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Hartsville, S.C. – Oct. 22, 2015 – The family of a trailblazing advocate for Coker College has established the Eugenia McAlpine Lewis Endowed Scholarship in Communications.

Beth Stanzione, Lewis’ daughter, recalls her mother’s whole-hearted devotion to Coker College and her fierce determination to make a difference. She says her mother persevered and found success, in large part, she thinks, because she remained true to herself. It was a labor of love.

Hartsville, S.C. – Oct. 22, 2015 – On Oct. 22-24 and 28-30, 2015, Coker College will present six performances of the Tony Award-Winning musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

“Into the Woods” opened on Broadway in 1987 and is based on a set of Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy-tale characters combined with original characters invented specifically for the show. A recent movie adaptation from 2014 featured Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp.

Hartsville, S.C. – Oct. 15, 2015 – Coker College's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery will present "A Moral Code," an exhibition of paintings by Agniezska Pilat. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Pilat's show will continue through November 13 at 4 p.m.

Hartsville, S.C. – Oct. 14, 2015 – A new endowed scholarship at Coker College has been established in memory of Dr. Kenneth W. Krueger, a community leader and former Coker College physician who practiced medicine in Hartsville for 40 years.

This scholarship is being created in loving memory of Dr. Krueger by his son, Kenneth W. Krueger, Jr., and his daughter-in-law, Dr. Carole King Krueger, both of whom completed their undergraduate degrees at Coker. Dr. Krueger passed away in January 2012.

Hartsville, S.C. – Sept 22, 2015 – On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Coker College music program will host two guest artists for a master class and a recital. Tina Milhorn Stallard, a soprano and voice instructor, will hold a vocal master class in Coker’s Recital Hall from 4:30-5:45 p.m. She will be joined by Lynn Kompass, a collaborative pianist, for an art song recital in Coker’s Watson Theater at 7:30 p.m. Both of these events are free and open to the public, and there will be a reception following the recital.

Hartsville, S.C. – Sept. 18, 2015 – For the 20th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named Coker College one of America’s Best Colleges in its 2016 rankings, which were released earlier this month. Coker ranks as one of the top 20 regional colleges in the South region.

Coker’s high ranking this year was influenced by an overall impressive performance, including increases in its graduation rate, incoming students’ average SAT/ACT scores, and the percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students.