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PC professor Dr. Ben Bailey’s political science class wins Best Small Delegation at the S.C. Student Legislature

by Kathryn Dover Presbyterian College political science professor Dr. Ben Bailey’s South Carolina Student Legislature class participated in a legislative simulation in Columbia last month, earning distinction as Best Small Delegation. The simulation is held every semester to teach students across the state how to act as state legislators. For the simulation, students craft a

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PC celebrates First-Gen Forward status

Presbyterian College’s commitment and service to first-generation students have earned the school an exciting accolade. The Center for First-Generation Student Success designated PC as one of the country’s “First-Gen Forward” institutions, which acknowledges higher education institutions for their commitment to first-generation student success. “The First-Gen Forward designation is a big deal,” said Dr. Joleesa Johnson,

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Presbyterian College, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy partner to give PC students and alumni new graduate degree and certificate opportunities

            A new partnership between the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and Presbyterian College will give PC graduates a special opportunity to pursue an education with the nation’s first school of philanthropy. A new “Presbyterian College and Lilly Family School Fellowship Award” provides qualified PC students

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PC unveils new strategic position as ‘America’s Innovative Service College’

Presbyterian College staked out an audacious market position as “America’s Innovative Service College” Friday during an event to announce the college’s new strategic plan. “Advancing the Championship Spirit: A Bold, New Future” revealed not only an exciting new direction for PC but set the stage for a series of big announcements demonstrating early progress and

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Dr. Joleesa Johnson joins PC as new director of Presby First+

Presbyterian College introduced Dr. Joleesa Johnson as its new program director for first-generation college students. Johnson is the former assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. She will take over Presby First+, a comprehensive program that supports students who are the first in their family to go

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Presbyterian College to unveil bold new strategic direction at ‘Advancing the Championship Spirit’ event

President Matthew P. vandenBerg to announce new strategic initiatives to propel PC into the future Presbyterian College will reveal its new modern market position and dynamic strategic blueprint at the “Advancing the Championship Spirit: A Bold, New Future” event at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Belk Auditorium. President vandenBerg will also reveal a

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Career panel connects students with careers in science

The Presbyterian College Office of Career and Professional Development hosted Science Career Panel last week for chemistry and biology majors to explore their future. The panel featured science professionals – four of whom are PC alumni – representing a wide variety of manufacturing organizations including automotive, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemical additives, flooring, and tires. Kim Lane,

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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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