Mister and Miss SC State: Damien Smith and Teonna Breland On Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m., the Coronation Ceremony for Teonna Breland, 81st Miss South Carolina State University, and Damien Smith, 5th Mister South Carolina State University, will be held in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. Inspired by 1961 film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the theme for this year’s ceremony is “A Celebration of Timeless Elegance.” Breland is a senior fashion merchandising major from Charleston, South Carolina. She serves on campus as a Student Orientation Leader and a member of the Honors College and Fashion Merchandising Association. She has served in local schools, reading books to small children and encouraging book donations from fellow SC State classmates. She previously served as Miss Freshman, Miss Sophomore, Miss Black and Gold and was named a Presidential Scholar throughout her tenure at SC State. Breland’s platform as Miss SC State is … [Read more...] about South Carolina State royalty: Damien Smith, Teonna Breland to be crowned at coronation
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Coach Buddy Pough with team / SCSU.edu By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent In South Carolina sports lore, no program is more revered by African Americans than the South Carolina State University Bulldogs. And, not many coaches are as beloved as Oliver “Buddy” Pough. When the Bulldogs face Delaware State on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, it’s quite possibly the last homecoming game for Pough, who’s not expected to return to the sidelines next year. “Well, we haven’t officially called it quits yet, but my contract is done,” Pough told NNPA Newswire this week. He said it’s been an up and down experience, first playing for and then coaching at his Alma Mater. Like he’s well-known for, Pough’s characterization of an “up and down” experience is modest. He’s spent nearly 30 years at South Carolina State as a student, athlete, assistant coach and head coach. “We won 16 Mid-Eastern … [Read more...] about Revered South Carolina State Coach ‘Buddy’ Pough Prepares to Exit Alma Mater
Marcus Williams says his brother, Malcolm, once filled in for him on school picture day when he was sick. (Courtesy Marcus Williams) Twins Marcus and Malcolm Williams, of Greenville, South Carolina, have been known to swap places from time to time. The brothers have completely opposite personalities — but on the outside, they're identical, and they've used their similar looks to their advantage. Marcus recently applauded his brother's bravery during picture day at Belton-Honea Path High School in Honea Path in 2016. In a post online, the twin shared a snap of his high school yearbook, thanking Malcolm for filling in for him, as he was sick that day. "My twin is the GOAT 😂😂he took both of our pics for Picture day back in HS when I was sick," Marcus posted on Twitter this week, garnering more than 61,000 likes as of Friday afternoon. my twin is the GOAT 😂😂he took both of our pics for Picture day back in HS when I was sick … [Read more...] about South Carolina man fills in for his sick twin on school picture day: ‘Nobody ever noticed’
South Carolina's board overseeing the state's network of colleges and universities has approved its first-ever Student Bill of Rights in hopes of making higher education more affordable and keeping the state's institutions in the black.Commission on Higher Education Chairman Tim Hofferth said it released the new document to start a broader discussion about what's at stake.The commission notes families in South Carolina spend a higher percentage of their income on tuition than families in any other state, and its schools are the most expensive in the Southeast (and fifth most costly in the nation). South Carolina students have racked up a large amount of debt, as tuition rose more than 266 percent during the past 30 years, even adjusted for inflation.Gov. Henry McMaster praised the commission's new bill of rights, which was drafted after conversations with lawmakers, university leaders as well as parents and students at recent town hall meetings across the state."We must do what we … [Read more...] about South Carolina board approves new ‘bill of rights’ for college students, but will it help?
KENT, Ohio- Kent State University will mark the 48th anniversary of the day when the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine, with book signings, a candlelight vigil and an appearance by Dan Rather. As part of this year's May 4, 1970 commemoration, the school also will celebrate the designation of the 17-acre site of the shootings as a National Historic Landmark in 2017. May 4 site at Kent State University named National Historic Landmark Only 2,500 historic places share this national distinction; the May 4 site is one of 76 such locations in Ohio. National Historic Landmarks, part of the National Park Service, are "nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States," according to the park service's website. The university will mark the designation and unveil a plaque at 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...] about May 4 events at Kent State University include National Landmark dedication