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    Coker University Receives $5M for Campus Innovations

    With the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and enrollment trends disrupting higher education, Coker University is committed to aggressively focus on innovation, thanks to $5M in funding from two family foundations within the Hartsville area.
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    Nationally Recognized Education Communications Expert Named Vice President at Coker University

    Coker University announced today that Patrick Riccards, a national leader in strategic communications and public education in the education space, is the University’s new vice president of strategic marketing and communications.
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    Dance NOW! Miami to Perform at Coker University

    Internationally renowned dance company Dance NOW! Miami will be performing at Coker University on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM in Watson Theatre. Coker faculty, staff, and students have the option to attend in-person as there are a limited number of in-person tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at Tickets for virtual attendees are also available at
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    Grady B. Jones Joins Coker University as Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement

    Coker University recently appointed Grady B. Jones as Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement. 
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    Coker University Recognizes 230 Students for Academic Achievement

    230 Coker University students were recognized on the President’s List or Dean’s List for earning a 4.0 or 3.75 GPA respectively for the 2020 fall semester. 
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    Dr. Carolyn Hart Joins Coker University as Dean of Nursing

    Coker University recently appointed Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., as Dean of Nursing.  Dr. Hart will develop and launch the institution’s inaugural bachelor’s degree in nursing program, which is planned to start in the fall of 2022, pending approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. 
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    Kalmia Gardens Opens Observation Platform

    Kalmia Gardens of Coker University recently celebrated the completion of its new observation platform, which was made possible thanks to generous grants from The Byerly Foundation, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Charles and Elizabeth Coker Foundation, The Charles and Joan Coker Foundation, The Kooken Family Foundation, and The Sonoco Community Foundation. 
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    Coker University Celebrates 2020 Graduates with Multiple Ceremonies

    Coker University celebrated its 2020 commencement with five separate ceremonies: a ceremony on Friday evening, December 11, for graduate students and four separate ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, for its undergraduate students. Across all five ceremonies, approximately 150 students attended. 
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    Coker University Faculty Highlighted in External Events, Publications

    From technology to set design, Coker faculty have been asked to present their expertise to regional, national, and international organizations. 
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    Coker University Freezes Tuition for 2021-2022 Academic Year

    During what has been a difficult year for many, Coker University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously at their fall meeting to freeze tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year. In previous years, the university allowed for a standard, annual incremental tuition increase. 
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