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Clemson rises in national rankings of America’s best architecture and design schools

 

The School of Architecture at Clemson University has been named one of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” by DesignIntelligence. In addition, three Clemson faculty members were named among only 29 architecture professors nationwide as the “Most Admired Educators”: Kate Schwennsen, professor and director of the School of Architecture; David Allison, Alumni Distinguished Professor and director of…

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2019 Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo Begins Friday

 

Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo, the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event, takes place October 18-20 & 25-27. Event hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free for Member Adults (age 15+), $8 for Member Trick-or-Treaters, $6 for Non-member Adults and…

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Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative welcomes Phyllis Martin as new CEO

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a non-profit organization focused on improving education in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, is announcing the appointment of Phyllis Martin as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Martin joins TCCC after three years as the vice president of Community Impact for the United Way of Northeastern Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.…

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2019 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching winners announced

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Math Pathways Project Team announced the winners of the “2019 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching” awards at a dinner celebration on Monday, October 14 at Charleston Southern University. To honor mathematics teachers and administrators who are working tirelessly to train the area’s future work force, TCCC’s Math Pathways Project Team recognized…

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South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics to host open house for prospective students

 

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is hosting a Preview Day for prospective high school sophomores and their families on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550. This open house event will provide prospective students and parents with a chance to meet faculty, staff…

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Dr. Warren Cook receives lifetime achievement award

 

The South Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (SCACDA) presented Dr. Warren Cook, director of choral activities at Bob Jones University, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fall Conference held at Charleston Southern University on Oct. 11. Cook earned both his BS in music education and MA in sacred music from BJU.…

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Fluor Foundation scholarships help Quick Jobs students

 

The Fluor Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to be used as scholarship assistance for students participating in the Quick Jobs with a Future program. The Quick Jobs program at Greenville Technical College provides intensive, job specific training that prepares a student for entry into career fields with current openings in the…

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Bookman Road Elementary School earns national recognition for inclusion

 

Bookman Road Elementary School has been named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. The media is invited to the banner presentation by Special Olympics South Carolina on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 a.m. Bookman Road is located at 1245 Bookman Rd in Elgin. The school will also be included on a list of other schools…

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Clemson field tours to show alternatives to using invasive species for erosion control

 

While most born below the Mason-Dixon line are quite familiar with the notorious plant known as “the vine that ate the South,” fewer are aware of the cautionary tale kudzu represents: It was actually introduced into the southern U.S. as an erosion-control species. Clemson’s research has found a large number of invasive plant species being…

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East Point Academy Head of School Mark Bounds joins Bilingualism Matters Board at USC

 

The Bilingualism Matters Executive Board at the University of South Carolina College of Education welcomed new member, Mark Bounds, on October 9, 2019 at their monthly meeting. Bounds will assist the Board with outreach, creating relationships and advisement on matters of primary education policy. Bounds has spent over 20 years in education and currently serves…

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Justin Bamberg to speak at Remington College Columbia Campus graduation ceremony October 18

 

Remington College Columbia Campus’ class of 2019 will hear from a key South Carolina lawmaker during their Oct. 18 graduation ceremony. The commencement speaker will be State Representative and prominent local attorney, Justin Bamberg, Esq. Bamberg was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2014. He represents his native Bamberg County, along with…

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District boasts 30 first-year teachers from College of Charleston

 

The College of Charleston (CofC) has long been a local producer of educators for Charleston County School District (CCSD). This year alone, 30 CofC graduates are first-year teachers in CCSD. CofC alumni are in elementary, middle, and high schools across the district and are teaching across all of CCSD’s geographic regions. CofC has been educating…

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Moore School’s Center for Executive Succession recognizes retired Aetna CEO with leadership award

 

The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business will present the Center for Executive Succession’s 2019 Leadership Legacy Award to former Aetna Inc. chairman and CEO, Ronald A. Williams. Williams will accept the award and present a keynote at a Nov. 4 event in the Moore School’s W.W. “Hootie” Johnson Performance Hall from…

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Richland Library celebrates graduation of five students from Career Online High School

 

Five local students, between the ages of 22 and 47, have officially moved their tassels from right to left. Richland Library hosted its first Career Online High School (COHS) graduation on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Main location (1431 Assembly Street). We wanted to congratulate the following individuals, who earned a high school diploma:…

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Cherith Norman Chalet named 2019 Alumnus of the Year

 

Cherith Norman Chalet, a 1998 Bob Jones University graduate, was recognized as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year at BJU’s Homecoming Kickoff Ceremony Friday, Oct. 11, in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium. The award is given annually by Alumni Relations to an alumnus who exhibits character and involvement that is an example to all BJU alumni. “Many…

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Larry Smith joins Tri-County Technical College’s Commission

 

Tri-County Technical College’s Commissioners welcomed a new member to the governing board at a bi-monthly meeting October 7. Larry A. Smith, retired plant manager for Schneider Electric in Seneca, attended his first board meeting since being appointed by the governor to fill the Oconee County seat vacated by Ham Hudson, who retired in June after…

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Ben Lippen enrollment soars

 

Ben Lippen School enrollment is the highest it has been since 2004. A total of 835 students are enrolled this year including 225 new students and, for the first time ever, over 100 new families. A boarding program also houses 48 students this year, 47 of them are international students. They attend classes alongside the…

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Greenville Tech Foundation honors Dodie Anderson, the Jolley Foundation, and Lockheed Martin

 

Left to Right: Dr. Keith Miller, president, Greenville Technical College; Mike Fox, Greenville site director and general manager, Lockheed Martin; Duff Bruce, Jolley Foundation trustee; Jolley Christman, Jolley Foundation trustee; Dodie Anderson, donor and Greenville Technical College graduate; Ann Wright, vice president for advancement, Greenville Tech Foundation; and Will Huss, Jr., chairman of the board,…

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South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association announces Upstate Hospitality Award winners

 

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) announced the winners for the 7th Annual Upstate Hospitality Awards, celebrating the exceptional professionalism and outstanding service of top individuals in the industry. The Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, November 4 at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort in Greenville. The Upstate Hospitality Awards celebrate the exceptional…

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Sylvan Learning Center brings on new Director of Education

 

After years of transforming young lives as a teacher, Sharon D. Smith will continue her impact as Director of Education at Sylvan Learning of Northeast Columbia. Before receiving her teaching certification from the University of South Carolina, Smith earned her bachelor of science degree in technical management from Devry University in 2009. Throughout the process…

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SeamonWhiteside plays key role in $28M higher education learning facility

 

SeamonWhiteside, local landscape architecture and civil engineering firm, has completed its key role in yet another community-shaping project, The Continuum. The Continuum in Lake City is a $28M higher education learning facility for Florence Darlington Technical College and Francis Marion University. SeamonWhiteside performed the Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture on the project. They teamed with…

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SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities celebrates 20th anniversary

 

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of its public residential high school for the arts in Greenville. To kick off a year of celebrations, the school recently held a Founder’s Day Convocation honoring founder and first president Virginia Uldrick, a legend across the state for…

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College of Charleston students are fired up about new blacksmithing class

 

If you were to accidentally stumble into the big sculpture studio on the first floor of the College of Charleston’s Albert Simons Center for the Arts on a Thursday afternoon and heard all the syncopated banging going on, you might think you wandered into a percussion class for beginners. But, in actuality, you would be…

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CCSD’s office of expanded learning receives funding for after-school programming

 

The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually.…

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Richland Two Principal wins leadership award

 

Round Top Elementary School Principal Jeaneen Tucker is the recipient of a 2019 WE Are LEADing Award. “Every day with my aviators is a joyful adventure,” Tucker said. “It’s my honor and privilege to be the principal of Round Top Elementary.” She was one of two winners announced at the recent Annual Women in Educational…

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Richland Two schools earn Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards

 

Eleven Richland Two schools have earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for their performance during the 2018-2019 school year.   Gold Forest Lake Elementary NASA Explorer School Lake Carolina Elementary School – Upper Campus Blythewood Middle School Silver Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School Catawba Trail Elementary School Polo Road Elementary School Round Top Elementary School E.L. Wright…

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RPM Foundation supports scholarships for Auto Body Repair students through gift to Greenville Tech Foundation

 

Six Auto Body Repair students at Greenville Technical College have received $1,000 scholarships thanks to a gift to the Greenville Tech Foundation. The support comes from the RPM Foundation, which works to prepare the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen. Greenville Technical College’s Auto Body Repair Program incorporates restoration techniques and skills as…

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CCSD’s Office of Expanded Learning receives funding for after-school programming

 

The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually. The…

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The Charter Institute at Erskine experiment is working: SC Report Card data shows charter school growth

 

In 2017, the Charter Institute at Erskine (Institute) was established by Erskine College as a charter school authorizer to improve public education across the state of South Carolina. After only one year of operations, the recently released South Carolina Report Card details schools that transferred to the Institute are moving the needle unlike ever before.…

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Tri-County’s Medical Assisting Program granted full, continuing accreditation by CAAHEP

 

Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Assisting program has been granted full, continuing accreditation through fall 2028 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied  Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This is the maximum reaffirmation of accreditation a program can receive and accreditation status approval was without additional reporting requirements, said Medical Assisting Program Director Laura McClain. This accreditation…

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Lake Carolina Lower Elementary earns national recognition for inclusion

 

Lake Carolina Lower Elementary School has been named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. The media is invited to the banner presentation by Special Olympics South Carolina on Thursday, October 10 at 8:15 a.m. Lake Carolina Lower is located at 1151 Kelly Mill Rd. The school will also be included on a list of other…

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Applications open for Richland County Boards, Committees

 

Richland County Council is accepting applications for openings on more than a dozen volunteer boards. Currently, 16 Richland County boards, commissions and committees have one or more vacancies. Council will accept applications until 5 p.m. Oct. 18, with appointments tentatively beginning on Nov. 5. Those interested in learning more about the boards, commissions and committees…

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Historic Columbia rolls out the family fun in October

 

History is alive this October as Historic Columbia celebrates the season with its popular autumn events, including the free Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit, which runs all month, the Spirits Alive! cemetery tour on Oct. 10, and the popular, free Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Throughout the month, visitors, at no cost,…

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Greenville Technical College receives OSHA grant to improve construction training

 

Greenville Technical College (GTC) has been selected as a recipient of a $111,885 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Grant Program award. Recipients of these grants deliver safety and health training aimed at preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. GTC will use the grant to fulfill an unmet training need for construction…

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Public Education Partners hires Schumacher to serve as CEO

 

Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, has hired Catherine Schumacher to serve as President & CEO, effective November 4, 2019. “PEP continues to lead the way in discussions about K-12 public education, supporting and elevating teachers and their profession, and ensuring access to a quality education…

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This weekend: Citadel nursing community holding two events to promote breast cancer awareness

 

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff from The Citadel’s Swain Department of Nursing will host two events this weekend to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer. First, the department will screen two, back-to-back documentaries that showcase powerful stories surrounding breast cancer. That’s Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in Charleston Music Hall.…

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Over 200 schools recognized as Palmetto Gold and Silver Award winners

 

Today, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the South Carolina Department of Education announced that 249 schools across South Carolina have received the recently revised Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for their performance during the 2018-2019 school year. . “The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards demonstrate a school’s commitment to excellence and ensuring every…

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Richland One Schools win 16 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for student academic achievement

 

Richland One schools have won 16 Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver Awards, the state’s highest educational award for academic achievement and student improvement. The names of the 11 winning schools for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years were announced October 7 by the South Carolina Department of Education. The Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver awards…

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Clemson experts explain drought protection measures for forages and livestock

 

Drought has South Carolina livestock farms in its grips, but Clemson University experts offer advice for cattle owners to protect their investments. “Drought conditions can have severe impacts on cattle,” Van Vlake said. “But if certain strategies are in place, this can help minimize the economic impact.”Lee Van Vlake, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service area livestock…

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CofC launches Presidential Speaker Series

 

The College of Charleston will host Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College (Dallas, Texas) on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall in Randolph Hall. The program is free and open to the public. The event formally launches the College’s new Presidential Speaker Series, which is designed to highlight innovative solutions…

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Hubbell Lighting Creates Endowed Scholarship Fund at Greenville Technical College

 

Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting, one of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America, has pledged $25,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to establish a new advanced manufacturing and engineering-related endowed scholarship fund at the college. “We have been successful partnering with local businesses and organizations in the Upstate of South Carolina to call attention to the…

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Civil engineers see ‘huge progress’ in mass timber as new building opens at Clemson University

 

Michael Stoner was sitting in the Clemson University building where he helped conduct some of the nation’s first research into mass timber, when Graham Montgomery walked in and set a paper bag containing a sausage biscuit onto the table. The gesture was a throwback to old times, when Stoner was an undergraduate, Montgomery was a…

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Rexroth awards first recipient of the Bosch Rexroth Endowed Scholarship

 

Tom Vasavong, an Electronics Engineering student, was recently selected for the Bosch Rexroth Endowed Scholarship at Greenville Technical College. With more than 40 other students considered, Vasavong was selected for his determination to complete his degree. He has been attending Greenville Tech since 2009, taking as many credit hours as he could while working and…

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Richland One celebrates highest graduation rate in district’s history

 

At 82.2%, Richland One’s 2019 high school graduation rate is not only the highest in the district’s history, it’s also higher than the statewide average of 81.1%. Ecstatic Richland One students, employees, parents and community partners celebrated reaching those milestones in a big way on October 2 at W.J. Keenan High School, with a marching…

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Ben Lippen Student is National Merit Semifinalist; Two are Commended Scholars

 

Ben Lippen School student Abby Moore is among only 16,000 students nationwide to qualify as a semifinalist in The National Merit Scholarship program, an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships. Two other Ben Lippen students, Micah Turner and Riley Reasons, are Commended Scholars. Moore achieved a high score on…

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College of Charleston MBA program celebrates 10th anniversary

 

Ten years ago, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education approved a program request by the College of Charleston to establish a Master of Business Administration program. Unlike other programs in the state, the College of Charleston’s MBA program was designed to be a concentrated one-year, full-time day program. A total of 35 students enrolled in…

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euphoria announces 2019 Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown winner

 

Greenville County Schools and euphoria presented by Lexus named Nathaniel Kingdom, a student at the Donaldson Career Center, the winner of the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown. Kingdom wowed the judges with his Banh Mi Chicken Sandwich recipe, which he prepared on the culinary stage at euphoria’s Sunday Brunch: Fired Up! on September 22, with…

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Three programs named finalists for Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSC Award

 

The Riley Institute at Furman University® has announced the three finalists for the 2019 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC™ Award, which celebrates promising education initiatives that are improving outcomes for South Carolina’s students. “I am delighted to honor and celebrate these wonderful programs,” said Dick Riley, former two-term Governor of South Carolina and United States…

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UofSC research partnerships generating over $790 million for the Palmetto State

 

When the University of South Carolina’s Office of Economic Engagement (OEE) first launched six years ago, its goal was to build relationships between researchers and industry partners. True to its mandate, the university has forged ties with global industry giants and is driving hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy. The OEE, with…

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