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Student Profile: Deaweh Benson

Deaweh BensonDeaweh Benson, C'2012, Goes to Head of the Class
When Deaweh Benson, C'2012, walks across the stage on Sunday, May 20, she will take the distinction as valedictorian of the class of 2012. A psychology major, English minor, with a 3.99 GPA, Benson leaves her mark as a Phi Beta Kappa inductee with a dedication to both academics and campus leadership.

While at Spelman, she has served as a residential adviser, Writing Center tutor, executive editor of the Spelman Spotlight, and public service chair of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. During her Spelman journey, Benson also interned with Coca-Cola Refreshments, BET and Exxon Mobil Community Summer Jobs Program; was named a national winner in the Executive Leadership Council's "Wealth of Diversity" essay contest; and participated in The PhD Project, a program designed to encourage minorities to pursue business doctoral studies. She is a Vicki R. Palmer Scholarship recipient and siixth place winner in the Executive Leadership Council National Essay Competition

Following graduation, Benson will serve as a management trainee with McMaster-Carr Supply Company. She also plans to pursue a doctorate in strategic management and utilize her skills to advance minority business development.