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Wofford College Students Particpating with SCICU

April 17, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC—Seven Wofford College students will be among those participating in activities next week to highlight South Carolina’s independent colleges.

Celebrating 50 years of service in 2003, South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. has announced that Gov. Mark Sanford has proclaimed April 20-26, 2003, as Independent College and University Week in South Carolina. In addition, he has proclaimed Wednesday, April 23, as Independent College and University Day.

That day, students from private colleges from across the state, including seven from Wofford, will go to the State House to express their appreciation to the S.C. General Assembly for the S.C. Tuition Grants Program and other student aid programs. The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc is sponsoring the event.

The Wofford students participating are:

Mary Egbuniwe, ’04, of Greenville
Steven Blanton, ’04, of Gaffney
Jeremy Bishop, ’03, of Spartanburg
Bonnie Allen, ’05, of Chesnee
Laurin Manning, ’03, of Hartsville
Zach Hinton, ’06, of Pickens
Josh Whitley, ’05, of Charleston

For additional information about the activities, please contact (803) 799-7122.

South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. (SCICU) was established in 1953 to promote the cause of independent higher education in South Carolina. SCICU seeks to advance independent higher education through fund raising, scholarships, research, and by facilitating collaborative activities among the twenty member institutions. SCICU is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. It is designated as a 501 (c) 3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service and all contributions are tax deductible. Visit the Web site at www.scicu.org.