SMC provides a wide range of activities that are fun and encourage students to meet one another. Student activities are planned and organized by POPS (People Organizing Programs Successfully). POPS is a great leadership opportunity that allows students to take part in programming and planning campus activities and social events.
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Some of our annual events include the:
Freshmen Day of Service
SMC Idol Competition
Homecoming / Family Day
Another recent event which the SMC Student Activities office coordinated along with faculty, staff and student leaders from across campus is The Jeremy Vangsnes 5K Benefit Run.
For more information on any of these programs, contact the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Developmen,t Room 202 of the Burgess Student Center; phone (864) 587-4006.
Spartanburg Methodist College continued a time honored tradition of giving back to the community by designating proceeds from their November 9, 2013 SMC Quack Pack 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute.
The November event was part of SMC’s Annual Alumni Weekend and the $1,065 contribution was presented to Kristy Caradori, Executive Director, Spartanburg Regional Foundation; David Church, Associate Center Director for Administration, Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute; Mary Mabry, RTR(M), Bearden-Josey Breast Health Program and Dr. Julian C. Josey, Jr., Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute by SMC students Amber Morgan and Kendall Witt, who both participated in the run.
SMC chose to present their donation in May during Skin Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness for students and especially athletes of outdoor sports. “Everyone, regardless of skin color, should make staying safe in the sun a priority and incorporate sun protection measures into their daily life,” shared SMC President, Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, herself a breast cancer survivor.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are living with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and nearly 800,000 Americans are living with a history of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. However skin cancer is chiefly a lifestyle disease and is highly preventable. A reported 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. To reduce your skin cancer risk, seek shade; avoid intentional tanning; cover up with clothing; use a broad spectrum (UAV/UVB) sunscreen; routinely examine your skin and see a physician every year for a professional skin exam.
Gibbs Cancer Center has its roots deep in the Spartanburg community, from the time it was just a dream of two doctors to the world-class treatment and research center it has become today. Recognizing that cancer patients’ needs are very specific, Drs. Jay Bearden and Julian Josey began by convincing administrators at Spartanburg Regional Hospital to allow them to consolidate all existing cancer treatment and support services into a dedicated, single-floor unit, a coordinated-services approach that was virtually unheard of at the time. Soon, other physicians who shared an interest in cancer treatment – and who had professional connections in the world of regional and national cancer treatment – added their ideas and expertise to create an in-house tumor board, where a diverse group of specialists met to discuss the best treatment approaches for each new cancer patient.
Named for philanthropists Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs, the Gibbs Cancer Center opened its doors in 1999. Today, in addition to Gibbs Cancer Center on the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System campus, Gibbs offers satellite locations throughout the Upstate so that patients throughout the region have access to the best clinical expertise and most advanced treatments available anywhere, without having to wait or travel far from home.
See accompanying photo: Pictured (L-R)
Kristy Caradori, Executive Director, Spartanburg Regional Foundation
Mary Mabry, RTR(M), Bearden-Josey Breast Health Program
Dr. Julian C. Josey, Jr., Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute
Amber Mogan, SMC Sophomore
Kendall Witt, SMC Freshman
David Church, Associate Center Director for Administration, Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute (and 1990 SMC Alum!)
All persons involved in law or business are acutely aware of the necessity of having a decent working knowledge of accounting and financial documents. However, the only people who typically have such backgrounds are those persons who have specifically studied accounting and finance; the legal professional is at a disadvantage in most areas of practice without some knowledge of accounting.
Spartanburg Methodist College is currently registering students for its Evening Paralegal Certificate Program’s Spring II term and will be offering a course designed to bridge the gap between law and business by providing legal professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to represent clients effectively in a business environment.
Financial Documents and Accounting for Legal Professionals will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, beginning May 15 and concluding on Thursday, June 26. According to Yvonne Harper, Director of the SMC Paralegal Certificate Program, “this course was developed for not only our paralegal students, but also law students and practicing legal professionals in the community. It is geared to the interpretation and use of numbers, NOT on the preparation of such numbers. Our goal is to provide a simple to comprehend guide to the world of finance and accounting.” Shane Williams, Senior Buyer at Robert Bosch Corporation in Anderson, will serve as instructor. The general public can audit this seven week course for $175.
The seven-week term will kick off on Tuesday, May 13 with an introduction to the legal system and the paralegal profession course. Introduction to Paralegal Studies, taught by Amy Thyen, a 2008 graduate of the SMC Paralegal Program, provides an overview of the nature of various law specialties. The course covers legal terminology, teaches the responsibilities of paralegals in the law office and outlines legal ethics for the attorney and paralegal. Thyen has worked as a paralegal for the Smith & Haskell Law Firm since July of 2007, when she was a student in the SMC program.
Spartanburg Methodist College Volleyball Coach Megan Aiello has been selected to represent SMC at the NoKaOi Volleyball Showcase in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aiello will coach an elite team of high school student-athletes from North and South Carolina during the June 17-24showcase.
Aiello returned in 2013 as Head Volleyball Coach at Spartanburg Methodist College after six years at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. Aiello has an overall record of 147-125 in nine seasons.
Aiello led the Pioneers to a 57-24 overall record and a 41-11 record in Region X play. She directed the 2003 Pioneer club to a 23-5 record, a regular season Region X Championship and was awarded the Region X Coach of the Year for her efforts.
While at Huntingdon College, Aiello compiled a record six year record of 90-101; helped lead the program to a 2010 regular season Great South Athletic Conference Championship and was awarded the Great South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Aiello also served as the Associate Athletic Director, Director of Compliance, and the Senior Women’s Administrator.
Aiello coached 15 All Conference Selections, 6 All Freshmen, 36 All-Academic selections and the 2007 Libero of the Year.
As head volleyball coach for SMC, Aiello directs all aspects of the competitive NJCAA Division I women’s volleyball program. In addition, she has served as Region X Volleyball Chair, NJCAA Region X Women’s Director, an adjunct professor in SMC’s health and physical education department.
Aiello, who holds a bachelor of science from Anderson College (SC) in Physical Education and a Masters of Arts in Education from Bluffton College (OH), is active in the SC Midlands Volleyball, Columbia; Club South Volleyball , Spartanburg and is a member of the NACWAA and the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Spartanburg Methodist College is pleased to announce the first through third place winners of their Jesse Bobo Elementary School Essay Writing contest.
SMC has partnered with Jesse Bobo for the past few years in various capacities. This year, the partnership expanded to include an essay contest for Jesse Bobo’s 3rd through 5th grade students. Winners were chosen based on the 2013-2014 PASS writing rubric. The essays were anonymously judged by college faculty and the top three winners were recognized at SMC’s annual Awards Program on Thursday, April 24th.
Earning first place recognition was Madisyn Cobb; second place went to Yamaris Baldwin; and third place award went to Kriti Baral. “SMC is proud to support Jesse Bobo Elementary School as they prepare their students to be life-long learners, and successful and productive members of society. Our shared vision is that all the Bobo Bears will attend college or a skills program to provide them with the necessary skills for real life,” shared Dr. Ann Bowles, VP for Academic Affairs at SMC.
SMC also honored three Jesse Bobo students during the college’s Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, April 22. Madisyn Cobb was recognized for her first place charcoal drawing; Tamia Wilkes was recognized for her second place tempera paint and oil pastel self-portrait; and Lily Sims was recognized for a third place mixed media collage based on the artwork of Jonathan Green, an artist from the South Carolina low country who painted scenes from the Gullah culture.
SMC’s Kappa Sigma Alpha honor society has an ongoing relationship with JB’s students and SMC has partnered with JB to bring an early morning reading program to students who arrive for early breakfast. Five SMC athletic teams (Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball and Wrestling) along with members of the SMC faculty and staff meet JB students in the library, classrooms and gym to share their favorite books. “I am very proud of our young men and women for showing firsthand how important reading and an education are to success in life,” stated SMC President Dr. Colleen Perry Keith.
- SMC Trustee the Honorable Liz Patterson was honored by the Spartanburg County DemocratsAugust 29, 2014 - 1:16 pm
- Mary Alice Monroe Book Signing and FREE Reception – Wednesday, September 10, from 9-10:30 a.m.August 25, 2014 - 1:31 pm
- SMC product coaches Chicago team to Little League World Series FinalAugust 25, 2014 - 9:23 am
- Hypnosis Show Opens Minds, Encourages Learning and Facilitates Freshman Bonding – 7 p.m. tonight Gibbs AuditoriumAugust 21, 2014 - 11:46 am
Spartanburg Methodist College
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: (864) 587-4000
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