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  • Lander University student receives Bradford scholarship

    Lander University political science major Christopher Ty Grogan of Greenwood has been selected to receive the Bill and Emily Bradford Scholarship, honoring the late J. William and Emily Bradford.
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  • Lander organizes new chapter of People to People International

    Lander University's new People to People International chapter recently inducted its charter members. Front row, from left are: Dr. James Colbert, faculty adviser; Beth Burnette; Mary Mufuka; Keeley Haysman; Chanity Walker; Ben Baugher; and Dr. Lucas McMillan, faculty adviser. Middle row, from left: Jonathan Smith, Osheanna Galloway, Shalom Chausarira and Brittnii Watts. Top row, from left: Ty Grogan and Andrew Willis.
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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 University students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2008-2009 academic year, presenting student life awards to the university's top students and student organizations. The awards were announced during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards Banquet in Horne Arena.
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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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  • Mom was a Mayor - Political science scholarship honors Robbie Barnes

    When Lander University docent John Barnes moved to South Carolina, he and his wife, Robbie, were looking to get away from the harshly cold climate of their home in New York. After living for several years near Seneca, S.C., they relocated to Greenwood in 2002 to join the Wesley Commons retirement community.
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