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Hartsville, SC – Kalmia Gardens of Coker College received a $77,500 grant to continue its commitment to protecting and enhancing regional waterways and the environment. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million, multi-year commitment from Duke Energy that will leave a legacy of improved water quality, quantity and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions.

Hartsville, S.C. -  December 6, 2017 - Coker College is now accepting applications for the Excellence in Teaching Scholarship, open to all educators in South Carolina who have been named Teacher of the Year and wish to pursue a Master's of Education at Coker College. The scholarship applies to all past and current Teachers of the Year, and it offers the final term of their graduate coursework at no cost. One outstanding teacher will also be a offered a full scholarship for their entire graduate education.

Hartsville, S.C. – November 17, 2017  –  Coker College is currently hosting a traveling exhibition, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions, which was produced by the National Library of Medicine in coordination with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.                       

Hartsville, S.C. – November 13, 2017  –  The Coker College Art Club’s 45th Annual Student Exhibition and Competition begins on Monday, November 20, with a reception at 7:00 p.m. in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on Coker’s campus. The exhibit features a selection of the best student work from this past year and will be open for viewing through December 8.

Hartsville, S.C. – October 26, 2017  – On Thursday, November 16, 7-8pm, the Coker Singers will host a benefit concert at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church to support the Cobra Cupboard, an on-campus food pantry available to Coker students who experience food and care product insecurities by providing them with supplemental food and basic necessities. The concert is free and open to the public, but the Coker Singers are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items in lieu of admission for the Cobra Cupboard.  

Hartsville, S.C. – October 13, 2017  –  Coker College has earned the designation of being an All-Steinway School, making it the third college in South Carolina and the only college in the Pee Dee to have this distinction. Only 175 institutions, colleges and universities in the world have the privilege of being an All-Steinway School.

Coker College has an inventory of 12 Steinway & Sons Boston vertical pianos and 11 Steinway & Sons grand pianos. It took $600,000 and five years of dedicated fundraising to achieve this goal.

Hartsville, S.C. – October 6, 2017 – Coker College’s master of science degree in college athletic administration is one of the best online master’s in sports management programs in the country according to TheBestColleges.org’s 2017 rankings.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017  – Coker College has partnered with Greenville Technical College (GTC) to assist GTC honors program graduates with an easy transfer to Coker College’s honors program, including transferring all degree course credits, a $1000 per year scholarship, and eligibility to receive up to $2500 to apply toward a study abroad experience. The GTC agreement is the first agreement that Coker College’s honors program has established with another institution.

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ABOUT COKER COLLEGE

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 21 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.