
alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to
create many ripples.’ I plan to create as many ripples as I can while I can.”
She graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in organizational
management. Bennett also earned a master’s degree in instructional design
from Capella University, and a certificate in educational technology from
While at Voorhees, Bennett joined the Eta Phi chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc.
Bennett is a member of the EmpowerHer chapter of the American Business
Women Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People, Trinity No. 3 Order of Eastern Star, the Orangeburg Alumni
chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and New Bethany Baptist
Currently, Bennett is a technology instructor at Elloree Elementary School
in Elloree. Also, she is the recent winner of the Miss U.S. Plus World Cover Girl and Miss U.S. Plus
Intercontinental, a division of Miss U.S. Plus World. Bennett is the mother of two daughters, Ada and
April, one son, Jeffrey, and one granddaughter, Jeryann.
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Voorhees College is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro
College Fund. From its founding in 1897, Voorhees has evolved into a leading four-year liberal arts college. Voorhees
College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2020
Second from right: Sharon Bennet
baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or
call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Voorhees College. Voorhees is fully committed to its mission
to meet the highest standards for educating the minds, hearts and spirits of young men and women.
information about Voorhees College can be found on the Web site at www.voorhees.edu.