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  • Lander nursing instructor selected for doctoral financial assistance

    A second member of Lander University's nursing faculty has been selected to receive a yearly stipend to help pay the cost of obtaining a doctorate in nursing. Brian Conner, an instructor in Lander's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, has received a $40,000 grant from the South Carolina Governor's State Workforce Investment Board (SCIB) whose mission is to oversee the state's efforts to develop a skilled, high-quality workforce.
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  • Lander students team up on mission trip to Cambodia

    Ellison Poston had her heart set on becoming a veterinarian because she said she is good with animals. But after spending a day shadowing her aunt Jan Sullivan as she performed her duties as a hospital trauma nurse in Columbia, she decided to follow in her footsteps. So Poston transferred from Clemson University where she was a pre-veterinarian major, to Lander University where she is a sophomore in the university's nursing program.
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  • Wilson receives book award

    In 1968, a young graduate student at Ohio University was asked to lend his expertise to write a section for a textbook titled "An Introduction to Physical Science." Little did he know that four decades later he would be receiving an award, as a co-author, commemorating the book's longevity. The student, Lander University physics professor emeritus Dr. Jerry Wilson, along with co-author Charles Higgins, was presented the 2009 McGuffey Longevity award for "An Introduction to Physical Science" at the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) conference in June in San Antonio, Texas.
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  • Lander receives emerald gemstone from local physician's collection

    Dr. Dan Robinson Jr., a Greenwood County physician, has made a contribution to Lander University from his collection of crystals and gemstones. Robinson has given Lander's Environmental Geology program an emerald specimen with an appraised value of $16,000. Jeff Eller, co-owner of Sharp Facets Gallery in Greenwood who coordinated the transfer, described the specimen as volcanic mica schist containing dozens of large dark-colored emeralds. He said it is a very unusual and rare large-scale specimen from a Muzo mine in the region of Colombia, South America, which is recognized as a source of the world's highest quality emeralds.
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  • Lander computer technology expert involved in international Web-based learning conference

    Lander University faculty member Dr. Gilliean Lee is one of five educators at American colleges and universities serving on the 61-member international program committee for an upcoming global conference on the use of computer technology and the Internet in education. The Eighth International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL) in August will draw scientists from around the world to the conference site at Aachen University in Germany.
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  • Five Lander nursing graduates honored at recognition ceremonies

    Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing held its annual recognition programs last week as a prelude to the university's May 2nd graduation ceremonies, and five students received a total of eight awards in addition to their four-year nursing degrees.
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  • Nursing students from Lander and Piedmont Technical College selected for scholarships

    Nursing students Janet Goff and Rachel Griggs of Greenwood have been named recipients of the 2009 Greenwood County Medical Alliance nursing scholarships.
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  • Couple's continued generosity makes student opportunities multiply

    There are probably few people who understand the importance of quality math education better than Walt and Susan Patterson of Greenwood.
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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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  • Lander science graduate wins prestigious federal fellowship

    Lander University graduate Alexandra Foguth has found herself in select company as she pursues a doctoral degree in material science and engineering at Clemson University.
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  • Lander nursing students establish scholarship to inspire, assist male students in the major

    When Lander University nursing students Larry Middleton Sr. and Eric Puckett receive their diplomas in December, they'll be making history at the university.
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  • Lander chemical society chapter celebrates a 25-year winning streak

    Lander University's student affiliated American Chemical Society (ACS) chapter is celebrating its 25 th anniversary, and each year since its founding a quarter century ago, the chapter has won recognition from the national ACS for its performance across a wide range of activities.
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  • EYE on Education: Experience Your Education program will expand tradition at Lander

    How effective would an education be if it relied solely on textbooks and lectures? Imagine a doctor graduating from medical school without working with actual patients; a teacher earning a degree without spending time with real students; a business graduate entering the workforce without interacting with real clients.
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  • Nursing instructor receives share of prestigious education grant

    Lander University alumna Theresa Gunter Lawson, an instructor in Lander's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, is one of nine doctoral candidates selected to share in a $1.5-million fellowship grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to the South Carolina Nurses Foundation.
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  • Lander joins statewide space grant group

    Research being performed this summer at Lander University could eventually make it easier for professional astronomers -- and backyard stargazers -- to peer out into the universe.
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  • Lander Distinguished Professor knows how to get his students' attention

    Dr. Lynn Deanhardt became interested in chemistry when he was in the fourth grade and growing up in Belton. But he said his teachers at Belton High School, especially chemistry teacher, Dr. Marvin Woodson, influenced him to choose chemistry as a career.
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  • Spring holds special meaning for Lander's Leslie Myers

    Lander University faculty member Leslie MacTaggart Myers will always remember the spring of 2008 as a period when she achieved two important milestones in her nursing career: being selected for Lander's Young Faculty Teaching Award, and receiving her doctoral degree in nursing practice, adult nurse practitioner, from the University of South Carolina.
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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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  • Doctors' group donates $10,000 to Lander University to endow nursing scholarship and assist crisis fund

    Over the past 50 years, Lander University has graduated more than 1,000 nurses from its nursing program, and a group of Lakelands area medical doctors recently made a commitment to ensure the program remains successful in the years to come.
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