Voorhees Officially Transitions Online
Denmark, S.C.- Voorhees College will officially be transitioning to online courses effective Monday, March 23, in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the current state of the national emergency.
The institution is committed to continuing its mission to provide a quality education to its students that prepares them to become competitive leaders in this global society. With the crisis, Voorhees is offering all courses for spring 2020 via online instructional delivery for the remainder of the semester.
Currently enrolled students will have the option of either returning to campus and residing in the residence halls to complete their studies or finishing the semester remotely.
To minimize contact and potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus, recommended social distancing practices will be adhered to throughout the campus. All campus activities for March have been canceled. As required by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), all sporting events have been canceled for the remainder of spring 2020.
Dr. W. Franklin Evans, ninth president, and CEO said there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Voorhees, but the safety and well-being of students is always the institution’s top priority. “As such, if you are currently residing in a location that is safe and suitable for online instruction, we encourage you to remain in that location for the remainder of the semester,” Evans said. “Voorhees College remains committed to ensuring that the academic experience reflects the College’s mantra: BEGIN. BELIEVE. BECOME.”
Voorhees officials will continue to monitor the situation and determine if additional college activities will be postponed or canceled for the duration of the semester.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voorhees College is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. From its founding in 1897, Voorhees has evolved into a leading four-year liberal arts college. Voorhees College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Voorhees College. Voorhees is fully committed to its mission to meet the highest standards for educating the minds, hearts and spirits of young men and women. Additional information about Voorhees College can be found on the Web site at www.voorhees.edu.