- Scholar Turns Olympic Dream Into Academic Passion
From the time she was a toddler, University of South Carolina junior Madeleine Giess has loved horses. The Columbia native - a Carolina Scholar in the Honors College - first rode as a small child, honing her riding skills in Camden, Blythewood, Aiken and elsewhere. She loves horses so much, in fact, that she once harbored dreams of riding in equestrian events at the Olympics.
- McNair Scholar Riley Brady Awarded DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
McNair Scholar Riley Brady will graduate in May as one of the most nationally decorated students on the commencement stage, having been named a Goldwater Scholar, a Hollings Scholar and a recipient of an Energy Department fellowship for graduate studies worth about $280,000.
- Fellowships & Scholar Programs with USC Stamps Scholars to Host Regional Conference
"From Good to Great: Finding Personal Excellence" is the conference theme for the Southeast Regional Stamps Scholar Conference, hosted by the USC Fellowships and Scholar Programs (OFSP) the weekend of February 5-7. OFSP is the home of the Stamps Carolina Scholars, a group of Top Scholars within the nationally-ranked South Carolina Honors College.
- UofSC Nursing welcomes first McNair Scholar
Megan Scharner, a freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, joined the College of Nursing family this fall as its first McNair Scholar.
- Benefactor Pledges $8 Million for new USC Institute
Houston Texans owner Robert McNair has pledged $8 million to start a new institute at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina, to teach students about social-demographic changes that could affect their jobs, the university said Tuesday.
- Carolina Scholar Connor Bain Wins Prestigious Undergraduate Award
Graduating Carolina Scholar, Connor Bain, is a 2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner. Before moving on to pursue PhDs in Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Northwestern University, the computer science and math major used his time at Carolina to connect his various interests in science, math, the environment and teaching as he prepares for a career in education.
- Brian Maynor presents 'What to Wear When' to Scholars and Preston Residents
Brian Maynor, image expert and motivational speaker, presenting What to Wear When to students from both Scholar Programs and Preston on March 31st. Visit his website, brianmaynor.com for more information!
- Find Your Passion
Like a lot of college students, Natalie Pita believes in finding her passion - but she's taking a pluralistic approach.
- Scholar Alumni Panel
Five Scholar Alumni recently sat on a panel for current Top Scholars to share their insights on both their college careers and life post graduation. They all agreed that flexibility is important throughout life, as well as a comitment to lifelong learning and learning from the years of experience from colleagues. From left to right are Patrick Kelly (teacher at Blythewood HS), Jeremy VanderKnyff(DHEC), Kayla Porter(student, USC Law), Monica Smoak McCutcheon (pediatrician), and Russ Purdy (Merrill Lynch).
- Scholars Get Cooking With First Lady
On September 3rd and 4th Scholars of all classes were given the opportunity to spend an evening cooking with University of South Carolina first lady, Mrs. Moore-Pastides. In addition to being the University of South Carolina's first lady, Patricia Moore-Pastides is an accomplished cook, successful public health professional, advocate for many worthy causes and author of two Greek cookbooks. She used her cookbooks as the source for the cooking classes offered through Columbia's Cooking!
- Professor Don Fowler Gives First Fall Last Lecture
On Wednesday, September 10th, Professor Don Fowler was the speaker as part of the Last Lecture Series coordinated by Scholars United. Fowler's topic was "An Impossible Task", a discussion on the differences between success criteria now versus fifty years ago. Professor Fowler has been sharing his knowledge at USC for 51 years, and he served as National Chairman of the Democratic Convention from 1995 to 1997.
- Bill Brower Is Getting Down to Business
Senior computer science majors Andrew Askins and Bill Brower (Hamilton Scholar) along with recent alumnus Austin Price kick-started Krit, an app that helps freelance graphic designers manage projects and work with clients. The group applied to work with UofSC's Tminus6 accelerator program, which provided them with startup capital, mentorship, legal counsel, hosting, and other resources.
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