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  • Education professors from Lander and British university participate in faculty exchange

    Dr. Dava O'Connor, chair of Lander University's Department of Teacher Education, will travel to England this spring and spend a month at the University of Winchester as a guest lecturer on special education. She will also take part in ongoing research and public presentations.
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  • Lander University welcomes scholarship recipients, donors at annual banquet

    A college education would be out of reach for many students without the aid of scholarships. These funds - which help students afford tuition, books, housing and, in some cases, study abroad - are available because of generous donors who are driven to help provide students with an education and the valuable tools needed for successful careers and fulfilling lives.
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  • Lander's teacher education chair earns Distinguished Professor award

    Dr. Dava O'Connor began her career in education as a classroom teacher in Massachusetts more than 20 years ago. Since joining the Lander University faculty in 1998, she has helped mold and shape hundreds of students into classroom teachers for school districts in the Greenwood area and around the country.
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  • Public invited to view progress at Lander's new Equestrian Center

    Lander University and Burton Center will hold an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to celebrate completion of the first phase of Lander's new Equestrian Center, located on Burton Center's campus at 2605 Hwy. 72/221 in Greenwood. The event, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., will include a demonstration of therapeutic riding, a form of physical therapy for disabled young people and adults. There will also be a presentation of horsemanship skills by members of Lander's equestrian team. Fin N' Filet of Greenwood will provide refreshments.
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  • Scholarship established in memory of Kia Logan

    Few who were living in Greenwood County in the late 1980s have forgotten the story of Malakia "Kia" Logan, whose life ended tragically at age 8. Now Kia's name will live on in the Malakia Logan Memorial Scholarship, which was recently established at Lander University. The process of creating the scholarship began when the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office realized that money collected from family and friends to establish a reward fund for the Logan case remained unused. The reward fund was originally opened by Countybank with an initial donation of $2,000. Through the combined efforts of Kia's family and former Greenwood County Sheriff Sam Riley, retired FBI Agent John Fradella and current Sheriff Tony Davis, the account balance of $20,328.68 was donated to form the scholarship, which will help fund the education of deserving Lander students.
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  • Teacher Cadets visit Lander campus, receive slice of college life

    What does it mean to be a teacher? This is the question South Carolina's Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) sets out to answer for high school students enrolled in the organization's Teacher Cadet program. CERRA is aided in this task by higher education institutions across the state.
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