continuing-education

Staggers joins Bridges program as assistant director

Danielle Staggers has been named assistant director of Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future program. She has already begun her new duties. As assistant director, Staggers will work with the Crossing the Bridge program, a...

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2015 Women’s Leadership Institute accepting nominations

The Women’s Leadership Institute of Furman is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2015. Sponsored by Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development, the Institute is led by women who have achieved prominence in business...

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Crews selected as member of Leadership Greenville

Furman University’s Director of Undergraduate Evening Studies Beth Crews has been selected as part of the Chamber’s 41st class of Leadership Greenville. Leadership Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber to help...

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The weight of poverty

If you’re poor, others look at you as something less than a real person, more of a number in the system, said two women who fell into poverty and with the help of others climbed...

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Seizing the competitive advantage

Furman University’s Undergraduate Evening Studies program was just what Paul Santos was looking for when he wanted to ramp up his career and move into management at General Electric’s Greenville gas turbine plant. Santos, operations...

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Furman offering course on sustainability in business

Furman is offering a program in the spring of 2015 that will help executives manage the challenges of a socially conscious business environment. The five-session course, offered by Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development in...

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Breaking the cycle

South Carolinians who are struggling need a living wage if they are ever to climb out of poverty, said a state representative at the summer series of StraightTalkSC, sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman...

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“Crisis of the working poor” series continues

The Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University present Straight Talk SC, their fourth annual weekly series. The second session in the series, “Can’t Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working...

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2014 Furman grad is high tech CEO

Anja Smith is CEO of Sabai, a fast-growing, tech company in Simpsonville that provides virtual private network routers to more than 120 countries. She also happened to graduate this spring from Furman’s Undergraduate Evening Studies...

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UES students receive top honors

On Friday March 28, seven students in the Undergraduate Evening Studies program were inducted into Furman University's Gamma Theta chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. The honorees are Margaret Fiske ’13, Jennifer Grissop...

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Scopes: Enriching summer fun

Jaye Lasseigne wasn’t sure how elementary school students would react to learning Japanese during a summer camp. After practicing greetings and commonly used terms, Lasseigne was taken aback when students not only began responding to...

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Building bridges to college

Nelson Mandela once called education the most powerful tool for world change. Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future, an intensive, seven-year college access program for Greenville County students, is doing its best to promote the...

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