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Hartsville, S.C. – October 13, 2017  –  Coker College has earned the designation of being an All-Steinway School, making it the third college in South Carolina and the only college in the Pee Dee to have this distinction. Only 175 institutions, colleges and universities in the world have the privilege of being an All-Steinway School.

Coker College has an inventory of 12 Steinway & Sons Boston vertical pianos and 11 Steinway & Sons grand pianos. It took $600,000 and five years of dedicated fundraising to achieve this goal.

Hartsville, S.C. – October 6, 2017 – Coker College’s master of science degree in college athletic administration is one of the best online master’s in sports management programs in the country according to TheBestColleges.org’s 2017 rankings.

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.

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