Category Archives: Education

Celebration for Spartanburg High School alumni on Feb. 5

Spartanburg School District 7 will applaud four hometown heroes on Friday, February 5 when we roll out the red carpet for former NFL players: Howard Williams, Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl II; Steve Fuller, Chicago Bears, Super Bowl XX; Stephen Davis, Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl XXXVIII; and Landon Cohen, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII. In partnership with the National Football League and…
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Clemson ROTC cadets test mettle with water survival training

[caption id="attachment_1486" align="alignnone" width="830"] U.S. Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps cadet Kerry Carter, of Charlotte, North Carolina, surfaces after plunging blindfolded into the Clemson University pool for the “five-meter drop” portion of the Combat Water Survival Test Jan. 20, 2016. To pass the event soldiers (and future soldiers) must drop into the pool from five…
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Tri-County Tech regional FLL qualifying tournament set for Jan. 30

Fifteen teams, representing students from Upstate public middle schools, home schools and private schools will compete in a regional qualifying event for FIRST LEGO League teams. Around 150 students, along with coaches and parents, are expected to attend. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a program created by the FIRST organization. It introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building…
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Newberry College president named to accrediting agency board

[caption id="attachment_1453" align="alignnone" width="604"] Newberry College President Maurice Scherrens. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens has been elected to the South Carolina delegation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC oversees the accreditation of colleges within the southern region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,…
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Clemson, partners to hold public meeting about cleanup of Upstate creeks

[caption id="attachment_1448" align="alignnone" width="604"] Twelve Mile Creek is one of three Upstate watercourses that are under study. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CENTRAL — Clemson Cooperative Extension and more than a dozen partners have scheduled the first of several stakeholder meetings for the “Twelve Mile, Eighteen Mile and Golden Creek Watershed Plan,” which is being devised to clean up…
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Clemson featured in Google college expeditions virtual reality project

[caption id="attachment_1441" align="alignnone" width="604"] The Clemson University campus as it might be seen in the Google Expeditions app. (Photo/Ken Scar - Clemson University)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson University is one of the featured participants in Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program, a virtual reality project unveiled Thursday by First Lady Michelle Obama that will enable children in schools across…
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Tri-County Tech first in the state to offer community paramedic training

PENDLETON --- The first Community Paramedic Training program in the state will be offered by Tri-County Technical College beginning February 9 at the College’s Easley Campus. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 9:30. Participants must have been employed as a paramedic with an agency for two years or more on a full-…
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Clemson doctoral student receives national award for academic, civic leadership

[caption id="attachment_1347" align="alignnone" width="750"] Breanne Przestrzelski[/caption] CLEMSON – Clemson University bioengineering doctoral student Breanne Przestrzelski has received national recognition as an exceptional student who exercises leadership in teaching and learning with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) named Przestrzelski a recipient of the prestigious K.…
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Tri-County Tech named one of top 150 community colleges in the country

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Tri-County Technical College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student…
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