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This is Greenwood. This is Lander’s Home.

Ellison Poston

Did you know?

Nursing Graduate, ’12

n Lake Greenwood, just 15 minutes from

campus, is a popular spot with Lander students. n The area is home to more than 100

restaurants, which feature everything from fast food to ethnic cuisine.

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. 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. Our students also have the opportunity to stay fit and have fun in Lander’s Joe Chandler Physical Education and Exercise Studies Center or the Jeff May Complex, as well as at the YMCA and Wellness Works.

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 is host to musicians, artists and chefs from across the region at events including Live After Five and the Festival of Discovery, recently featured on Food Network. 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 Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center stage.

“As a Lander student, I was able to receive an affordable, quality education at a publicly supported university while still having small classes and one-on-one time with my professors. Lander’s nursing program is one of the best in South Carolina and it will prepare me for a career as a registered nurse. Also, being close to home allowed me to get a college education while doing the two things I love most: riding horses, which I did as part of Lander’s equestrian team, and spending time with my family.”

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Lander Viewbook 2012