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Alumnus William Hubbard, '77, to Head National Bar
William C. Hubbard, a 1977 alumnus of the School of Law, was sworn in as president of the American Bar Association at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston. He spent the past year as the ABA’s president-elect and was chair of the ABA’s House of Delegates from 2008-2010.
10th Annual College Colors Day Is August 29!
Wear your garnet and black on August 29! As part of the 10th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of South Carolina is participating in the Spirit Cup competition and is asking for fan support to help win this year’s cup. The Spirit Cup is a points-based rivalry competition that utilizes social media platforms to crown its champion.
Alumni Center's Final Steel Beam Placed at 'Topping Off'
On Thursday, July 31, the final 18-foot beam—bearing the signatures of hundreds of alumni—was placed at the peak of My Carolina Alumni Center being constructed in the Vista. The raising of the 500-pound beam was part of a Topping Off ceremony to signify the completion of the structural or “steel” phase of the center, which is set to open in summer 2015.
'64 Grad Named Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
Since 2008, Columbia restaurateur Bill Dukes, '64, as founder and chairman of the Honor Flight of South Carolina, has helped fly more than 2,500 World War II veterans to the Washington, DC, for free to see their memorial. Now Dukes will be frequently going to DC in a more formal capacity – as South Carolina’s civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army.
Register for a Freshmen Send-Off Party Today!
My Carolina will be hosting several freshmen send-off events for the class of 2018. Send-off parties offer incoming students the opportunity to be welcomed into the university family by representatives from Carolina, as well as to get to know fellow classmates before stepping foot on campus on Move-In Day. It’s a chance to talk with alumni about their experiences and for parents to share information with one another.
Tradition of Leadership Continues for My Carolina Board
My Carolina's incoming president and president-elect have been honored with a pair of resolutions by the state legislature. Paula Harper Bethea, '75, and Tommy Preston, '07, '11 law, have a long history in their voluntary support of Carolina and began their terms on July 1.
Career Center Job Fair Sponsorship Opportunity
Demonstrate your commitment to the university, the Career Center and our students through job fair sponsorship!  Available for SET and Career Fest job fairs only, the job fair sponsorship fee is in addition to fair registration fee and provides for prime table location and added publicity. 
My Carolina Sends off Class of 2014 at Celebration
More than 300 members of the Class of 2014 celebrated their upcoming graduation at My Carolina’s annual Graduation Celebration in late April. The event is held each year free of charge to graduating seniors prior to final exams, offering free food, beverages and a live band.
Networking Event for Gamecocks Builds Connections
Professional networking among University of South Carolina alumni is in high demand, and My Carolina Alumni Association facilitated such an opportunity in early April at Stone River in West Columbia with more than 60 alumni of all ages taking part in “Garnetworking with Gamecocks.”
Alumnus Invited to White House for 'My Brother's Keeper'
Tommy PrestonMy Carolina board member Tommy Preston, Jr., ’07, ’11 law, was an invited guest to President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” event at the White House. More...
Authors and Friends–Parallel Lives for 60 Years
C. Robert Jones & Molly McGregorMolly McGregor and Bobby Jones were already writers by the time they graduated in 1954, both contributing to Carolina publications. After 60 years, they're still at it. More...
Giving Back: A Priority, Gift for Paula Harper Bethea, '75
Paula Harper Bethea, '75“Giving is far more meaningful to me than getting,” said Paula Harper Bethea to a gathering of young alumni recently. Bethea is executive director of the SC Education Lottery. More...
Omanis Gather for Hometown Gamecock Dinner

President Discusses Alumni Center in Annual Address
President Harris Pastides"All of what we do is built on the great legacy of the students that came before us—our alumni... and they are greatly anticipating the opening of our beautiful new Alumni Center."
Annual University Alumni Award Recipients Named
University of South CarolinaMy Carolina announced the recipients of the University of South Carolina’s highest honors to six university alumni and supporters. Recipients will be honored at Homecoming. More...
Check Out Our New Alumni Center Commercial!
Alumni CenterFor alumni, by alumni, our university's brand-new, state-of-the-art Alumni Center will be breaking ground during Homecoming this year! View the commercial...
VP for Development, Alumni Relations Named
Jancy Houck“Fresh from a successful Yale fundraising campaign, Jancy Houck brings years of professional experience, creativity and warm enthusiasm to USC," says President Pastides. More...
Nationwide Insurance Presents Check to My Carolina
Nationwide presents check to My CarolinaNationwide Insurance recently presented My Carolina Alumni Association with a $200,000 check as part of a multi-year partnership between the two organizations. More...
Study Abroad Office Awarded Two National Awards
Members of the Study Abroad office with awardStaff from Carolina's Study Abroad Office recently returned from a national conference in St. Louis, Missouri, with a few more souvenirs than expected: national awards! More...
Alumni Center Design Approved by City of Columbia!
University of South Carolina Alumni Center“We’re now the only Southeastern Conference school without an alumni center, but we will clearly now have the best alumni center,” said executive director Jack Claypoole, '87. More...
My Carolina Welcomes New Members to Its Board
University of South Carolina Official RingMy Carolina will have three new members on its Board of Governors beginning on July 1, 2013: Robert F. Dozier, Jr., '90; Julie J. Horton, '85; and Robin D. Roberts, '76. More...
First Look for Members: Alumni Center Renderings!

Your New Alumni Center... Coming in Summer 2015!
Our university's first-ever Alumni Center, which will be privately funded, will feature meeting space as well as social space for weddings, parties and milestone occasions. Exciting new programming will be made available in the Alumni Center, to be located downtown in the Vista district.
Begin Saving for College Tax-Free with a 529 Plan
Let’s face it: The cost of sending your child to college is a lot more than when you and I went to school. There are many ways to save for your child’s education, and the 529 College Savings Plan is one of them.
SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis' Carolina Beginnings
Curtis Loftis has taken an interesting route on the way to becoming the treasurer for the state of South Carolina. The 1981 graduate has gone from an entrepreneurial enterprise during his days as a student at Carolina to operating the family business, then leaving it all behind to do charity work in some of the world’s most destitute regions before entering the political realm.
International Business Undergraduate Program #1 in US
Darla Moore School of BusinessBusinessweek names the Moore School #1 in the nation in undergraduate international business. The school "has made a name for itself as a top destination for undergrads..." More...
Life Member Presented Rallie Sielger Spirit of Giving Award
Jean Blount, '48Mrs. Jean Blount, ’48, My Carolina Life Member, received the 2013 Ruth and Rallie Seigler Spirit of Giving Award, presented by the College of Nursing in honor of her dedication. More...
Cathy Jansen, '01: Career Dreams Come True at Carolina
Cathy Jansen, '01When she first came to Carolina in 1999 at age 35, Cathy was happy personally but wanted more professionally. She dreamed of having a fast-paced, engaging career. More...
Palmetto College Launches, Enrolls Online Students
Palmetto College launchesThe new online college is designed to help students complete the final 60 hours needed to earn a bachelor’s degree from the senior and flagship Carolina campuses. More...
Exclusive Gamecock T-Shirt Available for Only $12!
'Keep Calm and Gamecock On' T-ShirtTake part in our exclusive "Keep Calm and Gamecock On" t-shirt promotion, celebrating our love for the University of South Carolina in honor of this year's graduating class. More...
A Tribute to Othniel Wienges, Jr., '45: 1924-2013
Othniel Wienges, '45“He was devoted to his university and he loved it,” says Montague Laffitte, ‘02, grandson of the late Othniel Henry Wienges, Jr., who died on April 2 at the age of 88. More...
An Unlikely Companionship Among Feathered Friends
The gamecock and the duck"Occasionally, the duck ventures out into the pond to swim with visiting mallards, while the gamecock crows and crows and crows, to lure the duck back to the shore..." More...
Alumni Make Impact on State Ethics Reform Commission
South Carolina SealOf the 11 members assigned by the governor to the South Carolina Commission on Ethics Reform, eight are University of South Carolina alumni and one is a Carolina dean. More...
Carolina's Prestigious Scholarship Gets Boost from Gift
University of South Carolina logoFive additional students will receive Carolina's most prestigious in-state scholarship, being named Carolina Scholars, thanks to a gift from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. More...
Chancellor Named for Palmetto College Online Initiative
Susan ElkinsSusan Elkins is the new chancellor of Palmetto College, which includes an online degree-completion program for alumni who have at least 60 hours of completed coursework. More...
Carolina Has Chosen Online Partner for Palmetto College
University of South Carolina logoThe University of South Carolina is partnering with Academic Partnerships to move select undergraduate and graduate degree programs online through Palmetto College. More...
Mary Anne Fitzpatrick Honored with Prestigious Award
Mary Anne FitzpatrickFitzpatrick, dean of Carolina's College of Arts and Sciences, was recently honored with the most prestigious worldwide award in the field of interpersonal communication. More...
Admissions' Scott Verzyl Wins National Award
University of South Carolina logoScott received the prestigious award for his leadership and outstanding accomplishments at Carolina, and for his contribution to the enrollment-management field. More...
Life Member Brings Business Back to Carolina
Bill ComerMy Carolina Life Member Bill Comer, '82, hasn’t forgotten where he started, bringing business back to his alma mater through his ties with a national health-services company. More...
Garrett & Emmy's Horseshoe-Brick Engagement
Garrett & Emmy's brick“South Carolina has played such a role in both of our lives," says Garrett Snipes. "I know we both kind of look forward to our children going here and that brick still being here.” More...
Past Student Body Presidents Unite for Inaugural Meeting
Former student body presidentsThe first meeting of the Former Student Body Presidents Council brought more than 20 alumni back to Carolina to learn more about the university as it exists today. More...
Carolina Earns Highest Rating in 'Green Honor Roll'
RecyclingCarolina was named to the 2013 'Green Honor Roll,' receiving the highest possible score from Princeton Review, and is the only university in the state to earn the top ranking. More...
Members: Crow About Your Business Today!
GamecockThe new "Birds of a Feather" alumni business listing allows members to post their business information for all alumni and friends to search. Get started today! More...
Horseshoe Gift Bricks: A Personal Connection to Carolina
Horseshoe BricksPersonalized bricks on the historic Horseshoe are an ideal way to surprise your loved one with a one-of-a-kind gift that will never be forgotten. Order yours online today! More...
Three Carolina Students Earn Goldwater Scholarships
University of South Carolina logoThree Carolina students have been named Goldwater Scholars, a prestigious honor awarded to the nation’s top undergraduates pursuing careers in math, science and engineering. More...
My Carolina's Executive Director Search Underway
Executive Director SearchMy Carolina's search for its new executive director is underway. We encourage you to share this with individuals you believe to be worthy candidates. More...
Moore School Breaks Ground on New Building
SustainabilityTo be located at the corner of Assembly and Greene streets and ready in December 2013, the building is creating a buzz for its iconic design and "green" features. More...
Welcome to Robert Ariail's Gamecock Country
Robert Ariail, '84Robert Ariail, '84, is an editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize finalist. My Carolina will feature an exclusive monthly cartoon of his in "Robert Ariail's Gamecock Country." More...
Marsha Cole to Lead Alumni Center Project Full Time
Marsha A. ColeThe University is delighted to announce that Marsha Cole has agreed to leave her position as executive director of My Carolina to take on the Alumni Center project. More...
Alumni Association Employee Wins Award
Shelley H. Dempsey, '99, '04Shelley Dempsey, Senior Director of University Programs, is a recipient of the 2010 Bradford E. and Julie D. Choate Award, presented to an exemplary full-time staff member in the division of University Advancement. More...

'Gamecocks Helping Haiti' Fund Established
Gamecocks Helping HaitiUniversity of South Carolina president Harris Pastides asks Carolina alumni and friends to consider supporting the University's ongoing efforts to support earthquake-ravaged Haiti by making a donation. More...

Share Your Memories with Us!
Coach SpurrierCoach Spurrier has done it, and so have coaches Tanner and Horn. Some of your classmates have also let us in. Now it's your turn to let us know what you love most about the University of South Carolina, from your personal perspective.

Athletics Department Increases Resources for Needy Students

The University of South Carolina athletics department will commit $15 million over 15 years for university academics -- primarily need-based student scholarships. University Athletics Director Eric Hyman and President Harris Pastides made the announcement on Monday (Dec. 22).

President Pastides Addresses Budget Concerns

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In a letter to faculty, staff and alumni of all eight campuses, University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides outlines in detail the revisions to the budget, pledges a commitment to teaching, research and service; and reaffirms the mission of Carolina.

Carolina Senior Awarded Marshall Scholarship

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Elizabeth Nyikos, an Honors College senior, has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Marshall Scholarship, offered to 40 or fewer students per year. This award supports graduate study in the United Kingdom. A senior piano performance major, Elizabeth has conducted research in four countries, following her passion for inquiry and musical performance.

President Pastides Officially Installed
The University of South Carolina held an investiture Friday, Nov. 21, for the installation of Dr. Harris Pastides as the university’s 28th president.  The ceremony, free and open to the public, took place at 3:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. A reception followed in the Koger Center lobby.

Award Winner Dr. Nikki Campbell, '96, '00 MD
Nikki CampbellDr. Nioaka "Nikki" Campbell, '96, '00 M.D., received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award at the 2008 Homecoming gala and awards banquet in November, which is presented to a graduate of the past 10 years who has excelled in his or her chosen field. 
Honoring the Memory of Ocean Isle Beach Fire Victims

President Harris Pastides shares a message in remembrance of the students lost at the Ocean Isle Beach fire one year ago. We pay tribute to the lives of Justin Anderson, Travis Cale, Lauren Mahon, Cassidy Pendley, William Rhea, Allison Walden, and Emily Yelton of Clemson University. Read...

University Names New Library for U.S. Sen. Hollings
Fritz HollingsA new $18-million, 50,000-square-foot library of special collections will be named for former U.S. Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, '47 JD, a 2007 Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
Two Columbia students awarded Richard T. Greener Scholarships
The Black Alumni Council of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association sponsors the Greener Scholarship, which was established in 1983 to recognize high-achieving students.
Top students awarded $20,000 Alumni Scholarships

The Carolina Alumni Association has announced 14 recipients of the $20,000 Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of South Carolina Columbia this fall.


Alumni Scholars Announced
Our Alumni Scholars are recipients of one of the most prestigious scholarships at the University of South Carolina, with this year's honorees averaging a score of 1422 on the SAT.
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