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    Coker College Celebrates 111th Spring Commencement

    On the morning of Saturday, May 11, 2019, during its 111th spring commencement ceremony, Coker College conferred bachelor’s degrees on 144 graduates. In a separate hooding and commencement ceremony on the evening of May 10, Coker College conferred master’s degrees on 45 graduate students.
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    Coker Enactus Fifth in the United States

    Coker College Enactus was named fifth in the nation at the Enactus United States National Exposition held May 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri. There are 404 Enactus teams in the United States, 87 of which competed for the national title.
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    Coker Continues Efforts to Make a College Education Affordable and Accessible

    Today, on National College Decision Day, Coker announced it has lowered the credit cost for its online undergraduate degree students from $619 a credit hour to $425 a credit hour, a more than 30% reduction in online program tuition pricing, in a continued effort to make a college education more affordable, accessible, and convenient for the modern-day student. The price decrease will take place at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
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    Coker College Enactus Team Members Receive National Recognition

    As Coker College Enactus prepares for the upcoming national competition May 5-8, 2019, in Kansas City, three team members have been recognized at the national level for their efforts and achievements: Parker Oldham, ‘21, has been selected to serve on the Enactus United States Student Advisory Committee, and Destany Gause, ‘19, and Evan Bachman, ‘20, are finalists for Enactus United States Leaders of the Year for membership leader of the year and project leader of the year, respectively.
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    Sonoco gifts $25,000 to Coker College in Honor of Louise and Harris DeLoach

    Coker College, soon to be Coker University, received a generous gift of $25,000 from Sonoco Products Company in honor of Louise and Harris DeLoach. Mr. DeLoach is retiring from his position as director and executive chairman of Sonoco this month, after a 33-year career in senior management and service with Sonoco, one of the world’s largest diversified global packaging companies.
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    Deadline Approaching for Coker’s $2,000 Scholarship to NCAA Division II Athletics Program Professionals Seeking a Master’s Degree

    The June 1 deadline is quickly approaching for Coker’s $2,000 DII scholarship. The scholarship is available for professionals currently employed at any NCAA Division II athletics program who are interested in pursuing their Master of Science in College Athletic Administration (MSCAA). This opportunity is open to staff members in any area of DII athletics—from coaching to sports information to compliance—who enroll in Coker’s MSCAA program.
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    Coker College Students Earn $5000 in Prize Money at the 2019 P.E.E. D.E.E. Idea Challenge

    Last night, ten semi-finalist teams from Coker College, Florence-Darlington Technical College, and Francis Marion University competed for $7500 in prize money at the third annual P.E.E. D.E.E. Idea Challenge, with Coker College well-represented with seven teams winning $5000 in prize money.
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    Coker College to Host Annual Earth Day Celebration at Kalmia Gardens April 13

    Coker College will host its annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Kalmia Gardens. The event, which is free and open to the public, will host activities for all ages including falconry, beekeeping, nature walks, a reptile collection, a plant sale, acoustic music with Jim Money, reggae music with Levi and Lucia Byrd., arts and crafts, games, as well as displays on sustainability, alternative energy, recycling, and environmental research.
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    Dr. Marlene Ross, Expert and Consultant on Leadership in Higher Education, to Address the Last Graduating Class of Coker College

    Coker College and its Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Dr. Marlene Ross, a higher education consultant and former longtime director of the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program, will give the college’s 111th commencement address on Saturday, May 11. The class of May 2019 will be the last graduating class of Coker College as the institution’s name changes to Coker University on July 1, 2019.
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    Angie Stanland to Lead Coker College Board of Trustees

    Angie Stanland, retired Vice President of Associate Services and Recruiting for Cerner in Kansas City, Missouri, is the new chair of the Coker College Board of Trustees. Stanland previously served as vice chair of the Board. “It’s an exciting time to be involved in Coker’s leadership, with the transition to Coker University and the institution’s ongoing investment in graduate programs, online learning, and innovative teaching,” says Stanland. “I’m looking forward to furthering the college’s ...
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