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For Years To Come

Posted in: From the desk of the president | December 21, 2014

This probably will be the last blog of the calendar year. I thought it might be nice to tell you how football at Ole Miss resulted in Santa Claus learning about Presbyterian College. This story gets a little convoluted; so, I will try to go through it step-by-step. My wife, Fran, and I were at […]

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Breaking For Music

Posted in: From the desk of the president | November 18, 2014

From now until examinations is the hectic part of the fall semester. Students realize that they “may” have procrastinated, and they are cramming. People are trying to get ready for Thanksgiving, realizing that Christmas will be here shortly. It is during this time of hustle and bustle that it is important to stop and take […]

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Posted in: From the desk of the president | September 15, 2014

The fall has been wonderful so far. Fran and I had all of the freshmen over for dinner. It was great learning about the students. “Why they came to PC,” “how they like their courses” and “who is their favorite professor” are just some of the topics we discussed. They seemed energized and excited. Their […]

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Honor Matters

Posted in: From the desk of the president | September 10, 2014

So often my articles are peppered with comments about facilities or programs at Presbyterian College. Today, I thought I would focus on the most precious value PC has—honor. To celebrate and reaffirm its commitment to honor every fall, Presbyterian College has new students and faculty sign the Honor Code. I had the pleasure of signing […]

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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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