Category Archives: Education

Greenville Technical College Faculty Leader Recognized as Outstanding with Regional Award

[caption id="attachment_17447" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Amber Morgan with (from left) Greenville Technical College (GTC) board member Paul Batson, GTC President Dr. Keith Miller, and board members James Blakely, Coleman Shouse, and Ray Lattimore.[/caption] Amber Morgan, a member of the faculty at Greenville Technical College (GTC), received the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Southern Region Faculty…
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Chris And Andrea Borch Pledge $1 Million For Furman University Track And Cross-country Program

[caption id="attachment_17299" align="alignnone" width="1140"] The men's cross-country team at Furman is currently the top-ranked team in the NCAA's Southeast Region.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University graduate Chris Borch ’78 and his wife, Andrea, have given more than $4 million over the past decade to support the university’s track and cross-country program. Now, the Borches have pledged another…
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Greenville Technical College receives higher education’s most prestigious diversity award for the second time

[caption id="attachment_17402" align="alignnone" width="1840"] Lenore Pearlstein (left), publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, is pictured with Wendy Walden, associate vice president for executive affairs at Greenville Technical College.[/caption] Greenville Technical College (GTC) has received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in…
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Coffee for a Cause: SWU Student’s import business benefits Guatemalan families

[caption id="attachment_17405" align="alignleft" width="300"] Josh Anderson, left, is pictured with a smokeless stove purchased for a Guatemalan family with funds from Café Intencional and installed with the help of missionaries Tommy and Katie Matthews. Anderson, a Southern Wesleyan University business student enrolled at the university’s North Augusta education center, started Café Intencional as a coffee…
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Clemson announces Woodland Management: Forest Health workshops

[caption id="attachment_17333" align="alignnone" width="1333"] Forests occupy 13.1 million acres or 67 percent of the land area in South Carolina.Image Credit: Derrick Phinney / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson Extension has scheduled a series of workshops to educate landowners and land managers about how to properly care for their forests. The workshops, Woodland Management: Forest Health, begin…
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Communication conference to be held at Clemson

CLEMSON – The Carolinas Communication Association’s annual conference will be held from Sept. 28-30 at the Hendrix Student Center at Clemson University. The conference will host more than 30 research presentations, including keynote speaker Rhondda Thomas, a professor of African-American literature. Thomas is one of the handful of Clemson professors presenting at the event. She…
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Boeing Engineer Visits Upstate Eval. Center

Model airplanes, rocket kits and dreams of being an astronaut are parts of many childhoods. Mistakes, circumstances and other paths often leave dreams in the past. Juveniles at DJJ are like most kids dreaming of education, a good job and a happy life. Unfortunately, those dreams can feel out of reach for many juveniles. However,…
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Furman University Listed Among “Top 50 Green Colleges” In Princeton Review Guide

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University is listed among the “Top 50 Green Colleges” in the most recent edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges. Furman is ranked No. 36 in the 2017 edition of the guide, which is available at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide. The Princeton Review, an education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services,…
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Welcome Back Festival raises $18,700 for scholarship fund

[caption id="attachment_17116" align="alignleft" width="1498"] The Welcome Back Festival raised $18,700 for scholarships.Image Credit: Clemson University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON – Clemson’s Welcome Back Festival raised $18,700 for student scholarships this year. The Aug. 23 festival is hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association and Student Alumni Council. With the support of 92 vendors who lined the streets, visitors…
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