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Lander News & Announcements

From breaking news and announcements, to feature profiles on our programs, students, alumni, faculty and staff, the News and Announcements page has all the information on Lander that you need. 


  • Lander University Equestrian Center uses horse therapy for veterans battling PTSD

    Mar 26, 2017
    Lander University is evaluating an equine-therapy pilot program that focuses on a holistic approach that helps with the healing process of mental health disorders. Herd2Human uses activities such as horse interaction, meditation, intuitive writing and talk circles. The university is considering offering the equine-therapy program as a community outreach for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Runners light up awareness for autism

    Mar 23, 2017
    The 4th Annual Light Up for Autism 5k sent competitors dashing across the grassy start line of the soccer field at Lander University's May Sports Complex
  • Two Lander students place in 2017 PBC Art Exhibition

    Mar 21, 2017
    Lander University senior Sammantha Bailey and freshman Stacie Lazo took two of the top honors in the third annual 2017 Peach Belt Conference Arts Exhibition. The virtual exhibition, open to all students from the PBC’s eight schools, featured 73 pieces that included ceramics, digital art, drawing, installation, painting, printmaking, public art and sculpture.
  • 3 winners, 2 weeks, 1 line: Aspiring Filmmakers Apply Now to Lander’s 8th Annual Film Festival

    Mar 21, 2017
    Filmmakers, let one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters write for you. Chris Columbus, Bob Gale and Steven E. de Souza have written legendary films including Back to the Future, Die Hard, 48 Hours and others. This spring they’ve written lines specifically for entrants in Lander University’s 2WK Short Film Competition.
  • Lander alumna named as finalist for state Teacher of the Year

    Mar 21, 2017
    Speechless and jubilant summed up Marcia Womble when State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman came to her classroom on March 10 to say that she was a finalist for South Carolina’s 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY).
  • Lander junior accepted for internship at Harvard

    Mar 16, 2017
    Sociology major D.J. Stroud has been selected to intern at Harvard University this summer.
  • Lander selected as official site for telescopic images of solar eclipse

    Mar 15, 2017
    Lander University will be in a prime spot for viewing and recording the next solar eclipse, expected to occur across the continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017. Through a national research experiment known as Citizen CATE – Continental America Telescopic Eclipse – Lander is one of five university sites in South Carolina selected to be an official observation point.
  • Strickland recognized as scholarship winner by Greenwood Woman’s Club

    Mar 15, 2017
    Lander University junior Lauren Strickland is this year’s recipient of a $2,140 scholarship, funded annually by the Greenwood Woman’s Club. Strickland, an early childhood education major, was chosen by The Lander Foundation from multiple candidates who met the selection criteria. She was recognized March 8 by the Woman’s Club at its ninth annual fashion show and luncheon.
  • Lander University Names Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

    Mar 14, 2017
    Lander University announces the appointment of Brian Hamm to the position of assistant vice president for Enrollment and Student Success. His duties at Lander include spearheading the university’s initiatives for student retention – the percentage of students who persist in their efforts to earn a degree.
  • Suitcase Of Courage Founder Named Young Alumni Award Winner By Lander University

    Mar 09, 2017
    Lander University’s Alumni Association has selected Cameron Dorn ’10 f Waterloo as recipient of its Young Alumni Award.