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Friday, November 24, 2017

College is often synonymous with four-year programs, but we shouldn’t overlook...

Have you ever had one of those neighbors that you somehow never got to know, but then after years of living on the same street, you meet and realize that all along, you’ve had a lot of common ground, and it just took you awhile to find it?

Advanced manufacturing management degree will benefit industry, region, and workers

Each region of the United States has a unique set of talent needs, and the Upstate of South Carolina is no exception. A critical contribution to matching talent with opportunities is the lynchpin in the relationship between higher education and industry partners.

Spartanburg Methodist College will open off-site facility in Aug W. Smith...

“Downtown is really important to Spartanburg. We want to be active and visible in the community. And, for us, this is a great way to do that." -Scott Cochran, president of Spartanburg Methodist College

Wofford College receives $500k grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The school said it will use the funds to revitalize its general education curriculum and provide more creative and collaborative approaches to the student experience.

ThinSchool seeks to help South Carolina meet its future workforce needs

A new concept that aims to develop courses for 6th through 12th grade students in South Carolina, introducing them to emerging and prospective technologies, problem solving, and design thinking techniques, is being pioneered in the Upstate.

Two Upstate college students receive scholarship to further their education in...

Andrew Arnold, originally of Woodruff, and Jordan Cole, of Spartanburg have each received $500 from the Upstate Workforce Development Corp., a nonprofit organization founded to support the Upstate Workforce Board.

Greenville Tech Foundation honors local businessmen at Workforce Development Salute

The Greenville Tech Foundation hosted the Workforce Development Salute to honor local leaders for their support of Greenville Technical College on Oct. 10, 2017. Jim Benson, Stewart Spinks, and Melvin Younts were the 2017 honorees.

SC School for the Deaf and the Blind unveils new playground

SCSDB unveiled the $237,000 facility constructed with funds the school’s foundation raised in partnership with S.C. Lions Clubs, and gifts from the Wells Fargo Foundation, Publix Supermarkets Charities, and other donations.

Milliken & Co. donates trailer to Spartanburg Community College’s new CDL...

The trailer will be used to train students enrolled in SCC’s new commercial driver’s license (CDL) or truck driver training program that will begin in November.

USC Upstate researcher awarded $363K grant to study electric vehicle charging...

Ona Egbue, assistant professor of engineering technology management in USC Upstate’s Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering, has secured a $363,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Thirteen Upstate colleges make U.S. News & World Report’s best list...

The Washington D.C.-based media company publishes the annual list based on methodology that “focuses on academic excellence with schools evaluated on hundreds of data points and up to 15 measures of academic quality.”

USC Upstate names Flynn provost and senior vice chancellor for academic...

Flynn, who has worked for USC Upstate for almost 30 years, has served as interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2015.

World’s experts on electric/hybrid cars coming to February ICAR conference

The relationship between Clemson University’s automotive engineering department and India's PSG College of Technology began after Ratan Tata, father figure of India’s Tata business empire, visited the International Center for Automotive Research in February 2015.

Riley Institute DLI announces new class

The Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative will welcome 43 participants in its new class this fall. 

SCC scholarship will honor late Caroline’s Cakes founder

Reutter, the founder of Caroline’s Cakes whose signature caramel cake was featured on the hit 2011 movie “The Help,” lost her battle with ovarian cancer on July 15. She was 66.

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