College notes, August 18

August 18, 2013 

Coker opens new residential village

Coker College in Hartsville celebrated the opening of The Village at Byerly Place and the Betty Y. and Charles L. Sullivan Jr. Residence Hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 15.

The village is in the former Byerly Hospital; a gift from the Byerly Foundation helped fund the new development.

The three-story residence hall, the first to be built in the village, has 12 apartments and will house 48 students.

The Citadel gets scholarship grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded The Citadel a $1.2 million grant to fund scholarships for students interested in teaching high school math, biology and chemistry.

It is the largest federal grant the college has ever received.

The money will be used to begin the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which aims to recruit and train 30 new teachers for high-need schools in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester 4, Hampton 1 and Colleton school districts. The Citadel plans to give 10 scholarships to undergraduates and 20 to graduate students.

Benedict apparel available at Walmart

Several Walmart stores in Columbia have started carrying Benedict College apparel, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

Tiger merchandise is available at the Forest Drive, Two Notch Road, Harbison Boulevard, Clemson Road and Bush River Road locations.

Furman offers free classes

Registration is under way for Furman University’s Learning for You program, a series of free, non-credit classes made possible through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

New classes being offered this year include Japanese culture and beginning language, ceramics and a food and wine program. Register online at learningforyou or call (864) 294-2153.

S.C. State receives grant from Home Depot

S.C. State University has received Home Depot’s $10,000 Retool Your School grant.

The money will be used to beautify a green space next to Annie B. Williams Hall.

The Orangeburg school was the only historically black college or university in South Carolina to receive one of the 14 grants.

Contributing: Rebekah Friedman, wire reports

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