News In Brief - July 28, 2007

Educator center names program director

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement has promoted a new pre-service program director, the group announced this week.

Brett Vaughn, who has been serving as a teacher in residence for the past year, will take over the vacant position.

Her primary duties will be managing CERRA's teaching fellows program and national board certification.

The center's goal is to attract qualified people to teach in the state.

As teacher in residence, Vaughn helped develop a tool kit to aid teachers going through the certification process and worked to develop an evaluation procedure for the teaching fellow programs.

Vaughn has a Bachelor of Science in elementary and childhood education from the College of Charleston and a master's degree in elementary school leadership from Furman University.

Grant to allow new scholarship at Winthrop

At least one human nutrition student will get a scholarship to Winthrop University starting in 2008 thanks to a $45,000 gift from the Palmetto chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Food Service Administrators.

The scholarship will pay tribute to Marcelle McAbee Scogin, who graduated from Winthrop in 1953.

Scogin worked in the Greenville Hospital System's food and nutrition department for 38 years, including 15 years as director of the department.

The number and the monetary amount of scholarships awarded has not yet been decided.