Category Archives: Education

USC’s Darla Moore School to offer Leadership Excellence Certificate

[caption id="attachment_4054" align="alignleft" width="300"] Classroom discussions are often dynamic. Students share from their own experiences.[/caption] A new Certificate in Leadership Excellence program will be offered at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business to equip business leaders to effect change in their organizations. Classes for the certificate program are expected to begin…
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Midlands Teachers among state finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Columbia, SC – State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman announces seven South Carolina teachers have been named as finalists for prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). “Students must have access to high quality learning opportunities every day in order to meet the Profile of the 21st Century Graduate. Today’s…
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Amanda Stiglbauer joins SC Economics as new program director

Amanda Stiglbauer has joined SC Economics as its new Program Director. She will be responsible for planning and implementing teacher workshops and student contests that focus on economic education and financial literacy. Stiglbauer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Master of Teaching from the University of South Carolina, and previously taught high school…
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South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust announces 3 promotions

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) and the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust (SCSBIT) congratulate three employees on their recent promotions. Geneva Andrews, Marianne “Annie” Looney and Eric Mayer were promoted from Workers’ Compensation Claims Analysts to Senior Workers’ Compensation Claims Analysts. “At SCSBIT, the focus is on customer service…
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Henry Wade Johnson Appointed Director of Bands at Benedict College

COLUMBIA, SC—Mr. Henry Wade Johnson has been appointed the new director of bands at Benedict College. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Johnson, was the assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands at Savannah State University. Mr. Johnson will take over the position in July, formerly held by the late Mr. Herman Jones. Mr.…
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Columbia Museum of Art Lectures Offer Insights into Sea Island Life

Columbia, S.C. - In conjunction with its popular summer exhibition Daufuskie Memories, which illuminates artist Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe's complete series of photographs chronicling Daufuskie Island, the Columbia Museum of Art offers more great opportunities to learn about the last South Carolina sea island to be touched by the outside world. ArtBreak: An Exploration of Daufuskie Island…
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Newberry College Trustees Approve Contract Extension for President Scherrens

NEWBERRY, S.C. (June 28, 2016) – The Newberry College Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to extend the contract of Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens for an additional four years. Scherrens was inaugurated Aug. 13, 2012, and will embark on his fifth year leading the Lutheran private college with the start of the…
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions hosts STEM camp for girls

AIKEN, S.C. – (June 22, 2016) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) and one of its parent companies, Honeywell, recently sponsored an adventurous summer camp on the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) campus to help high school girls understand the value of a STEM-based education (science, technology, engineering and math). “The mini-camp is called…
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Building Industry Charitable Foundation awards annual scholarships

Over the past fifteen years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $449,500 in scholarships to children of Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program.  This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will award an additional $45,000 to students.  The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the BIA…
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Tom Joyner Foundation and Allen University Sponsoring Jazz Scholarship Brunch

DALLAS, June 15 – The Tom Joyner Foundation and Allen University are sponsoring a Jazz Scholarship Brunch June 25 to raise money to help students at the Historically Black College and University located in Columbia, S.C. The brunch will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Allen University’s John Hurst Auditorium, 1517 Pine…
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