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School News - Aug. 7, 2013

Cook and Wingate awarded Bronze pins at SCS

Posted: August 6, 2013 3:41 p.m.
Updated: August 7, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Ja’Tavia Sharnell Cook and Sa’Vonn Lamont Wingate were awarded Bronze pins for their academic achievements during their freshman year at South Carolina State.


Alyssa Bolin was named to Auburn University Dean’s List, College of Liberal Arts for Spring Semester, 2013. Alyssa is a political science/psychology major. She is a member of the Auburn University Honors College and a candidate for the Auburn University Political Science Leadership Award. Alyssa is the daughter of Troy and Cindy Bolin.


Kavin Campbell Jr. made the Dean’s List at Lander University and Fi Beta Sigma, Greenwood SC. His parents are Kavin Campbell Sr. and Lorie Campbell of Camden, SC. His grandparents are the Late Frank Campbell and Marie Campbell and Morris Turner Sr. and Dorthy Turner, of Camden, SC.


Coastal Carolina University has released names of students who earned the Dean's List status for the Spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

Adalia McCoy of Rembert, SC, a sophomore Health Promotion major

John Speaks of Camden, SC, a freshman Special Education - Pre. Major major

Hannah Spears of Lugoff, SC, a sophomore Health Promotion major

Madeline Campbell of Bishopville, SC, a senior Special Education-Learning Disabilities major

Amber King of Bethune, SC, a senior English major

Michael Robinson of Elgin, SC, a senior English major

Norris Truesdale of Heath Springs, SC, a senior Accounting major

Kenneth Lewis of Bishopville, SC, a senior English major

Lindsay Kober of Elgin, SC, a junior Exercise and Sport Science major

Jacob Ansley of Camden, SC, a sophomore Management major

Robert Price of Elgin, SC, a junior Finance major

Alexandria Wilson of Ridgeway, SC, a sophomore Health Promotion major

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.


Outgoing Wofford College President Benjamin B. Dunlap gave his final official address at the college at the 159th Commencement Exercises. Area students receiving degrees were:

Line Abdul-Rahman received a bachelor of science degree in biology, minor in environmental science, concentration in neuroscience, magna cum laude. Abdul-Rahman is from Elgin, SC. His parent is Ms. Sahar Jarwah

Sharon Leigh Guffy received bachelor of science degrees in biology and chemistry, minor in computer science, program in computational science, summa cum laude, honor graduate. Guffy is from Camden. Her parents are Richard and Rosemary Guffy.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,600 students in Spartanburg, S.C.


The following Elgin students made the Dean’s List at Anderson University: Kaylee Boone, Eva Brazell and Allison Compton.


Charleston Southern University congratulates the following local students on being named to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2013: Tiffany Lee Rogers of Kershaw; Rachel Elizabeth Holmes of Lugoff; Sarrah Jane Strickland of Lugoff; and Daisy Lee Whitaker of Rembert.


Mr. Daniel Brettele and Mr. Justin Gilstrap, both of Lugoff, were awarded the Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 from the Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC).

Mr. Brettele is currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina and majoring in Exercise Science. He is a three-year recipient of this award.

Mr. Gilstrap is currently attending Clemson University with a major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Math. He is a second-year recipient of this award.

Scholarship applicants must be the child of a permanent, full-time employee of a retail, wholesale or supplier CFIC member company for at least one year, or students who have been an employed for at least six months part-time with a CFIC retail, wholesale or supplier member company. Daniel and his father are both employees of Piggly Wiggly, Columbia and Great Falls, respectfully. Justin is an employee of Food Lion in Lugoff.

The Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship program is funded by the Retail Consumer Alliance (RCA) Foundation in partnership with the Carolinas Food Industry Council. The Council’s mission is to improve the public image of the grocery industry from major retail chains to small independent stores and the effectiveness and profitability of those companies in both North and South Carolina.


Springfield College has named Sherri Winters of Elgin to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2013 term. Winters is studying Human Services.

With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences.


The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 245th commencement exercises in May. The following local students graduated: Taylor Niehaus of Elgin received a BS in Industrial Design.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


The following students were named to Wofford College Dean’s List

Sharon Leigh Guffy (4.0 GPA) of Camden.

Harmony Karole White (4.0 GPA) of Elgin.

Mary Hay Gantt of Camden.

Kayla Denise Branham of Ridgeway.

Jessica Dawn LeGrand of Lugoff.

Adam Isaiah Wirth of Elgin.

Line Abdul-Rahman of Elgin.

James Davis Green III of Camden.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,600 students in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford ranks 4th nationally in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for study abroad. Home to one of the nation’s 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters, Wofford’s historic 175-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum. Wofford is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.


The following students made the Dean’s List at Georgia Southern University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Senior Karen Brown from Lugoff.

Senior Genevieve Lyke from Ridgeway.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.


Coastal Carolina University welcomes the Class of 2017. Over 2,200 first-year students have enrolled in CCU for the Fall 2013 semester. Before classes begin in August, all new first-year students will visit campus for a two-day orientation program where they will meet their academic advisors and learn what is expected of them as they transition from high school to college.

Larry Johnican of Elgin

Autumn Thomas of Lugoff

August Shrader of Lugoff

William Grant of Lugoff

Emily Shirley of Lugoff

Bailey Steinert of Elgin

Angel Butler of Elgin

Caleb Hoffman of Lugoff

Justin Ruffing of Elgin

Stephon Patton of Lugoff

Khalil Cooke of Elgin

Brianna Baker of Elgin

David Meldrum of Lugoff

Jalen Rice of Camden

Jerel Holloman of Camden

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach. The University offers 65 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master’s degree programs.



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