College notes, July 28

July 27, 2013 

Wofford College

Wofford College ranked best in S.C.

Forbes Magazine has ranked Wofford College as the best school in South Carolina.

The small liberal-arts college in Spartanburg ranked 119th in the magazine’s sixth annual rankings of America’s Top Colleges. Furman University, at 144th, was the only other school in the state to rank in the top 150 out of the 650 schools listed nationwide.

The rankings, according to Forbes, were based on five criteria: student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards like Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.

The magazine partnered with the Washington D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity to create the rankings, which were released earlier this week.

Wofford also was ranked 20th among the Best Colleges in the South and 89th among the Best Private Colleges.

Public information director named

Spartanburg Methodist College has named administrator Yvonne Harper as the college’s new director of public information.

Harper will manage communication projects and serve as the primary contact for media relations.

Harper will continue to serve as the director of the college’s paralegal certificate program, which she has led for nine years.

Tech management training offered

The University of South Carolina Aiken will be offering an engineering management certificate program in September through its Office of Continuing Education.

The program is sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Management and will run Sept. 16-20. Participants, who must be employed in a technology-driven organization, will receive training in how to manage technical professionals.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate and professional development credits. For more information, including pricing and curriculum, contact LauraA@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3563.

Contributing: Spartanburg Herald-Journal, staff and wire reports

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