News Releases

  • Lander nursing instructor appointed NLN ambassador

    Erica Sisiam, an instructor in Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to serve as one of it ambassadors. In that position, she will keep Lander's nursing faculty and administration informed about NLN initiatives including opportunities for research grants, conferences, publications, workshops, and other benefits available to its members.
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  • Lander nursing graduates greeted by top female officer in S.C. National Guard

    For Capt. Thomas Funderburk and Staff Sgt. Matthew Scruggs Dec. 17 had a special meaning in their lives. It was the day they received their nursing degrees from Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing and met face-to-face with Brigadier General Darlene M. Goff, of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCANG), who is also a Lander graduate.
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  • Lander Department of Nursing honors top graduates

    Five students were honored recently when Lander University's Department of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's December graduation.
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  • Lander's nursing program receives accreditation and new leadership

    Dr. Robbie South has been appointed chair of Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, succeeding Bernice Daugherty who held the position for more than three years. Daugherty has returned to the classroom full time to continue teaching enhanced physical assessment and other subjects. She was also appointed director of the online R.N. to B.S.N. completion option, which South had directed since 2007.
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  • Lander Mission Trip a Success

    The medical mission trip to Honduras recently completed by Lander University Department of Nursing faculty members and students was so successful that a return trip has already been planned.
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  • Equestrian team member finishes among the top riders nationally

    Lander University student Ellison Poston won a national ranking at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) in Lexington, Ky., earlier this month.
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  • Lander hosts Fuji summer science programs for students in grades six through 12

    Lander University is accepting registrations for the annual Fuji Summer Science and Mathematics Enrichment program for junior high and high school students hosted by the university starting in June. The summer enrichment program is sponsored by a grant from Fuji Photo Film in Greenwood and offers talented students a challenging educational experience with opportunities for fun and a taste of life at Lander.
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  • Lander Department of Nursing honors top graduates

    Five students were honored recently when Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's May graduation.
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  • University honors top Science & Mathematics scholars at Academic Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2010-2011 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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  • Lander University students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2010-11 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 Ceremony.
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  • Meghan Hawley – Lander Nursing Department's Bright Light Shines On

    In 2008, then Lander nursing major Meghan Diane Hawley of Orangeburg was diagnosed with cancer and would have to undergo treatment. As medical expenses began to mount, Hawley's classmates and faculty members at Lander rallied to her aid, raising thousands of dollars and even supplying her with a hospital survival kit filled with snacks, drinks and other essentials for recovery.
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  • 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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  • Lander equestrian team member has a chance at a national title

    Like other Lander University students, junior nursing major Ellison Poston has been busy studying for final exams as the close of the spring semester approaches. She is also spending time preparing for another final. Poston, a member of Lander’s equestrian team, will compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championships in Lexington, Ky., May 5.
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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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  • Lander awards top academic honor to Greenville native

    Ann NugentDuring a private ceremony in the F. Mitchell Johnson Board Room, Lander University officials awarded the top academic honor, the university's Thayer Award, for fall 2010 graduates to Ann Nugent of Greenville.
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  • Lander student copes with the stresses of combat in Iraq

    Matthew Scruggs is a Lander University student and a S.C. Army National Guardsman. He is also among the estimated 20 percent of American veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan who struggle each day with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But Scruggs, who has served two tours in Iraq, is determined to do what he must to keep the condition under control while he concentrates on his responsibilities as a husband, a full-time student in Lander's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, a caregiver and a soldier.
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  • Lander Department of Nursing honors top graduates

    Five students were honored recently when Lander University's Department of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's December graduation.
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  • Lander receives a significant bequest for its nursing program

    Lander University has received a sizeable gift from the estate of a longtime Greenwood resident whose generosity will benefit the university's nursing program and its students.
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