Coker College Evening Program Renamed ALPHA

For more information, contact James Jolly | 843.383.8018 or 
Christian Stryker | 843.383.8068

Hartsville, S.C. (June 29, 2010) -- Coker College’s Evening and Extended Studies Program has been renamed ALPHA, Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement. With almost 40 years of experience and locations in Hartsville, Cheraw, Lake City, and Mullins, ALPHA gives adults the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at night.

“We wanted a name that is more representative of the students and outcomes of Coker’s evening program,” said Dr. Barbara Jackowski, Coker College associate dean. “Our students are adult learners who work hard and aim high. They are earning a college degree to get more out of life, personally and professionally.”

Coker College ALPHA offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminology, early childhood education, elementary education, psychology, social work and sociology. The program is open to adults age 23 and older. Classes are offered two nights a week and on Saturday in some locations.  Terms are eight weeks long and full-time ALPHA students can earn a degree in four years.

More than 450 adults in the Pee Dee are enrolled in ALPHA. The program has bridge agreements with Florence-Darlington Technical College and Northeastern Technical College, which makes transferring to Coker College a simple process.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-950-1908.


Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, co mprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.


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