Education News: Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018


Morris College

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

Morris College will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 10 a.m. Thursday in Neal-Jones Auditorium as part of the 2018 Presidential Information Session. Speaker will be Sheyann Webb Christburg, a civil rights activist who has spent years working for the equality of voting rights. She is an author, humanitarian and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President Barack Obama.

A native of Selma, Alabama, she has been relentless in her dedication for justice and equality since the age of 8 years old, which is how she earned the title, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Youngest Freedom Fighter.

The event will also feature Morris College junior Emmanuel Lee, the 2017 Statewide Oratorical Contest winner for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest. His speech titled, "Where Do We Go From Here - Chaos or Community. 50 Years After the death of Martin Luther King Jr.," not only won the statewide contest, but takes him to the regional conference in April also.


Morris College will host its annual Homecoming on Sunday-Saturday, Jan. 21-27. Saturday's Homecoming games against Fisk University will feature both women's and men's Hornet basketball teams at 2 and 4 p.m. respectively in Garrick Boykin Human Development Center. The Parents Day Welcome Brunch will also be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Daniels Dining Hall. A list of homecoming week activities can be found on the college website, - Anika V. Cobb

Central Carolina Technical College

There's still time to register

With more than 50 programs of study to choose from, you'll be sure to find your perfect fit. Regardless if you are interested in learning a skilled trade and moving straight into the workforce or transferring to a four-year college or university to continue your studies, CCTC delivers an affordable pathway to your success. Register now for spring semester. Classes start Tuesday.

For more information on enrollment, visit and to view the classes offered visit - Catherine M. Wood

University of South Carolina Sumter

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk

USC Sumter will host the 18th-annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk on Monday. The Dream Walk is a community effort created to acknowledge and celebrate the meaning and purpose of the holiday. Dream Walk 2018 is a 3-mile walk starting and ending at USC Sumter Nettles Building. Registration for the walk will be at 8:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9:30 a.m. A program of celebration will be held after the walk at 11 a.m. with a keynote speaker and musical performances.

Commemorative T-shirts will be available for a $13 donation, and there is no cost to walk. The Dream Walk is sponsored by USC Sumter, Morris College and Central Carolina Technical College and is free and open to the public. The theme this year is "We Shall Always March Ahead." Visit for more information or to register. - Misty Hatfield

Troy University

TROY, Alabama - Troy University announces Lauren Wilcox and Whitney Saxon, both of Sumter, were named to the Chancellor's List.

Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade-point average of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor's List.

Spartanburg Methodist College

SPARTANBURG - Andrea Selena Liddell of Manning has been named to the Spartanburg Methodist College President's List for grades earned during the fall 2017 academic semester. President's List students have achieved a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher.