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November 9, 2013 

College of Charleston honors first black graduate

The College of Charleston has renamed its diversity center to honor the school’s first African-American graduate.

The college recently dedicated the Eddie Ganaway Diversity Education and Resource Center.

President George Benson said the 1971 graduate, who died in January, helped jump-start the college’s diversity efforts.

The Charleston native attended Benedict College, but a lack of money caused him to enlist in the Navy. After serving four years in Vietnam, he was admitted into the College of Charleston in 1968.

He went on to earn a master’s degree in history from Duke University. He taught at Illinois State University and South Carolina State University.

He founded the College of Charleston’s first Black Alumni Caucus.

The diversity center opened in 2010.

The Associated Press

Clemson recognized for revolutionizing online education

Clemson University has been recognized as one of the nation’s 35 colleges revolutionizing online education, according to Affordable Colleges Online.

The website recognized higher education institutions that have made the largest strides in engaging, assessing and teaching students at multiple levels.

Clemson is the only South Carolina school on the list.

From Staff Reports

Piedmont Tech, Columbia College agree to Bridge, degree programs

Piedmont Technical College and Columbia College recently signed two agreements that will allow students to seamlessly continue their education.

The first agreement will create a Bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at Piedmont, and then transfer to Columbia College. Requirements for participation in the Bridge program are the same as with any transfer student to Columbia College. Students served by the program will begin at Piedmont and complete at least 30 credit hours of transferable courses and then submit an admissions application and other standard paperwork for consideration.

The second agreement will establish a bachelor’s degree program through Columbia College beginning in fall 2014 on the campus of Piedmont Tech.

This partnership will offer students more options as they prepare for careers, college officials said.

From Staff Reports

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