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Southeast Regional Information Released

by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications - May 16, 2019

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The Newberry College Athletic Department has released ticketing and parking information for this weekend's NCAA Division II Baseball Championship Southeast Regional games.
 
Participating Teams
No. 2 Seed Newberry
No. 3 Seed Catawba
No. 6 Seed Young Harris
 


Game Schedule
Thursday, May 16
7:00 p.m. — Young Harris vs. Catawba
 
Friday, May 17
3:30 p.m. — Loser Game 1 vs. Newberry
7:00 p.m. — Newberry vs. Winner Game 1
 
Saturday, May 18
3:30 p.m. — TBD vs. TBD
7:00 p.m. — TBD vs. TBD (if necessary)
 
Tickets
Adults: $10
Children (18 and under): $5
Students with valid ID: $5
Seniors: $5
 
All fans must have a ticket regardless of age. There will be no pass list or passes accepted (Athletic Club All-Sport passes, SAC or SC High School League passes, etc.) per NCAA regulations due to the Regional being an NCAA event, not a Newberry event. Fans must enter the main gate behind the home plate area with the exception of handicapped individuals, who may be dropped off at the third base gate.
 
Gates will open one hour prior to the first game of each day. Tickets are good for one whole day whether one or two games are played. Tickets are available in advance online or by calling the Newberry Ticket Office at (803) 321-5152. Tickets will also be available at the gate on game days. Fans must purchase a new ticket each day. Re-entry into the stadium is allowed with a ticket stub.
 
All seats are general admission, including chairback seats in the stadium area. Fans are allowed to bring lawn chairs and tailgate tents onto the concourse and blankets onto the grassy hill on each side of the stadium seats.
 
Parking
Fans are encouraged to park in the lot on the first base side of the stadium. Overflow parking is available in the gravel lot above the softball and soccer fields.
 
Parking on the third base side of the stadium will be reserved for game staff ONLY. No fans will be permitted to park on the third base side, including those with regular season parking privileges in that area and along the fence down the left field line.
 
Game Coverage
Video of all games will be streamed at newberrywolves.tv. Radio broadcasts of games involving Newberry will be aired on WKDK-AM 1240 with an online audio stream at wkdk.com, on the TuneIn Radio app, and at newberrywolves.tv. Live stats for all games are available at newberrystats.com.
 
Tournament Central
For more information, visit the Tournament Central page.
 



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Newberry Celebrates Graduating Class of 2019

May 7, 2019

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Newberry College hosted its spring commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019, celebrating the accomplishments of 139 graduates on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m., in Eleazer Arena.  

 

For a list of students of the Class of May 2019, Click on this link.

 

“This happy occasion brings us together to celebrate the achievements and realized goals of this senior class,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens during his remarks at the ceremony. “Seniors, in partnership with your professors and mentors, each of you has invested four years in an effort to cultivate your individual potential into singular accomplishment."  

 

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

In keeping with the College’s practice of selecting students to give the commencement address, graduating seniors Mary E. Siebert and Sarah E. Reagin were selected for this honor. Mary E. Siebert graduated with a major in Sociology and Criminal Justice. 

 

“I’m not ready to leave Newberry; I’m not ready to leave the friends I’ve made. I’m not ready to get a big-girl job and start a career. I’m not ready to leave college, but I’m prepared. We’re all prepared. Some of us are ready to go onto graduate school. Some of us are prepared to go into the military. Some of us are prepared to go into the workforce. We may not be ready but we are prepared because Newberry College prepared us.”  

 

Sarah E. Reagin graduated with an Accounting major with a Business Administration minor.  

 

“As we embark on our new steps after college, I want to remind you on all the steps we took to get here. In this room we are surrounded by people who have helped us take steps of all sorts. Our parents, who watched us take our very first steps. Our grandparents who helped guide us with their wisdom in any step taken. And, our friends with whom we stepped along the way. Thank you to each of you for making today possible.”  

 

SENIOR CLASS GIFT

Each year, graduating seniors make a class gift to their alma mater. This year’s class gift is an iron sculpture in the classic Wolf N, which has been installed outside Kaufmann Hall.  

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

The graduating class annually presents the Dr. L. Grady Cooper Award to faculty, staff or students who exemplify the loyalty and devotion to Newberry College that Cooper demonstrated during his long tenure as a professor of Religion and Greek.

 

Professor Wayne Kannaday  and  James Allen Salter, III  were selected for this honor. Kannaday, a professor of Religion, was recognized for classes that are practical and advantageous to students in their future careers. Salter graduated as a Political Science major. He is a Dean’s List student and Vice President of Omicrom Delta Kappa Honor Society. He has been involved in the College Wind ensemble, the Scarlet Spirit Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble and the Newberry College Singers. He serves as communications director for Rick Martin for South Carolina House and is a contributing writer for the Newberry Observer.

 

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards were established to honor one man and one woman of the graduating class who exemplify outstanding character and service to others, traits valued by Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan.  The awards were bestowed respectively on James Allen Salter, III and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson. 

 

James Allen Salter, III has been active in the Newberry College Student Government Association, serving as Junior Class President and as the 2018-19 SGA Vice President. He also is founder of the College's chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. 

 

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson is an Elementary and Early Childhood Education major and a member of the Summerland Honors Community. She has participated in Teaching Fellows, Newberry Education Society, Omicron Kappa Delta, and Sophomore Sojourners. She has also volunteered every semester with the Spanish Academy program at Newberry Elementary School. During her Junior year, Sarah completed a Muller Center Research Fellowship which established three Little Free Libraries throughout the city of Newberry. After graduation, Sarah plans to teach fifth grade at Saluda Elementary School.

 

The Dr. George B. Cromer Award was established by the Class of 1938 in memory of Dr. George B. Cromer, who served as Newberry College president from 1895 - 1904. The award is given annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies the qualities of academic excellence, leadership and personal integrity that Cromer demonstrated throughout his tenure. This year's receipient was Peyton Clark Hite. He was inducted into the prestigious Newberry College Bachman Honor Society. Each summer throughout college, he has volunteered to serve as a counselor at Palmetto Boys State, where he mentored rising high school seniors. Peyton plans to work at Laurens High School where he will teach and coach football.



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NEWBERRY COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE SCARLET AND GRAY DAY ON MAY 2

April 26, 2019

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Newberry College will celebrate Thursday, May 2, as Scarlet and Gray Day – A Day for Newberry.

 

The one-day event on Thursday, May 2, encourages alumni and friends of the College to wear their favorite Newberry gear, make a gift to the Newberry College Annual Fund, and share their love for the Newberry with their friends and family on social media with #day4newberry.  

 

“Scarlet and Gray Day allows Newberry employees, alumni, friend of the College and community members to pause at the end of a busy spring semester, celebrate all that we’ve accomplished and wrap up the academic year on a high note,” said Scott Joyner, vice president for Advancement. 

 

A Day for Newberry encourages friends of the College to make a gift to the Newberry College Annual Fund anytime during the 24-hour period starting at 12:01 am, on Thursday, May 2. Gifts to the Annual Fund support scholarships, academic programming, athletics, student life initiatives, employee salaries, campus operations and campus improvements.

 

The College is seeking a new record in single-day contributions by reaching the milestone of 400 donors. The more people who give, whatever the size of their gift, the greater the impact for students.

 

“Scarlet and Gray Day is a way for people to show their appreciation for Newberry’s role in the community and to make an impact in the lives of students and within our community,” Joyner said. “Great things are happening at Newberry College and we encourage people to get involved through their gift of support.” 

 

People can make a gift to Newberry College’s Scarlet and Gray Day in any of the following ways: 

·         ONLINE:  Go to www.newberry.edu/Day4Newberry

·         TEXT:  Send the message Day4Newberry to 41444. You’ll receive a reply text with a link to Newberry’s secure site to make a gift from your mobile phone.

·         MAIL:  Send checks payable to Newberry College with “Day4Newberry” in the memo line. Mail to Newberry’s Office of Advancement, 2100 College Street, Newberry SC  29108

 

For questions or more information, call the Office of Advancement at (803) 321-5147 or email advancement@newberry.edu



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NEWBERRY PROFESSOR ADVOCATES FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION ON CAPITOL HILL

April 8, 2019

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Newberry College assistant professor of Physical Education Joanna Tremble was one of more than 150 educators on Capitol Hill earlier this month urging lawmaker to provide full funding for physical education and health programming in in K-12 education. 

 

The effort, which was part of the 12th annual advocacy day by members of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), sought to educate new members of Congress about the importance of a well-rounded education and to push for full funding for grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

 

“We need to ensure that the health and physical education programs covered under ESSA can be effective in helping to provide a well-rounded education for K-12 students,” Tremble said. “This starts with making sure these grants are fully funded, and we are competing with many other subject areas and programs for financial support.” 

 

The grants, under Title IV, Part A of the ESSA act, support professional development for teachers as well as health and physical education programs in schools. The law, enacted in December 2015, replaced parts of the No Child Left Behind Act, governing United States K-12 public education policy. 

 

“As a former public school teacher and a supervisor of student teachers, I cannot overstate the links that exist between health, physical education, social emotional learning and academic achievement,” Tremble said. “The success of these programs is directly tied to the proper development and success of our students.” 

 

SHAPE America, based in Reston, Va., is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals.



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Luke Gibson Named SAC Scholar-Athlete

by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications - April 7, 2019

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Luke Gibson has been named the South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete for men's basketball.

Newberry's first-ever Academic All-American in men's basketball becomes fourth Newberry men's basketball player to earn the award in the last five years. The prestigious honor equally weighs athletic achievement with academic success and community service.

Head coach Dave Davis is proud of Gibson's achievements, saying, "Luke Gibson has been the consummate student athlete in his entire time here. What an incredible honor for him and he truly deserves this award."

Gibson, a junior, boasts an exceptional 3.98 GPA as an accounting major. The Albemarle, N.C. native has been named to the Dean's List in each semester at Newberry College.
 
The junior started in 18 games in Coach Davis' five-in, five-out system, asserting himself as one of the leaders on a young Wolves squad. Gibson was third on the team in scoring this season, averaging 11.2 points per game while leading the team in both three-point percentage (.385) and three-point field goals made (65). He's also served as the iron man for Newberry this season, playing in every game and leading the way in minutes per game (25.8).

Gibson has a long resume of community service activities during his time as a Newberry student as well. The junior has worked with multiple special olympics basketball events hosted at Newberry, as well as serving as volunteering as a referee-coach with the Law Enforcement & Youth Basketball Tournament meant to improve relations between law enforcement and community members. 

During his freshman and sophomore years, Gibson served as a weekly Spanish Academy volunteer at Newberry Academy, as well as participating in a weekly team activity at Gallman Elementary where he assisted a classroom teacher. Gibson's efforts earned him an exclusive selection to attend the NCAA Division II APPLE Institute in Dallas to promote student-athlete wellness and substance abuse prevention; using the tools he learned there, he will work with a team to create and implement a Newberry-specific action plan on this topic.

Gibson becomes the 20th SAC Scholar-Athlete across all sports at Newberry College.
 

Year, Name, Sport
2018-19 Luke Gibson Men's Basketball
2018 Ben Herring Baseball
2017-18 James Stepp Men's Basketball
2017 Dakota Mozingo Football
2016 Madison Darby-McClure Volleyball
2016 Jeff Sneed Baseball
2015-16 Mitch Riggs Men's Basketball
2015 Tessa Davis Women's Lacrosse
2014-15 Mitch Riggs Men's Basketball
2014 Elayni Stokes Volleyball
2013 Casey Stevens Softball
2010-11 Ben Lown Men's Golf
2009-10 Anita Bulcher Women's Basketball
2008-09 Laura Marquardt Women's Basketball
2005 Kayce McLeod Softball
2004-05 Jack Easterby Men's Golf
2004 Amanda Van Pelt Volleyball
2002 Alex Kellner Baseball
1997-98 Beau Osborne Men's Golf
1997-98 Lovee McKinney Women's Basketball



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Newberry College Appoints Dr. Sid Parrish as Vice President for Academic Affairs

April 3, 2019

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Newberry College has promoted Dr. Sidney Parrish, Jr., to serve as Vice President for Academic Affairs, a role in which he has served on an interim capacity since July 2018. Parrish, a resident of Chapin, S.C., will assume the permanent appointment effective immediately. 

 

“I want to thank the VPAA search committee for their time, commitment and expert analysis,” said Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “We had a significant number of highly qualified candidates and the committee served the College well in assisting me in making this most important selection.”

 

In his role as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Parrish will provide leadership and administrative oversight for all instructional programs and related academic support services provided by the College.

 

“Dr. Parrish has worked hard to provide the consensus-building leadership this position requires,” said Philosophy and Religion professor Dr. Mike Beggs, who chaired the VPAA search committee. “Throughout the evaluation of 75 applicants, Dr. Parrish’s efforts and accomplishments set him apart among the very best candidates. His knowledge of the history and values of the College, combined with his understanding of the president’s vision for Newberry, made him an excellent choice. I am eager to share in the benefits of his new role and to witness his personal and our communal growth as we continue this journey together.” 

 

Parrish will provide leadership for faculty that encourages outstanding teaching and development of a curriculum focused on student academic and career outcomes. Parrish will oversee classroom technology initiatives that enhance student learning. He also will provide strategic leadership for Newberry’s focus on student retention and persistence. 

 

“As we continue to build bridges between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, I look forward to working with Dr. Parrish to provide the best student experience both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Sandra Rouse, Dean of Students.

 

Parrish earned both his Ph.D., and Master of Science degrees in Physical Chemistry from the University of Florida and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Furman University. He brings 19 years of experience in higher education to the position.

 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve our students, faculty and staff in this new role,” Parrish said. “I look forward to continuing our collaboration as we discover new opportunities, tackle new challenges and identify new programs and partnerships that will help the College remain competitive and create the best outcomes for our students.”

 

Parrish began his teaching career as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Midland Lutheran College (2000-2005) in Fremont, Neb., moving to a position of the same rank at North Carolina Wesleyan College (2005-2006) in Rocky Mount, S.C.

 

Parrish joined the Newberry College faculty in 2006, serving as full-time faculty, earning tenure and achieving the rank of associate professor. Parrish joined the administration in 2012 as the Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness. He has served the College as both Faculty Athletic Representative and Title IX Coordinator. In 2015, Parrish was promoted to Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives and continued to teach part-time through 2016.

 

“Dr. Parrish has been forthright in his work with the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee on important issues from the faculty and student perspective,” said Board member Dr. Lenna Young. “I have no doubt that his strong commitment to the College’s talented and dedicated faculty and students will continue to effectively lead the positive direction of Newberry College.”

 

During the past five years, Parrish has played an integral role as the SACSCOC accreditation liaison and assisting the Board of Trustees in their annual review and update of the College’s strategic plan. He will continue to serve as the Administration’s point person to the Board’s Strategic Planning committee. Parrish also has been instrumental in developing and refining a financial aid matrix that has facilitated student enrollment growth over the past seven years.

 

“Sid is an excellent choice for this critical leadership position,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Best. “His results have been noteworthy to the Board and we look forward to his continued contributions.” 



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Newberry College to Host Annual Jazz on the Lawn Concert

April 1, 2019

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Newberry College will host the annual Jazz on the Lawn concert on Saturday, April 6, at 3 p.m., on the front lawn of the College’s Alumni Music Center on Luther Street. 

 

This year’s event will feature performances by Newberry College alumni Shannon Pinkney ’10 and Darius Starks ’16, along with the student group, College Street Jazz Connection, and the Newberry College Faculty Jazz Combo. 

 

“We are pleased to welcome back Shannon Pinkney and Darius Starks, two Newberry alumni who have gone on to successful careers in music,” said Dr. Barry McGinnis, professor of music and the event organizer. “It’s always great to see the positive outcomes of a Newberry College education. We are excited to have these alumni return to their alma mater to share their talents.”

 

The event is free and open to the public; however, donations are welcome. All donations will benefit instrument and facility upkeep, trainings and future events, including the student combo's participation in the Crescent City Jazz Festival held in New Orleans. 

 

“This year’s Jazz on the Lawn marks nearly a decade of this fun tradition, where campus and community members come together to enjoy great jazz on the backdrop of good weather and our beautiful campus,” McGinnis said.  



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Zeus Industrial Products Donates Major Gift to Newberry College

March 26, 2019

Exterior of Holland Hall

Newberry College received a generous donation from Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. (Zeus) to upgrade the campus infrastructure. This donation represents the largest single gift received from Zeus. Zeus will allocate this major gift over the next 27 months. 

 

The primary plans for this donation include:

·        Renovating Brokaw Hall, the largest on-campus residential facility

·        Modernizing several classrooms and labs

·       Providing lighting for certain athletic and recreational fields

 

Zeus has generously supported Newberry College since 2012 and is currently its largest corporate donor. 

 

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. is an internationally renowned polymer solutions manufacturer. The company operates world-class research and development facilities that focus on medical and industrial applications.

 

Throughout its history, Zeus has earned a reputation as an industry innovator. As one example, Zeus has created, developed and mass produced the thinnest, state-of-the-art catheter liners available in the market. These liners represent a new class of precision components that provide the necessary strength and flexibility for today's stringent medical needs. 

 

Along with its success as a polymer solutions innovator, Zeus has a long history of generously supporting higher education, technical training, health care organizations and medical research efforts throughout South Carolina and the nation. 

 

COMMENTS

"We are so indebted to the founder of Zeus and the senior leadership of the organization. They have become close friends of the College and strong supporters of our mission as a small, private liberal arts college. Jerry Chitty and Mike Hold from our athletic department have been instrumental over the years in developing this close relationship with Zeus." – Maurice W. Scherrens, President,Newberry College

 

“Zeus is honored to present a meaningful gift to Newberry College, an exceptional institution of higher learning. We realize donations are transformational and critical to the future of any educational organization, which is why we have made significant contributions to the College over the past seven years. We strive to make a difference and are glad we can invest in Newberry College’s future. Zeus is committed to helping Newberry College maintain its high standards and deliver the best education possible to its students.” – Steve Peterson, President, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.

 

“These renovations will create even more technology-rich, collaborative learning space on campus. These spaces encourage our students to actively engage their faculty and peers in deep and meaningful conversations. As a result, they will be better prepared than ever to enter a rapidly evolving world.”– Dr. Sid Parrish, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Newberry College

 

“We have a critical need to light all of our athletic fields. Our softball and soccer teams must miss classes on home game days because we can’t play at night. This wonderful gift will help our student-athletes academically and allow them to play at night in front of supporters that couldn’t attend day games. This is a phenomenal gift for Newberry Athletics!”– Ralph Patterson, Athletics Director, Newberry College

 

“The timing of this gift is perfect. Our freshmen have asked about Brokaw updates because we have recently added new residence halls and refurbished others. This brings an immense joy to the college residential community.” – Dr. Sandra Rouse, Dean of Students, Newberry College

 

ABOUT ZEUS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS, INC. 

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., is headquartered in Orangeburg, SC, USA. Its core business is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymeric materials. The company employs over 1,700 people worldwide with facilities in Aiken, Gaston, and Orangeburg, South Carolina; Branchburg, New Jersey; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Guangzhou China; and Letterkenny, Ireland. Zeus products and services serve companies in the medical, automotive, aerospace, fiber optics, energy, and fluid management markets. For more information, visit www.zeusinc.com.



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Newberry College to Mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Full Slate of Events

March 25, 2019

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Newberry College has announced a slate of events to commemorate April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, calling attention to sexual assault and human trafficking. The programming is sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in conjunction with area non-profit organizations and local businesses. 

 

 

Calendar of Events

April 1 – Kickoff Rally, featuring state Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, of Lancaster. The event will include booths for the Clothesline Project, Visions of Women, and more. Co-sponsored by the Social Justice Club, with pizza provided by the Muller Center. Campus Quad, 11:30 a.m. 

April 1 – Fashion Show Fundraiser for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, co-sponsored by All Campus Events. Alumni Music Center, 7:30 p.m. 

April 2 – Trivia Tuesday: Sexual Assault. Steele Student Center, 8 p.m. 

April 11 – Genesis Hub Coffee Talk on Human Trafficking: a panel discussion on modern-day slavery, the plight of survivors, and what we can do to combat human trafficking. Panel features author Carol Hart Metzker, Professor Cynthia Eshleman and Dr. Carrie Caudill. Genesis Hub Coffee Shop, 1110 Main St., 8 a.m. 

April 11 – Carol Hart Metzker presents “Facing the Monster.” The author, survivor advocate, and modern-day abolitionist will give a lecture on how to end human trafficking. CTE: Gnann Conference Room, 7 p.m. 

April 17 – Panel discussion: “Newberry Needs to Talk About: Consent,” sponsored by the Social Justice Club. This discussion deals with the topic of consent from multiple stakeholders and experts in the sexual assault prevention field. Alumni Music Center, 7:30 p.m. 

April 18 – “Walk Like a Wolf” Fundraising Walk for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Co-sponsored by the Social Problems Class. The walk will be a mile around campus, beginning at the wolf statue at the main entrance on College St. 3 p.m. 

April 24 – Denim Day: wear denim to support survivors of sexual assault. Co-sponsored by Martha Dorrell, Director of Health and Counseling Services.

April 1–30 – “Think, Advocate, Act, Abolish: Become an Abolitionist and End Modern-Day Slavery,” a traveling exhibit on human trafficking, will be featured in Wessels Library. 

April 1–30 – The Clothesline Project: a display of t-shirts decorated to visually demonstrate the impact of sexual violence in our community. Blank shirts will be available for pick-up at the April 1 Kickoff Rally, or from April 2–26 in McClurg Center room 212. Decorated shirts will be displayed from April 27–30 on the Quad. 

All events and the exhibit are free and open to the public.



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Newberry College to Freeze Four-Year Tuition Rate for Incoming Class

March 24, 2019

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In an effort to make college costs more predictable and avoid any unexpected increases in tuition, the Board of Trustees of Newberry College has approved the Tuition Promise, a new program which freezes tuition for incoming freshmen for the next four years while they attend Newberry. The tuition freeze applies to transfer students as well. The Tuition Promise does not apply to room and board. 

 

“Our goal is to ensure that families have a financial aid plan that will enable the students to focus on their studies and not worry about finding money for next semester,” said Dean of Enrollment Management Christopher Harris. “Our Tuition Promise makes the cost of attending Newberry transparent and accessible for those seeking an outstanding education.” 

 

Affordability Key to Student Success 

This is not the first time Newberry College has implemented innovative programs to help families manage college costs. According to President Scherrens, “This is the third phase of our continued focus on access and affordability, and this remains one of our highest priorities.” 

 

In addition to the Tuition Promise, this year’s incoming class will also enjoy the College’s forward-thinking Loan Repayment Promise which is the only program like it in the State of South Carolina. Together these programs help students realize they can afford a private college education, but more importantly, the College will financially assist them along after graduation. 

 

Dr. Sid Parrish, interim vice president for Academic Affairs said, “While there are many variables affecting student retention, we firmly believe that affordability should not be among them. The Tuition Promise is an important tool in ensuring students are able to remain focused on their academic goals and not on worries about paying for college.” 

 

“The Board of Trustees is very pleased with the continued enrollment growth and the recognized strengths of our student oriented liberal arts environment. The innovative Tuition Promise directly helps our students and their families with predictable tuition planning,” said Mr. Robert Best, Chairman of Newberry College’s Board of Trustees. 

 

Focus on Affordability 

“All of the fulltime students enrolled at Newberry receive institutional financial aid in the form of a grant or scholarship to help with the cost,” Harris said. “When institutional aid is coupled with federal and state resources, our students have an average financial aid package of nearly $27,000, which makes Newberry College as affordable as most of the four-year state- supported institutions. 

 

With nearly $17 million awarded in institutional aid for the 2019-2020 academic year, Newberry students are benefitting from the College’s focus on affordability. As part of the Tuition Promise, the total price for tuition, fees, room and board is being increased by 2.3% for all continuing students. All returning students will receive a new $400 Persistence Scholarship. 

 

Newberry’s claim to the number three spot in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report rankings for Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South offers strong evidence of the advances Newberry continues to make on its promise of value and affordability. Newberry also grabbed the number three spot in rankings by LendEDU for Lowest Average Student Loan Debt among South Carolina colleges. 

 

For more than 160 years, Newberry College has been a regional leader in providing a quality liberal arts education that is accessible and affordable.



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Newberry Nursing Grads Repeat on 100% NCLEX-RN first-time passage rate

March 18, 2019

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The Newberry College Department of Nursing announced that its fall 2018 graduates have achieved a 100 percent first-time passage rate on the NCLEX-RN exam, the second consecutive Newberry Nursing cohort to earn this accomplishment. 

 

“We are very pleased with the results achieved by our fall cohort of graduates,” said Dr. Susan Ludwick, chair of the Newberry College Department of Nursing. “This repeat on the NCLEX demonstrates our students not only graduate with outstanding content knowledge, but also are well-prepared to apply that knowledge in the clinical setting.” 

 

The NCLEX-RN is a standardized exam utilized by the South Carolina Board of Nursing to assess the readiness of new nursing graduates to enter the nursing profession. The state Board of Nursing uses the first-timepass rate as the metric its assessment of nursing programs. 

 

In fall 2018 semester, Newberry partnered with ATI Nursing Education, a nationally recognized test preparation expert, to better familiarize students with the unique testing environment of the NCLEX-RN exam and to increase the frequency of subject matter reviews and refocus those reviews on helping students apply subject matter to their cumulative nursing knowledge. 

 

“We have an excellent Nursing program at Newberry College,” said interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sid Parrish, Jr. “We are proud of what these students have accomplished and for their future impact and health professionals.” 

 

Focused on Future Growth

Although Nursing is a relatively new program at Newberry College (the first class started in 2009), it has proven to be an enormously popular program that has operated at maximum capacity for several years. 

 

In 2016, Newberry College expanded its pre-licensure Nursing program to increase by one third the number of candidates admitted to the major. The program expanded from 24 students to 32 students admitted per year and began offering program starts in both fall and spring semesters. 

 

Building on the success of its traditional program, the RN-to-BSN Completion program was among the first adult degree-completion programs the College offered when it launched Newberry Online in 2017. 

 

The Nursing program also is one of the focus areas of the College’s recent fundraising initiatives, with construction of a new Nursing building a top priority of Newberry’s Scaling the Summit comprehensive campaign. 



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Newberry College Receives $1 Million Matching Gift

February 26, 2019

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Newberry College made impressive strides in its quest to build Stadium Village, a facility designed to support student athletic and academic success, thanks to a $1 million irrevocable matching gift pledge from Fountain Inn, S.C., resident Melvin Younts and the Melvin and Dollie Younts Foundation. 

 

Regarded as one of the Palmetto State’s leading supporters of higher education, Melvin Younts inked an agreement on Jan. 31, 2019, affirming his pledge to match up to $1 million in donations raised for Newberry College’s stadium expansion project over the next three years, concluding in 2021. 

 

“Newberry College is a diamond in the rough that is truly ready to shine,” said prominent attorney, businessman and philanthropist Melvin Younts. “The Stadium Village project will provide much-needed infrastructure to a very competitive athletics program while also strengthening academic growth. I am pleased to join Newberry College in its mission to prepare students for successful careers and meaningful lives.” 

 

In addition to their gift to Newberry College, the Younts family has supported initiatives at Clemson University, Columbia College, North Greenville University and Furman University. The family also is the benefactor of the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn, S.C. 

 

“We are delighted that Melvin and Dollie Younts have demonstrated, through this generous gift, their support for our mission and their belief in our vision for the future of Newberry College,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens. 

 

Stadium Village is one of several capital projects included in the College’s $35 million Scaling the Summit comprehensive campaign. The Stadium Village project will include major renovation of the stadium and construction of a new field house, locker rooms, classrooms, staff offices and expanded athletic training facilities. 

 

“We are grateful to the Younts family for providing what will be a transformational gift to the College,” said Newberry head football coach Todd Knight. “Their challenge gift is an important step forward in achieving this important goal.” 

 

“The Younts family’s gift to Newberry College gives a tremendous boost to the Stadium Village initiative,” added Scherrens. “Combined with earlier gifts and pledges, we are well on our way to making the dream a reality.” 

 

In addition to Stadium Village, key projects included in Newberry’s Scaling the Summitcomprehensive campaign include construction of a new Nursing building, renovation of Wiles Chapel and Theatre and enhancements to the Smith Road Athletic Complex (for soccer, baseball and softball). The campaign already has funded the renovation of a former elementary school into the new home for the Center for Teacher Education (completed in 2016) and has raised nearly double the initial campaign goal for annual giving support. 



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Newberry Announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List

February 26, 2019

Dean's List Newberry Colleges

Students receiving recognition on the Dean’s List at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

A total of 379 students earned Dean’s List honors this semester. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018:

 

 

 

 

Tyler Ackard Mount Pleasant SC
Olivia Adams South Portland ME
Michael Aimone Columbia SC
Alex Amble Summerville SC

Joseph Ariale Summerville, SC (Online Student)
Noah Armstrong Whitmire SC
Sarah Awenowicz Irmo SC
Kiara Baccus Florence SC
Colton Bailey Inman SC
Alyssa Ball Magnolia DE
Jordan Barnes Prosperity SC
McKenzie Barneycastle Mocksville NC

Kevin Barry, Spartanburg, SC (Online Student)
Nicholas Bates Boiling Springs SC
Madison Bauknight Chapin SC
Meagan Bedenbaugh Newberry SC
Ebony Bennett Columbia SC
Kenneth Bergmann Philadelphia PA
Brooke Berry Batesburg SC
Alec Blackmon Newberry SC
Harthe Blankenship Branchville SC
Olufemi Boko Winston-Salem NC
Harry Bolton 
Quentavious Bonham Saluda SC
Joshua Bookbinder Easley SC
Hanne Sofie Borgen Nordkisa
Caleb Bouwkamp Tryon NC
Preston Bowers Pomaria SC
ShaQuana Bracey Bennettsville SC
Anne-Marie Branham Cassatt SC
Samantha Breeden Anderson SC
Ashlie Brickle Cope SC
David Bridges Sumter SC
Austin Brinson Pickens SC
Jacob Brinson Pickens SC
Andrew Briones Friendswood TX
Shelby Britten Victoria 
Madison Brock Whitmire SC
William Brown Fountain Inn SC
Taylor Brown Newberry SC
Akio Brown Savannah GA
David Brown Anderson SC
Fabrizio Bucco Guayaquil
Tom Bueschges Nettetal 
Benjamin Burleson Whitmire SC
Nicholas Butler Camden SC
Jason Calderon-Diaz Ladson SC
Taylor Caldwell Prosperity SC
Pedro Gabriel Campos Belo Horizonte
Troy Cann Abbeville SC
Luke Carraway Newberry SC

Janet Carter, Ninety Six, SC (Online Student)
Bradley Chambliss Stevensville MD
Jared Chant Theresa NY
Katharine Chappell Newberry SC
Andrew Chariker Prosperity SC
Sierra Chavez Leona Valley CA
Tanner Chavis Boiling Springs SC
Wei Chen Orangeburg SC
Corey Chrzanowski Suwanee GA
Gunner Cisko Mauldin SC
Zachary Clary Gaffney SC
Cameron Clingan Myersville MD
Briana Clontz Hickory NC
Dv'nn Cooks Smiths Station AL
Aaron Copeland Mountville SC
Kyle Corey Prosperity SC
Pressley Coster Woodruff SC
Kelly Craven Goose Creek SC
Austin Crocker Laurens SC
Kayla Crockett Cocoa FL
Amir Cromer Newberry SC
Allison Crout Gilbert SC
Katy Crout Gilbert SC
Robert Cull Liverpool BC
FreDaysha Cunningham Hopkins SC
Chelsey Cunningham Franklinton NC
Hannah Curry Greer SC
Jacob D'Ambrosio Summerville SC
Zachery Dadabo Lexington SC
Lucia Davila La Paz 
Hannah Davis Chapin SC
Allison Davis Greensboro NC
Nicholas DeAugustino Dade City FL

Mandy DeVries, Hollywood, SC (Online Student)
Kenly Derrick Chapin SC
Sydney Diaz Cayce SC
Bradley Dixon Wakefield 
Michelle Doby Lithonia GA
Davontay Dopson Columbia SC
Layla Dorn West Columbia SC
Logan Dortch Chapin SC
Joao Dos Santos Viamao
Robert DuBose Chapin SC
Iris Duke North Charleston SC
Kyle Dunklee Pearland TX
Ari Edmiston Cayce SC
Megan Eisenhardt Pasadena MD
Jonathan Elicier Apopka FL
Georgia Elliott-King Northampton 0
Delanee Ellis Gaffney SC
Kelsey Elrod Batesburg SC
Kailee Erwin Lancaster SC
Lauren Evans Columbia SC
Curren Fessler Summerville SC
Ellena Finneran Braintree 
Hester Foo 680413 
Gari Forehand Beaufort SC
Kacie Frady Leesville SC
Rachel Franklin Newberry SC
Elijah Fulmore irmo SC
Jayleen Gant Poway CA
Emily Gantt Leesville SC
Felipe Garces Quito 
Adara Garner Stuart FL
Madison Garr Longwood FL
Keundra Gartman Chapin SC
Chantel Gauthier Elma NY
Sha'rya George Manning SC
Gregory Gerber Frederick MD
Grayson Gettys leesville SC
Andrea Getz Newberry SC
Luke Gibson Albemarle NC
Reagan Glanz Aberdeen WA
James Glenn Lyman SC
Emily Glymph Pomaria SC
Marta Gomar Valencia 
Emma Gooding Chapin SC
Kaitlynne Goodman Prosperity SC
Brian Gordon Lancaster SC
Jonathan Gortman Lexington SC
Tyrese Grant Summerville SC
Antoinaya Grant Charleston SC
Sarah Grayson Guyton GA
Erika Green Columbia SC

Megan Greene, Moore, SC (Online Student)
Amy Griffiths Liverpool 
Calesta Grooms Eutawville SC
Kelly Gunter Batesburg SC
Aubrey Guyton Cordova TN
Alicia Hall Whitmire SC
Cody Halloran Fountain Inn SC
Andrew Hamer Columbia SC
Ryan Harbin West Columbia SC
Savannah Harmon Prosperity SC
Carlee Hatchell Lexington SC
Kelsey Havird Newberry SC
Mason Hawkins Newberry SC
Savannah Hayes Chadbourn NC
James Haynes Florence SC
Jarrett Hazel Chapin SC
Katelyn Heard Yorktown VA
Leonardo Hernandez Bluffton SC
Gracen Hester Prosperity SC
Shannon Hetrick Greenville SC
Daphne Heyaime-Fernandez Santo Domingo
Jordan Heyward Pelion SC
Peyton Hite Ninety Six SC
Delaney Hood Summerville SC
Mark Hoog Lexington SC
Christopher Howe Kinards SC
William Huffstetler Chapin SC
Jonathan Huggins Iva SC
Madeline Hunnicutt Columbia SC
Jackson Hyatt Nolensville TN
Madison Hyman Prosperity SC
Nabila Inak Forest Hills NY
Ahyannah Irby Simpsonville SC
Taylor Jackson Batesburg-Leesville SC
Luke Jacob Chapin SC
Lanard James Harleyville SC
Zoiee Jamison Prosperity SC
Jacob Jeffcoat West Columbia SC
Elyce Jennings Columbia SC
Fredric Johnson Orangeburg SC
Nigel Johnson Manning SC
Tatum Johnson Chandler AZ
Jessica Johnson Laurens SC
Sarah Johnson Ruby SC
D'Arion Johnston Columbia SC
Ian Jones North Charleston SC
Kensley Jordan Lugoff SC
Jacob Katopol Ijamsville MD
Ulrik Kaupang Horten 
Farai Kawonde Harare  Harare 
Chandler Keith Lexington SC
Julie Kinard Prosperity SC
Samuel Kinard Lexington SC
Brice Kirsch Inman SC
Ethan Kitchen Chapin SC
Aaron Kitchen Chapin SC
Friederike Klein Berlin SC
Alexandra Koon Chapin SC
Sierra Koon Newberry SC
Olivia Kozemko Knoxville TN
Bryce Krizan Charleston SC
Joseph LaFiora Philadelphia PA
Wan Shia Lai Selangor 68000 0
Taylor Lance Travelers Rest SC
Patrick Lane Chapin SC
Marshall Lange Trinity NC
Cody Lathrop Lexington SC
Carmen Laughlin Prosperity SC
Ashley Lawson Lexington SC
Mariah Lee Seaford DE
Rebecca Lee Union SC
Grace Lee Seaford DE
Paige Lehine Glendora CA
Carson Lesser Advance NC
Genesis Lewis Port Wentworth GA
Rasha Ling Saint George SC
Johnnie Little New London NC
Taylor Livingston Newberry SC
Brittany Lockwood Georgetown DE
Kenley Longshore Newberry SC
Andres Lopez East Longmeadow MA
Gaalon Lukie Ninety Six SC
Johana Lunackova Tyn nad Vltavou
Connor Lundkovsky Lexington SC
Tristan Ly Duncan SC
Courtney Lyons Park Orchards
Hannah Macon Columbia SC
Mary Madden Charleston SC
Tarek Malz Satrup 
Maria Manaeva Walterboro SC
Sai Nikhil Mannepalli Telangana
Vojin Manojlovic Podgorica 0
Dylan Mansur Edgewater MD
Emily Marchbanks Sweet Home OR
Cole Mars Englewood FL

Tammy Marshall Greenwood, SC (Online Student)
Joshua Martin Murray KY
Korina Martinez Beulaville NC
Timothy Martinez Pasco WA
KaCherish Mathis Newberry SC
Tony Matos Hoschton GA
Sophia Maybay Lexington SC
Andrew McCall Chapin SC
Shannon McCann Horseheads NY
Emmanuel McCord Indian Land SC
Olin McCurry Summerville SC
Frank McCurry Summerville SC
Kelsey McDermott Mackay
Alexis McDowell Williston SC
Jena McGuire Walterboro SC
Nicolas McKee Odenton MD
Samuel McMillan Chapin SC
Joseph Meade Newberry SC
Brianna Meador Lexington SC
Bethany Meadors Clinton SC
Gerald Merriweather Hephzibah GA
Paige Meyer Georgetown IN
Breante Miller Spartanburg SC
Nycholas Millington Summerville SC
Matalyn Mills Newberry SC
Hailey Mills Pomaria SC
Sydney Mitcham Chapin SC
Nala Moon Newberry SC
Emily Moore Newberry SC
Martin Moreno Santiago SC

Anna Morris Lake City, SC (Online Student)

Erin Mosley Columbia, SC (Online Student)
Eric Moulds Fort Mill SC
Anna Mueller Summerville SC
Ibrahim Nadir Wuppertal 
Cierra Negron Beaufort SC
Joshua Neiger Newberry SC
Timmany Nesbitt Spartanburg SC
Sikander Nielsen DENMARK 

Ryan Nutt North Augusta, SC (Online Student)
Anna Odom Chapin SC
Savannah Ohliger Grantville GA
David Ott Irmo SC
Paul Owens Florence SC
Kristyna Oyola Virginia Beach VA
Summer Parkman Newberry SC
Logan Pate Graniteville SC
Valeria Paz Rock Hill SC
Raven Peele Conway SC
Dragana Petkovska Kriva Palanka
Daphne Peyton Stuart FL
Tara Pittman Chapin SC
Rebekah Pitts Clinton SC
Mallory Pitts Prosperity SC
Christopher Pratt Green Cove Springs FL
Adam Price Trenton SC
Kaylie Pridgen Williston SC
Tradd Proctor Orangeburg SC
Charles Rachels Grovetown GA
Diana Rausch Lawrenceville GA
Dustin Rayfield Chesterfield SC
Sarah Reagin Greenwood SC
Shelton Reynolds Walterboro SC
Jacob Rhoad Newberry SC
Brett Rhoad Newberry SC
Morgan Rhoney Leesville SC
D'Zhanya Richards Pembroke Pines FL
Collyn Richardson West Columbia SC

Elizabeth Richey Fort Mill, SC (Online Student)
Michael Richter Charleston SC
Gavan Rikard Prosperity SC
Kayleigh Riser Chapin SC
Phoenix Roberts Lavonia GA
Biasia Roberts Chester SC
Dana Robinson Laurens SC
Justin Rodgers Cary NC
Marisa Romanchek Goose Creek SC
Madison Rosado Summerville SC
Cade Ruff Newberry SC
James Salter Prosperity SC
Jamaal Satisfield Lexington Park MD
James Shadday Lexington SC

Megan Shell Greer, SC (Online Student)
Parker Shelton Lexington SC
Mary Siebert Charleston SC
Erin Siegfried Chapin SC
Joshua Simmons Little Mountain SC
Haley Simonds Pasadena MD
Tristan Simpson Leesville SC

Rebecca Skipper Wellford, SC (Online Student)
Rachel Smith Fort Mill SC
Coleman Smith Seneca SC
Kyla Smith 
Griffin Smith Greenwood SC
Emma Smith Lexington SC
Lillie Smith Chapin SC
Karyn Smith Summerville SC
Ludmila Sokolovich Pasco WA
Tomas Sorcia Batesburg SC
Dylan Southerland Belton SC
Thomas Spangler Clinton SC
Lucy Spice Maidstone
Andrew Sprouse Boiling Springs SC
Robert Stafford Lexington SC
Ryan Stancil Chapin SC
Sarah Stegall Jefferson SC
Tamara Stemmer Columbia SC
Joshua Stempihar Spartanburg SC
Jessica Stidham Winnsboro SC
Ashley Stout York SC
Marie Stroud Whitmire SC
Morgan Sweeney Bladenboro NC
Mackenzie Swink Cayce SC
Erick Szurley Okatie SC
Jordan Szustwal Fort Mill SC
Karina Tarbell Lexington SC
Zane Tarrance Odessa FL
Alexis Tate Pomaria SC
Ka'Liberty Taylor Newberry SC
William Thomas Charlotte NC
Beau Thompson Pickens SC
Benjamin Thompson Scarborough
Jacob Tillou West Columbia SC
Robert Timmons Greeleyville SC
Kendall Tipton Land O' Lakes FL
Chandler Todd Laurens SC
Kyle Tracy Spartanburg SC
Caroline Turner Summerville SC
Elise Utne Yorktown VA
Abigail Valentine Union SC
Jean van Niekerk Stellenbosch
Ana Vargas Gilbert SC
Reginald Vereen Florence SC
Adrian Villiger Fluehli LU 
Morgan Wagaman Greencastle PA
Kenjorie Ware Greenwood SC
Haley Watt Irmo SC
Joita' Watts Clinton SC
Kevin Weber Fountain Inn SC
Brianna Webster Mauldin SC
Abigail Webster Newberry SC
Allie White Clinton SC
Leanna White Newberry SC
Malik Whitfield Anderson SC
Brooke Whiting Rock Hill SC
Nicole Whitlock Little Mountain SC
Toni-Anne Whitlow Poquoson VA
Martina Wicker Saluda SC

Kelli Widener Holly Hill, SC (Online Student)
Caleb Wilkie Gaffney SC
Jacob Williams St Augustine FL
Jonathan Williams Irmo SC
Ashley Willis Lexington SC
Natalie Willis Lexington SC
Omari Wilson Fayetteville NC
Ericka Wiseley Mt Pleasant SC
Bryson Woodruff Roebuck SC
Frances Wylie North Charleston SC
Ethan Yamin Chapin SC
Seung Hyun Yoon Irmo SC
Jeffery Young Gaston SC
Alexandra Zimmer Goose Creek SC



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Celebrated Mystery Author Lawrence Block Joins Newberry Next Fall

February 26, 2019

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Lawrence Block, America’s foremost mystery writer, will join the Newberry College faculty as the Gerding Writer-in-Residence for the fall 2019 semester.

 

Block has published more than 100 books over the course of his 60-year career. Along the way, he has received nearly every award available to a mystery writer, including the coveted Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The first Grand Master Award was first given in 1955 to Agatha Christie and has since been bestowed on some of the greatest in the genre, including Alfred Hitchcock, Tony Hillerman, John le Carre, Mickey Spillane, Sue Grafton and Stephen King. 

 

“This is an amazing opportunity for Newberry College to have Mr. Block working with our students for a full semester,” said David Rachels, chair of the Department of Humanities and professor of English. “Students and professors alike are thrilled at the prospect of learning from his expertise.” 

 

Block’s courses will include a limited-enrollment writing workshop and a survey course of American crime fiction. A public lecture event also will be scheduled during the semester. 

 

His teaching stint next fall is not Block’s first time at Newberry College. In 2010, he delivered a public lecture and met with more than 200 students who had read his novel, “Eight Million Ways to Die,” in their first-year English class. 

 

Block is the author of several successful series, including 17 novels featuring his signature character, private eye and recovering alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Several of Block’s novels have been made into films, including “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (2014), starring Liam Neeson as Scudder. 

 

Block’s appearances in both 2010 and this coming fall are the result of the generosity of restauranteur Jim Gerding and his late wife, June, whose significant gifts to the college have enriched the study of literature and the lives of Newberry College students since 2008.



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Newberry College Professor Elected to Old Exchange Building Commission

February 23, 2019

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Dr. J. Tracy Power, assistant professor of history and director of the Newberry College Archives, has been elected by the General Assembly to serve on the Old Exchange Building Commission. The Columbia, S.C., resident will serve as member of the nine-member board that oversees the preservation and operation of the historic Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston. 

 

“The opportunity to serve on the Old Exchange Building Commission is truly a great honor,” Power said. “As the South Carolina equivalent of Independence Hall, this landmark is perhaps one of the most important buildings in the state and has played a major role in the development of South Carolina into what it is today.” 

 

Elected for his expertise in South Carolina history, Power served as an historian for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History from 1986-2013. He joined the Newberry College faculty in 2014. 

The Exchange building, a National Historic Landmark built in 1771, has been called one of the three great public buildings of the colonial period, alongside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and Boston’s Faneuil Hall. 

 

In January 1775, the First Provincial Congress of South Carolina met in the building’s Great Hall. After the colony declared independence in March 1776, John Rutledge was sworn in on the front steps as president of South Carolina (a title the state constitution changed to governor two years later.) During the British occupation of Charleston from 1780-1781, the building’s Provost Dungeon housed American prisoners of war. The Great Hall also saw visits from President George Washington in 1791, and from the Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. 

 

The building is owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution and is leased to the State of South Carolina. The commission was created in 1976 by the General Assembly. For more information about the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and its programs, visit www.oldexchange.org.



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Newberry College Nursing Professor Receives Industry Award

February 23, 2019

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Newberry College assistant professor of Nursing Dwaine Thomas, a Columbia, S.C., resident, has received the Rosalie Mirenda Education Fellow Award for her development of a learning module for the Neuman Systems Model (NSM). 

 

The NSM is a widely used framework utilized throughout the world for producing positive outcomes with patients. It serves as the guiding conceptual framework for the Newberry College Nursing program. 

 

The Education Fellow Award is given by the Newman Systems Model Education Academy to recognize educators for outstanding contributions in the use of the NSM as a guide for nursing education. 

 

“I am honored to receive this award,” Thomas said. “I am proud to say that, initially, the module was used by teachers and clinical instructors to guide their understanding of the Neuman Systems Model, but now it is also being used by RNs returning to Newberry College for their BSN degrees.” 

 

Thomas will accept the award and present her work on the new learning module at the Neuman Systems Model biennial international symposium being held in June in Canton, Ohio. The honor includes a monetary award which Thomas plans to donate to the Newberry College Department of Nursing for the purchase of new equipment for its simulation labs. 

 

“Professor Thomas has been an invaluable asset to the nursing program at Newberry,” said Dr. Susan Ludwick, chair of the Department of Nursing at Newberry College. “As this honor demonstrates, she is both an educator and an innovator.”



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Newberry College President Named to NECU Executive Committee

February 19, 2019

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Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens has been elected to the executive committee of the board of directors for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). 

 

The NECU is composed of 26 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Luther College at University of Regina in Canada. The executive committee is NECU’s governing body selected from among the presidents of its member institutions. 

 

President Scherrens will serve on the executive committee with the presidents of Augustana University, California Lutheran University, Finlandia University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Texas Lutheran University and Thiel University.

 

“It is truly an honor to serve the NECU in this capacity,” Scherrens said. “I am confident we have much to learn from the unique perspectives of our fellow institutions and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”

 

Established in 2015, the NECU represents the common mission and shared identity of ELCA higher education. Students at ELCA institutions are educated to explore their vocational calling as a means toward creating a meaningful life that contributes to the common good whatever their chosen career path.

 

“This is a unique opportunity for Newberry College to reaffirm its commitment to our motto of Passion, Purpose, and Personal Attention, and to strengthen our relationships with fellow Lutheran institutions across the country,” Scherrens said.



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RETAIN Hosts Conference for Newberry Alumni Teachers

February 12, 2019

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The RETAIN Center of Excellence Mentoring and Induction Teachers will host the 2019 Coming Home Conference for Newberry College Teacher Education alumni on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Center for Teacher Education.

 

The focus of the conference will be on professional development relevant to teachers in their first five years of teaching.

 

The cost to attend is $10 per person. Click here to register, or visit the RETAIN website at http://www.retainmentoringandinduction.com

 

For questions, contact Daphne Poore at 803-321-3603, daphne.poore@newberry.edu or Debbie Poston at 803-321-3604, deborah.poston@newberry.edu.



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Newberry College Launches Health Science Major

February 11, 2019

Newberry College has added a bachelor of science in Health Science major to its programs of study. The new major offers a versatile, broad-based program of study without the rigid course progression often required in other science-based majors.

 

“The B.S. in Health Science curriculum is intentionally broader in scope,” said Dr. Bret Clark, chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics and professor of Biology. “It is designed to prepare students for certification exams in various health-related fields and will satisfy the majority of prerequisite courses for graduate studies in most Allied Health professions.”

 

The new Health Science major includes 60-62-credit-hours of coursework in public health and wellness, science, anatomy and physiology, mathematics and applied learning through research and internship experiences selected to expand on the student’s individual interests.

 

“The course offerings in the Health Science curriculum have been carefully selected to equip students with a fundamental knowledge base universal to all health-related fields while providing the flexibility for students to tailor the program to their specific interest areas,” Clark said.

 

While some career paths require additional certification exams or coursework, Health Science majors will have the preparation they need to pursue career options, such as audiology, chiropractic care, dental care, physical therapy, pharmaceutical sales and a wide variety of other health-related fields.



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Newberry Retools Communications Major to Include Sports Communications Concentration

February 11, 2019

Newberry College recently approved four academic concentrations for its Communications major. Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, students majoring in Communications can choose Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations and Advertising or Sports Communications as focus areas for their studies. 

 

“Concentrations allow students to focus on a particular area of interest within their major,” said Prof. Patrick Gagliano, chair of the Department of Arts and Communications. “These new concentrations help students customize their coursework and offer more in-depth exploration of their specific interest areas.” 

 

Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations and Advertising are long-standing staples of the Communications curriculum at Newberry College. “What’s changed is that we have formalized concentrations to give students a roadmap of courses that are best suited to their academic and career interests,” said Dr. Jodie Peeler, Communications program coordinator and professor of Communications. 

 

Sports Communications is a newly launched concentration in the Communications major that responds to the current and projected growth of sports-related occupations as well as the career interests of current Newberry students. 

 

The Sports Communications concentration incorporates several Sport Management courses in tandem with the existing Communications curriculum to help students build a firm understanding of the unique needs of sports organizations in the world of mass communications, how to cover sports of all kinds and how to effectively market and manage player and team brands to the public. 

 

“The addition of the Sports Communications concentration not only helps us expand the scope of our major, it also strengthens the bond between academic disciplines and provides a relevant new path of study for our students,” Gagliano said.



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Newberry College Hosts Black History Month Event Series

February 7, 2019

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Newberry College will mark Black History Month throughout February with a series of events to celebrate important people and events in the history of African-Americans and the African diaspora. All events are free and open to the public.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Feb. 6 –Kenyan band Jabali Afrika, 8 p.m., Alumni Music Center Recital Hall. Presented by All Campus Entertainment (ACE).

 

Feb. 7 – Game Night: Black Card Revoked, 7 p.m., McClurg Center 215. Hosted by the Social Justice Club.

 

Feb. 12 – Trivia Tuesday: Black History, 8 p.m., Steele Student Center. Hosted by the Office of Residence Life and the Social Justice Club.

 

Feb. 13 – And When They Wake Up: Black Lives Matter, Rap and Activism, featuring instructor and researcher Najja K. Baptist, 7:30 p.m., Gnann Center-Center for Teacher Education. 

Presented by the Newberry College Multicultural Committee and the Political Science program.

 

Feb. 19 – Poetry Slam,8 p.m., AMC Recital Hall. Hosted by ACE and the Social Justice Club.

 

Feb. 21 – Movie Night: “The Hate U Give,” 7:30 p.m., McClurg Center 215. Presented by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Diversity Education and the Social Justice Club.

 

Feb. 28 – Soul Food Dinnerand Stroll Off performanceby National Pan-Hellenic Council members, 6:30 p.m., Kaufmann Dining Hall. Food prepared by Sodexo Dining Services. Sponsored by Diversity Education and the Social Justice Club.



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Newberry College Professor Earns Coveted Spot at National Seminar

January 29, 2019

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Newberry College Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Sara Peters has been selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in the “Teaching Vocational Exploration” seminar. Hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges, faculty are competitively selected as part of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) initiative. 

 

Peters will be among 20 higher education faculty from across the country selected to explore strategies for incorporating vocational exploration into curriculum and student mentoring. 

 

“With only 20 faculty chosen nationwide, the application process was highly competitive,” said Dr. Sid Parrish, interim vice president of Academic Affairs. “Dr. Peters’ exceptional commitment to her students makes her an ideal candidate for this seminar. We are eager to see what develops from her participation in the event.” 

 

The June seminar, to be held in Chicago, will share best practices for incorporating questions of vocational calling, purpose, ethics and identity into coursework to help students connect knowledge and vocational goals. Upon completing the seminar, faculty will be charged with developing a new course or course materials with a strong focus on vocational exploration. 

 

“Because of Newberry’s Lutheran liberal arts heritage, questions of calling, purpose, ethics and identity are precisely those we want our students to consider,” said Dr. Krista E. Hughes, director of the Muller Center at Newberry College. “Through this seminar, Dr. Peters will bring another dimension of vocation expertise to the student experience.”

 

The seminar is the latest development in the college’s relationship with CIC’s NetVUE initiative. Hughes currently directs a two-year, $42,000 program development grant, focused on mentoring first-year students for vocation. Hughes will speak in March at NetVUE’s national conference in Louisville, Ky.

 

Peters also has been granted a research sabbatical during Fall 2019 to study how people’s perceptions of national parks translate into stewardship when parks are utilized for recreation.



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Innovation Grant to Focus on Ethics Exploration Among Teens

January 28, 2019

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Dr. Krista E. Hughes, Newberry College associate professor of Religion and director of the Muller Center at Newberry College, has received a $3,500 Leadership Education at Duke Divinity (LEDD) Innovation Grant for her project, “Amplifying Youth Voices in the Pulpit and the Public Square.” 

 

The project is intended to fund professional development workshops for adult youth leaders along with the design of a web-based hub where teens and young adults can share their perspectives on pressing ethical questions. Hughes received the grant through her participation in Duke University Divinity School’s Foundations of Christian Leadership program held in Washington, D.C., in May and August 2018.

 

“Our project is two-tiered,” Hughes said. “We intend to host conversations and encourage resource-sharing among adult youth leaders, and to create a platform where young adults can share their ideas: through writing, podcasts, videos … really any creative form. We cannot wait to see what emerges.” 

 

Hughes and Ian Carr McPherson, co-director of Called to the Common Good, the College’s summer High School Youth Theology Institute, envision the project as an extension of the Institute, which equips youth to connect faith, ethics and civic commitment. 

 

“Youth are hungry for opportunities to explore issues of moral concern, such as gun violence, misunderstanding and hatred in our society, the dark side of social media,” said McPherson. “Churches need to do a better job of listening to the questions raised by youth as well as the wisdom they have about solutions.”

 

Many youth ministers agree, but they are unsure how to incorporate civic formation into faith formation, and existing resources are few, Hughes said. The innovation grant will be used to help fill that gap, especially in the Southeast region.

 

To this end, the Muller Center will host three Prophetic Youth Ministry summits on Jan. 24, in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Feb. 5, in Greenville, S.C.; and Feb. 7, in Charleston, S.C. The events are free, but registration is required. To register for a summit, or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/mullercenter/events, or email muller.center@newberry.edu. The web-based component of the project will launch in spring 2019. 



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Newberry Launches Esports for Intercollegiate Competition

January 9, 2019

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Competitive gaming, otherwise known as esports, will launch at Newberry College as an intercollegiate scholarship sport for the 2019-2020 season.

 

“Esports is experiencing exponential growth, particularly with high school- and college-age students,” said Newberry president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “We believe it is a natural fit for Newberry College.”

 

It may not fit our traditional view of collegiate athletics, but competitive gaming has quietly grown into one of the most popular team sports of the past decade.

 

Esports experiencing worldwide growth with both competitors and spectators

Esports appeals to a broad range of competitors with leagues running at the recreational, intercollegiate and professional levels. In fact, interest in gaming has become so widespread that ESPN added esports as one of its coverage categories in 2014.

 

Research by the Entertainment Software Association found that 150 million Americans play video games, and 64 percent of American households have at least one person who plays video games at least three hours per week.

 

Americans may be ardent gamers, but the appeal of esports is global. According to gaming and esports market intelligence provider Newzoo, there are 2.2 billion active gamers worldwide.

 

Likewise, the global fan base for competitive gaming has surged over the past decade, making esports the fastest growing spectator sport in the world. The Washington Post recently reported that substantially more people watched the 2017 League of Legends World Championships (106.2 million) than watched the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Daytona 500 contests combined (42.8 million).

 

Intercollegiate and recreational esports leagues forming at Newberry

Esports will launch at Newberry College for the 2019-20 season under the auspices of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). As with any intercollegiate sport, students will win a seat on the team roster based on their playing ability and will be eligible for gaming scholarships.

 

“Intercollegiate and recreational esports leagues formalize a structure that will help students connect with one another and with the campus,” said Dr. Sid Parrish, interim vice president for Academic Affairs. “These connections can be an important factor in whether a student stays in school and persists to graduation, just as they do with students in other intercollegiate sports.”

 

Esports teams compete in different leagues based on the specific games they play. Newberry College will compete in “Overwatch” and “League of Legends.” Both are multi-player games in which players compete as a team against other intercollegiate teams. A recreational league will be offered concurrently for students preferring more casual competition or seeking to hone their gaming skills to be considered for the intercollegiate ranks.

 

“This is an excellent opportunity for Newberry to establish itself in the arena of competitive gaming,” Parrish said. “Not only will we attract a new segment of students to campus who are highly motivated and technologically savvy, they also will experience the benefits of team competition that strengthen their connections to their teammates and enhance the overall student experience in college.”



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Newberry Welcomes 68 Graduates to the Ranks of Alumni at the Winter Commencement Ceremony

December 14, 2018

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Newberry College hosted its winter commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018, celebrating the accomplishments of 68 graduates on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Wiles Chapel. 

“Today is to recognize the achievements of our seniors seated before us in caps and gowns,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “It is important that we acknowledge the contributions – emotional, spiritual and financial – of the parents, grandparents, spouses and other family members of the graduates of the December Class of 2018.” 

Newberry conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, to Dr. Mitchell M. Zais in recognition of his service and leadership to Newberry College, the State of South Carolina and his continued support of education across the U.S. 

The College also conferred the rank for professor emerita of Nursing to Dr. Betsy M. McDowell, who retired at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester. 

The Newberry College Student Government Association each spring confers Professor of the Year honors upon a Newberry faculty member. That professor has the distinction of serving as commencement speaker at the December graduation ceremony. 

As the 2018 Professor of the Year, Dr. Amanda Hodges, associate professor of English and Director of the Summerland Honors Program, in her remarks to the graduates encouraged them to savior the moment. “Be brave enough to invest your talents,” Hodges said. “Take those meaningful risks and we can’t wait to see all the strength, understanding and goodness you will bring about.” 

Alumni Association president Mrs. Joyce Roof Carter ’82 welcomed the graduating class to the ranks of proud Newberry College alumni. 

“This is neither the end of your journey nor the end of your relationship with Newberry College,” she said. “Go forth from this campus an educated citizen and alumnus of this fine institution.”



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Newberry College Appoints Susan Ludwick to Lead Nursing Program

December 14, 2018

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Newberry College has named Dr. Susan Ludwick to serve as chair of the Department of Nursing effective Jan. 3, 2019. Ludwick replaces Dr. Betsy McDowell, who retired this month after 10 years with the College.  

 

“We are very pleased to have someone with Dr. Ludwick’s skills and experience to lead our Nursing program,” said Dr. Sid Parrish, interim vice president for Academic Affairs. “She takes charge at a pivotal period of growth and development for the program.”

 

Although relatively new for the College (the first class started in 2009), the program has proven to be enormously popular and has operated at maximum capacity for several years.

 

In 2016, Newberry College expanded its pre-licensure Nursing program to increase by one third the number of candidates admitted to the major. The program expanded from 24 students to 32 students admitted per year and began offering program starts in both fall and spring semesters. 

 

Building on the success of its Pre-Licensure Nursing program, the RN-to-BSN Completion program was among the first adult degree-completion programs the College offered when it launched Newberry Online in 2017.

 

The program also is a primary focus of the College’s fundraising efforts, with construction of a new Nursing facility being a top priority of Scaling the Summit capital campaign. 

 

Susan Ludwick comes to Newberry College from Charleston Southern University where she was assistant professor of Nursing. Her teaching responsibilities focused on pediatrics and pharmacology and coordinating student clinicals in these areas.

 

Ludwick served as an instructor in the USC-Upstate School of Nursing in Spartanburg for eight years, where she taught obstetrics, women’s health and pediatric nursing in both lecture and clinical settings.

 

Other teaching posts at Gardner Webb University School of Nursing, Clemson University School of Nursing and William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., focused primarily on community health nursing, obstetrics and maternal/child health nursing.

 

While teaching at Baker University School of Nursing in Topeka, Kan., Ludwick led a student-run clinic in a local homeless shelter and organized all community health agency clinical experiences for upper division students.

 

Earlier in her career, Ludwick held staff nurse positions at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., and Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wy. She also served as a health care consultant on the staff of U.S. Representative Sue Myrick in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C. (1994-95), where she was responsible for crafting health care legislation and served as executive assistant to the Congresswoman.

 

“I am delighted to be joining the Newberry College family to lead the Nursing program,” Ludwick said. “As a small, close-knit campus community, Newberry faculty are able to give personal attention to each student – something that is incredibly important for students going into a field that is highly focused on providing individualized care.”

 

Ludwick received her BSN from Wichita State University and MSN from the University of Wyoming. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Leadership and Public Health Nursing emphasis from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

 

Ludwick is a regular presenter at regional nursing conferences and is active in a variety of professional organizations, including Postpartum Support International, South Carolina Nurse’s Association and Nurse’s Christian Fellowship. Ludwick applies her nursing skills as a volunteer in a variety of community health settings focused on supporting children and families and addressing issues of homelessness.

 

Betsy McDowell, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, retired as chair of the Department of Nursing at the conclusion of the fall semester in Decemer2018. McDowell came to Newberry in 2008 to establish and lead a Nursing program for the College. Under her leadership, Nursing has grown into the successful and well-respected program it is today, and recently achieved the highest NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate, at 100 percent, in the program’s short history.



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Michael Stamp Named Campus Recreation Coordinator

November 30, 2018

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Michael Stamp has joined Newberry College as coordinator of Campus Recreation in the Office of Student Affairs effective Nov. 26, 2018. In his new role, Stamp will focus on expanding the College’s intramural sports program, overseeing the campus fitness center and developing Newberry’s outdoor recreation/adventure programming.

 

Stamp comes to Newberry from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where he was assistant director of the Kelchner Fitness Center serving as residence director and programs coordinator.

 

“Michael’s experience managing a comprehensive campus recreation program will be a tremendous asset to Newberry,” said Michael Smith, Director of Student Engagement. “We look forward to seeing the new initiatives he will bring to our Campus Recreation program.”

 

During Stamp’s nearly four years at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, he oversaw a staff of 40 student employees and managed all aspects of the college’s intramural sports program. He assisted with day-to-day operations of the fitness center.

 

Stamp spearheaded collaborations between the Kelchner Fitness Center and local community groups, such as Special Olympics and YMCA. He developed and directed an annual outdoor summer camp for local youth. Stamp also served as an adjunct professor in the Geosciences Department teaching courses for students in the Outdoor Recreational Leadership major.

 

Stamp previously served as a graduate assistant/co-op Intern for Campus Outdoor Recreation Experience at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he oversaw all aspects of the program. He planned and facilitated more than 20 outdoor recreation/adventure program annually, managed the climbing gym and challenge courses and supervised equipment rentals.

 

Stamp is certified in First Aid, AED and CPR, and is a Wilderness First Responder. He also is a climbing wall instructor and a challenge course practitioner.

 

“I’m excited to get started working with students to build a Campus Recreation Program that will make Newberry College proud,” Stamp said. “There are a lot of really passionate and talented students on the Newberry campus who are eager to be active and get involved in activities outside of the classroom.”



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Newberry Professor Presents Research On Three Pioneering Television Programs

November 16, 2018

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Newberry College Professor of Communications Dr. Jodie Peeler presented original research on three influential television programs during a seminar at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in Hunt Valley, Md. this semester. 

 

Peeler’s seminar, “Your Friends From Breakfast to Bedtime: NBC’s Today, Home and Tonight” chronicled the development in the early 1950s of three programs that changed not only television programming, but also program ownership and advertising philosophies. Peeler spoke about Today, the first successful early-morning network news program, and Home, a pioneering daytime magazine hosted by Arlene Francis. Peeler’s co-presenter Kevin Doherty spoke about the development of Tonight, and shared reminiscences of working with former Tonight host Jack Paar later in his career. 

 

“We take Today and Tonight for granted, and it’s easy to think they’ve always been there,” Peeler said. “But when they were proposed, few people thought they would work, let alone gain a following. And few people anymore remember Home or how pioneering it was in its time. All three were great risks, but time has proven they were sound concepts. This was a great opportunity to share what I’ve learned about how these programs came to be, and how they influenced so much that came after.” 

 

During the presentation Peeler also shared insights from her ongoing research into original Today host Dave Garroway. A versatile communicator on radio and television, Garroway was a presence on multiple NBC programs through the 1950s, and hosted Today from its January 1952 debut through July 1961. Peeler is currently writing a book about Garroway’s life, having conducted archival research in multiple states and interviewed people who knew or worked with him, and maintains the Garroway At Large website (www.garrrowayatlarge.com), an online tribute that also features an ongoing chronicle of her research. 

 

“Too often Dave Garroway, when he is remembered, is remembered only for a few things in his life,” Peeler said. “But he was a versatile communicator whose style influenced so much that came afterward, and he was a fascinating human being whose story hasn’t really been told. I’m always glad when I can share what I’ve learned. Dave Garroway needs to be remembered.” 

 

Peeler, who specializes in broadcast history, plans to return to the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention next year to give a presentation on how the historic July 1969 flight of Apollo 11 was broadcast from liftoff to splashdown, and on the technological accomplishments that made the live telecast possible.



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Newberry Hosts Dedication Ceremony for New Residence Hall

November 3, 2018

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Newberry College hosted the dedication ceremony for Pearson Hall, the College’s newly constructed residence hall, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. The building is named in honor of the late Wayne Pearson, a 1971 Newberry College alumnus, and his wife, Patricia.

 

“Wayne would be extremely humbled by this honor, but I know he would be grinning from ear to ear,” said his wife, Patricia. “He always felt that Newberry College gave him the opportunity to be successful. We both want the students to take advantage of the opportunities at Newberry College and enjoy this new residence hall. If the students get going, then the world will open up for them with education.”

 

Pearson gave generously of his time and treasure to his alma mater throughout his lifetime. He served as an elected member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees for 15 years and was honored as a trustee emeritus at the completion of his final term.

 

“Wayne kept the best interests of Newberry College close to his heart, even when he was not actively serving the College in an official capacity,” said former Board of Trustees chairman Hap Pearce. “He served tirelessly and with humility, neither expecting nor desiring special credit for his efforts on behalf of the College. It was my pleasure to serve on the Board of Trustees with Wayne. I respected his business savvy and relied upon his good judgement and sound advice.”

 

Pearson was as a member and president of the Newberry College Alumni Board of Managers. He also was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Order and was inducted into the Kappa Alpha Court of Honor in recognition of his long-time support of that fraternity.

 

Pearson and his family also have generously supported Newberry College throughout the years with leadership gifts to capital projects, academic and athletic programs and scholarships.

 

“Wayne was a cherished friend of the College for more than 30 years and a role model of servant leadership throughout his lifetime,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “I am delighted we are able to commemorate Wayne and Patricia’s legacy in a way that is meaningful to the Pearson family.”

 

Construction on Pearson Hall was completed in July and the building was opened for student occupancy in August 2018. The residence hall is home to 82 students, including two resident assistants. It features suite-style, double-occupancy rooms in pods of four, six or eight people, with a shared kitchenette and living room. The building also features useful commona areas, including a fully equipped kitchen, television lounge, table seating and small group meeting spaces, along with lounge/study spaces in the second and third floor common areas.



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Newberry College Reaches New Enrollment Milestones

September 18, 2018

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Newberry College welcomed a record-breaking 471 new students in its incoming class for fall 2018, making it fourth time in the past five years that the College has achieved a new enrollment milestone for its incoming class. 

 

With 377 freshmen, Newberry’s incoming class charted an astonishing 5.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen, along with 75 transfer students and 10 readmitted students. The incoming class tally also included 14 students enrolled in the College’s recently launched online degree-completion programs for adult learners. 

 

“This year’s enrollment result is particularly gratifying,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “As we continue to focus on the quality and relevance of the educational experience we offer, students increasingly are understanding the value of earning a Newberry College degree.”

 

Newberry also reached a new high point in overall enrollment with a fall headcount of 1,212  students, including 1,179 full-time students. The result toppled last year’s double-digit percentage increases for both overall enrollment (1,190) and full-time students (1,157).

 

ENROLLMENT FAST FACTS

South Carolina residents account for 75 percent of total enrollment.
Non-resident students hail from 28 states, drawn primarily from the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Top five states by enrollment are North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia. 
International enrollment accounted for 5 percent of the student population and come from 23 countries and six continents. Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom and Ecuador account for the largest proportion of international students. 

 

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sid Parrish noted that putting greater emphasis on informing prospective students about secondary areas of interest helped tip the scales for fall enrollment. 

 

“We’re good at sharing information about majors with prospective students, but we weren’t connecting with them as well on areas of interest– everything from marching band to bass fishing, which appeal to students across all majors,” Parrish said. “Helping students connect the dots between areas of study and areas of interest made a difference in the number of prospective students who committed to Newberry College.” 

 

Newberry faculty and staff also have deepened their involvement throughout the recruitment and enrollment process. 

 

“For a school like Newberry College, where personal attention is an important part of our brand promise, this one-on-one interaction with faculty and staff gives students a sense of our student-centered approach,” Parrish said. 

 

In the competitive higher education landscape, Newberry College has continued to focus on providing students with a top-quality education that is competitively priced. 

 

“Newberry’s commitment to financial transparency allows the College to provide a customized financial aid award based on a family’s needs,” said Christopher Harris, dean of Enrollment Management. “Coupled with our Loan Repayment Promise, families are finding that our strong private liberal arts education is attainable for their educational goals.”

 

The College’s emphasis on value and affordability also was reflected in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges report released earlier this week. Newberry College moved up to the #3 spot in the Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South rankings and made its second consecutive appearance on the unranked list, Least Debt at Graduation for Regional Colleges in the South. The College also moved up to the #12 spot in the Best Regional Colleges in the South category and was included in the unranked list, Schools With the Most International Students. 

 

“Passion, purpose and personal attention is our promise to students, and we strive to live out that promise every day,” Scherrens said. “Our dedication to this pledge is making us a college of first choice among prospective students.” 



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Newberry College Ranks Among Nation’s Best

September 10, 2018

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Newberry College had an impressive showing on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today. Newberry appeared on the following lists: 

 

* Best Regional Colleges in the South (#12) 

* Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South (#3) 

* Schools With the Most International Students (unranked list) 

* Least Debt at Graduation for Regional Colleges in the South (unranked list) 

 

Best Colleges 

In the rankings for Best Regional Colleges in the South, Newberry jumped five places in the rankings to take over the #12 spot and retain its place in the Top 20 Best Regional Colleges in the South for the second year in a row. 

 

“Newberry College has invested significant time and effort over the past five years on fostering a more student-centered campus environment,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens. “This incredible jump in the national rankings is directly attributable to the persistence and dedication of our faculty, staff, coaches, students and alumni.” 

 

Best Value 

In its third consecutive appearance on the Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South rankings, Newberry College moved up four places to the #3 spot in the 2019 rankings. 

 

“Newberry is committed to providing students with a top-quality liberal arts education that is affordable for students and their families,” said Chris Harris, Dean of Enrollment Management. “With our ability to provide generous financial aid packages and our continued investment in the only student loan repayment promise in South Carolina, a Newberry College education lives up to its ranking in the Best Value category.” 

 

International Students 

Recognizing the importance of understanding other cultures and being able to effectively interact personally and professionally within a global society, U.S. News identified institutions with the largest proportion of international undergraduates during the 2017-18 academic year. 

 

On this new list of Schools with the Most International Students for Regional Colleges in the 

South, the proportion of international students at those schools ranged from 5 to 19 percent of their student populations. At Newberry College, international students comprised 5 percent of the overall student population. 

 

“Being able to introduce our students to a wide variety of cultures makes our small-town college a much more diverse place,” said Newberry College senior and student body president Luke Carraway. “The growing number of international students is an important factor in Newberry’s recent growth and success.” 

 

Student Debt 

In Student Debt at Graduation (a category debuted by U.S. News in last year’s 2018 rankings report), Newberry College makes its second consecutive appearance on the Least Debt for Regional Colleges in the South list. 

 

Over the past several years, Newberry has worked to refine its institutional aid matrix to make awards where they would have the greatest impact and placed greater emphasis on moving families through the financial aid application process earlier in the enrollment cycle to ensure the best award package from state, federal and institutional sources. Additionally, the College is now in its third year with its Loan Repayment Promise, which offers a unique guarantee for after graduation. 

 

“For situations in which a college loan is required, the Newberry College Loan Repayment Promise can help ease concerns with its pledge of support after graduation,” said Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sid Parrish. “If a student earns less than $40,000 after graduation, Newberry pledges to help the student repay their student loans. This benefit holds great appeal to families for the added peace of mind it offers.” 

 

“It is truly exciting to see the progress we are making as an institution manifest itself in data-driven measures such as national rankings,” said Hap Pearce, Newberry College alumnus and chairman of the Board of Trustees. “I look forward to witnessing all we will accomplish in the years ahead.” 

 

About the Rankings 

U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges by key measures of quality, including institutional reputation, student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, financial resources and alumni giving. More at www.usnews.com/colleges. 



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Newberry College Professor Recognized by State Respiratory Therapy Organization

August 10, 2018

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Dr. Jerry Alewine, chair of Newberry College’s Department of Respiratory Therapy, has been named the 2018 Leadership Practitioner of the Year by the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (SCSRC). 

 

“You have demonstrated a dedication to your program, students and the profession, which has earned you this honor,” noted selection committee chair Cayce Hendrix in the award letter. 

 

SCSRC recognizes up to three practitioners statewide each year who strive to elevate the respiratory care profession in either a clinical, education or leadership role. With more than 20 years in the field of Respiratory Care, Alewine has served in all three capacities.

 

Alewine has spent the past 10 years in teaching and leadership roles in higher education. He joined Newberry College in 2017 to develop and launch the institution’s new Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy online degree-completion program. 

 

Prior to joining Newberry College, he served as dean of the Division of Health Science (2008-2017) for Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, S.C., and previously served as PTC’s director of Clinical Education for Respiratory Care (2001-2008). Alewine also has more than two decades of clinical experience working as a Respiratory Therapist at Self Regional HealthCare and Providence Heart Center. 

 

Throughout his career, Alewine has worked to advance the field of Respiratory Care. He is a former president of the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Newberry County Memorial Center. 

 

His past efforts on behalf of his patients and the industry have garnered recognition. He received the DHEC Maternal and Neonatal Champion Award (2004) and was recognized as South Carolina Practitioner of the Year by the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care in 2006. 

 

“I am honored to have been selected as Leadership Practitioner of  the Year by SCSRC,” Alewine said. “By developing the BSRT program, Newberry College is leading the way in improving healthcare in South Carolina and I am proud to have a role in continuing to advance the filed in this way.” 

 

Alewine will be recognized for his latest accomplishment by the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care at an awards banquet during the organization’s SCSRC’s fall conference in September at Myrtle Beach, S.C. 



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Newberry Music Invited to Perform in Germany

July 30, 2018

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The Newberry College Chamber Orchestra and the Newberry College Singers have been invited to participate in a special “Lange Nacht der Kultur” (long night of culture) festival in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Saturday, June 15, 2019.   The event, and related performance events earlier that week, will be a collaboration between the Newberry College musicians and members of the ensemble “d’acCHORd”, a Kaiserslautern-based  a cappella vocal ensemble, and friends from the Sinfonieorchester des Landkreises Kaiserslautern (SOKL).   
 
Participating students and faculty will depart South Carolina on Thursday evening, June 6, and will enjoy ten full days of performing and sight-seeing in southwest Germany, with considerable support from their German hosts.  Both ensembles have also been invited to appear on the US military bases in the region, performing for students at Kaiserslautern High School, and at Ramstein High School.
 
To offset some of the expenses of this journey, participating students and faculty will seek local sponsorship possibilities.   Dr. Patrick Casey, music director of the Newberry Chamber Orchestra—and tour coordinator--is actively engaged with some civic organizations in the Kaiserslautern area for co-sponsorship potential as well.   All ideas for area sponsorship possibilities are most welcome.   Please feel free to contact Dr. Casey at (803) 321-5634, or with thoughts or inquiries.
 
The Newberry Chamber Orchestra (NCO) is a college-community or town and gown orchestra and is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members in the region. The NCO performs orchestral music from the Baroque to the 20th century and rehearses every Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 pm on the Newberry College campus.  For more information please contact Dr. Casey at (803) 321-5634.
 
Newberry College Singers was founded in 1932, and is one of the oldest groups on campus. This premier auditioned choir tours annually and performs choral masterworks that range from the Middle Ages through the 21st century.  The Singers are under the direction of Department of Music chair, Dr. Chris Sheppard.  Dr. Sheppard can be reached at 803-321-5181.
 



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Newberry College Earns SACSCOC Approval on Five-Year Report

July 23, 2018

Newberry College recently received the best possible response from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), receiving the accrediting body’s approval of Newberry’s Fifth-Year Interim Report. 

 

Colleges and universities undergo a comprehensive accreditation review every 10 years. The Fifth-Year Interim Report is the mid-point assessment of compliance with the 17 standards of the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation. Newberry College provided a detailed review of compliance in its Fifth-Year Interim Report submitted in December 2017 and responded to follow-up questions from SACSCOC in its Referral Report. 

 

The SACSCOC Board of Trustees reviewed the report at its June 2018 meeting and requested no additional information or reports. Furthermore, the accrediting agency determined that Newberry is in full compliance with all SACSCOC accreditation standards and is fully accredited until 2022, when the College will undergo the standard reaffirmation review process. 

 

“We have focused our efforts on continuous improvement of organizational effectiveness driven by an ongoing process of action, assessment and adjustment of policies, programs and strategies,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens. “Our success with the Fifth-Year Interim Report is a solid indicator of the positive impact of our work campus-wide.” 

 

Newberry College has been continuously accredited by SACSCOC since 1936 and received its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation in December 2014. Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution has a mission appropriate to higher education, has resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives. 

 

For more information, contact Dr. Sid Parrish, interim vice president for Academic Affairs and SACSCOC institutional liaison at sid.parrish@newberry.edu or 803.321.5263.



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Newberry College Appoints New Dean of Enrollment Management

July 23, 2018

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Christopher M. Harris will join Newberry College as its new Dean of Enrollment Management effective Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. 

Harris will provide strategic leadership and planning for the recruitment and enrollment of both traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate degree-completion programs and financial aid. As a member of the College’s senior leadership team, Harris will advise the president and others on recruitment strategies and tactics for current enrollment and future growth. 

“Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in enrollment management to this position,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “He offers an infusion of energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas that will transform our enrollment efforts. I am pleased to welcome Chris as the newest member of our leadership team.” 

Harris comes to Newberry College from Ohio-based University of Findlay, where he served as Director of Admission (2014-2018). He helped that university achieve record-breaking enrollment and supported year-to-year retention gains. 

Previously, he served as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid (2010-2014) at Lake Erie College, where he provided strategic direction for the institution’s new student recruitment efforts, including undergraduate, graduate, transfer, dual enrollment and international student constituencies. 

Prior to that, Harris served as Director of Financial Aid (2009-2010) at Hondros College of Nursing, where he developed and monitored financial aid processes across multiple departments. He served as Dean of Enrollment and Student Services (2003-2009) at MedCentral College of Nursing, where he led significant enrollment growth and increased student retention by 20 percent in four years. At Paul Smith’s College, where he served as Director of Admissions (2001-2003), he partnered with academic deans and program chairs to identify, develop and market new degree programs. 

“I am excited and honored to be joining the Newberry College family,” Harris said. “From the moment I stepped onto the Newberry campus, it was obvious this is a truly special and unique institution deeply rooted in its mission of preparing students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition. Newberry has great momentum and I look forward to partnering with our talented faculty and staff and dedicated alumni to attract and retain future graduates of our College.” 

Harris completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from West Liberty University. He earned his Master of Arts in Education degree from Heidelberg University and is completing his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Concordia University-Portland. 

Harris has a long-held tradition of volunteer and community service and said he looks forward to getting involved in the local community once he is relocated in the area. Most recently, Harris served as a volunteer with the Miracle League of Hancock County Buddy for Baseball program, The Make It Fit Foundation and the Heart of Ohio Girls Softball Association.



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Newberry Nursing Grads Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam

July 10, 2018

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The Newberry College Department of Nursing today announced its spring 2018 graduates have achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. The NCLEX-RN is a standardized exam given by the South Carolina Board of Nursing to assess the readiness of new nursing graduates to enter the nursing profession. 

 

“We implemented strategies at the beginning of the academic year to raise our first-time pass rate to 90 percent or better,” said Betsy McDowell, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, chair of the Newberry College Department of Nursing. “It is gratifying to see our plan so quickly yield an even better than expected result.” 

 

The state Board of Nursing uses the first-time pass rate in its assessment of nursing programs. Although Newberry’s overallpass rate for the NCLEX-RN was 92 percent (higher than the state average), its first-time pass rate had dropped in 2016 and 2017. In response, Newberry College developed a strategy to address the issue. 

 

Developing the Plan

Newberry College administrators presented a performance improvement plan to the state Board of Nursing, with the goal of achieving 90 percent or better for the first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN.

 

Newberry partnered with ATI Nursing Education, a nationally recognized test preparation expert, to provide regular content reviews focused on helping students apply their cumulative nursing knowledge and offer supplemental instruction to better familiarize students with the unique testing environment of the NCLEX-RN exam. Newberry also provided one-on-one support for students needing additional help on specific subject matter. 

 

“Our senior students faced a number of program changes aimed at improving their preparedness for the licensure exam,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “They consistently went above and beyond, responding to every additional task or assignment in a positive and professional manner to achieve an unprecedented 100 percent first-time pass rate. I am greatly impressed by their focus and perseverance throughout the year to achieve this goal.” 

 

Working the Plan

Kayla Alewine, one of the spring 2018 Nursing graduates responsible for achieving the 100 percent first-time pass rate, said she and her classmates understood the importance of performing well on the NCLEX and knew what they needed to do to achieve that result. 

 

“I speak on behalf of the whole class when I say that we would not be where we are today without our professors pushing us, administrators supporting us and all of them giving us continuous encouragement,” said Alewine, who starts her new job at Palmetto Health on July 30 working as an RN in the Critical Care Residency. “I knew we could do this and I am glad we were able to be the first Newberry class to conquer the NCLEX with a 100 percent first-time pass rate.” 

 

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sid Parrish, Jr., also praised the Nursing faculty for their efforts in creating a strong action plan for improvement. 

 

“Our Nursing faculty did an outstanding job working with ATI to research best practices and implement an action plan that has exceeded our expectations,” Parrish said. “We have an excellent Nursing program at Newberry College that is now even stronger thanks to their efforts. With these changes now a permanent part of our program, we are confident that upcoming classes will continue to achieve this same level of success on their licensure exams.” 

 

Focusing on Future Growth

Although Nursing is a relatively new program at Newberry College (the first class started in 2009), it has proven to be an enormously popular program that has operated at maximum capacity for several years.

 

In 2016, Newberry College expanded its pre-licensure Nursing program to increase by one third the number of candidates admitted to the major. The program expanded from 24 students to 32 students admitted per year and began offering program starts in both fall and spring semesters. 

 

Building on the success of its traditional program, the RN-to-BSN Completion program was among the first adult degree-completion programs the College offered when it launched Newberry Onlinein 2017. 

 

The Nursing program also is a primary focus of the College’s recent fundraising initiatives. Construction of a new Nursing facility is the top priority of Newberry’s Scaling the Summitcapital campaign. 



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Newberry College Appoints New Registrar

June 12, 2018

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Tanika L. Beard has joined Newberry College as Registrar effective June 1, replacing Carol Bickley, who served at Newberry for 50 years, including 35 years as Registrar. 

 

Beard will be the administrator who is responsible for overseeing class registration and scheduling, maintaining the academic records of all students and preparing information such as academic honors lists, eligibility for graduation and transcripts. 

 

“Having served in several different roles in the Registrar’s office at different institutions, Tanika brings valuable fresh perspectives to her new role at Newberry,” said Dr. Sid Parrish, Vice President for Academic Affairs (interim). “We look forward to seeing Tanika use her knowledge and expertise to support our ongoing efforts to create a highly student-centered environment.” 

 

Beard comes to Newberry from Paine College in Augusta, Ga., where she served first as Transcript and Records Coordinator starting in 2013 before assuming the role of Registrar in 2015. Prior to that, she served the Registrar’s office at Voorhees College, spending a year as an Administrative Assistant before she was promoted to Transcript and Graduation Coordinator, a role she held for three years. 

 

Beard received an A.A. degree in Occupational Technology-Paralegal Studies from Aiken Technical College and earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration Management from Paine College. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society. 

 

“It is a privilege to join the Newberry College family as the new Registrar,” Beard said. “Looking ahead, our goal for the Office of the Registrar is to improve and streamline the day-to-day operations and processes to make it run as effectively as possible for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to focus on providing exceptional customer service to everyone as we embrace the mission of the College.”



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Community Yard Sale A Success

June 1, 2018

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The Newberry College campus community, led by members of the Panhellenic Council, came together to hold a community yard sale that raised more than $1,100 for charity. All proceeds raised during the May 12 event were donated to The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded and powered by sorority women on a mission to raise financial support and resources to help remove education barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression. 

 

It had been several years since Newberry had hosted the Community Yard Sale, so members of the Panhellenic Council agreed it was time for the event to make its return to the campus. In the weeks leading up the end-of-year move-out from the residence halls, donations poured in from students, faculty and staff offering up their gently used or unwanted items to the cause.

 

"We did not expect to receive so many donations,” said  Katelyn Heard, philianthropy chairwoman of the Panhellenic Council of Newberry College. "We appreciated all the support that came from throughout the Newberry College family.”

 

Circle of Sisterhood and National Panhellenic Council have been working together since 2012.

 

“I am impressed with the dedication of the Panhellenic Women with this project,” said Dean of Students Dr. Sandra Rouse. “They developed and ran with the idea from start to finish, and I could not be prouder of their efforts to create positive change in the world.”

 

The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a mechanism by which all sorority women can stand together across affiliation, age, color and creed to make a difference in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world. Collectively, they are one of the largest communities of college-educated women in the world. Fewer than 7 percent of the world's population, both men and women, has a college degree and two-thirds of all illiterate adults are women. Standing together as one community, they give girls and women an equal chance for rewarding lives and livelihoods through schooling, the learning of a trade or even a college degree. 

 

Based on the success of this year's event, the Newberry College Panhellenic Council plans to hold this event annually. The 2019 yard sale is tentatively scheduled for late April or early May. For more information about the Newberry College Community Yeard Sale event, please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Greek Life at Newberry College.



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Newberry Announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

May 29, 2018

Dean's List Newberry Colleges

Students receiving recognition on the Dean’s List at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

A total of 354 students earned Dean’s List honors this semester. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018:


Samuel    Jawanza    Adams        Simpsonville    SC
Tabitha    Patrice    Adams        Saluda        SC
Stephanie    Laura        Agapion    Gaffney    SC
Alexander    Ruiz        Aguilar    Malott    WA
Brooks    McCormick Allen        Newberry    SC
Jordan    Nicole    Alvey        Goose Creek    SC
Alex    Richard    Amble        Summerville    SC
Steven    Omarro    Archie        Goose Creek    SC
Joseph    Anthony    Ariale        Summerville    SC
Luke    Wilfred    Atack        Hamilton    ON
Alyssa    Marie    Ball        Magnolia    DE
Brooke    Nicole    Ball        Newberry    SC
Samantha Grace    Balough        Lexington,     SC
Jordan    Ashley    Barnes        Prosperity    SC
Kevin    Tyler    Barry        Spartanburg    SC
Madison    Elizabeth Bauknight     Chapin        SC
Caleb    Remellow Belton        Heath Springs    SC
Gracen    Elizabeth Bennett     Lexington    SC
Hunter    Kyle    Berley        Aiken        SC
Brooke    ElizabethBerry        Batesburg    SC
Steven    Semaho    Berry          North Charleston, SC
Devin    Tavon    Blackwell     Manning        SC
Harthe    Dufford    Blankenship     Branchville    SC
Harry    Frederick Bolton     Kambah ACT     
Anne-Marie Branham        Cassatt        SC
Samantha Nicole    Breeden        Chattanooga    TN
Ashlie    Summer    Brickle        Cope        SC
David    Anthony    Bridges        Sumter        SC
Dakotah    Scott    Brigham        Hilton Head Island, SC
Jacob    Wayne    Brinson        Pickens        SC
Shelby    Lee    Britten        Victoria    
Madison    Grace    Brock        
Eric    Hayden    Brody        Orlando        FL
David    Copeland Brown        Anderson    SC
Ronald        Brown        Columbia    SC
William    Austin    Brown        
Alexandra Virginia Bryant    Branchville    SC
Brock    Jameson    Bryant        Prosperity    SC
Fabrizio    Bucco        Guayaquil     
Pierce    Allen    Burch        Holly Hill    SC
Rebecca    Nicole    Burkhart    Gaston        SC
Nicholas James    Butler        Camden        SC
Jordan    Curtez    Campbell    Abbeville    SC
Pedro Gabriel    Ferreira    Campos    Belo Horizonte     
Christopher Curtis Capers Jr.    Goose Creek    SC
Hannah    Leigh    Carnes        Lancaster    SC
Anthony    Miles    Carter        Blenheim    SC
Janet        Carter        Ninety Six    SC
Morgan    Alexandria Cassidy    Gaston        SC
Angela De Jesus    Chancay        Beaufort    SC
Joseph Benjamin    Chaney        Ninety Six    SC
Jared    Douglas    Chant        Theresa        NY
James    Thomas    Chappel        Columbus    GA
Andrew    Morgan    Chariker    Prosperity    SC
Wei        Chen        Orangeburg    SC
Molly    Irene    Chester        Dumfries    VA
Keyla    Starr    Childs        Summerville    SC
Travis    Anthony    Christmas    Sumter        SC
Corey    James    Chrzanowski    Suwanee        GA
Zachary    Thomas    Clary        Gaffney        SC
Briana    Taylor    Clontz        Conover        NC
Kelly Crittenden Coleman    Smyrna        TN
Nicholas Coy    Comfort        Columbia    SC
Dv'nn    Ja'jwan    Cooks        Smiths Station    AL
Sydney    Rae    Cox        Oregon City    OR
Austin    Steele    Crocker        Laurens        SC
Bethany    Leanne    Cromer        Newberry    SC
Allison    Elaine    Crout        Gilbert        SC
Katy Elizabeth Crout        Gilbert        SC
Robert        Cull        liverpool    
Chelsey    Lynn    Cunningham    Youngsville    NC
Selice    Alexandra Daley        Bluffton    SC
Lucia    Annette    Davila        La Paz    
Allison    Victoria Davis        Greensboro    NC
Marial        de Lachica    Whitmire    SC
Mandy    Joy    De Vries    Hollywood    SC
William    Eric    Decker        Anchorage    AK
Lauren    Rebecca    Derrick        Chapin        SC
Nicklaus Montgomery Dietrich    Matthews    NC
Myranda    Holly    Dills        Chesnee        SC
Bradley    John    Dixon        Wakefield    
Michelle    Matsue    Doby    Lithonia    GA
Tabitha    Marie    Dorsey        Goose Creek    SC
Logan    Gabrielle Dortch    Chapin        SC
Robert    Garrett    DuBose        Chapin        SC
Alexander Scott    Durham        Easley        SC
Ari    Caleb    Edmiston    Cayce        SC
Cole    Allen    Eison        Whitmire    SC
Cannon    Jenee    Elliott        Little Mountain    SC
Mikayla    Noel    Elliott        Little Mountain    SC
Georgia    Mae    Elliott-King    Northampton    
Karyn    Ann    Ellis        Summerville    SC
Dakota    Raighne    Elzy        Louisville    KY
Meg    Hannah    Essex        Glamorgan Vale    
Lauren    Renee'    Evans        Columbia    SC
Curren    Charles    Fessler        Summerville    SC
Christine S.    Fissella    Columbia    SC
Jessica    Lauren    Folk        Newberry    SC
Hester        Foo        
Julia Kathleen Fowler        Lugoff        SC
Hayden    Lee    Francis        Snellville    GA
Rachel    Anne    Franklin    Newberry    SC
Jayleen    Virginia Gant        Poway        CA
Emily    Parker    Gantt        Leesville    SC
Gabrielle Elaine Gentner    Chapin        SC
Luke    Charles    Gibson        Albemarle    NC
Garrett    Vernon    Giles        Cupeper        VA
Emily    London    Glymph        Pomaria        SC
Marta        Gomar        VALENCIA 
Emma Kristine Gooding        Chapin        SC
Trey    Jamal    Goodwin        Gadsden        SC
Brian    Austin    Gordon        Lancaster    SC
Madison    DeAnne    Graham        Prosperity    SC
Cera    Morgan    Gravely        Fort Mill    SC
Esther Shantavia Green        Aiken        SC
Lucius Harper    Greene        York        SC
Orin    Stacey    Gregg        Irmo        SC
Calesta    Paige    Grooms        Eutawville    SC
Kelly    Mae    Gunter        Batesburg    SC
Aubrey    Grace    Guyton        Cordova        TN
Donovan    Jordan    Hadley        Hopkins        SC
Alicia    Leigh    Hall        Whitmire    SC
Samuel    Winburn    Hall        Conway        SC
Andrew    Allen    Hamer        
Nicola    Victoria Handreck     Heywood,Victoria, AU    
Madison    Kathleen Hargraves    Lake Orion    MI
Savannah Payton    Harmon        Prosperity    SC
Emma    Claire    Harms        Greer        SC
Billie    Alessandra Harper    Belmont        NH
Daniel    Kwame- Ageykum Harris    Fairfax        VA
Mackenzie Carolyn Harsch    Irmo        SC
Benjamin Tyler Havird        Newberry    SC
James    Austin    Haynes        Florence    SC
Jarrett    Christopher Hazel    Chapin        SC
Katelyn    Marie    Heard        Yorktown    VA
Erica    Jordan    Henderson    Fountain Inn    SC
Carlos    Adan    Hernandez    Newberry    SC
Jorge Brian Hernandez-Esquivel Lexington    SC
Deisi Hernandez-Galarza        Randleman    NC
Margarette    Kathryn        Herrera    Elgin    SC
Georgne    Crystiana Herring    Columbia    SC
Shannon    Camille    Hetrick        Greenville    SC
Daphne Liliana Heyaime-Fernandez Santo Domingo    
Hunter    Scott    Hill        Little Mountain    SC
Jasmine    Sinclair Hill        Columbia    SC
Samara    Adele    Hill        Vic     
Xavier    McKenzieHill        Columbia    SC
Peyton    Clark    Hite        Ninety Six    SC
William    Wesley    Holbrook    Aiken        SC
Mark    Edward    Hoog        Lexinton    SC
Dara    Nicole    Hoopingarner    Roebuck        SC
Christopher James Howe        Kinards        SC
Madeline Frances Hunnicutt    Columbia    SC
Kayla    Nicole    Hutto        Chapin        SC
Laura    Ashley    Hutto        Orangeburg    SC
Nabila        Inak        Forest Hills    NY
Jennie    Tahisha    Jackson        Newberry    SC
Taylor    William    Jackson    Batesburg-Leesville    SC
Jacob    Allen    Jeffcoat    West Columbia    SC
Fredric    Antwan    Johnson        Orangeburg    SC
Jessica    Marie    Johnson        Laurens        SC
Sarah Elizabeth Johnson        Ruby        SC
D'Arion    Lashay    Johnston    Columbia    SC
Brandarius Shmar Jones        Newberry    SC
Mikaela    Danielle Jones        Spartanburg    SC
Samuel    Griffin    Jones        Greer        SC
Keito        Jordon        Columbia    SC
Alexis    Joan    Kahler        West Bloomfield    MI
Jacob    Bailey    Katopol        Ypsilanti    MI
Farai    Mazvita    Kawonde        Harare, Harare    
Brady    Alexis    Keeler        Bridgeville    DE
Kadelyn    Taylor    Kelly        Chapin        SC
Tyrone    T    Kelly        Camden        SC
Naomi    Elise    Killian        Stone Mountain    GA
Julie    Ann    Kinard        Prosperity    SC
Samuel    Harrison Kinard        Lexington    SC
Robert    Cory    King        Chapin        SC
Aaron    Joseph    Kitchen        Chapin        SC
Sara    Derice    Koen        Chapin        SC
Christopher    John Kowalski    Myrtle Beach    SC
Cassidy    Jordan    Krasselt    Cayce        SC
Quincy    William    Kroeschell    Charlotte    NC
Hannah    Elizabeth Ksor        Moore        SC
Hayleigh Dianne    Ksor        Roebuck        SC
Wan Shia    Lai        Selangor     
Anne    M    Lambert        Lexington    SC
Patrick    Dee    Lane        Chapin        SC
Marshall    Hunter    Lange    Archdale    NC
Ashley    Sloan    Lawson        Lexington    SC
Mariah Elizabeth Lee        Seaford        DE
Paige    Jane    Lehine        Glendora    CA
Claus    Simonsen Lehland    Bergen     
Hannah    Kate    Lepaio        Bathurst NSW,     AU    
Rasha    Myiti Simone    Ling    Reeseville    SC
Kinard    Javante    Lisbon        Bishopville    SC
Johnnie    William    Little        New London    NC
Taylor    Renee    Livingston    Newberry    SC
Andres    Lopez    E         Longmeadow    MA
Lauren    Elizabeth Lopez        Lebanon        TN
Johana        Lunackova    Tyn nad Vltavou    
Connor    Wilson    Lundkovsky    Monterey    CA
Hannah    Isharah    Macon        Columbia    SC
Tarek        Malz        Satrup    
Gillian    Faith    Maner        Irmo        SC
Sai Nikhil    Mannepalli    Telangana      
Vojin        Manojlovic    Podgorica    
Tammy    Kay    Marshall    Greenwood    SC
Timothy    Vela    Martinez    Pasco        WA
Rebeca        Martinez Perez    Granollers    
Andrew    Michael    McCall        Chapin        SC
Emmanuel Jacob    McCord        Indian Land    SC
Kelsey    Taylor    McDermott    Mackay Q 4740    
Alexis    Jade    McDowell    Benson        NC
Emily    Swain    McElveen    Cades        SC
Joseph    Dante    Meade        Prosperity    SC
Brianna    M    Meador        Irmo        SC
Bethany    Layne    Meadors        Clinton        SC
Paige    Lorraine Meyer        Georgetown    IN
Cameron    Alexander Miles        Mechanicsville    MD
Dominique Marie    Milian        Mahopac        NY
Breante    Neshae    Miller        Spartanburg    SC
Hailey    Dianne    Mills        Pomaria        SC
Autumn    Brooke    Mims        Cayce        SC
Anfernee    Durian    Moffett    Phenix City    AL
Jordan    Joseph    Monosky                FL
Nala    Michelle    Moon    Newberry    SC
Emily    Bay    Moore        Newberry    SC
Sophie    Elizabeth    Moore    Mt Pleasant    SC
Travis    Lee    Morgan        Hampton        GA
Erin    Denise    Mosley        Columbia    SC
Joshua    Caleb    Neiger        Newberry    SC
Timmany    Danielle MiShay    Nesbitt    Spartanburg    SC
Sikander    Tajik    Nielsen    DENMARK    
Jose    Nurez    Navarro    La Linea de la Concepcion    
Anna    Marie    Odom        Chapin        SC
Alyssa    Monique    Ortega        Los Angeles    CA
Kristyna    Alexis    Oyola    Virginia Beach    VA
Thomas    Arthur    Passerello    Davenport    FL
Logan    Chandler    Pate    Graniteville    SC
Valeria    Isabel    Paz        Rock Hill    SC
Alexander    Ellis    Peters    Kimper        KY
Dragana        Petkovska    Kriva Palanka    
Daphne    Elara    Peyton        Stuart        FL
Tara    Nicole    Pittman        Chapin        SC
Rebekah    Faye    Pitts        Clinton        SC
Angel    Javier    Pizarro-Sanchez    Villar del Olmo    
Aminee    Marissa    Point        Newberry    SC
Bailey    Tanner    Postell        Appling        GA
Taylor Rae    Potts        Columbia    SC
Morgan    Michelle Powers        Charleston    SC
AnnDee    Danielle Priest        Douglasville    GA
Meagan    McKenzie Privette    Lexington    SC
Tradd    Carson    Proctor        Orangeburg    SC
Charles    Hunter    Rachels        Grovetown    GA
Diana    Hope    Rausch        Lawrenceville    GA
Lauren    Renee    Rawls        West Columbia    SC
John    Mason    Reynolds    Greer        SC
Brett    James    Rhoad        Newberry    SC
Jacob    Daniel    Rhoad        Newberry    SC
Morgan    Cato    Rhoney        Lexington    SC
D'Zhanya Angelyque Richards    Pembroke Pines    FL
Elizabeth Ridge    Richey        Ft Mill        SC
Michael    D    Richter        Charleston    SC
Gavan    Crawford Rikard        Leesville    SC
Kayleigh AshlynnRiser        Chapin        SC
Phoenix    Bradford Roberts    Lavonia        GA
Dana    Renee    Robinson    Laurens        SC
Kechelle Marsha    Robinson    Nassau    
Shea    Manning    Rodgers        Indian Land    SC
Marisa    Brianne    Romanchek    Hanahan        SC
Marvin    Wade    Rouse        Charleston    SC
Patrick    Hamilton Rowe        Prosperity    SC
James    Allen    Salter        Prosperity    SC
Courtney Renee    Sanders        Pomaria        SC
Julia    Reese    Sanders        Pomaria        SC
Ryan    Benjamin Sandifer    Cameron        SC
Hayden    Wyatt    Scharber    Bamberg        SC
Stephan        Schutt        GUATEMALA    
Jacob    Andrew    Seebauer    W Columbia    SC
James    Connor    Shadday        Lexington    SC
Corey    Evan    Shaver        Chapin        SC
Cydney    Rose    Shaw        El Paso        TX
Megan    Leigh    Shifflett    Oak Park    VA
Avery    Rashad    Shippy        Pacolet        SC
Mary    Elizabeth Siebert    Charleston    SC
Jaime    Andres    Silva        Loretto    
Tristan    L    Simpson    L    Leesville    SC
Emma    Rose    Smith        
Griffin    Chad    Smith        Greenwood    SC
Haley        Smith        Toano        VA
Hampton    Barnes    Smith        Clayton        NC
Olivia    Grace    Smith        Lexington    SC
Trejon    Michael    Smith        Fredericksburg    VA
Ludmila    Andreyevna Sokolovich    Pasco        WA
Thomas    Peyton    Spangler    Clinton        SC
James    Joshua    Spigner        Summerville    SC
Shannon    M    Springer    Jericho        VT
Jacob    William    Springs        Green Sea    SC
Andrew    Wilson    Sprouse    Boiling Springs        SC
Robert    Halsey    Stafford    Lexington    SC
Walker    Jackson    Starr        Simpsonville    SC
Sarah    Mckenzie Stegall    Jefferson    SC
Tamara    Maria Anna Stemmer    Columbia    SC
Joshua        Stempihar    Spartanburg    SC
James    Edward    Stepp        Greensboro    NC
Jessica    Brice    Stidham        Winnsboro    SC
Ashley    Nichole    Stout        York        SC
Erick    Grant    Szurley        Holbrook    NY
Karina    Nicole    Tarbell        Lexington    SC
Thomas    Holden    Tarbert        Anderson    SC
Ka'Liberty LaKenzie Taylor    Newberry    SC
Christian Alexander Tejada    Orange Park    FL
William    Christian Thomas    Charlotte    NC
Benjamin Murray    Thompson    Toronto,ONT    
Robert    Carlile    Timmons        Greeleyville    SC
Kendall    Lyn    Tipton        Land O' Lakes    FL
Chandler Jordan    Todd        Clinton        SC
Shelby    Brooke    Tolbert        Prosperity    SC
Daniel    Alejandro Trillo    Miami        FL
Regan    Clara    Turnour-McCarty    Redcliffe    
Elise    Sydney    Utne        Yorktown    VA
Jean    Gerrit    van Niekerk    Stellenbosch     
Courtney Jordan    Vance        Columbia    SC
Ana    Laura    Vargas        Lexington    
Courtney Paige    Velazquez    El Cajon    CA
Adrian         Villiger    Fluehli     LU    
Morgan    Taylor    Wagaman        Greencastle    PA
Makenzie Erin    Wagner        Columbia    SC
Anna    Grey    Walters        Winnsboro    SC
Gabriel    McKay    Ward        Spartanburg    SC
Kenjorie Elijah-Gaiquem    Ware    Greenwood    SC
Christopher Anthony Watkins    Spartanburg    SC
Joita'    Samiya    Watts        Clinton        SC
Kevin    Frank    Weber        Fountain Inn    SC
Abigail    Elaine    Webster        Newberry    SC
Brianna    Ashley    Webster        Mauldin        SC
Robert    Thomas    Westenrieder    Taylors        SC
Allie    Brooke    White        Clinton        SC
Leanna    Michelle White        Newberry    SC
Zachary    Michael    White        Taylors        SC
Saylor    Morgan    Whitesides    Lincolnton    NC
Malik    Quintez    Whitfield    Anderson    SC
Toni-Anne    Whitlow        Poquoson    VA
Ashleigh    Wilkes        Raleigh        NC
Caleb    Roimane    Wilkie        Gaffney        SC
Matthew    O'Neal    Williams    Marion        SC
Ashley    Michelle Willis        Lexington    SC
Natalie    Elizabeth Willis    Lexington    SC
Courtlin D'Anja    Wilson        Cassatt        SC
Dewey    Smarr    Wilson        Clarks Hill    SC
Tracy    Kay    Wilson        W Columbia    SC
Bethany    Christina Wingard    Lexington    SC
Frances    Claire    Wylie          North Charleston, SC
Jeffery    Steven    Young        Pelion        SC



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Newberry Students Present Staff Member with Annual Award

May 18, 2018

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Lexington resident Theresa Daniels was honored by the Newberry College student body at the College’s annual Awards Convocation this spring. 

 

Each year, the Newberry College Student Government Association selects a member of the College faculty or administrative staff to receive the Sadie Crooks Award. The award recognizes a College employee for their service and dedication to the College and for going above and beyond their call of duty. 

 

Daniels is an employee of Sodexo, an on-campus, third-party service provider that manages all campus dining and catering services at the College. Newberry students selected Daniels for the honor in recognition of her positive attitude and caring, considerate approach to her interactions with students. 

 

“Theresa is a wonderful example of how every interaction in every area of the institution can make a difference for students and their College experience,” said Newberry CFO Kathy Worster. “We are pleased the students have recognized Theresa’s contribution to campus.” 

 

Theresa has been a Sodexo employee for 37 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to South Carolina in 2005. She worked at the University of South Carolina before joining the food service team at Newberry College in August 2015. 



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Former Newberry College President Appointed DOE Deputy Secretary

May 17, 2018

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U,.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION -- Press Office 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Welcomes Dr. Mick Zais as Deputy Secretary

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated Dr. Mitchell (Mick) Zais of South Carolina on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Deputy Secretary of Education.

 

“We are thrilled to finally have Mick on our team,” said Secretary DeVos. “In his nearly four decades of public service, Dr. Zais has fought for our country abroad and for students at home. He brings a remarkable breadth of experience to the Department and will strengthen the work we do every day to improve education for students across the country.”     

 

Dr. Zais most recently served as South Carolina’s elected State Superintendent of Education from 2011-2015.  Prior to that, he served 10 years as president of Newberry College in South Carolina.  Dr. Zais served 31 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Brigadier General.  He holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.A. degree in military history, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational behavior and social psychology from the University of Washington.  He served as South Carolina Commissioner of Higher Education and is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the states’ highest civilian award.



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Newberry Celebrates Spring Commencement

May 10, 2018

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Newberry College hosted its spring commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018, celebrating the accomplishments of 141 graduates on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m., in Eleazer Arena. 

 

“This happy occasion brings us together to celebrate the achievements and realized goals of this senior class,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens during his remarks at the ceremony. “Seniors, in partnership with your professors and mentors, each of you has invested four years in an effort to cultivate your individual potential into singular accomplishment." 

Student Commencement Speakers 

In keeping with the College’s practice of selecting students to give the commencement address, graduating seniors LaQuasha Nicole Jefferson and Benjamin Colton Herring were selected for this honor. LaQuasha Nicole Jefferson graduated with a major in Physical Education with a concentration in Leisure Services and a minor in Coaching. She was a captain on the Newberry Wolves Women’s Basketball team, served as senior class president and was selected as the 2017 Homecoming queen. She was a Resident Advisor and an Alpha Leader (a student team that leads incoming freshmen through the new student orientation experience.)

 

“Think big and believe every step you take is necessary.” Jefferson said during her commencement remarks. “We have not only made an impact on ourselves and friends, we have changed our minds to become greater citizens.” 

 

Benjamin Colton Herring graduated with an International Studies major with a Spanish minor.  He served as the 2017-18 president of the Newberry College Student Government Association.  He is on the Newberry Wolves baseball team and served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. He is a Dean’s List student, a member of the Blue Key Honors Society and was named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He was a member of the Summerland Honors Program and was inducted into the Newberry College Bachman Honor Society and was named to the Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

 

“Newberry College has taught us all how to achieve happiness in the real world by making us lifetime learners, encouraging our passions and focusing on services to others,” Herring said during his commencement remarks. “I challenge youto find out what is really important and ask the tough questions that our professors and peers have asked of us.” 

 

Senior Class Gift 

Each year, graduating seniors make a class gift to their alma mater. This year’s class gift is a six-foot Pullman Bench, which will be installed on the patio of the new residence hall when construction is complete. 

 

Awards and Honors 

Dr. L. Grady Cooper Award: The graduating class annually presents the Dr. L. Grady Cooper Award to faculty, staff or students who exemplify the loyalty and devotion to Newberry College that Cooper demonstrated during his long tenure as a professor of Religion and Greek. Professor Paul Smith and LaQuasha Jefferson were selected for this honor. Smith, an assistant professor of Business Administration, was recognized for his classes that offer practical and advantageous to students in their future careers. Jefferson has been involved in Salkehatchie Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, South Carolina Clay Conference, and volunteers as a basketball coach for the City of Newberry Office Parks, Recreation and Tourism.  She recently was recognized by the City of Newberry for outstanding leadership and service to the community. 

Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards: These awards were established to honor one man and one woman of the graduating close who exemplify outstanding character and service to others, traits valued by Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan. 

 

Benjamin Herring received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. He is a Muller Center Research Fellow and volunteered in Quito, Equador for one month conducting a research project on the business strategies of non-governmental organizations in that country.  He active in the community, volunteering with the Harvest Hope Food Bank and Spanish Academy.

 

Hannah Lepaio was honored with the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award. Lepaio graduated with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and was selected to present her capstone project at the Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium. She is a Dean’s List student and was inducted into the Newberry College Bachman Honor Society. Lepaio was captain of the Newberry Wolves women’s basketball team and was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. She is a Dean’s List student, served as a Resident Advisor and was vice president of the International Student Association.

 

Dr. George B. Cromer Award: Established by the Class of 1938 in memory of Dr. George B. Cromer (College president from 1895-1904) the award is given annually to the graduating senior who exemplifies the qualities of academic excellence, leadership and personal integrity that Cromer demonstrated throughout his tenure. Brooks McCormick Allen was honored with this award. Graduating with Business Administration major and a minor in English, Allen served as a Student Marshal and was a Dean’s List student. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key and Sigma Alpha Pi honor society.  He has served as president and chaplain of Tau Kappa Epsilon and is part of the Summerland Honors Community.  Allen is secretary of the Newberry College Republicans, president of Future Business Leaders of American and present of Sigma Tau Delta.  He is a Student Ambassador for the Office of Admission and student editor of Lacuane, the College’s literary magazine.  Allen was inducted into prestigious College Bachman Honor Society and was named to the Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

 

Luceo Mea Luce Award: Newberry College presented Carol A. Bickleywith the Luceo Mea Luce Award, which honors individuals whose lives of devotion, learning and service exemplify the motto, “By my light I enlighten,” associated with Newberry College founder John Bachman. Bickley devoted 50 years of service to Newberry College, including the last 35 as Registrar. By acclamation,

 

The Newberry College faculty by acclamation bestowed this seldom-given award on Bickley in honor of her tireless decades of service to the College. The College also presented her with the traditional Windsor-style rocking chair in honor of her impending retirement from the College on June 30. 

 

                                                                                                       

 

Spring 2018 Graduates

Macie Elizabeth Abercrombie BA Psychology Social Work Seneca SC
Joseph Tanner Adair BS Biology/Environmental Studies Fountain Inn SC
Tabitha Patrice Adams BA English Saluda SC
Daniel Alexander Adkins BS Physical Education/Sport Management Business Administration Gardendale AL
Stephanie Laura Agapion BS Elementary Education Magna Cum Laude Gaffney SC
Kayla Marie Alewine BSN Nursing Cum Laude Leesville SC
Brooks McCormick Allen BS Business Administration Summa Cum Laude Summerland Honors English Newberry SC
Jordan Nicole Alvey BS Biology Cum Laude Goose Creek SC
Steven Omarro Archie BS Physical Educatin/Leisure Services Coaching Charleston SC
Kareem Auguste BS Physical Education/Sport Management Miramar FL
Chase Dalton Austin BA Communications Military Science Chapin SC
Jasmine Shaprese Bates BSN Nursing Pomaria SC
Dylan James Beauchamp BS Individualized Parrish FL
Gracen Elizabeth Bennett BS Elementary Education Summa Cum Laude Lexington SC
Devin Tavon Blackwell BA Psychology Sociology Manning SC
Devon Michal Bradley BS Physical Educatin/Leisure Services Coaching Sport Management West Columbia SC
Ronald Brown BA Political Science Theatre Columbia SC
Alexandra Virginia Bryant BA Graphic Design Branchville SC
Brock Jameson Bryant BS Physical Education/Sport Management Business Administration Prosperity SC
Pierce Allen Burch BA Religion/Philosophical Theology Magna Cum Laude Holly Hill SC
Rebecca Nicole Burkhart BA Psychology Sociology Cum Laude Gaston SC
Tery Gene Burt BA Music Theory Magna Cum Laude Summerland Honors Jazz Studies Chesnee SC
Olivia Hurst Burttram BA Communications Cum Laude Walterboro SC
Hannah Leigh Carnes BA English/Education Summa Cum Laude Lancaster SC
Amanda Carrillo BS Business Administration Accounting Cum Laude Almeria
Morgan Alexandria Cassidy BSN Nursing Cum Laude Gaston SC
Joseph Benjamin Chaney BS Biology/Education Cum Laude Ninety Six SC
Keyla Starr Childs BA Graphic Design Cum Laude Art Coaching Summerville SC
Walter Patrick Clarey BA Criminal Justice Business Administration Younges Island SC
Robert Austin Collingham-Walker BS Individualized Charleston SC
Charles Cotesworth Cook BS Individualized Biology Simpsonville SC
Davis Sumner Cooler BA Political Science Sport Management Art Bamberg SC
Bethany Leanne Cromer BS Biology Magna Cum Laude Newberry SC
Jacob Scott Crutchfield BA Communications Political Science Travelers Rest SC
William Eric Decker BS Business Administration Anchorage AK
Soleiby Estefanie Delcid BS Biology Manassas VA
Michael Jamal DeLee BS Individualized Coaching Dorchester SC
Lauren Rebecca Derrick BS Early Childhood Education Cum Laude Chapin SC
Tabitha Marie Dorsey BSN Nursing Cum Laude Goose Creek SC
Christopher D DuPree BA History Political Science Mount Pleasant SC
Alexander Scott Durham BS Business Administration Political Science Cum Laude Greenville SC
Cannon Jenee Elliott BS Individualized Little Mountain SC
Dakota Raighne Elzy BA History/Education Cum Laude Louisville KY
Hannah Paige Floyd BA English Political Science Newberry SC
Jessica Lauren Folk BS Early Childhood Education Cum Laude Newberry SC
Hayden Lee Francis BA Communications Cum Laude Art Snellville GA
Kayla Ashley Gibson BS Individualized Prosperity SC
Trey Jamal Goodwin BS Physical Educatin/Teacher Certtification Cum Laude Coaching Gadsden SC
Madison DeAnne Graham BA English History Prosperity SC
Cera Morgan Gravely BS Accounting Business Administration Magna Cum Laude Spanish FortMill SC
Cazmera Ciara Gray BS Accounting Newberry SC
Esther Shantavia Green BA Communications Cum Laude Aiken SC
Orin Stacey Gregg BS Elementary Education Cum Laude Irmo SC
Donovan Jordan Hadley BA Sociology Criminal Justice Hopkins SC
Samuel Winburn Hall BS Biology/Environmental Studies Summa Cum Laude Conway SC
Nicola Victoria Handreck BS Physical Education/Sport Management Cum Laude Business Administration Coaching Heywood, Victoria
Madison Kathleen Hargraves BS Elementary Education Cum Laude Lake Orion MI
Jared Keith Harmon BS Business Administration Political Science Newberry SC
Billie Alessandra Harper BA Psychology Art Belmont NH
Lauren Renee Hawkins BA Psychology Sociology Cum Laude North Charleston SC
Erica Jordan Henderson BA Psychology Sport Management Fountain Inn SC
Benjamin Colton Herring BA International Studies Summa Cum Laude Summerland Honors Spanish Hopkins SC
Hannah Irene Hill BA Communications English Newberry SC
Hunter Scott Hill BS Business Administration Cum Laude Little Mountain SC
Mary Precious Hill BSN Nursing Newberry SC
Xavier McKenzie Hill BA Psychology Cum Laude Business Administration Columbia SC
William Wesley Holbrook BS Chemistry Summa Cum Laude Aiken SC
Dara Nicole Hoopingarner BS Elementary Education Roebuck SC
Kayla Nicole Hutto BS Chemistry Cum Laude Biology Chapin SC
LaQuasha Nicole Jefferson BS Physical Educatin/Leisure Services Coaching Camden SC
Terell Paul Johnson BA Sociology Newberry SC
Mikaela Danielle Jones BS Middle Level Education/English Middle Level Education/Math Magna Cum Laude Spartanburg SC
Samuel Griffin Jones BS Physical Education/Sport Management Cum Laude Business Administration Greer SC
Alexis Joan Kahler BA Communications West Bloomfield MI
Naomi Elise Killian BA Criminal Justice Sociology Lilburn GA
Sara Derice Koen BSN Nursing Chapin SC
Robert Stephen Kosch BS Business Administration Clemson SC
Quincy William Kroeschell BA Graphic Design Summ Cum Laude Summerland Honors Spanish Social Media Charlotte NC
Hayleigh Dianne Ksor BS Accounting Business Administration Spartanburg SC
Helen Marie Kuhn BS Biology Charlotte Hall MD
Carlos Leandro BS Business Administration Huelva 21110
Hannah Kate Lepaio BA Psychology Criminal Justice Summa Cum Laude Bathurst NSW
Alexa Rudell Lester BS Business Administration Mt Pleasant SC
Kinard Javante Lisbon BA Graphic Design Magna Cum Laude Bishopville SC
Jonathan Bryan Martin BSN Nursing Rock Hill SC
Rebeca Martinez Perez BS Business Administration Accounting Granollers 08401
Emily Swain McElveen BS Physical Educatin/Teacher Certtification Summa Cum Laude Cades SC
Autumn Brooke Mims BA English Summerland Honors Communications Cayce SC
Karly Elaine Mims BSN Nursing Lexington SC
Ella Elizabeth Mintz BSN Nursing Cum Laude Lexington SC
Jordan Joseph Monosky BS Accounting Oldsmar FL
Dorothy Tela Morales-Bowers BSN Nursing Pomaria SC
Valeria Luna Newcomb BS Business Administration Summerland Honors Sport Management San Diego CA
Alyssa Monique Ortega BS Elementary Education Cum Laude Los Angeles CA
Thomas Arthur Passerello BS Business Administration Cum Laude Accounting Davenport FL
Alexander Ellis Peters BA History Political Science Cum Laude Summerland Honors Kimper KY
Marie LaRou Peters BA Political Science Business Administration Prosperity SC
Katie Leigh Pindar BSN Nursing Columbia SC
Angel Javier Pizarro-Sanchez BS Business Administration Accounting Villar del Olmo
Aminee Marissa Point BS Accounting Magna Cum Laude Business Administration Newberry SC
Taylor Rae Potts BS Biology Summa Cum Laude Chemistry Columbia SC
Meagan McKenzie Privette BS Biology Magna Cum Laude Chemistry Lexington SC
Dylan Jacob Quinn BS Physical Educatin/Teacher Certtification Coaching Lynn SC
Lauren Renee Rawls BS Early Childhood Education Cum Laude West Columbia SC
John Mason Reynolds BS Accounting Business Administration Greer SC
Chynna Victoria Rowe BSN Nursing Chapin SC
Patrick Hamilton Rowe BS Business Administration Accounting Magna Cum Laude Newberry SC
Courtney Renee Sanders BS Biology Cum Laude Pomaria SC
Stephan Schutt BA Graphic Design Digital Marketing Business Administration GUATEMALA
Rachelle Desiree Serrano BS Physical Educatin/Leisure Services Glendale CA
Cydney Rose Shaw BSN Nursing Benbrook TX
Avery Rashad Shippy BS Business Administration Military Science Pacolet SC
Hampton Barnes Smith BS Business Administration Clayton NC
Sharon Lamar Smith BA Psychology Union SC
Trejon Michael Smith BS Physical Education/Sport Management Cum Laude Coaching Fredericksburg VA
James Joshua Spigner BA Psychology Sociology Summerville SC
Elkurru Baptiste Staggers BS Individualized North Charleston SC
James Edward Stepp BS Biology Magna Cum Laude Greensboro NC
Thomas Holden Tarbert BS Accounting Business Administrtion Anderson SC
William Jason Taylor BS Business Administration Spanish Woodruff SC
Christian Alexander Tejada BA Political Science Criminal Justice Orange Park FL
Shelby Brooke Tolbert BME Music Education Cum Laude Prosperity SC
Courtney Jordan Vance BME Music Education Cum Laude Theatre Columbia SC
Cody Evan Wadford BA Communications St. Stephen SC
Michele Capers Walker BS Individualized Lexington SC
Anna Grey Walters BS Early Childhood Education Cum Laude Winnsboro SC
Gabriel McKay Ward BS Biology Cum Laude Chemistry Spartanburg SC
John Francis Waters BS Physical Education/Sport Management Business Administration Charleston SC
Christopher Anthony Watkins BS Business Administration Spartanburg SC
Sterling Aston Wendt BS Business Administration Alpharetta GA
Robert Thomas Westenrieder BS Physical Educatin/Leisure Services Taylors SC
LaQuan Samuel White BS Business Administration Ridgeville SC
Zachary Michael White BS Physical Educatin/Teacher Certtification Cum Laude Taylors SC
Nolan James Whitely BS Business Administration Chagrin Falls OH
Mia Mone' Wideman BS Individualized Summerville SC
Matthew O'Neal Williams BA History Political Science Newberry SC
Dewey Smarr Wilson BS Biology Summa Cum Laude Clarks Hill SC
Bethany Christina Wingard BS Middle Level Education/Science Middle Level Education/Social Studies Lexington SC
Leila Anne Winters BS Early Childhood Education Magna Cum Laude Cross SC
William Robert Winters BS Physical Education/Sport Management Business Administration Cross SC
Victoria Dawn Zambrano BS Biology Othello WA



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Patrick Smith Tapped to Lead College’s Career Services Office

April 27, 2018

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Patrick J. Smith has been promoted to Director of Career Services at Newberry College. He joined the College in June 2017 as an academic specialist and athletic liaison in the Center for Student Success, which provides students with a variety of academic support services and career planning assistance. 

 

“We are so impressed with the impact and influence Patrick has had on campus in the 10 months he has been with us,” said Associate Dean for Student Success and Persistence Gretchen Haskett. “The Center for Student Success and the students it serves will greatly benefit from having Patrick in his new role in Career Services.” 

 

Prior to joining Newberry College, Smith served an internship in the Dodie Anderson Academic Center at the University of South Carolina and was a post-graduate assistant in the Otis Hawkins Center for Academic and Personal Excellence at the University of Florida. 

 

Smith received his undergraduate degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned his master’s degree in Education from Akron University. He also holds certification as an athletic development specialist. 

 

Originally from Hollidayburg, Penn., Smith is a resident of Newberry, S.C.



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Scott Cain to Discuss Experiences as USAF Senior Advisor in Middle East

April 6, 2018

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Newberry County Councilman and retired USAF Col. Scott Cain will discuss U.S. Air Force relations in the Middle East (2003-2007) at a lecture on Tuesday, April 10, at 2 p.m., in Kohn Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Councilman Cain’s story begins in rural South Carolina and crosses the globe. A decorated combat pilot, Cain was the Air Force Command’s senior advisor to the Middle East from 2003-2007, where he helped establish the first Air Force Center of Excellence training center in the region. Cain will share his experiences coordinating training efforts between various governments across the Middle East and discuss the political and leadership challenges that accompanied those efforts.
 



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Newberry College Hosts SpringFest 2018

April 4, 2018

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Newberry College will host SpringFest 2018, a weekend of sports, reunion events and music, on April 13-14, 2018. 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Noon

Athletic Club/Football Golf Tournament, Country Club of Newberry. Registration from 10 – 11:30 a.m.; shotgun start at noon. Great prizes! Foursomes can register online.For questions or more information, please contact Mike Hold at mike.hold@newberry.eduor (803) 321-5247.

 

6 p.m.

Baseball vs. Wingate, Smith Road Complex

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

11 a.m.

Alumni Flag Football Game, Setzler Field

 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Inflatable Fun Zone, Practice Field adjacent to Setzler Field. 

Event is sponsored by Interfraternity Council and All Campus Events to raise money for Ronald McDonald House of the Midlands. Participants must sign waivers to use inflatables. Face painting provided by the ladies of Panhellenic Council. 

 

Noon – 1 p.m.

Spring Social sponsored by Athletic Club & Lettermen’s Club, Fountain Circle outside Setzler Field

 

1 p.m.

Spring Football Game, Setzler Field

Baseball Alumni Day, Doubleheader vs. Wingate, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m., Smith Road Complex

Softball Alumnae Day, Doubleheader vs. Tusculum, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Smith Road Complex

Men's Soccer Alumni Game, Smith Road Complex

 

6:30 p.m.

Jazz on the Lawn, Alumni Music Center front lawn

Bring your lawn chair or spread out a blanket on the AMC lawn for an evening of jazz al fresco. Features the student jazz combo and faculty jazz combo. 

 

7 p.m.

Women's Soccer Alumnae Game, Setzler Field. 

 

8 p.m.

Greek Life Lip Sync, The Ritz theatre in downtown Newberry.



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Newberry Professor Earns Teaching Awards

April 4, 2018

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Newberry College Associate Professor of English Dr. Amanda Hodges will be honored as a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) organization. The honor is given annually to one faculty member from each of the 20 SCICU member institutions. 

 

Honorees will be recognized at the 13th annual award recognition dinner held on April 12, during which each recipient will be awarded a $3,000 professional development grant from the organization. 

 

Hodges also has been selected as the 2018 Newberry College Student Government Association Teacher of the Year. An award covered by the Newberry faculty because the recipient is selected by students, the SGA Teacher of the Year recipient has the honor of serving as the speaker for the College's next winter commencement ceremony. 

 

A City of Newberry resident, Hodges has been a professor at Newberry College since 2011. Formerly a high school English teacher, Hodges earned her Ph.D. in English Education at the University of Georgia, where her dissertation examined discourses on fanfiction and identity by combining pop culture studies and writing pedagogies. 

 

Hodges teaches a variety of literature courses ranging from English Composition to Young Adult Literature to World Literature. Bringing aspects of her doctoral work to the classroom, some of her recent course topics have included Space Fantasy, Magic and Mayhem; Love and the Literary Narrator; and Steampunk Fiction. 

 

Hodges has been published in The English Journal and The Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures and is a regular contributor to the National Council of Teachers of English Teaching and Learning Forum. She also has presented at regional, national and international conferences. 

 

“Dr. Hodges is dedicated to bettering her students and the College as a whole,” said Dr. David Rachels, English professor and chair of the Department of Humanities. “She seeks creative ways to keep her students engaged and progressing toward their academic goals. She is a wonderful role model for our students and we are proud to have her in the program.”



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Chinese Economic Development Official to Visit Newberry College

April 4, 2018

Deputy Director General of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Daniel Hung will lecture at Newberry College on Thursday, April 5, from 1:40 – 2:30 p.m., in the Summerland Room at Smeltzer Hall on the Newberry College campus.

 

As Deputy Director of Economic and Cultural Development for Taiwan, Hung will offer insights into the culture, economy, impact and relations of Taiwan in his talk, "Why Taiwan Matters."
He is the guest lecturer for Dr. Nick Di Liberto’s Asian History course, but the lecture is open to anyone in the campus or neighboring community with an interest in the topic.

 

“We look forward to welcoming Mr. Hung to the Newberry College campus,” De Liberto said. “This will be an excellent opportunity for our students to foster cultural exchange and develop a greater understanding of business opportunities with Taiwan that exist here in South Carolina.”

 

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond also will attend the lecture. He was instrumental in arranging the event to allow Newberry students to interact directly with an international business leader.



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L. Wayne Pearson ‘70, Former Trustee and Alumni Award Recipient, Passes Away

March 21, 2018

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Newberry College mourns the loss of former trustee and alumnus L. Wayne Pearson, who was called to his heavenly home on March 15, 2018. An Isle of Palms resident, he was 70.

 

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Wayne graduated from Newberry College in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. A successful businessman, Pearson spent 45 years in the banking industry in numerous positions, which included launching and leading two South Carolina banks.

 

A dedicated alumnus and generous supporter of Newberry College, Wayne maintained a lifelong connection with his alma mater. He served in many leadership positions, including as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Managers, a founding member of the Heritage Society, a founding member of the Newberry College Alumni and Parents Association, the Athletic Club, and as the Alumni Chairman for Annual Fund Giving Campaign.

 

Wayne was a member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees for 15 years, including service on the Executive Committee and as treasurer. Even when he transitioned to emeritus status, he continued to provide his expertise serving on the Board’s Finance Committee.

 

Wayne remained active in his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, and was honored as a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, Graves Provence Court of Honor for South Carolina. He was honored in 2017 the Newberry College Alumni Association with The Thomas A. Epting Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors alumni who exemplify commitment to and support of Newberry College and service to others. Wayne also served in leadership capacities in a variety of industry associations and was an active member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

 

Wayne is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Brehmer, and their sons, Lewis W. Pearson Jr, and Patrick Carter Pearson; daughters-in-law, Carrie Mann Pearson and Molly France Pearson; grandchildren Haywood Roland Pearson, Betty Reece Pearson and Harper Elizabeth Pearson; his mother Clarice Pearson and his brothers Stan, Ronnie, Frank and their families. 



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Newberry Hosts First Annual W. Darr Wise Piano Competition

March 20, 2018

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The Newberry College Department of Music hosted the first annual W. Darr Wise Piano Competition on Feb. 24, welcoming competitors in grades 6-12 to match their talents against other emerging musicians. 

“We were very impressed with the talent of the young musicians who participated in this competition,” said Dr. Chris Sheppard, chair of the Newberry College Department of Music. “We believe this event is a fitting way to honor professor Wise and his dedication to helping student to develop their musicianship. We look forward to hosting the event next year and to seeing its continued growth.” 

 

The piano competition is named in honor of professor emeritus W. Darr Wise, who taught at Newberry College for an impressive 42 years. His impact as a music educator is widespread through the work of his students, many of whom have gone on to successful careers as educators, performers and entrepreneurs throughout the country. 

For the inaugural year of the competition, 15 middle school and high school-age piano students participated in the event held on the Newberry College campus. Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Sarah Masterson and Newberry College alumnus Huger Caughman ’00 served as judges. 

 

Prizes were awarded to the competitors in the categories below. First-place winners received a cash prize of $250 in the Junior Division and $500 in the Senior Division. 

JUNIOR DIVISION (Grades 6 – 8) 

 

First Prize – Emma Bao (student of Lisa Kiser; Simpsonville, S.C.) 

Second Prize – Danika Yang (student of Lisa Kiser; Simpsonville, S.C.) 

Third Prize – Henry Sun (student of Lisa Kiser; Greer, S.C.) 

 

SENIOR DIVISION (Grades 9 – 12) 

 

First Prize – Oliver Rancu (student of Lisa Kiser; Anderson, S.C.) 

Second Prize – Emma Devine (student of Dr. Stephen Taylor; Simpsonville, S.C.) 

Third Prize – David Jang (student of Alice Ramirez; Newberry, S.C.) 

For more information about the W. Darr Wise Piano Competition, contact Dr. Sarah Masterson at sarah.masterson@newberry.edu or 803.321.5177.



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Newberry College Takes 1st Place at Speech and Theatre Competition

March 1, 2018

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Students representing the Newberry College Department of Arts and Communications took home team and individual honors in the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association College Festival held at South Carolina State University on Feb. 24.

 

With six colleges and universities participating in the annual competition, Newberry College took home the Team Sweepstakes Award, an honor comparable to wining a state championship in speech and theatre.

 

Newberry College dominated the competition, earning 32 out of a possible 57 team points. Second place went to University of South Carolina-Upstate with 10 points, followed by University of South Carolina-Lancaster with nine points.

 

Newberry competitors snapped up first place in six of the 10 events and took first, second and third place honors in three categories. Newberry teams have taken home the SCSTA championship three times from 2005 – 2010. The team was eager to end a seven-year drought to add a fourth championship to their list of wins.

 

Junior Theatre/Acting major Angela Chancay won the Triathlon Award – the highest
individual honor given by the SCSTA. The award is given to the competitor earning the highest combined score in a Theatre event, a Performance Studies event and a Public Speaking event. This is the third time in the past seven years that a Newberry College student has won the
Triathlon Award.

 

“Our students were well-prepared and very professional,” said Newberry College professor of Theatre and Speech Pat Gagliano. “The SCSTA competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their work, to learn and to interact with other students from around the state. Being rewarded for our efforts is a bonus.”

 

Working under the direction of professors Pat Gagliano, Mandy Butler and Matthew Fuller, the following competitors were recognized for their outstanding work:

 

Theatrical Design

1st place – Julian Lanier, Senior, Music major

 

Musical Theatre Audition

2nd place – Angela Chancay, Junior, Theatre/Acting major

3rd place – Brette Bryant, Freshman, Theatre/Acting major

 

Informative Speaking

1st place – Matalyn Mills, Sophomore, Digital Marketing major

2nd place – Angela Chancay, Junior, Theatre/Acting major

3rd place – Alexander Peters, Senior, Political Science major

 

Persuasive Speaking

1st place – Hannah Macon, Sophomore, Nursing major

 

Impromptu Speaking

1st Place – Nigel Johnson, Freshman, Communications major

 

Poetry Interpretation

2nd Place – Angel Smith, Senior, Communications major

 

Prose Interpretation

1st place – Angela Chancay, Junior, Theatre/Acting major

2nd Place – Matalyn Mills, Sophomore, Digital Marketing major

3rd place – Angel Smith, Senior, Communications major

 

Storytelling

1st place – Angel Smith, Senior, Communications major

2nd Place – Caleb Lawrimore, Junior, Business Administration major

3rd place – Matalyn Mills, Sophomore, Digital Marketing major

 

 

GROUP PHOTO ID

Top Row (L to R): Nigel Johnson, Prof. Pat Gagliano, Alexander Peters, Julian Lanier,
Caleb Lawrimore

Bottom Row (L to R): Angel Smith, Angela Chancay, Matalyn Mills, Hannah Macon,
Brette Bryant

 

Photo credit: Christy Jones



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Muller Center Fellow Sarah Johnson Unveils “Little Free Library”

March 1, 2018

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The Muller Center at Newberry College recently unveiled the first of three Little Free Libraries organized by Research Fellow Sarah Johnson as part of her youth literacy research project.

 

Johnson, a junior elementary and early childhood education major at Newberry College, was selected for the 2017-2018 class of Muller Center Research Fellows. The Fellows program was created to support students in their independent study of a question, issue or project related to one or more of the values of the Muller Center: ethics, vocation, and civic engagement.

 

Projects can be conducted in any discipline on campus and students may work with a faculty mentor of their choice. Fellows incorporate research, civic engagement, ethics and vocation with the goal of making a difference in the lives of others while also impacting their own life.

 

Muller Center Research Fellows receive a stipend of $1,500, learn to use research tools, build community connections and have opportunities to collaborate with students at other institutions who are engaged in similar research.

 

With the focus of her fellowship being on early childhood literacy, Johnson set out to make a difference in the community of Newberry, S.C., by creating several Little Free Libraries, an idea that has gained popularity throughout the United States.

 

A Little Free Library is a neighborhood book exchange. It typically features a small shelf or box, similar to a newspaper dispenser, stocked with a small supply of books. Once someone is done reading the book, they’re urged to bring it back for others to check out. Individuals also are encouraged to donate books and rotate them through the Little Libraries.

 

Johnson’s Little Free Library project focuses on children’s books with the goal of making a difference in the lives of rural and low-income children by creating additional access points for children to age-appropriate books. She worked with a variety of community partners, including Boundary, Gallman and Newberry elementary schools, to build, paint and stock the three Little Free Libraries.

 

Johnson unveiled her first Little Free Library that will be placed throughout the City of Newberry on Feb. 8, outside the Newberry College Center for Teacher Education located on Speers Street. The locations for two additional Little Free Libraries will be dedicated later this month. The Newberry Arms Community ribbon cutting is slated for Monday, March 19 at 4 p.m. This site is co-sponsored with the Rotary Club. The third Free Little Library will be dedicated at Grant Homes Community on Wednesday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m.  

 

To learn more about the Muller Center or to donate new or gently used children’s and young adult books to the Little Free Library project, contact Muller Center director Dr. Krista E. Hughes at muller.center@newberry.edu or 803.321.5215.



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Newberry College Hosts 61st Annual Jazz Festival

by Jay Salter - February 28, 2018

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A record high 48 jazz bands from high schools throughout the state will converge at Newberry College on March 2 -3, 2018, for the 61st annual Newberry College Jazz Festival and 21st annual South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Jazz Performance Assessment.

 

The Newberry College Jazz Festival is one of the longest consecutive running jazz festivals in the nation. The festival will include judge-rated performances and music workshops for the student ensembles participating in the SCBDA assessments.

 

The event features performances by the South Carolina All-State Jazz Band, South Carolina All-State Jazz Combo and the Newberry College Jazz Big Band with guest soloist Terell Stafford, a highly acclaimed trumpet player.

 

The All-State Jazz Band and All-State Jazz Combo will perform on the Newberry College campus at Wiles Chapel on Saturday, March 3, at 11:30 a.m., and 12:15 p.m., respectively. The Newberry College Jazz Big Band with guest soloist Terell Stafford, will perform at 1 p.m., also at Wiles Chapel. The concerts are free and open to the public.

 

The All-State Jazz Band and Combo are made up of high school students who have competitively auditioned for their seat. Their performances on Saturday will be the culmination of their work during the two-day event with guest clinicians Mark Taylor, former chief arranger for "Pershing's Own" United States Army Band, and Jeff Jarvis, director of Jazz Studies at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach.

 

"This will be a great experience for both the clinicians and the students participating in the clinic," said Dr. Jerry Gatch, director of bands and associate professor of Music at Newberry.

 

The Newberry College Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Gatch, will be joined by trumpeter, bandleader and recording artist Terell Stafford. Stafford also is director of Jazz Studies at Temple University and soloist for the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in New York.

 

“Terell Stafford is a highly respected musician who is successfully recording and performing in the jazz genre all over,” Gatch said. “We’re very excited to have his participation in the festival.”

 

In addition to serving as guest soloist, Stafford will speak with the student participants about his path to becoming both a concert performer and a jazz performer and how he has achieved success in both areas.

 

“Three of the five selections the Newberry College Jazz Big Band will be performing on Saturday are compositions/arrangements by Terell Stafford,” Gatch said. “We’re delighted to have him as our featured soloist and excited to be able to play music that he has written.”

 

The Newberry College Jazz Festival was established in 1958 by long-time Newberry College band director Charles “Chief” Pruitt. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuing jazz festivals of its kind. Event organizer Dr. Jerry Gatch served as director of Bands at Lexington High School for 20 years before joining the Newberry College faculty in 2014.

 

"From my perspective as a music educator, it’s wonderful to welcome these music-loving students to Newberry College,” Gatch said. “I think experiences like the Jazz Festival plant a seed about their potential involvement in music in college at beyond. What they experience now can make Newberry College a very special place to them many years down the road.”

 

For a complete schedule of Saturday's events, please visit https://www.bandlink.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Festival-Schedule-Rev-2-21-2018.pdf.



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Newberry College Hosts Kevin Shwedo, Executive Director of the SCDMV

by KarinaTarbell - February 22, 2018

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Newberry College Business Department will host the director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Kevin Shwedo, on Feb. 27 at 9:25 a.m. in Kohn Lecture Hall on the Newberry campus.

 

Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Shwedo to the Governor’s Cabinet in 2011 as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. His responsibilities include administering the state’s motor vehicle licensing and titling laws by maintaining strict controls to deliver secure and valid identification, licenses, property records, while accurately accounting for the receipt and timely distribution of approximately $500 million. He also oversees appropriate fiscal controls to ensure accountability of state’s resources, through auditing and oversight management to ensure compliance and physical and personal stewardship. Previously he worked for the U.S. Army as Deputy Commander, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He will be at Newberry College to share his experiences with leadership and success in different positions.

 

“I think our students will gain a lot of perspective from Mr. Shwedo,” said Dr. Sarah Bryant of the Newberry College business department.  “He has a lot of information to share on leadership, opportunities and being able to be adaptable in different environments.”

 

Shwedo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of North Carolina and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is also a designated Distinguished Military Graduate from Valley Forge Military Junior College. Shwedo has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal.



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Newberry College Adds Exercise Science Major

February 9, 2018

Exercise Science program offers a new option for students interested in sport or health professions. 

 

Newberry College has added a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major to its programs of study. The new major allows students to explore the science of physical activity and learn how health and healing can be affected by nutrition and exercise.

 

“Our new Exercise Science major provides an added dimension to our offerings in the Department of Sport Professions,” said Dr. John Lesaine, Chair of the Department of Sport Professions. “We already have strong programs focused on the management and teaching aspects of sport professions; the new major will appeal to students interested in the science of sport and physical movement.”

 

Students with an Exercise Science major are equipped with the knowledge and skills for employment right after graduation, in jobs such as exercise physiologist, fitness trainer or conditioning coach. The degree also provides a solid foundation for students interested in allied health professions, such as physical therapy or chiropractic, which require graduate studies.

 

“Fitness, health and wellness is a multi-billion industry that continues to grow,” said Exercise Science professor and program coordinator Rebekah Dixon. “That growth promises new employment opportunities that our students will be ready to pursue with their Newberry College degree.”

 

Newberry’s Exercise Science major is a four-year, liberal arts degree offered by the Department of Sport Professions, which also offers majors in Sport Management and Physical Education. Students can enroll in the major beginning with the Fall 2018 semester.

 

For more information about the Exercise Science degree program at Newberry College, go to www.newberry.edu or call 803.321.5127 or email admission@newberry.edu.



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Newberry College to Host 34th Annual South Carolina Science Olympiad Competition

February 7, 2018

Sience Olympiad Exploring the World of Science

Middle and high schools from around the state of South Carolina are hard at work in preparation for the 34th annual South Carolina Science Olympiad (SCCO) competitions to be held on the Newberry College campus.  The middle school competition (Division B) will be held on Saturday, Feb.. 17, and the high school competition (Division C) will be held on Saturday March 17.  Approximately 22 schools and 370 participants are expected on campus each day as membership in the statewide program has reached record membership.

 

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.  The Science Olympiad program hopes to bring academic competition to the same level of recognition and praise normally reserved for athletic competition.  The tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events, which students prepare for throughout the year.  These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology.  The 2018 competition includes such events in Life, Personal and Social Science; Earth and Space Science; Physical Science and Chemistry; Technology and Engineering and Inquiry and Nature of Science.  Olympic-style medals are awarded to the top four individual places in each event, and team scores are tabulated in order to award an overall state champion.  The winning schools in each division will go on to represent South Carolina at the National Science Olympiad competition to be held May 18-19 at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. 

 

Newberry College has been the proud host of the South Carolina Science Olympiad since its inception.  On competition day, events will be held in the Science and Math Building, Eleazer Arena, and MacLean Gym on the Newberry College campus.  The events in the gyms are open to the public and will take place from 10a.m. - 3p.m.  In addition, the public is invited to the Opening Ceremonies in Wiles Chapel at 9:30 a.m., as well as the Awards Ceremony in Wiles Chapel at 4 p.m. 

In 2013, Newberry College began awarding scholarships to South Carolina Science Olympiad event winners.  The winning students in each of the 20 different events at this year’s Division C competition will receive $2000 scholarships to Newberry College.  These awards are stackable from year to year, up to a maximum award of $10,000. 

 

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency joins Newberry College as a major sponsor of the South Carolina Science Olympiad for the fifth consecutive year.  Their sponsorship provides much needed assistance to offset travel costs associated with the Science Olympiad program, including funds to allow the director to travel the state and publicize the program, as well as funds to help facilitate travel of the state winners to the national competition.   In addition, the SCSO received a grant from Google to introduce schools from the urban Charleston area to the Science Olympiad program.



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Newberry College Hosts Lutheran Bishop from the Holy Land

February 6, 2018

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Rev. Munib A. Younan will share his perspective as a Lutheran leader and Palestinian Christian on peace and reconciliation. 

 

 Newberry College is one of a handful of ELCA colleges and universities selected to host Rev. Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation, during a rare visit to the United States. Younan will be at Newberry College Feb. 13 – 15, 2018.

 

“We are delighted that Newberry College was selected as a host site for Bishop Younan’s visit,” said Dr. Krista Hughes, Director of the Muller Center, which coordinated with the ELCA on Younan’s visit.

 

Through his books, articles, presentations and sermons, Bishop Munib Younan has been a lifelong leader of interfaith dialogue and a vocal proponent for nonviolence based on justice, inclusion and forgiveness. He will discuss his experiences as a Palestinian Christian and Lutheran leader, living out his faith in a notoriously challenging and volatile region of the world where issues of faith are ever-present and inextricably interwoven with the complex political environment.

 

“This will be a wonderful opportunity for our campus community, local clergy and area congregations to hear first-hand from a highly respected Lutheran leader,” said Newberry campus pastor Rev. Ernie Worman.

 

In addition to several classroom visits and a luncheon with invited clergy, Newberry College will host several opportunities to hear Bishop Younan speak during his South Carolina visit. All of these events are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Schedule of Public Events

Free and Open to the Public

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Ash Wednesday Chapel Service

“Perspectives from the Holy Land” featuring Rev. Munib Younan

10:05 – 10:45 am

Wiles Chapel

 

Ash Wednesday Service

7 pm

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

(1515 Boundary St., Newberry)

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

“Loving God & Neighbor: Living Out the Biblical Call in the Holy Land”

6 pm

Wiles Chapel

 

 

ABOUT BISHOP YOUNAN

Bishop Munib A. Younan was born in Jerusalem in 1950 to parents who were Palestinian refugees. Younan holds United Nations Relief and Works Agency refugee status.

 

Bishop Younan is a founding member of the interfaith trialogue with membership that includes the heads of churches in the Holy Land, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the Ministry of Waqf and Religious Affairs and the Islamic Shari’a Courts of the Palestinian Authority. He helped bring about a Mutual Recognition Agreement in 2006 between Middle East Evangelical churches for full communion between churches of the Reformed and Lutheran traditions, establishing mutual recognition of baptism, Eucharist, ministry and ordination.

 

Younan is sought after as a lecturer and speaker for his perspectives as a Palestinian Christian on Just Peace. He also is active in interreligious encounter, ecumenism and reconciliation in his own region and internationally. He has received numerous awards and prizes for his work in these areas. He is the author of several books, numerous articles and countless lectures and presentations relating to the life of Palestinian Lutherans in the Middle East.

 

Younan was ordained in 1976 and served the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land for the next 12 years in roles of pastoral leadership and Christian education. He was elected bishop in 1998. He was elected to the presidency of The Lutheran World Federation in 2010, though his involvement with the organization in various leadership roles reaches back to 1981.

 

Younan has been an active member of the Middle East Council of Churches since 1985 and is currently president for the Evangelical Family. From 2004 to 2010, he was president of the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches, leading them to a unanimous vote in favor of women’s ordination in 2010. He is a founding member of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine and Israel and has chaired the group’s Local Reference Group since 2002.

 

Bishop Younan completed his secondary education in Palestine and studied deaconry at Luther Opisto College in Finland. He earned his master’s degree in Theology at the University of Helsinki. He is married to Suad Yacoub; the couple has a son, two daughters and four grandchildren.



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Newberry Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

January 23, 2018

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Students receiving recognition on the Dean’s List at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

A total of 400 students earned Dean’s List honors this semester. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall of 2017:


Tessa Renee Aberle Springfield VA
Burton Perry Able Columbia SC
Tyler James Ackard Mount Pleasant SC
Samuel Jawanza Adams Simpsonville SC
Stephanie Laura Agapion Gaffney SC
Alexander Ruiz Aguilar Malott WA
Kayla Marie Alewine Leesville SC
Brooks McCormick Allen Newberry SC
Colin Austin Allman Plant City FL
Jordan Nicole Alvey Goose Creek SC
Alex Richard Amble Summerville SC
Andrew D Aragon Grand Blanc MI
Steven Omarro Archie Goose Creek SC
Noah Thomas Armstrong Hickory Tavern SC
Devin Josiah Atchison Spartanburg SC
Chase Dalton Austin Chapin SC
Sarah Elizabeth Awenowicz West Mifflin PA
Jordan Elizabeth Baker Chapin SC
Alyssa Marie Ball Magnolia DE
Brooke Nicole Ball Newberry SC
Micah Anthony Ball RockHill SC
Samantha Grace Balough Lexington SC
Savannah June Barker Elloree SC
Jordan Ashley Barnes Prosperity SC
Brittani Nicole Barratt Mt Pleasant SC
Madison Elizabeth Bauknight Chapin SC
Joshua James Bell Charleston SC
Gracen Elizabeth Bennett Lexington SC
Hunter Kyle Berley Aiken SC
Brooke Elizabeth Berry Batesburg SC
Harthe Dufford Blankenship Branchville SC
Harry Frederick Bolton Kambah ACT 2902
Anne-Marie Branham Cassatt SC
Samantha Nicole Breeden Chattanooga TN
David Anthony Bridges Sumter SC
Shelby Lee Britten Victoria
Madison Grace Brock
David Copeland Brown Anderson SC
RaQuan Akeem Demarkus Brown bamberg SC
Tristan Ryan Brown Gilbert SC
William Austin Brown
Davis Scott Bryan Dacula GA
Alexandra Virginia Bryant Branchville SC
Brock Jameson Bryant Prosperity SC
Marjorie Brette Bryant Augusta GA
Fabrizio Bucco Guayaquil 090150
Pierce Allen Burch Holly Hill SC
Kirkland Christine Burkett Leesville SC
Rebecca Nicole Burkhart Gaston SC
Tery Gene Burt Chesnee SC
Olivia Hurst Burttram Walterboro SC
Nicholas James Butler Camden SC
Taylor Victoria Caldwell Prosperity SC
Christopher Curtis Capers Jr. Goose Creek SC
Hannah Leigh Carnes Lancaster SC
Luke Jay Carraway Newberry SC
Amanda Carrillo Almeria
Morgan Alexandria Cassidy Gaston SC
Bradley James Chambliss Stevensville MD
Joseph Benjamin Chaney Ninety Six SC
James Thomas Chappel Columbus GA
Wei Chen orangeburg SC
Marcus Lewis Frederick Chestnut Myrtle Beach SC
Keyla Starr Childs Summerville SC
Edouard Cholet Saint Cloud 92210
Corey James Chrzanowski Suwanee GA
Zachary Thomas Clary Gaffney SC
Briana Taylor Clontz Conover NC
Kelly Crittenden Coleman Smyrna TN
Dv'nn Ja'jwan Cooks Smiths Station AL
Victoria Rose Corriston Ramsey NJ
Daijah Bonet' Cousins Loganville GA
Sydney Rae Cox Oregon City OR
Wyatt William Craig Moncks Corner SC
Austin Steele Crocker Laurens SC
Bethany Leanne Cromer Newberry SC
Katy Elizabeth Crout Gilbert SC
Robert Cull liverpool
Chelsey Lynn Cunningham Youngsville NC
Selice Alexandra Daley Bluffton SC
Lucia Annette Davila La Paz
Sydney Rebecca Dempsey Duncan SC
Lauren Rebecca Derrick Chapin SC
Myranda Holly Dills Chesnee SC
Bradley John Dixon Wakefield
Michelle Matsue Doby Lithonia GA
Tabitha Marie Dorsey Goose Creek SC
Logan Gabrielle Dortch Chapin SC
Hailey Marie Drawe Spring Hill FL
Daniqua Deshon Drayton Raeford NC
Robert Garrett DuBose Chapin SC
Alexander Scott Durham Easley SC
Savannah Millen Edis Columbia SC
Ari Caleb Edmiston Cayce SC
Jaima Breanne Edwards West Columbia SC
Quintin Uriah Eisner Sheboygan WI
Cole Allen Eison Whitmire SC
Jonathan Elicier Apopka FL
Mikayla Noel Elliott Little Mountain SC
Georgia Mae Elliott-King Northampton
Karyn Ann Ellis Summerville SC
Dakota Raighne Elzy Louisville KY
Charles Baylen English Cheraw SC
Makiyah Nyteria English Spartanburg SC
Meg Hannah Essex Glamorgan Vale
Evan Wilson Estridge Chapin SC
Lauren Renee' Evans Columbia SC
Summer Leigh Evatt Liberty SC
Curren Charles Fessler Summerville SC
Jessica Lauren Folk Newberry SC
Hester Foo 680413
DeCosta Tylikk Ford Bennettsville SC
Hayden Lee Francis Snellville GA
Rachel Anne Franklin Newberry SC
Olivia Rose Fraunfelter Bangor PA
Christopher Jason Frazier Bluffton SC
Lonnie Jacob Fulmer Batesburg SC
Margaret Elizabeth Fulmer Prosperity SC
Paul Benjamin Gagliano Chapin SC
Ridge Luke Gameren Brisbane
Emily Parker Gantt Leesville SC
Gabrielle Elaine Gentner Chapin SC
Gunnar Reece Gentry Jacksonville Beach FL
Andrea Nicole Getz Newberry SC
Luke Charles Gibson Albemarle NC
Seth Fulton Gibson Lexington SC
Garrett Vernon Giles cupeper VA
Emily London Glymph Pomaria SC
Marta Gomar VALENCIA 46006
Emma Kristine Gooding Chapin SC
Trey Jamal Goodwin Gadsden SC
Brian Austin Gordon Lancaster SC
Mackenzie Lynn Gow Simpsonville SC
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Newberry College Welcomes 65 Graduates to the Ranks of Alumni

December 15, 2017

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Newberry College hosted its winter commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017, celebrating the accomplishments of 65 graduates on Thursday, Dec. 14, in Wiles Chapel.

 

“Today is to recognize the achievements of our seniors seated before us in caps and gowns,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “It is important that we acknowledge the contributions – emotional, spiritual and financial – of the parents, grandparents, spouses and other family members of the graduates of the Class of 2017.”

 

Newberry College conferred the Honorary Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, on
The Rev. J. Harry Crout in recognition of his service to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and for his ongoing involvement in the ministries of mercy and justice.

 

The Newberry College Student Government Association each spring honors a Newberry faculty member with the “Professor of the Year” award. That professor has the distinction of serving as commencement speaker at the December ceremony.

 

In his role as the 2017 Professor of the Year, The Rev. Dr. Wayne Kannaday ‘75, professor of Religion, shared a few words of wisdom with the class. Kannaday congratulated the graduates for making it to graduation, but challenged them to make three more things.

 

“Make a life, make a living and make a difference,” he said. “We pass the baton to the next generation,” Kannaday said in his concluding remarks. “We need you to make a difference … Don’t ever think you can’t. You can change the world.”

 

Alumni Association president Mary Grate-Pyos ’81 welcomed the graduating class to the ranks of proud Newberry College alumni.

 

“This is neither the end of your journey nor the end of your relationship with Newberry College,” she said. “Go forth from this campus an educated citizen and alumnus of this fine institution.”

 

Watch the Winter 2017 commencement ceremony on the Newberry  College YouTube channel.



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Newberry College President Elected to SACSCOC Executive Council

December 4, 2017

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on Dec. 3, 2017, announced that Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens has been elected to the Executive Council of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

 

SACSCOC oversees the accreditation of colleges within the southern region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

 

“SACSCOC plays an important role in higher education,” Scherrens said. “Rigorous peer evaluation based upon fair and impartial standards interpreted in a value-added manner results in colleges and universities becoming more effective. This is going to be fun.”

 

In 2016, Scherrens was elected to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, which includes seven representatives from each of the 11 states accredited by SACS. The Board of Trustees serves as the final review and approval of colleges and universities seeking affirmation, reaffirmation and substantive change.

 

The 13-member Executive Council is the executive arm of the Board of Trustees with primary responsibility for interpreting Commission policies and procedures. The Executive Council also functions on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees between sessions. It includes a chair, a public member and one member from each of the 11 states in the SACSCOC region.

 

Scherrens has been appointed to serve a one-year term and will be joined on the Executive Council with 10 other state representatives, including Joseph DiPietro, President of University of Tennessee; Ray Martinez, President, Independent Colleges & Universities of Texas; Alfred Rankins, Jr, President of Alcorn State University (MS); John Capps, President of Central Virginia Community College (VA); and Franklyn Casale, President of St. Thomas University (FL).

 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Executive Council,” Scherrens said. “I believe I can provide a unique perspective having served at a large state university for more than 30 years and now serving in my sixth year at Newberry College, a small private college.” 



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Newberry College Launches Online Psychology Program

October 27, 2017

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Newberry College has launched an online degree-completion program for students looking to complete a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology. As a special bonus, the College is offering its required one-credit Online Orientation class for FREE (a savings of $395).

 

The program is designed for students who will be transferring an associate of arts degree or at least 45 credits to Newberry College. The program, offered entirely online, is ideal for working adults. Students can complete their bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and still manage their busy lives.

 

“Psychology is a very versatile degree that can prepare students for many different career paths beyond the typical clinical settings,” said Dr. Vinetta Witt, chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “Psychology majors often work in a broad range of fields, such as marketing, education, healthcare and politics. Our graduates also are well-positioned to continue to graduate school if they desire.”  

 

Classes begin on Jan. 10, 2018 for the inaugural online Psychology program; the registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2018. Prospective students can learn more about Newberry’s online programs at www.newberry.edu/academics.

 

Along with the Psychology program, Newberry Online currently offers degree-completion programs for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for licensed RNs) and Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (for registered respiratory therapists). Other programs currently planned for 2018-2019 include Criminal Justice, Business Administration and Healthcare Management.

 

For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, contact the Office of Admission at admission@newberry.edu or 803.321.5127, or visit the Online Programs webpage at www.newberry.edu/academics



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Newberry College Launches Online Respiratory Therapy Program

October 24, 2017

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Newberry College has launched an online degree-completion program for students seeking to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. In addition, Dr. Jerry Alewine, a highly qualified and well-respected educator and industry professional, has joined the College to lead the new program.

 

Coincidentally, the announcement of the new BSRT program coincides with national Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 22-28, 2017), an event that raises awareness for improving lung health around the world.

 

“The American Association for Respiratory Care has said they would like 80 percent of practicing respiratory therapists to have earned a bachelor degree or be enrolled in a bachelor’s program by 2020,” Alewine said. “The demand for a bachelor degree program in Respiratory Therapy is essential for the practitioners of South Carolina. Newberry College is in a unique position to help respiratory therapists achieve this credential.”

 

Newberry’s Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is designed for licensed respiratory therapists who want to complete their baccalaureate degree. The 12-month program is offered entirely online with each course 7.5 weeks in duration. Classes for the inaugural Respiratory Therapy program begin on Jan. 10, 2018; the registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2018. Prospective students can learn more about Newberry’s online programs at www.newberry.edu/academics.

 

Dr. Jerry Alewine joined Newberry College in July 2017 as chair of the newly formed Department of Respiratory Therapy and was responsible for developing the curriculum for the program. He is also focused on outreach to Respiratory Therapy programs at South Carolina technical colleges and to industry associations to raise awareness for the new program.

 

“Newberry College is very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Alewine’s knowledge, skills and leadership abilities leading our new Department of Respiratory Therapy,” said Dr. Timothy Elston, vice president of Academic Affairs. “He is a dedicated professional with a proven track record of success as an educator and healthcare practitioner.”

 

Alewine comes to Newberry College from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, S.C., where he served as dean of the Division of Health Science (2008-2017) and previously served as Piedmont’s director of Clinical Education for Respiratory Care (2001-2008).

 

Alewine’s experience also includes more than two decades working as a Respiratory Therapist. He worked at Self Regional HealthCare (1998-2001), where he was adult care supervisor, and at Providence Heart Center (1995-1998), where he was department supervisor.

 

Alewine served as president of the South Carolina Technical Education Association (2015) and was a 2006 recipient of the Piedmont Technical College Presidential Medallion. He is active in the healthcare industry having served as president of the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care in 2013. He was recognized for his efforts with the DHEC Maternal and Neonatal Champion Award (2004) and was named the South Carolina Practitioner of the Year by the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care in 2006.

 

Alewine earned his Doctor of Education degree from Argosy University and his M.Ed. from American Intercontinental University. He received his B.A degree from the University of South Carolina and his A.S. degree from Piedmont Technical College.

 

In August 2017, Newberry College launched its first online degree completion program with an RN-to-BSN program designed to help licensed nurses earn their bachelor of science degrees. In January 2018, Newberry will launch the degree-completion program in Respiratory Therapy along with a Psychology degree-completion program. The College has plans to launch programs in Healthcare Management, Criminal Justice and Business Administration during the 2018-19 academic year.

 

“I look forward to strengthening the College’s relationships with Respiratory Therapy programs in our technical college system,” Alewine said. “Our degree-completion program will provide an important stepping stone to respiratory therapy professionals to advance their careers and add depth and breadth to their industry knowledge.”

 

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree, contact department chair Dr. Jerry Alewine at jerry.alewine@newberry.edu or call 803.321.3320 or visit the Online Programs webpage at www.newberry.edu/academics



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Newberry College Hosts Reformation 500th Year Anniversary Celebration

October 19, 2017

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When Martin Luther, a German monk and theology professor, posted his 95 Thesis in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, the resulting debate about Christian doctrine and practice shaped the course of Christianity in the Western world for the next 500 years. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Newberry College will host a celebration to commemorate and educate about this momentous period in Christian history. 

 

“It is fitting that this historic celebration should be held at Newberry College,” said Reformation Celebration organizer Denise Reid. “Martin Luther was, after all, a professor of theology at Wittenberg when he posted the 95 Theses.” 

 

Newberry College has partnered with local community members and alumni to plan a variety of activities, including a worship service, documentary film, reenactment and other events meant to be educational and entertaining. The activities will be hosted on the Newberry campus, Newberry Opera House and Half Full Coffee and Wine Bar. 

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

TUESDAY, OCT. 24

A REFORMATION CELEBRATION CONCERT

7:30 p.m., Wiles Chapel

Concert features the Newberry College Wind Ensemble, with the premiere of “this is most certainly true” by James Stephenson, a work commissioned especially for Reformation 500th anniversary. The Newberry Wind Ensemble also will perform with a special performance by Newberry piano professor Dr. Sarah Masterson playing Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A Minor, movement 1. This concert is sponsored in part by Rice Music House.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 26

BEER AND HYMNS 

6 p.m., Half Full Coffee and Wine Bar (1402 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108) 

Beer is optional, singing is encouraged, making friends is required! Hymn celebration will be led by Jay Gamelin. 

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 27

FILM – “MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD” 

2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House 

The PBS film, “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World,” features the story of Martin Luther and how his ideas influenced Protestant Reformation. 

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

FILM – “MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD” 

2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House 

The PBS film, “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World,” features the story of Martin Luther and how his ideas influenced Protestant Reformation. 

 

“THE REFORMATION OF LUTHER AND THE WOODCUT” with DR. M. PATRICK GRAHAM 

4:30 p.m., Newberry Opera House 

Dr. M. Patrick Graham is the Margaret A. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Theological Bibliography at the Candler School of Theology (Emory University), where he led the development of the Kessler Reformation Collection for 23 years. In his illustrated lecture, five key uses of the Reformation woodcut will be elaborated, testimony to the great reformer’s genius and ability to inspire his followers in their common work. 

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 29

REFORMATION REENACTMENT “KATHERINE LUTHER: A BURR TO A TOPCOAT” 

9:15 a.m., Holland Hall Lobby 

 

COFFEE, DONUTS AND REFORMATION EXHIBIT 

9:30 a.m., Holland Hall Lobby 

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION SERVICE 

10:30 a.m., Wiles Chapel 

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION LUNCH 

Noon, Kaufmann Hall Café 

Lunch is $9.50 + tax for adults and youth; children five and under eat free. To help us plan for food, please RSVP for lunch to anne.smith@newberry.edu or 803.321.5363 with an estimated number attending. 

 

CONCERT – MUSIC OF THE REFORMATION 

2 p.m., Wiles Chapel 

The Newberry College Department of Music will feature a performance of choral and organ music that symbolizes and celebrates the Reformation.



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Newberry College Honored for Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

October 19, 2017

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Newberry College was recognized for its commitment to diversity and creating a campus culture of inclusivity at the 18th annual National Role Models Conference hosted by Minority Access Incorporated, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C. 

 

“Minority Access is pleased to bestow this special honor on Newberry College in recognition of its current commitment to diversity,” said Mason Monroe, director for Minority Access Incorporated, an organization whose mission is ‘Improving diversity in education, employment and research.’” We congratulate you on your innovative diversity initiatives and your work to decrease disparity.” 

 

Newberry College’s Director for Diversity Education, Dr. Peggy Barnes-Winder, accepted the award on behalf of the college. 

 

“As we consider the challenges we face as a society, it’s important that we not only talk the talk, but that we actually walk the walk,” Barnes-Winder said. “For Newberry College, that means we strive to provide our campus community with programming that emphasizes an appreciation and respect for diversity and inclusivity provides an understanding for how we can, and should bridge our differences as individuals and cultures.” 

 

The recognition is reserved for colleges that are committed to creating an environment of inclusivity and promoting awareness and appreciation of all cultures and walks of life. 

 

Thousands of public and private institutions are nominated for the award, but Newberry College is among a small but prestigious collective of colleges who were selected to receive the “Institution Committed to Diversity” award, among them Clemson University, University of South Carolina, Auburn University, Syracuse University, and several other schools. 

 

“Diversity Education may be one of my roles personally at Newberry, but this has truly become a campuswide effort,” said Barnes-Winder in describing important factors that contributed to the recognition for Newberry College’s efforts in diversity education. “We see a growing and sustained awareness of diversity and inclusivity in student-led programming, in campus multicultural committee events, such as our annual Dufford Diversity and Inclusion Week and, most importantly, in the prevailing dedication to these ideals among both academic and administrative units throughout campus.”



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Newberry College to Host 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

October 17, 2017

Reformation Five Hundred Years 1517-2017

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Newberry College will host a three-day celebration to commemorate and educate about this momentous period in Christian history.

 

When Martin Luther, a German monk and theology professor, posted his 95 Thesis in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, the resulting debate about Christian doctrine and practice shaped the course of Christianity in the Western world for the next 500 years.

 

“It is fitting that this historic celebration should be held at Newberry College,” said Reformation Celebration organizer Denise Reid. “Martin Luther was, after all, a professor of theology at Wittenberg when he posted the 95 Theses.”

 

Newberry College has partnered with local community members and alumni to plan a variety of activities, including a worship service, documentary film, reenactment and other events meant to be educational and entertaining. The activities will be hosted on the Newberry campus, Newberry Opera House and Half Full Coffee and Wine Bar.

 

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 2017

BEER AND HYMNS

6 p.m., Half Full Coffee and Wine Bar (1402 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108)

Beer is optional, singing is encouraged, making friends is required! Hymn celebration will be led by Jay Gamelin.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2017

FILM – “MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD”

2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House

The PBS film, “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World,” features the story of Martin Luther and how his ideas influenced Protestant Reformation.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 28, 2017

FILM – “MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD”

2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House

The PBS film, “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World,” features the story of Martin Luther and how his ideas influenced Protestant Reformation.

 

“THE REFORMATION OF LUTHER AND THE WOODCUT” with DR. M. PATRICK GRAHAM

4:30 p.m., Newberry Opera House

Dr. M. Patrick Graham is the Margaret A. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Theological Bibliography at the Candler School of Theology (Emory University), where he led the development of the Kessler Reformation Collection for 23 years. In his illustrated lecture, five key uses of the Reformation woodcut will be elaborated, testimony to the great reformer’s genius and ability to inspire his followers in their common work.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 29, 2017

REFORMATION REENACTMENT “KATHERINE LUTHER: A BURR TO A TOPCOAT”

9:15 a.m., Holland Hall Lobby

 

COFFEE, DONUTS AND REFORMATION EXHIBIT

9:30 a.m., Holland Hall Lobby

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION SERVICE

10:30 a.m., Wiles Chapel

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION LUNCH

Noon, Kaufmann Hall Café

Lunch is $9.50 + tax for adults and youth; children five and under eat free.

To help us plan for food, please RSVP for lunch to anne.smith@newberry.edu or 803.321.5363 with an estimated number attending.

 

CONCERT – MUSIC OF THE REFORMATION

2 p.m., Wiles Chapel

The Newberry College Department of Music will feature a performance of choral and organ music that symbolizes and celebrates the Reformation.



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Newberry College Hosts Gerding Author Series Featured Speaker Danny Gardner

October 12, 2017

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The Newberry College annual Gerding Author Series will feature Danny Gardner, author of, “A Negro and an Ofay,” on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St, Newberry). The event is free and open to the public. The author also will meet with students on Friday, Oct. 20, to discuss his work and answer questions from the College’s aspiring writers.

 

Gardner has enjoyed careers as a comedian, actor, director and screenwriter. His first novel, "A Negro and An Ofay" is newly published by Down And Out Books and his creative non-fiction piece, “Forever. In An Instant,” is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee.

 

Gardner’s short fiction piece, "Labor Day," appeared in "Beat to a Pulp," and his flash fiction piece, "You’re That Guy," was featured in "Out of the Gutter." His short fiction will appear in a Johnny Cash-inspired crime anthology, "Just to Watch Them Die,” by Gutter Books and in “The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir," edited by Gary Phillips, and published by Three Rooms Press. Gardner lives in Los Angeles by way of Chicago, Ill.

 

The Gerding Author Series is hosted by the Newberry College Department of Humanities and is made possible by a grant from the Gerding family. 

 

About the Book:

In 1952, after a year on the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His friends from his hometown secure his release and he returns to find the family farm in foreclosure and the man who raised him dying in a flophouse. Desperate for money, he accepts a straight job as a process server and eventually crosses paths with a powerful family from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of industry is dead, the key to his estate disappeared with the chauffeur, and soon Elliot is in up to his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm country must return to the Windy City with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat. Good thing he’s had a lifetime of playing both sides to the middle. 

 

Praise for the Book:

“’A Negro and an Ofay’ forces us to look into the brutal mirror of our past in the hope we might understand our future. With his sharp as a whip crack writing, Gardner may just change the world.” 

—Paul Bishop, author of Lie Catchers

 

“Hard-boiled don’t get much harder than this. Danny Gardner hits all the right notes, but with enough swagger and voice to make it completely his own. Elliot Caprice is a fantastic character, stuck between two worlds—black and white, good and bad—and I really hope to see more of him.”

—Rob W. Hart, author of South Village. 

 

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ABOUT NEWBERRY COLLEGE:  Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College appears in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for regional colleges in the South: Best Colleges (#17); Best Value (#7); and Least Debt at Graduation (3). Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 32 majors, 29 minors, 31 areas of concentration and 10 pre-professional programs, and recently launched an online degree-completion program. The College offers 20 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading and dance. Newberry College is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, go to www.newberry.edu



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Newberry College Theatre to host SCISA Drama Festival in Partnership with Newberry Academy

October 10, 2017

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Newberry Academy has been selected to host the Fall 2017 South Carolina Independent Schools Association’s Regional Drama Festival, and has partnered with Newberry College’s Theatre Program to hold the event on-campus in Wiles Theater.  Professor of Theatre Matthew Fuller is coordinating the on-campus logistics of hosting eight schools with 10 performances throughout the day in Wiles Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Professor Fuller is Newberry’s Director of Technical Theatre and serves as the space manager for Wiles Theater.  He states that, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Newberry College Theatre to support high school and middle school drama programs that serve as the foundation for future support of theatre in South Carolina.” Nicole May, who teaches Middle School English at Newberry Academy, states that, “We are thrilled to be hosting the SCISA Regional Drama Festival this year and glad that we have the support of our neighbors at Newberry College Theatre.”
 



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Trump Taps Former Newberry College President to Serve as Deputy Secretary of Education

October 4, 2017

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THE WHITE HOUSE -- Office of the Press Secretary

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

 

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

 

R.D. James of Missouri to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works.  Mr. James has most recently served as a civilian member and engineer on the Mississippi River Commission, originally appointed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, where he provided water resources engineering direction and policy advice to several Administrations, Congress, and the Army for a drainage basin that covers roughly 41 percent of the United States.  He is a self-employed farmer and manager of cotton gins and grain elevators in New Madrid, Missouri.  Over the past 35 years, Mr. James has developed a wealth of knowledge about our nation's critical infrastructure.  He previously served as president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, he served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, the Cotton Producers of Missouri, the Board of Directors of U.S. Bank of Sikeston, and the board of directors of Osceola Products.  Mr. James is the recipient of the prestigious Bronze de Fleury medal for his significant contributions to Army engineering, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Award, and was formerly named the New Madrid County Outstanding Conservation Farmer.  Mr. James received his degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.

 

 

Mitchell Zais of South Carolina to be Deputy Secretary of Education.  Most recently, Mr. Zais served as South Carolina's elected State Superintendent of Education.  During his term in office, the department's budget was reduced while on-time high school graduation rates increased every year to an all-time high.  The number of public charter schools increased 78 percent, the number of public charter school students increased 155 percent, and the number of students taking online courses grew 130 percent.  Prior to that, he served 10 years as president of Newberry College in South Carolina.  The College was recognized for the first time by U.S. News as one of "America's Best Colleges."  He served 31 years as an infantry soldier in the U.S. Army.  He retired as a Brigadier General.  Mr. Zais holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.A. degree in military history, plus M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational behavior and social psychology from the University of Washington.  He served as South Carolina Commissioner of Higher Education and is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the states’ highest civilian award. 



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Newberry College Hosts Dufford Diversity and Inclusion Week

September 22, 2017

Dufford Diversity and Inclusion Week 2017 October 16-23, 2017

The fiery images of Charlottesville and the blistering grief that followed have sounded a wake-up call, and one small college in South Carolina continues to answer.

 

In the hope of healing the wounds of the past—and lowering the fever of racism that threatens to cripple our future, Newberry College will host the fifth annual Dufford Diversity and Inclusion Week Oct. 16 – 23, 2017. (See schedule of events below).  All events are free and open to the public except where noted.

 

“After Charlottesville, this should be on the forefront of everyone’s mind,” said series sponsor William Dufford. “We encourage the community to join us. This topic should be of particular interest, I think, to educators and youth, of course, but everyone has a stake in social justice. Everyone.”

 

Dufford Diversity and Inclusion Week is part of Newberry College’s ongoing efforts to promote appreciation for diversity and create a culture of respect. The program promotes an appreciation for the differences that give individuals a sense of identity – among them religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, age, ethnicity and race.

 

Of particular interest in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, is the keynote presentation by Southern Poverty Law Center. Founded in 1971, SPLC’s innovative legal strategies crippled many hate groups and white supremacist organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center continues to monitor hate groups. Its publication, “Teaching Tolerance,” is used in classrooms across the nation to promote respect and reduce bullying, particularly of children with differences.

 

Dufford Diversity and Inclusion Week is sponsored by educator and social justice activist William Dufford, Ph.D., of Columbia, S.C. Born and raised in a segregated South within a block of Newberry College, it never seemed out of the ordinary to Dufford that he attended an all-white school, was captain of an all-white basketball team, was taught by all-white professors or that the only African-Americans on campus served food or swept the halls.

 

Dufford’s eyes were slowly opened to the injustices that were a fact of life for most African-Americans when he served with African-American men in the Navy and as he came to know African-American students during his doctoral studies at the University of Florida. With awareness came a desire for change and Dufford began to grow beyond his roots to become a champion for social justice.

 

The week-long series will close with a documentary video and book signing about Dufford’s evolution from a “good old boy” at all-white schools into a champion for social justice in education, working to ensure all South Carolinians have access to the transformational power of a good education.

 

Dufford’s work is the subject of a new book, “My Tour Through the Asylum: A Southern Integrationist’s Memoir,” published by USC Press. Authors Aida Rogers and Sally McInerney have compiled recollections from people who walked with Dufford on the journey of working through differences toward a common good. The book title is based on the infamous assessment by 19th century statesman James Louis Petigru that South Carolina was “too small to be a republic and too big to be an insane asylum.”

 

Newberry College basketball players will greet guests attending the video and book signing event. Dufford will be introduced by his former student and longtime friend, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel. Gergel presided over the emotional court trial of Dylan Roof, who massacred seven parishioners at a historic African-American church in Charleston.

 

“Each year, we host a variety of stimulating events that we hope will help students, faculty, staff and the community broaden their perspectives,” said Dr. Peggy Barnes-Winder, director of Diversity Education at Newberry College. “Our goal is to help participants develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique differences of our humanity and the values and beliefs that form our individual identities.”

 

 

DUFFORD DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WEEK SCHEDULE

MONDAY, OCT. 16, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers

7:30 p.m. – Alumni Music Center, Newberry College

World-class Paralympic sprinter Jerome Singleton Jr., and former Director of Public Safety for Orangeburg, S.C., Wendell Davis ’81, will speak on some of the obstacles they have overcome over the course of their careers.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance, Seeking Justice

7:30 p.m. – Wiles Chapel, Newberry College

Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization founded to combat hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation, will discuss SPLC’s history, landmark legal cases and describe current efforts for equal justice. She also will discuss SPLC’s internationally recognized efforts to track and expose the activities of hate groups and the nativist movement and monitor militia and other extremist antigovernment activity.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2017

Martial Artists and Acrobats of China

7:30 p.m. – Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St., Newberry)

Tickets: $20-40; Order online at www.newberryoperahouse.com

Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, an award-winning acrobatic troupe from China, offers a thrilling performance of martial arts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, aerial stunts and feats of balance. 

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 2017

Gerding Author Series Speaker

7 p.m. – Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St, Newberry

Danny Gardner, author of “A Negro and an Ofay,” will speak at the Newberry Opera House about his novels and his career as an author, comedian, actor, director and screenwriter.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 23, 2017

Documentary Video and Book Signing with Dr. William Dufford

5:30 p.m. – Center for Teacher Education, 1121 Speers Street, Newberry

Screening of the documentary video featuring Dr. William Dufford’s work as an educator and administrator who led the integration of the Sumter school district. Dufford will sign copies of his newly published book,” My Tour Through the Asylum: A Southern Integrationist’s Memoir.”



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Newberry College Shatters All Student Enrollment Records

September 15, 2017

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Newberry College enrolled a record-high 459 new students for Fall 2017, marking another year of record-breaking enrollment for the incoming class. The new record represents an astounding 20 percent increase over Newberry’s previous enrollment high water mark of 381 new students set in fall 2016. Overall, College enrollment increased 10 percent over last year to a headcount of 1,190 students, including 1,157 full-time students.

 

“One of the important reasons for the past several years of record-breaking enrollment growth stems from our determination to really examine the needs and interests of our learners and respond with a strong sense of urgency,” said Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens. “By adding new career-focused academic programs and expanding our co-curricular programs, we continue to strengthen our reputation as an outstanding value proposition.”

 

Enrollment for the incoming class included 356 freshmen, 85 transfers and 12 readmits. The tally also included six students in the inaugural cohort for Newberry Online, an online degree-completion program for working adults and traditional students transferring at least 45 credits from other institutions.

 

INCOMING CLASS STATS

  • Out-of-state enrollment for the incoming class comes from 22 states, drawing primarily from the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • The top five states by enrollment are Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland and New York.
  • International students in the incoming class represent 12 countries. Overall, international students come from 25 countries throughout the world. Australia leads international enrollment followed closely by Spain, Canada, Ecuador, Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Top five areas of study selected by the incoming class are Business Administration, Nursing, Biology, Sport Management and Teacher Education. Pre-Engineering, a 3+2 partnership with Clemson University, tied for a place in the top five. Additionally, a sizeable number of the incoming class are undeclared majors and plan to use their first year of college to explore a variety of areas of study.

 

Joel Vander Horst, Newberry’s Dean of Enrollment Management, noted that the launch of three new NCAA Division II sports –Men’s Lacrosse and Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, which began competing in Fall 2017, played an important role in driving enrollment gains, particularly in out-of-state recruitment.

 

Newberry focused on developing or expanding in-demand majors based on interest from both prospective and current students. The College also aimed at strengthening ties with technical college programs with a natural progression to baccalaureate programs at Newberry.

 

“Basically, students asked and we listened,” Vander Horst said. “Current student interest drove the expansion of several programs, including Criminal Justice, Sport Management, Healthcare Management and Digital Marketing. The high level of inquiries from prospective students drove the expansion of programs such as Nursing and Pre-Engineering.”

 

Newberry faculty and coaches also have deepened their involvement throughout the recruitment and enrollment process.

 

“For a school like Newberry College, where personal attention is an important part of our brand promise, the one-on-one interaction with faculty and coaches is highly valued by prospective students during their search process,” Vander Horst said. “Faculty also have played a pivotal role in reinforcing our relationships with parallel programs in the two-year colleges.”

 

In the competitive higher education landscape Newberry College has continued to focus on affordability.

 

“We offer a generous financial aid package that often makes us the most affordable choice for many students,” said Holly Wood, Director of Financial Aid. “Our Loan Repayment Promise also is an attractive benefit with its pledge to help students repay their college loans if they make less than $40,000 per year after graduating from Newberry. The program gives students and their parents added peace of mind if they find it necessary to take out college loans.”

 

The College’s efforts aimed at value and affordability recently caught the attention of U.S. News and World Report, which ranked Newberry College seventh in Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South in its 2018 rankings released earlier this week. Newberry also grabbed the number three spot for Least Student Debt at Graduation for Regional Colleges in the South on the national publication’s annual report on colleges.

 

“We are fervently committed to preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives,” Scherrens said. “We personalize the college experience and, by doing so, we find ourselves becoming a college of first choice among prospective students. The relentless effort and tireless dedication of our faculty, coaches and staff are what make these advancements possible.”



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Newberry College Earns High Marks for Value, Affordability on USNWR Best Colleges Report

September 12, 2017

Newberry College once again made a strong showing on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today by the national magazine’s annual report on colleges. Newberry appeared on the following lists:

 

  • Best Regional Liberal Arts Colleges in the South (#17)
  • Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South (#7)
  • Least Student Debt Load at Graduation for Regional Colleges in the South (#3)

 

For many years, Newberry College has ranked in the Top 50 for Best Colleges in the South, but the private liberal arts college ascended into the Top 20 last year and has retained its place in the 2018 rankings as part of the region’s upper echelon.

 

“I am pleased Newberry College continues to be recognized for its efforts to offer students an affordable, high quality education,” said Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens. “These highly respected rankings are another proof point of the value of a Newberry College education.”

 

Newberry College senior Benjamin Herring echoed the president’s observation.

 

“Results like these rankings affirm what we already know as students,” said Herring, who is the current president of the Newberry College Student Government Association. “They show that others are taking note and valuing the unique experiences we’re having at Newberry as we explore our passion and purpose in life.”

 

Newberry College earned the #7 spot as the Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South, its second consecutive appearance on this list. 

 

“Our Loan Repayment Promise, which pledges to help students who earn less than $40,000 after graduation to repay their college loans, has proven to be a very attractive benefit to students and their families,” said Joel Vander Horst, Dean of Enrollment Management.

 

Newberry made its debut appearance on the rankings for Student Debt at Graduation, appearing third on the list for Least Debt for Regional Colleges in the South.

 

“Newberry College offers a very competitive financial aid package,” Vander Horst said. “We’ve also been proactive in identifying students who might be at risk and helping them find solutions before they experience a financial crisis that could prevent them from returning to school.”

 

“As an institution, we are called to prepare students for successful careers and meaningful lives,” said Hugo A. “Hap” Pearce, chairman of the Newberry College Board of Trustees. “Our excellent rankings demonstrate our success in helping students achieve their unique goals.”

 

 

About the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges by key measures of quality, including graduation and retention rates, alumni giving, student selectivity and financial resources. Newberry College earned high rankings for its low student-teacher ratio (12 to 1) compared to peer schools, high alumni giving (14 percent) and high percentage of small class sizes (64 percent less than 20 students), among other criteria. More at www.usnews.com/colleges.

 

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About Newberry College:  Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College appears in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for regional colleges in the South: Best Colleges (#17); Best Value (#7); and Least Debt at Graduation (3). Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 32 majors, 29 minors, 31 areas of concentration and 10 pre-professional programs, and recently launched an online degree-completion program. The College offers 20 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading and dance. Newberry College is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, go to www.newberry.edu



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Hurricane Irma Update

September 8, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017 (8:15 pm) -- Late Start for Tuesday Classes

Classes for Tuesday, Sept. 12 will start at 10:50 am. The 8 am and 9:25 am periods have been cancelled. 

 

Sept. 11, 2017 (3 pm)  -- Administrative Office Closing at 3:15 PM

Due to worsening weather conditions, Newberry College administrative office will close for the remainder of the day.  

 

Sept. 10, 2017 -- Newberry Classes Cancelled Monday; Staff Office Remain Open

The National Weather Service has placed several counties in South Carolina under a High Wind Warning for Monday, September 11, 2017. As such, and out of an abundance of caution, classes for Monday will be canceled. Residential students are encouraged to remain in their residence halls as much as possible.  Food Service will still be provided and students are urged to use great caution when traversing the campus.Student athletes who are in season and either practicing or competing will be advised by their coaches. Administrative offices will be open on Monday; however, should staff members, regardless of position, believe it unsafe for travel to work, they should notify their immediate supervisor.

 

 

Sept. 8, 2017 -- Newberry College to Continue Normal Operations

According to current projections for Hurricane Irma, the weather outlook continues to improve for the Newberry County area and South Carolina overall. The likelihood of the storm reaching this part of the state has dropped significantly. Based on the latest projections from the National Weather Service, we believe the campus can safely continue normal operations and we have NO PLANS TO CANCEL CLASSES ON MONDAY.

 

Nothing is more important than the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will closely monitor weather conditions throughout the weekend and notify you through the E2Campus alert system, social media and web posts if there are any notable changes. If we close campus, daily food service will continue to be available. If you’re not already an E2Campus subscriber, go to the Security tab on Wolf Den to sign up.

 

We believe the campus is the safest place for students to be this weekend Traffic will be extremely heavy as Florida residents continue to evacuate north. We encourage you to stay off the roads as much as possible. During heavy winds, we urge you to stay inside to avoid the chance of injury from falling tree branches or blowing debris. It’ll be a great weekend to get ahead of your reading assignments or just do some Netflix binge-watching, so take advantage of it!

 

If you have other questions or need clarification on anything regarding our storm response, please connect with your RA or Housing staff. You can find more information about Hurricane Irma’s progress on the South Carolina Emergency Management Division website at http://www.scemd.org/

 

In the meantime, please keep the individuals and families affected by this storm in your prayers.

 

 

Sept. 6, 2017 -- Newberry College Will Remain Open, Continues to Monitor Conditions

Although Hurricane Irma does not currently present a direct threat to the Newberry area, we are working closely with our local emergency response center, State Emergency Management, the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service to monitor the progress of the storm. The College will be part of a coordinated, community-wide emergency response should conditions warrant this course of action. Based on our daily briefings with these agencies, there are currently no plans to evacuate the area or detour traffic. We will post updates as needed via our emergency alert system, email, social media and the College website. For families in the path of Hurricane Irma, we’re praying for you!



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Football Team Collects Donations for Hurricane Relief

September 6, 2017

Hurricane relief

The Newberry College football team will be collecting donations for the next three weeks to aid families affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Donations may include canned goods, bottled water and paper products. Examples of preferred donations are: pop top canned goods (soups, pastas, fruit, Spam, etc.), handheld can openers, peanut butter and jelly, water, snacks (cereal bars, pop tarts, protein bars, etc.), baby food/formula, diapers (both adult and baby), feminine hygiene products, and toiletries (tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, etc.). 

The drop off location is inside the football offices in Eleazer Arena. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Stephen Flynn at steve.flynn@newberry.edu or 803.321.5688.



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Newberry College Presents Politics Week 2017

September 6, 2017

Politics Week 2017

Newberry College will host a week of politically oriented events aimed at broadening students’ understanding of the U.S. political process at the local level and encouraging them to be better informed and engaged citizens. All events are free and open to the public.

 

“This week’s events are to further our students’ knowledge of the ever-changing world of politics and encourage them get involved with their community and representatives of that community,” said Political Science professor and event organizer Dr. Laura Roost.

 

 

POLITICS WEEK 2017 SCHEDULE

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2017

Voter Registration Drive

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Kaufmann Hall and McClurg Center

Students and faculty/staff may register to vote at either of the sign-up stations at their convenience.

 

From Holland Hall to City Hall

2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Alumni Music Center

Alumnus Carllton Kinard ’15 will describe his journey from a student at Newberry College to a public office candidate. Shanna Procter, director of the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office will explain the process of local elections.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2017

Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at Local Party Politics

7 p.m.

Kohn Lecture Hall, Science and Math Building

Newberry County Republican and Democratic party chairs Charm Altman – R and Walt McLeod – D will speak on their experiences and discuss why they got involved with politics.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017

Constitution Day

7 p.m.

Gnann Conference Center, Center for Teacher Education (1121 Speers St., Newberry)

City of Newberry mayor Foster Senn will discuss the importance of community engagement and his experience in local politics. Reception to follow.



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Chick-fil-A Express and Other On-Campus Dining Venues Reopen August 18

August 16, 2017

After a long, hungry summer, the full menu of dining options at Newberry College will reopen to the public on Friday, Aug. 18. These venues include Chick-fil-A Express, Jazzman’s Café and the Kaufmann Hall Cafeteria, featuring the long-time community favorite Sunday brunch.

 

All Newberry College food service venues are open to the public. Meals in Kaufmann Hall Cafeteria are preset pricing with access to all menu options for that meal: $4.75 for breakfast, $7.25 for lunch and $7.75 for dinner. Sunday brunch (10:30 am - 1:30 pm) is $9.50 per person.  For menus and other food service information, go to Newberry.SodexoMyWay.com

 

CAMPUS DINING HOURS OF OPERATION

 

Chick-fil-A

Monday – Thursday    8 am – 11 pm

Friday                          8 am – 5 pm

Saturday                      10:30 am – 5 pm

Sunday                        Closed

 

Jazzman's Cafe

Monday - Thursday     5 pm – 11 pm

 

Kaufmann Hall Cafeteria

Monday – Thursday    7 am – 8 pm

Friday                          7 am – 7 pm

Saturday                      10:30 am - 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunday                        10:30 am - 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 8 pm



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New Report Shows Newberry Grads Have Less Debt Than Other SC Four-Year Colleges/Universities

August 14, 2017

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When it comes to rankings, we don’t usually celebrate a last-place finish on the list. One notable exception is LendEDU’s Student Loan Debt Report, which reported that Newberry College students graduated with less loan debt than any other four-year college or university in South Carolina. 

 

According to the report, Newberry College graduates had an average student loan debt of $18,566, the lowest average debt per borrower among South Carolina’s public or private four-year institutions, and well below the state’s overall average debt per borrower of $29,490. 

 

“We are dedicated to keeping the cost of attending Newberry College competitive and affordable for all students and their families,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Hugo A. “Hap” Pearce. “This new report helps demonstrate the effectiveness of our efforts.” 

 

Newberry College graduates also fared exceptionally well among their peers nationwide. Newberry ranked #35 for overall lowest average debt per borrower among all private colleges and universities. 

 

“We are committed to doing everything possible to make Newberry College a “best value” investment for our students and their families,” said Newberry College president Maurice W. Scherrens. “Part of our strategy has been to limit price increases and provide a generous financial aid package to help limit indebtedness. After graduation, our Loan Repayment Promise helps position our graduates for their chosen careers or further education.”

 

Focusing on Access and Affordability

Students and their families understand that a college education remains the most reliable path to a professional career and higher lifetime income. Although students consider a variety of unique factors in their college choice, the cost of attendance and their ability to pay are significant factors influencing their decision. 

 

With a focus on providing access and affordability, Newberry College has sought to keep tuition and housing increases as low as possible. In a comparison of 20 South Carolina public and private colleges and universities, no institution had a lower percentage price increase over the past three years than Newberry College. [Source: IPEDS]

 

The price of attending Newberry College has risen 6.1 percent over the past three years, while the 20-school average price increase was 10.9 percent. Among that same group of 20 schools, Newberry College also had the lowest increase in tuition, fees, room and board over the past five years. For the 2017/2018 academic year ahead, the College’s increase on tuition, fees, room and board was just 1.69 percent. 

 

Providing the Best Value

A generous financial aid package, which includes state and federal grants and loans and Institutional scholarship, helps families manage college costs. Last year, Newberry awarded $14 million in institutional scholarships, which factor in the family’s level of financial need and the student’s academic and/or co-curricular strengths. 

 

“More than 95 percent of our students received some form of financial assistance last year,” said Joel Vander Horst, Dean of Enrollment Management. “Institutional scholarships combined with outside aid sources make us highly competitive, even among state-subsidized schools.” 

 

Gauging Return on Investment

Newberry continually seeks proactive, innovative ways to ensure that qualified students from every socioeconomic walk of life have access to a Newberry College education. After three years offering the Tuition Promise, which froze tuition at the student’s incoming year, Newberry again raised the bar on value and affordability. 

 

In 2015, Newberry College launched Loan Repayment Promise, which pledges if a student’s annual income is less than $40,000 after they graduate from Newberry, the College will help them repay their student loans until they reach that salary threshold. Newberry was the first in South Carolina to launch this type of program for students. 

 

“Like any student, I dreamed of getting a college education, but I worried the expensive,” said Olivia Fraunfelter, who graduated in 2017 with a major in Physical Education/Sport Management. "Because Newberry helped keep my costs lower, I’ve been able to receive an affordable education and can more easily start making a better future for myself after graduation.” 

 

As another value indicator, Newberry College moved into the top 20 in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges report, taking its place among the most respected colleges in the Southeast. Newberry earned rankings in three categories:  Best Regional Colleges in the South (#16), Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South (#3), and Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans (#8). 

 

Newberry also is on track to welcome approximately 450 incoming students for the fall 2017 semester, surpassing its previous high-water mark of 381 incoming students set in fall 2016. 

 

“Rankings and enrollment growth, along with our Loan Repayment Promise, reassure students and their families that a private college education at Newberry is a wise investment,” VanderHorst said. 



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Adia Daniels Joins Newberry College as Assistant Dean of Students

August 10, 2017

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Newberry College has named Adia N. Daniels to serve as Assistant Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs. Daniels, who began her duties on July 10, is responsible for developing and managing programs aimed at creating a diverse and healthy campus experience for students and helping students create meaningful connections throughout campus.

 

“Ms. Daniels brings a desire to collaborate, create solutions and strengthen relationships throughout campus,” said Dr. Sandra Rouse, Dean of Students. “She is well-prepared to serve Newberry College as a strong and compassionate advocate for our students.”

 

Daniels will advise student clubs and organizations and oversee the College’s Greek community, including annual events, member recruitment and the philanthropic endeavors of the College’s four national sororities and five national fraternities.

 

Before joining Newberry, Daniels served as Director of Greek Student Engagement and Development at Western Carolina University (2016-2017). She was responsible for developing, implementing and assessing all Greek Life programming and served as member of the leadership team of the AVP/Dean of Students.

 

Daniels served as Senior Coordinator-Student Victim Assistance for Georgia State University in Atlanta (2015-2016) where she helped provide comprehensive assistance and support for students experiencing victimization.

 

Daniels was Director of Student Activities at North Carolina Wesleyan College (2009-2014) where she provided oversight and assessment of all Student Activities programming. She facilitated the chartering of several international fraternities and sororities and led a renovation project for the Student Center. Daniels also served as an instructor for WesWay, the college’s freshman seminar, and was an academic advisor for first-year students.

 

Daniels served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (2008-2009) and the S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) program for the Women’s Center (2007-2008) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Daniels served as a Greek Life intern in at Norfolk State University (2009) and Virginia Wesleyan College (2008-2009). She was as a Volunteer Advocate (2004-2006) and Sexual Assault Services Coordinator (2006-2007) for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands in Columbia, S.C.

 

Daniels is a member of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs and has been a conference presenter for that organization and others. She is a current member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

Daniels earned her master of science in Education with a concentration in higher education administration (2009) from Old Dominion University. She received her bachelor of science in Experimental Psychology (2006) from University of South Carolina-Columbia.

 

“I am absolutely thrilled to be at Newberry College at such an exciting time of growth and progress,” Daniels said. “I am eager to collaborate across campus to enhance the student experience. I am excited to serve Newberry students.” 



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With a solar eclipse headed our way Newberry really IS the center of the universe

July 19, 2017

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 The Center of the Universe Meets the Path of Totality

Newberry, South Carolina is directly on the path to witness the natural event of a lifetime when a total solar eclipse crosses directly over Newberry on Monday, August 21, 2017.  

 

What’s the big deal about this eclipse? 

A total solar eclipse is extremely rare. It happens when the sun, moon and Earth are perfectly aligned so that the moon blocks the sun’s light on part of Earth’s surface. It’s been nearly 40 years since a total eclipse was seen in the U.S., and 117 years since a total eclipse was visible in Newberry.

 

What should I expect when the eclipse happens?

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be viewable across a 70-mile-wide path that will cross 14 states in the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Newberry will find itself in total darkness for two minutes and 32 seconds. Click here for solar eclipse basics from NASA, interactive maps, interviews, educational activities, videos and much more.

 

Where can I view the eclipse?

The City of Newberry will host EclipseFest from August 18 – 21, featuring speakers and films, demonstrations and displays, music, food and drink. Newberry College’s Setzler Field is one of four NASA-endorsed viewing sites where you can watch the eclipse on August 21 in addition to the city’s official EclipseFest Watch Party in downtown Newberry. Shuttles will run from downtown to all four viewing sites throughout the four-day festival. Click here for a detailed calendar of EclipseFest events and other local eclipse information.

 

How do I safely view the eclipse?

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe and can cause permanent damage to your eyes. Ordinary sunglasses are not safe for looking at the sun! The only safe way to view the eclipse is with eclipse glasses or #14 or darker welder’s glass. Newberry College will provide free eclipse glasses for all students, faculty and staff. The City of Newberry also will have eclipse glasses available. Click here for detailed eclipse viewing safety tips.

 

How wil EclipseFest activities impact the campus during this time?

We have been told to expect as many as 350,000 visitors to Newberry County alone and upwards of one million along the eclipse path throughout South Carolina. We urge you to please plan accordingly if you will be visiting Newberry College or the City of Newberry during this timeframe.

  • Traffic: We expect a significant increase in automobile and foot traffic throughout EclipseFest, particularly as some roads near downtown will be closed to traffic throughout the event. You also should expect freeway delays throughout much of the state. Allow plenty of extra time to arrive at your campus destination.
  • Parking: We plan to reserve the parking lot at Brokaw Hall and the adjacent science building to accommodate freshman move-in on Aug. 17; however, because Newberry College is an EclipseFest shuttle stop, we anticipate heavy demand by the public on all parking lots throughout EclipseFest on Aug. 18-21.  
  • Lodging: The eclipse is attracting visitors to South Carolina from all over the world. Our local hotels are already booked to capacity. If you are planning an overnight visit to Newberry during EclipseFest, you may wish to seek alternative lodging options with local families through www.airbnb.com
  • Personal Safety: Although we are blessed with a very safe campus, the heavy influx of visitors to the area can lead to crimes of opportunity. During this time, please be vigilant about locking car and office doors and securing personal property that could be tempting to would-be thieves. Likewise, be aware of your surroundings at all times and move about campus in groups whenever possible.

 

How can I volunteer at EclipseFest or help in other ways?

Volunteer: The City of Newberry is seeking EclipseFest volunteers to help with kid-friendly interactive activities, to staff information booths and merchandise tables and to serve as “runners.” To sign up to volunteer, contact Michael.Smith@newberry.edu or call 803.321.5501.


Donate Supplies: EclipseFest needs the following recyclable items that kids will use for space-themed activities: plastic bottles, Styrofoam, toilet paper rolls, towel rolls, cereal boxes, plastic egg crates, shiny gift bags, bottle caps/tops, empty Keurig cups, rubber bands and aluminum foil. Bring all donations (clean and dry please!) to Michael Smith in Derrick Hall, Room 9.

 

We’re looking forward to kicking off an exciting new academic year! If you have any questions about eclipse-related planning, please feel free to contact Michael A. Smith, Director of Student Engagement & Greek Life at michael.smith@newberry.edu or call 803.321.5501.



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Newberry Launches Online RN-to-BSN Program

July 18, 2017

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Newberry College has expanded its nursing program to include an RN-to-BSN degree-completion program that can be completed entirely online.

 

The new degree-completion program is designed for working RNs who have already earned an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and seek to enhance their credentials and position themselves for career advancement by earning a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

 

As a special bonus, the College is offering its required one-credit Online Orientation class at no cost (a savings of $395) to students enrolling in an online degree-completion program with Newberry Online. Students in the inaugural class of the RN-to-BSN degree-completion program also will receive a voucher to use at the Newberry College Bookstore. Additionally, members of the inaugural RN-to-BSN class who live or work in Newberry County will be eligible for the Newberry Community Scholarship offered for community members enrolling with Newberry Online.

 

Department of Nursing chair Betsy McDowell, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEFF, noted the new RN-to-BSN degree-completion program responds to the rising demand for bachelors-trained nurses.

 

“A growing number of hospitals and other clinical settings are making a bachelor’s degree a mandatory credential for newly hired nurses and for nurses being promoted to supervisory and management roles,” McDowell said. “This new program will help nurses progress in their careers without having to put their lives on hold to go back to school.”

 

The RN-to-BSN degree-completion program is designed to allow students to complete the nursing course sequence in as little as 12 months. Courses are 7.5 weeks in duration. Because classes are not offered in the typical lockstep format of many degree-completion programs, students are able to scale up or down on the courses they take in any given term based on the demands on their time in the other areas of their lives.

 

Over the course of the coming year, Newberry Online plans to launch online degree-completion programs in Respiratory Therapy, Healthcare Management, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Business Administration.

 

For more information about degree-completion programs offered by Newberry Online, email admission@newberry.edu, call 803.321.5127 or visit the Online Programs webpage at www.newberry.edu



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Newberry Announces Spring 2017 Dean’s List

May 19, 2017

Dean's List Newberry Colleges

Students receiving recognition on the Dean’s List at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

A total of 293 students earned Dean’s List honors this semester. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017:


Joseph    Tanner    Adair    Fountain Inn    SC
Samuel    Jawanza    Adams    Simpsonville    SC
Stephanie    Laura    Agapion    Gaffney    SC
Brooks    McCormick    Allen    Newberry    SC
Jordan    Nicole    Alvey    Goose Creek    SC
Alex    Richard    Amble    Summerville    SC
Kaycie    Lynn    Andrew    Lehighton    PA
Steven    Omarro    Archie    Goose Creek    SC
Shelbie    Reanna    Austin    Greenville    SC
Brooke    Nicole    Ball    Newberry    SC
Gabrielle    Lena    Bazemore    Chesapeake    VA
Holden    James    Beemiller    Oro Valley    AZ
Gracen    Elizabeth    Bennett    Lexington    SC
Hunter    Kyle    Berley    Aiken    SC
Devin    Tavon    Blackwell    Manning    SC
Harthe    Dufford    Blankenship    Branchville    SC
Harry    Frederick    Bolton    Kambah ACT     AUSTRALIA
Baylee    Elizabeth    Bouknight    Prosperity    SC
Caleb    Josiah    Bouwkamp    Landrum    SC
Devon    Michal    Bradley    West Columbia    SC
Ashlie    Summer    Brickle    Cope    SC
Shelby    Lee    Britten    Victoria    AUSTRALIA
Madison    Grace    Brock        
Eric    Hayden    Brody    Orlando    FL
David    Copeland    Brown    Anderson    SC
RaQuan    Akeem Demarkus    Brown    bamberg    SC
Tinara    Anna    Brown    Summerville    SC
Davis    Scott    Bryan    Dacula    GA
Alexandra    Virginia    Bryant    Branchville    SC
Fabrizio        Bucco    Guayaquil     ECUADOR
Ashley    Nell    Buettner    Village of Lakewood    IL
Pierce    Allen    Burch    Holly Hill    SC
Perryn    Derryal    Burkett    Leesville    SC
Rebecca    Nicole    Burkhart    Gaston    SC
Olivia    Hurst    Burttram    Walterboro    SC
Taylor    Victoria    Caldwell    Prosperity    SC
Madeline    Marie    Campbell    Bluffton    SC
Troy    Steven    Cann    Abbeville    SC
Kelly    Ann    Cardew    Spartanburg    SC
Hannah    Leigh    Carnes    Lancaster    SC
Luke    Jay    Carraway    Newberry    SC
Amanda        Carrillo    Almeria    Spain
Morgan    Taylor    Cato    Lexington    SC
Joseph    Benjamin    Chaney    Ninety Six    SC
Andrew    Morgan    Chariker    Prosperity    SC
Keyla    Starr    Childs    Summerville    SC
Zachary    Thomas    Clary    Spartanburg    SC
Briana    Taylor    Clontz    Conover    NC
Kirsten    Sarah    Cockerham    Mocksville    NC
Robert    Duncan    Cook    Chapin    SC
Jessica    Timberly    Cooke    Williamsburg    VA
Kayla    Michele    Cooke    Williamsburg    VA
Dv'nn    Ja'jwan    Cooks    Smiths Station    AL
Kyle    Douglas    Corey    Prosperity    SC
Pressley    Kate    Coster    Woodruff    SC
Sydney    Rae    Cox    Oregon City    OR
Austin    Steele    Crocker    Laurens    SC
Bethany    Leanne    Cromer    Newberry    SC
Andrew    Michael    Crook    Blythewood    SC
Katy    Elizabeth    Crout    Gilbert    SC
Chelsey    Lynn    Cunningham    Rolesville    NC
Annabelle    Laird    Dallery    Sumter    SC
Madison    Marie    Darby-McClure    Colorado Springs    CO
Lucia    Annette    Davila    La Paz    BOLIVIA
Allison    Victoria    Davis    Greensboro    NC
Marial        de Lachica    Whitmire    SC
William    Eric    Decker    Anchorage    AK
Evan    Thomas    DeGrazia    Thunder Bay    ON
James    Taylor    Dennard    Andrews    NC
Lauren    Rebecca    Derrick    Chapin    SC
Myranda    Holly    Dills    Chesnee    SC
Bradley    John    Dixon    Wakefield    ENGLAND
Logan    Gabrielle    Dortch    Chapin    SC
Melissa    Rebecca    Dowell    Lexington    SC
Hailey    Marie    Drawe    Spring Hill    FL
Trung    Ngoc    Duong    Forest    VA
Jaima    Breanne    Edwards    West Columbia    SC
Megan    Ashley    Eisenhardt    Pasadena    MD
Jonathan        Elicier    Apopka    FL
Karyn    Ann    Ellis    Summerville    SC
Dakota    Raighne    Elzy    Louisville    KY
Charles    Baylen    English    Cheraw    SC
Makiyah    Nyteria    English    Duncan    SC
Gerald    Bernard    Evans    Inglewood    CA
Lauren    Renee'    Evans    Columbia    SC
Summer    Leigh    Evatt    Liberty    SC
Curren    Charles    Fessler    Summerville    SC
Ashley    Jordan    Floyd    Kingstree    SC
Jessica    Lauren    Folk    Newberry    SC
Hester        Foo    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE
Hayden    Lee    Francis    Snellville    GA
Rachel    Anne    Franklin    Newberry    SC
Olivia    Rose    Fraunfelter    Bangor    PA
Dylan    Morgan    Fulmer    Belmont    NC
Adara    Anne    Garner    Stuart    FL
Madison    Julie    Garr    Oviedo    FL
Mallory    Marie    Gerndt    Alexandria    VA
Andrea    Nicole    Getz    Newberry    SC
Luke    Charles    Gibson    Albemarle    NC
Cassidy    Rae Barber    Gilmore    Gowen    MI
Lukas    Alan    Gilmore    Greenville    MI
Emily    London    Glymph    Pomaria    SC
Marta        Gomar    VALENCIA     Spain
Trey    Jamal    Goodwin    Gadsden    SC
Conner    Nourjian    Goulet    Hilton Head Island    SC
Madison    Elizabeth    Graham    Pomaria    SC
Cera    Morgan    Gravely    Fort Mill    SC
Mary    Margaret    Greco    Hatfield    MA
Orin    Stacey    Gregg    Irmo    SC
Kelly    Mae    Gunter    Batesburg    SC
Elizabeth    Nicole    Gutierrez    Fullerton    CA
Adam    Keith    Gwinn    Cayce    SC
Samuel    Winburn    Hall    Conway    SC
Benjamin    Tyler    Havird    Newberry    SC
Lauren    Renee    Hawkins    North Charleston    SC
Victoria    Hope    Hawkins    Graniteville    SC
Jarrett    Christopher    Hazel    Chapin    SC
Jamarcus    Raequon    Henderson    Union    SC
Jorge    Brian    Hernandez-Esquivel    Lexington    SC
Margarette    Kathryn    Herrera    Elgin    SC
Benjamin    Colton    Herring    Hopkins    SC
Shannon    Camille    Hetrick    Greenville    SC
Daphne    Liliana    Heyaime-Fernandez    Santo Domingo    DOMINICAN RE
Ragan    Elizabeth    Hill    Simpsonville    SC
Samara    Adele    Hill    "Frankston, Vic"    AUSTRALIA
Xavier    McKenzie    Hill    Columbia    SC
Thomas    Austin    Hinen    Chapin    SC
Peyton    Clark    Hite    Ninety Six    SC
William    Wesley    Holbrook    Aiken    SC
Mark    Edward    Hoog    Lexinton    SC
Christopher    James    Howe    Kinards    SC
Lindsay    Elizabeth    Huber    Selden    NY
Madeline    Frances    Hunnicutt    Columbia    SC
Jessica    Mackenzie    Hutt    Summerville    SC
Laura    Ashley    Hutto    Orangeburg    SC
Charles    Danton    Hyman    Prosperity    SC
Nabila        Inak    Forest Hills    NY
LaQuasha    Nicole    Jefferson    Cassatt    SC
Jessica    Zhane'    Jennings    Irmo    SC
Jakob    Paul    Jerman    simpsonville    SC
Fredric    Antwan    Johnson    Orangeburg    SC
Sarah    Elizabeth    Johnson    Ruby    SC
Meghan        Jolikko    Middletown    DE
Mikaela    Danielle    Jones    Spartanburg    SC
Kensley    Hannah    Jordan    Hartwell    GA
Sarah    Haley    Judy    Moncks Corner    SC
Ryan    A    Kagiyama    Castaic    CA
Brandon    Alexander    Keller    Clementon    NJ
Zachery    Reed    Kelly    Daleville    VA
Julie    Ann    Kinard    Prosperity    SC
Samuel    Harrison    Kinard    Lexington    SC
Lauren    Olivia    Knight    Moore    SC
Cassidy    Jordan    Krasselt    Cayce    SC
Quincy    William    Kroeschell    Charlotte    NC
Wan Shia        Lai    Selangor     MALAYSIA
Taylor    Rae    Lance    Travelers Rest    SC
Patrick    Dee    Lane    Chapin    SC
Ashley    Sloan    Lawson    Lexington    SC
Mariah    Elizabeth    Lee    Seaford    DE
Claus    Simonsen    Lehland    Bergen    NORWAY
Hannah    Kate    Lepaio    Bathurst NSW    AUSTRALIA
Thomas    Calhoun    Lever    Newberry    SC
Tyler    Logan    Lindsay    Lamar    SC
Christina    Elizabeth    Linton    Odessa    FL
Kinard    Javante    Lisbon    Bishopville    SC
Johnnie    William    Little    New London    NC
Taylor    Renee    Livingston    Newberry    SC
Andres        Lopez    E Longmeadow    MA
Hannah    Isharah    Macon    Columbia    SC
Tarek        Malz    Satrup    Germany
Sai Nikhil        Mannepalli    Telangana     INDIA
Kylan    Joseph    Margita    Florence    SC
Margaret    Elizabeth    Marsh    Mount Pleasant    SC
Rebeca        Martinez Perez    Granollers    
Jamie    Thomson    McAvoy    Ayr    SCOTLAND
Noah    Wesley    McBride    Grovetown    GA
Andrew    Michael    McCall    Chapin    SC
Emmanuel    Jacob    McCord    Indian Land    SC
Frank    Compton    McCurry    Summerville    SC
Kelsey    Taylor    McDermott    Mackay Queensland    AUSTRALIA
Emily    Swain    McElveen    Cades    SC
Michael    Matthew    McPeak    Chapell Hill    NC
Joseph    Dante    Meade    Prosperity    SC
Alexandria    Guimaraes    Meetze    Columbia    SC
Matalyn    Eryn    Mills    Turlock    CA
Leah    Ashley    Minor    Gaffney    SC
Cierra    Delores    Negron    Beaufort    SC
Timmany    Danielle MiShay    Nesbitt    Wellford    SC
Holly    Michele    Newsome    Grovetown    GA
Sikander    Tajik    Nielsen    DENMARK    
Kimberly    Lathrop    O'Dell    Newberry    SC
Alyssa    Monique    Ortega    Los Angeles    CA
Kristyna    Alexis    Oyola    Virginia Beach    VA
Joshua    James    Parker    Little Mountain    SC
Thomas    Arthur    Passerello    Davenport    FL
Neil    Brandon    Patrick    Lexington    SC
Samuel    River Hale    Pelkey    Pelion    SC
Dragana        Petkovska    Kriva Palanka    Macedonia
Mackenzie    Taylor    Pitt    Goosecreek    SC
Tara    Nicole    Pittman    Chapin    SC
Angel    Javier    Pizarro-Sanchez    Villar del Olmo    Spain
Aminee    Marissa    Point    Newberry    SC
Christian    Kenneth    Pope    Powder Springs    GA
Taylor Rae        Potts    Columbia    SC
Morgan    Michelle    Powers    Charleston    SC
Meagan    McKenzie    Privette    Lexington    SC
Cameron    Stuart    Provan    Glasgow    SCOTLAND
Danielle    Lee    Puchacz    Scaly Mountain    NC
Madison    Avey    Putman    Whitby    England
Jenna    Dawn    Rabel    Aurora    CO
Diana    Hope    Rausch    Lawrenceville    GA
Sarah    Marie    Reed    Ridgeland    SC
Daniel    Alejandro    Reyes    Guayaquil    ECUADOR
John    Mason    Reynolds    Greer    SC
Gavan    Crawford    Rikard    Leesville    SC
Christopher    William    Ringer    Columbia    SC
Kayleigh    Ashlynn    Riser    Chapin    SC
Phoenix    Bradford    Roberts    Lavonia    GA
Marisa    Brianne    Romanchek    Hanahan    SC
Courtney    Dale    Rose    Rolla    MO
Connor    Oakley    Roudabush    Goose Creek    SC
Patrick    Hamilton    Rowe    Prosperity    SC
James    Allen    Salter    Prosperity    SC
Courtney    Renee    Sanders    Pomaria    SC
Jonathan    Alexander    Saullo    Beaufort    SC
Jaya    Nicole    Schultz    Monrovia    MD
Jerry    Wayne    Scott    Spring Hill    FL
Jacob    Andrew    Seebauer    W Columbia    SC
Rachelle    Desiree    Serrano    Glendale    CA
Corey    Evan    Shaver    Chapin    SC
Kristina    Marie    Shealy    Leesville    SC
Mims    Douglas    Shealy    Lancaster    SC
Avery    Rashad    Shippy    Pacolet    SC
Kylee    Matthew    Shoop    Triangle    VA
Mary    Elizabeth    Siebert    Charleston    SC
Amber    Michele    Singer    Pasadena    MD
Whitney    Logan    Singleton    Goose Creek    SC
Spencer    Christopher    Skiff    Aiken    SC
Malkia    Victoria    Small    Florence    SC
Carly    Michelle    Smith    Laurens    SC
Haley        Smith    Toano    VA
Jeffrey    Scott    Sneed    Cumming    GA
Ludmila    Andreyevna    Sokolovich    Pasco    WA
Connor    Roxby    Sorensen    Murrieta    CA
Thomas    Peyton    Spangler    Clinton    SC
Mason    Gray    Spease    Concord    NC
James    Joshua    Spigner    Summerville    SC
Andrew    Wilson    Sprouse    Boiling Springs    SC
Robert    Halsey    Stafford    Lexington    SC
Tamara    Maria Anna    Stemmer    Columbia    SC
Joshua        Stempihar    Spartanburg    SC
James    Edward    Stepp    Greensboro    NC
Talya    Natasha    Stocksdale    Psadena    MD
Ashley    Nichole    Stout    York    SC
Chelsia    Renee'    Sumrell    Easley    SC
James    William    Swink    Cayce    SC
Jordan    Steven    Szustwal    Fort Mill    SC
Karina    Nicole    Tarbell    Lexington    SC
Thomas    Holden    Tarbert    Anderson    SC
Alexis    Breanne    Tate    Pomaria    SC
Morgan    Lee    Tate    Gaffney    SC
William    Jason    Taylor    Woodruff    SC
Christian    Alexander    Tejada    Orange Park    FL
Benjamin    Murray    Thompson    Toronto    Canada
Shelby    Brooke    Tolbert    Prosperity    SC
Lauren    Nicole    Underwood    Canyon Country    CA
Elise    Sydney    Utne    Yorktown    VA
Nicolas        Vallejos    Santiago    Chili
Jean    Gerrit    van Niekerk    Stellenbosch     SOUTH AFRICA
Brittany    Tianna    Venzen    Fayetteville    GA
Veronika    Zwetsch    Viegas    Sao Leopoldo    Brazil
Makenzie    Erin    Wagner    Columbia    SC
Bailey    Paul-Michael    Walker    Columbia    SC
Anna    Grey    Walters    Winnsboro    SC
Gabriel    McKay    Ward    Spartanburg    SC
Kenjorie    Elijah-Gaiquem    Ware    Greenwood    SC
Caitlyn    Foster    Warren    Richmond    VA
Courtlyn    Balasio    Warren    Richmond    VA
Kali    Maryssa    Webber    Orangeburg    SC
Kevin    Frank    Weber    Fountain Inn    SC
Zachary    Michael    White    Taylors    SC
Austin    Dale    Wicker    Newberry    SC
Jessica    Lynn    Will    Leesville    SC
Elizabeth    Anne    Williamson    Canterbury     NEW ZEALAND
Natalie    Elizabeth    Willis    Lexington    SC
Courtlin    D'Anja    Wilson    Cassatt    SC
Dewey    Smarr    Wilson    Clarks Hill    SC
Leila    Anne    Winters    Cross    SC
Frances    Claire    Wylie    North Charleston    SC
Jurgen        Xhafaj    Vlore Vlore     ALBANIA
Jeffery    Steven    Young    Pelion    SC
Karley    Frances    Young    Kinards    SC
Nicholas    Robert    Young    Goose Creek    SC



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RETAIN Hosts Technology Conference June 14

May 18, 2017

Newberry College Retain Technology Conference Save the Date June 14, 2017

RETAIN Center of Excellence will host a Technology Conference on June 14, 2017, from 9 am - 3 pm. Educators at all levels of technology proficiency are welcome to attend! Presentations will focus on innovative practices for effectively integrating and using technology in the classroom. The event will feature many informative presentations with topics ranging from novice to advanced. Door prizes at the end of the day!

 

REGISTER

Registration is $20 for the day and includes a box lunch from Grouchos Deli of Newberry. To register, go to https://goo.gl/wgjIJ8 {that's capital "I", capital "J"}.  Visit the RETAIN website for more information. 

 

PROPOSAL REQUESTS

If you are doing something amazing in your classroom and would like to share, proposal requests are still being accepted at https://goo.gl/oWmT4S.



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David Santiago Joins Newberry College as Marching Band Director

May 11, 2017

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David M. Santiago will join Newberry College as its new marching band director effective June 1, 2017.

Santiago has been contributing to the music education of students in Chapin schools for the past 31 years. He joined Chapin High School in 1986 as Assistant Band Director. During his first year in that position, he founded the Chapin High School Jazz Band, which went on to receive Superior ratings at state, regional and national jazz festivals for the next 26 years. 

When Chapel Middle School opened in 1991, Santiago was appointed Band Director, where he has served for the past 26 years while continuing to assist with all facets of the entire Chapin band program for grades 6 – 12. 

“Mr. Santiago’s years of experience as a band director and music educator will be a tremendous asset to the music program at Newberry College,” said Dr. Chris Sheppard, Chair of Newberry College’s Department of Music. “We look forward to witnessing the transformation that David’s energy and creativity will bring about in our marching band program.” 

Under Santiago’s direction, Chapin Middle School bands have consistently earned Superior ratings at concert festivals and contests throughout the Southeast, as well as 29 consecutive Outstanding Performance Awards given annually by the South Carolina Band Director’s Association. 

Students in the CMS band program routinely earn Superior ratings at the South Carolina Solo and Ensemble Festival every year, and consistently place in the South Carolina All-State Band, Regional and District Honor Bands. 

Santiago was honored in 2013 by the National Band Association with both the Citation of Excellence and the Outstanding Jazz Educator Award. He also received the 2014 South Carolina Bandmaster of the Year Award given by the Phi Beta Mu national band fraternity. Earlier in his teaching career, he was recognized by the American School Band Directors Association in 1997 with the South Carolina Middle School Band Director of the Year Award and was named Chapin Middle School Teacher of the Year for 1993-94. 

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Santiago frequently serves as a clinician/adjudicator at music festivals and contests and as a guest clinician throughout South Carolina. He also has served for seven years as Director of Winds and Percussion for the Tri-District Arts Consortium. Santiago performs regularly as a professional trumpeter for special services and events throughout South Carolina. 

Santiago is an active member several organizations for musicians and music educators as well as Phi Mu Alpha and Phi Beta Mu National Band Fraternity. He served a three-year term as one of four Middle/Junior High School representatives on the prestigious board of directors for the National Band Directors Association. 

Santiago received his Bachelor of Music Education in 1985 from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He earned his Master of Music Education in 1986 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He is currently pursuing post-graduate work to complete 30 graduate hours above his master’s degree. 

“I am excited to be joining forces with the music faculty at Newberry College as we work together to make the Scarlet Spirit Marching Band an amazing experience for the students,” Santiago said. “We hope to add new energy and excitement to our performances at sporting events throughout the year.” 

A native of Columbia, S.C., Santiago graduated from Irmo High School in 1981. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Chapin, S.C., with their children, Christian, Colin and Nicole.



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​Newberry Celebrates 113 Graduates at Spring 2017 Commencement

May 9, 2017

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Newberry College hosted the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017, celebrating the accomplishments of 113 graduates on Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m., in Eleazer Arena. 

 

“This happy occasion brings us together to celebrate the achievements and realized goals of this senior class,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “Seniors, in partnership with your professors and mentors, each of you has invested four years in an effort to cultivate your individual potential into singular accomplishment." 

 

Student Commencement Speakers 

In keeping with the College’s practice of choosing students to give the commencement address, graduating seniors Mallory M. Gerndt and Trung N. Duong were selected for this honor. Mallory M. Gerndt, a Business Administration and Political Science double major from Burke, Va., is a member of Phi Beta Lambda, Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key Honor Society and the prestigious Newberry College Bachman Honor Society. 

 

“Newberry College has provided us with a yellow brick road – or a path to success, a path that encouraged us to follow our dreams and to never give up.” Gerndt said during her commencement remarks. “We have found a home in Newberry College and wherever you go, there is no place like Newberry College, there is no place like home.” 

 

Trung N. Duong, an English and Graphic Design double major from Forest, Va., is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta international English honors society and a two-time Division II Wrestling All-American who has earned multiple Academic All-American honors. 

 

“When we first arrived at Newberry College, we had so much to learn from our professors and coaches, but we all found a way to persevere,” Duong said during his commencement remarks. “Persistence is what kept us going and what got us here today. But our journey does not end today with graduation. Our journey continues.” 

 

Senior Class Gift 

Each year, graduating seniors make a class gift to their alma mater. This year’s class gift is a cedar bench and swing, which will be installed on the patio of the new residence hall when construction is complete. 

 

Emeriti Faculty 

Newberry College conferred emeritus status on three retiring faculty. Leighton Hartzog, a Newberry resident who retires after 15 years of service to the College, was granted the rank of assistant professor of Accounting and Business Administration emeritus. Newberry conferred the rank of professor of Political Science emeritus upon Dr. Steven Schweitzer, a Hartsville, S.C., resident, honoring his 14 years of service to the College. 

 

Newberry College conferred the rank of associate dean and associate professor of English emerita on Dale Kinard Brown, a Newberry resident and 1966 alumna, who retires in July after 26 years of service to the College. She was additionally honored with the Luceo Mea Luce Award, which honors individuals whose lives of devotion, learning and service exemplify the motto, “By my light I enlighten,” associated with Newberry College founder John Bachman. By acclamation, the faculty bestowed this seldom-given award on Brown in honor of her tireless service to the College in whatever capacity she was needed, including as professor, English department chair, interim Teacher Education chair and associate dean of Academic Affairs. 

 

Awards and Honors 

Dr. L. Grady Cooper Award: The graduating class annually presents the Dr. L. Grady Cooper Award to faculty, staff or students who exemplify the loyalty and devotion to Newberry College that Cooper demonstrated during his long tenure as a professor of Religion and Greek. The Rev. Ernie Worman and Kirsten Cockerham were selected for this honor. Worman was recognized for his unfailing support and encouragement of students, faculty and staff. Cockerham, a senior with a major in Physical Education and minors in Business Administration and Athletic Training, was a founding member of the Scarlet Poms dance team and represented the group on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. A Mocksville, N.C., native, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, served as president of Panhellenic and represented Panhellenic interests on the Student Government Association. 

 

Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards: These awards were established to honor one man and one woman of the graduating close who exemplify outstanding character and service to others, traits valued by Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan. 

Christopher Ringer received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. A History major from Columbia, S.C. Ringer has been inducted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He is a member of several academic and leadership societies and actively involved in volunteer service with local nonprofits. He plans to study International Relations in graduate school with the goal of working in the State Department or American Foreign Service. 

 

Mallory M. Gerndt was honored with the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award. Gerndt, a double major in Business Administration and Political Science from Burke, Va., Gerndt was a Summerland Honors Scholar who has been a member of several academic honor societies, including the Bachman Honor Society. A member of the Wolves Softball team, she was named to the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and served as president of the Student Athlete Advisor Committee. She interned with Newberry alumna Hope Walker at the South Carolina GOP and with Reince Priebus, then chairman of the Republican National Committee. 

 

Dr. George B. Cromer Award: Established by the Class of 1938 in memory of Dr. George B. Cromer, who served as president of the College from 1895-1904, the award is given annually to the graduating senior who exemplifies the qualities of academic excellence, leadership ability and personal integrity that Cromer demonstrated throughout his tenure. Madison Marie Darby-McClure was honored as this year’s recipient. An English major with a minor in Business Administration and Creative Writing, the Colorado Springs, Colo., native is a Summerland Honors Program scholar and a member of several academic honor societies, including the Bachman Honor Society. Senior captain of the Wolves Volleyball team, she was recognized as the SAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named an Academic All-American. 

 

Special Presentation 

Newberry College surprised Mary Grate-Pyos ’81, current president of the Alumni Association Board of Managers, with the opportunity to experience a missed opportunity. Circumstances prevented Grate-Pyos from participating in her commencement ceremony in 1981, so Newberry helped Grate-Pyos recreate the experience, asking her to step forward to walk across the stage and receive her certificate of graduation from President Scherrens.



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Muller Center Announces Student Research Fellows for 2017-18

May 4, 2017

Student Research Fellows

The Muller Center at Newberry College proudly announces its Muller Student Research Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Benjamin Herring, Sarah Johnson and Mariah Lee will each spend a semester conducting research and using their findings to develop civic projects.  

 

“The aim of the fellowship is to encourage students to connect academic learning to pressing civic and ethical issues,” said Dr. Krista E. Hughes, Muller Center director. “This is a concrete expression of Newberry College’s mission, which links intellectual and personal development to engaged citizenship.”

 

Herring, a rising senior from Hopkins, S.C., will use a summer internship in Quito, Ecuador as the foundation for his project. Combining on-the-ground experience with research, he seeks to develop a strategic management system specifically for international non-governmental organizations. Locally he will work to educate about the global aspects of civic engagement.

 

Johnson’s project addresses early literacy and its impact on educational achievement

across the lifespan. A rising junior and a South Carolina Teaching Fellow from Ruby, S.C., she will focus specifically on the question of how to increase access to books and reading in the home, both to strengthen early literacy in very young children and to address the loss of reading skills when students are not in school over the summer.

 

Lee, a rising sophomore from Seaford, Del., will conduct laboratory research in microbiology this summer at the University of Georgia. Upon returning to Newberry, she will investigate vaccination rates among elderly populations in Newberry County and develop educational materials on the importance of community-wide vaccinations for preventing the spread of disease.

 

“The disciplinary variety of these three projects is really exciting,” Hughes said. “They show the wide possibilities for civic engagement. We are pleased by the clear commitment of this class of Muller Fellows to draw their campus peers into their civic projects.” She added, “Student leadership is a key motivator of student engagement. All three of these Fellows are already leaders on campus and, thanks to their work, I expect enthusiasm for civic engagement to grow in the 2017-18 year.”

 

For more information on the Student Research Fellows and their work, contact Dr. Krista E. Hughes at muller.center@newberry.edu.



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Newberry Selects Travis Ballenger as Director of First-Year Programs

May 4, 2017

Dr. Ballenger speaking at a microphone

Newberry College has named Dr. Travis Ballenger to serve as Director of First-Year Programs, a newly created position designed to support the academic, psychological and social integration of students who are just beginning their academic journeys. His appointment is effective May 8, 2017.

 

Ballenger will be responsible for developing programming specifically aimed at guiding students and their families into the college experience and supporting their transition to the Newberry College campus community.

 

“Dr. Ballenger brings proven experience in mentoring students to acquire the skills and motivation needed to be academically successful and fully engaged in campus life,” said Dr. Sandra Rouse, Dean of Students. “He brings a wealth of fresh ideas to Newberry that we are eager to implement.”

 

Prior to joining Newberry, Ballenger served as Coordinator of Academic Tutoring for Student Support Services and academic advisor at Lander University (2008-2017) in Greenwood, S.C. He worked with first-generation, low-income and disabled students to define academic issues and develop realistic educational action plans to ensure they persisted to graduation,

 

Prior to that, Ballenger was Director of Career Services and New Student Orientation at Newberry College (2005-2008) where managed all aspects of career services from strategy to day-to-day operations. He developed a variety of career planning programming and coordinated hiring opportunities with employment recruiters.

 

Before turning his interests to higher education, Ballenger was a career counselor with the County of Greenville, S.C. (2003-2005), where he provided intensive career counseling and guidance to an average caseload of more than 70 clients.

 

Ballenger’s teaching experience includes serving as a Human Services adjunct instructor at Southern Wesleyan University (2014-Present), course facilitator/instructor at University of Phoenix online (2007-2016), and adjunct instructor at Newberry College (2005-2008).

 

Ballenger is a regular presenter at industry conferences and was a member of the South Carolina Council of Education Opportunity Personnel Programs (SC TRiO Association), having served as treasurer and Student Leadership Conference chair for the association. Ballenger also is an active member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., currently serving as Gulf Coast Regional Chief of Staff and Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Chapter President. 

 

Ballenger earned his Ed.D. with a concentration in Higher and Post-Secondary Education (2016) from Argosy University in Atlanta, Ga. His dissertation topic was “African-American Faculty Members’ Lived Experiences in Higher Education.” Ballenger received his M.A. in Counseling with a Mental Health concentration (2005) from Webster University in Greenville, S.C., and received a B.A. in Sociology (2002) from the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg.

 

“I look forward to returning to Newberry College, assisting students and their families as they transition to our campus community and enhancing the first-year experience for our incoming students,” Ballenger said.

 

Originally from Spartanburg, Ballenger currently lives in Simpsonville, S.C.



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Newberry Appoints Christina Wendland as Associate Dean of the College

May 4, 2017

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Newberry College has named The Rev. Dr. Christina Wendland as Associate Dean of the College effective July 1, 2017. She replaces Dr. Dale Brown, a 1966 Newberry College alumna who is retiring after 26 years of service to the College.

 

In her new role as Associate Dean of the College, Wendland will serve as the Academic Affairs liaison to more than 10 faculty committees and coordinate with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness on matters related to accreditation. Additionally, she will develop the academic calendar, oversee the business unit’s budget and hire and mentor adjunct faculty.

 

“Christy’s dedication to the success of the College is evident through her positive interactions with both students and colleagues,” said Dr. Timothy Elston, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. “In her new role, she will continue to support and inspire the campus community.”

 

Wendland joined the faculty of Newberry College in 2007 as assistant professor of Religion. Her teaching responsibilities focused Biblical Studies, Religion and Pop Culture and Summerland Honors Program courses. She also has served on the Academic Assessment Committee and the Campus Alliance for Respect and Diversity.

 

Wendland will continue to serve as director of Newberry’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Habits of the Heart,” a program she has led since 2011 to enhance student learning by emphasizing critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and vocational reflection.   

 

“Newberry College has been my home for 10 years, and I love the students and people who make this college great!” Wendland said. “As I prepare to step into the next decade of my career at Newberry, I am pleased to have this opportunity and look forward to the new challenges it will offer.”

 

Wendland is registered as a supply preacher with the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has taught adult forums and Sunday School classes on a variety of topics and is active in her home church, Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

 

Prior to joining Newberry College, Wendland served as associate pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1997-2001) in Columbia, S.C. Prior to that, she was a member of the faculty at Waldorf College (1997-2001) in Iowa.


Wendland earned her Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Luther Seminary (2007). Her doctoral work focused on the book of Ezekiel, challenging the traditional conception of the relationship between God and the people of Israel characterized in that book of the Bible.  She received her M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary (1997), and earned her bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from The Ohio State University (1992).

 

Wendland is a regular presenter at Lutheran and higher education organizations as well as on-campus events, exploring on a breadth of topics, including religion and technology, immigration and the intersection of religion and Harry Potter.

 

Wendland lives in Columbia, S.C., with her children, Kayla (18) and Jonah (12). 



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Newberry Student-Athlete Selected for South Atlantic Conference Softball Elite 18 Honors

May 4, 2017

Dills holding trophy with SAC representative

Myranda Dills from Newberry College was named the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Softball Elite 18 honoree by the South Atlantic Conference (SAC).  This is a new award for the SAC and honors the student-athlete with the top cumulative grade-point average based on a minimum of 48 credit hours who is competing at the final site of each of the Conference's 18 team championship sports.

 

Dills, a sophomore from Chesnee, S.C., carries a 4.0 GPA as a nursing major. 

 

On the field, Dills posted a .330 average at the plate with 35 hits.  She put two balls over the fence to go along with eight doubles and two triples.  She recorded 34 starts at first base on the year and led the League in Conference-only games in putouts with 163.



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ROTC Color Guard Performs Opening Ceremony for Charlotte Knights Baseball

April 26, 2017

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The Scottish Highlander Battalion, made up of ROTC students from Newberry College, Presbyterian College and Lander University, performed the Presentation of the Colors for the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team as part of the team’s season opener ceremony held April 6, in Charlotte, N.C.

 

The color guard [pictured L to R] included:
CDT Joseph Jenkins, a senior at Newberry College
CDT Avion Mickens, a freshman at Lander University
CDT Lee-Ann Salim, a junior at Presbyterian College
CDT Brandon Patrick, a freshman at Newberry College
CDT Nicholas Schon, a junior at Newberry College.

 

Senior Military Science Instructor MSG Skip McMillan tasked CDT Patrick with serving as Sergeant of the Guard. In this leadership role, CDT Patrick was responsible for selecting and training the other members of the color guard, arranging transportation and commanding the guard during their performance.

 

“Coordinating everything and teaching the cadets all of the rifle and flag movements was a lot to do, but I enjoyed it.” Said CDT Patrick. “It’s something I did throughout high school in JROTC. I’ve had opportunities to perform at other events, including the 9//1 memorial ceremony in Columbia, S.C., but the Charlotte Knights season opener was one of the biggest I’ve done.”

 

MSG McMillian, who works with the ROTC programs at all three institutions, arranged the Color Guard’s appearance.

 

“Earlier in the year, the cadets told me they were interested in doing more off-campus activities,” MSG McMillan said. “Our Color Guard detail is solid, so I began looking for opportunities. In February, we learned the Highlander Battalion Color Guard had been selected for the opening day ceremonies of the Charlotte Knights.”

 

“I’m proud to have represented Newberry College and our ROTC Highlander Battalion in this way,” CDT Patrick said. “It was so worth the effort when everyone’s combined efforts came together as we did in Charlotte.”



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Newberry College Breaks Ground for New Residence Hall

April 21, 2017

Residence Hall prototype

Newberry College today broke ground on a new residence hall. Construction on the $3.8 million student residence is expected to get underway in June 2017 and is slated to be ready for occupancy for the start of fall semester in August 2018.

 

The new building will be adjacent to Walker Hall, a student residence constructed in 2006 on the corner of Luther Street and Wolves Way. The 22,866-square foot residence hall will be home to 76 students and three resident advisors.

 

“The new residence hall is a welcome addition to the campus housing options available to our students,” said Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “Construction of the new residence hall is a crucial step forward in fulfilling our campus housing master plan.”

 

Construction of the new residence hall comes in response to institutional growth that has stretched campus housing to capacity. The project is an essential first step toward more sweeping overall improvements and upgrades in campus housing.

 

“With the combined effects of enrollment growth and retention increases, housing demands will soon exceed our current capacity,” said Dr. Sandra Rouse, Dean of Students. “We have implemented short-term solutions to help us manage, but the 76 new beds provided by the new residence hall will go a long way toward accommodating current and future growth.”

 

The new residence hall will be a three-story brick and cement panel building that is consistent with the style and beauty of the existing buildings. It will accommodate 79 students across 14 living units. It will feature suite-style, double-occupancy rooms arranged in pods of four, six or eight people with a shared living room, bathroom and efficiency kitchen. Multiple covered common areas and entrances will provide residents with opportunities to study and interact in between classes.

 

Over the course of this summer the College will invest an additional $800,000 in cosmetic improvements and infrastructure upgrades to four existing residence halls: Derrick Hall, Cromer Hall, Kinard Hall and Smeltzer Hall.  

 

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, a regional, studio-based architecture, planning and interior design firm, led the design efforts for Newberry’s residence hall. Triangle Construction Co., a Greenville-based builder serving the region for 70 years, will lead the construction phase. Interim construction financing is being provided by First Reliance Bank, a community-focused lender with locations throughout South Carolina. USDA Rural Development, a federal agency offering loans, grants and loan guarantees to support economic development in rural America, will serve as the permanent lender.

 

“USDA Rural Development in South Carolina is focused on strengthening our rural communities.” Said Acting State Director Michele J. Cardwell. “Providing safe, comfortable and affordable living and educational facilities are essential components of the economic well-being of our rural citizens.”

 

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony included:

Hugo A. (Hap) Pearce – Chair, Newberry College Board of Trustees
Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens – President, Newberry College
Robert James – Chair, Ad-Hoc Housing Committee of Board of Trustees
Dr. Sandra Rouse – Dean of Students
Benjamin Herring – Incoming President, Student Government Association
Tim Ellis – Program Manager, USDA Rural Development
Melanie Anderson – Project Designer, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
Bryant Nixon – Executive Vice President, Triangle Construction Co.
Richard McIntyre – Market President-Lexington, First Reliance Bank

 

After the opening greeting by Hap Pearce, Campus Pastor Ernie Worman led the invocation. Dr. Sandra Rouse, Dean of Students, spoke on behalf of Student Affairs, followed by the student response from SGA incoming president Ben Herring. Program Manager Tim Ellis provided remarks on behalf of USDA Rural Development. With the ceremonial turning of the soil complete, President Scherrens gave the closing remarks. 



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Newberry Professor Receives Teaching Award

April 13, 2017

Lesaine holding up award

Newberry College Assistant Professor of Sport Professions and Newberry resident Dr. John Lesaine recently received the Excellence in Teaching Award, an honor given annually to one faculty member from each of the 20 member institutions of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) organization.

 

The honorees were recognized at the 12th annual Excellence in Teaching awards dinner held on April 4, at which time each professor also received a $3,000 professional development grant from SCICU.

 

A Newberry College graduate, Lesaine has been a member of the Newberry faculty since 2012. He earned his Ed.D. in Sport Management from U.S. Sports Academy, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from Valdosta State University, and a B.S. Sport Management from Newberry College.

 

Prior to joining the Newberry faculty, Lesaine held various college basketball coaching positions. As an assistant coach, Lesaine’s teams appeared in six consecutive NCAA Division II national tournaments. He continues to officiate NCAA women’s basketball games.

 

Bringing from coaching into the classroom what he learned about mentoring and encouraging student success, Lesaine has twice been honored by Newberry as Professor of the Year (for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years). Lesaine also has received the L. Grady Cooper Award for loyalty and dedication to Newberry College.

 

“John is a dedicated teacher and mentor to many of our students,” said Dr. Timothy Elston, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. “He serves as a role model in and out of the classroom and inspires our students to reach higher than they sometimes think possible.”

 

Lesaine teaches several popular courses, including Film and Sport, an interdisciplinary course that examines the historical versus popular views of sports and various athletic personalities on the American psyche.

 

“John is always creative and engaging in his approach to teaching and motivating students to strive for their own personal best,” said Gretchen Haskett, chair of the Department of Sport Professions.



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One-Woman Show Explores Societal Taboos Around Infertility and Miscarriage

April 13, 2017

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Newberry College will host “Lost and Found,” a one-woman theatrical performance that explores the societal taboos surrounding infertility and miscarriage.

 

The solo show features Adanma Onyedike Barton, a faculty guest artist from Berea College. Barton takes to the Newberry College stage on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m., in Wiles Theatre. The play is free and open to the public.

 

Barton’s performance teaches audiences about women’s reproductive health while also providing the audience with a chance to respond. When the 45-minute production concludes, the audience is invited to remain for a panel discussion featuring Barton, a reproductive health counselor and a physician specializing in reproductive health.

 

During her sabbatical from Berea College for the 2016-2017 academic year, Barton created her solo play, “Lost and Found,” as a means of engaging audiences in an exploration of the uniquely personal issues surrounding women’s reproductive health.

 

“So many women suffer in silence,” Barton said. “It is my hope that this production gives women the opportunity to speak up and speak out.” 

 

Since February, Barton has been touring her production and teaching a solo performance workshops at colleges and universities throughout the county. She joined the faculty of Kentucky-based Berea College in 2009, where she serves as an associate professor of Theatre.

 

“When I arrived at Berea College, I began teaching my students that Theatre can be used as a tool to promote conversation and social change,” Barton said.” I developed a course titled, ‘Feminist Solo Performance,’ that helps students explore various methods of storytelling that have enhanced perspectives on issues pertaining to women.”

 

Founded in 1855, Berea College is the first interracial and coeducational college in the South.  All students who attend Berea do so tuition free and are required to work a minimum of 10 hours in a labor position on campus.

 

 

PRAISE FOR ADANMA O. BARTON

“I have had the tremendous good fortune to have Adanma Barton as a colleague. In all my works on transformative pedagogy, I urge professors and students to be fully engaged. Adanma Barton in her multidisciplinary work in Theatre, Black Studies, and Women Studies embodies the very best of engaged teaching and learning.”

DR. BELL HOOKS, world renowned feminist scholar and Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College

 

“I believe Adanma is one of the most exciting directors in the region. Her intelligence, deep knowledge of theatre, and drive brings an electricity to a play that would not have existed without her. Her deep passion for the written word and for drama instilled the same into her students. I have seen several plays directed by Adanma and all of them have her trademark stamp of layered intelligence, creativity, and energy. Adanma is an amazing teacher. She cares deeply about her students and works incredibly hard to make sure they are learning as much as possible. She never coddles them but always makes sure they know she cares about their education. Her teaching technique is especially effective because it is so clear that she cares about knowledge and taking the work at hand seriously. Her passion for learning is infectious, and it sets a fire in her students.”

SILAS HOUSE, award winning author and playwright

 

“Adanma is a world builder. Seeing how she brings her students into this delicate realm, whether it’s on stage or in the classroom, I became increasingly aware of a certain transformation from classmates to cast members. Wherever that fourth wall goes up, Adanma pushes it as far back as it will go, absorbing every last member of her class. The very vitality that she endows, both her teaching and directing, becomes so readily infectious amongst her students, her audience, it’s impossible not to feel engaged—or, even better, a member of the ensemble. Quite simply, she brings theatre to life.”

CLAY McLEOD, New York City-based playwright and author 



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Proclamation Celebrates April 7 as Newberry College Women’s League 75th Anniversary Day

April 5, 2017

Newberry College has issued a proclamation declaring Friday, April 7 to be Newberry College Women's League 75th Anniversay Day. At the group's annual meeting on April 1, Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens praised the group as one of the unsung heroes of the College. The group has worked tirelessly on behalf of the College to identify and fund projects on campus that might otherwise be overlooked. They have funded everything from the installation of handrails on campus buildings to the white boards in classrooms. Although their grants typically range from $500 to $1,000, the projects they select have far-reaching impact on the campus community. Newberry College gratefully acknowledges Women's League for their tireless efforts, undying devotion and endless generosity to Newberry College for generations past, present and future. 

 

 

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS,                           the Newberry College Women’s League was established October 9, 1942, to support Newberry College, its mission and the needs and well-being of its students; and

 

WHEREAS,                           members of the League are committed to the institution of family, the Christian faith, and encouraging future generations to serve the Newberry College community; and

 

WHEREAS,                           the League meets annually on campus to evaluate and make decisions regarding funding various needs and service projects for the campus and its student body; and

 

WHEREAS,                           the League has generously donated funds to support many areas of campus including academic departments, capital projects, college archives, campus beautification and more; and

 

WHEREAS,                           the club has shown by its actions and good works for the past 75 years that it is a significant asset to the College community, providing leadership and funding projects that have greatly benefited the campus and student body.

 

NOW, THEREFORE,           I, Maurice Scherrens, president of Newberry College, do hereby proclaim April 7, 2017, as Newberry College Women’s League 75th Anniversary Day.

 

On the campus of Newberry College, and I urge all to recognize the outstanding contributions the Newberry College Women’s League has made to our community and to commend the League for its faithful support of generations of Newberry College students, faculty and staff, past, present and future.

 

Proclaimed this 7th day of April 2017.        



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Newberry College to Host 33rd Annual South Carolina Science Olympiad Competition

March 24, 2017

Sience Olympiad Exploring the World of Science

High school students from around the state of South Carolina will converge on Newberry College on Saturday, March. 25 for the 33rd annual South Carolina Science Olympiad high school competition.  These students have been hard at work for the past several months working to prepare themselves for the preeminent science competition in the United States.

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.  The Science Olympiad program hopes to bring academic competition to the same level of recognition and praise normally reserved for athletic competition.  The tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of twenty individual and team events which are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology.  The 2017 competition includes such events as Towers, Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Detectives, Rocks and Minerals, Forensics, Astronomy, and Experimental Design.  Olympic-style medals are awarded to the top four individual places in each event, and team scores are tabulated in order to award an overall state champion.  The winning school will go on to represent South Carolina at the National Science Olympiad competition to be held May 19-20 at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. 

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency joins Newberry College as a major sponsor of the South Carolina Science Olympiad for the fourth consecutive year.  Their sponsorship provides much needed assistance to offset travel costs associated with the Science Olympiad program, including funds to allow the director to travel the state and publicize the program, as well as funds to help facilitate travel of the state winners to the national competition.   Through this generous sponsorship, the state Science Olympiad program continues to grow.  The 400 participants expected this year represents the largest number in decades, and last year the South Carolina Science Olympiad program was recognized as one of the top three states nationwide in annual membership gains over the previous year.

Newberry College has been the proud host of the South Carolina Science Olympiad since its inception.  On competition day, events will be held in the Science and Math Building, Eleazer Arena, MacLean Gym, and on the Quadrangle in the center of campus.  The events in the gyms and on the Quad are open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  In addition, the public is invited to the Opening Ceremonies in Wiles Chapel at 9:30 a.m., as well as the Awards Ceremony in Wiles Chapel at 4 p.m.  

As students advance through school, the perks of participating in the Science Olympiad program grow. In 2013, Newberry College began awarding scholarships to South Carolina Science Olympiad event winners at the state high school competition in March.  The winning students in each of the 20 different events at this year’s high school competition will receive $2000 scholarships to Newberry College.  These awards are stackable from year to year, up to a maximum award of $10,000.  

For more information about the South Carolina Science Olympiad program, contact Bret Clark, Director, at 803-321-5255 or bret.clark@newberry.edu.



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Gretchen Haskett Appointed Associate Dean for Student Success and Persistence

March 16, 2017

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Newberry College has appointed Prof. Gretchen Haskett as Associate Dean for Student Success and Persistence, a newly developed position aimed at helping the College attain its vision for a nationally recognized student retention program.

 

Haskett currently serves as assistant professor of Sport Professions and chair of the Department of Sport Professions. She also leads a task force focused on improving student engagement, which is one of the College’s strategic priorities.

 

“Gretchen has been a valuable contributor in the various roles she has filled since joining the College 12 years ago,” said Dr. Timothy Elston, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. “Her leadership will be a tremendous asset to the College for ensuring the success of our student support programming.” 

 

In her new position, Haskett will provide the vision and leadership for the Center for Student Success, which provides a broad range of services that have a direct impact on students and their ability to succeed and remain in college.

 

The Center provides support services related to careers, disabilities, international students, study abroad programs, military services, honors program, diversity education, writing and tutoring, bridge programming, athletic liaison and Call Me MISTER (in cooperation with Teacher Education). Haskett also will work closely with departments across campus to develop and enhance retention programming and to collect and analyze retention data.

 

Haskett has served in various capacities at Newberry College since joining the staff in 2005 as Assistant Director of Residence Life. In 2007, she was appointed as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education.

 

The President’s Council recently selected Haskett to receive the inaugural Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award, which was created to recognize Newberry College employees for excellence in leadership. Haskett also has been previously recognized as Advisor of the Year and for her efforts in program assessment.

 

Haskett earned her B.S. in Physical Education from Newberry College in 2003 and received her M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee Technological University.

 

“I look forward to tackling the challenges of my new position and having an impact on programs that will broadly affect the campus,” Haskett said. “I have always tried to approach learning with a holistic view and help others see that learning takes place through a variety of experiences. My new position offers the perfect opportunity to continue the enhancement, growth and collaboration of all services to assist in fulfilling the needs of our students.”

 

She and her husband, Nathan Haskett, live in Pomaria, S.C., with their daughter, Piper. 



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RETAIN Hosts Mentor Collaboration Event

March 7, 2017


The RETAIN Center of Excellence for Mentoring and Induction Teachers hosted a Mentor Collaboration Dinner with Newberry County teachers and administrators on March 2. Hosted at Newberry College’s new Center for Teacher Education, the event was an opportunity for Newberry College professors and Newberry County teachers and administrators to collaborate on field experience, student teaching and induction teachers. 
 
The RETAIN Center of Excellence was created at Newberry College in 2010 to focus on the issue of retaining the state's in-service teaching professionals. RETAIN supports new teachers and prepares pre-service teachers for the classroom, making a difference with teachers and schools throughout South Carolina.
 
RETAIN seeks to increase teacher retention in South Carolina by providing quality professional development, mentoring, and support for new teachers. RETAIN hosts the annual statewide New Teacher Induction Symposium for teachers in their first three years of teaching each summer.  This event has impacted hundreds of South Carolina teachers over the last four years. 
 
RETAIN also hosts the annual GROW Symposium for college education majors from multiple schools to collaborate, network and learn from one another. For more information, go to www.retainmentoringandinduction.com
 



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Newberry College’s Value Proposition Pairs Quality and Affordability

March 7, 2017

Since its founding in 1856, Newberry College has been focused on its mission to prepare students for productive careers and meaningful lives. Flourishing alumni, along with record-breaking enrollment and rising national rankings, all point to a mission being fulfilled.

 

Newberry College saw a record high 381 incoming students for Fall 2016, bringing total enrollment to 1,070 full-time students. Newberry also moved into the upper echelon of institutions ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 Best Colleges report. Taking its place among the most respected colleges in the Southeast, Newberry College moved into the Top 20 colleges in three categories:

 

#16 – Best Regional Colleges in the South

#3 – Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South

#8 – Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans

 

Measuring Return on Investment

Students and their families understand that a college education can help open doors to better careers and higher lifetime incomes. They consider a variety of factors in a uniquely personal decision about their college choice. Increasingly, they weigh the cost of attendance compared to the return on their education investment after graduation.

 

“College is a big decision, so we expect that families will assess the value and affordability of a Newberry College education,” said Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens. “Rankings and enrollment growth, combined with our Loan Repayment Promise, reassure students and their families that a private college education at Newberry is a wise investment that will not result in a heavy student loan debt when they graduate.”

 

At Newberry College, students receive institutional scholarships that vary considerably based upon their academic and co-curricular strengths as well as the family’s financial need. The average Newberry College scholarship for fall 2016 (not including athletic scholarships) was $10,600. With the addition of merit- and need-based grants and scholarships from state (for South Carolina residents) and federal sources, the net price often drops much lower.

 

Ensuring Access to a Private College Education

Ensuring that qualified students from every socioeconomic walk of life have access to a Newberry College education is a foundational point of the institution. Newberry has taken a proactive approach on the issue of college affordability.

 

In 2012, the College launched the Tuition Promise, an initiative that guaranteed incoming students they would not be subject to tuition increases during their four years of undergraduate study.

 

After three years offering the Tuition Promise, Newberry continued to set the bar higher for innovative approaches to affordability, launching the Loan Repayment Promise in 2015. The Loan Repayment Promise pledges that if a student’s annual income is less than $40,000 after they graduate from Newberry, the College will help them repay their colleges loans until they reach that salary threshold.

 

“Newberry is the first college in South Carolina to offer this kind of loan repayment assistance to students,” said Dean of Enrollment Management Joel Vander Horst.  “Although we work hard to keep tuition among the lowest of our peers in the state, the Loan Repayment Promise offers additional peace of mind to students and their families.”

 

Providing the Best Value

Even with the financial safety net of the Loan Repayment Promise, Newberry’s focus remains on keeping the cost of attendance in check. A generous financial aid package helps families manage costs.

 

“More than 95 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance,” Vander Horst said. “Institutional scholarships combined with outside aid sources make us highly competitive, even among state-subsidized schools.”

 

Newberry’s claim to the number three spot in the rankings for Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report offers strong evidence of the strides Newberry continues to make in enhancing its value proposition.

 

“Like any other student, I dreamed of getting a college education, but I worried about how expensive it would be," said Newberry College senior Olivia Fraunfelter, a Physical Education/Sport Management major and current student body president. "Because Newberry has helped keep my costs lower, I’ve been able to receive an affordable education and can more easily start making a better future for myself after graduation.”

 

Controlling Price Increases

Newberry’s efforts to keep price increases as low as possible makes the College a leader in access and affordability throughout the region.  In a comparison with 20 South Carolina public and private colleges and universities, no institution has had a lower percentage increase in price over the past three years than Newberry College.

 

The price to attend Newberry College has risen 6.1 percent over the past three years, while the 20-school average price increase was 10.9 percent. Among that same group of 20 schools, Newberry College also had the lowest increase in tuition, fees, room and board over the past five years. The College’s increase on tuition, fees, room and board is just 1.69 percent for the 2017/2018 academic year.

 

 “We are delivering on our commitment to carefully control the price of a Newberry College education,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Hugo A. “Hap” Pearce. “We are dedicated to keeping the cost of attending Newberry College competitive and affordable for all students and their families.”

 

 

Expanding employment prospects

Considering the scope and importance of their education investment, students feel the pressure to ensure their college degree puts them on a clear path to employment after graduation. Mindful of these concerns, the most recent degree programs launched by the College focus on areas of study that are in high demand with prospective students and offer strong career prospects after graduation.

 

New majors in Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Digital Marketing and Forensic Science are helping students prepare for careers in high-demand fields. Newberry also recently expanded its highly competitive nursing major – a program with an employment success rate of nearly 100 percent.

 

“Our new degree programs are intentionally career-focused, but the liberal arts foundation also helps students develop many of the “soft skills” employers value so highly, such as critical thinking, flexibility and creativity,” said Dr. Timothy Elston, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

 

Newberry College is preparing to launch a new online degree-completion option with fall 2017 semester starting with an RN to BSN program. Launching soon after will be online degree-completion programs in Healthcare Management, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Business Administration. 



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Newberry College Athletes Conquer the Classroom Fall Semester

February 16, 2017

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Newberry College athletics teams posted some impressive stats during the fall 2016 semester. Among their many accomplishments, the Wolves Football team earned the South Atlantic Conference Championship with head coach Todd Knight recognized as Coach of the Year. Volleyball set a school record for conference wins and Cross Country hosted and competed in the conference championship.

 

One of the biggest success stories for Newberry student-athletes, however, was their stand-out performance in the classroom last semester. As a whole, the Athletic department combined for an overall semester GPA of 3.104, with 17 out of 19 teams earning both a semester and cumulative GPA higher than a 3.0. In addition, 185 student-athletes earned Dean’s List honors for fall 2016 semester.

 

“The accomplishments of our student-athletes this fall is a reflection of our commitment to encouraging a balanced approach to college life,” said Newberry College Director of Athletics Ralph Patterson. “We’re proud of our athletes and grateful to the faculty and administrative support staff who help them excel in the classroom. Likewise, we are proud of our coaches for bringing in student-athletes who are high academic achievers.”

 

Individually, several athletes saw their athletic and academic accomplishments recognized at the conference, regional and national levels.

 

Sam Hall (football, first team) and Madison Darby-McClure (volleyball, third team) were recognized as Academic All-Americans by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for their outstanding achievements both scholastically and in their respective sports. Their honors mark a total of 23 student-athletes in Newberry College history to earn this honor from CoSIDA.

 

Sam Hall also received the SAC Elite 18 Award, while Darby-McClure was named the SAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hall and Darby-McClure, along with Holden Beemiller (football), were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.

 

From the Wolves women’s soccer team, Alyssa Ortega was named to the National Soccer Coaches of America Scholar All-South Region Team and was also recognized as the Chick-fil-A Student-Athlete of the Month in October.



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Newberry College to Host 33rd Annual South Carolina Science Olympiad Competition

February 7, 2017

Sience Olympiad Exploring the World of Science

Approximately 400 middle school students from around the state of South Carolina will converge on Newberry College on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the 33rd annual South Carolina Science Olympiad middle school competition.  These students have been hard at work for the past several months working to prepare themselves for the preeminent science competition in the United States.

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.  The Science Olympiad program hopes to bring academic competition to the same level of recognition and praise normally reserved for athletic competition.  The tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of twenty individual and team events which are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology.  The 2017 competition includes such events as Towers, Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Detectives, Rocks and Minerals, Forensics, Astronomy, and Experimental Design.  Olympic-style medals are awarded to the top four individual places in each event, and team scores are tabulated in order to award an overall state champion.  The winning school will go on to represent South Carolina at the National Science Olympiad competition to be held May 19-20 at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. 

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency joins Newberry College as a major sponsor of the South Carolina Science Olympiad for the fourth consecutive year.  Their sponsorship provides much needed assistance to offset travel costs associated with the Science Olympiad program, including funds to allow the director to travel the state and publicize the program, as well as funds to help facilitate travel of the state winners to the national competition.   Through this generous sponsorship, the state Science Olympiad program continues to grow.  The 400 participants expected this year represents the largest number in decades, and last year the South Carolina Science Olympiad program was recognized as one of the top three states nationwide in annual membership gains over the previous year.

Newberry College has been the proud host of the South Carolina Science Olympiad since its inception.  On competition day, events will be held in the Science and Math Building, Eleazer Arena, MacLean Gym, and on the Quadrangle in the center of campus.  The events in the gyms and on the Quad are open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  In addition, the public is invited to the Opening Ceremonies in Wiles Chapel at 9:30 a.m., as well as the Awards Ceremony in Wiles Chapel at 4 p.m.  

As students advance through school, the perks of participating in the Science Olympiad program grow. In 2013, Newberry College began awarding scholarships to South Carolina Science Olympiad event winners at the state high school competition in March.  The winning students in each of the 20 different events at this year’s high school competition will receive $2000 scholarships to Newberry College.  These awards are stackable from year to year, up to a maximum award of $10,000.  The South Carolina Science Olympiad high school competition will take place at Newberry College on March 25.

For more information about the South Carolina Science Olympiad program, contact Bret Clark, Director, at 803-321-5255 or bret.clark@newberry.edu.



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Newberry College Recognized Two Employees With New “Alpha Wolf” Leadership Award

February 1, 2017

Knight and Haskett holding award plaques

Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens this week announced the first-ever recipients of the Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award created to recognize Newberry College employees for excellence in leadership.

 

Recipients of the inaugural award are Gretchen Haskett, chair of the Department of Sport Professions, and Todd Knight, Newberry Wolves Football head coach.

 

“We considered many worthy nominees, but Todd and Gretchen led the pack,” Scherrens said. “Both are stellar examples of what can be achieved through dedication, persistence and inspirational leadership.”

 

The Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award was created by the College’s senior leadership team to recognize Newberry College employees (faculty, staff and coaches) who have demonstrated excellence in leadership through their individual roles within the College.

 

Criteria for the Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award include:

Uncompromising commitment to the welfare of Newberry College students
Steadfast focus on achieving the goals and objectives of the College
Personal leadership that encourages and inspires others
Willingness to actively engage in resolving interdepartmental challenges
Willingness to take courageous action and accept responsibility

 

Haskett and Knight were recognized during the quarterly meeting of the Newberry College Board of Trustees on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

 

ABOUT THE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Gretchen Haskett earned her B.S. in Physical Education from Newberry College in 2003 and received her M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee Technological University. Haskett has served in various capacities at Newberry College beginning in 2005 as Assistant Director of Residence Life. In 2007, she was appointed as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education. She currently serves as assistant professor of Sport Professions and is chair of the Department of Sport Professions. Haskett has been recognized as Advisor of the Year and is a recipient of the Golden Machete Award for program assessment. She currently leads a task force focused on improving student engagement, one of the College’s strategic priorities. She and her husband, Nathan Haskett, live in Pomaria, S.C., with their daughter, Piper.

 

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition” said Haskett at the presentation of her award.  

 

Todd Knight is head coach of the Newberry Wolves Football team, which recently clinched the 2016 South Atlantic Conference championship. Knight joined Newberry College in 2001 as the Wolves Football defensive coordinator; he was named head coach in 2009. As a coach, Knight has made it his personal mission to ensure his players thrive on the field, in the classroom and after graduation. Despite the challenges of large rosters, limited resources and aging facilities, Knight has fashioned the Wolves Football program into one of the premier Division II programs in the region. He is a strong supporter of student activities and serves as a mentor and serves as a mentor for new coaches joining the ranks of Newberry College. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Physical Education, both from Gardner-Webb University. He and his wife, Tina, live in Newberry, S.C., with their sons, Devin and Cash. His daughter, Anna, is a 2010 Newberry College graduate who lives in North Carolina.

 

“It is a privilege every day to be on campus and work with our kids,” Knight said during the conferral of his award.



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Newberry College Honors Two With New Leadership Award

February 1, 2017

Newberry College President Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens this week announced the first-ever recipients of the Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award created to recognize Newberry College employees for excellence in leadership.

 

Recipients of the inaugural award are Gretchen Haskett, chair of the Department of Sport Professions, and Todd Knight, Newberry Wolves Football head coach.

 

“We considered many worthy nominees, but Todd and Gretchen led the pack,” Scherrens said. “Both are stellar examples of what can be achieved through dedication, persistence and inspirational leadership.”

 

The Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award was created by the College’s senior leadership team to recognize Newberry College employees (faculty, staff and coaches) who have demonstrated excellence in leadership through their individual roles within the College.

 

Criteria for the Alpha Wolf Leader of the Pack Award include:

Uncompromising commitment to the welfare of Newberry College students
Steadfast focus on achieving the goals and objectives of the College
Personal leadership that encourages and inspires others
Willingness to actively engage in resolving interdepartmental challenges
Willingness to take courageous action and accept responsibility

 

Haskett and Knight were recognized during the quarterly meeting of the Newberry College Board of Trustees on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

 

ABOUT THE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Gretchen Haskett earned her B.S. in Physical Education from Newberry College in 2003 and received her M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee Technological University. Haskett has served in various capacities at Newberry College beginning in 2005 as Assistant Director of Residence Life. In 2007, she was appointed as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education. She currently serves as assistant professor of Sport Professions and is chair of the Department of Sport Professions. Haskett has been recognized as Advisor of the Year and is a recipient of the Golden Machete Award for program assessment. She currently leads a task force focused on improving student engagement, one of the College’s strategic priorities. She and her husband, Nathan Haskett, live in Pomaria, S.C., with their daughter, Piper.

 

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition” said Haskett at the presentation of her award.  

 

Todd Knight is head coach of the Newberry Wolves Football team, which recently clinched the 2016 South Atlantic Conference championship. Knight joined Newberry College in 2001 as the Wolves Football defensive coordinator; he was named head coach in 2009. As a coach, Knight has made it his personal mission to ensure his players thrive on the field, in the classroom and after graduation. Despite the challenges of large rosters, limited resources and aging facilities, Knight has fashioned the Wolves Football program into one of the premier Division II programs in the region. He is a strong supporter of student activities and serves as a mentor and serves as a mentor for new coaches joining the ranks of Newberry College. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Physical Education, both from Gardner-Webb University. He and his wife, Tina, live in Newberry, S.C., with their sons, Devin and Cash. His daughter, Anna, is a 2010 Newberry College graduate who lives in North Carolina.

 

“It is a privilege every day to be on campus and work with our kids,” Knight said during the conferral of his award.



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Muller Center Launches Spring Series to Explore the Lost Art of Civil Discourse

January 27, 2017

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The Muller Center at Newberry College will host its spring {Civic} Art of Listening Series starting this month. The series is based on the premise that society has lost its capacity for civil discourse.

 

“We seem to have lost the ability to talk and to listen to one another – with troubling consequences for shared civic vitality,” said Dr. Krista E. Hughes, director of the Muller Center. “In an era where sound bites prevail and social media gives voice to reactive communication, listening to understand in order to work together across our differences is truly a lost art. This series encourages people to engage in a type of listening that aims at understanding rather than reacting.”

 

SPRING 2017 SERIES SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

Politics & the {Civic} Art of Listening

7 p.m.

Gnann Conference Room

Newberry College Teacher Education Center (1121 Speers Street, Newberry)

This event includes a screening of the documentary “Bring It to the Table,” followed by facilitated table talks that will allow participants to practice effectively speaking, listening and understanding across differences.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Race & the {Civic} Art of Listening

7 p.m.

Gnann Conference Room

Newberry College Teacher Education Center (1121 Speers Street, Newberry)

Community transformation organization Speaking Down Barriers returns to campus for an evening of spoken word poetry and community dialogue about interracial understanding.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 13

Interfaith & the {Civic} Art of Listening

7 p.m.

Wiles Chapel (2100 College Street, Newberry)

Visiting scholar Jacqueline A. Bussie and Muller Center director Dr. Krista Hughes will lead a public conversation on the challenges and promises of interfaith engagement. The event is part of Newberry College’s first ever Religious Diversity Week, jointly sponsored by the Muller Center and the Newberry College Office of Diversity Education.

 

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Muller Center at 803.321.5215 or muller.center@newberry.edu



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