Citadel earns another 10-year accreditation
The accreditation of The Citadel has been renewed for another 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The military college in Charleston announced Tuesday that the renewal came with no recommendations for improvements or further action required by the college.
The accreditation culminates three years of self-study by The Citadel. A team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools visited campus last spring to meet with faculty, administrators and students.
Part of the reaccreditation process focused on an evaluation of the college’s Ethics in Action program that includes yearly ethics courses and additional training for students.
Claflin receives Gates Foundation grant
Claflin University is one of nine historically black colleges and universities nationwide receiving a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help chart a new model for higher education.
The Orangeburg university announced the $75,000 grant will be used to help develop ways to insure success for both students and institutions. Claflin has established a planning team to determine what changes can be made.
The foundation is working to create an education system that resolves a number of challenges that college students face including not enough academic and personal support, courses that don’t meet their needs and having a lot of debt to pay for their educations.
MTC teacher named Instructor of the Year
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) announced in collaboration with The Gates Corporation that Randy Nussler of Midlands Technical College is the 2014 Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year.
Nussler was selected from more than 150,000 automotive service professionals for his dedicated work in educating students, as well as for his ASE certifications
ASE, a non-profit organization established to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals, partnered with The Gates Corporation to recognize a top automotive instructor who displays commitment to the success of his or her students and to the automotive service industry.
Nussler has taught automotive technology at Midlands Technical College (MTC) for nine years. Before teaching he had been an automotive technician for 18 years. When he was younger, Nussler said he and his father worked on small engines, and his interest in the automotive industry was sparked as they worked together.
Staff Reports and The Associated Press contributed.