Top reasons to embrace an education in the trades

 

By Earl McLeod Executive Director Building Industry Association of SC If you know a student that is seeking a path that will lead to personal fulfillment, a career and technical education (CTE) track can reap many benefits. February is Careers and Technical Education Month, which shines a spotlight on the many different educational opportunities for…

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Leading fiscal and economic expert to visit Presbyterian College to discuss the national debt

 

At $22 trillion, the U.S. national debt exceeds the size of the entire economy. That $67,000 per person share of the national debt is larger than a typical family’s total annual income. But what does this really mean for the country? And what does it mean for you personally? In this year’s BB&T Lecture at…

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Talented Tenth to host annual conference, The 2020 Convening: Access. Service. Elevation

 

Talented Tenth, a Columbia-based young professionals’ organization founded by City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, presents the Annual Talented Tenth Conference, The 2020 SC Convening: Access. Service. Elevation. The conference, which kicks off on Thursday, February 6, 2020 and runs through Friday, February 7, 2019, will take place at various locations throughout downtown Columbia’s Main…

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Mikelle Porter receives Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Award

 

Mikelle Porter was presented with the Chairman’s Award at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, held on January 23, 2020. The Chairman’s Award is presented to an individual who has been invaluable to the chamber’s outgoing chairperson. Recipients have helped the chairperson and the chamber execute the organization’s mission of championing economic prosperity…

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South Carolina School Counselor Advocate of the Year

 

The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our 2020 School Counselor Advocate of the Year, Kailanya “Kai” Bradley Bradley, Principal of Pelion Middle School in Lexington School District One recognizing the importance of school counselors in her building.  She believes school counselors are most effective when engaged with students and not encumbered…

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South Carolina School Counselor of the Year

 

The Palmetto State School Counselor Association announces the 2020 School Counselor of the Year, Dr. Donna Huger Huger, Director of School Counseling at Dutch Fork High School in Lexington-Richland School District Five is a National Board Certified Counselor.  She has served as a Director of Counseling in several high schools across the state. She has…

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College of Charleston Founders’ Medal bestowed SC changemakers

 

On the 200th anniversary of the chartering of the College of Charleston, President Harry McKinley Lightsey Jr. initiated the College of Charleston Founders’ Medal Award. It is the most prestigious award given by the College to individuals and organizations with demonstrated distinction in the fields of education, science, government, business and the arts, or through exemplary accomplishments…

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College of Charleston’s School of Business gets big boost with new partnership

 

The New York-based independent wealth management firm GM Advisory Group has announced its financial support for a partnership between the College of Charleston School of Business and Barron’s Group, a financial news publisher owned by Dow Jones & Company. The two-year partnership, run through the Barron’s in Education Program, will provide students and faculty with…

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Spartanburg Community College President Henry C. Giles, Jr., announces retirement

 

Spartanburg Community College President Henry C. Giles, Jr., announced his retirement at the January meeting of the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education, effective June 30, 2020. For the past 56 years, SCC has been a driving force in Upstate economic and workforce development initiatives, educating thousands of students of all ages and…

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CCPL offers free test prep courses, practice tests for SAT, ACT, ASVAB in February

 

Is your teen sweating the SAT or anxious about the ASVAB or the ACT? Do they need help crafting the perfect college admissions essay? Do all of those test prep materials seem daunting to them while the thousands of dollars those books and courses cost have you hiding your wallet? We can help! . Head…

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Quattlebaums become Cornerstone Partners, naming Outdoor Education Center

 

Don and Hayden Quattlebaum’s vision for Clemson University is one that provides inclusiveness, assistance and impact across the state. In support of this vision and in memory of their son Donald Anderson “Andy” Quattlebaum, Jr., the Quattlebaums become the University’s seventh Academic Cornerstone Partner with a $2.7 million gift. As students are at the heart of Clemson…

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Top kayaking instructor making waves at the College of Charleston

 

Often times, the best way to learn is by taking a hands-on approach. That’s definitely the philosophy of Ashley Brown, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. Brown teaches coastal kayaking courses, and she’s among the best qualified individuals in the world to do that. She holds the top certification in the U.S.…

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GTC Student Nurses’ Association wins six state awards

 

Greenville Technical College’s Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) won six awards at its annual state convention held Jan. 10-12 in Columbia. The student organization representing the college’s Nursing program was recognized for 2019 achievements, and two students were selected for individual scholarship awards.  Octavia Frazile, won a $500 scholarship and the Breakthrough to Nursing Award. This…

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David Eubanks named to U.S. Department of Education committee

 

David Eubanks, assistant vice president of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at Furman University, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) of the U.S. Department of Education. He will serve a five-year term on the committee, which advises the secretary of education on establishing and enforcing standards of university…

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Lowcountry Center for Educational Leadership’s launch announced

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) and the Low Country Education Consortium (LCEC), a collaboration of superintendents from the tri-county region’s four school districts, are pleased to announce the launch of the Lowcountry Center for Educational Leadership (LCEL). The Center will create a pipeline of trained and certified principal candidates who are ready to fill…

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Greenville Technical College hires academic program director and professor for state’s first bachelor’s degree at a technical college

 

Greenville Technical College’s Bachelor in Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology was launched last fall. With this degree, South Carolina has joined at least 22 states where policies authorize two-year colleges to offer at least one bachelor’s degree. Greenville Technical College (GTC) is currently the only two-year college in the SC Technical College System to…

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UofSC unveils innovative ‘library of the future’

 

This week, the University of South Carolina students unveiled an innovative study and collaborative workspace on Level 4 of the Thomas Cooper Library — the long-standing favorite place to study on campus. The newly renovated space, called “the library of the future” has new-to-the-market collaborative technology pods — glass-walled, temperature-controlled spaces with large, interactive monitors where…

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Vulcan Materials Company and industry partners raise more than $66,000 for Tri-County’s Heavy Equipment program

 

Last fall Vulcan Materials Company spearheaded efforts to raise more than $66,000 to support Tri-County Technical College’s Heavy Equipment Operator training program. Vulcan, in conjunction with 50 industry partners across the state, raised $66,561 at its second annual South Carolina Clay Shoot October 8 at the Clinton House Plantation. The 2019 Clay Shoot sponsors ($1500…

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Central Carolina Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2020-2021 school year

 

More than 190 scholarship opportunities totaling $500,000+ are available to students Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. More than 190 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria and complete the online application. Students may…

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Afghanistan War veteran in the running for THE CITADEL’s Board of Visitors

 

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr.   CHARLESTON, S.C. – Col. William Mellard “Bill” Connor V, an Orangeburg attorney and formerly deployed U.S. Army Infantry officer (currently serving in the Army Reserve), has thrown his hat in the ring in a quest to be elected to The Citadel’s Board of Visitors. He is the first formally…

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Greenville Technical Charter High School to receive national grant

 

Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) is one of 17 schools in the United States selected by American Airlines to receive a Flight Education Grant. The grant will fund equipment and related costs for Exploration Flights, also known as Discovery Flights, that use unmanned aerial systems.  These flights motivate prospective aviation students with an initial…

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Tri-County Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing students receive Community Health Project Award

 

Tri-County Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing students received the Community Health Project Award at the 68th Annual Student Nurses Association (SNA)-SC Convention in Columbia. This award goes to the SNA-SC constituent school with the greatest number of donations to the Lowcountry Orphan Relief Fund. The Student Nurses’ Association of South Carolina (SNA-SC) is a pre-professional…

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RiverDogs-CCSD partnership with “Reading Around the Bases” moves into fourth year

 

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are ready to open up the fourth year of “Reading Around the Bases.” The partnership began during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South Atlantic League affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees)…

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers will be on-site to offer complimentary health screenings, including fall risk assessments, hearing bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and other screenings. There will be live, interactive presentations throughout the day, including a yogic breathing workshop area. Over 120 exhibitors will be present to help seniors and their families navigate everything…

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TEDx returns to UofSC in October; speaker nominations sought

 

The University of South Carolina will host its second TEDx event on Oct. 15. TEDxUofSC will feature eight speakers who each have an idea worth sharing to better the community. The inaugural TEDxUofSC was held in 2018 and was a half-day experience that included 12 short, powerful talks, an address from the university president and…

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Lexington High Principal Melissa Rawl plans to retire

 

In a staff meeting Monday (January 13) afternoon, Melissa C. Rawl, principal of Lexington High School, announced her plans to retire. Of her retirement, Lexington County School District One Superintendent Greg Little said, “Melissa Rawl truly represents the best of Lexington District One. A quiet, calm leader, her employees know that she cares about them,…

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Foundation for Educational Leadership honorees announced

 

The South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership, South Carolina Association of School Administrators’ (SCASA) non-profit arm, is hosting its fourth annual gala on Friday, March 27, 2020, to celebrate this year’s South Carolina Educator Hall of Fame inductees and the Distinguished South Carolina Public School Graduates who have excelled nationally and internationally in their respective…

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U.S. News once again names CSU top-ranked in S.C. for online bachelor’s degrees, #11 nationwide

 

U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 ranking for online programs lists Charleston Southern University at #11 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. This ranking represents a jump of 14 positions in a single year and again makes CSU the top-ranked school in the state of South Carolina for online bachelor’s degrees. CSU also ranks #8 in…

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UofSC climbs in nursing, education rankings

 

College of Nursing No. 1 among public institutions for online master’s programs The University of South Carolina ranks No. 1 in the nation among public universities (No. 2 overall) for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual online rankings.  The increased ranking demonstrates the university’s momentum and leadership in…

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Grimmage to receive MLK Humanitarian Award

 

The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC) – comprised of the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The Citadel, Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University – will honor Kenyatta Grimmage, associate director for access initiatives and pre-college programs in the College of Charleston Office of Admissions, at its 30th annual Martin Luther King,…

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Citadel to create a South Carolina CyberCorps with $2.8 million grant

 

The Citadel, dedicated to training America’s cyber warriors, will harness a new $2.8 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create the state’s first CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. It is the largest grant The Citadel has earned to date. The CyberCorps SFS program at The Citadel is linked with the national CyberCorps: Scholarship for…

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IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy collaborate in creating a new veteran IT training program

 

IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy Collaborate in Creating a New Veteran IT Training Program IT-oLogy is now accepting applications for the Veteran Workforce Re-Entry Program. Funded by a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, this new veteran-focused training program offers qualifying U.S. military veterans the opportunity to participate in CompTIA certification courses that will help…

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Avery Research Center to reopen after two-year renovation

 

After being closed for two years, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston will reopen this month following extensive structural renovations. An open house and grand opening event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. “People have missed the Avery,” says Daron-Lee Calhoun II,…

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The Game’s Afoot as The South Carolina State Museum hosts The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

 

Interactive exhibition presents a riveting journey into the mind of Sherlock Holmes and unlocks his revolutionary investigative secrets Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, opening Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the South Carolina State Museum. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring…

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Academic Magnet’s SIC makes state honor roll

 

The South Carolina School Improvement Council (SCSIC) announced its annual Honor Roll today, and for the first time since 2017, a SIC from Charleston County School District made the list: Academic Magnet High School. Ten SICs from public schools around the state received this honor for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public…

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Presbyterian College to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

 

Presbyterian College will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a day of service and a program to commemorate the legacy of the civil rights leader. The MLK Day Convocation will take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 in Edmunds Hall on the PC campus. The community is welcome. The Rev. Dr. Diane…

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R2i2 again named state winner in national STEM competition

 

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) is again a South Carolina State finalist in the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) contest. SFT is a $3 million nationwide competition that encourages sixth- through 12th-grade students to creatively use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to solve a community challenge. R2i2 was selected from…

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Three School Improvement Councils in Richland Two make the SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2020

 

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the S.C. School Improvement Council released the SIC Honor Roll for 2020. The School Improvement Councils at Bookman Road Elementary, Pontiac Elementary and Round Top Elementary earned a spot on the list that includes 10 SICs from across the state. These Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for…

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Yunyi Jia wins top honor for young engineering educator

 

A Clemson University automotive engineer who teaches students many of the skills they need for careers in robotics and self-driving cars is winning an award that recognizes him as one of the nation’s top young engineering educators. Yunyi Jia, an assistant professor, is receiving the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International. At least…

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Greenville Technical College celebrates MLK Day with service

 

Greenville Technical College will celebrate its seventh annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20. Participants will gather for a day that represents Dr. King’s vision for unity and selfless service. This year, volunteers will make “Kindness Kits” for the local homeless population and donate them to organizations and programs that are in direct…

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College of Charleston prepares to celebrate 250th anniversary in 2020

 

The College of Charleston will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2020 with a yearlong schedule of events and projects aimed at highlighting the university’s storied and complex history while also looking ahead to its bright future under the leadership of a new president. The College, whose founding in 1770 predates the United States of America, is planning…

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Michael Bennet to speak at College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series – January 10

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Michael Bennet (Colorado). Bennet will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Jan. 10, 2020. The event will take place in Alumni Center located at 14 St. Philip Street from 12:30‐1:45…

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Tri-County Technical College receives $57,310 grant for industry-based training

 

Grant Will Provide MSSC Training to Assist with Companies’ Workforce Needs Tri-County Technical College received a $57,310 grant to award 20 scholarships for industry-based training that can give individuals the skills training and certifications that can qualify them to work in local manufacturing within two weeks. The grant was awarded to Tri-County by the SC…

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New initiative addressing achievement gaps launches at Greenville Technical College with support from local charitable organizations

 

Greenville Technical College has launched an innovative initiative designed to increase academic success rates. The African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMSI) provides intensive case management and personalized support services that help participants overcome barriers, develop academic and career pathways, and graduate on time. Greenville Technical College’s mission is to transform lives through education. Too often,…

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Caslen releases strategic priorities for spring semester

 

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen this week released a list of priorities for the Spring semester. These priorities focus on moving the university and state forward by building strong relationships across the community, strengthening university processes and governance, and establishing new partnerships and boosting existing ones. “We have tremendous opportunities ahead of us…

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Forty-seven complete doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College

 

Forty-seven students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The college’s 136th commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2019 and March 2020 graduates. Michael David Fox of New Jersey (December 2019 class) and Anthony T. Choi of South…

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Karolyn Belcher named Chief Academic Officer for CCSD

 

Charleston County School District announced Karolyn Belcher as the new Chief Academic Officer, beginning January 6, 2020. Belcher will lead the District’s Learning Services division. Belcher is an experienced educator with nearly 30 years of experience as a teacher, principal, teacher trainer, and organizational leader. Most recently, Belcher was Interim Chief Talent Officer for the…

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AFL supports STEM summer camp scholarships at Greenville Technical College

 

A $2,500 grant from AFL to the Greenville Tech Foundation will provide scholarships for middle school students interested in STEM-related summer camp sessions. Adventure TECH summer camps are offered in STEM topics including animation, video game design, 3D printing and design, CNC machining, and virtual and robotic welding. Adventure TECH also offers animal care, agriculture,…

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announces new statewide Financial Literacy initiative

 

Goal is to energize and increase number of South Carolina teachers offering personal finance education in their classrooms South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis today announced the launch of the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program, a new statewide financial literacy initiative, that aims to energize more teachers about the importance of incorporating personal finance…

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Clemson University names David Clayton Executive Director of the International Center for Automotive Research

 

David Clayton has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), after serving in an interim capacity for the last six months. Clayton, who joined the University in November of 2018, also serves as assistant vice president in the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives. In his expanded role, he…

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