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Great teachers are critical to our communities, our country, and our world.

Each year, the state of South Carolina honors educators who are doing an outstanding job with the Teacher of the Year award. This honor often provides a launching ground for teachers to take their careers to the next level — to continue improving their craft and impacting lives. For many, that next step is a master’s degree.

Hartsville, S.C. – June 28, 2017  –  Coker College is offering an Excellence in Teaching Scholarship for Teachers of the Year in South Carolina who wish to further their education. Any K-12 educator who has been designated as a Teacher of the Year by their school, district, or the S.C. Department of Education in 2017 or years past is eligible for a term of graduate coursework at no cost. Two deserving applicants will receive a full scholarship for the entirety of their graduate program.

Hartsville, S.C. – June 27, 2017  –  In an effort to continue providing superior convenience and flexibility for students in the Florence area, Coker College is partnering with Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) in Florence, S.C, to offer two bachelor’s of science degree programs for FDTC graduates: B.S. in business management and B.S. in applied criminology.

Hartsville, S.C. — June 26, 2017 — Coker College is pleased to announce that Whitney Watts, ‘08, has been promoted to dean of student success. In her new role, Dean Watts will lead a team of academic student success coaches for both the traditional undergraduate and adult degree programs. She will also be responsible for new student orientations, Coker College 101 and 102 courses, the peer mentoring program, and other student success initiatives of the college. 

Hartsville, S.C. – May 25, 2017  –  Coker College’s Enactus team was named one of the top 12 in the nation at the Enactus United States National Exposition held May 21-23, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. There are more than 450 Enactus teams that compete in regional competitions across the country; the top 105 go on to compete at the National Exposition.

The 21st century brought a new wave of technology that has transformed nearly every career field, especially education. Never before have so many tools been available to aid teaching and learning, both in the classroom and out.

Demand for teachers and administrators with a deep knowledge of instructional technology is at an all-time high. Not only do these professionals need to be well-versed in digital tools, they need a firm grasp on how to create curriculum that leverages the resources available today to enhance student achievement.  

Hartsville, S.C. – May 15, 2017  –  On the morning of Saturday, May 13, 2017, during its 109th spring commencement ceremony, Coker College conferred bachelor’s degrees on 155 graduates and master’s degrees on 24 graduates.

“Graduates, as you take these next few steps across the stage, know that we appreciate the gifts you’ve shared with us and we are honored to have shared your experiences,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 28, 2017  – The Coker College Concert Band will perform their annual spring concert on Sunday, May 7, at 4pm in the Watson Theater of the college’s Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center, with a reception following to recognize retiring band program directors Steve and Penny Rogers. The event is free and open to the public.

Hartsville, S.C. – April 21, 2017  –  Coker College’s Enactus team was named a regional champion at the Enactus United States Regional Competition held on March 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

The event is one of five regional competitions and one virtual competition held throughout the country in the spring. As an Enactus U.S. regional champion, the Coker College team will advance to compete at the Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21-23.

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