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Furman awards Postgraduate Diplomas in Corporate Sustainability

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Furman awards 18 postgraduate diplomas in Corporate Sustainability
Furman awards 18 Postgraduate Diplomas in Corporate Sustainability

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University recently recognized the following Class of 2016 recipients of the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability:

Thomas Berg, Bob Jones University, Greenville
Mark Dease, Greenville Health System, Greenville
George Helmrich, Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley
Scott Johnston, Johnston Design Group, Greenville
James Kelly, Bon Secours St. Francis, Greenville
Mary Ann Keon, Milliken, Spartanburg
Phil Lewis, Furman University, Greenville
Kevin McCraw, BMW, Spartanburg
David McGrane, Southern Weaving, Hilton Head
Betsy McMillan, ScanSource, Greenville
Elizabeth Morgan, City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill
David Nestor, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte
Halle Price, BMW, Spartanburg
Chris Reeves, Greenville Technical College, Greenville
Margie Rice, Southern Weaving, Greenville
John Suchon, OmniSource, Greenville
Allen White, Greenville Water, Greenville
Tricia Wilson, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charleston

“Corporate sustainability is being embraced across the country, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes business sense,” says Dr. Brad Bechtold, Executive Director of Continuing Education at Furman. “It lowers business costs, improves productivity and enhances reputation. Our corporate sustainability program provides the tools, techniques and strategic thinking that business leaders need in order to build a coherent sustainability strategy. These outstanding graduates are now armed with the knowledge, skills and ability to make a difference in their organizations and the community.”

Bechtold says the course offers a broad overview of sustainability as well as a detailed review of major practices in sustainability. It also identifies the sustainable business strategies that offer the most effective return on investment and demonstrate how sustainability can become an ongoing strategic business practice.

“Our postgraduate diploma in corporate sustainability is aimed at business people who are in charge of defining and implementing sustainability initiatives for their organizations,” Bechtold says. “There are many sustainability type educational programs across the country, but none are as comprehensive and business focused as Furman’s program, which will be offered again in the spring of 2017.”

For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Brad Bechtold, Executive Director of Continuing Education at (864) 294-3136, or visit the website at

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