Category Archives: Education

Furman Department Of Communication Studies Receives Diversity Award

[caption id="attachment_13194" align="alignleft" width="830"] Furman Department of Communication Studies Receives Award[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman University Department of Communication Studies has received The Minority Recruitment and Retention Award from the Southern States Communication Association, (SSCA). The award was presented during the association’s 87th annual meeting to be held this year at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville,…
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Furman University Awarded Nearly $500,000 For Funding Instrumentation In The Sciences

[caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="1918"] Furman's labs draw student and faculty researchers from other regional academic institutions.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University has been awarded a four-year, $497,183 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to purchase equipment that will support state-of-the-art imaging and analysis capabilities across multiple academic disciplines on campus. A competitive award made through the Foundation’s…
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Clemson names associate dean for undergraduate studies

CLEMSON, South Carolina — Bridget Trogden has been named associate dean for undergraduate studies at Clemson University. Trodgen is quality enhancement program director and associate professor of chemistry at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. In her new role, she will support the initiatives to improve the undergraduate academic experience at Clemson as outlined in the…
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Haskett Named Associate Dean For Student Success & Persistence

Prof. Gretchen Haskett to fill newly created position focused on retention programming NEWBERRY, S.C. (March 17, 2017) – Newberry College has appointed Prof. Gretchen Haskett as Associate Dean for Student Success and Persistence, a new newly developed position aimed at helping the College attain its vision for a nationally recognized student retention program. [caption id="attachment_13080"…
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Tharpe To Lead Both Dacusville Schools Next Year

[caption id="attachment_13061" align="alignleft" width="240"] Wanda Tharpe[/caption] Wanda Tharpe, principal at Dacusville Middle School, will lead both Dacusville Middle and Dacusville Elementary School, effective at the end of the school year. The change is intended to last one year. Robin Walsh, the current principal of Dacusville Elementary, has announced her resignation effective at the end of…
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General Counsel & Executive Associate Athletics Director Angie F. Littlejohn Named Finalist For G. Dewey Oxner, Jr. Mentor Of The Year Award

Award is administered by the Lawyer Mentoring Program, an initiative of the SC Supreme Court. GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman General Counsel & Executive Associate Athletics Director Angie F. Littlejohn has been named a finalist for the G. Dewey Oxner, Jr. Mentor of the Year Award. The award winner and top 10 finalists, with their mentees, are invited…
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Spearman Announces Fifth SC Teacher of the Year Finalist

Laurens, S.C. - State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Gray Court-Owings teacher, Marcia Womble, in her classroom with news that she has been selected as one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. "Marcia is the proud product of Laurens County public schools and is truly devoted to ensuring…
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Furman University Student, Alumnus Receive Prestigious Fellowships From National Science Foundation

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded grants through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to a Furman University student and a Furman alumnus. The recipients are Furman senior chemistry major Daniela Mesa Sanchez of Greer, S.C., and Matthew (Matt) Whitmire, a 2015 Furman neuroscience graduate and current Ph.D. candidate at University of Texas…
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Chemistry research at Wofford College benefits from grant for equipment

[caption id="attachment_12827" align="alignleft" width="1800"] Ni’Asia Daniels, a junior chemistry major from Spartanburg, gets some instruction from Dr. Zach Davis, visiting professor of chemistry at Wofford College, in the chemistry laboratory. Wofford recently received a $10,000 grant for equipment in the lab. (Wofford College/Mark Olencki)[/caption] College receives $10,000 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant SPARTANBURG, S.C.…
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Spearman Announces Fourth SC Teacher of the Year Finalist

Spartanburg, S.C. - State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Broome High School teacher, Pam Flynn, in her classroom with news that she has been selected as one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. Pam is an outstanding educator whose love for her students is evident the moment you…
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