Volume 13 | Issue 2
February 24, 2021
February 2021 News and Notes
Celebrating the achievements and contributions of SCICU's five member HBCUs
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO

Every February, Black History Month is an opportunity to focus on the many achievements and contributions of African Americans. In recognition of Black History Month, I would like to commemorate the brave and dedicated individuals who founded the five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are SCICU member institutions.

Dominion Energy significantly increases SCICU scholarship program
Continuing its 65-year relationship with SCICU member colleges and universities, Dominion Energy is increasing its scholarship investment to $100,000 – 100 scholarships worth $1,000 each – for eligible SCICU students beginning fall 2021.

This gift will push Dominion's total support to students on SCICU campuses to more than $1 million.

Introducing SCICU's new guide to private colleges and universities in South Carolina! Click on the guide cover to learn more about admissions, financial aid, campus life, and much more at SCICU member colleges and universities.
South Carolina update

SC Statehouse concerns:

  • Push for enhancing S.C. Tuition Grants
  • COVID-19 liability protection

Columbia College student advocates for SC Tuition Grants at Feb. 17 need-based aid news conference
Zy'Keria Moultrie
Columbia College
Nursing Major
Columbia College nursing major Zy’Keria Moultrie emphasized the continued importance of the S.C. Tuition Grants Program during a Feb. 17 news conference attended by Gov. Henry McMaster and representatives of South Carolina’s private and public universities and technical colleges.

Washington update

SCICU's top four priorities for Congress

What is budget reconciliation, and why is it important now?

Undergraduate researchers present findings at SCICU's first-ever virtual research symposium

SCICU student researchers showcased their scholarship during SCICU’s first-ever virtual Research Symposium held Feb. 18.

The symposium is the culmination of year-long research projects underwritten by the SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program.

SCICU COVID-19 resources - updated Feb. 23

Click here for a list of COVID-19 advisories for colleges and universities, including updates and resources for South Carolina and the United States.
Campus operations and response to COVID-19 pandemic at SCICU colleges and universities
NEW - SCICU 2019-2020 Annual Report
Download your digital copy here

SCICU College/University Campus News 

SCICU curates news from its twenty 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

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University

Coker University

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Converse College

Erskine College

Furman University

Limestone University

Morris College

Newberry College

North Greenville University

Presbyterian College

Southern Wesleyan University

Spartanburg Methodist College

Voorhees College

Wofford College

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

2020-2021 Upcoming Events

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 partner for their renewal:

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) | Aramark Higher Education | Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC | Brown Edwards CPA | Brown & Brown South Carolina | CampusLogic | Cantey Tech Consulting | CapinCrouse LLP | Cherry Bekaert, LLCCliftonLarsonAllen, LLP |Coleman Lew Canny Brown | Colonial Life | Craig Gaulden Davis | Diligence, LLC | Dominion Energy Duke Energy | Elliott Davis | Enterprise Holdings | Find Great People, LLC | First American Education Finance | Gillis Specialty Advertising | Giraffe Web Design | GMK Associates | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA | Hallmark Management Service | HRP Associates, Inc. | Hypersign, LLC | Immedion LLC | Jenzabar | Lower Cost Models Consortium | Lockstep Technology Group | MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc. | McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture | Metz Culinary Management | Nephron Pharmaceuticals | P2Ops, LLC | 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. | SC Student Loan Corporation | ScholarBuys | SEGRA (formerly Spirit Communications | Sodexo | Spinx Company | Synergi Partners | Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) | Timely MD | Total Comfort Solutions | Transact Campus | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources | VEMO Education | Victor Shoreline | 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 33 member organizations in 32 states, serves close to 900 higher education institutions and 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.