News Releases

  • Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi to recognize outstanding academic achievement

    Family and friends gathered at Lander University on April 20 to witness the spring induction of 44 students into Lander’s Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. Dr. John Moore, associate professor of philosophy and the chapter coordinator, said the inductees are juniors or seniors in the top 10 percent of their class
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  • University Releases Spring Magazine

    The Lander Magazine is a publication distributed primarily to alumni, donors and friends of the university to inform them of recent Lander activities and the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Started in 1972, the magazine is produced with diligent consideration by the Office of University Relations two times each year, with issues in spring and fall.
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  • Alumni Association cites three for top honors

    An army major, a recognized hospice care expert and the manager of Lander’s newest athletic facility are the 2011 recipients of the Lander Alumni Association’s top awards. The honorees are Major Cory Plowden, a 17-year South Carolina National Guard and U.S. Army veteran; Nancy Boyter Corley, chief executive officer of HospiceCare of the Piedmont in Greenwood; and Steve Grogan, Lander’s assistant athletic director and manager of the Jeff May Complex.
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  • New Asia Initiative

    Dr. Sung-Jae Park, recently retired from an international program leadership position at Ball State University, is now leading an Asia initiative for Lander University. He will develop strategies that will encourage students from Japan, Korea, China, and India to study at Lander for one or two years as a part of their degree programs. Dr. Park will also create some additional study abroad opportunities in Asia for Lander students.
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  • Local garden club takes on a beautification project at Lander

    An area described as a neglected patch of ground on the Lander University campus will be transformed into an attractive shade garden by members of the Morning Glory Garden Club of Greenwood and the university's Arboretum Committee and building and grounds employees.
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  • Lander students pack their bags for studies at foreign schools

    Nine Lander University students will spend the fall 2010 semester studying at foreign universities as part of Lander's Study Abroad Program.
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  • Lander graduate's job is helping Americans choose healthy eating

    Kellie O'Connell had planned to become a medical doctor so she could help people understand and manage their health. But a semester of study abroad led the Lander University biology major to a different career choice, though she is still helping people manage their health.
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  • Graduate, family leave lasting gift with donation of tree

    While most new graduates might be happy with money, cars or vacations as commencement gifts, 2008 Lander University alumna Linlei Ward wanted something that could be enjoyed by the entire university community for decades to come.
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  • Astronaut or veterinarian: Lander student chooses animal care

    Lander University senior Linlei Ward said when she was in high school and looking ahead to a career, it was a toss-up between becoming an astronaut or a veterinarian. She chose veterinarian because she said, "I have loved animals since I was little."
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  • Lander University graduate prepares to live her dream

    For nearly as long as she can remember, helping animals has been a passion for Amanda Wagoner.
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