Riley Fellows in the News: October 20, 2021

Tony Bartelme (Lowcountry, Fall 2018), senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier, received the 2021 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. Read more

Jill Davis (Midlands, Fall 2007) was named BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s executive vice president of strategic and diversified business. Read more

David Lominack (Upstate, Fall 2012), South Carolina market president for TD Bank, was named the 2022-23 chair of the South Carolina Chamber; Will Whitley (Upstate, Fall 2018), director of state and local government affairs and community relations for Michelin North America, will become chair in 2023 and will be the Chamber’s first Black chair. Read more

Karla McLawhorn Hawkins (Midlands, Spring 2017) was named General Counsel for Richland County School District Two. Read more

Among Trident United Way’s 2021 Women United award winners are Lana Kleiman (Lowcountry, Fall 2019), executive director of Charleston Legal Access, who received the Nonprofit of the Year award; and Cathy Almquist (Lowcountry, Fall 2021), Trident Technical College’s vice president for education, who received the Role Model of the Year award. Read more


Join the Riley Institute in celebrating three outstanding programs that are making a positive impact on South Carolina public education during the virtual WhatWorksSC Award Celebration on November 9 at 12:30 p.m. Secretary Dick Riley will recognize finalists Bridges to a Brighter Future, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, and Reading Partners South Carolina, and will announce the winner of the $10,000 prize. Register for free at