Spotlights

Claflin University Board of Visitors Raises $1 Million for FOCUS100 Scholarships

In 2004, the Claflin University Board of Visitors established FOCUS100 Scholarships to provide modest grants to assist students who have trouble managing the costs of their tuition, fees, or books. FOCUS100 Scholarships cover small financial shortfalls that too often lead students to withdraw from school. Since the program’s creation, the University has used it to…

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Yaschik Foundation to Sponsor New Exhibit at The Children’s Museum of The Lowcountry

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) announced July 31 it has received a $27,000 grant from the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation to provide funding for a puppet theater in the Speak Loud! studio, one of the new exhibits coming to the museum. These funds will support the continuation of CML’s commitment to introducing the tri-county’s…

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SC State professor Named 2019 Call Me MISTER Trailblazer

SC State professor of teacher education, Dr. Rashad Anderson, is a recipient of the 2019 Call Me MISTER Trailblazer award, granted by the nationally acclaimed, Call Me MISTER program. He was recently awarded at the program’s annual ceremony, which was held at Clemson University. The Trailblazer award is the highest award a MISTER can earn…

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Home Telecom Partners with Berkeley County School District to Roll Out Free Internet to K-12 Student Households in Cross Schools

  Award-winning Lowcountry technology provider Home Telecom announces the rollout of free internet to households with school-age children in the Cross community this upcoming school year. As part of their partnership with the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) who has support from Google via a grant, Home Telecom will be making network improvements that make…

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Voorhees student Stacia Townsend receives a Merit Award

Voorhees College student Stacia Townsend, who attends the Charleston off-campus site campus, recently was awarded the Merit National Community Service Award for 20 hours of community service. The Merit National Community Service Award recognizes exceptional students who make service a priority for motivating community involvement. These awards have a special emphasis to connect personal and…

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Charleston native Kenton Kelley named 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities recently announced Morris College’s Kenton Kelley had been named one of the 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars. Kelley, along with 43 others from 34 other historically black institutions received the Initiative’s highest student recognition. Competitiveness Scholars are nominated or endorsed by their institution’s president and are recognized for their academic…

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William McCoy named interim director of Clemson University Pan African Studies

By Paul Hyde, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities William C. McCoy has been appointed interim director of the Pan African Studies program in the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. In addition to this new role, McCoy will continue his duties as director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson. “I welcome William C. McCoy to…

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SC State Athletics Receives APR Award at NACDA Convention

The South Carolina State Department of Athletics was among several universities that were honored at the annual FCS Athletics Directors Association APR Awards Banquet, at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando during the 2019 NACDA and Affiliates Convention. Director of Athletics Stacey Danley was on hand to accept the Most Improved APR award on…

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