Education leaders announce partnership to address critical teacher shortage


Leadership from Greenville County Schools, Greenville Technical College and the Clemson University College of Education announced a collaborative partnership that will open a seamless pathway from high school to a degree in education from Clemson University. The partnership, “Expressway to Tiger Town,” will identify, support and prepare students for a career as an educator. The…

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Mellon Foundation awards $1.5 million grant to IAAM


The New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the International African American Museum (IAAM) a $1.5 million grant: $1 million to support the museum’s creation and construction and $500,000 to support the IAAM’s chief curatorial position. “Our relationship with the Mellon Foundation began in earnest in 2017 when the IAAM was awarded a $150,000…

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Regional talent initiative launches at Upstate SC Alliance annual meeting


Initiative aims to help Upstate employers fill positions needed for growth Upstate industries have invested more than $20 billion and announced nearly 63,000 new jobs in the last five years. To help Upstate employers sustain their economic momentum, the Upstate SC Alliance has launched a regional talent attraction initiative. The initiative promotes job opportunities and…

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Finalists named in UofSC’s presidential search


The University of South Carolina’s presidential search committee announced the names of four finalists Wednesday (April 17) to serve as the 29th leader of the state’s flagship university system. The comprehensive national search for a successor to President Harris Pastides began in November and attracted applicants from across the country. The four finalists named Wednesday…

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Make-A-Wish® South Carolina announces new President & CEO


Make-A-Wish South Carolina announced Misty Farmer as its new President and CEO. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Farmer moved to Greenville, SC in 2014 to become Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s new Director of Development. Under Farmer’s direction, the chapter has experienced significant growth in total public support and mission delivery. In 2016 the chapter was awarded…

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Nephron’s Lou Kennedy earns national award for manufacturing leadership


Nephron Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Lou Kennedy was honored on Thursday by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with an award for outstanding leadership in manufacturing. NAM recognized Kennedy at its Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Women’s Initiative. One of NAM’s largest annual events, the STEP Ahead Award celebrates the achievements of women in manufacturing who…

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Galen DeHay named Tri-County Technical College’s next president


Galen DeHay, the senior vice president on Tri-County Technical College’s executive leadership team, was named the College’s next president by the Commission following a special called meeting Thursday, April 11. DeHay, the College’s former science department head who has served as senior vice president for the past four years, will succeed Dr. Ronnie L. Booth,…

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Graham honors Senator Hollings


U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham spoke on the Senate floor to honor Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings. Along with Senator Tim Scott, the South Carolina Senator authored a Senate Resolution (S.Res.155), which passed unanimously, recognizing the Senator Hollings’ legacy.      

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Statewide SC Codes initiative officially launches


S.C. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina partner on free coding program The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, officially launched SC Codes, a statewide program designed to provide free access to coding education for all residents. Hosted at Blackbaud World Headquarters in Charleston, S.C., the…

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The Muffin Mam, Inc. launching new Laurens County operations


Wholesale bakery and supplier to create approximately 114 new jobs The Muffin Mam, Inc. is launching new production operations in Laurens County. The company’s $18.8 million investment is projected to create 114 new jobs. The Muffin Mam, Inc. is a Global Food Safety Initiative-certified wholesale bakery — with customers that include some of the world’s…

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