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  • Lander student receives prestigious Rotary International scholarship

    Lander University junior Beth Burnette loves to travel. The Elberton, Ga., native spent 15 days in Japan as part of a high school exchange program, and she has traveled to Spain.
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  • Lander student Cameron Dorn is a young man on the move

    Lander University business major Cameron Dorn likes challenges, physical and academic. As a student at Ware Shoals High School, he played football and basketball because, he explained, "I've always been interested in running." That interest has become almost an obsession with Dorn who, at age 20, is one of the top-ranked triathletes in South Carolina.
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  • Student travels to impoverished African nation, returns a rich man

    It was election day in Zimbabwe when Lander University senior Kyle Hicks of Central got off a plane in that country last summer. In fact, it was a runoff in a heated contest for Zimbabwe's presidency. The slate had been forcibly narrowed down to one candidate, the current president Robert Mugabe. The election had been one of many violent and turbulent times for the Zimbabwean people, a nation drowning in a sea of economic turmoil.
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  • Professor highlights European pilgrimage in next Distinguished Speaker lecture

    For some a pilgrimage might entail jumping in the car in search of the former home of the King of Rock and Roll. The word itself, pilgrimage, might conjure images of John "the Duke" Wayne as he leans over to Jimmy Stewart's character in the film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and famously refers to him as "pilgrim." But, beyond Wild West newcomers and Graceland seekers, the pilgrimage has its roots in spirituality and self-discovery.
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