News and Upcoming Events
Volume 9, Issue 2  February 2016

Newberry President Named to SACSCOC Board of Trustees

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens has been elected to the South Carolina delegation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

SACSCOC oversees the accreditation of colleges within the southern region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

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Career Connections Job Fair February 9 in Columbia

Students  and prospective employers discussing employment opportunities.

Students from SCICU's member colleges and universities will meet, greet, and interview with prospective employers during the 22nd annual Career Connections Job Fair on February 9, 2016. 

Representatives from private sector companies, non-profits, and state/federal government entities will be available to meet with students during this Columbia-based event.  

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2016 Student Research Symposium February 18
Milliken & Company Corporate Headquarters, Spartanburg

SCICU member college students who were awarded research grants in Spring 2015 will present their project findings at the Annual Research Symposium on February 18 at Milliken & Company corporate headquarters in Spartanburg.

Generous SCICU donors gave more than $98,000 to support these research projects.  

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More news regarding the Research Symposium may be viewed here.

Columbia College To Host SCICU
Teacher Recruitment Day March 10

Education majors attending SCICU's member colleges and universities are invited to participate in Teacher Recruitment Day on March 10, 2016 at Columbia College.

The event is open to graduating education majors from SCICU member institutions. These student candidates will be seeking opportunities for certified teaching positions beginning in fall 2016.

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Deadline Approaching for Research Proposal
Submissions for 2016 Student Research Program

February 29, 2016 is the deadline for submitting grant requests/ proposals for the 201 6 SCICU-sponsored Student/Faculty Research Program. 

2016 marks the 19th year SCICU has sponsored the research program specifically for students attending SCICU's 20 member private colleges and universities.
The 2016 Student/Faculty Research Program will give students opportunities to receive funding in support of research projects in scientific, historical, cultural, and social fields.

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Member College News

SCICU curates news from its 20 member colleges and universities.
Click here to read college news on the SCICU website.   Latest news from member schools includes the following:

Click below to access important information on each of the SCICU member colleges and universities:

SCICU Business Partners 

The Business Partners program provides a convenient marketplace in which SCICU member colleges and universities can preview offerings tailored to the needs of the higher education community in South Carolina.

Directory - View here for a complete list of Business Partners.

We are pleased to welcome Winthrop Resources as a new SCICU Business Partner.

SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS).  This organization, comprised of 33 member organizations in 30 states, serves more than 900 higher education institutions and over 3 million students across the United States. The organization and staff are dedicated to helping private higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration.

All SCICU member colleges and universities have access to CCCS's national contracts and services.  More information on this important benefit may be found here.

This newsletter is published by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc.  Please send all comments or questions to SCICU President and CEO Mike LeFever at or 803-799-7122.  Our mailing address is P. O. Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.