Category Archives: Education

Riley Institute Names New Class of Diversity Leaders

[caption id="attachment_11152" align="alignleft" width="600"] DLI Facilitator, Juan Johnson[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Forty-five participants from the Upstate and surrounding areas will begin the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) this spring. Selected for their leadership and community engagement, the participants join more than 1,700 Riley Fellows statewide. Each new class further extends and enriches the body…
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NGU To Host Second Annual Business Symposium

Tigerville, SC- (January 23, 2017) North Greenville University is pleased to host its second annual Faith at Work Business Symposium, to be held on the NGU campus from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Open to all students, faculty, and community, the symposium is comprised of a series of lectures by…
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Sound Quality Series Presents Evening of Jazz Feb. 10

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present a concert Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus. A Sound Quality Concert Series event, the performance is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Dr. Matt Olson, Associate…
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Clemson, Duke Energy host Women Excel Leadership Exchange

GREENVILLE — A leadership exchange that will help women in business identify their strengths and weaknesses and explore new strategies for success will kick off Feb. 8 in Greenville through a partnership between Duke Energy and the Clemson University MBA program. “Women Excel Leadership Exchange” participants will receive a continuing education certificate from Clemson’s Center…
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Women engineers discuss ‘Hidden Figures’ and lingering challenges

[caption id="attachment_11084" align="alignleft" width="1498"] Shakira Hobbs[/caption] CLEMSON — The non-fiction book and its film counterpart “Hidden Figures” revealed the genius behind the American space race in the 1960s: a cohort of black women who, despite segregation and discrimination, applied their genius in math and engineering to help send our rockets and astronauts into space and bring…
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Sid Parrish Named Newberry College’s Newest Vice President

Former chemistry professor to serve as VP for Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Initiatives NEWBERRY, S.C. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Newberry College has promoted Dr. Sidney Parrish, Jr., to serve as vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives effective immediately. [caption id="attachment_11055" align="alignleft" width="200"] Sid Parrish Named Newberry College's Newest Vice President[/caption] In his new…
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Clemson establishes soccer residency program for students with cerebral palsy, brain injury

CLEMSON — Clemson University is initiating a new tuition-assistance program that will attract incoming student athletes with neurological impairments who want to continue playing soccer during their collegiate careers. The program will provide two in-state tuition waivers per year for four years to select students with impairments including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke.…
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VantagePoint President Craig O’Neal Joins Anderson University MBA Board

[caption id="attachment_10998" align="alignleft" width="200"] VantagePoint President and CEO Craig O'Neal[/caption] Greenville, S.C. – Craig O’Neal, president and CEO of VantagePoint Marketing, has been appointed to the Anderson University MBA Advisory Board, a board of business leaders that provides support and guidance for the university’s graduate business program. With more than 30 years’ experience as a…
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Tom Lawrence Named Dean of Arts and Sciences Division

PENDLETON --- Tom Lawrence spent the last five years as instructor and an administrator in the Business and Public Services Division (BPS) at Tri-County Technical College.  He began his career in public administration, working 15 years in multiple roles with local California governments and the Department of Defense, but says his tenure at Tri-County has…
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