Announcing the Summer Business Academy at Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – May 20, 2014 – Coker College is hosting a Summer Business Academy for rising high school juniors and seniors June 16-20.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Coker Enactus, the program was designed to help qualified high school students develop an in-depth understanding of business principles. Students who successfully complete the program will receive three college credits.

The program’s instruction will be led by Karen Hamilton, associate professor of business administration and chair of the business administration department. Guest presentations will be given by regional experts in the fields of finance, human resources, management, strategic planning and marketing. In addition, students will be challenged to develop a team project of an original business plan with an oral presentation.

Up to twenty students will be selected to participate in the Business Academy. To be eligible for the program, students must be rising juniors or seniors with a grade point average of at least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. To apply, students must submit an essay that explains why they are interested and provide a copy of their most recent transcript or report card.

To apply, go to or email director of Coker College Enactus Steven Marciano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information, contact Marciano at (843) 383-8361.

Release written by media relations coordinator Elizabeth McCarley.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


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