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Influential Women in PC’s History: Yvonne King

What educators today label “multicultural” as a trend for enabling their students to understand life in a global society, Yvonne King was incorporating in her classroom decades ago. A professor of French for 18 years at PC, King emphasized not only the spoken language but also was a specialist in modern French literature who incorporated

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Presbyterian College to host pianist Gregory Thompson

Presbyterian College will host pianist Gregory Thompson for a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 in Edmunds Hall. The Recital will feature works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Hailstork. The recital is free and open to the public. Thompson has been praised by New York critic Peter Davies for his “intuitive feeling for

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Influential Women in PC’s History: Marion Hill Weersing

In the background, far behind the hoopla of going fully co-educational in 1965, worked a woman who helped Presbyterian College make that transition as seamless as possible. Marion Hill Weersing left a ministry as director of Christian education at Spartanburg First Presbyterian Church to serve as the college’s dean of women and associate dean of students –

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Chinese Stars shine at Presbyterian College

Saturday, March 12, 2016, was a big day for Chinese learners in the state of South Carolina as they gathered at Presbyterian College to compete with their peers for the 7th Palmetto Chinese Star and Future Chinese Star. Around 50 contestants from 7 institutions—Presbyterian College, University of South Carolina, Wofford College, Bob Jones University, East

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Influential Women in PC’s History: Rachel Stewart

One of the highest honors a college or university professor can receive – the prestigious Fulbright grant – rarely comes more than once to the same educator. The fact that Rachel Stewart earned three Fulbright awards during her tenure at Presbyterian College speaks volumes about her skill as a professor of English. With her animated

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Science they can see: PC chemistry partners with Clinton Elementary

Provided by the Clinton Chronicle For the first time, state education standards say science must be taught early in South Carolina schools. Really early. First grade early. What better way to teach part of the broad field of science than to invite over scientists from the local college? That’s what Clinton Elementary School did Friday,

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Influential Women in PC’s History: Ann Moorefield

Ann Moorefield A stalwart member of PC’s English department for 22 years, Ann Moorefield brought to her role as a teacher the heart of a trailblazer. Dr. David Gillespie, who retired in 2005 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty said prior to her 2000 retirement, “The old saying ‘if you

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Former food service director passes away

Vernon Powell, a former food service director at the College, died on March 9, 2016, at the age of 93. Powell was widely respected and loved during his time at PC, evident in a PC magazine from 1999 that dubbed him “as much a goodwill ambassador for the college as he was a food service director.” Upon being

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Influential Women in PC’s History: Ann Stidham

Ann Stidham There are seminal moments in every classroom when the light bulbs flash on – and the sparks of newfound knowledge and discovery are evident. But just as important are those in-between times – in the hallways or in a professor’s office – where a young man or woman interacts with the wise to

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