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  • Lander University student receives Barnes scholarship

    Lander University political science major Courtney Priester, of Saluda, is the recipient of the Robbie Barnes Political Science Scholarship. Established by the John C. Barnes family in honor of Roberta J. Barnes' 75th birthday, the scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior female student majoring in political science with an emphasis in public administration. Priester is pictured with Chad Kinsella, assistant professor of political science.
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  • Lander University students receive Greenwood Rehabilitation scholarship

    Lander University sociology majors Shakeyta Waller, left, of Greenwood, and Stacee Whittle, right, of Abbeville, have been selected to receive the Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board Scholarship. Established in 2000 by The Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board, the scholarship is awarded to full-time juniors or seniors preparing for a career in the human services area.
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  • Lander graduate receives assignment to Air War College

    Lander University graduate Lt. Col. Warren Bacote was honored at a change of command ceremony on June 12 at Fort Devens, Mass., where he served as garrison commander for nearly five years. He has been reassigned to the Air War College (AWC) at Maxwell A.F.B., in Montgomery, Ala., where he will be one of 26 U.S. Army representatives in the college's class of 2013.
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  • Lander faculty members awarded endowed professorships

    Two Lander University faculty members have been selected to fill endowed professorships awarded by The Lander Foundation for 2012-2014.
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  • Second Lander student headed for semester of study in South Korea

    When Lander University student Courtney Priester, of Saluda, begins her senior year in September, she will be taking her fall semester classes in South Korea.
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  • Top Business and Public Affairs scholars honored at annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2011-2012 academic year, receiving the top discipline and special awards from the university's four academic colleges. The awards were presented during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony.
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  • Two more Lander students chosen for Washington, D.C., Semester internship

    Lander University has extended its perfect record for placing students in the Washington, D.C. Semester Internship Program of the University of South Carolina Honors College. Another two Lander students have been accepted, bringing to seven the number who have applied and been selected.
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  • International law expert speaks at Lander

    Lander University's College of Business and Public Affairs recently began a new speaker series that aims to bring distinguished guests to campus who can address topics that link the academic disciplines covered by college faculty -- business, criminal justice, political science and sociology.
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  • Political symposium continues at Lander University

    Lander University's special six-part lecture series, "The Politics of Democracy: A Political Symposium," continues next month with sessions exploring topics relevant to our current national political scene. The sessions are led by members of Lander's faculty as well as speakers from a variety of educational-, political- and business-related fields.
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  • Kappa Sigma 'Adopt-a-Highway' Cleanup

    A group of Lander University students who are members of Kappa Sigma Fraternity spent Fridays in January cleaning a stretch of Highway 72 in Greenwood, between Bojangles and Starbucks, as part of an Adopt-a-Highway community service project.
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  • Student Academic Showcase planned for March 7-8

    Lander University's Second Annual Student Academic Showcase will spotlight excellence in research and creativity during presentations and judging on Wednesday, March 7, and an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lander's College of Arts and Humanities and Alpha Chi International Honor Society, the showcase will include examples of student scholarship and creativity from the five departments of the College of Arts and Humanities (Art, English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communication and Theatre, and Music) as well as from the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics.
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  • Lander Alumni Association announces recipients of three prestigious awards

    The first female general officer in the history of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCANG); last year's winner of the state's Young Lawyer of the Year award; and the individual whose name adorns Lander University's new sports complex are this year's winners of the Lander Alumni Association's top awards.
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  • Lander student lands a spring assignment with a 'think tank' in Washington, D.C.

    Lander University political science major Ryan McNulty will spend his spring semester as an intern with The Heritage Foundation in the nation's capital under terms of the Washington Semester Internship program sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.
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  • Lucas McMillan receives Lander's Young Faculty Scholar Award

    For Lander University assistant professor of political science Dr. Lucas McMillan, the 2011-12 academic year has been, and should continue to be, a year of impressive career milestones.
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  • The first female general in S.C. Army National Guard history to deliver Lander commencement address

    Brigadier General Darlene M. Goff, a Lander University graduate and the first woman promoted to general in the history of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCANG), will deliver the commencement address to 191 degree candidates at Lander's graduation ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., in the university's Finis Horne Arena.
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  • Fifth Lander student chosen for Washington, D.C., Semester internship

    A knee injury sidelined student-athlete Ryan McNulty, of Jacksonville, Fla., from playing baseball next spring, but he is not wasting time bemoaning his situation. After finding out that he would be unable to play, he turned his attention to an academic opportunity that will take him on the road to the nation's capital beginning in January.
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  • May Named Young Lawyer of the Year

    Amy Landers May, a 1998 graduate of Lander University, is this year's South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year.
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  • Lander University students receive Tinsley scholarship

    Lander University political science majors Connor Lewis, center, of Greenwood, and Courtney Priester, right, of Saluda, have been selected to receive the W.D. Tinsley Scholarship, established in 1986 as a memorial to William D. Tinsley, former trustee and chairman of the Lander University Board of Trustees, by Tinsley’s friends and family.
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  • Lander University sociology student receives Coleman scholarship

    Lander University sociology major Kevin Moxley, of Pendleton, has been awarded the Maybelle Coleman Scholarship honoring Dr. Maybelle Coleman, professor emeritus and former professor and academic dean at Lander. The scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in sociology.
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  • University student receives Bradford scholarship

    Lander University political science major Christopher Ty Grogan, right, of Greenwood, has been selected to receive the Bill and Emily Bradford Scholarship, honoring the late J. William and Emily Bradford. The scholarship was established in 2005 by the Bradfords’ three sons and is designed for students majoring in political science. Grogan is pictured with Dr. Kimberly Richburg, associate professor of political science.
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