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South Carolina Council on Competitiveness’ TransformSC Network welcomes Calhoun County School District elementary schools

 

Calhoun County School District’s two elementary schools – Sandy Run K-8 and St. Matthews K-8 – are the newest additions to the TransformSC network. TransformSC, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (the Council), is a statewide network of innovative public schools that work in collaboration with business leaders, educators, students, parents, and…

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Greenville Technical College and Lander University partner to advance nursing education

 

(left to right) Lander University Associate Provost Dr. James Colbert and President Dr. Richard Cosentino join Greenville Technical College President Dr. Keith Miller and Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development Dr. Jermaine Whirl in signing an agreement that will advance nursing education in South Carolina.   Greenville Technical College (GTC) and Lander University’s William…

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USC Lancaster and USC Sumter ranked among top five community colleges in the nation

 

All four regional USC Palmetto College campuses rank among top five in South Carolina The University of South Carolina’s four regional Palmetto College campuses lead the pack among the state’s community colleges in the 2020 Niche Best College rankings. In its national list of 2020 Best Community Colleges, Niche ranked USC Lancaster No. 2 and…

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BJU alumni present at Indie Craft Parade 

 

Fourteen Bob Jones University alumni have been selected as exhibitors for the tenth annual Indie Craft Parade Sept. 13 – 15 at Timmons Arena on the campus of Furman University. The Makers Collective, an organization founded by three BJU graduates —Jen Moreau (’08), Erin Godbey (’06), and Lib Ramos (’05)—launched the fair in 2010 to provide creative…

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Clemson’s Hayek Center receives major grant to expand research and undergraduate programs

 

Clemson University’s Hayek Center for Business Prosperity has received a four-year grant  from the Charles Koch Foundation that could provide as much as $5 million to the center. The Hayek Center, founded in 2018, will use funds received from the grant to hire faculty, support research, enhance academic programming and provide financial support to students. Housed in…

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United Way of the Midlands recruits volunteer tutors for its Midlands Reading Consortium to help striving readers increase literacy skills

 

United Way is looking for volunteers to support the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) for the 2019-2020 school year. MRC is a tutoring initiative that helps pre-kindergarten through second-grade students improve their reading proficiency and language development. MRC is a partnership between United Way of the Midlands and 26 Midlands elementary schools across Richland One, Richland…

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Bank of America recognized as one of Greenville Technical College’s Unsung Heroes

 

Bank of America and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation were recently recognized by Greenville Technical College as Unsung Heroes, joining the ranks of organizations and individuals honored over the past 22 years for making a difference at the college and in the community. Bank of America has supported the college in countless ways for…

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School District Five Board approves measure to begin construction on new elementary school

 

Lexington-Richland School District Five is a step closer to construction of its new elementary school in Chapin. The Board of Trustees voted 6-1 on Sept. 9 on a measure which allows construction to commence on the elementary school on Amicks Ferry Road. The approval of the amendment to the Construction Management (CM) at Risk contract,…

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UofSC sets new record with $278.6 million in research and sponsored awards funding

 

University of South Carolina faculty have again broken their previous record-high external funding by garnering $278.6 million in research and sponsored awards in fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). FY2019 was the fifth consecutive year of record-breaking funding totals, beating the previous record of $258.1 million, set in fiscal year 2018, by 8…

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Moore School’s Folks Center hires new executive director

 

The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business has hired a new executive director for its Folks Center for International Business. Karen Brosius, who begins with the Folks Center in September, has been since February 2017 the president of Careers through Culinary Arts Program, a national nonprofit that empowers underserved youth through the…

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