Lewis Receives 2016 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Hartsville, S.C. – April 11, 2016  –  Kenneth P. Lewis, Coker College class of 2001, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Coker College Outstanding Young Alumni Award. This prestigious award is given annually by the Coker College Alumni Association. It is presented to a graduate of the past 20 years who has already made significant achievements in his or her chosen profession and who shows exceptional potential for future accomplishments.

Lewis graduated with a B.S. in medical technology from Coker College and McLeod Regional Hospital School of Medical Technology. He continued his education and received a Master of Public Health from Florida International University. Currently, Lewis works as a senior immunology technical consultant with Alere Inc., a global diagnostic device and service provider. He is also the Owner of KPL Consulting, where he works with laboratory management, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and training. In addition, he is currently attending Andersonville Theological Seminary.

“Kenneth’s achievements—academically and professionally—since his time at Coker made him a clear choice as our Outstanding Young Alumnus for 2016,” said Carol Atkinson, president of the Coker College Alumni Association. “We look forward to following Kenneth’s future achievements.”

Prior to his current position with Alere, Lewis served as a medical technologist at several medical centers. He has also served on the South Carolina HIV/STD Conference Planning Committee and the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council, and is active in his church. He has certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt Professional and as a Change Management Specialist. He resides in Pageland, SC, with his wife, Joanna.

Lewis’s award will be presented during Coker College’s Alumni Weekend on April 22-23, 2016. For more information, please contact Director of Alumni Engagement Shelli Wilson at or (843) 383-8082.



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.