Category Archives: Education

Wright hired as vice president for advancement at Greenville Technical College

Ann Wright begins work today as vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation. Ann has spent the last three decades with the American Red Cross. She started as an assistant chapter manager and director of emergency services, became executive director for the Upstate, and since 2014, has served as chief operating officer for…
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USC Upstate Offers Free Financial Aid Assistance During College Goal Event

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Families preparing to send a student to college can receive free financial aid assistance and take the first steps toward submitting the critical Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during College Goal South Carolina at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Hours for the event have been extended; this year, it…
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Peterson Named Dean of Faculty at Furman University

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Economics Professor Ken Peterson, who has taught at the university since 1990, has been named dean of the faculty. He assumes his new position immediately. Peterson, who will report to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost George Shields, had served as Furman’s interim dean of the faculty since July 1, 2016.…
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Furman Listed Among 200 Colleges “That Pay You Back”

[caption id="attachment_11513" align="alignleft" width="1140"] Furman University James B. Duke Library[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University is among the colleges and universities featured in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The publication also ranked Furman among the nation’s top…
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Publication Brings Attention to USC Upstate Faculty Member’s Paper

[caption id="attachment_11503" align="alignleft" width="200"] Jack Cheng[/caption] SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- An economics paper co-authored by a University of South Carolina Upstate faculty member has won attention in England, and could influence thinking about the effect of mortgage spreads on the economy. Jack Cheng, an assistant professor of economics at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of…
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Science and Mathematics Governor’s School to Honor Dr. Barbara Speziale of Clemson University with Distinguished Research Leadership Award

Hartsville, SC –The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) will honor Dr. Barbara Speziale with its 2017 Distinguished Research Leadership Award during the School’s 28th Annual Research Colloquium Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m., in Hartsville. [caption id="attachment_11500" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Barbara Speziale[/caption] During the Colloquium gathering, 129 students will present their findings…
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Unsung Heroes Recognized at Greenville Technical College

[caption id="attachment_11239" align="alignleft" width="3000"] Group photo: Left to right, front row: Wendy Walden, associate vice president for executive affairs, Desiree Dumas, Finchetta Stewart, Kurt Goodwin, and Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. Left to right, second row: Jackson Payne, Lawrence Stack, and Julian Nixon. Not pictured: Dustin Keenan.[/caption] Greenville Technical College (GTC) recognized…
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Undergraduate Evening Studies Establishes Advisory Council

[caption id="attachment_11256" align="alignleft" width="1140"] Herring Center for Continuing Education at Furman University[/caption] Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) has established an Advisory Council. Council members met Jan. 19 in the inaugural meeting of the group. Members of the council include Upstate business and community leaders, as well as Furman alumni and instructors. According to UES…
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Wofford students explore the artistic, spiritual and cultural traditions of gardens

[caption id="attachment_11249" align="alignnone" width="580"] Wofford faculty and students spent a cold morning volunteering at Hatcher Gardens in Spartanburg as part of their January Interim.[/caption] SPARTANBURG, S.C. (January 27, 2017) – M.E. Eberhardt, a first-year Wofford College student from Athens, Ga., did not even know Hatcher Gardens existed before her Glorious Gardens Interim class arrived there…
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Greenville Tech Charter High School Student Complete Community Service Work

[caption id="attachment_11220" align="alignnone" width="650"] Alaya Davis & Justice Kelly Prepare to clean classrooms on the Tech Campus[/caption] [gallery size="medium" ids="11221,11223,11222"]   On Friday, January 20, 2017 Greenville Technical Charter High School participated in a school wide community service day providing service activities to 15 community organizations. One group of students filled over 200 boxes for…
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