Chris Campbell of Columbia Awarded Inaugural S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship

July 23, 2008

CLINTON, SC  — July 22, 2008 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Chris Campbell of Irmo High School was named recipient of the inaugural S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship Award, presented at the conclusion of South Carolina Business Week at Presbyterian College.

The $5,000 S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship Award, which recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities, was introduced this year in honor of S. Hunter Howard, Jr., retiring president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.  The scholarship may be used at the South Carolina college or university of his choice. Campbell plans to attend the University of South Carolina this fall and plans to major in international business. 

“I attended Business Week in 2007, and my eyes as well as my business savvy were opened to the world of corporate America,” said Campbell.  “As a person who wants to major in international business, South Carolina Business Week is perfect for beginning my road of hard effort by introducing me to the concepts of how supply, demand, prices, advertisements, and ethics can affect a business’s success.”

The annual South Carolina Business Week program teaches principles of the American free enterprise system through collegiate-caliber classes, computer simulation, and other engaging activities. Close to 200 high-school students from across the state attended the program, which is celebrating its 25th year.

The 2008 South Carolina Business Week was presented by the South Carolina Cable Television Association and sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the SC Association of School Administrators, SC Department of Education, SC Council on Economic Education and the SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership. 

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 6,500 member companies and more than 600,000 member employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing per capita income and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.