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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Hope Branham

Title: Assistant Director of Development
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-7118
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 240G
Columbia, SC 29208


B.A., Communications, University of South Carolina Aiken 


Hope Branham previously worked in Central Development at USC where she spent three years working with the Office of Annual Giving. After overseeing student philanthropy and young alumni giving, as well as overseeing the launch of the University's first crowdfunding platform, she is excited to use her knowledge and passion for philanthropy education to connect donors with giving opportunities that are meaningful to them.


Branham has served with the Alumni Council at the University of South Carolina Aiken for the past three years. She has also served as an advisor for her college sorority —  the Chi Phi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi.


Branham is engaged to Dj Watson and will be getting married in September 2017. She has a five-year-old beagle mix rescue and a full-blooded German Shepherd puppy who is eight months old.