Category Archives: Education

$400,000 awarded statewide in workforce development grants

COLUMBIA -- The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) has granted nearly $400,000 to four organizations that will provide training and apprenticeship opportunities. This initiative aims to increase training and employment opportunities for priority populations such as individuals with disabilities, ex-offenders, youth and others. Applicants are required to partner with a community-based organization, a local workforce…
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Midlands Tech to host discussion on concept of home Feb. 7

What makes a house a “home?” Is it the location, the people, or the mementos on the walls? What part of “home” is permanent, and what can be washed away? MTC faculty member Tabitha Epperson will address those questions in her lecture, at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at…
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Healthy Learners Midlands welcomes Jennifer Cooke as program manager

COLUMBIA – Healthy Learners welcomes Jennifer Cooke as its new program manager for Healthy Learners Midlands. As a registered nurse with a varied professional and educational background, Cooke is a welcome addition to the Healthy Learners family. Prior to joining Healthy Learners, she served as a legal nurse consultant for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough,…
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Science and math school foundation hires new director of career services

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to welcome Renee Williamson, the new Director of its Career Services Center. “We are thrilled to have Renee join our team and cannot wait to see what energy and enthusiasm she brings to this role,” said Kim Bowman, CEO,…
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Science and math school students to present college-level research at Colloquium

Saturday, February 4, Hartsville, SC – During the 28th Annual Colloquium, 129 students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) will present their findings from scientific research conducted during their participation in the 2016 Summer Program (SPRI), and its international component, the Research Experience Scholars Program (RESP). New to this year’s…
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Llewellyn J. Cornelius to deliver annual Newman Lecture at USC

Columbia, SC – The University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work and the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice will hold the annual Newman Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Llewellyn J. Cornelius, LCSW. Dr. Cornelius will present “Why is the south the epicenter of the new HIV/AIDS Epidemic? The role of…
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Newberry College promotes Sidney Parrish Jr. to vice president for strategic planning

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College has promoted Dr. Sidney Parrish, Jr., to serve as vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives effective immediately. In his new role, Parrish will be responsible for leading the development, implementation and assessment of Newberry’s strategic plan, working cross-departmentally to identify opportunities for expansion and growth that are aligned…
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Midlands Technical College names 2016-17 top adjunct faculty

(Columbia, S.C.) Midlands Technical College (MTC) kicked off its spring semester by honoring its Adjunct Faculty of the Year for 2016-2017. Adjunct faculty are hired by colleges on a contractual, part-time basis as opposed to the traditional model of full-time employment. MTC’s adjunct instructors, some with more than 30 years of teaching excellence at the…
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Benedict College appoints presidential search committee

Columbia, SC— The Benedict College Board of Trustees appointed 13 stakeholders to serve on the Presidential Search Committee to assist the Board in identifying the next president.  The committee is a diverse group of Board members, faculty, administrators, community members, and students who share the commitment of finding the best qualified person to serve in…
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Nexsen Pruet awards law school scholarships to 3 minority students

Columbia – Nexsen Pruet has awarded law school scholarships to three minority students who are planning careers in North and South Carolina. The 2016 Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholars are Aleia Hornsby, Keturah Reed and Lindsay Richardson. All scholars are first time recipients of the award. Hornsby and Richardson will attend the University of South Carolina;…
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