- Bennett has worked as a physical education teacher, basketball coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and school superintendent.
- The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Winthrop University, "Late Bennie Bennett ’81, ’88 Awarded 2016 Dream Keeper Award on MLK Jr. Day" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 8.