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Hartsville, S.C. — April 28, 2016 — The Coker College Summer Piano Institute, a summer program for select high school pianists hosted by Coker’s Department of Dance, Music and Theatre, is proud to announce two exciting changes to this year’s program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Black Creek Arts Council, the 2016 program will provide need-based scholarships for deserving students and host two guest artists as instructors. Guest artists Ann Schein and Scott Price will join the faculty alongside the institute’s director Ryan Smith.

Hartsville, SC — On April 28, 2016, Coker College will take part in the nationwide effort to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by hosting “And Still We Remember,” a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, in Davidson Auditorium at 11:00 am. The event is in accordance with the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust established by Congress and led by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 14, 2016  –  Poet, professor and recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant”  Terrance Hayes ’94 will return to his alma mater on Thursday, April 28 to give the 2016 Lois Walters Coker Lecture. The event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center, is free and open to the public.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 11, 2016  –  Coker College student Mollie Moree ’16 is the recipient of Coker College’s 2016 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. With support from the Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library and Information-Technology Center and the Coker College Undergraduate Research Program, the Library Prize was established to encourage the use of library research techniques and to honor the best research project produced each year by Coker College undergraduate students.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 11, 2016  –  The Coker College Concert Band will perform their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the college’s Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.

The concert will include selections by the Coker College Concert Band, Jazz Band and Flute Choir. These large and small ensembles will perform music from many different eras and genres, including a program by the Concert Band that features a Latin flair.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 11, 2016  –  Sarah Jo Wood Safrit, Coker College class of 1971, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Coker College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award is given annually by the Coker College Alumni Association. It is presented to a graduate who has highly demonstrated their commitment to Coker’s ideals of character, culture and service.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 11, 2016  –  Kenneth P. Lewis, Coker College class of 2001, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Coker College Outstanding Young Alumni Award. This prestigious award is given annually by the Coker College Alumni Association. It is presented to a graduate of the past 20 years who has already made significant achievements in his or her chosen profession and who shows exceptional potential for future accomplishments.

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