Clemson University

Higher Education Programs and SC Prisons

The Emeritus College Task Force on Higher Education and SC Prisons invites you to a one-day symposium featuring leaders from across the state.  We hope you will join us to learn more about the specific programs at their institutions and to explore ways in which emeritus faculty might support their efforts to improve outcomes for incarcerated persons who are enrolled in higher education courses and programs.  RSVP is requested ( (Lunch is available for $20 or you may bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided).  If you would like to participate by Zoom, please request a Zoom link in your RSVP.


Guest Speakers

  • Laura Morris, Furman University, Inside Out Program
  • April White-Pugh, Provost, Southern Wesleyan College, Second Chance Pell
  • Vanessa Harris, Claflin University, Pathways from Prison Program and SCCHEP
  • Bryan Stirling and Jake Gadsden, SC Department of Corrections, DOC Perspectives
  • Anne Walker, Alston Wilkes Society, AWS Initiatives in Prison Education 
  • Barry Kirk, Midlands Technical College, Plans for Prison Education
  • Ron Rhames, President, Midlands Technical College
  • Tim Hardee, President, SC Technical College System

Task force members: 

M. Elaine Richardson, Chair

Laura Shick

Dolores Ann Stegelin

James Hudgins

William Stringer

Terry Clark

Debra Jackson


Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

Emeritus College, Seminar Room, 228 511 Westinghouse Road, Pendleton, SC 29670

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Postdocs


Emeritus College




No cost to attend; $20 if you would like a box lunch; drinks provided

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Debra Jackson

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RSVP or for questions contact Debra Jackson or Jill Hammond, for Zoom link.


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