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Scott Smith
Scott Smith

Scott Smith arrived on the Lander campus to lead the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), on June 1, 1985. The ministry operated out of a house on Stanley Avenue until the work was so great that a new location was found in 1987 on West Cambridge Avenue.

Friday, January 22, 2021
graduates at fall commencement
graduates at fall commencement

Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 181 students during the University’s 162nd commencement ceremony on December 15, 2020.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
lander tower
lander tower

Lander University will observe its 149th birthday with a 24-hour Day of Giving.

Friday, January 15, 2021
student on campus
student on campus

With students returning to campus after an extended winter break, Lander University is abuzz again.

Friday, January 15, 2021
SC Humanities graphic
SC Humanities graphic

The community is invited to attend a live, virtual roundtable discussion with Lander University political science faculty Matthew Malone, Lucas McMillan, Kimberly Richburg and Ashley Woodiwiss on Monday, Jan. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
race and identity dialogue logo
race and identity dialogue logo

Lander University will hold the first virtual session of its Race and Identity Dialogue series on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The first session is an introduction to the series, entitled “Prejudice, Privilege and Power.” Speakers will include Dr. Shaunette Parker, visiting lecturer of psychology; Dr. Zach Rubin, assistant professor of sociology; and The Rev. Alexis Carter Thomas, adjunct instructor of religion.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Kauffmann Institute graduates
Kauffmann Institute graduates

Fifteen Lander University faculty and staff members recently became the first graduates of the Kauffmann Leadership Institute.

Monday, January 4, 2021
Thayer Award Winner Marissa Hines
Thayer Award Winner Marissa Hines

Recent Lander University graduate Marissa Hines, an accounting major from Due West, just won the Thayer Award, established by the family of Dr. Henry Thayer, for having the highest grade point average of any member of Lander University’s fall graduating class. She graduated with a perfect 4.0 average.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Dr. Mick Fekula
Dr. Mick Fekula

When Lander University opens after holiday break on Jan. 4, one week before classes begin on Jan. 11, Dr. Mick Fekula will start his tenure as dean of Lander’s College of Business. Fekula comes to Lander after five successful years as dean of the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Dr. Holisa Wharton receives COVID-19 vaccine
Dr. Holisa Wharton receives COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Holisa Wharton, dean of Lander’s School of Nursing, is among a number of nursing faculty and students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Self Regional Healthcare. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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