​Alexander James Receives 2017 Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award

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Hartsville, S.C. – Feb. 3, 2017 – Alexander James, Coker College class of 2007, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Coker College Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Award.

This prestigious award is given annually by the Coker College Alumni Association and presented to a graduate who has highly demonstrated their commitment to Coker College’s ideals of character, culture and service.

James graduated from Coker College with a B.A. in communications and went on to receive his Master of Science degree in college student personnel services and administration from the University of Central Arkansas.

James recently joined the staff at Penn State University as the Residence Life Coordinator. Before Penn State University, he was the Community Director at Bucknell University.

As a student at Coker, James was active in campus life, a characteristic that influenced his future career. James’s professional path involves supporting students and their college journeys.  He has worked in various capacities at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Claflin University, Central Baptist College and the University of Central Arkansas. He has volunteered at Christ Central Ministry’s Wagener Women’s Well since 2011.

In his spare time, James enjoys being a DJ around campus and at area events, a career that began at Coker College when he spent many evenings entertaining in the Cobra Den.

James currently lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

James’s award will be presented during Coker College’s homecoming weekend, February 10-12, 2017.


Release written by Media Relations Coordinator Elizabeth Coxe Hubbard.



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 24 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.