Dr. Andrew Sorensen Honored by Indian Waters Council

July 30, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – July 29, 2008 – The Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America’s 2008 Distinguished Citizen Award was presented to Dr. Andrew Sorensen, President of the University of South Carolina, at the Taste of the Riverbanks Region event. The event, presented by BP Barber, Carolina First, First Citizens Bank, Palmetto Health and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough took place Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at the Columbia Museum of Art. 

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The Distinguished Citizen Award represents a unique way to reflect on the importance of Scouting, while paying tribute to a model citizen.  Dr. Andrew Sorensen’s contributions to our community through his leadership, commitment to education and community service reflect values at the core of the Boy Scouts of America’s mission.  The Indian Waters Council is pleased to be able to recognize Dr. Sorensen at such a significant point in his career, his impending retirement as President of USC.

This award is presented by the Indian Waters Council to an individual who has distinguished himself through outstanding contributions to enhance the quality of life in our area.  Past recipients include:  Ike McLeese, I.S. Leevy Johnson, Stephen G. Morrison, Michael J. Mungo, Governor Mark Sanford, Mayor Bob Coble and Sheriff Leon Lott. 

The evening featured signature items from area restaurants and caterers as well as cocktails and live music.  Proceeds from the night’s event will benefit the Scouting programs of the Indian Waters Council. Scouting promotes positive character development, leadership skills and physical fitness to both boys and girls through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Exploring, Learning for Life, and Venturing programs. 

Additional Sponsors for the event are: 


AT&T                                                               Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Chernoff Newman                                             Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak &


Colonial Life                                                      SCANA Corporation

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.                            Southeastern Freight Lines

Homeowners Mortgage Enterprise                        USC Board of Trustees

Kahn Development Company                               Wilbur Smith & Associates      

Lexington Medical Center                                            



Aberdeen                                                            Harper’s

Al’s Upstairs Italian Restaurant                              Nick’s House of Pizza

Blue Marlin                                                          Rebecca’s

The Clarion                                                          Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Columbia Convention Center                                 Shane’s Rib Shack

DeLucca’s                                                             Villa Tronco

Founded in 1916, the Indian Waters Council serves more than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers in the central South Carolina counties of Bamberg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Saluda.  To learn more, or to get involved, visit www.indianwaters.org.

All photos courtesy of Deborah McDonald and MidlandsBiz.

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