Coker Psi Chi to Honor Human Service Professionals

For more information Christian Stryker 843.383.8068

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, will be hosting a ceremony to honor the men and women of Hartsville and Darlington County who are human service professionals on Friday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Coker College Elizabeth Boatwright Performing Arts Center.

The ceremony is in honor of all those compassionate individuals that work in human services careers, including employees of the following:

• Hartsville Fire Department
• Hartsville Police Department
• Carolina Pines Hospital
• Community Action Agency
• Darlington County Sheriff's Office
• Hartsville Health Department/DSS
• Darlington County Emergency Shelters & Lake Robinson EMS
• Hartsville Interfaith Ministries
• Darlington County EMS
• Pee Dee Coalition
• Durant Children’s Center
• Guardian Ad Litem

Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington, will be on hand to officially declare September 10 “A Day of Compassion” in Hartsville.

Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to attend a reception in the St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church parish hall. At the conclusion of the reception, Dr. David Watkins, a counseling psychologist who is also an expert in pastoral care, will conduct a special seminar entitled “Compassion Fatigue and Experiencing Significant Loss”.

The ceremony is open to the public, while the seminar is available to all Coker students, the care providers/representatives at the ceremony, and to community members who are suffering from grief or loss.

For more information on the Coker College chapter of Psi Chi, or the ceremony and seminar to honor those in human service careers, please contact Dr. Tracey Welborn at 843-383-8044.


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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