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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

Hartsville, S.C. — August 14, 2017 — Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents "Structured Emotions," an exhibition by Linda McCune. The exhibition begins with a reception on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The show will continue through September 22, 2017.

Hartsville, S.C. – August 1, 2017 – Coker College has once again been named in The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature. The publication’s recently released 2018 edition recognizes Coker as a “Best Southeastern” school. This is the 13th consecutive year in which the college has achieved this honor.

Great teachers are critical to our communities, our country, and our world.

Each year, the state of South Carolina honors educators who are doing an outstanding job with the Teacher of the Year award. This honor often provides a launching ground for teachers to take their careers to the next level — to continue improving their craft and impacting lives. For many, that next step is a master’s degree.

Hartsville, S.C. – June 28, 2017  –  Coker College is offering an Excellence in Teaching Scholarship for Teachers of the Year in South Carolina who wish to further their education. Any K-12 educator who has been designated as a Teacher of the Year by their school, district, or the S.C. Department of Education in 2017 or years past is eligible for a term of graduate coursework at no cost. Two deserving applicants will receive a full scholarship for the entirety of their graduate program.

Hartsville, S.C. – June 27, 2017  –  In an effort to continue providing superior convenience and flexibility for students in the Florence area, Coker College is partnering with Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) in Florence, S.C, to offer two bachelor’s of science degree programs for FDTC graduates: B.S. in business management and B.S. in applied criminology.

Hartsville, S.C. — June 26, 2017 — Coker College is pleased to announce that Whitney Watts, ‘08, has been promoted to dean of student success. In her new role, Dean Watts will lead a team of academic student success coaches for both the traditional undergraduate and adult degree programs. She will also be responsible for new student orientations, Coker College 101 and 102 courses, the peer mentoring program, and other student success initiatives of the college.