Junior League of Greenville honors three members
The Junior League of Greenville, an all-women organization focused on volunteerism and furthering the community, recognized three members with its 2019 Membership Awards. Rachel Vick received the Helen Horton Hunt Award, Sallie White received the Jane Cardwell Hughes Award, and Sunny Hann won the Frances Pearce Steele Award. Each winner was elected by JLG members.
“Rachel, Sallie, and Sunny are outstanding members and so deserving of their respective awards,” said Amy Rogers, JLG president. “They have devoted countless volunteer hours to the JLG and the Greenville community and we are so thankful for their service this year.”
Spinx raises more than $360,000 for March of Dimes
Greenville-based Spinx announced it has raised $362,200 for the March of Dimes. Spinx also donated free gas to those who worked above and beyond during the 2019 March of Dimes campaign. Donna Hammett, who was part of one of the March of Dimes top 10 teams, was awarded a year of free gas in recognition of her work.
Spinx has supported the March of Dimes for 10 years and has raised more than $1 million for the cause.
“I am thrilled with the effort of the entire SPINX team, our loyal customers and business partners for encouraging this year’s campaign and making it a great success,” Spinx President Stan Storti said in a news release. “Our job has always been more than simply raising funds to support the March of Dimes, but also to generate awareness to the organization’s efforts in aiding in the overall health and well-being of moms and their babies.”
NGU expands Center for Educational Leadership and Research
North Greenville University has commenced the expansion of its Center for Educational Leadership and Research at its Greer campus. The center conducts research related to education and fosters collaborative partnerships while providing professional development to students. Additionally, the new center aims to increase student achievement within public schools in the university’s community through policy change and research. The first year of collaboration between the center, Greenwood 52 schools, and the Self Family Foundation has already led to some improvement.
The center has been active in the renovation of literacy instruction in elementary schools in Greenwood, improving the reading abilities of children within these schools through research and needs assessments. Literacy assessments have already revealed an increase in skill within the children tested.
“North Greenville University’s education students already are highly sought-after, with 100% placement rate for new teachers who are seeking employment in schools,” NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr. said in a news release. “This new center leverages the expertise of our outstanding faculty, allowing them to assist school districts in improving effectiveness.”
Dr. Harold Long, a professor of education at NGU, serves as the director of the center.