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HARTSVILLE, SC  - With more and more students questioning whether a college degree is worth the cost, Coker University today announced its “Coker Guarantee,” assuring employers that a Coker degree means its students have the skill sets needed to succeed after graduation. 

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Today’s cancer patient has a team of experts with a broad range of treatments available to them. McLeod Cancer Specialist Donny Huynh, MD, explains the many options.

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Ahhh, September! We have made it! The brutal heat of August is behind us, and we move into, hopefully, cooler times. This can be a huge encouragement to get out and get active!For September, let’s look at a very special lower-body exercise that helps increase leg stability and improve balanc…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University Wrestling Coach Derrick Nelson recently welcomed the Wrestlers in Business Network to campus, as the university officially kicked off a partnership with the non-profit organization.Nelson and WIBN's David Fallon toured Coker's athletic facilities and explore…

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HARTSVILLE, SC ( -- Dr. Peter Gloviczki, Associate Professor of Communication at Coker University, spoke at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference earlier this summer. 

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HARTSVILLE, SC  - In an open letter to philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Coker University President Natalie J. Harder made a passionate case for how Coker fits Scott's vision for successfully addressing inequities and providing educational and life opportunities to so many."After a year on cam…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Daniel Allen, a graduate student at Coker University, was honored as the George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship winner by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Allen is currently a student in Coker's Master of Science in Criminal and Social Justice Policy program. He was initiated i…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - While the Coker University Track & Field Team was preparing for day two of the South Atlantic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Hickory, SC, a woman in the team hotel has a medical emergency that had her on the verge of losing her life.

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The Hartsville Police Department is participating in the Sober or Slammer! Campaign as the end of the “100 Deadly Days of Summer” approaches. Labor Day weekend is one that typically marks the end of summer holidays and celebrations across the country. This weekend is also busy in our area as…

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HARTSVILLE, SC  -- Coker University was recently recognized by three independent organizations for offering some of the top academic programs in the United States, with its criminology and sports studies programs honored by multiple organizations. .Study.com selected Coker University for its…

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HARTSVILLE, SC  -- The South Carolina Department of Public Safety recently named Coker alumna Jessica Dellinger its 2020 Rookie of the Year.Lance Corporal Dellinger graduated from South Carolina's Criminal Justice Academy in February 2020. She is a member of the Hartsville Police Department.…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University launched its Blueprint Project this summer, a specific effort to equip and amplify the voices of composers and librettists seeking to create thought-provoking and progressive new American musical works for the stage.In this video news release, Coker discusse…

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FLORENCE, S.C.  – The articulation agreement between Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) now includes FDTC’s Business and Network Systems Management (NSM) students.FDTC students who earn an Associate in Applied Sciences through the Marketing, Mana…

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HARTSVILLE, SC -- SC Humanities recently awarded a $10,000 grant to implement the “South Carolina Civil Rights Monument Project” coordinated by Coker University Assistant Professor of Art and sculptor Jasmine Baetz and Coker Assistant Professor of Communication Jennifer Heusel.The Coker facu…

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Alataisha Dickson, Coker University's human resources coordinator at Coker University, is one of 13 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) members selected to participate in the 2021-22 CUPA-HR Wildfire program.The program is a 12-month leadership devel…

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Florence SC  - Effective immediately, Florence-Darlington Technical College will implement a mask mandate for all employees, students and visitors, according to Interim President Ed Bethea. Regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status, masks will be required indoors, except in private offices o…

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FLORENCE, S.C.  - The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Area Commission has selected Dr. Jermaine Ford to serve as the college’s fifth president, effective October 4, 2021. The decision was made after a nationwide search to fill the position vacated by the Interim President Edward…

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HARTSVILLE, SC -- Dr. Cathleen Cuppett, Dean of Digital Learning and Information Technology, has been named to the Blackboard Community Leadership Circle, a prestigious higher education group created by industry leader Blackboard. The Blackboard Community Leadership Circle (CLC) is a small, …

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Hartsville, S.C. – Jonathan Garren, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Coker University, had a revised version of his poster presented at the virtual 2020 SC Library Association Conference accepted for the upcoming virtual 2021 SC Conference on Information Literacy, hosted from August…

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HARTSVILLE  - Angela Gallo, dean of Coker University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, recently spent the part of the summer in Miami, serving as master faculty at the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive.The Joffrey Ballet Miami Intensive is “designed to hone in on technique through intens…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Professor Rhonda Knight, Coker University’s John Wayne Lemke Chair in College Service and Leadership, recently led a workshop at the International Camp for Democratic Leadership (ICDL). ICDL “seeks to promote democratic leadership by burning together a community of college-a…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University Professor Alyssa Reiser Prince, Assistant Professor of Art, recently had her paintings, Ferns and Found, accepted into the FATE: Infrastructure 2021 Juried members (Virtual) Exhibition.

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Trinity Collegiate School (TCS) is delighted to announce its 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars. Trinity Collegiate School partners with The College Board to offer AP opportunities in 22 AP courses and is the only official Pre-AP school in the Pee Dee Region providing certified advanced p…

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Florence, SC - The Florence-Darlington County Commission for Technical Education elected new officers at its most recent meeting on Tuesday June 22, 2021.  First Bank Area Executive Paul Seward was elected Chairman of the Commission that oversees Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC). 

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University Vice President Patrick Riccards recently spoke at the 2021 White House History Teacher Institute, highlighting the importance of making history instruction interesting and relevant to today’s learners.Speaking to more than 100 K-12 educators from across the …

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Hartsville, S.C.– Professor Natalia Schradle, Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker University, recently completed her MELT Level 1 Instructor Certification, earning her license to teach MELT Level 1 Curriculum in group and one-on-one settings professionally, and to incorporate these techniq…

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HARTSVILLE, SC — Coker University recently appointed Daniel Buryj as Vice President of Administration and Finance. As Vice President, Buryj will be responsible for fiscal planning, budget development and control, accounting, purchasing, inventory, information technology, human resources, pay…

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District (DCSD) is providing breakfast and lunch for any child 0-18 years of age in Darlington County throughout the summer.

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Britt Kabo, a rising Coker University junior earned a prestigious internship as the BIC CEO Intern for this summer. In this role, she is working directly with BIC CEO Gonzalve Bich and interacting with other C-Suite leaders during an eight-week internship at the North America headquarters in…

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The City Beautification Board presented the Pride of Darlington Business Award on June 28 for their many updates, including new buildings, interior, and playground upgrades. Adults pictured include, from left, Kelsey Hicks, Cori McInville, Judy Stokes, and owner Dawn Kirby along with several…

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Trinity Collegiate School announces that Padgett Kahn will be the school’s new guidance counselor. Padgett is a Florence native and alumnus of the IB program at Wilson High School. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Citadel in 2016, and earned his Master’s in Clinic…

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DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Twenty teachers will serve as their school’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year after being chosen for the honor by their peers, the Darlington County School District (DCSD) announced today.

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Society Hill, S.C. – On Friday, June 18, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault hosted its second annual Clays for a Cause Clay-Shoot Tournament at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill and raised more than $30,000 to support programs and services in Chesterfield and Ma…

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Trinity Collegiate School announces that Padgett Kahn will be the school’s new guidance counselor. Padgett is a Florence native and alumnus of the IB program at Wilson High School. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Citadel in 2016, and earned his Master’s in Clinic…

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Sixty-four years after she entered the Darlington County School District (DCSD) as a student and 47 years since she began teaching there, Dr. B. Jane Hursey will retire.