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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’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.

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017 –  Valerie Barnes Speakman, general counsel for the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education in Arlington, Tenn., has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

“Valerie’s experience as general counsel to a school board brings a fresh perspective to Coker’s board of trustees,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “She has extensive and invaluable knowledge relevant to best practices in education.”

Hartsville, S.C. – September 18, 2017 –  Sarah Jo Wood Safrit, Coker College alumna (‘71), has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees for a second time.

“Sarah Jo has given to Coker College in so many ways,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “She has been a tireless supporter and champion of our institution. It’s only fitting that she come back on the board of trustees for a second time.”

Safrit’s three-year term will begin with the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 26-27, 2017.