Volume 10 | Issue 6 July 2018
July 2018 News and Notes

July 2018 news highlights include:
  • New format for News and Notes newsletter
  • SC budget approved by House and Senate, sent to Governor June 28
  • SC Tuition Grants Commission honors Mike LeFever
  • SCICU Fall Board of Trustees meeting September 26 at Presbyterian College
  • Member College News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Business Partners
Introducing SCICU's NEW Newsletter Format
Beginning in July 2018, the SCICU News and Notes newsletter will be coming to you via a new and improved format that is designed to be viewed well on ALL devices. The new format automatically adjusts and adapts to the device that you are currently using to read the newsletter. As a result, you will be able to read the newsletter equally well on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Please let us know what you think of this new layout! Email Shay West (shay@scicu.org) with your comments.

Please click here to view/read newsletters for previous months.
The House and Senate approved the Budget Conference Committee's recommendations for the FY 2018-19 budget on June 28 and sent the legislation to Governor McMaster.

The budget bill received by the Governor includes full-funding of the SC Merit Scholarship programs, funding increases to need-based grant programs, and funding to the PASCAL library program.

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Tuition Grants Commission Executive Director Katie Harrison recently presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mike LeFever, SCICU President and CEO, in recognition of his years of advocacy for the Tuition Grants Program and other programs benefiting college students. Mike will be retiring from SCICU on August 31, 2018, and has been a tremendous supporter of post-secondary education in South Carolina.

The SCICU Board of Trustees will hold its Fall 2018 meeting at Presbyterian College on September 26. At this event, the Board will announce and celebrate the selection of the SCICU McLean-Smith Student of the Year.  More info will be emailed to trustees in late July.

Member College 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 member college / university news:

Anderson University

Charleston Southern University

Coker College

Columbia College

Furman University

Limestone College

Morris College

Wofford College

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

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 recognizes 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  |  Acumen IT, LLC  |  Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial)  |  Aramark Higher Education  |  Argent Financial Group | Blackboard   |  Cantey Tech Consulting  |  CapinCrouse LLP  |  Church Mutual Insurance Company  |  Coleman Lew + Associates  |  Collegiate Financial Services (IOA)  |  Craig Gaulden Davis  |  CSI Leasing, Inc.  |  Dominion Energy Elliott Davis  |  Find Great People, LLC  |  First American Education Finance  | Gillis Specialty Adverstising  |  Giraffe Web Design  |  Harper Corporation General Contractors  |  Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA  |  HillSouth iT Solutions  |  Howard Technology Solutions  |  HRP Associates, Inc.  |  Hypersign, LLC  | Immedion LLC  |   The LearningHouse, Inc.  |  MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc.  |  McAllister & Quinn  |   McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture  | Met@data IT LLC  |  Metz Culinary Management  |  Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting  |  National Management Resources Corporation  | P2Ops, LLC  |  Paymerang (fka AP Advantage)  |  Pioneer College Caterers Pollock Company  |  Purple Briefcase  |  S2K Group, Inc.  |  SC Student Loan Corporation  |  ScholarBuys  |  Sodexo  |  Spirit Communications  |  STEM Premier Stroz Friedberg  |  Thompson & Little  |  Total Comfort Solutions  | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources  |  Vulcan Materials Company  |  Walsh Consulting Group LLC  |  Wells Fargo Insurance Services  |  Wyche, PA  | 

SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 33 member organizations in 30 states, serves more than 900 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 Mike LeFever at mike@scicu.org or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.
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