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PC rolling out the red carpet for new students during Welcome Week

Presbyterian College’s newest students are in for an exciting and engaging series of events as the campus opens its hearts and doors for Welcome Week 2022.  The Week’s events begin with First Day Ready check-ins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, in PC’s James H. Thomason Library. In

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Maymesters take PC students out of the classroom and into the world

Many Presbyterian College students experience a different learning style each spring when Maymester trips take them off campus and around the globe. Maymesters have a longstanding tradition of giving students a rewarding, intensive, and firsthand learning experience with their professors but away from campus. This past Maymester was no exception. History professors Dr. Roy Campbell

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Service Entrepreneurship Competition inspires students to serve their communities

High school students from across the state of South Carolina responded to PC president Dr. Matt vandenBerg’s challenge to bring innovative solutions to address the root causes of societal problems.  Last October, vandenBerg announced the launch of PC’s first-ever Service Entrepreneurship Competition.  The premise for the competition was simple: South Carolina high school students could

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Professor emeritus Dr. Pete Hay ‘49 passes away Saturday at age 93

Presbyterian College recently lost a legendary member of its religion faculty with the passing of professor emeritus the Rev. Dr. Lewis Scott “Pete” Hay at age 93. The Charleston native graduated from PC in 1949 with a degree in mathematics and a minor in Bible and returned home to work in the family gasoline and

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PC community shatters all-time record for philanthropic support in 2021-22

Presbyterian College alumni and friends gave at an unprecedented level this fiscal year, with $18.3 million in total gifts and multi-year pledges. This year’s totals nearly doubled PC’s previous fundraising record of $9.9 million set in 2005. “The truly exceptional vision, passion, and generosity of many individuals catapulted PC beyond our highly ambitious fundraising goals

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PC mourns loss of former trustee and alumni director, Butch Woodward ’60

PC mourns loss of former trustee and alumni director, Butch Woodward ’60 Presbyterian College lost one of its most faithful Blue Hose this month with the passing of former alumni director and member of the college board of trustees, James Earle “Butch” Woodward ’60 in Highlands Plateau, N.C. Woodward passed away suddenly on July 16

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Francis Schodowski named vice president for advancement

Presbyterian College president Dr. Matthew vandenBerg introduced Francis Schodowski this week as the college’s vice president for advancement. Schodowski is the current executive vice president at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C., where he also served as vice president for advancement from 2016-18. “I am thrilled to welcome Francis to our talented and innovative leadership team

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The Oasis Project

PC, Post and Courier team up to combat news ‘deserts’ throughout S.C. Much like the sands of the Sahara, the way people consume news and information has shifted and continues to shift in the ever-changing climate of the modern Information Age. Gone are the days when folks picked up their rolled-up daily newspapers in the

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PC hosts S.C. Youth Leadership Forum for youth with disabilities

  Dozens of youth with disabilities from across the state gathered this week at Presbyterian College to develop leadership and advocacy skills with the S.C. Youth Leadership Forum. Hosted by Able South Carolina (Able SC), the S.C. Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF) is a four-day, three-night leadership intensive experience open to juniors, seniors, and those who recently completed high school

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PC mourns the loss of Rev. Dr. Jack Presseau

Professor emeritus of religion passes away June 25 at age 88 Presbyterian College’s long and storied history includes numerous people who embraced its Latin motto, Dum Vivimus Servimus – While We Live, We Serve. But few championed it as thoroughly – or empowered others to serve as generously – as the Rev. Dr. Jack Presseau.

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