Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Sumter High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Sumter High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing. (see more)
Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Sumter High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Sumter High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing.
More than 40 Coastal Carolina University students volunteered during the eighth annual Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women Feb. 5-6 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nearly 800 women attended the conference to hear keynote speakers Jenna Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, author Cara Brookins, Boeing's Joan Robinson-Berry and NASCAR driver Julia Landauer. The conference is presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) at Coastal Carolina University.
More than 30 Coastal Carolina University students will be performing in the Wind Ensemble concert "Reflections" on March 1, directed by T. Andre Feagin, CCU director of bands. The program features the music of Ron Nelson, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Frank Ticheli and David Maslanka.
To be eligible for the Dean's List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.
A total of 12,594 students enrolled during the 2017 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's). The UA Dean's and President's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.
The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates those students who made the Dean's List for Spring 2017. To earn this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.
The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates those students who made the Dean's List for Fall 2016. To earn this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.
Fourteen Coastal Carolina University students and two faculty members spent their winter break watching preparations for Carnivale in Trinidad, playing and listening to calypso music and attending a Hindu wedding ceremony. The group had just returned to the area the night before classes resumed on Jan. 8, and spirits were still high from the Wintermester study abroad trip to the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago. Students were able to earn three credit hours for successfully taking World Music, Understanding Other Cultures and Independent Study. Gillian Richards-Greaves, assistant professor of anthropology, and Jesse Willis, assistant professor of music and director of percussion studies, accompanied the students, instructed them and gave hands-on assignments.
Approximately 2.419 students have made the Fall Semester 2017 Dean's List for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.
Coastal Carolina University has announced that 814 students made the President's honor list for high academic achievement for the 2017 Fall Semester. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.
Troy University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Chancellor's List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2017/2018 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor's List. The Fall Semester includes students at the Troy, Ala., campus. Term 2 includes students at TROY's campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with locations outside oof Alabama and online.
Fayetteville State University proudly supports academic achievement and is pleased to honor undergraduate students whose performance merits special recognition.
A total of 718 students were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University's fall commencement, held in two ceremonies in the HTC Center on campus on Dec. 15. In his talk to Coastal Carolina University's fall 2017 graduation candidates, commencement speaker Luke Rankin shared advice given to him by his father. "As the years have gone by," said Rankin, who has served Horry County in the South Carolina State Senate since 1992, "I have learned that my father's three-word mantra is a profound philosophy of life. It's expressed in three simple words: observe, record and correlate. "Observe. Pay attention to the world.... Carefully observe the people you interact with every day, from the highest to the most humble, paying particular attention to the latter. Record. Remember what your observations have taught you. Note how can the mistakes you've made be avoided. Correlate. Weave those experiences, lessons and observations into your philosophy and the values you live by. Use that philosophy to forge your path through life to inform the way you treat others." Rankin was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Public Service at the ceremony. Area physicians Charles G. Sasser and Covia L. Stanley were both awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science. Two graduating students received the President's Award for Academic Achievement, which recognizes students with the highest cumulative grade point averages. The recipients of the award all had perfect 4.0 grade point averages, graduating summa cum laude: Hattie Adeline Jordan, an economics major of Conway, S.C. and Madeline Anne Lee, a marine science major of Fredericksburg, Va.
Coastal Carolina University's Percussion Ensemble performed its fall concert on Nov. 7 at Wheelwright Auditorium. Sixteen studens in the ensemble performed a wide variety of music composed specifically for percussion instruments under the direction of Jesse Willis, associate professor of music. The group's repertoire includes 20th-century works by composers including John Cage, Edgard Varese and Steve Reich as well as recent composers such as David Gillingham, Bob Becker and John Psathas. The ensemble also performed pieces composed by CCU faculty, students and local composers.
The student chapter of the NAACP at Coastal Carolina University was named the 2017 College Chapter of the Year at the State Conference held recently in Greeneville, SC. The chapter also won the Communication and Social Media award. Coastal Carolina University's chapter of the NAACP was named the 2017 College Chapter of the Year at the South Carolina State Conference in Greeneville on Oct. 13 through the 15. The chapter also received the Communication and Social Media award at the conference. The judges asked for each chapter's social media handles then awarded a winner based on the content from their pages. Rahiem Burgess, a member of CCU's chapter, was recognized for his individual achievement. He received the Dr. William F. Gibson Leadership Award, which celebrates outstanding leadership and recognizes an individual member for their hard work throughout the year. CCU's chapter sent in a nomination for Burgess and he was selected over all other nominees. The state conference is a yearly meeting between all the chapter and youth divisions of NAACP. Attendees discussed how each region is doing and current projects each group is working on. They also examined better ways to communicate with each other and shared problems being faced in each of their communities. "The conference was a great networking opportunity and really connected us to other chapters," said Eddie Harris.
Coastal Carolina University's CalypSamba world music percussion ensemble performed a concert with guest steel pan virtuoso Aldwin Albino on Nov. 3 at Wheelwright Auditorium. CalypSamba collaborated with Albino to present high-energy interpretations of music styles from around the world under the direction of Jesse Willis, associate professor of music. CaylpSamba was created 13 years ago and has since performed music styles from Africa, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Cuba and Brazil. The ensemble recently won the prestigious Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Ensemble Competition and was invited to perform at PASIC 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.
Ten student musicians with Coastal Carolina University's Saxophone Ensemble and Low Brass Ensemble presented an annual fall concert Oct. 17 in the Edwards Recital Hall. With Daniel O' Reilly, lecturer of music, directing the Saxophone Ensemble, and Chris Connolly, lecturer of music, directing the Low Brass Ensemble, the concert included a wide variety of music ranging from jazz to classical to rhythm. Musical selections came from composers such as Scott Joplin (ragtime), Franz Biebl (classical), Kai Winding (jazz), and American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.
The University of South Carolina Sumter is excited to welcome you to our campus and family. Your class represents an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from across the state, the nation and even the world. You are now part of the Gamecock nation AND are officially a Fire Ant!
Seven Coastal Carolina University theater students were cast in "Arms and the Man," George Bernard Shaw's 19th-century romantic comedy that pokes fun at the dangers of bravado in battle and idealistic notions of love. It was the first production in the theater department's fall season and ran from Sept. 21 through Sept. 30 in the Edwards Theatre. First produced in 1894 at the Avenue Theatre in London, "Arms and the Man" was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. On a Bulgarian evening in 1885, a chance encounter takes place between a disheveled soldier fleeing the fight and a young woman awaiting the return of her heroic fiance from the Serbo-Bulgarian War; their relationship evolves in a narrative that displays the futility of war and reveals the hypocrisies of human nature.
Troy University is proud to announce students who have been accepted for admission during July.