Category Archives: Education

Olli At Furman Accepting Applications For Class 4, Senior Leaders Greenville

[caption id="attachment_14257" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Through monthly lectures, seminars, tours and working groups, seniors explore issues identified in the Lt. Governor’s State Plan on Aging.[/caption] Applications accepted through June 9 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman is accepting applications through June 9 for Class 4, Senior Leaders Greenville. Launched in…
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Clemson University named one of America’s best employers by Forbes

CLEMSON – Clemson University was named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers of 2017 by Forbes Magazine. “Clemson University is committed to attracting top talent to the university and rewarding, retaining and developing its talented faculty and staff,” said Michelle Piekutowski, Clemson’s chief human resources officer. “It is rewarding to be recognized by Forbes as one of…
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Dabo and Kathleen Swinney named honorary Clemson alumni

[caption id="attachment_14277" align="alignleft" width="282"] Dabo and Kathleen Swinney[/caption] CLEMSON — Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney and his wife, Kathleen Bassett Swinney, have been named honorary alumni of Clemson University. They received the recognition at the 2017 All In Ball, an event presented by Dabo’s All In Team Foundation. A graduate of the University of Alabama,William Christopher “Dabo” Swinney…
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Rev. Kate Taber Named Associate University Chaplain

[caption id="attachment_14255" align="alignnone" width="1922"] Rev. Kate Taber[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.— Rev. Kathryn (Kate) Taber, Facilitator for Peacemaking and Mission Partnerships of the Presbyterian Church (USA) World Mission in Jerusalem, has been named Associate University Chaplain at Furman. Taber will begin her duties at Furman July 31. As Associate University Chaplain, Taber will work…
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Furman University Board Of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions, Tenure; Seven New Members To Join Board

[caption id="attachment_14253" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 17 faculty members and heard that seven new members will join the board on July 1.[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—During its spring meeting Saturday, the Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 17 faculty members and heard…
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Future Educators Earn Scholarships From SDPC Teacher Forum

[gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="14230,14229"]   Four members of the class of 2017 have earned the School District of Pickens County Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to graduating senior Teacher Cadets from each Pickens County high school, and the seniors selected must have completed a Teacher Cadet course as a junior or…
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Spartanburg Academic Movement Hires Director Of Communications

[caption id="attachment_14199" align="alignleft" width="203"] Kim Atchley[/caption] Spartanburg, SC — The Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) has hired Kim Atchley as its full-time Director of Communications. Ms. Atchley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from USC Upstate and taught middle school science in Aiken and Spartanburg County. While taking time to raise her family and…
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Clemson University awards 3,400 degrees at spring ceremonies

[caption id="attachment_14217" align="alignnone" width="830"] Fifth-generation Tigers: Graduate Hunter Rogers Lawton (center) celebrates with members of his family who also are Clemson alumni: Eddie Bingham (left, Class of ‘69), John Lawton III (’69), Karen Bingham (’90, ’92), Mary Dee Lawton (’69) and John Lawton IV (’93). His grandfather, John Garrett Lawton Jr. (’40) and great-grandfather, John…
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Furman Recognizes 2017 Corporate Sustainability Fellows

[caption id="attachment_14164" align="alignnone" width="1024"] David E. Shi Center for Sustainability[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University recently recognized three local executives as 2017 Corporate Sustainability Fellows. They are: David Bereskin (CEO, Greenville Water) Ron Cotterman (Vice President of Sustainability, Sealed Air) Jacqui DiMaggio (Vice President of Finance,…
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