Johnson '73 Honored by Alumni Association

Hartsville, S.C. — Jean Mangum Johnson of Clinton, S.C, is the 2010 recipient of the Coker College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award. A 1973 Coker College graduate, Johnson was recognized for her work as director of Christian education at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from Coker in elementary education and she holds a master’s in education from the University of South Carolina.

Since 1992, when she was named director of Christian education, Johnson has had a positive impact on thousands of people providing a valuable service to her church and community. Known for her dedication and exemplary work, Johnson established and oversees several successful programs at First Presbyterian Church, including summer youth mission trips, a yearlong confirmation course, a summer outreach ministry, and a community outreach initiative.

Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. A close rapport between students, faculty and staff and the opportunity for students to customize their education are the foundations of the Coker College experience.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of “America’s Best Colleges.” The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.


Photo: Jean Johnson '73 with her daughter, Elizabeth, and Coker College president Dr. Robert Wyatt


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