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home : news : school & college 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

Lukie crowned Miss Ninety Six High

The Miss Ninety Six High Pageant was held on Saturday, November 11th at Ninety Six High School. The theme was "The Great Gatsby" and the pageant opened with a parade of contestants dressed in 1920's attire.  It was an evening filled with glitz and glamour.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lander Gains Reaccreditation

Lander University has been reaccredited for 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The reaffirmation of accreditation concludes a rigorous review of the university that began with the submission of an initial report to SACSCOC in September 2016. It means that Lander meets approximately 90 SACSCOC requirements.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Hodges Elementary 5th graders received a special gift courtesy of Satterfield Construction

Satterfield Construction Company donated safety vest for the 5th grade Student Council Safety Patrol at Hodges Elementary School/GSI.

They partnered with the school to promote safety of Hodges students while providing a service for the school. In the picture above, Student Council Teacher Sponsors, Mrs. Cindy Hamlett and Ms. Tracy Luquire stand with the Hodges 5th grade safety patrol and Mrs. Sydney Howell from Satterfiled Construction Company. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

New certification puts Lander tutoring program on top rung
In the fall of 2017 during her junior semester at Lander University, Rebecca Strickland was serving as a tutor in the Academic Success Center when she met another student in dire need.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

AP + PLTW Student Achievement Award
In an effort to encourage students to prepare for the global workforce and to build their interest in STEM degrees and careers,  the College Board and Advanced Placement program has partnered with Project Lead the Way to encourage students to engage in one of three college and career pathways—engineering, biomedical science or computer science.  
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Davis Receives Heartprint of Month Award

Lakeview PE Teacher Reva Davis was recognized at the December Board of Trustees meeting with a Heartprint of the Month Award winner.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

NS students donate to Bowers Rodgers

Ninety Six Primary School collected over 1000 items to donate to the Bowers Rodgers Children's Home. A special thanks to all the students for showing generosity to our community.

Monday, December 18, 2017

200 Students Receive Degrees During Lander University's 156th Commencement

Nearly 200 graduates received their degrees on Saturday, Dec. 16, during Lander University’s 156th commencement. During the keynote address, Ironman triathlete, attorney and motivational speaker Jay Hewitt congratulated the graduates on “reaching the finish line,” but urged them to “look forward rather than looking back.”


Monday, December 18, 2017

NSHS students collect supplies for Meg's House

NSHS Library Club Sponsored a School- Wide Toiletry Drive. This is an annual community project that teaches the students to reach out and help others.  The students decided to give their donations to Meg's House in Greenwood a shelter for domestic violence victims.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Abbeville future business leaders spread Christmas joy

On Monday, December 11, 2017, members of the Abbeville High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, along with their adviser Felicia Adams, handed out Christmas cards and candy canes to the residents of Abbeville Nursing Home. 


Friday, December 15, 2017

D50 Teachers Recognized at It's All Good Luncheon
On December 13th, 18 teachers were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the 1st annual It's All Good Luncheon! Teachers from each school were selected by their principals due to their talent, skills, and compassion for the students they teach. 
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Westview teacher receives Golden Apple Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Jerry Crawford of Westview Middle School on being selected as a Golden Apple Award winning teacher! On Tuesday, Crawford was filmed along with her students in her classroom by WYFF4. Little did she know the surprises that would visit her class in the next few minutes.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

NSHS students support The Salvation Army

On Saturday December 2, students at Ninety Six High School took time out of their busy schedules to help The Salvation Army. Several students agreed to help ring the bells for The Salvation Army.

“This time of year is a time for giving and I was very proud to see that Ninety Six High School students were willing to give of their time so freely” said Jackie Rapp, NSHS Media Specialist. Many of the students commented that “they really enjoyed helping others”.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Advanced Manufacturing Brings Big Changes, Big Opportunities

In a few short years, economic developers have seen advanced manufacturing go from a niche within traditional manufacturing to the standard for just about anything that gets made in America today.

“You don’t talk about manufacturing as something you want to recruit without talking about advanced manufacturing,” said Heather Simmons Jones, chief executive with the Greenwood Partnership Alliance.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

GHS Academic Challenge Team Crowned as WPEC Champions

“I came. I saw. I conquered.”

The question reader for the Western Piedmont Education Consortium Academic Challenge Championship was in the middle of asking question 23 of the final round: What is the English translation of the letter Julius Caesar wrote to the Roman Senate after defeating Pharnaces II of Pontus. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Student Gets to Work While Finishing His Degree

Like many Piedmont Technical College students, Brendan Golding did not go to college directly after high school.

“I waited a little bit of time before I figured out exactly what I wanted to do,” he said. “I didn’t want to spend the money and not like it.”

Friday, December 8, 2017

NSPS students donate to local food bank

During the month of November, Ninety Six Primary students learned about showing generosity. The students brought in over 1,200 non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank. Way to go guys!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Freshmen wrap-up first semester with Link 101 - New course helping retain more first-year students

On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, Lander University freshman Cynthia Graham sat in Finis Horne arena composing a lightning-fast email to math professor Gina Dunn.

It didn’t matter that Dunn was standing just a few feet in front of her, delivering a convocation speech – Graham was trying to outrace every other freshman to be the first one to send her message.

She was hoping to win an on-the-spot contest to guess Dunn’s age – something Dunn had challenged all attending freshmen to do by piecing together several clues in her speech.

Friday, December 8, 2017

NSHS supports American Cancer Society
During the month of October Ninety Six High School students collected money to donate to The American Cancer Society; Mrs. Rapp coordinated the day of events.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Lander Students Make Case for Studying Abroad

The benefits of studying abroad were on display as five Lander University students spoke about their experiences recently in conjunction with International Education Week (IEW) in November.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement December 12

Piedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on Tuesday, Dec. 12. 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lander University launches the Lander Line shuttle service for students
A new student shuttle service will make it easier for Lander University students to travel safely from campus to Uptown Greenwood and other nearby areas.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Memorial service to honor the life and legacy of Lander President Emeritus Larry A. Jackson

Lander University will hold a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the life and legacy of Lander President Emeritus Larry A. Jackson. Jackson died on Nov. 7 at the age of 92.

The community is invited to attend the memorial service, which begins at 2 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Jackson's family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Larry A. Jackson Library.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Three GHS Seniors Recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.


Friday, November 24, 2017

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