Category Archives: Education

Carolyn Silver Named Director of Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future

[caption id="attachment_11970" align="alignleft" width="1569"] Carolyn (Carrie) Silver, Director, Bridges to a Brighter Future[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Carolyn Silver has been named director of Furman’s college access and success program, Bridges to a Brighter Future. Her appointment begins March 1. Silver brings more than a decade of experience in higher education and nonprofit management. After starting her career…
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Clemson staff members win eight communication awards

[caption id="attachment_11944" align="alignleft" width="1600"] A sampling of Ken Scar’s award-winning photographs of Clemson’s military heritage.22[/caption] NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III recognized the work of Clemson University staff members with awards for their outstanding achievements in media, design and communications in 2016 at its recent annual awards ceremony…
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Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department appoints new chair

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s parks, recreation and tourism management department has appointed Wayne Freimund as chair of the department. Freimund comes from the University of Montana, where he served as interim dean and professor of parks and protected area management in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. His appointment will be effective July…
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Tri-County Technical College Places Second Overall in College Speech Festival

[caption id="attachment_11890" align="alignleft" width="1800"] Tri-County Technical College took second place honors overall in the 2017 South Carolina Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition. Pictured from left to right are Ricky Schmidt, an associate in arts major from Charleston, who placed second in Informative Speaking; Ella Hilliard, an associate in arts major from Dahlonega,…
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Arbor Day Foundation Honors Furman University With 2016 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University was honored with the 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. “Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Participating in Tree Campus USA…
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John Templeton Foundation Awards $230K Grant to Furman Philosophy Professor Epright and Furman Psychology Graduate Harden

[caption id="attachment_11856" align="alignleft" width="960"] Carmela Epright, Furman University Department of Philosophy[/caption] With the funding, researchers will study moral luck and social justice. GREENVILLE, S.C.—A $231,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation has been awarded to Furman University philosophy professor Carmela Epright, and 2003 Furman psychology graduate Paige Harden, now an associate professor of psychology at…
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Research aims to improve water management during extreme droughts

CLEMSON — Research from Clemson University could help scientists, engineers and policymakers better understand drought, considered to be the world’s most widespread natural disaster. With the help of a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, Ashok Mishra, an assistant professor of civil engineering, is building a computer model that will incorporate more factors…
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Clemson agriculture college names associate dean for undergraduate studies

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Jean A. Bertrand Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. [caption id="attachment_11733" align="alignleft" width="275"] Jean Bertrand[/caption] Bertrand has served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2006. Prior to her time at UGA,…
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Wofford Interim class explores community life in the Carolina Foothills

[caption id="attachment_11726" align="alignleft" width="400"] Wofford Interim class explores community life in the Carolina Foothills[/caption] SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 6, 2017) — Lydia Estes, a first-year student at Wofford College from Carlisle, Pa., never thought she’d get to meet with Tawana Weicker, TEDx speaker and CEO of Warhorse Solutions, or have the chance to tour a multi-million…
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GTCHS Board Of Directors Election

Greenville Technical Charter School is opening annual board elections.  Candidate filing date will be February 17, 2017. The statute governing charter schools provides parents/guardians and faculty/staff members with the opportunity to elect the Greenville Technical Charter High School Board of Directors.  Each family receives one vote per child currently enrolled in GTCHS. Full time school…
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