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Bring Benny Back!

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It is a known fact that the Petrie School of Music is recognized throughout the Southeast as one of the most prestigious schools of music. Our Steinway pianos are the main focus of what makes our program superior to others. With the recent resignation of Benny Mixon, who has been our piano tuner since the school became the first all women’s Steinway School, the student body who belong in this program feel that he should be brought back. We fear that without his expertise, our program will begin to decline and we worry that our higher value on music education will fade away.

Not only was Benny our piano tuner, but he was a man that was revered as one of the most sincere and generous members of the faculty. He has reached out and changed countless lives with alumnae coming back to visit not just the school, but to visit him as well because of how he has influenced their lives. He has made everyone feel welcome no matter their religion, race, or political views, and has provided so much for students who have had so little in their lives. He has helped those who were hungry by providing food in his office, and has even gone as far as helping students get to a doctor or taking them to a hospital when no one else was there to help. He is a kind and caring man, and the students love him. Without him, the music building will suffer morally and possibly even with retention rates, as he has counseled so many students to continue their education at Converse College. He loves this college, he loves us, and he is loved.

 

So please, sign this petition to help us support Benny since he has supported so much for us. It is now our time to give back to him!



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