BOE approves referendum project construction firm for Robert Smalls renovation

In late August, the Beaufort County Board of Education approved an amendment that finalized an October 2020 deal with with Kansas City-based JE Dunn Construction to build a new Robert Smalls International Academy and demolish the existing facility for a guaranteed maximum price of nearly $62 million.

“This significant project is made possible from the referendum approved by voters in November of 2019,” Superintendent Frank Rodriguez, who expressed gratitude for having significant community input even during the pandemic, said in a release. “Based on the strong participation in public meetings held via Zoom, we are confident the K-8 facility is going to reflect the community’s desires for generations to come.”

TCL Culinary Institute to hold Enrollment Expo

The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry will host an Enrollment Expo for prospective students from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at the New River Campus, 100 Community Drive, in Bluffton.

Information on scholarships and financial aid, as well as application assistance, will be provided at the expo, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions those interested in attending the school may have.

While a grand opening is being planned for the institute in November, students will begin taking courses at the new campus when school begins in October. The campus is currently under construction in Buckwalter Place in Bluffton.

For additional details or to RSVP, visit www.tcl.edu/exporsvp.

Cougar Community Campus Clean-up

All Lady’s Island Middle School students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni and community friends are invited to join the first Cougar Community Campus Clean-Up from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18.

Enjoy a fall morning with the LIMS community as we work together to “spruce up” our campus. No experience needed; just a willingness to help out.

A prize will be awarded to the homeroom class with the highest participation (students, parents and teachers). Contact Nan Burvenich, LIMS STEAM2 Coordinator at nan.burvenich@beaufort.k12.sc.us with any questions.

Two from Beaufort make SNHU Summer 2021 President’s List

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following local students on being named to the summer 2021 President’s List – Joseph Milone of Beaufort (29906) and Jennifer Goldman of Beaufort (29906).

Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits in either EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6.

SNHU is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. It offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H.

2 from Beaufort among Summer 2021 graduates at Alabama

Beaufort students took home two of the University of Alabama’s more than 1,400 degrees awarded during its summer commencement ceremonies on July 31.

Andrea Curtis of Beaufort (29902) received a Master of Science, and Kayla Ochiltree of Beaufort (29906) received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.

The University of Alabama offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The campus gives students the opportunity to interact with faculty performing cutting-edge research.

2 Beaufort students get Cumberlands degrees

Two area students completed a degree this summer at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

Newton Prajapati of Beaufort (29906) earned a Master of Science in Information Technology, and Shashank Avvaru of Beaufort (29906) earned a Master of Science in Information Systems Security.

Well done to these Cumberlands Patriots!

University of the Cumberlands is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky, offering quality undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and online degree programs.

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