Category Archives: Education

Rev. Kate Taber Named Associate University Chaplain

[caption id="attachment_14255" align="alignnone" width="1922"] Rev. Kate Taber[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.— Rev. Kathryn (Kate) Taber, Facilitator for Peacemaking and Mission Partnerships of the Presbyterian Church (USA) World Mission in Jerusalem, has been named Associate University Chaplain at Furman. Taber will begin her duties at Furman July 31. As Associate University Chaplain, Taber will work…
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Furman University Board Of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions, Tenure; Seven New Members To Join Board

[caption id="attachment_14253" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 17 faculty members and heard that seven new members will join the board on July 1.[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—During its spring meeting Saturday, the Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 17 faculty members and heard…
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Future Educators Earn Scholarships From SDPC Teacher Forum

[gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="14230,14229"]   Four members of the class of 2017 have earned the School District of Pickens County Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to graduating senior Teacher Cadets from each Pickens County high school, and the seniors selected must have completed a Teacher Cadet course as a junior or…
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Spartanburg Academic Movement Hires Director Of Communications

[caption id="attachment_14199" align="alignleft" width="203"] Kim Atchley[/caption] Spartanburg, SC — The Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) has hired Kim Atchley as its full-time Director of Communications. Ms. Atchley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from USC Upstate and taught middle school science in Aiken and Spartanburg County. While taking time to raise her family and…
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Clemson University awards 3,400 degrees at spring ceremonies

[caption id="attachment_14217" align="alignnone" width="830"] Fifth-generation Tigers: Graduate Hunter Rogers Lawton (center) celebrates with members of his family who also are Clemson alumni: Eddie Bingham (left, Class of ‘69), John Lawton III (’69), Karen Bingham (’90, ’92), Mary Dee Lawton (’69) and John Lawton IV (’93). His grandfather, John Garrett Lawton Jr. (’40) and great-grandfather, John…
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Furman Recognizes 2017 Corporate Sustainability Fellows

[caption id="attachment_14164" align="alignnone" width="1024"] David E. Shi Center for Sustainability[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University recently recognized three local executives as 2017 Corporate Sustainability Fellows. They are: David Bereskin (CEO, Greenville Water) Ron Cotterman (Vice President of Sustainability, Sealed Air) Jacqui DiMaggio (Vice President of Finance,…
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From Clemson to Cambridge: Two architecture undergrads head to Harvard

[caption id="attachment_14142" align="alignleft" width="340"] During his time at Clemson, Rayshad Dorsey interned for Radium Architecture, Paragon Construction and Liollio Architecture.[/caption] CLEMSON — Founder. Leader. Graduate. These are just a few of the words that describe two students who are receiving their diplomas Friday from Clemson University’s School of Architecture. Rayshad Dorsey and Brayton Gregory made…
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Furman Names Michael Jennings Chief Diversity Officer

[caption id="attachment_14134" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Michael Jennings, Furman University Chief Diversity Officer[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michael E. Jennings, associate dean of the Consortium for Social Transformation at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been named Chief Diversity Officer at Furman University. Jennings, who is also a tenured professor in the Department of…
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McElveen receives Clemson Alumni Master Teacher award

[caption id="attachment_14101" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Carter McElveen (right) is surrounded by her students while accepting the Alumni Master Teacher Award. Image Credit: Diana Davidson[/caption] CLEMSON – Clemson University students have chosen Carter McElveen as the Alumni Master Teacher for 2017. McElveen is a senior lecturer in the marketing department of the College of Business. McElveen teaches…
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Furman Recognizes Graduates Of Women’s Leadership Institute

[caption id="attachment_14082" align="alignnone" width="1655"] Twenty-nine members graduate in Women's Leadership Institute Class of 2017.[/caption] Release is online: http://bit.ly/2pCTnV2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.— The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recently recognized the following Class of 2017 graduates: Cindy Benjamin-LS3P Associates, Ltd. Kristin Bennett-United Way of Greenville County Anne Lee Buck-Greenville First Steps Terese…
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