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1 - Welcome to Lander University

Academic Life

2 - Introduction to Lander University 3 - Areas of Study


4 - Arts and Humanities 6 - Business and Public Affairs 8 - Education 10 - Science and Mathematics 12 - Study Abroad and Honors Programs


14 - Varsity Sports 15 - Athletic and Fitness Facilities 16 - Campus Recreation and Club Sports

Student Life

17 - Getting Involved 18 - Fine Arts 19 - Clubs and Organizations

Campus Life

20 - Housing 22 - Dining 23 - The Greenwood Community


24 - Admission Requirements

Financial Aid

25 - How to Apply for Financial Aid



Dr. Daniel Ball

President, Lander University

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IMAGINE YOURSELF AT LANDER – strolling down brick walkways worn smooth by time, passing by historic ivy-covered buildings, resting in the shadows of mighty oaks and surrounded by the friendly, warm voices of fellow students. You’re at the very heart of Lander University and at the soul of what makes Lander perfect for you. While students are attracted to Lander for many reasons – its rich heritage, academic rigor, personal touch, athletic accomplishments – the underlying purpose of the university is to prepare you for a meaningful life and career. With just 2,400 students, Lander’s small class size and student-teacher ratio allow for one-on-one attention from

experienced faculty who know our students aren’t just a number. Rather, they see our students as the teachers, lawyers, doctors, entertainers, business executives and community leaders of tomorrow. Join our students as they explore Greece on a Fine Arts Study Tour or carry out research in Greenwood’s internationally renowned Genetic Center. Attend a concert by England’s Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra or take in a Lander Bearcats basketball game. A degree from Lander opens the door to a world of possibilities, and we have a space reserved for you!


At Lander University we believe that the college experience should be an adventure. We see Lander as a place of energy and ideas, a place where, in the morning, you can talk to a professor about global warming and, in the afternoon, you can compare stories on cars, sports and politics with students from Brazil, Germany, Sweden or China. We offer you opportunities to grow. Perhaps you’ll do research on the water quality of one of our area lakes. Maybe you’ll earn a coveted internship at Disney World or take a trip to England to study global markets. You might volunteer with Habitat for Humanity or help your club collect canned goods for the local food bank. And just maybe, you’ll help entertain your fellow students during Lander skit night or score the winning goal in a soccer game. I look forward to welcoming you into the Lander family and sharing with you all that Lander has to offer.




Dr. Gilliean Lee

College of Science and Mathematics

“I enjoy teaching at Lander because it provides a unique environment for learning. Its smaller class size allows teachers and students to interact very closely in and outside the classroom, and as a result, students receive more personal attention from the faculty than they would at a larger institution. Lander’s focus on personal attention results in a better educational experience. The university also offers programs in nursing, criminal justice management and health care management online, which give students the flexibility to learn at their own pace. I am involved in a research project with colleagues at the University of Florida, where I received my doctoral degree. We are seeking to improve online learning by shaping delivery of academic programs based on a student’s background and performance and creating more interaction between students and faculty. That interaction is strongly emphasized at Lander.”


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Small class sizes, personal attention from experienced professors, unique opportunities in and outside the classroom – it’s all part of what makes Lander the right choice for you! Our curriculum, with more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, encourages students to explore the arts, humanities, science and mathematics, allowing you to discover areas that capture your imagination and challenge your mind. With an average class size of 17 that provides for one-on-one interaction between students and professors, Lander offers everything you would expect from a public school, including price, but with a private-school atmosphere.

At Lander, each student is assigned an academic adviser who assists the student with course selections. Lander also offers free academic support and career services, and students are encouraged to use the services throughout their time at the university. The Academic Success Center provides free tutorial services in most freshman- and sophomore-level courses, as well as many upper-level courses. Students find information on career opportunities at the Office of Career Services.

STAYING CONNECTED At Lander, students are constantly connected to the outside world. A wireless campus allows you to stay on the go as you study for class, check your e-mail, stay in touch with family and friends and keep up to date on world events. All residence halls have wireless or free DSL high speed Internet access, and each student receives a free Web-based e-mail account. Numerous “smart classrooms” throughout campus allow students to bring their laptops to class for in-depth study and discussion with their professors.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY Lander provides a 24-hour certified police force to protect those on campus and enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Lander rules and regulations. Officers work diligently to develop partnerships with students, faculty and staff in an effort to increase awareness and a positive exchange of information. Emergency speaker telephones, wired with buttons that instantly connect students with University Police, are found throughout campus. Each residence hall is equipped with locks that allow entrance to be restricted and monitored.

AREAS OF STUDY MAJORS Athletic Training Biology Genetics Medical Technology Business Administration Accounting Finance/Economics Health Care Management Management/Marketing Chemistry Computer Information Systems Networking Software Development Criminal Justice Management (online only) Early Childhood Education* Montessori Elementary Education* Engineering (Dual Degree with Clemson University) Chemistry Computer Information Systems Mathematics

English* Professional Writing Environmental Science Exercise Science History* Mass Communication and Theatre Mass Communication Theatre Mathematics* Music* Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Option Physical Education* Political Science Public Administration Psychology Counseling Developmental Psychology Sociology Criminal Justice Spanish Special Education* Visual Arts* Graphic Design

*Teacher Certification Available

MINORS African-American Studies Anthropology Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Child and Family Studies Computer Information Systems Dance Electronic Art English (Literature Emphasis) English (Professional Writing) English (Writing Emphasis) Environmental Science French Gerontology

Health Care Management Health Care Management Certificate History International Studies Latin American Studies Mass Communication Mathematics Music Philosophy Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Public Administration Religion Sociology Spanish Theatre Visual Arts

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Science

GRADUATE STUDIES Master of Arts in Teaching (Art) Master of Education in Elementary Education Master of Education in Montessori Education

The Larry A. Jackson Library

As the central resource of information for the university, the Larry A. Jackson Library provides students with the perfect place for research and study. The library’s two floors house a 400,000-item collection, as well as computers for access to online research, catalogs and electronic resources. “Ask a Librarian,” an online, instant messaging service, allows students to connect with our knowledgeable librarians for answers to reference questions. There is also a coffee shop located on the upper floor, where students can relax with classmates or find a quick snack between study sessions. 3




Lander has numerous student organizations and honor societies available for students in each of the College of Arts and Humanities’ departments.


Lander requires its Spanish majors to spend at least six weeks abroad in an approved program of study. Students in all majors can spend a semester studying at Lander’s sister campus in Great Britain.

Patrick Rodden

Music Education Graduate, ’07

“I’m Patrick Rodden, and this is my Lander. As a music education major, I had four great years performing with the Old Main Singers and being part of Opera Scenes and the Lander University Wind Ensemble. I count my music professors as both mentors and friends. I also had the opportunity to really get involved with campus activities. As a Resident Assistant, I saw how living on campus can create school spirit and help students build friendships. As a Presidential Ambassador, I was part of a close-knit group of students who introduced visitors to Lander. Good times, good friends and a great education … what more could you ask for in a college?”


The College of Arts and Humanities regularly sponsors study tours to cultural centers like New York, London, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam.


Music students are encouraged to participate in Lander’s musical groups, such as the Jazz, Brass, Percussion or Woodwind ensembles, University Singers, Old Main Singers and the Lander Wind Ensemble.

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“Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.” ~ Nnamdi Azikiwe Nigerian president 4


Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts (studio art, graphic design emphasis and K-12 teacher certification)


Master of Arts in Teaching – Art


Minors in art history, electronic art and visual arts

What will i study? Whether it’s brushing bright colors on a canvas, molding a fresh piece of clay or peering at your subject through the eye of a camera, at Lander, you’ll be able to set free your inner artist

with the help of our experienced faculty. Your creations will come alive in the Lander Art Studio, which provides space for design, photography and painting classes, or in the Cultural Center, where you’ll find a state-of-the-art gallery, graphics labs and studios for crafts, ceramics and sculpture. And with a course load designed to give you a broad background in visual arts before narrowing in on your favorite area for intense study, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills you need to be a certified art teacher, art director, Web designer, graphic artist, professional photographer or fine artist.





Bachelor of Arts in English (traditional English, professional writing emphasis and secondary teacher certification)

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and Theatre (emphases in theatre or mass communication)


Bachelor of Arts in Spanish



Minors in English, French, Latin American studies, Spanish and writing


WHERE CAN I USE AN ENGLISH DEGREE? An English degree prepares you for a variety of careers, such as law, medicine, theology, business, public relations, mass media and public service. Or perhaps you’d like to educate the English students of tomorrow by becoming a teacher in a secondary school or college. Whatever your aspirations, the courses you take as an English major will help you develop communication skills that will make you marketable.

ARE THERE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPANISH MAJORS? Absolutely! Spanish-speaking graduates are very marketable due to growth in the Spanish-speaking population in the United States. Lander Spanish graduates are now teaching Spanish and pursuing careers in business, social work and communications.


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in History (secondary teacher certification, secondary social studies teacher certification and pre-law concentration available) Minors in history, philosophy and religion

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM LIKE? In Lander’s history program, students study the cultures, societies, struggles and triumphs of humanity. Through field trips, public lectures and internships, students gain a global understanding of history that prepares them for careers in teaching, law, the ministry, armed services, government service and business. Some of our history majors obtain teacher certification in social studies and others enter graduate programs in history, law, education, public administration and business.

Minors in mass communication, dance, speech and theatre

After graduating from Lander’s Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, you might find yourself anchoring the evening news in Chicago, writing the next Super Bowl commercial at an advertising firm in New York, gracing the stages of Los Angeles or taking over the airwaves at a radio station in Atlanta. Lander’s mock broadcast studio, student newspaper, student literary magazine and knowledgeable faculty provide mass communication students with the experience they need for successful careers in public relations, advertising, print journalism, TV and radio. And with a 600-seat auditorium, scene shop and graphics lab, our theatre program provides practical experience in producing live theatre.


Bachelor of Science in Music (K-12 teacher certification available)


Minor in music

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM LIKE? The world wouldn’t be the same without music – the soothing melodies of classical movements, the soulful lyrics of post-war blues, the exciting rhythms of modern rock ’n’ roll. And just like the composers, instrumentalists and singers before you, you’ve got music within you that you want to share! Lander’s Department of Music has a program that allows students to work closely with highly experienced faculty to develop their talents while preparing for future roles as high school band and choral directors, elementary music specialists, private tutors, church musicians or professionals in the music industry.

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The business program is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for business programs.


An exciting course load has continually made business one of Lander’s most popular majors, with approximately 450 students enrolled in the program.

Vuokko Vahatalo

Business Administration Major and Member of Women’s Tennis Team

“My name is Vuokko Vahatalo, and this is my Lander. As a native of Finland, it was tough deciding to attend a school in another country, especially one with language differences, but the Lander faculty and students have helped me adjust to life in the United States. I have played tennis my entire life, and I wanted a school where I could earn a degree in business while working to improve my tennis skills. After learning about the athletic and academic opportunities at Lander, I immediately knew it was the right place for me. Whether I’m making new friends in my classes or meeting new people on the tennis court, I enjoy every minute here at Lander.”


Lander sociology majors have gone on to be administrators with the Department of Youth Services, law enforcement agents, city managers, youth counselors, social workers and counselors for the Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (emphases in accounting, finance/economics, health care management and management/marketing) Minors in business administration and health care management Online certificate program in health care management


“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” ~ Winston Churchill 6

Small classroom settings and experienced professors help build Lander’s students of today into the business, finance, economics and health care leaders of tomorrow. Examining real-world business issues, conducting case studies on regional economies and consulting with corporate leaders for team projects challenge the business administration major to think beyond the

textbook for a truly global understanding of commerce. Each spring, the department sponsors honors breakfasts for students showing academic excellence, and eligible business majors can be invited to join the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE? The dynamic and fast-paced nature of the business world makes the variety and number of jobs available in the field almost limitless. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in banking, advertising, manufacturing, retail, accounting, real estate and insurance. Further study in graduate school is also an option. An online certificate program in health care management is designed for health care workers who need formal management training.


THIS IS GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING Lander business students meet with global business leaders during a trip to England. They are shown here at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The famous London Tower Bridge can be seen in the background.


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management (online only)


Bachelor of Science in Political Science (emphasis in public administration)


Bachelor of Science in Sociology (emphasis in criminal justice)


Minors in African-American studies, anthropology, international studies, political science, public administration and sociology

WHAT IS THIS DEGREE PROGRAM LIKE? Whether learning the basics of international political systems, studying the roles of race and gender in American communities or examining the social origins of the law, our political science and sociology majors are getting the experience they need for careers in criminal justice, the military, law, teaching, journalism, government service and business management. Depending on your major, you’ll have opportunities to intern with local law enforcement and government agencies, and there are even chances to study in Washington, D.C.


Melissa Pinckney

Business Administration Graduate, ’06

“I’m Melissa Pinckney, and this is my Lander. At Lander University great opportunities take place in and outside the classroom. As a business administration major, I was a recruiter for Lander’s Adventure Achievement Program. It’s just one of the many academic clubs and organizations the university offers for its students. Being a member of a sorority allowed me to make lifelong friends and take part in lots of social activities on and off campus, such as Homecoming week and cookouts. With small class sizes, I got to know my professors and advisers well, and they helped me obtain an internship at South Carolina Biotech, where I conducted research to attract companies to South Carolina.”

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM? For more information visit the College of Business & Public Affairs online at

Lander University’s Criminal Justice Management Degree Program is an online bachelor’s degree program offered to those who have an associate’s degree, preferably in criminal justice, and who have two years of law enforcement experience and/or who are employed as an officer at the time of entering the program. 7




Lander University is South Carolina’s only institution of higher learning to offer a program leading to national certification in Montessori education.


Lander psychology majors have many opportunities for internships, including working with area hospitals, handicapped and special needs centers and senior citizen agencies.


Lander physical education majors have been named Physical Education Major of the Year by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education.

Carly Canipe

Early Childhood Education Major

“I’m Carly Canipe, and this is my Lander. When I arrived at Lander, I knew I wanted to get involved on campus and help make a difference – and that is what I did. During my first semester, I rushed with Phi Mu Fraternity, and before I knew it, I was Lander’s National Panhellenic president. I really enjoy the friendship and fellowship I’ve gained. I came to Lander young, excited and full of ideas, and the Lander family took me in and helped me be me. I’ll leave with great friends, a great education and memories that will last a lifetime.”

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Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (K-12 teacher certification)


Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science


Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training


Pre-professional programs in pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy

lab, weight room, pool, walk/jog track, dance studio, racquetball and basketball courts, and dance and training studios, as well as a 2,500-seat basketball arena. Off campus, students intern in hospitals, industrial fitness centers and wellness facilities. PEES majors get to know others in the program through the PEES Club and the Lander Athletic Training Association for Students.


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, playwright and Nobel Prize winner 8

Through hands-on training, the Physical Education and Exercise Studies (PEES) program offers students an in-depth look at all aspects of the human body, from anatomy and physiology to how the body responds to stress. The department is housed in Lander’s state-of-the-art athletic complex, featuring an exercise physiology

Lander PEES graduates have gone on to careers in public, private and corporate fitness programs, cardiac rehabilitation and occupational therapy. Collegiate and professional sports programs actively seek athletic training graduates. Students who earn teacher certification can pursue teaching and coaching careers, and many continue with graduate study.






Bachelor of Science in Psychology (emphases in developmental psychology and counseling)


Minors in psychology and child and family studies

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Lander’s broad psychology curriculum is designed to walk students through the science of psychology, from its history and methods to current research techniques. With emphases in counseling and developmental psychology, students examine the current theories underlying areas such as personality and human development, as well as other major issues of the field. Students then put their skills into practice by volunteering with local social service agencies.

WHERE CAN I USE MY DEGREE? Psychology majors have a number of options available after graduation, from advanced study and research at graduate schools to careers in public affairs, education, business, sales and service industries. They work as employment counselors, correction counselor trainees, interviewers, personnel analysts, probation officers and writers. Others are involved with health care teams, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, pain clinics, rehabilitation facilities and community health and mental health centers. The choices are diverse and extensive.

ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMPUS? Psychology majors at Lander have many opportunities to get involved on campus, including joining Psi Chi, a national honor society for psychology students, or the Psychology Club. Students can also participate in the state psychological association’s academic day and annual conference.

Visit the College of Education online at to find out more.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (emphasis in Montessori)


Bachelor of Science in Special Education


Master of Arts in Teaching – Art


Master of Education in Elementary Education


Master of Education in Montessori Education

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM LIKE? At Lander, education students work closely with their professors and community educators before stepping into the classroom to teach children in the public or private school systems. Lander’s teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the university is a South Carolina Teaching Fellow institution. Secondary certification is offered through the College of Education and other areas, and the college shares responsibility for the K-12 specialty areas of art, music and physical education. A number of campus organizations, including the South Carolina Early Childhood Association, the Student Council for Exceptional Children and several honor societies, are open to education majors at Lander. Lander is the only university in South Carolina offering a program leading to Montessori education certification.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DEGREE? Lander graduates meet state requirements for teaching in public school systems and are heavily recruited for employment throughout the Southeast. Many have been named teacher of the year for their school districts, and some have been named South Carolina Teacher of the Year or National Distinguished Principal. 9




Lander has had a 93 percent acceptance rate into medical school over the last several years.


Lander dual-degree students applying to Clemson’s School of Engineering have maintained a 100 percent acceptance rate, and students in the engineering dual-degree program have earned honors as Clemson’s Outstanding Engineering Graduates.

Amanda Wagoner


Biology Graduate, ’07

“Earning a degree from Lander was the first step in my dream of becoming a veterinarian. Like medical school, veterinary school is extremely competitive, but as a biology student at Lander, I was able to work closely with my advisers and take the unique classes I needed to earn a spot at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Science. During my time at Lander, I had many amazing experiences, from making lifelong friends in organizations like Chi Sigma and the Beta Beta Beta biological honor society, to speaking to hundreds of classmates and community members during the university’s annual scholarship banquet. My parents even established a scholarship in my honor to help other Lander students with biology and veterinary science interests.”

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 10

Lander nursing graduates have had a 97 percent cumulative pass rate for first-time takers of the RN licensing exam over the past six years, the highest rate among fouryear public schools in the state.

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Bachelor of Science in Biology (emphases in genetics and medical technology) Pre-professional programs in pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy and pre-veterinary medicine Minor in biology

WHAT WILL I STUDY? As a student in the Department of Biology, you’ll have the opportunity to put your education into action by spending time in the lab and in the field. With a variety of courses available, students perform research in molecular biology, examine the cellular physiology of microscopic organisms, study the biology of freshwater ecosystems and much more. The world-renowned Greenwood Genetic Center provides the perfect location for students to gain valuable

experience in genetic research. The Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society gives students the opportunity to make connections with fellow students, faculty and leaders in biological fields.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses

WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NURSING PROGRAM? Lander’s nursing degree program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, indicating that the program has exceeded standards for quality in nursing education. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national examination to become licensed as registered nurses. They find employment in a wide variety of nursing positions or continue in graduate work. Lander also offers a Nursing Honors option and an online Bachelor of Science in nursing option for registered nurses. Nursing majors share experiences with fellow students through the Lander University Student Nurses Association, the African-American Nursing Student Nurses Network or the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.



Our graduates are successful in attaining entry-level positions in a variety of nursing settings, including county and regional hospitals, private and public clinics, and doctors’ offices. Some continue their education in graduate nursing programs at universities across the country.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (secondary teacher certification available)


Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (emphases in networking and software development)


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science


Dual engineering degree program with chemistry offered with Clemson University

Dual engineering degree program with mathematics or computer information systems offered with Clemson University Minors in computer information systems and mathematics


Pre-professional programs in pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, and other pre-professional allied health science fields



In today’s technology-based world, a degree in mathematics or computing puts you on track for a successful career. Mathematics graduates have gone on to careers in teaching, industrial engineering, quality control statistical work, naval flight training and graduate studies in computer engineering. Organizations such as the Mathematical


Association of America give students the opportunity to share ideas with classmates and field experts.

WHAT IS THE DUAL ENGINEERING DEGREE? Lander offers a dual engineering degree with Clemson University. Students complete three years of study at Lander followed by two years at Clemson, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics or computer information systems from Lander and an engineering degree from Clemson. Engineering/chemistry is also available.

Minors in environmental science and chemistry

At Lander, chemistry and environmental science students work closely with their professors and advisers to study the fundamentals of the sciences, building an extensive understanding of the field. Graduates in both areas have ample opportunities for advanced study and for careers in industrial chemistry, government science and regulatory agencies, consulting firms and teaching. Students can take an active role in Lander’s award-winning American Chemical Society chapter and the Environmental Science Student Organization (ESSO).

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM Did you know? I Study abroad programs are open to students in all majors and to students who have not yet chosen a major. I

Qualifications for admission to the Study Abroad and Honors programs can be found on Lander’s Web site.

Dr. William McCants

I Approximately 25 members of Lander’s present student body have spent a semester abroad.

Middle East Expert and Government Consultant, ’97

With Lander University as his stepping stone, Lander alum Dr. William McCants has been able to travel the globe. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in history, he went on to obtain advanced degrees in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and Princeton University. He studied Arabic languages at the American University in Egypt and gained national attention when he coauthored Stealing Al-Qa’ida’s Playbook, a paper advocating new tactics for fighting the War on Terror. He has worked as a consultant for the New York Police Department, FBI, CIA, Special Operations Command and other branches of the military. McCants said, “My history professor and adviser at Lander has been one of my major influences. I give him much of the credit for where I am today. As a teacher, he gave me the self-confidence and academic skills that got me to this point in my career.”


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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES Lander is committed to developing leaders for a global environment. By traveling, living and studying in countries such as England, Scotland, Mexico and Spain, students are able to learn about other cultures firsthand while earning credit for a degree and gaining valuable international experience. Walk the halls of England’s oldest universities, picnic in the lush fields of the Irish countryside, stand in the shadows of Rome’s ancient ruins, slide down to the depths of Austria’s salt mines – a world of opportunities awaits you.

WHERE CAN I STUDY? Most Lander students study abroad at universities in England or Spain. Students who major in Spanish must study for a summer or a semester in a Spanish-speaking culture.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO SPEND A WHOLE SEMESTER OR YEAR ABROAD? Lander offers brief tours focusing on topics ranging from arts and music to history and economics. Many of the tours are taken in the summer months or during university breaks, and among the countries on the tour list are: Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Scotland and Spain.

For more information visit the Study Abroad Web site, or the Honors Program Web site,




Our Honors International Program focuses on issues that are important in all academic areas. The program is centered on the belief that no matter what fields of study students choose, they should be able to examine ideas, issues and problems from a truly global perspective.

WHAT WILL I DO IN THE PROGRAM? The program requires four, three-hour courses at Lander and six hours of study (or one semester) abroad. Most students will spend the fall of their sophomore year studying at the University of Winchester in England. Students in the Honors Program take honors seminars taught by faculty in each of Lander’s four academic colleges.

WHAT ABOUT FINANCIAL AID? Lander provides each honors student with $1,000 in additional scholarship support during the semester abroad.

Terrell Turner

Accounting Graduate, ’07

THIS IS AN EDUCATION BEYOND BORDERS When students in Lander’s Honors International Program spend a semester abroad, most of them study at the University of Winchester in England.

“I’m Terrell Turner and this is my Lander. The business program offered me the opportunity to travel to Mexico to observe Capsugel’s operations in that country. I also participated in Department of Business Administration job retreats, which helped me improve my interview skills. I gained valuable experience as a senator and president of Lander’s Student Government Association, president of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, vice president of the Accounting Club and a committee leader with Minorities on the Move. Those experiences and the support of my professors helped me land a position with the auditing firm of Ernst & Young, which is allowing me to work while completing the master’s in accountancy program at the University of Notre Dame.”

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” ~ Euripides 13


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Coach Chris Ayer

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

“A small, state university with a private feel, Lander has a family atmosphere that promotes success and encourages plenty of interaction between students, faculty, staff and administration. All things are in place for students to thrive and achieve at the highest levels both in the classroom and on the athletic fields.”


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller 14


Baseball Basketball Golf Soccer Tennis

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Basketball Cross Country Soccer Softball Tennis Volleyball

Although students come to Lander primarily for the quality of our curricula, we are also proud of the caliber of our intercollegiate sports and the scope of our intramural activities. Athletic events are a vital part of campus life whether you are a student-athlete or are cheering for our athletes. You may be playing intramurals, competing with other universities, meeting a friend for a game of racquetball or starting an individual workout routine.

ARE LANDER’S SPORTS TEAMS NATIONALLY RANKED? Yes! Numerous Bearcat teams are continually ranked in the top 25 in the country, and our teams are highly competitive in the Peach Belt Conference and NCAA Division II. Our men’s tennis team has won 12 national championships, and our men’s golf, soccer and basketball teams, as well as our women’s basketball team, have made recent appearances in regional and national tournaments. Lander student-athletes also perform well in the classroom, and many are listed on the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.



Nicholas Cooke

Soccer Player and Business Administration Major

“I’m Nick Cooke, and this is my Lander. Coming to Lander University has given me the opportunity to better myself academically in the classroom and physically on the soccer field, where I’ve earned first-team All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The welcoming community and friendly atmosphere at Lander have allowed me to build meaningful relationships with my fellow students and professors. Though it is a long way from my home in Chesterfield, England, I feel as if I have found a family at Lander.”

WHAT TYPES OF ATHLETIC FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE? Lander boasts numerous state-of-the-art athletic facilities to keep our students and student-athletes physically and mentally fit. In addition, Lander is constructing a $12 million recreation, wellness and sports complex just a few blocks from campus; it will offer a public park, stadiums for baseball, soccer and softball, 12 tennis courts, practice and intramural fields, a perimeter track and more.


2,500-seat arena Athletic fields Auxiliary gym with three basketball courts Dance studio Elevated, indoor walk/jog track Indoor Olympic-size pool


Intramural fields Lighted tennis courts Multipurpose room Outdoor pool Six racquetball courts Training room Weight room

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“To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best.” ~ Muhammad Ali 15




Intramural Programs I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

Basketball Bowling Disc golf Dodgeball Flag football Golf Indoor soccer Indoor volleyball Inner tube water polo Kick ball Pingpong Raquetball Sand volleyball Soccer Softball Ultimate disc

Club Sports Our graduates tell us some of their best memories are of winning – or even losing – an intramural championship. Lander’s intramural and club sports offer you a great way to meet other students and to just hang out with your friends while having a good time. Our Campus Recreation Department is divided into five categories: I General Free Play at the

Chandler Center

I Group Exercise Classes


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WHAT IF MY SPORT DOESN’T HAVE A PROGRAM? At Lander, you can begin your own program or you can join other students, faculty and staff in a game of inner tube water polo, racquetball, indoor and outdoor soccer, disc golf, pingpong – any sport you can imagine!


I Intramurals

For recreation enthusiasts there are trips that include snow skiing, white-water rafting, paintball, horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking and more.

I Club Sports

Numerous exercise classes are also offered each semester for those who want some guidance in their workouts.

I Outdoor Adventures

The programs permit students of all abilities to compete for fun and to support their clubs or organizations. 16

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Equestrian Ultimate disc Rugby

STUDENT LIFE Staying active outside the classroom is a vital part of any college experience, and at Lander, students have numerous options when it comes to getting involved. There are opportunities to show your Bearcat spirit during events such as Homecoming, Greek rush, Open House and orientation programs, and Lander has more than 60 student organizations and clubs, each offering unique opportunities.

EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES You can entertain young schoolchildren as you put on a chemistry magic show with Lander’s American Chemical Society chapter, or you can interact with classmates and visitors while you volunteer at campus events as a Presidential Ambassador. Numerous national academic honor societies give you a chance to meet and work with students who share your interests. You can stay active with a game of ultimate disc or rugby, or ride with fellow Equestrian Club members. You can even find your spiritual niche with groups such as Campus Crusade for Christ, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry or the United Methodist Fellowship. Whether you’re helping collect canned goods for the local food bank, taking part in a blood drive, working with a nearby nonprofit agency or just volunteering time to improve the community, you’ll be keeping your mind and body fit while helping others.

Homecoming, Habitat for Humanity and hanging out with friends – it’s all a part of life at Lander.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~ Booker T. Washington 17



Tinashe Gwata

Visual Arts Major, Presidential Ambassador and Volunteer

“I’m Tina, and this is my Lander. Coming to Lander from Zimbabwe, I learned quickly that at Lander students don’t feel like just a number – they feel like an important part of the Lander community. Because of Lander’s small size and its many cocurricular activities, students are able to network easily with the people who surround them every day. I’ve had amazing opportunities to learn more about myself through my experiences as a Presidential Ambassador, a volunteer with university camps and a student employee in the Admissions Office. As I have grown and discovered so many things here, Lander has really become a part of me.”

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YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE IN THE SPOTLIGHT When you think of the college years that are fast approaching, you picture more than late nights of studying and taking notes in class. Becoming involved in cocurricular activities at Lander makes the ordinary college experience extraordinary! Students can let their talents shine by taking part in theatrical performances or by taking center stage as a member of the Lander Dancers. You can let your voice be heard in one of Lander’s many musical groups, such as the Old Main Singers, or you can join the writing teams of Lander’s campus newspaper, the Forum, or the campus literary magazine, The Review.

SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION: FALS AND GLPA Undergraduate students who enroll at Lander attend at least 15 fine arts and lectureship (FALS) events, which expose students to a broad range of topics and performances. The Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts (GLPA) series also provides a variety of performances, from the American Brass Quintet to Titanic – The Musical. 18

Visit for the FALS events schedule. Visit for the GLPA season schedule.



F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Lander Dancers Lander International Student Organization Minorities On the Move Presidential Ambassadors Rotaract Club Socrates Cafe Student Government Association University Program Council

Forum (campus newspaper) The Review (literary magazine)

FRATERNITIES Alpha Tau Omega Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Phi Beta Sigma Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Nu


MUSIC GROUPS Brass Ensemble Jazz Ensemble Percussion Ensemble Wind Ensemble Woodwind Ensemble Minorities on the Move Gospel Choir Old Main Singers University Singers Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia



Interfraternity Council National Panhellenic Conference National Pan-hellenic Council

Alpha Mu Omega Baptist Collegiate Ministry Campus Crusade for Christ Chi Alpha Omega Chi Sigma Greek Life Ministry IMPACT United Methodist Student Fellowship




African-American Student Nurses Network American Chemical Society Council for Exceptional Children English Club Environmental Science Student Organization (ESSO) LABS - Lander Association of Biological Sciences Lander Athletic Training Association for Students Lander University Student Nurses Association Mathematical Association of America MENC - Music Educators National Conference Political Science Association Psychology Club Sociology Club Spanish Club SC Early Childhood Association

Alpha Chi (all disciplines) Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology) Alpha Psi Omega (theatre) Beta Beta Beta (biology) Beta Gamma Sigma (business) Blue Key Honor Society (all disciplines) Kappa Delta Pi (education) Phi Alpha Theta (history) Pi Sigma Alpha (political science) Sigma Tau Delta (English) Sigma Theta Tau (nursing)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Kappa Delta Gamma Phi Beta Delta Sigma Theta Phi Mu Zeta Phi Beta Zeta Tau Alpha



CLUB SPORTS Equestrian Rugby Ultimate disc

For more information about Lander’s clubs and organizations visit

Alisa Jeffries

Nursing Major and Student in the Honors Program

“I’m Alisa Jeffries, and this is my Lander. Being a nursing major, member of the Lander University Student Nurses Association and participant in the Honors Program requires a serious dedication to academics, but my professors and classmates at Lander have guided me every step of the way. Lander’s professors don’t just teach courses – they challenge their students for excellence. As a tutor in anatomy and psychology, I’ve been able to work closely with other Lander students to improve their grades, and it is the best feeling in the world to help someone like that! I know I’m learning the skills that will lead to a successful career, and I’m making friends that I’ll keep for a lifetime.”

“Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” ~ Horace 19



CAMPUS LIFE Did you know? I

Free cable and free DSL network access for computers are available in all residence halls. I

All residence halls are air-conditioned.

I Local telephone service is provided in each residence hall room.

Linlei Ward


Each student living on campus is assigned a post office box for mail delivery.

Biology Major, Resident Assistant and Volunteer

“I’m Linlei Ward, and this is my Lander. I wanted a college where I could major in biology and get the preparation I need for veterinarian school, and my professors at Lander have given me that. Because Lander is a small school, it has been a great place to make friends. From being a Resident Assistant to competing with intramural teams, there are as many opportunities to get involved outside the classroom as there are in. One of my favorite experiences as a Presidential Ambassador is welcoming visitors to campus and showing them that Lander is a great place to go to college.”


As part of Lander’s Healthy Campus initiative, the university is a tobacco-free campus.


All students may bring their cars to campus. Parking permits can be purchased from University Police. There is plenty of easily accessible parking outside each residence hall and near campus facilities.

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To find out more about campus life, visit Lander’s Prospective Students Web site at 20

Campus living is more than just spending time in your room to study or rest. When you live in the heart of campus, you are in the center of all the action – and you’re an integral part of the Lander community! You’ll have the opportunity to make lifelong friends while you share laughs during intramural games, participate in a service project with your fraternity or sorority, or take in a campus concert with your suitemates. With the campus dining hall, library and classrooms only a few steps away, you’ll be right where you want to be!

IS THERE SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME ADJUST TO RESIDENCE HALL LIFE? Learning to live with other students is a rewarding experience, and many suitemates become close friends during their time together. Your suitemates can help you adjust to your new living environment, and Resident Assistants (RAs), who live in each residence hall, can provide further assistance with any questions you might have.

WHAT ARE THE RESIDENCE HALLS LIKE? With residence halls ranging from suite styles to contemporary apartment living, you’ll find your perfect place at Lander. If it’s character you are looking for, women can live in Lander’s traditional Chipley Hall, located in the center of campus. If you prefer suite-style residence halls, you can live in Brookside or Williamston. Or if you like a room all to yourself, Thomason and Centennial Hall offer single occupancies. In addition, Centennial’s super suites accommodate four students and include a living area, bath and four bedrooms. Lander features apartment living in Lide, where four students share a kitchen, living area, bath and two bedrooms. All residence halls have private or semiprivate bathrooms in each suite; there are no shared hall showers.

WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO KEEP THE CAMPUS SAFE? Because safety is a priority, Lander provides a 24-hour certified police force to protect those on campus and to enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Lander rules and regulations. In addition, a Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is trained to assist local law enforcement, medical and fire personnel in the event of a campus emergency. Lander utilizes a text-messaging alert system to quickly notify faculty, staff and students of any emergencies. The university also uses emergency speaker telephones, located throughout campus, that instantly connect callers with University Police. Each residence hall is equipped with locks that allow access to be restricted and monitored.

WILL I NEED A LAPTOP? Lander University requires students to purchase a laptop, or to demonstrate 24/7 access to a laptop. With your laptop, you’ll be able to connect to the Internet, check your Lander e-mail account, take online courses, participate in online discussion groups and have access to course registration, class schedules and course syllabi. With a few clicks, you’ll also be able to stay in touch with all your friends on campus and beyond, as well as keep up with family members miles away.

For information on laptop requirements, visit 21

Did you know? I

Campus visitors are welcome to purchase meals in the dining hall.

I Wireless Internet access and information screens located throughout campus allow students to stay constantly connected.

DINING ON CAMPUS Whether you are in the mood for a hot meal or a just a sandwich on the run, Lander’s Dining Service will satisfy your appetite.

WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR CAMPUS DINING? Many students choose to eat at the newly renovated Grier Student Center Dining Hall, which features an all-you-can-eat meal service and includes beverages, soup and salad bars, a variety of entrees, vegetables and desserts. With tables and booths overlooking campus, the dining hall is a popular place to meet friends for a meal.

WHAT IF I WANT A SNACK OR A QUICK MEAL? The Bearcat Den, located in the Grier Student Center, features made-toorder sandwiches, pizza and desserts. Between classes and study sessions, students can grab a specialty coffee or beverage at Java City coffee shop, located in the Jackson Library.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY MEALS? Meals are included in the cost of room and board, and students can choose from a 10-meal, a 15-meal or an unlimited meal plan. Bearcat Bucks are included with the meal plans and can be used at the dining hall, food court or coffee shop.

Weekly menus and food service hours can be found online at student_affairs/diningservices. 22

WHAT ARE BEARCAT BUCKS? Bearcat Bucks are dollars that supplement your weekly meal allowance. They work like a bank debit card; each time you make a purchase, the amount is subtracted from the balance in your account.



Did you know? I Lake Greenwood, just 15 minutes from campus, is a popular spot with Lander students. I

The area is home to more than 100 restaurants, which feature everything from fast food to ethnic cuisine.

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Lander University is located in Greenwood, one of the largest cities in South Carolina’s Upstate region. It has a population of 23,000 and a county population exceeding 65,000. Known as “The Emerald City,” Greenwood is located about three to four hours northwest of the beautiful South Carolina beaches and two to four hours southeast of the popular Blue Ridge Mountains.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE? Greenwood is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts! You can spend a sunny afternoon at West Cambridge Park or drive a few miles to Lake Greenwood, home of Greenwood State Park, where you’ll find public boat landings, quiet fishing piers and swimming facilities. Nearby are areas for weekend camping trips and picnics with friends, and Greenwood has a number of beautifully manicured greens for golfers. Indoors, our students have the

opportunity to stay fit and have fun in Lander’s Joe Chandler Physical Education and Exercise Studies Center, as well as at the YMCA and the Greenwood Civic Center.


Caroline Beasley

Equestrian Club Member and Nursing Major

“I’m Caroline Beasley, and this is my Lander. The best part about Lander is its size. Because of the small classes, you get the personal attention you would expect at a private school, but you get an education at a public-school cost. Plus, because of Lander’s location in the Upstate, you’re never far away from anything that is happening, whether it’s at the beach or in the mountains. With so much to do on campus and off, Lander makes it easy to get involved.”

ARE THERE ARTS AND CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS? Greenwood is home to a number of regional festivals, including the nationally acclaimed South Carolina Festival of Flowers. The Uptown Greenwood area, only blocks from Lander’s campus, boasts numerous specialty shops and restaurants, and it is the location of Live after Five and Homemade Genius events, featuring musicians and artists from across the region. Lander’s Monsanto Gallery attracts more than 500 visitors monthly to view exhibits showcasing the work of Southeastern artists, and Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts sponsors an annual series of concerts and events that bring international music, dance and theatre to Lander’s Cultural Center stage.

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BECOMING A LANDER STUDENT FRESHMAN STUDENTS Applying to Lander is quick and simple. Just complete an online application at Lander University admissions counselors will evaluate your application on the basis of your high school record and scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Your application will be reviewed as soon as your admissions file is complete. You will be notified of a decision within two to three weeks.

TRANSFER STUDENTS Whether you are in the early or late stages of your education, we have designed the transfer process to fit the needs of those who have attended another university.

How do I apply? I

Submit an admission application with the application fee.


Have your SAT or ACT results sent to the Lander Office of Admissions.


Have your counselor mail an official copy of your high school transcript to the Office of Admissions. I Have each college or university you have attended send an official copy of your transcript to the Office of Admissions.

For more information, call Lander University’s Office of Admissions at 1-888-4-LANDER (toll free), 864-388-8307 (locally) or e-mail

Transfer students are considered for admission to Lander from an accredited junior or four-year college if they have a 2.0 (C) or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for all courses attempted at the last school attended. A student must also be academically eligible to return to all previous institutions. We evaluate each transcript and give credit from accredited institutions for courses in which a grade of C or better has been earned, provided the courses are equivalent to courses offered at Lander. Refer to the current Lander catalog, found online at, for detailed information.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION? Although an interview is not required, making an appointment with an admissions counselor to discuss the application process before you apply is a great way to get all the answers to your questions about Lander and the application. Admissions counselors are available Monday through Friday to discuss admissions procedures, to share Lander’s opportunities with you and to take you on a tour of the campus.


If your attendance at Lander is interrupted for one semester or more, you must submit a new application to the Office of Admissions. Exceptions are made only for those who applied for and were granted an official Leave of Absence.

The Admissions Office hosts fall and spring open house events, providing you with an opportunity to tour the campus and residence halls. You can speak with professors from each academic division and with representatives from housing, financial aid, academic support, athletics, student life, student organizations, admissions and other support areas. The Office of Admissions can provide you with more information.



Applicants who wish to attend Lander for one semester or on a limited basis and who do NOT intend to pursue a degree at Lander should submit an Application for Admission. No application fee is required for students applying for special/nondegree admission. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to identify the proper category for admission and to determine what credentials may be required.

These visits can include a tour of the campus and residence halls, attending a class of your choice, and eating lunch in our dining hall. Visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday visits are also available. For the most current information on weekday campus visits or Saturday visits, please visit our Web site. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.


Visit to learn more about applying to Lander. For the most current information on visiting campus go to 24


FINANCING YOUR FUTURE Lander University provides students a comprehensive array of funds from federal, state and institutional sources. Funds are distributed based on criteria defined by the donors. Types of aid include grants, scholarships, work and loans. Loans must be applied for each year and repaid according to the terms of each loan. Some grants and scholarships are renewed automatically if you meet the criteria, which usually means completing a certain number of credit hours with a certain GPA each year. Federal and state funds require students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students lose eligibility once they reach the maximum timeframe of 187 attempted hours for an undergraduate degree. Transfer students must have all transcripts evaluated before financial aid eligibility can be calculated or risk having to repay any funds obtained prior to the official determination of eligibility.

HOW DOES THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS WORK? Maximizing your potential for financial aid begins with your performance in high school. Several grants and scholarships rely exclusively on high school grades, rank in class and/or ACT/SAT scores. Take the ACT and/or SAT prior to your senior year. You may want to take the tests more than once.

During the fall of your senior year, apply for admission and submit your transcript and test scores to Lander. Institutional scholarships are awarded based on high school credentials and a completed application for admission. Make sure your admission application is complete by December of your senior year. You and one parent/guardian must obtain a PIN (Personal Identification Number) from the U.S. Department of Education at You can apply for PINs at any time but make sure you apply no later than January of your senior year. With your PIN, you can apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at You must reapply every year, no earlier than Jan. 1 but before March 31, to meet the priority deadline.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? Visit the Financial Aid Web site at for details and links to other resources, such as free scholarship searches and the S.C. Commission on Higher Education for HOPE/LIFE/Palmetto Fellows scholarships. You may also visit us in Lander’s Marion Carnell Learning Center, e-mail the Financial Aid Department at, or call 864-388-8340.

FINANCIAL AID CALENDAR Sophomore/junior year of high school Senior year of high school (Sep/Oct/Nov) Senior year of high school (Dec/Jan) Senior year of high school (Feb/Mar)

Spring/summer of senior year of high school





Take ACT and/or SAT Research scholarship sources and deadlines Apply for admission (financial aid applications cannot be processed without degree program acceptance) Apply for a PIN at Complete FAFSA at Both student and parent must sign FAFSA using PINs from above (priority deadline is March 31)


Check Bearcat Web account weekly; respond quickly to requests for information Order/purchase computer Complete entrance counseling and Master Promissory Notes (MPNs)


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Aimee Crouch

Advanced Producer with South Carolina Educational Television, ’98

While at Lander, Aimee Crouch got the experience she needed for the career she wanted. In fact, she knew she was destined to go to Lander from the beginning. “I went to a small high school so I knew I wanted a small college. I liked the area, I knew Lander had my major, and my two best friends from high school had already decided to go there, so it worked out perfectly,” Crouch said. While studying mass communication and theatre, Crouch gained a greater knowledge of the TV industry by learning to edit video and run cameras. That knowledge helped her land the job of her dreams producing and directing news and public affairs programming with SCETV. She has even been a part of a team that was nominated for an Emmy Award and honored with the 2006 TV Journalism Award from the South Carolina Medical Association.



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Your state university in Greenwood, SC

Office of Admissions, Lander University, 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649 1-888-4-LANDER or 864-388-8307, e-mail:

General Information 864-388-8000

Honors International Program 864-388-8267

Academics 864-388-8320

Housing 864-388-8266

Admissions 864-388-8307

Laptop Information 864-388-8151

Athletics 864-388-8314

Multicultural Affairs 864-388-8289

Disabled Student Services 864-388-8885

Registrar’s Office 864-388-8398

Financial Aid 864-388-8340

ROTC 864-388-8331

Graduate Studies 864-388-8307

Student Activities student_affairs/activities/ 864-388-8244

Health Services 864-388-8885

Study Abroad 864-388-8320

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