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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 Confers More Than 270 Degrees During Spring Graduation

    May 06, 2017
    Lander University conferred more than 270 degrees during its 155th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in Finis Horne Arena. Representing the spring class were students from China, the United Kingdom, France, Guatemala, Venezuela, Switzerland, Croatia and the Czech Republic – and 10 U.S. states including California, New York, Maine, Illinois and Ohio.
  • Lander Offers SAT Prep Course for High School Students

    May 04, 2017
    Lander University will host an intense fast-paced SAT prep course for high school students July 14 – August 4. Enrollment for the course, which is called SAT PRO, is strictly limited to 15 students.
  • Lander Psychology Students Earn First Place Honors for Research

    May 04, 2017
    Kendra Tamaklo, a senior psychology student from Anderson, placed first among 46 poster presentations during the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference at Kennesaw State University on April 15. For her project, “Pledging to the flag: Factors that influence identification and attitudes,” she developed an online survey to collect people’s opinions of the Confederate flag.
  • Greek orgs put last touches on second Lander Habitat house

    May 03, 2017
    Lander University’s second Habitat home is almost ready – thanks in part to some ‘sweat equity’ this spring by the school’s Greek organizations. About 40 members of all seven Greek chapters showed up April 12 during a campus-wide picnic-build event to help complete the last phase of home construction.
  • Lander retirees return for annual brunch

    May 02, 2017
    More than 40 people returned to Lander University in mid-April for the annual Retirees Brunch in honor of their years of service to the school – and whether they came from near or far, everyone enjoyed good food, reconnecting with old friends and sharing memories, and hearing the latest on school developments.
  • Lander employees honored during Alumni Week

    Apr 28, 2017
    It’s a new tradition that could soon catch on – as 33 of Lander University’s staff showed up April 18 at the school’s alumni employee breakfast. Held in the Dawson Room of the Lander Dining Hall, the breakfast honored Lander alumni, who are also employees, during Alumni Appreciation Week.
  • Lander Graduate Moore Receives Top Academic Award

    Apr 26, 2017
    Melissa Williams Moore, of Greenwood, received Lander University’s Thayer Award in recognition of her achievement of graduating in December with the highest scholastic average of any student in her class.
  • Turnout for Student Academic Symposium Called ‘Excellent’

    Apr 26, 2017
    Lander University students presented their research, art and other academic work before faculty members, fellow students and members of the community.
  • Lander Student Designs Mentoring Program For Elementary Students

    Apr 25, 2017
    David Walters has developed the Junior MISTER program to provide one-on-one mentoring for male students at the school.
  • Hollywood Veterans Share Tips for Success With Young Filmmakers

    Apr 21, 2017
    Veteran Hollywood writer, producer, director Chris Parrish leads a Young Filmmaker’s Workshop at Lander University on Friday, April 21. The workshop is a component of Lander’s 8th Annual Film Festival. High school students from Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center in Williamston, and Heyward Career & Technology Center in Columbia attended.