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Hartsville, S.C. – Feb. 9, 2016 – Coker College Professor of Sociology Mal Hyman will announce his run for the Democratic nomination for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11:45 a.m. at the Coker College Music Recital Hall.

His campaign will focus on common sense for the common good, with emphasis on Congress investing more in America in an effort to create more jobs, opportunity, security and sustainability.

Hartsville, S.C. – Feb. 9, 2016 – On Feb. 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association will present organist Don Grice in a recital at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

Grice, director of music and senior organist at Central United Methodist Church in Florence, SC, will perform on the Casavant Frères Ltée. organ installed at St. Bartholomew’s in 1988 under the supervision of Ken Wilmot, former director of music at St. Bartholomew’s and faculty member at Coker College.

Hartsville, S.C. – Feb. 2, 2016 – Coker College will present an exhibition of paintings by Charles Philip Brooks titled “Vianelles.” The exhibit opens with a reception in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Brooks’ show will continue through March 4, 2016.

Charles Philip Brooks lives and works in the Pacific Northwest and on the North Carolina coast. He studied privately at the studio of Paul Ingbretson and with Dennis Sheehan.

Hartsville, S.C. – Jan. 27, 2016 – Coker College has received its 10-year accreditation with no follow up required from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The reaffirmation process focuses on continuous improvement and is designed to ensure educational quality.