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College of Information and Communications


Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, the College of Information and Communications welcomes alumni to a variety of special events. Whether it’s sharing your expertise with students, learning from a guest lecturer or networking with other alumni, we look forward to reconnecting with you.

Mentor Match

Thursday, September 7, 5:30-7 p.m. in SJMC 318
Our annual mentoring program pairs alumni with students interested in their particular field. Alumni and students across the college are encouraged to participate. This year-long program kicks off with a matching event each fall.


ALL Awards

Friday, September 8, 5-7 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library
The Annual Literacy Leaders Awards celebrate South Carolinians who have “gone above and beyond” in the quest to eliminate illiteracy. This year’s ceremony will be held on International Literacy Day.


SLIS Alumni Tea at the SCLA Conference

October 2017 at the Columbia Marriott (date and time TBD)
Each year, SLIS schedules time to reconnect with alumni during the South Carolina Library Association Conference.


SJMC Alumni Awards

Thursday, October 26, 6:30-9 p.m. in SJMC 318
These awards recognize exceptional graduates whose careers represent significant professional achievement.


Gamecocks on the Green

Friday, October 27 at Gibbes Green (time TBD)
Each fall, the College of Information and Communications invites alumni back to campus to celebrate Homecoming on Gibbes Green. The annual party, Gamecocks on the Green, brings together around 200 alumni to reconnect and celebrate Gamecock football.


Buchheit Family Lecture

Spring 2018
The Buchheit Family Lecture Series was created in 2000 in honor of the late Phil Buchheit, the former president and chairman of Mid-South Management Company and the former publisher of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The series is sponsored by the Buchheit Family Endowment, which provides undergraduate scholarships and graduate and doctoral fellowships to students of the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.


Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Lecture

Spring 2018
The Baldwin Lecture Series is funded by the Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Endowment, given by Kenneth W. Baldwin, Jr.  A 1949 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Baldwin funded the endowment in 2009 to equip students with a depth of knowledge to investigate and report on the most significant and complex business and financial topics that affect consumers and taxpayers.


Passport to Hire

Spring 2018
Alumni and staff collaborate in this event to help School of Journalism and Mass Communications students prepare for career success.


Deans’ and Directors’ Lecture

Spring 2018
This lecture honors the previous deans and directors of the School of Library and Information Science. A reception and ceremony for outstanding students and the induction of new members into Beta Phi Mu, the national honor society in library and information science, takes place before the event.