News Releases

  • 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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  • Top award for advocacy goes to Lander physical education chair

    Gina Barton, chair of Lander University's Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science, has received a prestigious award for promoting quality physical education during her 26-year career as an educator. The South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD) presented Barton its 2010 Honor Award at the organization's recent convention in Myrtle Beach. The citation accompanying the award said she has demonstrated "an outstanding commitment to the individuals she has taught and coached and to the profession in which she has invested so much time, energy and talent."
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  • Lander University students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2009-10 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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  • Lander athletic training education program wins statewide quiz bowl

    Lander University students took home the top prize in the second annual South Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association (SCATA) Quiz Bowl, which was held in March in conjunction with the SCATA College/University Workshop in Lexington.
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  • The family of Kari Smith of McCormick creates a Lander scholarship in her memory

    Kariana Smith of McCormick died tragically in a boating accident in Lexington County in September of 2007, one year after she graduated from Lander University. On March 21, on what would have been her 26th birthday, her family and friends created a scholarship at Lander to honor her memory.
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  • Seven Lander University students earn Who's Who recognition

    The names of seven Lander University students will be included in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, recognizing their selection as outstanding campus leaders.
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  • Lander graduate helps give young lungs a breath of fresh air

    Lander University exercise science graduate Leslie Treece Knox has helped redefine fresh air when it comes to outdoor play areas for children in Montgomery, Ala. The 1996 Lander graduate helped develop and coordinate the implementation of a program called Young Lungs at Play, which established Tobacco-free areas in parks, on play grounds, at ball fields and on walking trails throughout Montgomery County.
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  • Lander University students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2008-2009 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 Banquet in Horne Arena.
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  • Lander's Joe McDevitt prepares for summer camp: with the Buffalo Bills

    Lander University student Joe McDevitt has been invited to the summer training camp of the National Football League Buffalo Bills where he will have opportunities to work with star wide receiver Terrell Owens and other members of the team, but not as a player. His assignment will be to help Owens and his teammates stay healthy and in good physical condition.
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  • Exercise your options: students leading movement toward lifelong wellness

    What is your goal in life? If you had your dream job, what would it be? These are two of the questions Wesley Commons Wellness/Lifestyle Manager Tonya Thomas asks Lander University students who apply for internships at the community's Wellness Complex.
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  • The man behind the mask: Bearcat hangs up suit

    What is a Bearcat? This question has been uttered numerous times since the Bearcat was announced as Lander University's new mascot.
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