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2016 Archives


Lander Student Tripp Guinn Steals Show at CIS Showcase

Andrews Family Moves Into First House Built

Lander Adds New College, Dean with Strategic Restructuring of Four University Departments

More Than 200 Students Receive Degrees at Lander University’s 154th Commencement

Lander Student Receives Prestigious International Scholarship

The Greening of Lander: University and Garden Clubs Celebrate Arbor Day

Lander Trustees to Meet Dec. 13

Beta Gamma Sigma Collects Winter Coats for Those in Need

Lander’s Last Grandchild Dies at 104

Fourth Annual ‘Lily Luncheon’ to Benefit Honors Scholarship at Lander University

Lander Students Inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society

‘Tommy Claus’ Continues Tradition of Giving Away Guitars


Lander University Continues Tradition of Observing Arbor Day

Hundreds Celebrate Lander’s Holiday Tree Lighting

Lander Brings Higher Education Presence to Western Piedmont Education Consortium

Largest Group for Recruiting Event Shows Ongoing Trend in Growing Enrollment for Lander University

Lander at a ‘Crossroads,’ Starnes Tells Scholarship Donors, Recipients

Rodeo Star Amberley Snyder to Speak at Lander’s December Commencement

Lander Named Military Friendly School for Second Consecutive Year

Lander Recognizes and Celebrates Veterans

Lander University Founder Samuel Lander to Join Hall of Fame

Percussionist Matthew Bratton to Perform Senior Recital on Nov. 15

Tree Lighting to Kick Off Holiday Season at Lander Nov. 29

Veterans Day Ceremony at Lander University Nov. 11

Documentary by Lander Radio Professor to be Featured in World College Radio Day

Lander President, First Lady, Students and Staff Paint Parking Spot Purple for U.S. Service Members

Lander Groups Raise Over $2,400 for Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness


Montessori Program Thrives between Lander and Greenwood District 50

Building Stronger Communities with Pennies, Cans and Teddy Bears

Senior Recital with Vocalist Clare Henry on October 25

Lander Senior Nominated for College Broadcaster Award

Wind Ensemble to Perform at Lander on Oct. 18

Lander to Celebrate with Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 22

Candidate Forum to be Held at Lander University

Lander Presents Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital on October 13

South Carolina Governor's School to Perform at Lander Oct. 11


Lander to Host College Night

Lander Journalism Professor Among Top 25 Named to National Communicators List

Lander President Richard Cosentino Delivers State of the University Address

Lander's Bass Fishing Team to Compete in FLW Tournament

Lander Performing Arts to Kick-off Season with Duo Astralis on Sept. 27

Lander Trustees to Meet Sept. 20

Lander Gets Big Bump in Annual Rankings

Longtime Lander Education Professor Loses Home in House Fire; Support Fund Established

Lander University President to Deliver State of the University Address Sept. 19

Lander Hosts Opening Reception for “Works on Paper” Exhibition

Lander University Enrollment Up for Fall 2016


Greenwood Educator Established Scholarship in Honor of First Grade Teacher Who Helped Many

Moore Honored as Lander Distinguished Professor of the Year

Freshman Students Move into Their New Campus Home

Green Fundraiser This Saturday to Feature 5K Walk/Run


Rausch Wins Moore Award

First Citizens Bank in Greenwood Supports Lander Students

CREATEng Leaders in Greenwood

Lander Trustees to Have Conference Call Meeting July 20

Middle and High School Students Learn to Build Apps During Duke Energy’s Summer Institute at Lander

Nickles Establishes Scholarship at Lander

Lander Named a Yellow Ribbon School for Support of Veterans & Active Duty Military Students

Les Robinson Named Lander's Interim Athletic Director


SC Bankers to Gather at Lander for Annual Week-long Summer School

Greenwood-area Students Learn the Basics of Forensic Science

Golf Classic Tees Off for Higher Education

Psychology Club Students Conduct Fundraiser for Beyond Abuse in Greenwood

Duke Energy's Summer Institute Students Go off into the "Wild Blue Yonder"

Ali Wins Young Faculty Scholar Award

Four Lander Baseball Players Selected in MLB Draft

Star Tennis Player for Lander Also Earns University’s Top Academic Award

Students Participate in National Research Conference

Miss South Carolina Pageant Is Next for Winner of Miss Lander University Crown

Lander Trustees to Meet June 14

Lander Mourns Passing of Fred Sheheen

Lander Nursing's Bachelor and Master's Programs Receive Accreditation

Lander Graduate Jarrod Nelson has become the First Clinical Nurse Leader in SC

Lander Baseball Advances in 2016 College World Series

Lander Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Symposium Projects

From a Group of Ragtags to National Championship Contenders

First Habitat for Humanity House Dedicated at Lander


State Treasurer Heaps Praise on Lander Students

Bearcats Heading to the 2016 College World Series

Theatre Professor Monique Sacay-Bagwell Brings Her Acting Talents to Audiobooks

Two Lander Graduates Celebrate Longevity, Each Surpassing 100 Years in Age

Lander Nursing Students Earn Honors

Lander Hosts Summer Science Programs for Students in Grades Five through 12

Lander's SAT PRO Prepares Students for Scholastic Aptitude Test

Few Addresses Lander Class of 2016 at 153rd Commencement

Leslie Myers Receives Prestigious Mary Frances Poole Alston Award

Brady Overcomes Disability to Graduate from Lander

Scholarship Recipients Thank The Abney Foundation for Its Generosity


Strickland Appointed to Lander Board of Trustees

Lander Archives Contain a Wealth of Historic Information about the University and the Community

Lander Professor Joins Research Team to Prepare S.C. Coastal Regions for Climate Change Effects

Steve Grogan Announces His Retirement after 21 Years in Key Lander Positions

Security Measures in Effect for Lander Commencement April 30

Lander Concert to Feature Students in the Music Department's Opera Workshop

Bob Stoner Calls It a Career, Announces Retirement as Lander SID

Thomas Steals Show at Lander Film Festival

Lander's Washington Semester Acceptance Rate Is Still 100 Percent

Students Take Center Stage in Wind Ensemble Show

Lander Alumni Career Services Assistance, April 21

Lander Transfer Week is April 18-22

University and Old Main Singers Rehearse for April 14 Concert

Lander Designated as a 2015 Tree Campus USA

S.C. Supreme Court Justice Will Be the Main Speaker at April 30 Commencement

Jazz Ensemble Prepares for Spring Show

Alumni Association Honors Four Lander Graduates with Prestigious Awards


Department of Music to Present "Chamber Strings"

One Act Play "'Dentity Crisis" Opens at Lander on March 30

Lander Students Learn about Careers in Banking

Richard Cosentino Inaugurated as Lander President

Lander Trustees to Meet March 22

Lander Presents 2016 Staff Excellence Awards


Lander Prepares for Inauguration of President Richard Cosentino

Lander Habitat for Humanity Starts Work

Virginia Watson Earns Thayer Award for Academic Achievements

Nodine, Hix Crowned 2016 Homecoming King and Queen

Wind Ensemble Show to Feature ‘Regal’ Music in Tuesday Concert

The Hunt for Golden Medallions

Restaurants to Raise Funds for Lander's Habitat for Humanity

Blackwood and Thomas Featured in Faculty Recital Feb. 25

Wife of Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Pays a Campaign Visit to Lander

Heidi Cruz to Make Stop at Lander University

Megan Hughes Completes Internship in Washington, D.C.

Lander Readies for Homecoming Week, Feb. 15-20

S C. High School Students to Converge on Lander for Annual Choral Festival


Lander Announces the Appointment of Two New Vice Presidents

Washington Internship Provides Lander's Kim Modica with Unique Learning Opportunities

Lander Graduate Makes His Mark in Business and on the Rugby Pitch

“Meraki” Exhibition Showcases Lander Student Artwork

Lander Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., His Life and Legacy

Lander Observance Jan. 14 Will Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lander Police Raise Funds by Letting Their Beards Grow

Once a Bearcat, Now a Bengal

Saved by Love: Lander Alumna and Her Husband Help Transform Lives