Category Archives: Education

2 Midlands Tech students receive Clyburn scholarships

[caption id="attachment_5323" align="alignleft" width="300"] Congressman James E. Clyburn (from left) joined MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhamesto congratulate MTC students Kaela Clark and Shanajee Devoe. (Photo courtesy of Panorama)[/caption] Two Midlands Technical College students who started this fall as freshmen recently received scholarships of more than $1,000 each to attend MTC.  The James E. Clyburn…
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Columbia College program receives grant from Sisters of Charity Foundation

Columbia, S.C. – The P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program at Columbia College received its fourth $25,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program (philanthropy, leadership, and community engagement) competitively selects 10 Columbia College undergraduates each year from the incoming class. This four-year program includes a leadership studies minor, poverty workshops,…
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Verizon donates $15,000 to Governor’s School

Columbia, SC -  The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation has received a $15,000 investment from Verizon in support of the school’s tech-based after school and Saturday ENGAGE programs for middle school students in Darlington County. ENGAGE is GSSM’s outreach initiative designed to impact 6-8th graders through early interest and awareness of…
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Governor’s School announces new teaching faculty

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce new teaching faculty for the 2016-17 school year. GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school in Hartsville, SC, for juniors and seniors from across the state. The School’s three-year, virtual engineering program, Accelerate, serves sophomores, juniors and…
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Columbia College ranked in top 10 in Best Bang for the Buck category

Columbia, S.C. – Washington Monthly, a D.C.-based magazine known for its annual rankings of American colleges and universities, announced that Columbia College placed No.10 on the list of the Top 100 Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges. Columbia College was the only South Carolina college to land in the top 10 for this category,…
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SC Department of Education Announces Virtual Teacher of the Year

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Education and State Superintendent Molly Spearman are proud to announce Trixi DeRosa-Davis as the 2016 VirtualSC Teacher of the Year. “Our VirtualSC program offers public, private, and home school students high quality online courses so that no matter their location they can be prepared with the tools…
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Midlands Tech names employees of the year for 2016

(Columbia, S.C.) Midlands Technical College (MTC) kicked off its fall semester by honoring its Employees of the Year for 2016.  Combined, all five honorees represent 112 years of service to MTC, its students, and the community. “Here at Midlands Technical College, we take great pride in honoring our employees whose contributions to the college’s mission…
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ACT Report Shows Improvement Opportunities for South Carolina Students

Columbia, SC – Today, ACT released its 2016 Condition of College and Career Readiness Report for the Class of 2016. South Carolina’s 2016 high school graduates earned an overall composite score of 18.5 compared to an average of 19.8 in the twenty states that require the test. South Carolina’s 2016 graduates were the first to…
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Governor’s School receives $5,000 donation from Piedmont Natural Gas

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) received a $5,000 investment from Piedmont Natural Gas in support of GSSM’s iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation camp in Greenville County and iTEAMS Xtreme in Spartanburg County. Piedmont Natural Gas’ donation funded iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, GSSM’s newest day camp hosted in counties…
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Four South Carolina teachers to receive presidential award

Columbia, SC – The White House recently announced four South Carolina teachers as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). I am so proud of the tremendous honor bestowed upon these four deserving South Carolina educators, said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. This award shows that they are…
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