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Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017  – Coker College has partnered with Greenville Technical College (GTC) to assist GTC honors program graduates with an easy transfer to Coker College’s honors program, including transferring all degree course credits, a $1000 per year scholarship, and eligibility to receive up to $2500 to apply toward a study abroad experience. The GTC agreement is the first agreement that Coker College’s honors program has established with another institution.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017 –  Valerie Barnes Speakman, general counsel for the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education in Arlington, Tenn., has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

“Valerie’s experience as general counsel to a school board brings a fresh perspective to Coker’s board of trustees,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “She has extensive and invaluable knowledge relevant to best practices in education.”

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017 –  Sarah Jo Wood Safrit, Coker College alumna (‘71), has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees for a second time.

“Sarah Jo has given to Coker College in so many ways,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “She has been a tireless supporter and champion of our institution. It’s only fitting that she come back on the board of trustees for a second time.”

Safrit’s three-year term will begin with the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 26-27, 2017.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017 –  Danny Johnson, Jr., a Coker alumnus (‘04) and vice president of North Industrial Machine, LLC, has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

“Danny is a great example of someone who is successful both in business and civic engagement,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “He is as passionate about seeing growth in our community as he is in his own businesses.”

Johnson’s three-year term will begin with the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 26-27, 2017.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017 –  Christopher Ragain, Founder of Ragain Financial, Inc., has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

“I knew Chris when I was his professor at Drury University,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “He is driven to always improve and that’s an invaluable character trait, one that I think will prove very useful in his role on our board of trustees.”

Ragain’s three-year term will begin with the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 26-27, 2017.

Hartsville, S.C. — September 15, 2017 — Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents “Constrictions,” an exhibition by Monika Meler, beginning on Monday, September 25, 2017. An opening reception will be available to the public starting at 7:00 p.m. that evening. The show will continue through October 20, 2017.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 12, 2017 –  For the 22nd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names Coker College one of America’s Best Colleges in its 2018 rankings, which were released earlier today. Coker ranks as one of the top 10 best regional colleges in the south.  

Hartsville, S.C. – September 1, 2017  –  Coker College will serve as the lead institution on a research project involving five additional colleges, using a five-year $4,446,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (NSF S-STEM). This award is the largest NSF S-STEM collaborative grant of its kind in South Carolina to date.

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