2010 Opening Convocation

2010 Opening Convocation Photo Album

Convocation Video

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College’s 2010-11 academic year officially began on Thursday night with its annual Opening Convocation Ceremony.

The 2009 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Joseph Flaherty, was the keynote speaker for the night. An assistant professor of biology at Coker, Flaherty spoke to the more than 500 in attendance about how college is a great time “to explore, to pursue, and to care.”

In addition to Dr. Flaherty’s speech, the night was highlighted by a new addition to the Convocation ceremony, the signing of the Coker College Student Covenant by the freshman class. Each member of the Class of 2014 signed a student covenant vowing that, as members of the Coker community, they will commit themselves to a lifelong journey of intellectual and personal growth.

To cap off the evening, each freshman was “pinned” with a Coker College Student Covenant pin, symbolizing their acceptance of the student covenant.


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. 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.

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