752 Clemson students receive degrees; alumnus honored
CLEMSON Clemson University awarded 337 bachelor’s degrees, 357 master’s degrees and 58 doctorates Friday at its summer graduation ceremony.
Clemson alumnus Thomas Fields Hash also was awarded an honorary doctorate of science during the ceremony.
Hash graduated from Clemson in 1969. He spent 26 years working with Babcock and Wilcox Co., a manufacturing company specializing in advanced energy and operational solutions. In 1996, he joined Bechtel Group as vice president for business development, retiring in 2007 as president and chairman of the company’s federal services division.
In 2010, Hash donated $2 million to Clemson to create an endowed chair in sustainable development.
Newberry College receives gift for revitalization project
NEWBERRY The Institute for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Education, a nonprofit that encourages educators to base more of their decisions on scientific evidence, recently gave more than $50,000 to help Newberry College with the cost of its Speers Street School revitalization project.
In recognition of the gift, Newberry will name a lab in the renovated facility in memory of Myles Friedman, a USC education professor and former president of the institute.
In January, Newberry College announced it had acquired the Speers Street School property from the Newberry County School District and planned to move its teacher education department into the building when its renovation was completed. In addition, Newberry plans to open an Institute for Leadership and establish a lab school, in partnership with the Newberry school district, at the site.
Charleston Southern program granted accreditation
CHARLESTON The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has granted accreditation to the Charleston Southern University master’s of science in nursing program.
The master’s program, which enrolled its first class in 2009, prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health-care setting.
The accreditation commissioners also granted continued accreditation to Charleston Southern’s baccalaureate nursing program.
USC Aiken named a ‘2012 Great College to Work For’
The University of South Carolina Aiken is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results, released in the Chronicle’s fifth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. Only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition.
USC Aiken was included among the medium-sized universities horned. It won honors in two categories: collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership