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PC and Summer Trips

Posted in: From the desk of the president | June 8, 2014

Wearing PC gear certainly pays off. You never know when you are going to run into PC alumni. Recently, my wife, Fran, and I headed to Cashiers, North Carolina for a hike on a Panthertown Valley trail. The scenery was lovely, and the climb down into the valley went well. As we ascended, we spied [...]

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The First of Many Graduations

Posted in: From the desk of the president | May 13, 2014

The campus is quiet; graduates have left. Everyone remaining on campus is already preparing for the incoming class of freshmen and transfer students to arrive in the Fall. Last week was a wonderful series of events. The Baccalaureate Ceremony was the capstone to a great Friday during which we had a Class of 2014 Farewell [...]

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The End and the Beginning

Posted in: From the desk of the president | May 3, 2014

The faculty and staff enjoyed a lunch celebration during the annual picnic at Alumni Green on Thursday. There was a wonderful meal, a lot of laughter and some corn hole and bocce ball games. It was a nice way to say thank you to all the people who work so hard to make PC a [...]

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A New Tradition

Posted in: From the desk of the president | April 8, 2014

Sunday was a very special day at Presbyterian College as we observed the second annual Ring Ceremony. This tradition began last year, and we hope it will continue for years to come. I encouraged the students never to let their service have a beginning or an end but to be a continuous circle like the [...]

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Neville Hall: Then and Now

Posted in: From the desk of the president | March 17, 2014

Our seniors are in the final stretch of their college matriculation. I had the pleasure of visiting with a group of them during the Senior Campaign Wine and Cheese reception. The shared excitement about future careers and graduate school is contagious. I am looking forward to next month’s Honors Symposium where many will present their [...]

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Weather’s impact on education.

Posted in: From the desk of the president | February 17, 2014

Last week we missed three days because of snow and ice.  However, the students made good use of their time. The fraternities built a mini version of a luge run. There was an excess of obligatory snowmen and snowball fights. And, an igloo was constructed near the softball field—probably by our pre-engineering students. Brian Reese, [...]

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Wonderful time of the year!

Posted in: From the desk of the president | December 14, 2013

It is almost Christmas. Final exams are over. The last ten days have been very rewarding. Friday, December 6th, Fran and I held a donor reception in the President’s home followed by attendance at the annual PC Christmas music program. This year it was titled “How Sweet the Sound.” Those who were able to be [...]

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Neville Grand Prix

Posted in: From the desk of the president | October 6, 2013

The last ten days have been very interesting. Beth Braxton, our new Vice President of Development, and I had the pleasure of visiting with the head of our capital campaign. The strategy for the campaign is coming together nicely, and the leadership team, with the campaign chair, will present a plan to the Board of [...]

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A busy campus

Posted in: From the desk of the president | September 20, 2013

A great fall is underway. Freshman enrollment is up three percent. Classes are off to a great start. Some students are currently participating in rush, and the athletic teams are having fun competing. I have had the pleasure of watching both soccer and football games. In the Greenville Dining Hall bookstore, we have some new [...]

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Meeting great families

Posted in: From the desk of the president | July 30, 2013

This has been a great summer. One of the high points was meeting three families. They were visiting PC together. I confess they caught me in a golf shirt and khakis on one of my vacation days, but we had a great time talking.  The Dudley, Denson and Amos families were a lot of fun. [...]

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