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  • Seven Lander University students earn Who's Who recognition

    The names of seven Lander University students will be included in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, recognizing their selection as outstanding campus leaders.
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  • International peace focus of conference at Lander in March

    Lander University hosted a Peace Studies Conference sponsored by the Greenwood and Lander chapters of People to People International (PTPI), on Friday, March 19.
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  • Lander graduate receives Order of the Palmetto

    Lander University graduate Beth Summer-Strait of Jonesville found her calling in behavioral health when she began working as a volunteer in the Union County Mental Health Association in 1995. Because of her achievements in that field, she has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award.
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  • Mr. Babb of Lander goes to Washington

    Lander University student Jeremy Babb has wanted to visit Washington, D.C., but never had occasion to make the trip. Now, he will spend the spring 2010 semester in the nation's capital thanks to his standing as an honor student, and a team effort by members of the Lander faculty, and his fiancée. Babb is the first Lander student chosen for the Washington Semester Internship Program developed and administered by the University of South Carolina's Honors College. Interns are usually assigned to the office of a member of South Carolina's congressional delegation, but Babb will have to wait until he arrives in Washington to find out where he will be working. In addition to being paid, he will also earn Lander course credit for the January-to-April semester in Washington.
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  • Lander graduates forge successful careers in health care and... comedy

    Michael Goodwin and Rozalynn Banks are Lander University graduates and, nine years ago, he asked her to marry him and she said yes. The setting for his marriage proposal was Lander's Horne Arena at halftime of the 2000 homecoming weekend men's basketball game. As hundreds of surprised fans looked on, he knelt before her at midcourt and, using a microphone so all could hear, he popped the question. It was a romantic moment that also demonstrated Goodwin's ease before an audience, something he has since developed into a second career.
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  • Lander student receives prestigious Rotary International scholarship

    Lander University junior Beth Burnette loves to travel. The Elberton, Ga., native spent 15 days in Japan as part of a high school exchange program, and she has traveled to Spain.
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  • Lander student Cameron Dorn is a young man on the move

    Lander University business major Cameron Dorn likes challenges, physical and academic. As a student at Ware Shoals High School, he played football and basketball because, he explained, "I've always been interested in running." That interest has become almost an obsession with Dorn who, at age 20, is one of the top-ranked triathletes in South Carolina.
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  • Lander student travels to impoverished African nation, returns a rich man

    It was election day in Zimbabwe when Lander University senior Kyle Hicks of Central got off a plane in that country last summer. In fact, it was a runoff in a heated contest for Zimbabwe's presidency. The slate had been forcibly narrowed down to one candidate, the current president Robert Mugabe. The election had been one of many violent and turbulent times for the Zimbabwean people, a nation drowning in a sea of economic turmoil.
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