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USC Beaufort’s Lanni-Kreisel wins scholarship

University of South Carolina Beaufort nursing student Linda Lanni-Kreisel is the winner of the Fripp Island Women’s Club’s annual The Water Is Wide/Pat Conroy scholarship.

Created by the FIWC in honor of Pat Conroy, the scholarship is open to any USC Beaufort or Technical College of the Lowcountry student, 21-years-old or older and a Beaufort County resident, whose education may have been interrupted or who desires to continue their higher education.

A resident of Ladys Island, Ms. Lanni-Kreisel is the recipient of the third scholarship to be sponsored by the FIWC. The scholarship is presented in partnership with the Conroy Center and was awarded at a ceremony held at the Fripp Island Beach Club in December, also featuring a performance by historical novelist Kim Poovey.

Local students graduate from Clemson University

Ten local students graduated from Clemson University at the 2019 fall semester ceremony held Dec. 29 at Littlejohn Coliseum
in Clemson.

They are:

Beaufort’s Leah Michelle Buckingham graduated with an MBA in Business Administration.

Beaufort’s Heyward Fletcher Derrick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences.

Beaufort’s Emily S. Eggers graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

Beaufort’s Brynna Carson Ferry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Beaufort’s Sarah E. Fosberry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

Beaufort’s Katherine Nicole Gay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.

Beaufort’s Ashton D. Guest graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering.

Beaufort’s Alyssa Mae Preziosi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Beaufort’s Caroline Samira Strever graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications.

Okatie’s Mccall M. Faciszewski graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Beaufort-Jasper Higher Ed meeting set for Jan. 14

The Beaufort-Jasper Higher Education Commission meeting with be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Room 238, the Palmetto Electric Trust Conference Room, on the second floor of the Hargray Building on USC Beaufort’s Bluffton campus.

The draft agenda is posted on USC Beaufort’s website, The final agenda will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

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