Category Archives: Education

Clemson trustees approve reports on university’s past, present and future

CLEMSON — Clemson University trustees heard positive reports on admissions, capital projects, academic restructuring, athletics and communicating the school’s history during their quarterly meetings on campus this week. Undergraduate enrollment applications are up, numerous facilities are under construction across campus statewide, fundraising is on track and athletic teams are winning.\ President James P. Clements posed…
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Clemson names chief diversity officer

[caption id="attachment_1901" align="alignnone" width="267"] Lee A. Gill[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson University has named Lee A. Gill, J.D., a 20-year higher education veteran, to serve as its Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and special assistant to the president for inclusive excellence, President Jim Clements announced today. Gill most recently served as associate vice president for inclusion and…
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Donations made to Tri-County Technical College Foundation

[caption id="attachment_1847" align="alignnone" width="604"] Dr. John LeHeup, executive director of Clemson Downs, fourth from left, presented Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie L. Booth, third from left, with the check. Also pictured are, from left, Debbie Nelms, fiscal analyst for Tri-County’s Foundation; Barbara Huss, administrator at Clemson Downs; Grayson Kelly, executive director of Tri-County’s Foundation; Dr.…
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Brandon Busteed of Gallup will deliver keynote address at TransformSC Conference

[caption id="attachment_1860" align="alignnone" width="604"] Brandon Busteed[/caption] The Executive Director for Education and Workforce Development at Gallup , Brandon Busteed, will deliver the keynote address at TransformSC’s Spring Conference on March 17 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. “Brandon Busteed and his work at Gallup speak very clearly to the importance of connecting the education community…
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Clemson trustees adopt recommendations from task force on history of Clemson

CLEMSON — The Clemson University board of trustees adopted the recommendations made by the task force on the history of Clemson Friday. The task force was appointed to develop a comprehensive set of actionable recommendations for how Clemson can better tell the university’s complete history. The report (http://media.clemson.edu/bot/documents/clemsonhistoryTF-final-020416.pdf) recommends short-, medium- and long-term strategies based on…
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Swann pledges $3.3 million gift to Clemson athletics facilities

[caption id="attachment_1794" align="alignnone" width="1000"] President James P. Clements, Joe Swann, Brad Brownell. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson Class of 1963 alumnus Joe Swann has been a lifelong supporter of his alma mater, and recently he and his wife, Barbara Ann “Bobbi” Swann, provided a Cornerstone Gift of $3.3 million to athletics. Pushing his lifetime giving total near…
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Newberry College students offering free tax assistance

[caption id="attachment_1752" align="alignnone" width="604"] L-R: Newberry College student, Matthew Spears; Professor, Dr. Susan Shurden; Newberry College student, Ryan Janssen. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] NEWBERRY, S.C. – Hearing the word "taxes" may conjure negative thoughts for most people, but not for Newberry College Business students participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Offered by the Internal Revenue Service,…
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Halfacre appointed to role as part of Furman’s community engagement

[caption id="attachment_1675" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr. Angela Halfacre[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University President Elizabeth Davis has announced that Dr. Angela Halfacre has been named Special Advisor to the President for Community Engagement, strengthening a renewed emphasis on Furman’s role in Greenville and South Carolina. Halfacre, a Professor of Political Science and Earth and Environmental Sciences who has…
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Wofford listed by Princeton Review for affordability, academics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com). The education services company features Wofford in the 2016 edition of its just-published book “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools…
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