Spring Game Tailgate Party: Food, Fun and Football!Approximately 100 alumni and friends enjoyed great food, fun and football at the Spring Game Tailgate Party hosted by My Carolina Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Council. The event was open to all alumni, and guests were treated to complimentary food and lemonade.Networking Event for Gamecocks Builds ConnectionsProfessional 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.”Graduation Celebration for Seniors Is April 28!Free food, music entertainment from a live band, a photo booth with Cocky and more. Photo I.D. required for proof of age. It's the one last chance to all be together at Carolina before full-time jobs become a reality... it's the place to be before graduation!Register for the May 22 President's Reception!All current members of My Carolina Alumni Association living in Richland and Lexington counties are invited to attend the 21st Annual President's Reception and Member Celebration.Alumnus Invited to White House for 'My Brother's Keeper'My 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 YearsMolly 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“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 DinnerSupport Tuition Timeout with Carolina Action NetworkOver the past decade, state appropriations have dwindled to just 10% of Carolina's budget, so the university has had to rely more on sponsored research awards and tuition and fee increases to continue to provide an outstanding student experience, an unsustainable model for growth.President Discusses Alumni Center in Annual Address"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 NamedMy 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!For 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“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 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 AwardsStaff 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!“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 BoardMy 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...James Richardson, ’82: Leading from the Front“Every day that I’m over here in Afghanistan, I’m making a difference,” says Major General James Richardson, '82. “I just want the people back home to know that.” 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 PlanLet’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 BeginningsCurtis 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 USBusinessweek 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 AwardMrs. 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 CarolinaWhen 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 StudentsThe 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!Take 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“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"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 CommissionOf 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 GiftFive 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 InitiativeSusan 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 CollegeThe University of South Carolina is partnering with Academic Partnerships to move select undergraduate and graduate degree programs online through Palmetto College. More... Mettle of Honor: the Courage and Will of Terry Lee, '66“I wanted to inspire young people who, for the first time, would have a coach who was in the same condition they were in,” says Terry Lee, Wheelchair Games medalist. More...Mary Anne Fitzpatrick Honored with Prestigious AwardFitzpatrick, 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 AwardScott 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 CarolinaMy 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“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 MeetingThe 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'Carolina 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!The 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..."Feeling at Home in New York City"What happens when a My Carolina staff member mixes her personal travels with her professional life and gathers with My Carolina Club of New York City for a ballgame? Find out...Horseshoe Gift Bricks: A Personal Connection to CarolinaPersonalized 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 ScholarshipsThree 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 UnderwayMy 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 BuildingTo 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 CountryRobert 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 TimeThe 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 AwardShelley 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 EstablishedUniversity 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...
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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
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
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 InstalledThe 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 MDDr. 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 A 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 ScholarshipsThe 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 AnnouncedOur 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. Get Your Passport Stamped with Fellow Alumni!Our Carolina Travelers program offers a host of exciting destinations!