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Weighing In At

Posted in: From the desk of the president | April 26, 2015

In the same spirit of competition, I give you one bridge weighing in at 11 pounds and the opponent weighing in at 15 pounds. However, I need to give you some context in order for you to appreciate the competition. Dr. James Wanliss requires his Engineering Physics students to build a bridge. The rules are […]

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Number Three

Posted in: From the desk of the president | April 22, 2015

Sunday was rainy and dreary, but the weather could not dampen the spirit on campus—particularly in Edmunds Hall. At 2 p.m., we held our third annual Ring Ceremony.  For those who are not familiar with the event, the rings are kept in William Plumer Jacobs’ office the night before the ceremony.  PC staff members move […]

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An Opportunity To Excel

Posted in: From the desk of the president | April 7, 2015

Last month, many people in higher education were surprised to learn that Sweet Briar College, a small liberal arts college in rural Virginia, would be closing. You may have seen a number of articles since that announcement about the impending demise of the private liberal arts college as a cornerstone of higher education in America. […]

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I Smiled Too

Posted in: From the desk of the president | March 31, 2015

Last Saturday, my wife, Fran, and I headed out of Clinton on Highway 56. We went toward Ninety Six and crossed the Saluda River. Then we proceeded through Edgefield County, and on into North Augusta. While it was a delightful afternoon with scenery replete with flowers just breaking into bloom and acres of peach trees […]

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The Best Sporting Event

Posted in: From the desk of the president | March 23, 2015

Presbyterian College recently has had some successes in athletics. The baseball team beat the 7th ranked team this past weekend. The Women’s Lacrosse team won Friday night. Women’s Softball is playing well, as are the Women’s and Men’s Tennis teams. I have had an opportunity to watch some of the games/matches, and our students give […]

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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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