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SC African American History Calendar: October Honoree – George Rogers

September 28, 2020 - Posted in History by Mimi Wortham-Brown
South Carolina African American History Calendar:  October Honoree – George Rogers

George Rogers, a native of Duluth, Ga., has always had a love for football. A standout at Duluth High School, Rogers decided to attend the University of South Carolina when coach Jim Carlen told him that he could play in his freshman year.

SC African American History Calendar: September Honoree – Xanthene Norris

August 31, 2020 - Posted in History by Mimi Wortham-Brown
SC African American History Calendar:    September Honoree – Xanthene Norris

As an educator and community leader, Xanthene Sayles Norris has established an exemplary career of public service and civic engagement. Born in Winston Salem, N.C., Norris grew up and attended public schools in Greenville, S.C. She graduated from Sterling High School in...

South Carolina African American History Calendar: August Honoree - Joe Neal

July 30, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
South Carolina African American History Calendar:  August Honoree - Joe Neal

Rev. Neal was a compassionate force who gave voice to the voiceless and stood tall for those who could not. In addition to being the co-chair of the South Carolina Progressive Network, Neal was also a member of the NAACP, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and many other...

SC African American History Calendar: July Honoree - Roy I. Jones

June 29, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: July Honoree - Roy I. Jones

Dr. Roy I. Jones is a lifelong educator who has served in South Carolina institutions for nearly 40 years. Jones is the Executive Director of the Call Me MiSTER program and Provost Distinguished Professor in Clemson University’s College of Education. MiSTER works to...

Juneteenth Rock Hill goes digital

June 18, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Prior Juneteenth Rock Hill celebration

Juneteenth celebrates the day that Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed the inhabitants there about the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves. This was two and a half years after the proclamation was officially...

SC African American History Calendar: June Honoree – James S. Hall

May 28, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: June Honoree – James S. Hall

Reverend James S. Hall Jr. was born in 1932, in Marion, S.C. to Reverend James S. Hall Sr. and Mrs. Eliza Hall. Hall attended primary school in Marion and then earned a B.S. in Education and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Morris College in Sumter, S.C.

SC African American History Calendar: May Honoree - Benjamin James Glover

April 28, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: May Honoree - Benjamin James Glover

Rev. Dr. Benjamin James Glover was born in the Promised Land community near Greenwood, S.C., on October 26, 1915. From the age of seven, he was inspired to accept the calling of becoming a pastor and prepared himself for a lifetime of teaching and educating people about God...

S.C. African American History Calendar: April Honoree – Judge Richard E. Fields

March 25, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar April Honoree – Judge Richard E. Fields

Judge Richard E. Fields was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. He attended high school at the Avery Institute, graduated from West Virginia State College in 1944, and earned his law degree in 1947 from the Howard University School of Law. He was one of the first African...

SC African American History Calendar: March Honoree - Mignon Clyburn

February 27, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - March Honoree: Mignon Clyburn

Mignon L. Clyburn became the first woman head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when she was appointed Acting Chair by President Barack Obama in May 2013. She was also the first African American woman nominated to the commission. She served on the FCC for...

Scribble: Don't look for opportunities; try to create opportunities

February 12, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scribble
Notes on Innovation from Srikanth Pilla

Srikanth Pilla is a man of many degrees — receiving his B.S., M.S., and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering before attending Stanford University to complete his postdoctoral training. He worked as an assistant scientist at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the University...

Scribble: Advice for entrepreneurs from co-founder of Neuroene Therapeutics

February 5, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scribble
Sherine Chan, Neuroene Therapeutics

Sherine Chan Co-Founder of Neuroene Therapeutics After spending her early professional life in medical research and education, Sherine Chan has turned to the world of entrepreneurship. Alongside her role as an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina...

Barkley wins Civic Leadership Award

January 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Nella Barkley

The 2019 David Wilkins Civic Leadership Award, an initiative of The Riley Institute at Furman University, was given to Charlestonian Nella Barkley. Barkley, a community leader for much of her life, has always looked for ways to improve the lives of South Carolinians.

Simrill honored with Legislative Leadership Award

January 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Gary Simrill

For the last 15 years, The Riley Institute at Furman University has recognized a state legislator with the David Wilkins Legislative Award. Named for the former Speaker of the House and U.S. Ambassador to Canada, the award is given to a legislator who shows leadership,...

SC African American History Calendar: February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

January 29, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar:  February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

Rear Admiral Reubin B. Bookert is a native of Columbia, S.C. He graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1968 and North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. degree. He also earned degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a...

Scribble: How to build a successful company culture

January 29, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scribble
Greg Higgs

Many enthusiasts dream of starting a business around their obsessions. Greg Higgs is one entrepreneur who actually did it. Already a junkie for vehicles at an early age, Greg laid the groundwork for Fab Fours as a child by developing his skills as an artist. He went on to...

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