From the historic town of Camden, South Carolina, the works of Rodgers Boykin was first recognized as prolific and extraordinary in his early school years. Rodgers, a native of Camden, began expressing thoughts and depicting life in the form of art and interior design over 40 years ago.
Rodgers Boykin is a graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He is known by his alumnus as the “Bulldog Maker” Rodgers has created a wide genre of paintings and sculptures over the years depicting the life of SC State.
His art has traveled throughout his home state and around the United States, landing him numerous awards for excellence and quality. The character and beauty of his work reflect who he is as a person and best be stated in his own words, “A reflection of what I feel—my joy, my hope, my sorrow, and my yesterdays and tomorrows are sprinkled throughout my work, speaking to the soul of each of up in silent, strong and moving ways.” Whether his work depicts the playfulness in children or the defiance and determination of men, Rodgers is a master at capturing the essence of humanity.
South Carolina State Board chairman says it's time
for the Bulldog Alumni to make their voices heard
South Carolina State University Board Chairman William Small,·Jr. came to Columbia on Monday to address. the Greater Columbia Chapter of the SC State Alumni Association:
Small's purpose' was to update the alumni about the issues facing the school. But instead, he fired up the crowd with the fervor of a pastor hosting a Revival. He threw down the gauntlet and challenged the alumni to get involved in the fight to save the school. All alumni, he . said.. must get involved and make their voices heard.
"Now is not the time to be silent," said Small. "It's time for the alumni to fight back."
Small said that despite SC State's· problems, the University has tremendous potential. He cited outstanding programs such as the nuclear engineering program and the master's of education programs as centers of excellence that SC State can build on.
Mr. Paul Bryant Athlete Director of SCSU was the guest speaker at the November 10 meeting. One of Mr. Bryant's goals for SCSU is to update the reserve seating in SHM. He is solicting our help. Last night 21 members pledged to pay $100 for this initiative. We are challenging all of our members to get involved and pledge to pay $100. Mr. Bryant wants this project completed by January in time for the winter sports. He is visiting several chapters to solict funds for this project. Please help this Chapter do its part by pledging your tax deductable gift of $100 today.
Col. Bruce Crawford (Source: US Dept. of Defense)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia native and South Carolina State University graduate Col. Bruce Crawford will be promoted to Brigadier General September 4th in Germany.
Crawford's family will be watching a live stream of the promotion ceremony from Fort Jackson. Cadets from SC State will be watching the ceremony by live Internet stream as well.