Local leaders announce “Garnet and Gold Week” to honor USC Salk

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By VICKI BROWN

During the Walterboro City Council and Colleton County Council meetings on October 5, members unanimously voted to pass a resolution proclaiming October 24 - 30 as “Garnet and Gold Week” as a way to honor the community’s local college, The University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.

USC-Salk plans to celebrate the week with an Open House on October 28, with a drop in from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Campus tours will be given, along with the nursing simulation lab. Information on scholarships, majors, and financial aid will be available. Basketball Madness Expo will also be on October 28th at 6:00 p.m., with the men’s and women’s basketball teams participating in intersquad scrimmages, slam dunk contests, and a three-point shootout. Admission is $5.

Then, everyone is invited to Salkehatchie at the Farmer’s Market on October 30, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. There will be family friendly activities and a chance to win some swag.

Council members for both the city and county said they were happy to vote on the proclamation regarding Garnet and Gold week. According to council members, USC -Salk provides significant contributions to the education and culture of the citizens of Walterboro and Colleton County.

“As a vital component of our educational system, USC Salk provides access to higher educational programs offered through the University of South Carolina in Walterboro and Colleton County,” said Colleton County Council Chairman Steve Murdaugh.

USC Salk offers associate and bachelor’s degrees through Palmetto College and the greater University, in fields such as nursing, elementary education, liberal arts, leadership, criminal justice, business, engineering, cybersecurity and other professional degree programs.

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