Category Archives: Education

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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Junior Leadership Spartanburg graduates Class of 2015-2016

SPARTANBURG, SC – The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce's Junior Leadership Spartanburg (JLS) program held a graduation ceremony for the 2015-2016 class on Monday, May 9. Family and friends were in attendance for the graduation event at the Chapman Cultural Center. Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg, led the ceremony’s…
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Wilkins addresses Tri-County’s Spring graduates

ANDERSON --- David H. Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada (2005-2009) and longtime Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1994-2005), delivered Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address. The ceremony was held Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 637 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s commencement. In addition to…
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Duke Energy awards Furman nearly $100K for campus lake restoration

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University has received a $95,000 grant to support its continuing commitment to protecting and enhancing the region’s waterways and environment. The grant is part of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund, a $10 million, multiyear commitment to improve water quality and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions. Furman University is one of nine…
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