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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

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.