Welcome Commissioner Kimberly Fowler
The Spartanburg Commission
for Technical and Comprehensive Education welcomes new
Commissioner Kimberly Fowler. As the Nurse Manager of
the Mother/Baby Unit at Spartanburg Regional Health
System, Ms. Fowler brings a valuable professional
healthcare perspective to her Spartanburg County
At-Large commission seat. She is a graduate of
Dorman High School and earned her Bachelor of Science in
Nursing from USC-Upstate.
student Sidrah Ghaffar
just over a year, SCC student Sidrah Ghaffar completed
the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree and has continued
on to Wofford College to complete a bachelor's degree.
Her ultimate goal is to attend the Medical University of
South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.
Sidrah's family immigrated
to the U.S. from Pakistan just over a year ago, and she
immediately began courses at SCC. Her English skills
improved rapidly and she maintained a perfect 4.0 grade
point average while taking a full course load, working,
serving as a student ambassador and becoming very
involved on campus.
"I will never forget SCC
and what the College has done for me," says Sidrah.
"This will always be my College."
In December 2011, Dr.
Charles M. Fogarty decided to give three townhouses to
the SCC Foundation. In addition to the townhouses, Dr.
Fogarty also gave a cash gift of $5,000 to assist with
any costs that may be associated with the townhouses
prior to the Foundation selling them. The townhouses
consist of units #24, #25 and #26 at 331 East Blackstock
Road, Spartanburg, SC in Raintree Villas. The tax
assessed value of these three units is $214,300. He
anticipates giving another four (4) units in the current
year making a total of seven (7) townhouses. At this
time, these gifts are intended to be sold and the
proceeds will come to the Foundation as unrestricted
funds. This will be a transforming gift to the
donates funds for Tyger River Campus
thanks to AT&T South Carolina for generously donating
$110,000 to Spartanburg Community College's (SCC) to
fund infrastructure renovations at our Tyger River
Campus Center for Business & Entrepreneurial Development
is a catalyst for sustainable economic development in
our region, and AT&T is proud to support your efforts,"
said Jim Evers, AT&T regional director.
Hook, Para Jones, Jim Evers and Mike Forrester
at the Tyger River Campus Center for Business &
"We're grateful to AT&T
for helping us to continue the innovative programs
offered at the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial
Development," said Mike Forrester, SCC's director of
economic development and interim director of Corporate
and Continuing Education (CCE). "AT&T plays a major role
in the success of our county's economic development.
This contribution will allow SCC to continue fostering
entrepreneurial development and business growth in our
area, while also making our region more competitive for
new industry and jobs."
The CBED helps
entrepreneurs and businesses launch, build, expand and
reorganize successful companies. Located in a foreign
trade zone along the I-85 corridor on Highway 290 in
Duncan, the 363,000 square foot Center currently offers
the following programs and services:
Soft Landings Program-
providing furnished office space and basic office
services to qualifying foreign or domestic companies
seeking to start new operations in Spartanburg County.
assisting new businesses in the early start-up phase and
existing businesses that are re-tooling or reorganizing
for greater success by offering workspace and basic
- providing temporary office
and training space to qualifying companies while aiding
in the hiring process from advertising job postings and
pre-screenings to pre- and post-employment training.
- assisting business and
industry partners with space for beta testing, training
or storing inventory.
Since opening in 2006, the
CBED has served the following companies: 3Pec, Benore
Logistics, EchoStar, Exel Logistics, Fairway Outdoor
Advertising, Jankel Tactical Systems, Jeffreys
Manufacturing Solutions, Integrated Combustion
Solutions, Lear Seating, Master Precision Global, MAU
(hiring agency for BMW), Sterling Contract Packaging,
TFE Logistics Group, and Wetekam.