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Sponsors: Reps. Neilson, Lucas and Williams
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Introduced in the House on May 13, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on May 13, 2008
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 13, 2008
Summary: Coker College
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/13/2008 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-12 5/13/2008 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-8
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TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND COKER COLLEGE, IN DARLINGTON COUNTY, UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS, STAFF, AND FACULTY FOR PROVIDING A CENTURY OF QUALITY EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina are pleased to learn that Coker College will celebrate one hundred years of providing quality education in South Carolina; and
Whereas, in April 1908, the trustees of Welsh Neck High School, a private, co-educational academy, elected to establish Coker College for Women, thereby providing a much-needed educational resource in the State; and
Whereas, on September 3, 1908, Coker College received its charter from the State of South Carolina, and the college opened its doors on September 30, 1908, as the first college in the northeast corner of the State; and
Whereas, Major James Lide Coker founded the school and provided the initial leadership as well as funding and land for the college; and
Whereas, following World War II, Coker College for Women voluntarily accepted male veterans on the GI Bill, and in 1969 Coker College officially became a co-educational institution and began enrolling male students; and
Whereas, in 1985, Coker College established its nationally recognized roundtable classrooms that promote the discussion of ideas and help develop communication and leadership skills; and
Whereas, Coker College was awarded the Governor's Community Leadership and Support Award in the Humanities in 1996 and has received special commendations from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the quality of interaction between its faculty, students, and staff and for the attractiveness of its campus; and
Whereas, consistently ranked among America's Best Colleges by U. S. News and World Report and among Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review, Coker College has been a vital educational and cultural asset to the State of South Carolina for one hundred years; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly are grateful for the contributions of Coker College to our fine State and celebrate the centennial anniversary of this distinguished college. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize and commend Coker College, in Darlington County, upon the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary, and congratulate the president, board members, staff, and faculty for providing a century of quality education in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. B. James Dawson, president of Coker College.
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