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Coker College Featured in Colleges of Distinction
Coker College Featured in Colleges of Distinction

Coker College Featured in Colleges of Distinction

Coker College is one of only three colleges in South Carolina featured on CollegesofDistinction.com, an online guide focused on colleges and universities that appeal to students’ unique and varied interests.

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Coker is One of America's Best Colleges

Coker is One of America's Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report ranks Coker College as one of Best Baccalaureate Colleges for 2011.

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Alumni Profile - Mandi Warner
Mandi Warner

Within six months of graduation, 93% of Coker students report working full-time or attending graduate school.

For Mandi Warner, a 2011 Coker graduate, the research experience she gained at Coker more than prepared her for the pressures of being a Ph.D. student in plant pathology at Southern Illinois University.

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Alumni Profile - Conrad Deese
Conrad Deese

Wherever you want to go, Coker College can get you there.

For Conrad Deese, individual career guidance and an internship with a local hospital led him to a successful career in healthcare administration.

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Student Profile - Eren Moses
Eren Moses

In basketball and in life, senior Eren Moses finds what it takes to be a leader.

Talkative and gregarious, senior Eren Moses holds a certain presence when he walks into a room. Some of that, of course, can be attributed to his 6’6” frame—but it’s more than just his stature. Eren Moses was born to be a leader. He just didn’t know it until he came to Coker.

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Student Profile - Briana Lotan
Briana Lotan

Senior Briana Lotan on drawing strength from adversity

When Briana Lotan talks about musical theater, she doesn’t have to tell you how much she loves it. One look at the way her face lights up says it clearly enough.

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Student Profile - Steve Marciano
Steve Marciano

Student Profile
Steve Marciano

For Steve Marciano, it seems as though his motto has always been “Why not?”

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Student Profile - Halee Polson
Halee Polson

Student Profile
Halee Polson

When Halee Polson left her hometown of Hartsville for a trip to Indonesia, she expected to encounter unfamiliar situations. But she wasn’t prepared to defend her personal property from a mischievous primate.

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Alumnus Profile - Dan Shanks
Dan Shanks

Alumnus Profile
Dan Shanks

Dan Shanks wakes up every day and says goodnight to his wife, Sophia, through a computer.

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Alumnus Profile - Michael Jewett
Michael Jewett

Alumnus Profile
Michael Jewett

Michael Jewett has experienced the best of both worlds.

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Student Profile - Lindsey Allen
Lindsey Allen

Student Profile
Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Allen wakes up as the sun is rising to the crow of a rooster perched on a nearby fence. But she’s not waking up in the comfort of her dorm room. She’s nearly 8,000 miles away from Coker College in Muhuru Bay, Kenya.

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Alumnus Profile - Tim Morton
Matt Ferguson

Alumnus Profile
Tim Morton

If you asked Tim Morton why he came to Coker College, he would say to play college tennis and pursue his dream of playing professionally.

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Student Profile - Heidrun Kristmundsdottir
Heidrun

Student Profile
Heidrun Kristmundsdottir

Playing basketball while being in school has always been a goal for Heidrun Kristmundsdottir. At Coker College, she’s gotten that opportunity.

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Student Profile - Eryka Sandridge
Eyrka Sandridge

Student Profile
Eryka Sandridge

It’s summer 2010, and while most Coker students are enjoying the break, Eryka Sandridge is preparing for what will be one of the greatest adventures of her life.

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Student Profile - A.J. & James Sweeney

Alumnus/Student Profile
A.J. & James Sweeney

A.J. Sweeney [left] was recruited to Coker College to play soccer. Then he recruited his brother.

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Student Profile - Lauren Brailsford
Lauren Brailsford

Student Profile
Lauren Brailsford

Lauren Brailsford knew Coker was a perfect fit the moment she set foot on campus.

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Student Profile - Rountree & McElveen
Sarah Rountree and Katie McElveen

Student Profile
Sarah Rountree & Katie McElveen

Coker College has 253 student-athletes patrolling the campus. None of them, however, epitomize the student-athlete label quite like Sarah Rountree and Katie McElveen. See, these two share an uncommon privilege not many get to experience in college – they are two-sport athletes.

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ALPHA Student Profile - Carl Goodson
Carl Goodson

ALPHA Student Profile
Carl Goodson

ALPHA student Carl Goodson has considered himself a social worker for a long time. And now he’s getting the degree.

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Alumni Profile - Donnie & Peet
Bow Thai

Alumni Profile
Donald Quist & Pitchsinee Jiratra-anant

Donald “Donnie” Quist and Pitchsinee “Peet” Jiratra-anant are from opposite sides of the world.

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Alumna Profile - Ashley Zearfoss
Ashley Zearfoss

Alumna Profile
Ashley Zearfoss

When Ashley Zearfoss graduated from Coker College, she left with more than just a degree.

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ALPHA Student Profile - Gloria Mack
Gloria Mack

ALPHA Student Profile
Gloria Mack

At 11 p.m. on weeknights most people would be at home either sleeping or enjoying downtime after a long day at work.  Not Coker College Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) student Gloria Mack – she is in her professor’s office discussing a biology lesson.

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ALPHA Student Profile - Kip Kisor
Kip Kisor

ALPHA Student Profile
Kip Kisor

Kip Kisor, a student in Coker's Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA), has an interesting reason for pursuing his bachelor's degree.

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ALPHA Student Profile - Iris Lynch

ALPHA Student Profile
Iris Lynch

At 5 am, Iris Lynch rises from her bed for a full day of work and a full night of coursework. She heads downstairs and starts her first job of the day – being a mother of four. Why does she do it? She loves learning.

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Alumnus Profile - Matthew Ferguson
Matt Ferguson

Alumnus Profile
Matthew Ferguson

Evidence of Matthew Ferguson’s year abroad as a Fulbright Scholar can be found throughout his Darlington High School classroom.

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ALPHA Alumnus Profile - Roderick Bryant
Carl Goodson

ALPHA Alumnus Profile
Roderick Bryant

Roderick Bryant chose Coker’s Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) because of the ease and convenience with which it allowed him to attend school and gained the skills he needed to open his own automotive repair facility.

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Student Profile- Vatrick Thompson
Vatrick Thompson

Student Profile
Vatrick Thompson

It’s 5:30 on a Wednesday morning. Most Coker College students are probably still asleep. Not Vatrick Thompson.

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Student Profile - Hannah Beard

Student Profile
Hannah Beard

Hannah Beard has danced on a lot of different stages.  But the first time she stepped onto the stage of the Watson Theater in Coker College’s Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center in November 2007, something special happened.

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Alumnus Profile - Terrance Hayes
Terrance Hayes

Alumnus Profile
Terrance Hayes

As a child, nationally acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes never considered studying poetry, much less having a career in it.

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Alumna Profile - Laura Martindale
Laura Martindale

Alumna Profile
Laura Martindale

With the way the economy is these days, being laid off isn’t exactly the best news for a person. Laura Martindale thought otherwise. She saw an enormous opportunity.

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Student Profile - Norah Wofford
Norah Wofford

Student Profile
Norah Wofford

Epiphanies come in all shapes and sizes. Norah Wofford’s came in the form of a slick, black binder buried in the back of her mother’s walk-in closet.

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Coaching Profile - David Hanna

Coaching Profile
David Hanna

David Hanna is about as quiet and humble as they come, off the field. He’s not one to boast or take credit, and he certainly avoids the limelight at all costs. But, his work as a coach, on the field, speaks volumes.

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