MTC Engineering Technology Instructor, Mike Hanson, Receives National Award

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 12, 2008 – Mike Hanson, engineering technology instructor at Midlands Technical College, has received the Cisco(r) 4R Recognition Award in the category of Relationships. Hanson was…

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Osher Foundation Grant Gives Fulir New Name

 

GREENVILLE, SC – August 12, 2008 – Thanks to a significant grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco, the Furman University Learning in Retirement Program (FULIR) has been…

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2008 High School Seniors Record South Carolina’s Highest-Ever ACT Score

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 13, 2008 – South Carolina’s 2008 high school graduates showed improved performance on the ACT college entrance exam for a fifth straight year and achieved the highest…

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Furman University Honored by SC Environmental Educational Association

 

GREENVILLE, SC — August 6, 2008 – The Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC) has given Furman University its annual award for Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Education. EEASC is a…

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S.C. Teacher Cadet Program Grows Nationally

 

ROCK HILL, SC – August 4, 2008 – Teacher Cadets, the flagship program of the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA), continues to grow nationally and expand the…

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City Center Partnership’s Vice President of Retail Recruitment Appointed to USC Board

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 4, 2008 – City Center Partnership, a non-profit organization that manages the downtown Business Improvement District, is pleased to announce that Vice President of Retail Recruitment Amy…

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MTC Instructor Janice Stoudemire Named ACBSP President-Elect for 2008-2009

 

Stoudemire scheduled to become ACBSP President in 2009-2010 COLUMBIA. SC – July 31, 2008 – Midlands Technical College accounting instructor Janice Stoudemire was named President-Elect of the Association of Collegiate…

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CERRA to Unveil New User-Friendly Web Site

 

ROCK HILL – July 31, 2008 – The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) will launch its brand new Web site Friday, August 1, at 8 a.m. Thanks…

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Southern Wesleyan University Relocates Columbia Learning Center

 

Southern Wesleyan University is on the move – to a new location in Columbia. COLUMBIA, SC – July 31, 2008 – The university’s Columbia Learning Center is moving to the…

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Student, Parent, Teacher Survey Results Show Support for Single-Gender Classes

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 24, 2008 – South Carolina students gave a big thumbs-up to single-gender classes in a statewide survey released in January.  In an expanded survey released today, parents…

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Summerville Native Awarded the Ron McNair Leadership Award at the 25th Anniversary of South Carolina Business Week

 

COLUMBIA, SC  — July 22, 2008 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Paige Sharky, a rising senior at Pinewood Preparatory School, has been named winner…

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South Carolina awarded $45,000 reform grant from KnowledgeWorks Foundation

 

SOUTH CAROLINA – July 18, 2008 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future has awarded South Carolina a planning grant to help develop initiatives that transform teaching and…

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Three Education Leaders Named SCASA William B. Harley Administrators of the Year

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 17, 2008 – School leaders in Hampton, Georgetown and Richland have been named 2008 William B. Harley Administrators of the Year. The South Carolina Association of School…

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Midlands Educators Gain Hands-On Work Experience at Local Businesses

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 14, 2008 – For one week in June, 13 Midlands educators returned to the classroom – not to a typical classroom constructed of four walls and…

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SC Tech System unveils Centralized Online Course Database (COCD)

 

New web site allows public to search the online courses at all 16 technical collegesCOLUMBIA, SC – July 16, 2008 – The South Carolina Technical College System announces the launch…

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Close to 200 Students to Attend South Carolina Business Week

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 10, 2008 – Close to 200 of South Carolina’s brightest high school students will descend upon Presbyterian College in Clinton, July 13-18, for South Carolina Business…

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SC Technical College System Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 9,2008 – The State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education (SBTCE) has elected Montez C. Martin, Jr. and Robert Barnett as its new Chair and Vice-Chair,…

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State Board of Education Reprimands Two Local Boards for Failing to Support Schools

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 9, 2008 – Acting on a recommendation from State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, the South Carolina State Board of Education today issued public reprimands to two local school…

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South Carolina awarded $45,000 reform grant from KnowledgeWorks Foundation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 8, 2008 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) has awarded South Carolina a planning grant to help develop initiatives that transform teaching…

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August 2008 Calendar of Events

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 2008 Calendar of Events EXHIBITS AirPlay at EdVenture Children’s Museum.  New exhibit explores how air moves and influences the environment. Woosh! – hands-on science experiments inside…

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Bill Berg Named Interim Vice President for Enrollment at Furman University

 

GREENVILLE, SC – June 26, 2008 – Bill Berg, who has served Furman University for the past nine years as Director of Planning and Institutional Research, has been named Interim…

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National Study Names Midlands Technical College in the Top 50 Colleges Awarding Two-year Degrees to African Americans

 

COLUMBIA, SC – June 24, 2008 – Midlands Technical College (MTC) is one of nation’s top 50 associate degree providers for African Americans, according to a recent national study published…

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GSSM Graduates Celebrate $10.9 Million in Scholarship Dollars

 

HARTSVILLE, SC – June 23, 2008 -This year, 61 seniors from across the state graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, earning in excess of…

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GSSM Receives Grant from Verizon Foundation

 

HARTSVILLE, SC – June 23, 2008 – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics recently received a $1,700 grant from the Verizon Foundation to fund an upgrade to…

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Furman University Library Receives LEED Gold Certification

 

GREENVILLE, SC – June 12, 2008 – The James B. Duke Library at Furman University has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification by the U.S.…

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SWU Relocates Columbia Learning Center

 

Southern Wesleyan University is on the move – to a new location in Columbia. COLUMBIA, SC – June 10, 2008 – The university’s Columbia Learning Center is moving to the…

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Midlands Technical College Administrator Receives National Award

 

COLUMBIC, SC – June 2, 2008 – Dr. Ronald Drayton, Midlands Technical College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, received the 2008 National Council for Learning Resources Administrative Leadership Award. The…

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Two Furman University Staff Members Assume New Positions at School

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 14, 2008 – Boyd Yarborough, current director of University Housing, has been named assistant vice president for Administrative Services.  Jason Cassidy, who currently serves as assistant…

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Furman University Receives Award in Recognition of Sustainability Efforts

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 7, 2008 – Furman University has received the Sam Johnson Leadership in Sustainability Award for its outstanding dedication and achievement in sustainability. The university received the…

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Columbia Conference Center Awards Art Students

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 6, 2008—Columbia Conference Center will award $10,000 in scholarships to twenty art students from Richland-Lexington School District Five. The awards ceremony to announce the winners will be…

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Two Furman University Seniors Receive Compton Fellowships

 

GREENVILLE, SC – April 30, 2008 – Two Furman University seniors have been awarded Mentor Fellowships from the Compton Foundation of California that will allow them to pursue yearlong projects related…

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SWU Honors Students Address Southern Sociological Society

 

CENTRAL, SC – April 18, 2008 – Three Southern Wesleyan University honors students gave presentations at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society held in Richmond, Va., April 9-12. …

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Wal-Mart supports Southern Wesleyan University

 

CENTRAL, SC – April 18, 2008 – Wal-Mart associates at the store’s Central, S.C., location applauded as Southern Wesleyan University received a $2,000 check from the company. Central Wal-Mart associates…

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Furman Professor Brannon Andersen Receives 2008 SCICU Teaching Award

 

GREENVILLE, SC – April 18, 2008 – Dr. Brannon Andersen, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Furman University, has been awarded a 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award from the…

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President George W. Bush to Speak at Furman University Commencement, May 31

 

GREENVILLE, SC — April 10, 2008 – President George W. Bush will serve as commencement speaker when Furman University holds its graduation exercises Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. in…

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Furman University Sophomore Receives Goldwater Scholarship

 

Another Furman student named Honorable Mention GREENVILLE, SC – April 8, 2008 –  Jennifer Myers, a Furman University sophomore from Orangeburg, has been awarded the 2008-09 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship,…

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