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Sarah Gehlert

New dean named for College of Social Work

April 11, 2017, John Brunelli

The University of South Carolina has named Sarah Gehlert as the dean of the College of Social Work. Gehlert comes to Carolina from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity.

4k for cancer

Pair of Gamecocks run across country to raise money for cancer victims

July 12, 2016, John Brunelli

Running while helping others proved to be the perfect combination for how two Gamecocks are spending their summer. Bailey Wilhelm and Jack Bowling are part of the Ulman Cancer Fund's 4K for Cancer. The pair are running the 4,000 miles from San Francisco to Baltimore to raise money to help young cancer victims pay for treatment.

Barnhill family

Family of engineers establishes scholarship

July 30, 2015, John Brunelli

With four alums in the family, the Barnhills decided to pool their gifts and create the Barnhill Family Engineering Endowment to fund scholarships as a way to say thank you to the university. With company matches, the goal is to have the endowment reach $1 million within 20 years.

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IBM, UofSC break ground on innovation center

February 26, 2015, John Brunelli

The University of South Carolina and IBM break ground for the new Center for Applied Innovation. The center will include IBM and Fluor Corp. as inaugural tenants and will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in data analytics and curriculum technology for higher education.

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Jeb Bush delivers commencement address

December 15, 2014, John Brunelli

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told Carolina grads to find joy and serve others. Mr. Bush and former ambassador to the Bahamas Ned Siegel received honorary degrees during fall commencement.

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Students say 'thank you' to Carolina's Promise donors

November 12, 2014, John Brunelli

Nearly 40,000 alumni and friends gave more than $116 million dollars to the university last year. Now the people who benefit most from that money wants to show their gratitude. The student group Students Promoting the University's Reach for Success (SPURS) is organizing a donor appreciation day.

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VIDEO: Dawn Staley named Honorary Life Member of My Carolina

October 16, 2014, John Brunelli

Dawn Staley didn't attend the UofSC, but she still considers herself a Gamecock. On the court, the women's basketball coach has filled a trophy case with awards. Off the court, Staley has raised money for a children's charity. The My Carolina Alumni Association named Staley an Honorary Life Member for the way she's represented our university.

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Jotaka Eaddy named 2014 Outstanding Black Alumna

October 14, 2014, John Brunelli

Jotaka Eaddy followed her cousin to the UofSC. That may have been the last time she followed anyone. Since graduating more ten years ago, Eaddy has been a civil rights and social justice leader. My Carolina Alumni Association named Eaddy its 2014 Outstanding Black Alumna.

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Donald Bailey named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

October 12, 2014, John Brunelli

In the last 45 years, Donald Bailey has played football for the Gamecocks, started a successful business, served as president of the alumni association and sat on the board of trustees. But he's most proud of the work he's done creating the Carolina LIFE program. That dedication prompted the My Carolina Alumni Association to name Bailey its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.

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VIDEO: Pastides updates UofSC family on progress, challenges

September 04, 2014, John Brunelli

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides speaks to students, faculty and staff about initiatives for accelerated degree programs, increasing affordability and accessibility to a college education. Pastides also discussed the university’s progress on its aggressive $1 billion fundraising campaign, wrapping up the faculty replenishment program and looking forward to improved economic enterprise opportunities through the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator.

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VIDEO: Women's Quad opens after extensive renovations

August 13, 2014, John Brunelli

Sims, McClintock and Wade Hampton, the three residence halls which make up the Women's Quad are re-opening this fall after undergoing an extensive renovation. The $29.2M project transformed the buildings to suite style accommodations for 600 female students.

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VIDEO: Aloha, Carolina

May 02, 2014, John Brunelli

Senior Lenny Swinton is preparing to say Aloha to Carolina. He leaves soon after graduation for Hawaii where he will start his career in hospitality management.

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VIDEO: Preserving film history at the UofSC

April 25, 2014, John Brunelli

In this digital age, it's very simple to shoot a movie on your cell phone and with two clicks--post it to the web. In fact, every minute of the day, a hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. It's a little more labor intensive for archivists at USC's Moving Images Research Collection who spend hours documenting and converting old film into a digital format, all in the name of preserving history.

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VIDEO: Using all your senses to learn botany

April 10, 2014, John Brunelli

The glare from fluorescent lights and the squeak from chalk on a board are the sights and sounds most students experience, but some biology students are finding a classroom experience filled with bright sunlight and chirping birds.

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VIDEO: New live oak on the Horseshoe

December 05, 2013, John Brunelli

Landscaping services recently planted a live oak on the Historic Horseshoe to replace a 130 year old tree that was struck by lightning. The replacement comes as Arbor Day is commemorated in South Carolina.

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VIDEO: Student winners open up shop

November 12, 2013, John Brunelli

Human resource problems can be some of the biggest headaches for the smallest of companies. So, PMBA student Sean Rankin and his business partner Aaron Traub came up with a solution. Their fix was so promising that it won the University of South Carolina's entrepreneurial competition, the Proving Ground. Now a year later, Rankin and Traub's company, Huddle HR, is poised to start accepting clients.

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VIDEO: Caring for others in his spare time

October 30, 2013, John Brunelli

Todd Crump spends his free time at the Free Clinic. It's that devotion to others, which prompted the My Carolina Alumni Association to name him the recipient of this year's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.