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Oct 6, 2023

Mason Prep School to Hold Open House November 5

Looking for the right school for your child? Come see Mason Prep! We have an Open House coming up that gives you a great first look at our programs, teachers, and community. Rising kindergarten and first grade families are invited to our “Focus on the Foundation” Open House on Sunday, November 5, 2:00-3:30, where you [&helli[...]

Oct 4, 2023

Local Senior Named 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

Palmetto Scholars Academy is pleased to announce that Zachary Lewis has been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. More than 16,000 aca[...]

Sep 27, 2023

North Charleston technical college president to step down

A new captain will be at the helm of Trident Technical College for the first time since 1991 when classes start next fall. President Mary Thornley began her 50-year career with the college as an adjunct instructor in 1973. Her retirement will be effective on June 1, 2024. “It is with deepest gratitude and humility [&hellip[...]

Sep 25, 2023

“Hawkes Learning Poised for Growth with Recapitalization by Golden Vision Capital Americas”

Mount Pleasant, SC – Golden Vision Capital Americas (“GVC”), a Chicago-based private equity firm, is excited to announce their investment into Hawkes Learning (“Hawkes”), an educational software company providing innovative learning solutions for students and educators at hundreds of colleges and universities through i[...]

Sep 18, 2023

Two Porter-Gaud Seniors Named 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

Porter-Gaud School is pleased to announce that Anderson Toole and Logan Castle have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Porter-Gaud congratulates these seniors on this noteworthy and well-deserved recognition,” says D. DuBose Egleston, Jr., Head of School. “Both Anderson and Logan[...]

Sep 12, 2023

Mason Prep School Welcomes New Faculty Members

Mason Prep is pleased to announce the addition of several new faculty members. (Pictured L to R: Shelly Aksomitas, Karlien Eiseman, Stacey Keller, Tyler Merillat, and Mary Lang Regen.) Shelly Aksomitas, 6th-8th Grade Math Teacher, has taught in the Charleston County School District and holds her National Board Certification in A[...]

Sep 12, 2023

Porter-Gaud Celebrates National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week

Porter-Gaud School will celebrate National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week on Wednesday, September 13, from 8-9 a.m. with a breakfast program. The event is open to the Porter-Gaud community, as well as other schools in the area. “We are committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive community at [...]

Sep 11, 2023

Supervisory Council for the Lowcountry Graduate Center

A meeting of the Supervisory Council for the Lowcountry Graduate Center will be held on Friday, September 22nd at 1:00 PM EST, virtually via Zoom Webinar. Access the meeting online at: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/97567850553 To access via phone, call 1 (312) 626-6799. Webinar ID# 975 6785 0553. Technical assistance line: (843)637-9041. The meeting will be recorded. Public […]

Sep 5, 2023

How a rocket scientist expanded College of Charleston’s focus to meet this market demand

The College of Charleston has long been known as a storied liberal arts institution, but over the past several years, it has added its first-ever engineering degree programs to keep up with market demands. College President Andrew Hsu, an Asian-born aerospace engineer who has had esteemed tenures with NASA and Rolls Royce Aerosp[...]

Aug 31, 2023

Support Charleston students with Heart Math Tutoring this school year

Heart Math Tutoring (“HMT”) is a nonprofit organization committed to helping students in elementary schools develop a strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics. After completing a successful year at Ladson Elementary and Matilda F. Dunston Elementary, HMT is excited to expand its impact to serve additional stude[...]

Aug 23, 2023

Power:Ed awards SCICU $25,000 to support undergraduate research at S.C. HBCUs

S.C. Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from Power:Ed to foster increased participation in the SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program by students attending SCICU’s five member historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Allen Univer[...]

Aug 23, 2023

David Shi’s $1 million gift builds on a legacy of sustainability

More than a decade after stepping down in 2010, Furman University President Emeritus David E. Shi ’73 (Pawleys Island) “couldn’t be more pleased” to see the school’s national acclaim for the sustainability education, research and leadership initiatives he helped launch. With a $1 million pledge to The Shi Institute for[...]