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home : news : school & college April 20, 2018 



Rusty Denning Named A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year
You may call him a dreamer, but he’s not the only one. Rusty Denning thinks big when it comes to creating opportunities for people to excel in careers that need them.
Friday, April 20, 2018

Lander University Readies for Alumni Weekend

Lander University will welcome alumni back to their alma mater during Alumni Weekend, April 20-21.

During the weekend, the 2018 Alumni Award Winners will be presented and recognized. This year’s winners include:

Donald Lloyd, Distinguished Alumni of the Year, an award presented annually to an alumna or alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field;  Danielle W. Fields, Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year, an award presented to alumni who have graduated from Lander within the past 15 years and who have served their communities in exemplary ways, and Myra Greene, Grace Iler Norman Award, presented to a Lander alumna or alumnus who has shown loyalty and significant achievement within the Alumni Association.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Diversity series to feature performance by Robert Gardiner Jazz Quartet

The enlightening “Let’s Talk About Race In America” series will put jazz music in the spotlight on Sunday, April 29, with a performance by the Robert Gardiner Jazz Quartet, featuring a mix of original compositions and selections from the great American songbook.

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lander readies for Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12

More than 300 graduates are expected to cross the stage and receive their degrees on Saturday, May 12, during Lander University’s 157th Commencement Exercises. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in Finis Horne Arena.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lander Athletics to dedicate Purple Heart parking space at Jeff May Complex

Lander Athletics and Lander University Military and Veteran Services have partnered to permanently reserve a front-row parking spot for U.S. service members wounded in combat by painting a parking spot purple, the color of the Purple Heart, this Saturday, April 21, 2018 during an outdoor ceremony at the Lander University Jeff May Complex.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PTC Students Awarded the Lonza/Capsugel Scholarship

Seven Piedmont Technical College students received the Lonza/Capsugel Endowed Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PTC Students Awarded the LPGA Symetra Health Classic Scholarship

Four Piedmont Technical College students were awarded the LPGA Symetra Health Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ninety Six High School releases 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

12th Grade:

A Honor Roll

Allissa Allen, Grayson Brown, Kayla Bullard, Allen Cannon, Amanda Cape, Bailey Cobb, James Cogburn, Mary Cook, Callie Ferqueron, Jaymes Graham, Mohamed Gulamali, Zachary Hemann, Heather Jackson, Cooper Kelly, Gabriel Kelly, Asya Louden, Sara Marbert, Hannah Matthews, Skyler McFaddin, Jonah Mullinax, Everette Ouzts, Nigel Ouzts, Thomas Patterson, Adreanna Price, Kaitlyn Price, Trey Ridlehoover, Christa Saxon, Sarah Shojaie, Abby Timmerman, Stephen Vickery, Jordan Wall

Click on the title to see the full list...


Friday, April 13, 2018

NSHS Technical Honor Society supports "Soul Food"

The National Technical Honor Society donated a much needed supply of food to Ms. Lynn Sargent for her ministry, "Soul Food" to feed the hungry in our community of Ninety Six, SC. The NTHS also donated blankets, food and towels to the Greenwood County Humane Society.

"I am proud of the young men and women of NSHS/NTHS and their endeavor to provide these community service projects" said Mrs. Baumberger, the advisor of the group.  


Friday, April 13, 2018

NS Indoor Percussion travels to Ohio for Percussion World Championship

The Ninety Six Indoor Percussion will be heading to the Percussion World Championship in Dayton, OH on Wednesday, April 18. 

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lander Welcomes Spring with Color-Filled Fun Run

Amid Monday afternoon’s gloomy weather conditions, the Lander University Program Council hosted the annual “Run or Dye” walk/run, hopeful to usher in the longer, brighter days of spring that lie ahead.

Over a hundred students, faculty, staff and community members raced across campus in the run, according to UPC member and senior Ryan Studer.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

$1.5 Million Grant Benefits Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence

A $1.5 million federal grant announced March 28 by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA, a department of the Department of Commerce) will provide essential gears in the funding machine that will bring to fruition Piedmont Technical College’s planned William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence (UCME) on the Lex Walters campus in Greenwood.

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lander finishes eighth at NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship
The Lander University cheerleading team notched an eighth-place finish in the Intermediate Division II competition at the 2018 National Cheer Association and National Dance Association National Championships this past weekend.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lander Stages Take Back the Night Rally

If you’re in a bad relationship, get out,” guest speaker Emily Joy urged the crowd at Monday’s Take Back the Night rally and march at Lander University.

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

HOSA Students Compete at State Conference

On March 7– 9, sixteen Health Science students from G. Frank Russell Technology Center traveled with their three advisors to participate in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competition along with approximately 1,600 other students from across the state.

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lander Offers Self Defense Training Course to Employees

Participants at Lander University’s self defense training session held on Wednesday, April 4, practiced proper vocal and physical responses to potential attacks. “We want all of the Lander community to feel safe whether they are here on campus, in their homes, or just enjoying a nice day out,” said Captain Greg Allen of the Lander University Police Department. The course was sponsored by LUPD and Lander University’s Office of Human Resources. Certified self defense instructors from the University of South Carolina provided more than 20 participants with basic skills to defend themselves against attacks, and emphasized the importance of being alert and aware of one’s surroundings.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Two NS Students Receive Scholarships

The Greenwood County Education Association is proud to announce two scholarship recipients for 2017- 2018 school year. The recipients are Ariana Cruz, and Tahj Robinson both are students who attend Ninety Six High School.

The students were required to write essays encouraging incoming freshmen to do their best while attending high school, other factors included in the application were grades, and community service.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Piedmont Tech Associate VP Keenly Focused on Needs of Students
It’s only logical that a former psychology teacher might unconsciously invoke Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs when describing priorities for his new role as associate vice president for academic affairs at Piedmont Technical College (PTC). 

First and foremost, Dr. Darrin Campen is focused on the needs of more than 4,000 students across seven campuses. Related partnerships with high schools and diverse industries bring needs management to an even more complex level.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

EHS Athletic Dept seeks nominations for 2018 Hall of Fame Class

The Emerald High School Athletic Department will be accepting nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame Class until Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Nomination forms are available on www.emeraldathletics.com.  Completed forms may be turned in to the front office at Emerald or emailed to Tonya Branyon at branyont@gwd50.org.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Branyon at 229-4349 or by email - branyont@gwd50.org, or you may also contact Sherri Tommie by email - tommie@gwd50.org.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lander University, Rolling Thunder honor POWs and MIAs with ceremonies at softball, baseball games

Lander Athletics and Lander University partnered with The Rolling Thunder Chapters of South Carolina to present and dedicate a Chair of Honor for all POWs and MIAs in two ceremonies at the softball and baseball stadiums on Saturday, March 31.

The first ceremony took place at Doug Spears Field, just prior to the Bearcats’ softball games against North Georgia. The second ceremony was held at Dolny Stadium before the baseball double-header against Augusta.


Monday, April 2, 2018

McCormick students honor the memory of a teacher

Students from Mrs. Mildred James-Moss' third grade class shared memories of her teaching style and caring attitude while planting a tree in her honor at McCormick Elementary School.  Mrs. Moss was tragically killed in a car accident on her way to school on January 12th when another car crossed the center line and collided with her car head-on. This horrific accident left her family, her class, the school and the school district in shock. Students A'Mar Baylor, Tyler Riley and T'Mya Tutt read poems honoring one of their favorite teachers.

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan Fields Questions in Economic Forum at Lander University

U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-District 3), who serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, discussed the pros and cons of a number of energy resource topics during Lander University’s 2018 Energy Forum on Wednesday, March 28, in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.

 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Lander Readies for "Take Back the Night" Event

Lander University students Ryan Studer, left, of Prosperity, and Amber Ashley, of Greenwood, hold up two of the shirts that students have created for the “Clothesline for Courage,” one of the displays that will be featured during Lander’s “Take Back the Night” rally and march on Monday, April 2. The mission of “Take Back the Night” is to end sexual violence, and to empower and support those who have been victims of it.


Friday, March 30, 2018

AHS Future Business Leaders earn state awards
Abbeville High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), in its first year, received six state awards at the 2018 South Carolina FBLA Leadership Conference which was held at the Charleston Convention Center on March 16-17, 2018.  
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Giles Excels at NATS Student Auditions

Lander University student Chaz Giles has been chosen to compete in the video round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions.

Giles, a mass communications and media studies major from Greenwood, was selected as a result of his performance at the Mid-Atlantic Regional NATS Student Auditions, held at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Beta Gamma Sigma Inducts New Members

Thirteen Lander University business students and one Lander University faculty member were inducted into the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma during a ceremony this week.

To qualify, students must be in the top ten percent of their class. Faculty members and community business leaders are inducted based on their commitment to Lander and the College of Business.

Professor of Business Administration Dr. Mike Shurden, who serves as president of the Lander chapter, told the inducted students they would put their Beta Gamma Sigma membership on their resumes “for the rest of your life.” He called them “the best of the best.”


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jim Still Named New Principal at Northside Middle School

Northside Middle School will have a new face as principal.  Jim Still has been named as the new Principal at Northside Middle School.  “I’m honored to be selected to lead a school such as Northside,” Still said. “I look forward to working with the students, staff, and school community at Northside. Our goal is to continue building upon the tremendous tradition of excellence that has been set in academics, arts, and athletics. I’m confident that our collective efforts as a school will have a positive impact on the learning and the lives of our students.”

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Erskine says farewell to a dedicated worker

Last week Shane Davis celebrated two important milestones with Aramark Food Services of Erskine College, 23 years of employment and his retirement.   Shane has been employed with Aramark since June of 1995 as a dish-room attendant.  

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Lander University to Host Energy Forum Featuring U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan

Lander University will host its 2018 Energy Forum on Wednesday, March 28, from 3:30-4:15 p.m., in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-District 3) will answer questions and participate in discussion about energy policies affecting South Carolina and the United States.

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rosario Contreras Recognized as March Heartprint of the Month Award Winner

Woodfields Elementary Front Office Receptionist Rosario Contreras was recognized at the March Board of Trustees meeting with a Heartprint of the Month Award winner.

Everyone who enters the front doors of Woodfields receives a heartprint because of Mrs. Contreras.


Saturday, March 24, 2018


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