Coastal Carolina University
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina University held a commencement ceremony for an estimated 390 candidates for graduation Aug. 4 at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center on campus.
Local candidates for graduation were:
- Sumter - Ernest Birth, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; Jasmine Davis, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, cum laude; Brea Dennis, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science; Heather McCoy, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science;
- Bishopville - Sharnice Bolden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance; Tatyanna Peterson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management; and
- Manning - Tara Dozier, Master of Arts in Teaching, Education.
TROY, Alabama - Troy University recognized the following local students who completed the requirements for graduation during the Summer Semester and Term 5 of the 2016-17 academic year:
- Dalzell - Carrie Bolden, Bachelor of Science; and
- Sumter - Mae McQuillar, Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
The Summer Semester includes graduates from the Troy campus. Term 5 graduates include students at TROY's campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Alabama, along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.
GREENWOOD - This spring, Lander University conferred bachelor's and master's degrees upon 264 graduates during the university's 155th commencement ceremony.
Joshua Dixon of Sumter received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Western Governors University
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Brent Jackson of Sumter has received his Master of Education in Instructional Design from Western Governors University. The university held its 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony at Salt Palace Convention Center on July 15.
SPARTANBURG - Essence Unique Buckman of Sumter, a member of the class of 2018, was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta on May 10.
The central purpose of Sigma Tau Delta is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.
Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.