The Heart of a Nurse
For Marty McGirt Hucks, Halloween 1986 marked the end of one life and the beginning of another. Until almost midnight, she’d been a typical college freshman, cruising in her costume with three friends before dropping them off for the weekend. But a tire in her 1971 VW Bug blew out, causing the car to roll over I-20, throwing her friend out in the middle of oncoming traffic. In the pouring rain, her friend—incapacitated from a broken leg—lay helpless as a semi bore down upon her.
Stepping Up the Game
Bonnie Harris-Lowe is a nerd with an agenda. A self-declared child-at-heart with a love for animated television, the 2017 Honors graduate attended Comic-Con in San Diego dressed immaculately as Captain America, her favorite superhero. As much as she loves these stories and characters, she believes they can be improved-- especially within her greatest passion of all, video games.
Hollywood or High Water
To spend a summer in L.A. is common enough these days. Hordes of students make the pilgrimage each year in deference to the "you gotta start somewhere" dictum. But to spend a summer in L.A. working as an executive assistant to a producer of Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated films is much rarer.
The Making of a Future Lawyer
To the uninitiated, the world of law is one of drama and performance. Steely-eyed showdowns, televisual power struggles, and a dark-suited, emotional Tom Cruise all come to mind. It began this way for Nicole Wittstein, '17 BARSC, but things changed during her journey that will end, or begin again, at Duke University School of Law this fall.
Latin American Business Unveiled--Jacqueline Fasulo and Luis Nares Jaramillo
Jacqueline Fasulo and Luis Nares Jaramillo traveled extensively throughout Latin America, working to better understand the area’s business culture and help establish business relationships between Latin American and growing American companies.
Project Vida: When one good thing leads to another, and keeps on going
Salem Carriker started her own student organization, one that would send her and her comrades to shelters in Columbia to teach children about good health.
MedEx Academy at the Greenville Health System by Logan Hood
In the summer of 2014, Logan Hood (2016) participated in the MedEx Academy at the Greenville Health System.
Marshall Winn, an attorney, is a 1974 graduate of the Honors College with a degree in English.
Nicole Modeen Hark
Nicole Modeen Hark is the deputy regional director for Asia and the Middle East, Lutheran World Relief.
Asma Jaber, a Palestinian-American entrepreneur, founded PIVOT, a mobile startup that allows users to see what a place looked like in the past using augmented and virtual reality.
Jimmy Story is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, and a member of the class of 1993, with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.
Alumni Spotlight: Julia Royall
Julia Royall started her own touring theatre company, one that performed at the Royal Society of Arts in London and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
Alumni Spotlight: Anne Ellefson
Anne Ellefson, deputy general counsel for Academics and Community Affairs for Greenville Health System, helped transform Greenville.
New Carnegie Classifications List USC Columbia as an Institution of "Highest Research Activity"
As of February 1, 2016, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education has fully adopted a new update of classifications for colleges and universities.