Voorhees College earns high ranking


DENMARK, S.C. – Voorhees College is as soon as once more among the many greatest regional schools within the South, in keeping with 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Voorhees tied for 48 together with the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith — a six-point enchancment within the rankings over the earlier yr.

Voorhees additionally ranked 4 in prime performers on social mobility, which measures how nicely faculties graduated college students who acquired federal Pell Grant, 18 amongst non-public Historically Black Colleges and Universities and 46 amongst all HBCUs ranked.

“These rankings demonstrate Voorhees College’s commitment to educational excellence. We are grateful to faculty and staff who do their very best every day to enhance teaching and learning at our institution. I am honored to work with them to take Voorhees to the next level of excellence,” mentioned Ronnie Hopkins, president of the varsity.

Criteria used for the rankings embody outcomes similar to commencement charges, retention charges and social mobility; school sources; professional opinion from presidents, provosts and admissions leaders who price tutorial high quality of peer establishments; monetary sources; scholar excellence; and alumni giving.

The four-year non-public, coeducational liberal arts school was based in 1897 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund.

Bluebird Society launches scholarship fund at native college

Michelle Vieyra, affiliate professor of biology at UofSC Aiken (left), and senior biology main Emelie Alarcon monitor a bluebird nesting field in Hitchcock Woods.(WRDW)

AIKEN – A donor just lately established the South Carolina Bluebird Society Scholarship Fund on the University of South Carolina Aiken.

The annual $1,000 scholarship will likely be awarded to full-time, degree-seeking college students majoring in biology and in good scholar standing.

Biology main Emelie Alarcon is the primary scholarship recipient.

“Thanks to this generous scholarship, I can focus more on the most important aspect of school, which is learning,” she mentioned.

The college can also be working with the society to ascertain a bluebird nest field path on campus.

The society was established in Aiken on October 19, 2010, and has at the moment put in and is monitoring over 1,472 bluebird, wooden duck, screech owl, and kestrel nest containers over 88 trails throughout South Carolina and Eastern Georgia.

The want for cover arose when between the Twenties and Seventies, the bluebird inhabitants declined by an estimated 90%. The essential causes for this decline are lack of habitat and competitors from different species.

Center for Lifelong Learning schedules e book truthful

AIKEN, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken division of exterior applications is planning the primary Center for Lifelong Learning e book truthful.

It will happen Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to three p.m. within the Business and Education constructing, Room 200.

Admission is free, however company are inspired to make a donation on the door and be entered to win prizes.

The e book truthful will promote native authors and provide e book lovers a possibility to fulfill and chat with the authors whereas looking distinctive titles. A complete of 46 authors are anticipated to take part, with extra signing up because the date attracts nearer. The truthful can have periods on African American heritage poetry, fantasy and extra.

“The authors who will be attending represent a wide range of writing genres, from middle-grade fiction to fantasy and science fiction. If you plan to attend, please allow enough time to attend some or all of the sessions and also to talk with any authors whose writing interests you,” mentioned Steve Gordy, e book truthful organizer and CLL curriculum chair. “We’re doing this book fair as a fund-raising endeavor, but also to let the public know how much writing talent we have both locally and regionally.”

Federal company awards funds to S.C. schools

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration awarded $7 million for workforce growth and coaching supporting plutonium pit manufacturing to minority-serving academic establishments in New Mexico and South Carolina.

The company offered $3.5 million for partnerships in every state to be distributed amongst chosen establishments, together with traditionally black schools and universities, Hispanic-serving establishments, and tribal schools and universities.

Some of the funds will likely be used to buy tools and provides like these used at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Savannah River Site to coach these pursuing careers throughout the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

South Carolina recipients are:

  • Allen University
  • Benedict College
  • Claflin University
  • Clinton College
  • Denmark Technical College
  • Morris College
  • South Carolina State University
  • Vorhees College

“I was pleased to have worked with the National Nuclear Security Administration at the Department of Energy to make funding available to all eight historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina,” mentioned Rep. James E. Clyburn. “Partnerships and investments like these are essential in order to create a future workforce that is not only skilled but reflects the diversity of America and ensures workers’ access to good paying jobs.”

Jessye Norman School of the Arts earns statewide honor

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jessye Norman School of the Arts has been awarded the 2021 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Excellence Award for afterschool programming.

The announcement was made throughout the digital 2021 Georgia from the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference held on Sept. 14-16.

The award is given to Georgia organizations demonstrating “outstanding afterschool or youth development program that meets the highest standards of quality in the field and demonstrates capacity to meet the needs of children, youth and families in their community.”

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts gives year-round, free arts training to college students all through the CSRA, starting from fourth via twelfth grade.

The college predominantly serves college students from low to average revenue backgrounds, and each scholar will get to decide on their very own path of examine from one in all 5 disciplines: dance, drama, music, visible arts, and digital arts.

“The school is honored by this award, which recognizes JNSA as one of Georgia’s preeminent after school programs,” says Executive Director Gary Dennis. “The school is named after Ms. Jessye Norman, an Augusta native who came from meager beginnings and who went on to become one of the greatest opera singers of all time. We strive to honor Ms. Norman’s legacy by providing extraordinary arts experiences to students of every background, and by helping our students to become accomplished, caring, and responsible citizens of this world.”

Georgia Military College hosts hospice suppliers

Fifi Memon from Heartland Hospice visits Georgia Military College recently.
Fifi Memon from Heartland Hospice visits Georgia Military College just lately.(WRDW)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – During the previous few weeks, Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus hosted quite a lot of space hospice suppliers, together with St. Joseph’s, Heartland Hospice and Trinity.

As the pre-nursing program is the colleges second hottest diploma program, “this outreach is a perfect fit for our student body,” the varsity mentioned.

“In addition to an interest from our medically minded students, students with a desire to give back to their communities, often seek out opportunities to volunteer, fulfilling a portion of GMC’s mission, to ‘produce educated citizens and contributing members of society.’”

Why volunteer with an space Hospice? A scholar volunteer shared, “Your hours are never wasted. Your job would be providing companionship and comfort to help patients transition. It is a great way to get involved and give back to the community.”

Technical school gives possibility of shorter semester

SANDERSVILLE, Ga – With the standard fall semester nicely underway, Oconee Fall Line Technical College is offering a shorter semester to assist those that must additional their training shortly.

The eight-week minimester begins Oct. 21 and permits college students to finish a course with the identical high quality of instruction however on a shorter schedule.

Students taking minimester courses can select from quite a lot of programs, together with on-line codecs, to remain on target.

The one-stop enrollment day will happen on the Sandersville campus on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. within the Atrium.

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