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Spartanburg Community College launches speaker series

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Spartanburg Community College, in partnership with First Citizens Bank, is launching a Professional Speaker Series this month at the college’s downtown campus. Designed to introduce students and community residents to local business professionals active in the Spartanburg community, the first event features local entrepreneur John Bauknight and will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Evans Academic Center auditorium.

Bauknight is president and cofounder of Longleaf Holdings USA, a Spartanburg-based investment firm that oversees several business ventures including the 2007 acquisition of RJ Rockers Brewing Co., according to a news release.

“Since the college's School of Business relocated to the SCC downtown campus in January 2017, we are continuously searching for opportunities to strengthen business relationships and broaden professional experiences for our students," said Witney Fisher, executive director of the Spartanburg Community College downtown campus, in the release. "The First Citizens Speaker Series provides our students and community residents who attend a first-hand opportunity to learn more about careers, professional pathways and an opportunity to meet 'movers and shakers' in our community."

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