Category Archives: Education

OLLI at Furman accepting applications for next Senior Leaders Greenville class

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman is accepting applications through June 6 for its next Senior Leaders Greenville program. Launched in 2013, Senior Leaders Greenville is a program designed for adults 55 and up who want to play a more essential role in the community.  The program empowers participants to become active…
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Furman recognizes graduates of Women’s Leadership Institute

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recently recognized the following Class of 2016 graduates: Kaleigh Aldridge, Baldor, Greenville Laura Bain, Upstate Forever, Greenville Heidi Bray, Arclabs, Piedmont Catriona Carlisle, Meals on Wheels Greenville County Elizabeth Cobb, Southern Management Corporation, Greenville Ellen Cohen, BMW MC, Greer Kathy Dickson, SC Department of Employment and…
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Clemson’s Upstate Writing Project to award and celebrate state students and teachers

CLEMSON — Teachers and students involved with the Clemson University Upstate Writing Project will soon celebrate their success in the National Writing Project College-Ready Writers Program. The Upstate Writing Project will hold the celebration at Saluda Shoals River Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 in Columbia. The College-Ready Writers Program began in South…
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Scott Baier to lead Clemson business school economics department

[caption id="attachment_4468" align="alignnone" width="1593"] Clemson’s Scott Baier has been chosen to be interim chair of the university’s economics department. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson University has picked a highly regarded economics faculty member as interim chair of the John E. Walker Department of Economics. Scott Baier, director of the BB&T Center for Education and Policy Studies at…
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Wofford holds commencement exercises

  SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Dr. Paige West, a 1991 Wofford College graduate, professor of anthropology at Columbia University and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Barnard College, delivered the college’s commencement address today (Sunday, May 15, 2016) on the lawn of Main Building. Degrees were conferred to 325 graduates. Three honorary degrees and two teaching…
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John Woodson receives Tri-County Technical College’s Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence

[caption id="attachment_4409" align="alignnone" width="604"] John Woodson, program coordinator for Media Arts Production (MAP) atTri-County Technical College, second from left, was honored May 10 with thehighest award presented to the faculty. He received the Presidential Medallionfor Instructional Excellence at the College's spring commencement. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] PENDLETON --- John Woodson, program coordinator for Media Arts Production (MAP) at Tri-County…
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Marek named Clemson Watt Center executive director

CLEMSON — A Clemson University alumnus with diverse experience in advanced technologies, research and development, and test and evaluation programs has been tapped to lead the center that has been called a “game changer.” Todd C. Marek, Ph.D. has joined Clemson University as the executive director of the Watt Family Innovation Center. The executive director…
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Willimon named new Pickens High School principal

The Blue Flame will be led by one of its own alumni in the coming school year. Corey Willimon, who is a Pickens High School graduate, has been selected to become the new principal of PHS for the coming school year. Willimon currently works at Walhalla High School, where he has been the Assistant Principal of Operations since…
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Piotrowski named Outstanding Freshman at NGU

Tigerville, SC – Michael Piotrowski was honored with the Outstanding Freshman Award at a recent annual awards day ceremony at North Greenville University. Each year an outstanding freshman is chosen by the student body and faculty and recognized at the annual awards day. Piotrowski is the son of Michael and Sandi Piotrowski of Greer.
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Public policy institute honors Clemson’s Bruce Yandle with top award

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Bruce Yandle, acclaimed economist in academic and political arenas, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Dean emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science, Yandle will be presented the award June 2 at the public policy…
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