Community Spotlights: The Cancer Society, Fluor Field, and more

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The Cancer Society of Greenville County recently held their 18th annual Ladies Golf Event at Furman University, raising almost $58,000.

ADVOCACY

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church partners with Bread for the World
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church (BSUMC) partnered with the national 501(c)4 organization Bread for the World for Lobby Day on June 13. Bread for the World is a national organization that “equips people to write personal letters, emails, meet with their members of Congress, and to work with others to end hunger.” BSUMC and their satellite, Triune Mercy Center, participated in this mission by penning more than 8,000 letters, which were delivered to Congress on Lobby Day. Over 400 Bread for the World activists accompanied these letters in Washington, D.C., where they visited with their members of Congress, asking them to make budget decisions that would positively impact the poor and hungry in the U.S.


STEM EDUCATION

Fluor Field to host Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night
The Greenville Drive and partners BMW, Hubbell Lighting, and Greenville Technical College will host the second annual celebration of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night at Fluor Field on Monday, July 31. The goal of the event is to bring awareness to students and parents across the Upstate about the unique work experience and exciting career opportunities that are available in the rapidly changing world of advanced manufacturing and engineering. Manufacturing and engineering exhibits, special activities in the ballpark, and the evening’s programming and entertainment are designed to open the eyes of the young people in attendance who represent the workforce of the future. To help encourage students to enjoy this important learning experience, the Drive is providing tickets to all K-12 students at no cost.


FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Five incoming freshman receive simultaneous admission to USC School of Medicine Greenville
Five South Carolina high school graduates who will enroll at Furman University in August have been selected as the first participants in a new program that guarantees admission into medical school. The Furman University-University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville Direct Entry Program, announced recently by both institutions, helps accepted Furman University students chart a pathway to medical school and allows the USC School of Medicine Greenville to identify talented South Carolina students who are interested in studying and practicing medicine. The students, all of whom are aspiring physicians and members of Furman’s class of 2021, are Samuel Cumby (St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville), Javonia Davis (Charleston Collegiate High School in Johns Island), Sarah Feingold (Academic Magnet High School in Charleston), Bhumika Jakkaraddi (Southside High School in Greenville), and Riley Taylor (Greenwood Christian School in Greenwood).

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