'September 11, 2001: A Community Remembers’

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199


9/11/2001: A Community Remembers [Event Photo Album]

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Aug. 4, 2011 – Coker College will host a special commemorative event, September 11, 2001:  A Community Remembers, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.

“We often use the arts – music, art, dance, theater, poetry – to cope with and express how we feel in moments of sadness and loss such as the tragic events of 9/11,” said Associate Professor of Music Will Carswell, who heads the program’s planning group.  “This event is a way for our community to remember and honor those who were lost as well as those who worked tirelessly in the aftermath of the tragedy.”

The program will include remarks by Coker College President Robert Wyatt, Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington and Reverend Phil Thrailkill.

Music and dance will be provided by the Coker Singers, Assistant Professor of Music Serena Hill, Coker Chamber Singers, Hartsville Middle School Magnet Chorus, Assistant Professor of Music Jun Matsuo, Brass Quintet, Hartsville Chamber Ensemble, Associate Professor Music Graham Wood and students in the Coker dance program.

Poetry and a variety of readings will be offered by Jim Money, Professor of Spanish Cathy Cuppett, Donald Quist, Assistant Professor of Theater Kindra Steenerson, Patrick Flynn and Associate Professor of Theater Phyllis Fields. Art by Professor of Art Jean Grosser, Professor of Art Jim Boden and others local artists will be displayed in the Stein Gallery.

September 11, 2001: A Community Remembers is sponsored by Coker College, The City of Hartsville, The Messenger and Black Creek Arts Council.  For more information contact Carswell, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






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, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. For more information contact Barb Steadman: 843-397-9959 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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