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  Sherman Students Entertained at CollegeFest

More than 100 Sherman students, plus many students from other local colleges and members of the Spartanburg community, gathered at Barnet Park on October 25 for CollegeFest, an outdoor music concert for area college students. The event was hosted by College Town, a consortium of the colleges of Spartanburg and the City of Spartanburg. More than 1,500 people attended.

CollegeFest featured three bands -- Seven, Five & Dime, and Dezeray’s Hammer. The event also featured games, door prizes and refreshments. Admission was $5 at the gate with a college ID.

College Town’s first official program was the South Carolina Humanities Festival, held in April 2003 on the campuses of the six local colleges. During that event, Sherman sponsored a health fair and a panel discussion about the roles of the mind, body and spirit in overall health.

Plans for other college events, such as joint service projects, a leadership summit and intramural sports activities, are under way. More information about the College Town consortium and upcoming events can be found at

The web site features information about all six Spartanburg colleges, a list of upcoming events at each college, and student profiles.

Presidents and students from the six colleges and universities in Spartanburg (from left are University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, Sherman College, Converse College, Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg Methodist College and Wofford College) took part in a press conference on October 15 announcing the College Town consortium and the CollegeFest concert. Sherman College Executive Vice President/Provost Myron D. Brown, D.C., looks at the new College Town web site ( with Dipali-Patel, a psychology major from Spartanburg Methodist College. Patel and other students from the six colleges in Spartanburg are featured on the main page of the site and in the Student Profiles section.


CollegeFest t-shirts built excitement about the event.
Sherman student intern Jeff Allen talks with a prospective patient at the college’s spinal screening booth at CollegeFest while student Natalie Kurylo greets passers-by.

Rock band Dezeray’s Hammer entertains the crowd during CollegeFest with a mix of original and cover tunes. Volunteers from colleges and local civic groups and businesses served funnel cakes, pizza, chicken wings, cotton candy and other festive food.

More than 1,500 were in attendance at CollegeFest and enjoyed hearing the three featured bands, Seven, Five & Dime and Dezeray’s Hammer.

Recent graduate Monica Cook and Sherman student George Berry help Cook’s son at the rock climbing wall. Carnival-type attractions at the event included rock climbing, baseball pitching and several small rides.