Volume 12 | Issue 5 - June 2020
June 2020 News and Notes
News highlights include:

  • Where we go to get better - Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
  • Federal update - Student eligibility for CARES Act aid, U.S. Supreme Court decisions on DACA and Bostock
  • S. C. General Assembly update - Back to work for the General Assembly, COVID-19 liability legislation
  • Celebrating Class of 2020 graduates at SCICU colleges and universities
  • Anderson University President Evans Whitaker: 'Why S.C. colleges must open strongly in the fall’
  • SCICU colleges and universities change operations in response to COVID-19 pandemic
  • SCICU College Guide - Best ONE-STOP resource for college admissions, scholarships, financial aid, and more
  • SCICU college/university campus news
  • 2020 upcoming SCICU events
  • Business partners
SCICU COVID-19 resources - updated June 21

Click here for a curated list of COVID-19 advisories, updates, and resources for South Carolina and the United States.
Where we go to get better
Message from Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO

People are in pain. Our nation is hurting.

Where do we turn for relief?

S.C. General Assembly Update
Back to work for the General Assembly

Appropriation of S.C.'s share of the CARES Act funding

COVID-19 Liability legislation

Federal Update

Federal guidance on student eligibility for CARES Act money

US Supreme court decisions on DACA and Bostock

Celebrating the perseverance of Class of 2020 graduates at SCICU colleges and universities
SCICU salutes the Class of 2020 graduates! We will continue to celebrate and remember their perseverance through the COVID-19 pandemic-related transition to remote/virtual classes. While campuses did not have traditional spring commencement ceremonies, student achievements were celebrated and commemorated in other special ways. Please click on your favorite college or university to learn more about their celebrations for the Class of 2020 graduates:

Anderson University President Whitaker: ‘Why S.C. colleges must open strongly in the fall’

Dr. Evans Whitaker
Anderson University
How many modern American enterprises have adapted and lasted almost four centuries?

Perhaps only one: higher education.

Since its founding in 1636, time and again, American higher education has proven its resiliency and extraordinary value. We’ve faced myriad challenges through the years.

SCICU colleges and universities change operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
SCICU colleges and universities are changing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect students, faculty, staff, and their surrounding communities. See below for links to individual institution's preparedness for COVID-19.

Click on the College Guide cover for your ONE STOP best source for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid information for South Carolina's independent colleges and universities!

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 College

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 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 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)  |  Aramark Higher Education  |  Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC | Cantey Tech Consulting  |  CapinCrouse LLP  | Cherry Bekaert, LLC 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 | MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc.  |  McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture  |  Metz Culinary Management  |  Nephron Pharmaceuticals | P2Ops, LLC  |  Paymerang (fka AP Advantage)  |  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 | Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) | Timely MD | Total Comfort Solutions  | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources  | VEMO Education | Victor Shoreline | 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 jeff@scicu.org or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.