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PC professor’s fossil find and dedicated research pays off with published article

Dr. Mike Rischbieter’s recently published article on plant fossils spanned 25 years of work, thousands of miles, and one fantastic find. It was painstakingly researched, professionally fulfilling, and deeply personal. “This paper is truly the conclusion of a 25-year journey that began in Brazil getting really lucky on a fossil excursion with my dad,” Rischbieter

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Presbyterian College Physician Assistant program celebrates with white coat, graduation ceremonies

The Presbyterian College Physician Assistant program sent 33 outstanding new health care professionals into the world Saturday following the program’s second annual graduation ceremony. During the annual White Coat Ceremony, the PA program also celebrated students who completed their first year of didactic studies. PA director Dr. Joe Weber told graduates and students that they

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S.C. attorney addresses originalist interpretation of U.S. Constitution during lecture at PC

One of South Carolina’s leading civil and employee rights advocates made a compelling case against a conservative interpretation of the U.S. Constitution during a lecture Tuesday at Presbyterian College. Columbia attorney Malissa Burnette spoke to a large group of students, faculty, and community members during PC’s annual Constitution Day event, where she argued against the

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First Year Experience courses bring the liberal arts to life

Presbyterian College’s first-year students knew they were signing up for a liberal arts education from the start. But until they sat down for their first classes a few weeks ago, they may not have realized the liberal arts’ full power. In time, they will discover connections between science and history. Mathematics and music. Psychology and

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Prominent attorney to speak at PC’s Constitution Day celebration

One of South Carolina’s preeminent civil rights attorneys will speak at Presbyterian College on Constitution Day. Malissa Burnette, a partner at Burnette Shutt and McDaniel in Columbia, is the guest lecturer for the college’s celebration of the U.S. Constitution, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Kuhne Auditorium. Burnette is a fierce advocate for civil

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JOYFUL DAY: PC breaks ground on $8.2 million athletic facilities project

For many Blue Hose, Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony to kick off $8.2 million in athletic facilities improvements was an event that was years, if not decades, in the making. As Presbyterian College president Dr. Matthew vandenBerg pointed out, it was a day for rejoicing and gladness. A day to declare a major Blue Hose victory. President

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PC honors seniors, welcomes first-year students at 143rd Opening Convocation

Tradition, honor, service, and a lot of audacity were the highlights of Presbyterian College’s 143rd academic year celebration. Wearing his iconic Scottish kilt, PC president Dr. Matthew vandenBerg taught the matriculating Class of 2026 what it means to be a Blue Hose. “Being a Blue Hose isn’t about having a certain look or an aesthetic,”

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