University of South Carolina


Spencer Griffin

Richard Hartley
Admissions Counselor
SC Territory (by county): Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper

Hometown: Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Iím from South Carolina, born and bred! I graduated from Winthrop University in 2011 with a degree in History. After my first step on campus at USC I knew I was a welcome member of the Carolina family. When Iím not assisting future Gamecocks in the admissions office I enjoy playing guitar, exercising, and cheering on USC and Atlanta sports teams.

My favorite USC memory took place while studying abroad in London. After jumping with excitement in the Kingston University Library for Alshon Jeffreyís second touchdown against then number one Alabama, I realized I was not the lone Carolina fan in the building when another student shouted ďGO ALSHON!Ē almost simultaneously. It was amazing to see the reach of USCís fan base in action.

If I could impart any advice to a prospective college applicant, it would be to visit the campus itself. Every university is an ecosystem within itself. Visit each campus youíre interested in and try to find your niche! Also, donít be afraid to ask any questions throughout the search for the right institution or the admissions process.