Coker College professor Mal Hyman to announce run for U.S. Congress

February 10, 2016

Coker College Professor of Sociology Mal Hyman will announce his run for the Democratic nomination for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11:45 a.m. at the Coker College Music Recital Hall.

His campaign will focus on common sense for the common good, with emphasis on Congress investing more in America in an effort to create more jobs, opportunity, security and sustainability.

Hyman has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to education, including 28 years at Coker College, numerous public schools, a medium security men’s prison and the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. In his time at Coker, he has coordinated forums on a number of public interest topics such as ethnic harmony, homelessness, globalization, sustainable energy and police procedures. He has worked for human rights around the world, including in Mexico, Nicaragua, the West Bank, El Salvador, Cuba and Colombia.

Hyman received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.A. from the University of California, Riverside. He is a resident of Hartsville along with his wife, Carole Holloway, an attorney for the Department of Social Services. He has two daughters, Geneva, a nurse, and Nicole a student at Furman.

South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District includes the counties of Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marlboro, Marion and parts of Florence and Lee counties.

Event Summary:

Mal Hyman to announce run for U.S. Congress
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2015
11:45 a.m. EST
Coker College Music Recital Hall
The Recital Hall is located at the entrance of Coker College’s campus.

For more information about Hyman’s upcoming announcement, please contact Laura Hoxworth at [email protected].

About Coker College

Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 5 for value among colleges in the Southeast region.