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Kenntrail Grooms

Kenntrail Grooms

Director of Student Engagement and Greek Life

Office: Derrick Hall, room 9

Office Phone: 803.321.3311


Department: Office of Student Affairs


M.A., Counseling (Mental Health), Webster University, 2009

B.A., Psychology, Newberry College, 2007


Kenntrail Grooms returned to his alma mater in spring 2020 to head the College's student engagement and Greek life programs. He previously served Benedict College in student activities and leadership development roles from 2011 until his arrival at Newberry.


Grooms was heavily involved during his time as a Newberry College student. He was a member of the marching band, Metoka Galeda Gospel Choir, the Newberry College Singers, and he remains a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He also served as a new student orientation leader and a resident advisor.


In his community, he has volunteered with the Alston Wilkes Society Columbia Youth Home, the C.A. Johnson High School Family Literacy Initiative, and the South Carolina 4-H Program. He is an active member of Grace Christian Church in Columbia.

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