TCCC Board of Directors welcomes Hsu, Walters


Two college presidents joined the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative Board of Directors on June 19. College of Charleston President Andrew Hsu, Ph.D., and The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), were both elected to three-year terms. Hsu was selected as the college’s 23rd president in November 2018 and formally took office in May. Before joining…

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College of Charleston African American Studies professor explains history of Juneteenth


The United States of America is known for its annual celebration of freedom from the British Empire every year on the Fourth of July, a time when the stars and stripes of the American flag abound and fireworks light up the night sky. But there is another, lesser known, but equally significant, celebration of American…

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Accrediting body approves level change that allows Greenville Technical College to offer applied bachelor’s degree


The board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved a level change for Greenville Technical College (GTC), allowing the college to offer applied baccalaureate degrees. With GTC’s Applied Baccalaureate in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, coming this fall, South Carolina joins 25 states where policies authorize two-year colleges to offer…

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Congressman, Civil Rights activist, Lt. Gov. join hands in racial reconciliation


By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   CAMDEN AND CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S Congressman Trey Gowdy (standing) joined famed Civil Rights activist Dr. Cleveland Sellers, S.C. Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette, and nearly 100 guests for a reception and dinner at the home of Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin in Camden, Mon., June 17. The dinner was…

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Midlands leaders become Riley Fellows, present community action projects


Thirty-nine leaders from the Midlands and surrounding area have completed the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). Over the past five months, participants examined sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion, explored “blind spots” and discussed how to suspend assumptions. Each class is expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former…

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Richland Two practices reuniting families


Richland Two, in partnership with law enforcement and first responders, recently conducted a full-scale reunification drill. The exercise was an opportunity to test the district’s emergency response plan and allow law enforcement and emergency services agencies to collaborate. Reunification happens after a school has to be evacuated. The drill tested how we account for and…

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Announcing the launch of Power:Ed—a new education initiative in SC


Power:Ed, started by South Carolina Student Loan Corp (SCSLC), to fund education initiatives in South Carolina, formally launched today. Power:Ed Director Sara Fisher says that  grants will be awarded to nonprofits, colleges and organizations that help South Carolina students succeed in school, their careers and life. Power:Ed will focus on helping high school and college students prepare…

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John de la Howe names two to key posts


John de la Howe selects principal, educator at School for Agriculture Two well-known educators have been named to key positions at the new School for Agriculture at historic John de la Howe. Greg Thompson of Evans, Ga., has been named principal of the school. Timothy K. Keown of Iva has been appointed director of the…

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UofSC, Clemson researchers use drones to make SC bridges safer


Researchers at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing and Clemson’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences are working together to study how drones and robots can be used to better assess South Carolina’s 9,401 bridges. The research project, funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, is led by UofSC…

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MTC Quick-Start Day: apply to MTC for free get personal assistance starting college this fall


Midlands Technical College is now accepting applicants for the Fall Semester and is inviting all prospective students to learn about MTC’s 120+ academic and career programs, see what financial aid options might be available, and apply to the college for free. Whether a student’s goals are to transfer to a four-year university or take courses that lead to…

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