Aiken – 7 p.m. May 6, Convocation Center. Dr. Nils Juan Diaz, past chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and managing director of the ND2 Group, will speak and receive an honorary doctor of public service degree. South Carolina artist James W. Harrison will receive an honorary doctor of fine arts degree. The Aiken campus will award 284 baccalaureate degrees and 16 master’s degrees.
Beaufort – 6 p.m. April 30, Brantley and Helen Harvey Plaza on the Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton. South Carolina artist Jonathan Green will speak. Joseph B. Fraser Jr., Hilton Head Island developer and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. USC Beaufort will award one associate degree and 109 baccalaureate degrees. Lancaster – 2:30 p.m. May 1, James Bradley Arts and Sciences Building. Retired physician Dr. William Lee McDow will speak. USC Lancaster will award 140 associate degrees.
Salkehatchie – 7 p.m. May 3, Conference Center on the West Campus. M. Edward Sellers, chair and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the Companion group of companies, will speak. The Salkehatchie campus will award 145 associate degrees.
Sumter – 7 p.m. May 5, Nettles Auditorium. Charles T. “Bud” Ferillo Jr., president of Ferillo and Associates Inc., will speak. USC Sumter will award 61 associate degrees.
Union – 7 p.m. May 1, Truluck Activity Center. Henry H. “Hal” Johnson III, president of Upstate Alliance, will speak. USC Union will award 38 associate degrees.
Upstate – 7 p.m. May 4, Quad behind the Administration Building. Spartanburg Mayor William Barnet III, will speak and receive an honorary doctor of public service degree. Marc C. Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, also will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. USC Upstate will award 607 baccalaureate degrees and five master’s degrees.