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  • Lander receives sizeable gift to create a scholarship fund

    Lander University has received a $100,000 gift from the estate of a Greenwood man to create a scholarship fund primarily benefiting students majoring in business and nursing.
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  • Keaton-Lima Publishes 'War Is Not Just for Heroes'

    U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent Claude R. "Red" Canup wasn't required to keep personal copies of the dispatches he sent out while covering the war in the Pacific, during World War II. He did so, however, and "War Is Not Just for Heroes," edited by his daughter, 1970 Lander College graduate Dr. Linda M. Canup Keaton-Lima, is the result.
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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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  • 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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  • Lander Panhellenic Women collect goods for troops

    Lander Panhellenic Women recently held a month-long drive to collect items for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. Among the goods collected were toiletries, DVDs, books, snacks and other essentials, as well as Valentine's Day cards, photographs and sorority T-shirts.
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  • Miss Lander University 2012 crowned in Mardi Gras-theme pageant

    Talent, beauty and grace were abundant at the annual "Miss Lander University" pageant, held January 23 in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Seven students took to the stage to compete for the crown, and this year's pageant incorporated elements of Mardi Gras, drawing on the theme of Lander's 2012 Homecoming festivities.
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  • Greenwood Woman's Club to hold scholarship luncheon

    Tickets are on sale for the annual Greenwood Woman's Club Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 11:30 a.m., with proceeds directed to the club's scholarship fund at Lander University. The event will be held in the Johnston Commons in Lander's Student Center and tickets are $25 each.
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  • Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

    Torah A. Speach, a junior business major from Fountain Inn and the reigning Miss Lander University, shares her experience with domestic violence with attendees of the "Breaking the Cycle Ceremony," which concluded Lander's Domestic Violence Awareness Week.
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  • Lander University business students receive Harris scholarships

    Four students in Lander University's College of Business and Public Affairs have been selected to receive the Frances P. Harris Scholarship, which is awarded to students majoring in the field of business administration.
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  • Lander University business students receive scholarships

    Two Lander University business administration majors have been selected to receive the Business and Administration Freshman Scholarship.
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  • Lander University business student receives academic scholarship

    Lander University business administration major Shawaunn Middleton, right, of Johns Island, has been selected to receive the Eaton Business Scholarship.
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  • Lander University business students receive Dunlap scholarships

    Two Lander University business administration majors have been selected to receive the R. Thornwell Dunlap Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of Dunlap, who served as president of The Lander Foundation from 1993-1996. A member of numerous civic, health care and church organizations, Dunlap served as president and CEO of Countybank and chairman of the bank board of directors.
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  • Lander University business student receives Baker Scholarship

    Lander University business administration major Mary Trotter, right, of Saluda, has received the Paul Livingston Baker Scholarship, established in 1998 in memory of Paul Livingston Baker by his wife, 1940 Lander alumna Helen Rodgers Baker, and family.
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  • Lander University business student receives Harvley Scholarship

    Lander University business administration major Marina Morgan, right, of Greenwood, has been selected to receive the G. Bonner and Martha B. Harvley Scholarship, established in 1999 by Martha H. Dunlap in honor of her parents, G. Bonner and Martha B. Harvley. Selection for the scholarship, awarded to business administration majors, is based on criteria including character, academic record and recommendation by a high school or college counselor.
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  • Lander University business students receive Countybank scholarships

    A group of Lander University business administration majors have been selected to receive Countybank scholarships. Established by the Countybank Board of Directors, the scholarships are awarded to students who are established residents of Greenwood County and who intend to or are majoring in business administration.
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  • Lander University business student receives Chang scholarship

    Lander University student Mihajlo Kozjak, of Belgrad, Serbia, a business administration major with economic/finance emphasis, has been selected to receive the Chan Sup Chang Business Scholarship. Established in 2006 as a gift to Dr. Chan Sup Chang by his two sons, Dr. Mark Chang and Dr. David Chang, the scholarship is awarded to Lander business majors who have demonstrated leadership qualities.
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  • Grant awarded to help create a computer game as a business education learning tool

    Dr. Charles Stowe, Lander University’s director of Outreach Initiatives and members of the business faculty, has been awarded a grant to pursue creation of a computer game that would simulate real world situations to help college students understand the differences between job functions and industries. Students would use the game to set career goals which, in turn, could boost higher education’s student retention rates. Corporations would also benefit by having access to new data related to consumer purchasing preferences and job recruitment.
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  • Lander University business students receive McFerrin scholarships

    Nine Lander University business administration students have been awarded the Jean T. McFerrin Scholarship, established in 1988 by Jean and Cecil McFerrin. Jean McFerrin, a 1948 Lander graduate, maintained close ties with her alma mater and held numerous positions with the Alumni Association, The Lander Foundation and the Board of Trustees. The scholarships are awarded annually to students majoring in the field of business, and selection criteria include academic merit and leadership potential.
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  • University business students receive Elliott Davis Scholarship

    Lander University business administration majors Rhett Sapough, left, of Barnwell, and Hope J. Rutanhira, right, of Harare, Zimbabwe, have been awarded Elliott Davis scholarships. The scholarships are given annually to students majoring in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Sapough and Rutanhira are pictured with Gail Moore, Lander assistant professor of business administration.
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  • Lander University business student receives Carol Brown Scholarship

    Lander University student Elayna Wilson, left, of Kingstree, a business administration major with marketing/management emphasis, has received the Carol Brown Scholarship. Established in 1985 by Lois Brown Sprott in memory of her sister the scholarship is awarded from fund income to students in business administration, art and piano. Pictured with Wilson is Sam Tolbert, Lander associate professor of health care management.
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