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Newberry College establishes tree farm & educational forest
NEWBERRY — It has been said that time spent among trees is never wasted. This will certainly be the case for Newberry College students as the institution branches out with its new tree farm and educational forest.
The land has been provided by Dr. William “Bill” Dufford ’49, retired educator and civil rights leader. Dufford, 95, provided 140 acres of timber land that his family has operated since 1955. The property is at S.C. Highway 34 and Short Cut Road in Newberry.
“Newberry College is grateful to Dr. Dufford’s continued support of the institution, not only monetarily but academically, as well,” said Lori Ann Vinson Summers, vice president for institutional advancement.
The forest will benefit students in biology and the college’s forestry and environmental management dual-degree program with Duke University. The tree farm will also serve as a sustainable source of support for the institution for decades to come.
Columbia startup raises millions to build software for trucking, aims to reshape industry
COLUMBIA (The Post and Courier Columbia) — Motor Supply Inc. is not your typical trucking company, co-founded on something of a dare by a Columbia computer scientist with no prior experience in the industry. The teams’ technical skill sets combined with on-the-job experience gained while directing 17 semis back and forth across the United States […]
OC Tech among two Orangeburg colleges awarded Department of Education grant to support underserved students
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OC Tech) is one of two colleges in the City of Orangeburg and three in the state to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support postsecondary students throughout the country. OC Tech is calling the grant “Race to the Finish.” The focus is to reach out […]