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Criminal Justice Program Named in Honor of Henry Harrison

Asking people for money can be the hardest part of the fundraising equation, but for Lieutenant Stacy Craven, far right, of the S.C. Highway Patrol, it was easy to ask friends, famil , and co-workers to support a campaign to name the Criminal Justice program at Tri-County in honor of longtime friend and mentor, Henry C. Harrison, second from left. “I jumped at the chance to help the Chief,” said Lt. Craven, who has known the former highway patrolman and Greenville businessman since he was 14 years old. “I was very comfortable asking folks to support this endowment, and there was no hesitation from people to give and to honor a gentleman’s career of commitment to high standards,” he said.

“He has helped so many. He is a caring and giving person who is fair, honest, impartial, and always professional—the best we can offer in law enforcement. He represents a true Southern gentleman,” said Lt. Craven.

Over the past two years, Lt. Craven and the Foundation staff raised $100,000 in pledges to name theHenryC.HarrisonCriminalJusticeprogram. “Theyalldiditforthebigchief. Everybody loves him,” said Lt. Craven, of Harrison, who serves on the College’s Foundation Board, was a S.C. Highway Patrolman for 20 years, and has been Chairman and CEO of American Services since starting it in 1975. “An educational program for law enforcement is his passion,” said Lt. Craven. “He believes in educating officers and helping his employees in college with scholarships and with scheduling. He is willing to do anything he can for people. In my opinion he represents a life that should inspire us all, to search and find our true mission here and to be better to each other.”

Also pictured are, from left, John Lummus, vice president for Economic and Institutional Advancement; Dr. Booth; and Courtney White, director of development.

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U.S. Engine Valve Purchases Equipment for Oconee QuickJobs Development Center

U.S. Engine Valve/Nittan Valve made a $15,000 donation to the College Foundation to purchase a milling machine for the Oconee QuickJobs Center. The gift will support Computer Numeric Control classes taught at the Center to train both incumbent workers and those looking for jobs in manufacturing.

Pictured from left to right are Elisabeth Gadd, former director of development at the College; John Lummus, vice president of economic and institutional advancement at the College; Dr. Booth; Bobby Dover, plant manager, Westminster U.S. Engine Valve plant; and Keizo Harada, technical manager at the plant.

U.S. Engine Valve has been a member of the College’s Center for Workforce Excellence (formerly the World Class Training Center) since 1989 and has been a strong supporter of the College Foundation, having endowed a scholarship and provided funding for professional development and equipment.

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