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SMC Class of 2016 Pledges to Uphold Honor

On Sunday morning, August 17th at 1 p.m. Spartanburg Methodist College students gathered together in the Camak Auditorium for a time honored tradition of SMC where the campus pauses to recognize the importance of honor and truthfulness and reflect on what that means to the members of the SMC community. The Rev. Pierre Salmon will be the guest speaker.

A native of Dillon, SC, Salmon is an associate minister at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church and currently serves as Senior Pastor of The New Prospect Baptist Church. He has traveled abroad to places like Brazil, Israel and Jamaica to minister in various capacities and has served as a summer missionary with the Southern Baptist Convention in Southern California. Salmon and his wife, Dineitha, reside in Spartanburg and are the parents of three daughters, Zyon Demierre, Kesiah Kamyl Salmon and Imri Selah Salmon.

Spartanburg Methodist College, as an institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church, strives to maintain an atmosphere of living and learning based on faith and responsibility in a Christian community. The college’s Honor Code governs life on the campus and within the College community. It is a vital element that encourages appropriate behavior and conduct and discourages cheating, plagiarizing, lying and other inappropriate academic behaviors.
Each student publicly signs and pledges to faithfully uphold the principles of the Honor System, cherish and guard its traditions and respect and observe its requirements. According to Ron Laffitte, Dean of Students, “the signed Honor Code will hang in the Burgess Student Center and will signify the student body’s mutual trust and resolve to the principles they have agreed to adhere to for the coming academic year.”