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Support and passion bring Honors College alumna into the ‘ocean twilight zone’

Honors College alumna and McNair scholar Kayla Gardner’s passion for protecting the ocean and teaching others to do the same led her to pursue a career in marine science.

Powering the state, empowering its citizens

Carolina scholar and Honors College alumnus continues his family's 150-year legacy of public service and activism.

May graduate pursues medical degree to advance health equity, global health

Wanting to address inequities in the U.S. and globally, Stamps scholar Anusha Ghosh selected public health and Spanish as concentration areas for her BARSC-M.D. (Accelerated Undergraduate to M.D. Program) at the SC Honors College.

Honors College alumna teaches about the beauty of wine

Honors College alumna and McNair scholar Kellie Martin teaches people the ins and outs of wine as the owner and chief sommelier of the Colorado-based SommSchool.

Aspiring teacher embraces history's role in guiding future generations

McNair scholarship recipient Gracie Vess hopes to shape the future by becoming a high school history teacher.

Carolina Scholar opens doors to research

When COVID-19 limited in-person interactions, senior Corinne Smith took advantage of a unique opportunity created by the pandemic to begin her undergraduate research experience.

Alumni Q&A: Grace Porter

Grace Porter, 2018 Carolina Scholar, is not only working to improve the state's transportation infrastructure, she is also passionate about preparing the next generation of engineers.

Fighting for coastal communities

Graduating McNair Scholar and Hollings Scholarship recipient Maggie Kemp will use her engineering degree to support coastal environments and the communities that rely on them.

Going the extra mile

Carolina Scholar Ja'Quon Williams makes connections from Columbia to Cairo.

McNair Scholar discovers passion for government through the U.S. Digital Corps

Trey Gordner ('13) has started his own company, earned his master's in urban planning and now lives in Hawaii with his wife working for a fellowship that is the first of its kind.

Finding a voice through public service

Growing up, Carolina Scholar Salomon Campos-Rice struggled to find his voice. Now, he's using it to help others advocate for themselves.

McNair Scholar Harrison Bench wins Udall Scholarship

Bench is the 4th Udall Scholar named at the University of South Carolina in 10 years.

Building wealth and sharing it

Carolina Scholar alumnus Chuck Redmond is pursuing social justice through economic means.

Brother and sister Honors College graduates take different paths to making an impact

When Carolina Scholar Thomas Scott and his sister Nancy were growing up, the University of South Carolina was like their second home. The pair were recently recognized as the Honors College's 2021 Outstanding Young Alumnus and Young Alumna.

Taking on a challenge: Honors senior learns to thrive outside of her comfort zone

Stamps Scholar Natalie Monzavifar doesn't walk away from a challenge, and she doesn't plan to anytime soon.

Two UofSC undergrads earn summer research internships in Germany

1801 Scholar Charlotte Pollack is one of two UofSC undergraduates this year to receive the prestigious DAAD RISE fellowship.

No boxes for her

Stamps Scholar Layne Scopano wants opportunity and options for all.

Found in translation: Amelia Parkes discovers home in Russian program

McNair Scholar Amelia Parkes found love at an early age, but not with a typical childhood sweetheart. Her love was for languages.


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