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Voorhees University shares the spirit of Thanksgiving with Denmark families

By Editor | November 26, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University faculty, staff and students donated Thanksgiving holiday baskets to families in Denmark on Nov. 22. Twenty-two groups representing the university contributed 32 baskets, boxes and gifts, which were distributed to families in the Fairridge Village and Cedar Apartments. The items were taken to St. Philip’s Chapel just prior to the…

Voorhees University celebrates alumni at hall of fame ceremony

By Editor | October 31, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will induct four new members into the hall of fame during the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. The gala is part of the 2022 homecoming week, Nov. 6 through Nov. 13. The theme is “Remember the Times.” Voorhees alumni…

Voorhees University’s 2022 Homecoming is a time for reflection and celebration

By Editor | October 31, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will celebrate its 2022 Homecoming with the theme, “Remember the Times,” selected by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Homecoming includes a week filled with activities for the entire community from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 and reunites current students with alumni to celebrate the university. There will be a gospel…

Stroll to the Polls – Election Day November 8

By Editor | October 30, 2022 |

Benedict College celebrates historic win streak, first season ever nationally ranked

By Editor | October 27, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Benedict College is celebrating a historic win streak as Homecoming week is underway. Thursday night six alumni athletes are being inducted into the Benedict College Hall of Fame during a banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton on Bush River Road. Organizers said this year’s Homecoming game against the Clark Atlanta Panthers…

Voorhees University partnership receives grant totaling $18.9 million to improve teaching and learning

By Editor | October 11, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University and its partners have received a grant totaling nearly $18.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare teachers to improve learning outcomes for students. The grant, awarded through the Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program, was announced in late September. The successful SEED proposal was…

Voorhees University, Inspiration 360, Black Liberation Fund hosting a drop the charges expungement event

By Editor | October 10, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University is joining local and statewide organizations (Inspiration 360 and Black Liberation Fund) to help citizens of South Carolina clear criminal records and get a new start in life. The non-partisan Drop the Charges Expungement event will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Voorhees University School…

Officials say an additional 100K SC homes now have access to broadband

By Editor | October 5, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Congressman James Clyburn touted the state’s progress in expanding broadband access. They say there is still plenty of work left to do. According to officials from the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff’s State Broadband Office, one year into the state’s efforts, over 100,000 additional households now…

How millions from SRS deal will be spent locally

By Editor | October 5, 2022 |

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – State lawmakers have mapped out how to spend millions in a settlement with the federal government over the Savannah River Site, and the money is a big win for some local counties. The split of the SRS plutonium settlement money was agreed to by the House-Senate Budget Conference Committee. Aiken, Barnwell…

$70M investment announced for 2 South Carolina universities

By Editor | October 5, 2022 |

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCSC) – Historic investments are being made at South Carolina’s two land-grant universities for a new program to make farming across the state more climate-friendly. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $70 million in Clemson University in the Upstate and South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. “Our American farmers are on the…