Lovely Gadson wants to be a Supreme Court Justice.
Kirsten McCollum wants to work as a crime scene investigator.
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a 3.25 percent increase in tuition rates at USC Upstate for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Tuition for in-state undergraduates on the USC Upstate campus will change by $311 to $5,495 per semester. Non-South Carolina resident tuition will increase by $485 to $10,994 per semester.
Citizens Building & Loan has awarded $20,000 in higher education scholarships for 2016 to four area students. Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Blue Ridge High School recipients are Brason Haney, who will attend USC in Columbia, and Lindsey Anderson, who will attend Furman University.
Greenville Technical College (GTC) is committed to providing the best training for corporate, professional, and personal career development. In the last year, more than 385 Greenville County companies and nearly 16,000 individuals have relied on GTC for training that accelerates potential and ensures the success of business and industry.
To better reflect the scope of services offered and the college’s role in attracting and growing business, the continuing education arm of GTC has been renamed as the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on a lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center challenging the Greenville County School District in Taylors, for including prayers in its graduation ceremonies, as well as hosting some of those ceremonies in a Christian chapel at North Greenville University.
In its ruling, the Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina’s ruling upholding graduation prayers. The Fourth Circuit sent the case back to the court to determine the American Humanist Association members’ standing to stop future graduation prayers and to determine the constitutionality of holding public school events in religious venues.
The Spartanburg District Five Schools Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $78 million ($78,002,170) budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Monday evening. The budget reflects a 7.79 percent increase over the previous year.
For the 7th consecutive year, the board passed a budget without raising the millage rate for District Five taxpayers.
BMW Manufacturing announced Monday the graduation of its fifth class of BMW Scholars. The 30 graduates were hired as full-time production, automotive, logistics, and equipment service associates.
“Developing the future workforce is critical to the continued growth and success of our company,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.
Warm weather kicks off the boating season in South Carolina and many people will take to lakes and rivers for a weekend of fun and relaxation.
Unfortunately, the weekend could end in tragedy for some, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Kelly Hildebrandt of Greer has been awarded Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies’ (UES) first Post baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting. It was conferred upon Hildebrandt in May.
The certificate is a new Furman credential, which represents at least 18 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework offered through UES, a division of continuing education at the university.
The Blue Ridge High School Class of 2016 held its commencement exercises at Furman University’s Timmons Arena Thursday. About 300 grads were presented diplomas. See names below.
Principal Alleson Jean Lynn had arguably the best idea to allow family and friends to cheer the graduates before the individual names were called.
Greer High School Class of 2016 held commencement exercises Tuesday at the Bon Secours Wellness Center.
Eastside High School Class of 2016 held its commencement exercises Tuesday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Riverside High School held its 2016 Commencement exercises on Tuesday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.