Claflin University is leading the way in graduating underrepresented minorities at the bachelor’s level and preparing them for graduate school in STEM.
- SC Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) Executive Committee and Steering Committee, 2014-present
- SERMACS 2016 Executive Board and General Chair
- Richland School District Two (Columbia, SC), Institute of Innovation Advisory Board, 2014 – present
- College Board (Washington, DC), HBCU Advisory Board (Chair, Academic Affairs Track), 2013 – present
- Laurens County Museum Association Board, 2016 – present
- Charter High School for Health Professions (Orangeburg, SC), Former Chair and Board Member, 2010 – present
- American Reading Company, (King of Prussia, PA) Advisory Board, 2012 – 2015
- Healing Species Board of Trustees (Orangeburg, SC), Treasurer, 2010 – 2013
- Strategic Planning Committee (Diversity Plan for the State of South Carolina. SC EPSCoR/IDeA), 2008 – 2009
- MUSC-IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards) Advisory Board (Charleston, SC), 2008 – 2012
- ACS Taskforce on Undergraduate Programming, 2004 – 2007
- ACS National Meeting General Chair (Atlanta, GA), 2010
- GEMSS (Girls Emulating Maturity Strength and Scholarship) Advisory Board, Claflin University, 2001 – 2014
- Southern Education Foundation South Carolina Task Force, Commission on Higher Education: Higher Education Sub-committee, 2001 – 2008
Science Columnist for The Times & Democrat, Orangeburg, SC
- “Those girls on Jupiter know science” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Oct. 26, 2002
- “Following up on girls, science” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Nov. 2, 2002
- “Are computers essential to learning?” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Nov. 16, 2002
- “Unlearning bad math” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Dec. 7, 2002
- “Science-related stocking stuffers” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Dec. 21, 2002.
- “New school jitters” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Jan. 11, 2003.
- “Passion and price for science” Times & Democrat, Saturday Youth, Feb. 8, 2003.
- “Getting over test anxiety” Times & Democrat, April 10, 2003
- “Where are they?” Times & Democrat, August 2, 2003
- “Hip-Hop Hypocrisy” Times & Democrat, May 16, 2004
- “Preparing students to be successful not only in academia but in life” Times & Democrat, March 20, 2005
- “If all children can learn, then why aren’t they” Times & Democrat, August 2007.
Summer STEM scholars: Carolinas high school students get training at Claflin
Claflin University’s pursuit of recognition for excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) includes cultivating and recruiting high school scholars and introducing them to academic and career opportunities.
CLAFLIN GEMSS: Program prepares girls for the future
Although Mya Williams hasn’t reached high school yet, she is already learning the importance of community service through her participation in the Girls Embracing Maturity, Strength and Scholarship program at Claflin University. Along with 40 other girls in the GEMSS program, the Felton Laboratory student made pillows to give to the homeless and senior citizens last…
‘On the right track’ – Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ Clubs help students go from principal’s office to honor roll
Three years ago, Stephen G. Peters had a lot of hope and aspirations for sustaining his Gentlemen’s Club in Orangeburg and watching it grow throughout South Carolina. His local clubs were in Clark and Howard middle schools. He had aspirations of creating a program at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High…
Technology center students earn Claflin scholarships
Nicholas Haigler, left, and Nicholas Goodwin, right, work with Dr. Angela Peters, chair of the Claflin University Chemistry Department, in the school’s Forensics Lab.The two Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Technology Center students are the recipients of $20,000-per-year scholarships to attend Claflin University after having completed an internship in the lab through the center’s School-to-Work program.