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home : news : school & college February 19, 2018 

Lander Nursing Reunion Deemed a Success

Alumni came from as far away as Colorado to attend a reunion of Lander University nursing alumni last week.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jackson Lecture Series with terrorism expert Will McCants, set for March 12 at Lander University, has been CANCELLED.

William McCants ’97, an expert on the Middle East, Islam and terrorism, was scheduled to speak at Lander University on March 12 as part of the university’s Jackson Endowed Lecture Series. The highlight of his campus visit was to give a public lecture titled “Political Islam, Terrorism and ISIS: Reflections on American Foreign Policy.” 

Due to circumstances beyond the university's control, the March 12 lecture featuring Dr. William McCants '97, has been cancelled. Please pull this story from your list of upcoming news assignments; and if you have already published this announcement, please issue an update to inform the community that the lecture has been cancelled.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bearcats celebrate school's founding with Eat 'n Play

Lander University’s first Eat ’n Play day in 2018 occurred on Feb. 12, the 146th anniversary of the school’s founding.

And in the true spirit of that founding, there weren’t any speeches or ceremonies – but plenty of candy, games, twisty balloons and blue-and-yellow icing cupcak

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LU students take swings during Eat-n-Play
Students line up to take a whack at the Bearcat piñata, one of the games during Lander University’s Eat ‘n’ Play celebration. The event was held Feb. 12 to mark the 146th anniversary of the school’s founding in 1872.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Homecoming King and Queen Crowned at Lander

Following a weeklong celebration of lively competitions and activities, the student body at Lander University has chosen a new Homecoming King and Queen. The pair were crowned during ceremonies held at halftimes of the Lander men's and women's Homecoming Day basketball games against Columbus State.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lander University Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity & Prayer Program

Lander University invites the community to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity & Prayer Program to be held at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Enjoy an inspirational performance by Minorities on the Move and the keynote address by Dr. Linda Dolny, Chair of the Lander University Board of Trustees.

Click here for more information

Friday, February 9, 2018

Patient Care program helps student be better prepared, more confident

Ultimately, Megan Deason is interested in becoming a nurse. But in the meantime, she sees the Patient Care Technician program at Piedmont Technical College as a way to get to work in a hospital environment more quickly—and to start developing some of the knowledge she’ll need when she decides to go on.


Friday, February 9, 2018

EHS investigates bomb threat

Emerald High School authorities along with local law enforcement investigated a bomb threat today.

The threat was written on a boy’s bathroom wall.  The school administration immediately contacted the law enforcement and placed the school on lockdown. 

After searching the building, it was declared all safe and the school resumed normal operation.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

NSHS Honor Roll Students

The Ninety Six High School is proud to announce their 2017-2018 Second Quarter Honor Roll students.

Click on the title to see a full list of students recognized for this achievement.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EHS presents 1st Annual "Mr. Viking" contest
This wildly entertaining event, featuring some of the school’s largest personalities, will be held Monday, March 12th, at 6:30 PM in the Emerald High School gym.   

Bring the whole family and support these young men as they compete for the title of “Mr. Viking”. Competition will be fierce, as the winner will be “Superintendent for the Day” for District 50. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Six students take top honors at annual art exhibit

Nearly 200 art patrons showed up on Feb. 1 to see two seniors, two sophomores, one junior and a freshman win top honors at Lander University’s annual Juried Student Exhibition.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) Donates to Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity

Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) recently presented a donation to Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity. PAHRA collected the donation during the group’s annual community service drive.


Friday, February 2, 2018

Outstanding Students Honored at PTC Graduation
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. 
Friday, February 2, 2018

Annual Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K set for May 5

The annual Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K will take place on May 5, 2018 at Hodges Elementary School. The race will start, rain or shine at 9:00 AM at the school. The proceeds from the race will go to the American Cancer Society.

Anne B. McKellar was a Special Education teacher for 28 years, the last 15 years at Pinecrest Elementary School. She was a tireless worker for her special needs students, as well as her two children Brett and Erica.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Finding a Career for a Compassionate Heart

After an eight-year stint in the Navy, Sandy Webb worked as a machine operator at Avery Dennison for 22 years until the unthinkable happened.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

NS students break to read
Students at Ninety Six High School taking time out of their daily routing to read from 1:45-2:00 PM.. Literacy is a district-wide initiative in Greenwood School District 52.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NS Primary Kindergarten Students Receive Recognition for the Greenwood Promise Initiative
During Ninety Six Primary's Winter Awards Assembly, our kindergarten class was recognized as the graduating class of 2030. Kris Burris, the director of the Greenwood Promise, recognized each child in this class as part of the Greenwood Promise initiative. 

Each student received a medal and was asked to start thinking about their plans after they graduate high school. This was such an honor for these kids. Thank you to the Greenwood Promise!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Lander University announces President's List for Fall 2017

Lander University announces the names of undergraduates who are recognized with the honor of making the President's List for their academic achievements during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year. To quality for the President's List, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0. Students are listed by hometown below.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Local Sorority Makes Special Donation to Hodges Elementary

The local sorority donated clothing items to the school during the month of January. The items will be given to children in the school who are in need warmer clothing for the cold weather.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Lander University announces Dean's List for Fall 2017
GREENWOOD, S.C. Lander University announces the names of those outstanding undergraduates who have been named to the Dean's List for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year. 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Renowned expert on Middle East and terrorism to speak at Lander

William McCants ’97, an expert on the Middle East, Islam and terrorism, will speak at Lander University in March as part of the university’s Jackson Endowed Lecture Series. The highlight of his campus visit is a public lecture titled “Political Islam, Terrorism and ISIS: Reflections on American Foreign Policy,” which will be held on Monday, Mar. 12, at 5 p.m. in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Greenwood School District 50 Registration Dates Set

Greenwood School District 50 will begin registration for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018.  New Kindergarten and New First Grade Students Should REGISTER.  Parents and/or guardians should register their new to kindergarten or first grade children at the school that serves their attendance area between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Monday, January 22, 2018

D50 board members recognized as "special superheroes"

During the January Board of Trustees meeting, District 50 Board members were recognized as special superheroes in honor of Board Recognition Month.


Monday, January 22, 2018

A helping profession: Human services workers provide support, advocacy

Helping others has its own rewards, but it’s also something that you can make a career out of.

“Jobs in the human services area are expected to grow by a minimum of 12 percent between 2014-24,” said Jamilla Jenkins-Nelson, a human services instructor at Piedmont Technical College. “It’s a rewarding career because you help people cope with life’s challenges.”

Friday, January 19, 2018

Lander University Readying to Celebrate 50 Years of Men's Basketball

The Lander University Office of Alumni Affairs is urging alumni who played men’s basketball at the school to join them in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the sport at Lander. An on-court recognition of former players will be held at halftime of the Saturday, Jan. 20, matchup between Lander and USC Aiken at Horne Arena.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lander family's tradition moves into 21st century with recent graduate
It started more than 100 years ago with a chance happening – and eventually led to a time-honored custom that has no end in sight.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Lander University announces Fall 2017 graduates

GREENWOOD, S.C. __ Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 167 students during the university’s 156th commencement ceremony on December 16. Ironman triathlete, attorney, and motivational speaker Jay Hewitt delivered the keynote address during the formal program held inside Finis Horne Arena.  


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates during Commencement

Brooks was followed by the commencement speakers. The graduates were addressed by Cynthia Palmerin, a business administration-accounting graduate from Greenwood; and Elizabeth McCurry, an associate in arts major from Abbeville.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Community invited to free performances at Lander University

Each season, Lander University's College of Arts and Humanities delivers outstanding musical experiences to the community by showcasing the talents of students and guest artists from across the country and abroad. 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Greenwood School Bus involved in an accident, no injuries

A Greenwood School District 50 bus was involved in an accident Friday around 4 p.m.  According to the district, two other vehicles collided near the intersection of Airport Road and Deadfall Road and ran into the bus.  Students and the driver on the bus were not harmed.  Local law enforcement and school officials were notified and are investigating the accident.

Greenwood School District 50 said they are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all of their students and employees.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

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