Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dr. Lacy Ford

Professor of History, Vice Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies,
University of South Carolina; Author, Historian, Lecturer


Bio

Hometown: York Country (near Clover), SC
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Occupation: Professor of History, Vice Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies, University of South Carolina; Author, Historian, Lecturer
Other Notables: National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow, 2000-2001; American Philosophical Society Research and Travel Fellowship, 1994-95; Mellon Summer Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 1993; Deliver Us From Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009); Origins of Southern Radicalism: The South Carolina Upcountry, 1800-1860 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988). Winner of the Francis B. Simkins Prize, 1988-1989
Website: www.artsandsciences.sc.edu


Do you agree with Lacy’s view that we have to invest long term in human capital in this state?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Lacy is a world class historian who writes about South Carolina and the South. His insights about our past and future are both bold and invaluable.

Mayor Joe Riley

Mayor, Charleston, S.C. (since 1975)


Bio

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Education: Undergraduate, The Citadel; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law
Occupation: Mayor, Charleston, S.C. (since 1975)
Other Notables: Recipient of The National Medal of Arts (2009) – Presented by President Barack Obama, One of the twenty-five most dynamic mayors in America, Newsweek Magazine, The American Architectural Foundation and the U. S. Conference of Mayors in February 2010 created The Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Leadership in City Design in his honor. Recipient, South Carolina Governor’s Award in the Humanities in 2005; Recipient, American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2004 Olmsted Medal; Served as President of the U. S. Conference of Mayors 1986-87 and currently serves on the USCM’s Executive Committee
Website: www.charlestoncity.info


What do you think of Mayor Riley’s views on the principle assets and the barriers to this state?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Often called “America’s best mayor,” Riley personifies both a world class vision and a proven record of amazing accomplishments. This is how world class gets done.

George Hincapie

Cyclist (retired), Business Owner; Hincapie Sportswear


Bio

Hometown: Queens, New York
Education:Farmingdale High School (New York);Cycling competitions around the world
Occupation:Cyclist (retired), Business Owner; Hincapie Sportswear
Other Notables:National Professional Road Champion: 1998, 2006, 2009; Tour de France Yellow Jersey assists: 1999-2005, 2007, 2011; Olympics: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. National Team: 1991-93, 1998-99;
Website: www.georgehincapie.com
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What do you think of George’s advice to children that want to be like him one day?
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Phil Noble Commentary

George is unique in that he is a world class athlete who was very successful globally and then decided to move to South Carolina. He offers a unique perspective of a “new South Carolinian.”

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Chairman Dr. Ben Bernanke

Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Bio

Hometown: Born in Augusta, GA;
raised in Dillon, SC
Education: B.A., Economics, Harvard University; Ph.D, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occupation: Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Other Notables:Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (June 2005 to January 2006); Class of 1926 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University (1994-1996); Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Chair of the Economics Department, Princeton University (1996-2002); Served two terms as a member of the Montgomery Township (N.J.) Board of Education.
Website: www.federalreserve.gov

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Judge Alex Sanders

Lawyer (retired), Professor, Essayist


Bio

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Education:B.S., University of South Carolina; LLM., University of Virginia; J.D. University of South Carolina School of Law
Occupation:Lawyer (retired), Professor, Essayist
Other Notables:Former Chief Judge of South Carolina Court of Appeals, 19th President of College of Charleston, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Charleston School of Law, Noted Baseball enthusiast
Website: polisci.cofc.edu


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Phil Noble Commentary

Alex has had more careers in South Carolina than any other five people – but all his work has been marked by his broad vision, keen insight, boundless good humor and a deep commitment to our state.

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