Denmark, S.C. Voorhees College recently received $100,000 from SCE&G to assist the institution with continually providing a quality education to students.
As a part of SCE&G’s 2015 Fellows Scholarship Program, Voorhees received $75,000. SCE&G contributed an additional $25,000 to the institution for a retro lighting upgrade on campus.
“The Voorhees College family is very appreciative of the generosity of SCE&G,” said President Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. “This contribution will assist Voorhees with enhancing our capacity to provide our students with a quality education, which will prepare them for this global society.”
The check from SCE&G was formally presented to Voorhees on May 9 during the commencement convocation.
“We’re proud to support Voorhees College and be a part of their ongoing efforts to fully prepare students for successful careers,” said Kenny Jackson, senior vice president of economic development, governmental and regulatory affairs for SCANA, the parent company of SCE&G. “Voorhees College has a rich history in our state and it’s an honor to support their efforts to fully meet the current and future needs of deserving students while also helping improve the overall energy efficiency of their campus.”
In addition, SCE&G has agreed to spearhead Voorhees’ effort in creating a corporate roundtable. This initiative is spearheaded by Senator John L. Scott, who chairs the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees. The purpose of the corporate roundtable is to meet with corporations to begin discussing what institutions like Voorhees need to know about the corporate world.
“Through this partnership, we hope that other corporations and businesses will participate by leading lecture series, providing insight in what curriculum is needed for the current and future workforce and offer meaningful internships for our deserving students,” said Sellers.
For more information, contact Teesa Brunson, assistant vice president for institutional advancement, at 803-780-1194 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voorhees College is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. From its founding in 1897, Voorhees has evolved into a leading four-year liberal arts college. Voorhees College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Voorhees College. Voorhees is fully committed to its mission to meet the highest standards for educating the minds, hearts and spirits of young men and women. Additional information about Voorhees College can be found on the Web site at www.voorhees.edu.
SCE&G is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 692,000 customers in South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 342,000 customers throughout the state. For more information, visit www.sceg.com.