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Citadel provides best ROI of public institutions in SC, according to Georgetown University study

 

A first of its kind report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) attempts to answer the question about whether a college degree is worth the investment. A first try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 colleges examines the short and long-term return on investment (ROI) for students attending America’s colleges and universities.…

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Elizabeth Warren to speak at College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will welcome Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.  Along with South Carolina state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, Warren will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community. The event will take place in the Johnson Center Gymnasium at 30 George St. at…

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Project SEARCH puts students on path to employment

 

Charleston County School District proudly boasts a program that provides career readiness skills for children with exceptional needs. Project SEARCH, which was implemented last year in partnership with AccessAbility, Embassy Suites Hotel, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, is a program that prepares students for meaningful employment in the modern…

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Midlands Arts Conservatory receives $10,000 grant from Lipscomb Family Foundation

 

The Lipscomb Family Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) to help fund the purchase of a Piano Lab for the school. The total cost for the Piano Lab, which includes one teacher piano and 15 electronic student pianos, is $34,882. Rice Music House has already donated $7,681 towards…

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Furman’s George C. Shields elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected George C. Shields, a Furman University chemistry professor, to the rank of fellow in the organization. This year’s cohort includes 443 members; they will be recognized Saturday, Feb. 15, during the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Shields was elected AAAS Fellow for…

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State cotton farmers to gather for boll weevil meeting

 

South Carolina cotton farmers will gather Tuesday, Dec. 17, for updates on the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in South Carolina. The annual meeting at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence County will bring updates from the S.C. Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, the Southeast Boll Weevil Eradication Program and Clemson’s Extension, research…

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District’s partnership with Lowcountry Food Bank addresses needs of at-risk students

 

Since 2006, the Charleston County School District has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank to serve at-risk students through a program called BackPack Buddies Program. The mission is to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger or homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home…

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College of Charleston awards 2019 Alumni Award

 

The College of Charleston Alumni Association in partnership with the College of Charleston Foundation has honored six alumni at the recent 2019 Alumni Awards Gala. The 2019 Alumni Award recipients are: Alumni Award of Honor Gregory D. Padgett ‘79 A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Greg Padgett has been actively involved on campus since his days as a…

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Pickens school leader named SC Elementary Principal of the Year

 

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named Mrs. Jessica Patterson the 2020 South Carolina Elementary Principal of the Year. Mrs. Patterson is the principal of Chastain Road Elementary School in the School District of Pickens County. “We are pleased to announce that Jessica Patterson has been named the SCASA Elementary Principal of…

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Sherman College names faculty, staff member of the year

 

Sherman College of Chiropractic recently honored Carolyn Best, M.T., and Amy Carlson, B.S., in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college. Laboratory Instructor of Basic Sciences Carolyn Best, B.A., M.T. (ASCP) SH, was named Faculty Member of the Year. She joined the college in 2003 as a lab assistant and through the…

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Greenville Technical College and Renishaw, Inc. establish the Center for Manufacturing Innovation as Renishaw’s Southeastern Training Center

 

Greenville Technical College and Renishaw, Inc. (“Renishaw”) have signed a Training and Facilities Services Agreement (“Agreement”) that establishes Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (“CMI”) as Renishaw’s Southeastern Training Center. Thanks to this Agreement, Renishaw and Greenville Technical College customers and students will have access to formal technical training using Renishaw equipment. Courses will…

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Richland One cubing craze continues at December 7 competition

 

How many different ways are there to solve a Rubik’s Cube? According to therubikzone.com it is 43 quintillion. But it only takes the first one to be the fastest. For the second straight year, students from Richland One middle and high schools will attempt to break the district record for solving a Rubik’s Cube in…

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Distinguished law school alum I.S. Leevy Johnson to speak to graduates

 

Distinguished law school alumnus I.S. Leevy Johnson will address thousands of students earning their degrees at the University of South Carolina’s annual winter commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at the Colonial Life Arena. The ceremony, which begins at 2:30 p.m., will include graduates from bachelor’s, master’s and professional degree programs across the university system. The university’s…

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United Way of the Midlands and National Panhellenic Council host Richland District One School Board Candidates Forum on December 5

 

United Way of the Midlands, along with National Pan-hellenic Council at Columbia, SC, is hosting a nonpartisan Candidate Forum for the at-large seat on Richland School District One’s School Board on Thursday, December 5 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. “We’re excited to host this event to bring the community together and allow voters to hear…

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Citadel board raises cadet residency requirements

 

The Citadel Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to raise the minimum number of semesters students pursuing a cadet degree must complete on campus in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Beginning with the Class of 2024, a student must have lived on campus with the Corps for six semesters (or five with one approved study…

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21st annual Christmas concert at PC – December 7 & 8

 

Christmas at PC has rung in the Christmas season for many on and off the Presbyterian College campus for the past 20 years. This year’s program, “The Gift for All Mankind,” promises to do the same. Christmas at PC performances are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3…

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BJU to honor first responders at Christmas Celebration

 

Bob Jones University will honor area first responders at the annual Christmas Celebration Friday, Dec. 6, from 4-8 p.m. on the BJU campus. Upstate first responders and their families are encouraged to visit a specially designated tent at the Wade Hampton entrance to receive free hot chocolate and doughnuts served by Bob Jones Academy High School students. “Our first…

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CSU makes 100 Best College Buys and Best Christian Colleges lists again

 

National lists recognizing affordable colleges and Christian education have once again included Charleston Southern University. CSU has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys for 15 consecutive years and America’s Best Christian Colleges for 21 consecutive years. To be considered for America’s 100 Best College Buys, an institution must be an accredited, four-year institution…

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Westwood High School teacher named November Rookie Teacher of the Block

 

Westwood High School first year teacher and coach James Roberts IV has been named the November 2019 Rookie Teacher of the Block. The award is sponsored by H&R Block, a dedicated partner of Richland School District Two. Mr. Roberts was surprised with the announcement on the WHS Redhawk morning TV show. Nominated by Assistant Principal,…

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Riley Center announces six Mayors selected to Mayors’ Design Fellowship’s second class

 

The Riley Center for Livable Communities announces today the six Mayors who have been selected to participate in the second class of the Riley Mayors’ Design Fellowship. The 2020 Riley Mayors’ Design Fellows are: Mayor Alston DeVenny, of Lancaster Mayor Rick Osbon, of Aiken Mayor Bob Pettit, of North Augusta Mayor Christie Rainwater, of Hanahan…

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City of Charleston to give away free reusable bags and straws at upcoming workshops for residents

 

Residents are encouraged to join one of two free workshops designed to provide tools and resources that will help support a smooth community-wide transition to the City’s new single-use plastic regulations that take effect January 1, 2020. The following workshops are being hosted by the city of Charleston Sustainability division: Sunday, December 8, 1 to…

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Discovery uncovers new information on horned dinosaurs

 

A new discovery is changing what paleontologists thought they knew about horned dinosaurs. In the summer of 2015, College of Charleston professor Scott Persons was looking for fossils in the badlands of southern Alberta, Canada. Hiking down a ridge, he spotted a fossil horn poking straight out of the hillside, and he began to dig around it.…

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2020 winter foreign language classes at Upstate International, register now

 

Language classes are filling up at Upstate International. Here are the 11 reasons why: American Sign Language, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. Impress your family, friends and colleagues. Enhance your resume, expand your employment opportunities and deepen your travel experiences. . Whether you want to learn a language for work, play, travel, or simply…

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Spartanburg Community College Call Me MiSTER students receive laptops

 

Laptop Donation from Brother Restoring Urban Hope Community Group Spartanburg Community College’s Call Me MiSTER program, which educates and inspires young men to become South Carolina teachers, recently received donated laptops from a local organization hoping to impact the lives of young men in the Spartanburg community. SCC MiSTERS Khyree Miller and Nicholas Smith received…

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Three at Tri-County honored as Educators of the Year

 

Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri- County Technical College's Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February. Tasheka Johnson, director of the Advising and Academic Support Network and President’s Advisory Council member, is the College’s outstanding administrator; Trent Hulehan, program director for…

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MUSC Health names Patti Hart chief nursing officer for Charleston division

 

Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO of MUSC Health and vice president for Health Affairs, University, has named Patti Hart the chief nursing officer for the health system’s Charleston division. The appointment is effective immediately. In her new role, she will be responsible for nursing inpatient, ambulatory and perioperative nursing practice on the Charleston campus. The MUSC Health –…

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Gov. Henry McMaster designates chair of South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees

 

South Carolina First Steps, the state’s early childhood agency and a statewide nonprofit organization, announced that Governor Henry McMaster has designated business leader David Morley as the new chair of the South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees. Morley will also serve as chair of the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), an interagency group coordinated…

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Comcast provides digital support for Morningside students

 

Fifty scholars from Morningside Middle School are enjoying more access to technology thanks to the generosity of Comcast. On November 13, 2019, the telecommunications company hosted the Bandwidth for Growth Forum – which is part of a series of events in the Charleston area that celebrates the power of the digital economy and the power…

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Andrew Yang to speak at College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Nov. 22, 2019. The event will take place in the Stern Center Garden at 71 George Street at 10:30…

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Two Lexington One assistant principals selected for statewide awards

 

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named two school leaders from Lexington School District One as the 2020 South Carolina Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year and the 2020 South Carolina Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. Leah Sarantopoulos, assistant principal at Carolina Springs Middle School, is the 2020 SC Middle…

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Clemson MBA Program launches innovation-centric ‘Pawdcast’

 

Thanks to a generous gift from the Phyfer Family, Clemson University’s MBA program, already a leader in educating and training top-notch business professionals, is expanding its mission of engagement by offering enlightening conversations with some of the most forward-thinking innovators in the worlds of both business and education as part of its new Business of Innovation Pawdcast.…

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GSP Airport District President/CEO David Edwards to deliver keynote address at Spartanburg Community College’s 2020 Economic Visionaries Celebration

 

Spartanburg Community College announced that David N. Edwards, Jr., A.A.E., president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2020 Economic Visionaries celebration planned for Thursday, March 12 at the Spartanburg Marriott. SCC hosts the Economic Visionaries celebration each year as way to recognize the contributions of businesses…

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Noted explorer inducted into Camden HS Hall of Fame

 

By Alex Junes-Ward Tom Mullikin, a career attorney, military officer, and global expedition leader, was inducted into the Camden High School Hall of Fame during ceremonies at 833 South Broad, Nov. 7. “This was a tremendous personal honor for my family and me,” said Mullikin. “And it was particularly special for me to be among…

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Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank fame to speak at Sherman College

 

Renowned businessman Kevin Harrington will address nearly 600 local executives, educational leaders, and emerging entrepreneurs in the Gelardi Student Center at Sherman College on Friday, November 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. His talk will focus on strategies for entrepreneurs including positioning yourself as a key person of influence, standing out in the marketplace…

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Medical Assisting Major Kaelyn Minick will attend Tri-County tuition free

 

Kaelyn Minick was stunned – and equally grateful — when she received her billing notice for the upcoming spring semester at Tri-County Technical College and saw a zero balance. By qualifying for both the Lottery Tuition Assistance and the new South Carolina Workforce and Industry Needs Scholarship (SC WINS) funding, the Medical Assisting major will…

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Tri-County’s NSLS supports Toys for Tots Drive

 

The Tri-County Technical College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season to sponsor a toy drive to benefit children ages infants – 15. The drive began October 28 and will run through December 2. Drop-off locations are as follows: Pendleton Campus – Student…

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Sylvan Learning Center announces November’s teacher of the month

 

Rashmi Kulasekera has been named Sylvan Learning Center’s teacher of the month. Kulasekera, a fulltime employee of General Electric, began working at Sylvan of Greenville in July of 2019. With a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Kulasekera has built up a positive rapport with Sylvan’s math students along with the attendees…

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UofSC president to speak at the Moore School’s 39th annual Economic Outlook Conference in December

 

The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business will feature South Carolina President Robert “Bob” Caslen at the 39th annual Economic Outlook Conference on Dec. 3. President Caslen will share his vision for UofSC and local economic development in South Carolina. With significant economic challenges in the years ahead, the university will play a…

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CCSD Board of Trustees advances recommendations

 

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees agreed to proceed with a list of recommendations to be voted on at two upcoming meetings. Some of the proposals will be decided Monday, November 18, 2019, and others needing more time will be up for a final vote Monday, December 16, 2019. These recommendations are…

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College of Charleston to feature Nikki Haley at inaugural women’s summit

 

The College of Charleston School of Business is doubling down on its commitment to diversity and inclusion by hosting the 2020 Women for Women Summit, a day-long conference where attendees will celebrate, elevate, share and connect with the women of South Carolina. The inaugural event, presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, will take place on…

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Bob Jones University to launch new academic programs

 

The Bob Jones University Board of Trustees approved several new degree and certificate programs at its annual fall meeting at the end of October. The majority of the new programs will be offered beginning in fall 2020. “We are excited to offer these in-demand programs to our current and prospective students. We continuously evaluate our…

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‘Limitless’ Conference encourages women entrepreneurs to step out in confidence

 

Women entrepreneurs often struggle with limiting beliefs, thinking they aren’t good enough, talented enough or simply capable of achieving great things. Hatch Tribe, a community for women entrepreneurs, is blowing up those preconceived notions of what’s possible at its upcoming Limitless conference. This day-long event features workshops, speakers and connection — all aimed at changing…

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Midlands Technical College, Lexington School District Two sign agreement to advance students along career pathways

 

Students from Lexington School District Two will have an added advantage when taking courses that align with sets of career-pathway courses at Midlands Technical College (MTC). MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B. James Jr. signed a new agreement that allows high school students to access higher education opportunities…

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Richland One to showcase magnet programs at November 19 fair

 

Whether it’s learning a second language, getting a head start on the skills they need for high demand jobs, or taking classes online or on a college campus, Richland One’s magnet programs offer students a wide array of unique learning experiences in traditional and non-traditional settings. Families can learn more about the district’s magnet programs…

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TCCC gives awards to two local high schools for improving their FAFSA completion rates

 

Academic Magnet High School and Military Magnet Academy have been named champions of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s College Cash Campaign for increasing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates by 5 percentage points or more. Academic Magnet received “MVP” honors after leading the entire school district with 83 percent completion. Military Magnet’s 71…

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Clemson professors, national nursing leaders create health care design certificate for clinical and leadership nurses

 

Through a new certificate program, the Clemson University School of Nursing will educate practicing nurses about the design of health care facilities, empowering them to improve the safety and function of the spaces where they provide care. To accomplish this mission, Director of the Clemson School of Nursing and Chief Academic Nursing Officer Kathleen Valentine and one…

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College of Charleston Pep Supper donates over a ton of food to Lowcountry Food Bank

 

Pep Supper is an opportunity for the College of Charleston’s fraternities and sororities to work together to help make a positive contribution to the local community. This year’s event, which took place on Oct. 22, 2019, went very well. In just over a week of fundraising, the College’s fraternity and sorority community raised $27,515 as…

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Vanessa Clark receives FM Rogers Leadership Award at Greenville Technical College

 

Vanessa Clark, a recent graduate of Greenville Technical College (GTC) who earned a certificate in Marketing in the Non-Profit Sector, was awarded the college’s FM Rogers Leadership Award for 2019. Clark graduated with a 3.53 GPA while running Anointed Hands Beauty Salon, a small business. Active as a volunteer, she founded a community outreach program…

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John Delaney to speak at College’s Bully Pulpit Series – November 8

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a student roundtable with Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney, former U.S. representative (Maryland-6th), as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The event will take place from 3:30‐4:30 p.m. in the Stern Student Center, room 205, located…

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Living History event highlights College of Charleston’s role in American Revolution

 

The American Revolution tends to get overshadowed by the Civil War, the deadliest conflict in U.S. history, which has resulted in myths and inaccuracies. Erick Nason, a self-proclaimed “history nut,” and commander of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, 1775-1780, finds himself correcting these inaccuracies when he participates in reenactments across the Palmetto State. “When spectators…

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