Erskine represented at SCICU Day in Columbia

Posted on April 16, 2014

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From left, Rep. Craig Gagnon, Daniel Prohaska, Anna Bell, Melanie Locke, Mike LeFever

Three Erskine College students, together with a member of the administration, were among more than 100 students and staff members from member schools of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) visiting the State House in Columbia April 9.

Vice President for Communications Cliff Smith led the Erskine group, which included  Anna Bell, a sophomore from Greenwood, Melanie Locke, a junior from Charleston, and SGA President Daniel Prohaska, a senior from Moncks Corner.

SCICU Day provides an annual opportunity to thank members of the General Assembly for their support of South Carolina’s Tuition Grant program. More than $36 million in assistance is being provided to students through need-based Tuition Grants this year.

Students from all over the state met with their hometown representatives and senators and also heard from Sen. Darrell Jackson of Columbia, who was honored as the 2014 SCICU Legislative Champion.

SCICU President & CEO Mike LeFever presented the students with a Proclamation from Gov. Nikki Haley which encourages the recognition of private non-profit colleges and universities for their contributions to the state.

The South Carolina Independent College and Universities, Inc. (SCICU) is a charitable organization that is directed by a Board of Trustees composed of leading citizens representing a cross-section of the higher education, business, and civic leadership in South Carolina. SCICU seeks to advance higher education through fundraising, scholarships, and research, as well as by facilitating collaborative activities among the member institutions. SCICU also enhances a positive public image and encourages government policies that support independent higher education.