Campus Celeb: Damon Bennett, President of the Impact Movement

Black History or African American History month ended this past weekend. It is a month that is meant to celebrate and recognize the achievements of African Americans and their central role in history. Her Campus wanted to celebrate, so we sat down with Marvin Logan, Executive Director of the Undergraduate Student Government and a black leader on campus. Last week, Her Campus had the opportunity to interview a few other black leaders on campus who are also making a difference. So, we are happy to introduce you to another Her Campus celeb, Damon Bennett.

Name: Damon Bennett

Grade: Junior

Major: Electronic Media production

Hometown: Marion, Ohio

Her Campus: What organizations are you involved in on campus?Damon Bennett: Impact Movement

HC: Can you tell me a little bit about the Impact movement?DB: Well, we are a Christian organization that is trying to raise up leaders that will be lights in the world. This way when they go into the world they won’t fizzle out. So say, if they want to start a ministry of their own, or start a church, they’ll be able to do that once they leave our organization. Basically, we are raising up leaders.

Bennett, far left, with some of the members of the Impact Movement 

HC: How long have you been involved with Impact?DB: It’s been 3 years now.

HC: What’s your position in impact?DB: President

HC: What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?DB: Slow down and be a part of something.

HC: How would you define equality?DB: Equality- the ability to be honest and understanding

HC: If you could change one thing about Kent State, what would it be?DB: Care about the students more – well, the administration care about their students more and actually have a genuine care for them.

HC: What’s your favorite thing about Kent State?DB: Impact

HC: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?DB: Married...becoming a father and leading men and becoming an artist/ musician/songwriter.

HC: What does it mean to be black to you?DB: To be strong and overcome and to be open to all people, not just my own.

HC: If you could bring back anyone from the dead and have lunch with them who would it be?DB: Peter the apostle – I just want to see how he did things to try and follow his example.

HC: Do you have a favorite quote?“People don’t struggle with sin, they struggle with righteousness” –Nate Mercer.

Her Campus was ecstatic to interview this young man who is making a difference on Kent State’s campus. Damon is passionate about making the world a better place and it shines through in his work with the Impact Movement. The aim of the impact movement is to impact spiritual leaders who will then go on to impact the world. The Impact movement meets every Tuesday in room 317 of the student center at 8pm. If you’re looking to get involved or have questions email [email protected]