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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.

Hartsville, S.C. – August 30, 2017  – Coker College’s Wiggins School of Education has awarded its fourth annual Educator of the Year award to Mrs. Chasity Lisenby, a second grade teacher at Edwards Elementary School in Chesterfield, SC. The Educator of the Year award is granted annually to a teacher who has served as a positive mentor for Coker education students, offering encouragement and support above and beyond expectation.

Hartsville, S.C. – August 25, 2017  – Coker College awarded its first-ever Excellence in Teaching scholarships to two deserving Teachers of the Year: a full-tuition scholarship was awarded to Nicole Lester, an English teacher at Spaulding Middle School in Lamar and 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for her district, and a single-term scholarship was awarded to Johnathan Skaris, a social studies teacher at Hartsville High School and 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year for Hartsville High School

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