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College of Charleston Announces Spring 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List

CHARLESTON, SC (6/16/2021) – The College of Charleston congratulates more than 2,200 students who have been named to the President’s List and the Spring 2021 Dean’s List.

-Brittany Moore of Varnville was named to the College of Charleston’s Spring 2021 President’s List. Moore is majoring in chemistry and biology.

-Brice Tiffany de Varnville has been named to the College of Charleston Spring 2021 President’s List. Tiffany is majoring in music and biology.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and science university. Founded in 1770, the college is among the best universities in the country in terms of quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs, and accessible faculty, attracts students from the United States and around the world.

News from the University of South Carolina Beaufort

Spring 2021 Academic Honor List

BLUFFTON, SC (10/06/2021) – University of South Carolina Beaufort Spring 2021 Academic Honor Lists Announced:

-Sierra Crawford de Luray was named to Chancellor’s List;

-Emily Firster de Varnville was named to the Chancellor’s List;

-Kacie Godley of Early Branch has been named to Chancellor’s List;

-Indhrajith Muthu Ilangeswaran of Hampton was named to Chancellor’s List;

-William Keyes of Hampton has been named to Chancellor’s List;

-Casey Russell de Varnville has been named to the Chancellor’s List;

-Madison Long de Varnville was named to the Chancellor’s List;

-Ansleigh Godbee of Varnville has been named to the President’s List;

-Elizabeth Herbert de Varnville was named to the President’s List;

-Arianna Rentz-Espinoza de Varnville has been named to the President’s List.

Madison Long displays academic excellence on Chancellor’s list

The exemplary academic performance of our Chancellor’s List students is highly commendable. We recognize that higher education presents the unique challenge of balancing academic and personal goals, especially in these difficult times. We are proud of those who aspire to greatness, overcome all obstacles and thrive in their academic careers.

To be eligible for the President’s List, students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 4.00 out of a minimum of 12 credited hours per semester. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher earned over a minimum of 12 credited semester hours.

Early spring 2021

BLUFFTON, SC (6/16/2021) – The University of South Carolina at Beaufort Spring 2021 class includes:

-Tyler Cunningham of Pineland, SC, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies;

-Maya Frasier d’Estill, SC, who obtained a Bachelor of Science in Social Work;

-Kacie Godley from Early Branch, SC, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

USCB is the fastest growing four-year institution within the University of South Carolina system. It offers 20 bachelor’s degrees on three campuses: Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Its 2,000 students come from several states and more than a dozen international locations. Its award-winning faculty of academics and professionals are engaged in undergraduate teaching and research in small-class settings. USCB is ranked among the top 10 regional public colleges in the South. The Lowcountry is an exceptional place to learn and live – it is a vibrant and lively setting amidst picturesque coastal islands.

USCB is the fastest growing four-year institution within the University of South Carolina system. It offers 20 bachelor’s degrees on three campuses: Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Its 2,000 students come from several states and more than a dozen international locations. Its award-winning faculty of academics and professionals is engaged in undergraduate teaching and research in small-class settings. USCB is ranked among the top 10 regional public colleges in the South. The Lowcountry is an exceptional place to learn and live – it is a vibrant and lively setting amidst picturesque coastal islands.

Taylor Holland to take on Summer Orientation Manager

GREENVILLE, SC (09/06/2021) – Taylor Holland, a Business Administration / Finance major from Early Branch, will serve as Guidance Manager at Bob Jones University during its summer orientation events June 18-19 and 25-26 or international new student orientation held August 15-20.

Guidance Officers are upper-class students paired with faculty and administrators to guide participants through the Summer Orientation, a two-day event held for new students and new students before the start of the summer. start of the fall semester.

Guidance officers connect with students prior to their arrival on campus, prepare residences, lead disciple-making group meetings, speak at student sessions, and help counsel students. These student leaders learn valuable leadership skills, develop working relationships with faculty and administrators, and enhance their resumes while giving back to the academic community.

“We believe that peers have a significant influence on peers,” said Rebecca Weier, director of student engagement and success at BJU. “The guidance people we have assembled for this year’s summer orientation are top notch. They have excelled academically in their fields of study and have made a significant impact here on campus through their discipleship efforts and extracurricular activities. make new friends of incoming students. “

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University offers exceptional regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education specifically designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, love and leadership.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and sciences, health professions, and business.

BJU has over 3,000 students from nearly every state and over 40 countries. We are committed to upholding the truth of the scriptures and striving for excellence in everything we do.

Wilson named to Wofford College Dean’s List

Scott Dewaine Wilson of Varnville was named to Wofford College’s Dean’s List in the spring of 2021.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of over 1,700 undergraduates. Recognized nationally for the strength of its academic program, exceptional faculty, participation in study abroad, and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the country’s 290 Phi Beta Kappa sections. The varsity community enjoys life in Greece as well as the 19 NCAA Division I track teams.

Varnville student graduated from SC Connections Academy

Class of 2021 wins over $ 1.1 million in scholarships and prizes

South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving K-12 students across the state, celebrated the graduation of 577 seniors in a recent graduation ceremony Virtual.

Among the 2021 class, which collectively received more than $ 1.1 million in scholarships, is Juan Carroll de Varnville.

Students and families who were unable to attend the ceremonies in person in Columbia, Charleston and Greenville were given the opportunity to join virtually. The 2021 class collectively won over $ 1.1 million in scholarships and prizes.

The South Carolina Connections Academy class of 2021 is made up of graduates from many cities and towns across the state, including Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, and more. Among graduates, 61 percent plan to attend colleges or universities within two or four years, 20 percent plan to enter the workforce, and nine percent plan to attend vocational or technical school.

South Carolina Connections Academy currently serves approximately 6,250 K-12 students across South Carolina, providing students with the ongoing support of highly qualified teachers and a curriculum focused on both academics and learning. socio-emotional. School teachers are specially trained to bring their skills and personalities to the virtual classroom and stress the importance of fostering meaningful connections with students and their families. Learning plans are flexible and can be uniquely tailored to meet the needs of students to help them develop the skills and confidence to thrive in a changing world.

At South Carolina Connections Academy, students have access to advanced classes, extracurricular activities, and flexible hours that help them take ownership of their unique educational journey. Students who enroll in the school join a collaborative community of fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming and distraction-free learning environment.

Families interested in South Carolina Connections Academy are encouraged to attend an online information session to learn more, ask questions, and find out if the virtual school is right for their student. For more information on South Carolina Connections Academy, please visit http://www.SouthCarolinaConnectionsAcademy.com.


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