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Riley Institute announces winner of Dick and Tunky Riley education award for excellence

OCTOBER 18, 2012
by Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer

The Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds announced the winner of the second annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSCsm Award for Excellence. The recipient of the award is Clemson University Reading Recovery Training Center. It was presented Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia.

Clemson University Reading Recovery Training Center received a $10,000 grant sponsored by BB&T for enhancing the program or consulting with other schools, districts, and organizations interested in modeling Clemson’s program. Finalists Bridges to a Brighter Future (serving Greenville County Schools) and Teacher Cadet Program, Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA, serving students statewide) received $1,000 prizes from the South Carolina State Board of Education and the Riley Institute at Furman.

The award highlights outstanding educational initiatives throughout the state, and is presented in conjunction with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina State Board of Education. Candidates were selected from more than 50 entries in the Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSCsm clearinghouse.

Nominations for the 2013 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSCsm Award are open. Nominations can be submitted at

For more information, contact Scott McPherson at the Riley Institute, 864-294-3368, or

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