Category Archives: Education

Nosing for the bigtime – Lander graduate hopes to turn love of children’s books into full-time career

[caption id="attachment_28445" align="alignleft" width="199"] Lander graduate Allistar Banks and her children’s book “A Colorful Balloon Ride.” Banks has written five books so far, including two featuring Nosy Nicole, wide-eyed Ashton, and the color red. Photo by Laura Brown[/caption] Shortly after graduating from Lander University five years ago, Allistar Banks started seeing red – all due…
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USC Upstate Ranked No. 12 Among Baccalaureate Colleges Nationwide by Washington Monthly Magazine

Spartanburg, S.C.—The University of South Carolina Upstate is the best baccalaureate college in the Palmetto State, according to Washington Monthly magazine. USC Upstate was ranked No. 12 (out of 249) on the magazine’s 2018 list ((https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018college-guide) of the nation’s top undergraduate institutions, climbing from the 55th spot in 2017. Additionally, the university was listed at…
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“Persistence” to Open at USC Upstate’s Curtis R. Harley Gallery

Spartanburg, S.C. – Curtis R. Harley Gallery, sponsored by the University of South Carolina Upstate, is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition by Columbia-based artist, Mana Hewitt. “Persistence” will open January 11 and continue through February 15. A public reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 4:30…
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Upstate Leaders Become Riley Diversity Fellows

Thirty-six leaders from the Upstate and surrounding area have completed the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). DLI class members are identified through a rigorous process including a nomination, application and interview. Individuals are selected to join the class based on their capacity to impact their organizations and communities. Over the past five…
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Furman University Board of Trustees welcomes four new members

[caption id="attachment_28337" align="alignnone" width="1140"] The new Furman trustees are (from left to right) Tony Thene, Brenda Thames, Mary Seawell Metz and David Hauser.[/caption] Furman University Board of Trustees welcomed four new members to the board during its recent fall meeting. The new trustees are David L. Hauser ’73 of Charlotte, North Carolina; Mary Seawell Metz…
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New PC Board Members Elected

Five new board members have been elected to serve on the Presbyterian College Board of Trustees. The new members include three alumni and two leaders from the worlds of banking and medicine. Their service to the College will commence on Jan. 1, 2019. “We are excited to have these individuals joining the Board in the…
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Musical theater production inspires marine conservation awareness for Upstate locals

[caption id="attachment_28387" align="alignnone" width="1491"] The play employs a cast of vibrant puppet characters.Image Credit: Educational Entertainment, LLC[/caption] CLEMSON — The warnings are dire: By 2050, the world’s coral reefs could die off if society doesn’t act now to curb climate change. A Clemson University scientist and his students are taking that message to the generation…
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Two School Leaders from Greenville County Selected for State Awards

Columbia, SC — The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named two school leaders from the Greenville County School District as 2019 Elementary Assistant Principal the Year and 2019 Elementary Principal of the Year. Leah Stafford, assistant principal of Simpsonville Elementary School, is the 2019 South Carolina Elementary Principal of the Year, and…
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