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home : news : school January 24, 2015 

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Ledford Elected to S.C. Campus Law Enforcement Association Board

Terry Ledford, director of Campus Police and Security at Piedmont Technical College, has been elected to serve as part of the executive board for the South Carolina Campus Law Enforcement Association (SCCLEA).


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lee Squires named Lander head men's soccer coach

Lander Vice President and Athletic Director Jeff May announced today the hiring of Lee Squires as the Bearcats' head men's soccer coach.

Squires, who replaces longtime Lander coach Van Taylor, comes to Lander after serving four years as the head coach at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lander music department receives reaccreditation with high marks

Lander University’s Department of Music has received an outstanding review from a team of educators representing the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), which has reaccredited the department for another eight years.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lander Nursing Students Earn Honors

Six students were honored recently when Lander University's William Preston Turner School of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's December graduation.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ninety Six K4 & K5 Registration Dates Set

Child Development (K4) and Kindergarten (K5 New Students) registration dates for Ninety Six Primary School have been set for January 26 through Jan 29, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Registration will be held at the Ninety Six Primary School at 121 South Cambridge St, Ninety Six SC.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lander readies homecoming activities to welcome alumni back to campus

Lander University alumni are being invited to revisit the ’90s by turning out for the university’s annual homecoming celebration Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7.

The theme of the weekend get-together is “Saved by the Bell Tower,” a reference to Laura Lander Hall’s bell tower, which is a historical university landmark.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Deadline approaches for Lander cheer and dance pageant

“Dancing Through the Decades” is the theme of Lander University’s upcoming cheer and dance fundraising pageant, which will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Annual Massage Therapy Program Clinic Opens

Piedmont Technical College's massage therapy program will be offering its annual massage clinic as part of the training for its students beginning January 15. The clinic will be open to the public Monday-Thursday from 12-3:45 p.m. at the PTC annex building on North Emerald Road.


Monday, January 12, 2015

International Student Crosses Oceans to Attend PTC

When Rossana Cubillan, a native of Venezuela, decided she wanted to study abroad in the United States, her dad gave her two options. She could live with her brother in Texas or her brother in South Carolina. She ended up spending time in both locations, but ultimately chose Greenwood and Piedmont Technical College.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Russell Technology Center Students of the Month

Instructors at the G. Frank Russell Technology Center nominate students each month for student of the month.  Student grades, attendance, clubs, extracurricular activities, employment, special recognitions, and character education determine which student is selected.  Here are the students who were selected for the months of November and December of 2014. 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Russell Technology Center Nontraditional Students of the Month

The G. Frank Russell Technology Center offers Career and Technology Education (CATE) majors for all students.  The focus this year is on the CATE programs that are designated as leading to a nontraditional occupation for males or females.  Here are the students who were selected for the months of November and December of 2014.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Wofford students study abroad during Interim 2015

SPARTANBURG, SC (readMedia)-- Wofford's Interim is a time for exploration and experiential learning away from the rigors of traditional academic courses for students and faculty alike. Students may choose from a variety of on-campus courses, professional internships and research projects, study abroad opportunities or their own independent study project, approved and guided by a faculty advisor. More than 200 students chose to study abroad during Interim 2015.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CDC releases information for schools & childcare providers concerning seasonal flu

Educators and staff can help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds, enterovirus D68 and influenza (flu). On this page, you will find information on preventing the flu as well as materials and tools for schools.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for outstanding achievement. Two Greenwood County students were recognized for maintaining high academic success.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lander Entrepreneurial Group Enactus provides new computers for Greenwood Hispanic Organization

Thanks to Lander University’s Enactus organization, Christmas came early for La Puerta de Esperanza in Greenwood. On Dec. 12, Enactus members delivered three new computers to La Puerta, which is devoted to helping the Hispanic population in the community, and is in the process of producing a multimedia video presentation for the organization to use throughout the community.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tau Upsilon Alpha Inducts New Members

Nine new members were recently inducted into the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Upsilon Alpha is the national honor society for human services established by the National Organization for Human Services that honors academic excellence, fosters lifelong learning, leadership and development and promotes excellence in service to humanity.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in December. The students and their hometowns are, front from left, Kirstyn Garron, Hodges; and Frances Gault, Ninety Six. Back, Barbara Madden, Donalds; Jennifer Russian, Ninety Six; and Trista Wilson, Greenwood.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Practical Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s practical nursing program at the Laurens County Higher Education Center were recognized in a pinning ceremony in December. The students and their hometowns are, front from left, April Alexander, Ninety Six; Kaylee Crenshaw, Greenwood; and Sarah Moseley, Greenwood. Back, Nikita Parks, Greenwood; Jessica Powell, Greenwood; and Chasity Tillman, Greenwood.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bradley Tells Students to Consider the Entertainment Field

GREENWOOD — When Justin Bradley went to work at Dollywood in 2000, soon after graduating from Lander University, he was looking for a job, not a career. If you had told him he would still be there 15 years later, he says, “I’d have probably laughed at you.”


Friday, December 19, 2014

Coat Drive with Brewer School and Rodger Smith from Realife Ministries

GLENA’s Girls at Berwer Middle School assisted Rodger Smith from Realife Ministries in a coat and blanket drive. These items were passed out at the soup kitchen on Saturday November 29. Over 130 coats and blankets were distributed to people in need.


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Lander officers quit shaving for a month to raise funds to help with student medical expenses

The members of Lander University’s police department packed away their shaving gear for the month of November to raise funds for the university’s Wellness Center.

Capt. Vernon Peppers said 10 officers donated $20 each for the privilege of letting their beards grow for a month, resulting in a $200 donation to the Wellness Center fund.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Emerald High School donates to HospiceCare of the Piedmont

A group from Emerald High School donated supply items for patients and their families at the Hospice House.  They also made decorations to decorate patient rooms.  They were spreading the Christmas spirit.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Lander executive appointed to regional accreditation board

Dr. David Mash, Lander University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting body for institutions of higher education in 11 states, including South Carolina, and Latin America. Each state is represented on the 77-member board, and Mash will be among six S.C. board members. Trustees are appointed for three-year terms.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lander students survey trees on campus to identify environmental benefits

A trio of Lander University science students led by a faculty member, have completed a comprehensive study showing that the trees in the older historic section of the campus are responsible for remarkable ecological benefits. Team Tree-mendous, as they called themselves, conducted the semester-long project to raise awareness of the environmental impact of trees and possibly influence future campus landscaping plans.             


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation announces recipient of Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation has announced that Newberry native Julie Culbertson is the recipient of the second M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship.  Culbertson is in her final year of the respiratory therapy program, and plans to work with Critical Care patients with her RT degree.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 250 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ford Recognized as the Outstanding Special Educator of the Year

On December 15th, Director of Special Services Cristy Hyduke recognized Special Services Instructor Billy Ford as the Outstanding Special Educator of the Year at the district’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ford was officially honored at the Fall 2014 South Carolina Inter-agency Transition Conference on November 17th and November 18th in Charleston.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lander Education Professor Dava O'Connor Earns National Award for Contributions to Teacher Education

Dr. Dava O’Connor, special education professor at Lander University and immediate former chair of its Teacher Education Department, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Nasim Dil Award for Outstanding Service to Teacher Education by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). She will be presented with the award at the CEC’s national convention in San Diego in April.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SCDE Announces Vendors for Educator Evaluation System

COLUMBIA – Today, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais issued the following statement after a contract was awarded for the student growth performance measurement in the improved South Carolina Educator Evaluation System to Executive Information Systems, LLC, of Bethesda, Maryland, and the SAS Institute, Inc., of Cary, North Carolina.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lander students earn Alpha Chi honors for academic achievement

GREENWOOD---Family and friends gathered at Lander University recently to witness the fall induction of 60 students into Lander’s Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.

Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to juniors, seniors and graduate students who are in the top 10 percent of their class. When it was chartered in 1957, Lander’s Alpha Chi was the first chapter established in South Carolina. Nationwide, more than 400,000 members have been inducted into the honor society since its beginning in 1922.


Monday, December 15, 2014


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