Coker’s Cuppett to Participate in Wye Faculty Seminar

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College’s Dr. Cathleen Cuppett has been selected to participate in the prestigious Wye Faculty Seminar July 17-23 at the Aspen Institute on the Aspen Institute-Wye River Campus in Queenstown, Maryland.

Cuppett, an Associate Professor of Spanish at Coker, will join 19 other professors from other liberal arts colleges and universities from across the country at the seminar for a week of intellectual dialogue. The seminar allows these faculty members the opportunity to exchange ideas and values that underlie their teaching and their lives as liberally educated people.

Founded in 1983 by Douglass Cater, then president of Washington College, and Josiah Bunting III, then president of Hampden-Sydney College, the Wye Faculty Seminar is unmatched in its power to provide professors teaching in the nation's liberal arts colleges and universities the opportunity to come together to learn from each other.


Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 24 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.