Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Fort Mill High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Fort Mill High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing. (see more)
Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Fort Mill High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Fort Mill High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing.
A total of 718 students were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University's fall commencement, held in two ceremonies in the HTC Center on campus on Dec. 15. In his talk to Coastal Carolina University's fall 2017 graduation candidates, commencement speaker Luke Rankin shared advice given to him by his father. "As the years have gone by," said Rankin, who has served Horry County in the South Carolina State Senate since 1992, "I have learned that my father's three-word mantra is a profound philosophy of life. It's expressed in three simple words: observe, record and correlate. "Observe. Pay attention to the world.... Carefully observe the people you interact with every day, from the highest to the most humble, paying particular attention to the latter. Record. Remember what your observations have taught you. Note how can the mistakes you've made be avoided. Correlate. Weave those experiences, lessons and observations into your philosophy and the values you live by. Use that philosophy to forge your path through life to inform the way you treat others." Rankin was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Public Service at the ceremony. Area physicians Charles G. Sasser and Covia L. Stanley were both awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science. Two graduating students received the President's Award for Academic Achievement, which recognizes students with the highest cumulative grade point averages. The recipients of the award all had perfect 4.0 grade point averages, graduating summa cum laude: Hattie Adeline Jordan, an economics major of Conway, S.C. and Madeline Anne Lee, a marine science major of Fredericksburg, Va.
Clemson University has announced the President's List for the fall 2017 semester.
Nearly 400 first-year and transfer students enrolled for their first term at Knox College in fall 2017.
90 students are spending the Fall 2017 semester away from Wofford College as part of the study abroad program.
Seventeen Wofford College students were inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, on May 10, 2017.
Thirty-six students were honored at Coastal Carolina University's 2017 Student Invovlement Leadership Awards (SILA), which were held recently. The event featured the outstanding achievements and intiatives that CCU students and student orgnaizaitons have created and participated in during the 2016-2017 academic year.
For the 2017-2018 competition period, 14 University of Alabama students have been selected for Fulbright Awards. This year's total sets a record number of awardees for UA in the prestigious international exchange program. Five University of Alabama students and alumni received Fulbright Awards for research and study during the 2017-2018 academic year. Nine 2017 graduates received Fulbright Awards to serve as English teaching assistants overseas for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Coastal Carolina University's Equestrian Team is having a successful 2016-2017 show season competing in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) for the region. Taylor Landis, a CCU senior from Hershey, Pa., won the Cacchione Cup at the recent meet held at the College of Charleston. The Cacchione Cup is awarded to open riders with the highest combined points in the entire region, which includes 11 colleges and universities in South Carolina and Georgia. The coach for CCU's equestrian club sport team is Kristi Rae Grigg from Myrtle Beach.
The Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference, held March 30, is a premier annual event at The University of Alabama that provides students with the opportunity to highlight their research or creative activity. In addition to bringing attention to the outstanding work being done by UA's undergraduates, the conference allows students to gain experience presenting, become eligible for cash prizes, and form relationships with faculty mentors and fellow conference presenters. For more information, go to https://www.ua.edu/news/2017/03/ua-students-highlight-research-creativity-during-annual-conference/
Forty-five Coastal Carolina University students have been cast in the upcoming performance of "Oklahoma!" which is being presented by CCU's Department of Theatre from Feb. 16, through Feb. 25, in Wheelwright Auditorium. The classic American musical was the first collaboration of musical duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and tells the story of a headstrong couple who refuse to acknowledge their mutual love.
Wofford's Interim is a time for exploration and experiential learning away from the rigors of traditional academic courses for students and faculty alike. More than 150 students chose to participate in internships and research projects during Interim 2016.
Students in Wofford's Chinese Language and Culture Program brought home six awards from the Sixth Palmetto Chinese Star Competition.
Three Wofford students attended the National Bonner Congress meeting held Oct. 18 at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.