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English professor earns Excellence in Teaching award

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Molly McGehee was one of 20 South Carolina professors honored with the 2013 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award. Since joining the PC faculty in 2008, McGehee has taught a number of English language and literature courses, including Southern Women’s Writing, African American Literature, American Identities,

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Students present work during Honors Day

On Thursday April 18, Presbyterian College Honors Day Symposium kicked off with a message of encouragement and support from President Lilly. “Symposiums were started by the Greeks as a club,” said Dr. Lilly.  “Today they focus on research and give students an opportunity to demonstrate what they have taught themselves.” PC’s Honors Day Symposium included

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‘Keep doing’ what you love, economics professor urges

Dr. Jody Lipford, Professor of Economics and Business Administration, delivered the Honors Day keynote address in Edmunds Hall on Thursday afternoon. PC’s Faculty Scholarship Award winner for 2011-2012, Lipford stressed the importance of following your passions during his talk, “Keep Doing Economics.” Lipford recounted his first days in graduate school at Clemson University when his

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Dr. Claude Lilly is inaugurated as President

Presbyterian College inaugurated its 17th President, Dr. Claude C. Lilly, at 2:00 on Friday, April 19, in Belk Auditorium. Presbyterian College’s Chairman of the Board, Patrick Phillips ’71, presided over the ceremony, which opened with PC’s 16th president, Dr. John Griffith, giving the Invocation. Dr. Griffith remarked that true leadership is not about watching and

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The vision is clear, and the future is bright

Dr. Claude C. Lilly, PC’s 17th President (2012 – ) As we come to the day of the inauguration of PCs 17th president, the future continues to look bright for Presbyterian College. Just eight months into his presidency, Dr. Claude Lilly has a clear vision to move the college forward. Lilly assumed the role of

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PC’s 15th and 16th presidents continued college growth

Kenneth B. Orr (1979-1997) Kenneth Bradley Orr, a graduate of Duke University, Union Seminary, and the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher Education, came to PC from a position as president of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. Orr was inaugurated as the 15th president of Presbyterian College during

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PC welcomes new vice president of advancement

Beth Braxton will assume the role of Vice President of Advancement at Presbyterian College, effective May 20th. President Lilly believes that Braxton’s 21-plus years of demonstrated success in all areas of fundraising will prove to be a tremendous asset to PC. “We are very pleased that Beth has accepted the position of Vice President of

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PC continues growth during reign of 13th and 14th presidents

PC’s 13th President leads college through prosperous years of growth Marshall W. Brown (1945-1963) When Marshall Walton Brown, a graduate of Centre College, was named the 13th President of Presbyterian College, he had been a history professor at PC since 1925 and dean since 1928.  He took on additional administrative duties during the presidency of

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Founder’s grandson inspires confidence

William Plumer Jacobs, II (1935-1945) Already a successful businessman, William Plumer Jacobs II, grandson of the college’s founder, became PC’s 12th president in 1935. Jacobs, himself agraduate of PC and board member, agreed to take over the financial and promotional tasks of the presidency, leaving management of the day-to-day activities of the campus to Dean Brown. As

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The Presidents who faced the Great Depression

PC’s Tenth President:  Burney L. Parkinson (1927-1928) Dr. Burney L. Parkinson, a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, had a Ph.D. from Peabody College. Prior to his arrival at PC, he was the director of extension at the University of South Carolina.  His one-year tenure was marked by personal frustration and a substantial increase in the

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