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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.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 11, 2016  –  Patricia Anne Lancaster, Coker College class of 1963, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Coker College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given annually by the Coker College Alumni Association. It is presented to a graduate who has reached an outstanding level of achievement in his or her profession.

Hartsville, S.C. — April 5, 2016 — Coker College presents “Projected Behaviors,” an exhibition of drawings by senior art major Vanessa Pina. The exhibition reception will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Pina’s exhibit will continue through April 22, 2016.

Vanessa Pina was born and raised in Modesto, California. In addition to her work in the art department, she is a member of Coker College’s cross country and track and field teams.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 4, 2016 – The Coker College Concert Band will perform a “Musical Mix-Up” on Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the campus’s Music Recital Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The performance will include soloists, small ensembles and the Jazz Band, and will offer a variety of music from Mozart to contemporary jazz. The event will also include local guest artist Al Haynes on the piano and the After Dark Jazz Quartet.

Hartsville, S.C. — April 1, 2016 — Coker College’s Dance Program will host its annual Senior Thesis Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 15 and 16 in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature solo and group pieces from three of the program’s seniors: Darrell Daney, Tierra Foxworth and Cierra Stinson.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 1, 2016 – In collaboration with the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association, Coker College’s Department of Dance, Music and Theatre will host an extended residency this month with Los Angeles-based dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO. The company, founded and directed by Ana Maria Alvarez, will be in residence at Coker College April 15-19 for master classes, lectures and workshops. The residency will culminate with a performance of their work, “Agua Furiosa,” April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Coker’s Watson Theater.

Hartsville, S.C. – March 31, 2016 – Coker College will host its annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will host activities for all ages including falconry, beekeeping, nature walks, a reptile collection, a plant sale, music, arts and crafts, games and displays on environmental research and alternative energy.

Five Coker faculty members have announced that they will retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year in May. Altogether, these five individuals have invested more than 85 years of their lives to teaching and mentoring countless Coker students.

“Faculty are the heart of what we do here,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “These five professors have had an immeasurable impact on the Coker experience. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication throughout the years, and we wish them all the best in their next chapter.”

Hartsville, S.C. – Mar. 29, 2016 – Coker College seniors Tierra Foxworth and Tammaka Staley’s “Curveless Smile” was one of two out of 42 choreographic works chosen this month at the southeast conference of the American College Dance Association. This prestigious honor means that Foxworth and Staley will perform the piece at the National College Dance Festival, which will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, this June.