On the road: Carolina leaders on listening, learning tour
By Megan Sexton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-777-1421
Nearly 40 faculty, staff and students from USC boarded a tour bus Monday morning (May 14), ready to explore and learn about South Carolina.
The Carolina Nexus Tour offers a chance to spend five days visiting businesses, schools, military installations, tourism centers and recreation areas.
“It’s a listening tour,” said Les Sternberg, the special advisor to the provost who runs the USC Coordinating Office for Community Engagement and Service. “We want to help people, particularly people new to the USC community, become familiar with the cultures, the economics and everything else about South Carolina.”
During the five days, the group will make more than a dozen stops at places including Shaw Air Force Base, Congaree National Park, Milliken and Co., Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston City Hall, the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, the S.C. Tobacco Museum and a North Mullins elementary school.
“We want people to come back with an appreciation of not just the challenges but the tremendous opportunities in the state for community service and engagement,” Sternberg said.
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