Rudell DuBose named 2018 Woman of Achievement

Rudell DuBose, of the Darlington County School District, has been named the 2018 Woman of Achievement by the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. DuBose will be honored at the Women’s Leadership Symposium, September 21, presented by Sonoco.

With a special education degree from Winthrop University, DuBose began her career as a teacher before earning her Master’s Degree in remediation/at risk students from Francis Marion University. She joined the team providing federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs to economically disadvantaged youth with barriers to education/employment at Hartsville High School, Darlington High School and Lamar High School. DuBose progressed in the JTPA program until she became Program Coordinator in 2000. She is also certified as a Job Coach and a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).

She is an active partner of the SC Works Hartsville Center, dedicated to creating and supporting a strong workforce for Darlington County. She is also involved with Adult Education in both Hartsville and Darlington, serves with the Guidance Counselors and Career Development Facilitators (CDFs) at all three high schools and has a special place in her heart for students with disabilities. She is passionate about her work with the district’s Exceptional Education Department.

“As a professional who believes in investing in educational development, enriching the community and balancing her personal and professional commitments, Rudell DuBose embodies the title of Woman of Achievement,” said Hartsville Chamber President Quinetta Buterbaugh. “Educators like Rudell, and particularly educators involved in workforce programs, are ushering in the future business leaders of the community. We thank her for her strong commitment to the future.”

DuBose has been recognized with the Partnership Pros Award for her establishment of partnerships and relationships with countless community programs, educational institutions and employers. She was also recognized by the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Pathway Program for her contributions to students and their success in school and eventual success in the workforce. The Darlington County Community Action Agency (CAA) has also recognized DuBose for her outstanding contributions to Darlington County youth.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Women’s Leadership Symposium, visit, or call the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce at 843-332-6401.

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business advocacy organization founded in 1910. The Chamber provides a voice for local businesses, supports economic development, and promotes the vibrant and personal community that makes Hartsville appealing to businesses and residents.

Author: Rachel Howell

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