Category Archives: Education

Ingersoll Rand CEO Mike Lamach named inaugural recipient of Sustaining Leadership Award

Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Michael W. Lamach has been named the first recipient of the Sustaining Leadership Award. This award recognizes CEOs who deliver superior financial, social and reputational performance, and demonstrate a profound commitment to developing future organizational leadership. The award was created by the Center for Executive Succession in the Darla Moore…
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140+ Juveniles Earn GED, High School Diploma

More than 140 DJJ juveniles recently experienced something many of them never thought possible - walking across the stage at graduation. In July, the DJJ School District celebrated this year's GED and high school diploma earners with a traditional graduation ceremony. Each student wore cap and gown and was recognized for their academic achievements while…
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The Caterpillar Foundation awards Central Carolina Technical College a $20,000 grant

[caption id="attachment_11108" align="alignnone" width="4243"] FreshmanFocusCenter: (left to right) Freshman Advisors Sara Neil, Kayla Bird and Lakesha McMillian spend their days working with first-time freshman at Central Carolina Technical College’s Freshman Focus Center. CCTC recently received a $20,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to help fund the Center.[/caption] Funds from the grant will support the College’s…
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GSSM Students Wrap Up Summer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hartsville, SC – Four seniors from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) recently spent a month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) enrolled in the 2017 MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI). The opportunity to participate in BWSI was made possible by GSSM’s Summer Research Program for Research Interns (SPRI), which…
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Midlands Technical College Names Top Employees for 2017

[gallery columns="5" link="file" size="full" ids="11065,11066,11067,11068,11069"] (Columbia, S.C.) Midlands Technical College (MTC) kicked off its Fall Semester by honoring its Employees of the Year for 2017. MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, MTC Commission Chair Garry Powers, and MTC Foundation Chair Joe Johnson presented the awards. “MTC has terrific employees throughout the entire college community,” said…
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Alumni Couple Establishes New Statewide Teacher Mentor Award

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA –As South Carolina struggles with teacher retention rates, effective mentoring for current and future educators has become increasingly important. Jessie Williams Little ’73 and her husband, retired physician John Little (M.B.A. ’02), have created a new endowed award to honor the state’s mentor teachers for their efforts. The Littles have partnered…
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St. Peter’s Catholic School Celebrates 165 Years of Educating Students

August 24, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. - This week marks the 165th year where students will start the school year at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Columbia, S.C. As the new school year begins, 130 students enter the doors of St. Peter’s Catholic School and become a part of the school’s rich history.  There is room for…
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Riley Institute At Furman Selects 24th Class Of Upstate Diversity Leaders

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Forty-three leaders from the Upstate and surrounding area have been selected to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) this fall. “In a time of considerable division both nationally and locally, it is increasingly important to work together to find ways to foster a thriving economy and break down barriers…
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