COLLEGE NOTES

Furman, USC receive national Panhellenic awards

August 25, 2013 

Two South Carolina universities have been recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference.

Furman University in Greenville has received a College Panhellenic Achievement Award, and the University of South Carolina in Columbia has received a College Panhellenic Excellence Award.

The awards are given to cooperatives of campus sororities who receive top scores in areas including community relations, programming and academics.

Coker College board elects two new members

James Linville and Justin Towey have each been elected to serve three-year terms on the board of trustees for Hartsville’s Coker College.

Linville is a doctoral student at Princeton University and is a three-time USA Triathlon All-American. His public service experience includes spending a year doing social work and organizing at The Boys’ Club of New York and founding a community farm in rural Kenya.

Towey is the managing director of HighTower’s Morse, Towey and White Group. A 1997 Coker College graduate, he received the school’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2012.

USC professor to speak at business conference

Andrew Spicer will be one of two keynote speakers at the S.C. Green is Good for Business Conference Sept. 10 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Spicer is an associate professor of international business in the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He will present “Sustainability Strategies from Wal-Mart” and will share his thoughts on going green in business.

Schreck named distinguished visiting professor at Charleston School of Law

Maritime attorney Gordon D. Schreck has been named a 2013-14 distinguished visiting professor of admiralty and maritime law at the Charleston School of Law.

Schreck is a senior partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice in Charleston. He currently chairs the Charleston Maritime Law Institute at the law school and serves on the World Trade Center Charleston steering committee.

His appointment coincides with the school’s plan to launch a new admiralty and maritime law master’s degree program this fall.

Rebekah Friedman

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