College Notebook, June 9

June 8, 2013 

USC-Beaufort to offer degree in elementary education

The University of South Carolina-Beaufort will offer a bachelor of arts in elementary education starting this fall, the college announced.

The new program makes University of South Carolina-Beaufort one of the only traditional universities in that part of the state to offer an elementary education degree, according to a news release.

The school already offers an early-childhood education program, but that degree only allows students to teach as high as third grade. The new degree would make them eligible to teach second through sixth grade, which the university’s department of education said will make teachers more marketable.

The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

USC fellowship will offer doctorates to business journalists

A new fellowship through the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications will pay for business journalists to earn a doctorate degree.

The Baldwin Business and Financial Graduate Fellowship for Business Journalists is funded by a $500,000 gift from Carolina alumnus Kenneth W. Baldwin Jr. and is valued at more than $70,000 per year for up to five years.

Fellowship recipients will graduate with a doctorate in mass communications that prepares them for a tenure-track assistant professor position. To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, be an accomplished business journalist and meet the university’s standards for acceptance into graduate studies.

Amanda Coyne

Clemson animal, veterinary sciences professor chosen for award

Clemson University students have selected professor Ashby Bodine to receive the university’s 2013 Alumni Master Teacher Award for outstanding undergraduate classroom instruction.

Bodine is professor emeritus/visiting professor in the department of animal and veterinary sciences in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. He has received many honors and awards for his research and teaching, including the Godley-Snell Outstanding Agricultural Research Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Association for Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

Bodine’s research has focused on the biochemistry and immunology of sharks, rays and skates. Since 2006, he has worked with students to research an anti-tumor protein from the bonehead shark that has potential for anti-cancer treatments, including melanoma and breast cancer.

The Alumni Master Teacher Award recipient is nominated by students and selected by the Student Alumni Council.

Bryan Betts

Anderson University chooses VP for presidential affairs

Anderson University has named Beverly Rice McAdams to fill a newly created post that will provide direct assistance to the Office of the President.

McAdams, who currently serves as associate vice president of student development, will assume the new position of vice president for presidential affairs in June. She will assist the Office of the President with coordinating daily duties and activities and will serve as a member of the university’s Senior Leadership Team.

Bryan Betts

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