Category Archives: Education

SCC Foundation Announces the Wardlaw Endowed Emergency Fund

Spartanburg, SC - The Spartanburg Community College Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of a new endowed fund in memory of longtime education advocates, Putsy and John Wardlaw. The founder and chairman of The Adult Learning Center, a non-profit organization serving high school dropouts, Wardlaw and his wife were instrumental in providing resources and…
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Tree program at Furman University reaches new heights

[caption id="attachment_33465" align="alignnone" width="1140"] For the 11th straight year, Furman is named a Tree Campus USA. Furman's Willis Arboretum is also a Level 1 Arboretum through ArbNet's Accreditation Program.[/caption] The beauty for which the Furman campus is often praised in the media has much to do with the abundance, diversity and health of its tree…
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Wofford elects new board members

Jones, Keisler, O’Dell, Young bring health care, business, philanthropic, investment experience SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Four alumni have been elected to the Wofford College Board of Trustees, replacing outgoing trustees Mike James, class of 1973; Jim Johnson, class of 1971; Pat Prothro, class of 1996; and Joe Taylor, class of 1980. The new trustees were elected…
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Benefit Concert On June 15 Will Assist Limestone Students Headed To NATS Competition

For the third year in a row, Limestone College will have students participating in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) national semifinal round of competition. Rising junior Bre Surratt, rising senior J.R. Bloomer, and recent graduate Zach Potter will represent the Limestone Music and Theatre Departments’ collaborative team June 27-28 on the campus…
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Upstate Leaders Become Riley Fellows, Present Community Action Projects

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Thirty-eight leaders from the Upstate and surrounding area have completed the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). Over the past five months, participants have examined sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion, explored “blind spots,” and discussed how to suspend assumptions. Each class is expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant…
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Sylvan Learning Center of Greenville to host Grand STEM Challenge

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Sylvan Learning Center of Greenville will kick-off summer with, The Grand STEM Challenge. The Greenville Center, located at 150 Tanner Road, will host the challenge from Monday, June 17 until Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The four-day camp allows students to explore real-world scenarios and work in teams…
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Limestone College Unveils Statue As Part of Prevatte Complex Dedication

Legendary football coach and educator Bob Prevatte officially has a forever home at Limestone College. A large crowd gathered near the Saints’ football practice facility for the dedication of Limestone’s Bob Prevatte Athletic Complex on Thursday, June 6. The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the Bob Prevatte statue at the community entrance…
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NGU Launches Center for Educational Leadership and Research to Expand Influence

[caption id="attachment_33336" align="alignnone" width="1800"] North Greenville University launches Center for Educational Leadership and Research Center to support public education, provide professional development, and advance the study of organizational leadership.[/caption] Tigerville, SC (June 6, 2019) What began as an idea to expand the influence of NGU, has resulted in the creation of The Center for Educational…
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Call for Summer Mentors From Benjamin Franklin Experience

[caption id="attachment_33306" align="alignnone" width="960"] Mentors and student celebrate graduation from the Bejamin Franklin Experience[/caption] Call for Summer Mentors From Benjamin Franklin Experience Program for Teens Seeks Accomplished Professionals to Share Their Career Triumphs and Challenges GREENVILLE, SC, June 6, 2019 — 27% of Greenville County high-school graduates were considered NOT ready for college or careers…
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