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Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

By Furman University

Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative and civic leadership in the state.

The winners will be honored at the13th annual awards ceremony and dinner, which takes place at the Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, the first night of the legislative session.