Coker ALPHA renamed Adult Degree Program

Hartsville, S.C. – August 6, 2014 – Coker College has announced a new name for its evening program. Coker College ALPHA (Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement) will now be called the Coker College Adult Degree Program.

“The name change more clearly and accurately reflects the nature of the program and the students we serve,” said Elaine Hodges, director of Adult Degree Program recruitment. “The new name will help us reach a wider audience of adults looking for a convenient and affordable way to earn their bachelor’s degree.”

For more than 40 years, Coker’s Adult Degree Program has given adults in the Pee Dee region the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at night. The program offers majors in Business Management, Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. Each term is eight weeks, and a semester is two eight-week terms.

Courses are offered two nights a week in three locations: Hartsville, Marion County and, most recently, Florence. In December, the program relocated its Lake City branch to the Poynor Adult & Community Education Center in Florence.

For more information on the Adult Degree Program, contact Elaine Hodges at (843) 857-4194 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Release written by Content Manager and Writer Laura Hoxworth.

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Coker College readies students for personal and professional success through a distinctive 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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