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Hartsville, S.C. – Sept. 13, 2016 – For the 21st consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named Coker College one of America’s Best Colleges in its 2017 rankings, which were released today. Coker ranks as the sixth best in regional colleges in the south. Its high ranking this year was influenced by a continuing overall impressive performance, including increases in its graduation rate and peer assessment score.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 9, 2016 – John Cerasani, a senior vice president with Risk Strategies Company who is a leader in the employee benefits arena specializing in higher education, has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

“We are excited to have John join our Board,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “His extensive experience in higher education, the employee benefits industry and midwestern background bring a welcome mix of both familiarity and new perspectives to the table.”

Hartsville, S.C. – September 9, 2016 – Eliza Ingle, a professor of dance at the College of Charleston, has been elected for a second time to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to have Eliza back on our Board,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “Her artistic background and creative endeavors, along with her familiarity with Coker College, is a welcome addition.”

Ingle’s three-year term will begin with the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees, on October 27, 2016.

Hartsville, S.C. – Aug. 26, 2016 – Kalmia Gardens is offering a four-week Green Gardening Course at the Joslin Education Center this fall.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about gardening techniques such as plant pathology, soil health, landscaping, proper pruning, and composting. The course is designed to provide something for everyone, regardless of prior gardening experience.

Hartsville, S.C. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents an installation exhibition by Larry Merriman titled, “Southern Magnolia,” with a reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibition begins on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Merriman’s show will continue through September 16, 2016.

Hartsville, S.C. – June 23, 2016 – Earlier this month, recent Coker College graduates Tierra Foxworth and Tammaka Staley traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform their original work, “Curveless Smile,” at the National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition, Foxworth received the Outstanding Student Performance Award. Sponsored by the ACDA and Dance Magazine, it is one of only two awards presented to participants in the festival: Outstanding Student Choreography and Outstanding Student Performance.

Hartsville, S.C. – June 6, 2016 –  Coker College’s postgraduate Master of Science in Applied Criminology degree program was recently accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and is now accepting applications for the fall 2016 semester, which will begin on Aug. 8, 2016.