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The Travelstead Room and Award for Courage in Education

This award honors the career of Chester C. Travelstead (1911-2006), Dean of the College of Education from 1952-1955, who with great courage stood up and spoke for the rights of others and furthered the struggle for racial integration and social justice in South Carolina. The Travelstead Award recognizes an individual from the state of South Carolina who displays courage and who exemplifies those basic dispositions from the College of Education’s conceptual framework (the core values of justice, stewardship, intellectual spirit, and integrity). The Travelstead Award is given periodically and is determined by a selection committee of three members including the curator of the Museum of Education, a representative from the College of Education, and one educator/non-USC member from the state of South Carolina.