Category Archives: Education

Local elementary school raises funds for Meals on Wheels of Greenville

[caption id="attachment_747" align="alignnone" width="320"] Fifth grade art class as Summit Elementary School. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] On Monday, December 7, students from Summit Drive Elementary held an Empty Bowls Soup Night to raise money for Meals on Wheels of Greenville. The community was invited to purchase tickets for a soup dinner at the school. Soup was served in…
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Clemson’s Art of Leadership Summit is Feb. 8-12 in Greenville

[caption id="attachment_711" align="alignnone" width="636"] Art of Leadership Summit attendees participate in team building exercises. (Photo/Clemson University)[/caption] A diverse group of proven industry leaders will headline Clemson University’s sixth annual Art of Leadership Summit Feb. 8-12 in Greenville. The five-day leadership summit, led by Clemson’s Center for Corporate Learning, will combine speakers with proven success in…
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Furman professor receives grant to study spinal cord injury

Furman University biology professor Dr. Victoria Turgeon has been awarded a grant from the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. With the two-year, nearly $80,000 grant, Turgeon will study factors which impede neuronal cell growth following spinal cord injury. Turgeon posits that physical damage to neuronal cells following injury is only one cause of…
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Clemson offers online classes in raising fruits, vegetables, livestock and bees

Clemson Cooperative Extension will offer a six-week online course for people interested in learning how to grow fruits and vegetables, and raise livestock and honeybees. The best part: Participants will learn how to be more self-sufficient and possibly even profit from what they grow. “We designed the sustainable small farms and backyards online course to…
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Laurens Electric offers students free trip to Washington, D.C.

An expense-paid week in Washington, D.C. will be awarded to two students by Laurens Electric Cooperative, according to Jim Donahoo, the co-op’s Director of Marketing. The annual Washington Youth Tour contest includes submitting an application and participating in an interview process. After co-op officials judge the entrants, two students will be awarded the trip, which begins June…
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Clemson professor named fellow of International Water Association

Tanju Karanfil, the associate dean of research and graduate studies in Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science, was selected a fellow of the International Water Association (IWA). [caption id="attachment_621" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tanju Karanfil, left, works in the L.G. Rich Environmental Research Laboratory. (Photo/Clemson University)[/caption] The association advances water and wastewater management around the globe. About 185…
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Greenville Tech Charter students work for CPR legislation

[caption id="attachment_598" align="alignnone" width="604"] Greenville Tech Charter students are meeting with Upstate lawmakers to look for support in requiring CPR training for all high school graduates. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] After three GTCHS parents died of heart related trauma in the 2014/2015 school year, student Allyson Dixon began to think about the benefits of teaching CPR to high school students.…
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Library deans at Clemson and Alabama bet with blue cheese and barbecue sauce

Clemson University Dean of Libraries Maggie Farrell and Don Gilstrap, dean of libraries at the University of Alabama, have a friendly wager on the outcome of the football game Monday night. If Alabama wins the national title, Farrell will send a package of Clemson’s famous blue cheese and blue cheese dressing to the Alabama Libraries…
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Greenville Tech Charter teacher awarded scholarship

[caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="712"] Vance Jenkins[/caption] Vance Jenkins, instructor in English and TAP Master Teacher, has been awarded a full scholarship to Phillips Exeter Academy’s Humanities Institute. The Academy is one of America's most prestigious preparatory schools, known especially for the Harkness table method of dialectical instruction, a method that Mr. Jenkins uses in his own classes. The Harkness…
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Tri-County Technical College honors Educators of the Year

[gallery size="medium" ids="558,559,560"] Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College's Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February. Cara Hamilton, vice president for business affairs, is the College’s outstanding administrator; Ashley Brady, Veterinary Technology department head, is the outstanding instructor; and, Melinda Zeigler, administrative…
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