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Sponsors: Senators Leventis, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams
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Introduced in the Senate on February 16, 2011
Adopted by the Senate on February 16, 2011
Summary: USC Sumter
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/16/2011 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 5)
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TO COMMEND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SUMTER FOR ITS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY ON THE OCCASION OF ITS FORTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.
Whereas, University of South Carolina Sumter (USC Sumter) traces its beginnings to 1960, when a dialogue began between representatives of Sumter and Clemson University for the purpose of establishing a two-year branch campus; and
Whereas, in 1962, the parties agreed on a partnership to create Clemson's first academic branch in Sumter, and initial enrollment for the new branch in 1966 was ninety-seven students; and
Whereas, in 1973, after successful negotiations between Sumter officials, Clemson, and the University of South Carolina, the Sumter institution became part of the University of South Carolina branch-campus system; and
Whereas, with aspirations of becoming the next four-year campus of the University of South Carolina, USC Sumter has served 53,445 students since 1966 and serves more than two thousand students annually on a fifty-acre campus. Since 1976, the institution has conferred 3,720 associate degrees and, since 1981, 1,546 baccalaureate degrees through programs offered by USC Sumter in cooperation with other USC campuses; and
Whereas, during the current academic year, USC Sumter is celebrating forty-five years of service to the citizens of South Carolina as a member of the state's flagship public-university system; and
Whereas, grateful for the exceptionally high-quality education USC Sumter has provided to its students over the years, the State of South Carolina recognizes the indispensable role that public universities will play in developing the citizen leaders and professionals needed by this great State to succeed in a globally competitive, knowledge-driven economy; and
Whereas, the Senate charges USC Sumter to uphold its fine heritage as it moves forward to even greater service to the people of South Carolina, and the members take great pleasure in expressing their best wishes and congratulations to USC Sumter on its nearly five decades as an outstanding public university in the Palmetto State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, commend University of South Carolina Sumter for its many years of service to the State of South Carolina, and honor and congratulate the university on the occasion of its forty-fifth anniversary.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to USC Sumter.
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