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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...

Scribble: Structural Dynamics to make our world safer

January 22, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scribble
Juan Caicedo

Many people have dreams of shaping the future, and for Dr. Juan Caicedo, those dreams are a reality. A professor and department chair of the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, Juan specializes in Structural Dynamics to make our world safer...

Scribble: Detecting concussions in the blink of an eye

January 15, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scribble
Scribble- Naney Tsai

Is it possible to detect concussions in just the blink of an eye? Thanks to Dr. Nancey Tsai, the answer is yes. As a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, Nancey invented a device that uses videography to detect subtle...

Scribble: Notes on Innovation from Boyd Cycling

January 8, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scribble
Boyd and Nicole Johnson of Boyd Cycling

The story of starting a business from your own house may sound familiar to many entrepreneurs. It’s certainly familiar to Boyd and Nicole Johnson, whose business was born from a passion for bicycles and racing. Boyd began making and selling bike parts, and his wife Nicole...

Why you shouldn’t skip your annual physical

January 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Prisma Health
Annual Physical

Many of us only visit a doctor when we’re sick, but having a primary care doctor and an annual physical is important. Jamee Steen, MD, Ballentine Family Medicine, explained why and addressed some common myths. Myth: I only need to go to the doctor when I’m sick. “Obviously...

SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

January 1, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

A native of Chester, S.C., Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen is a poet, cultural activist, and American classicist. A 1939 graduate of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester, Dr. Ayers attended Barber-Scotia College and Bennett College. Dr. Ayers has also received Honorary...

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