Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Individuals incarcerated in South Carolina Department of Corrections facilities will soon be able to receive bachelor’s degrees at no cost through a historic partnership with historically Black Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Claflin University will offer bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice, psychology, and organizational management through its Center for Professional and Continuing Studies. Students also will be able to obtain minor and certificate credentials. Claflin plans to launch the program in early 2021 and the South Carolina Department of Corrections has already started the application process.

“Claflin’s Pathway from Prison Program, Second Chance Pell Grant, and our Center for Social Justice all reflect Claflin’s deep and abiding commitment to expanding access to exceptional educational opportunities that can change the trajectory of people’s lives,” said Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, president of Claflin  University. “A quality education is the gateway to empowerment and plays a critical role in the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated people into their respective communities.”

Belinda Wheeler is the director of Claflin Pathways from Prison Program and the Center for Social Justice. She is also an associate professor of English at the university.

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  1. It appears that Dwuan is literally doing anything to increase their overall student enrollment. I would suggest the so-called Claflin University administrators and the Center for Professional and Continuing Studies expend the same amount of time and fiscal resources to talented SC high school students in order to attend Claflin University. Also, Dwuan, you need to expend more time and fiscal resources trying to significantly increase your overall rentention and graduation rates and alumni(a) donations. The intellectual footprint for Claflin University literally non-existent within the larger higher education landscape.

  2. Well. At least it’s not 13% like the other HBCU down the street. Yet these are the schools asking for loads of cash infusion. For what I ask? Or, for whom?

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