Volume 14 | Issue 6
August 22, 2022
August 2022 News and Notes
SCICU distributes $67,200 in CIC/UPS scholarships to 21 S.C. private colleges and universities
SCICU is proud to announce that it is distributing $67,200 in CIC/UPS scholarships to assist first-generation, low income, and minority students at 21 private colleges and universities in South Carolina.

Coping with change
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO

As COVID-19 begins to loosen its grip on us, there’s still plenty for campus leaders to wrestle with. Even before the pandemic higher education was undergoing significant disruptions.

SCICU member institutions are still sorting through the changes they face. What are some of those challenges?

Federal update

August updates:

  • Veterans "85/15" legislation
  • Student loan debt - Will the pause be extended?
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness program deadline

ICYMI... Since May teams from SCICU colleges and universities have won national championships and set records!
North Greenville University Crusaders won their first-ever NCAA national championship in baseball with a 5-3 victory over the Point Loma University Sea Lions in the 2022 Division II baseball national championship game in June.
SCICU College/University Campus News 

SCICU presents news from its 21 member colleges and universities. Click here to read college news in the newsroom on the SCICU website.

The following is a sampling of recent news from SCICU campuses:

Allen University

Anderson University

Benedict College and Claflin University

Bob Jones University

Charleston Southern University

Coker University

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Converse University

Erskine College

Furman University

Limestone University

Morris College

Newberry College

North Greenville University

Presbyterian College

Southern Wesleyan University

Spartanburg Methodist College

Voorhees University

Wofford College

Click below to access important information from each of the SCICU member colleges and universities:

Fall is in the air! Check out August photo highlights from SCICU's 21 member campuses.
Coker University students celebrate the return to campus for the 2022 fall semester.
SCICU's 21 member colleges and universities are buzzing with the return of students to campus!

Please click the link below and enjoy August photo highlights from our 21 member campuses.

SCICU Business Partner Spotlight
Leading provider of technology planning and support services for educators.

Dining and facilities management for K-12 through higher education, corporations, and healthcare.

Dedicated to the higher education community through serving more than 1,400 colleges and universities, including all SCICU member institutions, in the collection of defaulted student loans and receivables.

The SCICU Business Partners program provides a convenient marketplace in which SCICU member colleges and universities can preview offerings tailored to the needs of the higher education community in South Carolina.

SCICU welcomes the following new business partners:

SCICU thanks the following business partners for their renewals:

Directory - Click  here  for a complete list of Business Partners, or access information on individual Business Partners via the links shown below.

ABM Building Solutions, LLC | Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial) | Allegiance Industries | Aramark Higher Education | Blackbaud | Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC | Brown Edwards CPA | Brown & Brown South Carolina | Buffkin / Baker | CampusLogic | Cantey Tech Consulting | CapinCrouse LLP | CBIZ | Cengage | Charles Schwab | Cherry Bekaert, LLCCliftonLarsonAllen, LLP |Coleman Lew Canny Brown | Colonial Life | Coursedog | Craig Gaulden Davis | Design Collaborative | Diligence, LLC | Dominion Energy Duke Energy | Elliott Davis | Enterprise Holdings | Equidox | Find Great People, LLC | First American Education Finance | Gillis Specialty Advertising | Giraffe Web Design | GMK Associates | Gravity Diagnostics LLC | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA | Hallmark Management Service | HRP Associates, Inc. | Hypersign, LLC | Immedion LLC | Jenzabar | Kognito | Lower Cost Models Consortium | Lockstep Technology Group | MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc. | McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture | Metz Culinary Management | Mindstream | Nephron Pharmaceuticals | P2Ops, LLC | Path | Paymerang (fka AP Advantage) | Pharos Resources, LLC Pioneer College Caterers Pollock Company | Purple Briefcase | PVC Fittings Online | Regions Bank | Resource Financial Services | S2K Group, Inc. | Salesforce | Schneider Electric | Schooley Mitchell | SC Student Loan Corporation ScholarBuys | Secure Futures Solar | SEGRA (formerly Spirit Communications) | SeKON | Sodexo | Spinx Company | Synergi Partners | Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) | Timely MD | TKC Management Services | Total Comfort Solutions | Transact Campus | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources | VEMO Education | Varsity Health | The Virtual Care Group | Vulcan Materials Company | Walsh Consulting Group LLC | Williams & Fudge | Wyche, PA | 
SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 35 member organizations in 33 states, serves more than 1,000 higher education institutions and over 3 million students across the United States. The organization and staff are dedicated to helping private higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration.

All SCICU member colleges and universities have access to CCCS's national contracts and services. More information on this important benefit may be found here.
News & Notes is published by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. Please send all comments or questions to SCICU President & CEO Jeff Perez at [email protected] or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.