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Education

May 3, 2018

Panel: Business voices integral to changing education system

A panel of education and industry experts called on the business community this morning to speak up about the education system, in the Lowcountry and statewide, to demand change. “This is imperative for the business community. This is our future,” said Jessica Jackson, senior manager of global engagement for Boeing S[...]

May 2, 2018

Blackbaud buys fundraising platform for $43M

Daniel Island-based Blackbaud has acquired Reeher, a data analytics and fundraising platform, for $43 million, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows. Reeher is a St. Paul, Minn.-based software firm that makes products for higher education. Its predictive data tools are used by fundraisers to assess thei[...]

Apr 30, 2018

College of Charleston MBA program ranked among the best for job placement

The College of Charleston School of Business master’s program was ranked among the best in the country for job placement by U.S. News and World Report. The college’s MBA program tied for first place with Northern Arizona University for job placement three months after graduation. U.S. News found that CofC and Norther[...]

Apr 19, 2018

Chamber awards 25 students Trident Tech scholarships

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce has awarded 25 area high school students Accelerate Greater Charleston 2 scholarships to Trident Technical College. The scholarship is awarded to students in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester 2 school districts who are graduating from a regional Career Academy with a GPA between 2.0 and[...]

Apr 16, 2018

CSU names Costin new president

Charleston Southern University has named Maj. Gen. Dondi E. Costin to serve as the third president of the Christian college. Costin is a 1986 graduate of the Air Force Academy and has spent the past 32 years with the Air Force. He currently serves as chief of chaplains for the Air Force, a position he’s […]

Apr 16, 2018

System failure’: Report urges community involvement to better public education

In 2015, the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative put out its first report on the status of education across the Charleston metro, promising to follow up on the report annually to measure the region’s progress in bettering educational outcomes. “We acknowledge solutions won’t come easily or quickly because[...]

Apr 13, 2018

The Citadel names Walters new president

The Citadel has named alumnus Gen. Glenn M. Walters, who is currently serving as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, as the college’s 20th president. Walters, who graduated from The Citadel in 1979 with a degree in electrical engineering, was one of four finalists for president. Prior to his current role in the Marine […]

Apr 12, 2018

CSU to offer school’s 1st doctoral program

Charleston Southern University will begin offering its first doctoral program, a doctorate in education with an emphasis in leadership, next year. The first 20 students will start classes in January, which would have them completing the program in December 2021. Students will usually take one class per semester, studying and researching various leadership models. The […]

Apr 10, 2018

Volunteer program brings computer science to schools

When Eric Hatch was in high school, his computer science teacher inspired a passion for the subject that led to a career in the field. “My high school computer science teacher was the one who sparked my entire career and is the reason why I feel I’m successful personally,” said Hatch, now an information technology […]

Mar 30, 2018

Student entrepreneurs learn life skills, business acumen

Inside a commercial space at 2021 Reynolds Ave. in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston, students transform into entrepreneurs every day after school. They run two businesses: Hodari Screen Printing, which prints logos and designs onto T-shirts and other products, and Isoke Fine Jewelry, a ha[...]

Mar 19, 2018

CofC, The Citadel to offer new graduate certificates

The Citadel and the College of Charleston are partnering to offer two new graduate certificates in computer science: one in software engineering and the other in information systems. Half of the courses for each certificate will be held on The Citadel’s campus, and half will be held at CofC’s Harbor Walk campus in the Aquarium […]