Oct. 3, 2018
USC Palmetto College honored for online programs with UPCEA South Award
Washington, D.C. – The University of South Carolina Palmetto College has earned regional top honors for its innovative online bachelor’s degree completion programs from the leading association for professional, continuing and online education.
Palmetto College, a division of the University of South Carolina system that includes four two-year regional colleges and 14 online bachelor’s degree completion programs drawn from three comprehensive universities and a Research I institution, earned the UPCEA South Region Award for Program of Excellence: Credit. The award recognizes “a credit program engaged in activities that promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas of global significance.” It was given for online programs offered through Palmetto College from USC Aiken, USC Beaufort, USC Columbia and USC Upstate.
Palmetto College Chancellor Susan Elkins accepted the award this week from UPCEA President Sandi Pershing and UPCEA CEO Bob Hansen at the joint SUPER 2018: UPCEA Mid-Atlantic and UPCEA South Region(s) Conference in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 2.
“We are pleased that our peers in UPCEA recognize outstanding programs,” said Elkins. “It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of the innovative and collaborative efforts of Palmetto College and the University of South Carolina system in accepting this award. Together, we are making high-quality ‘U of SC’ degrees an accessible, affordable and flexible option for all South Carolinians.”
UPCEA is the leading collegiate association for professional, continuing and online education. Founded in 1915, the Washington, D.C.-based organization offers conferences, research and benchmarking information, professional networking and publications to many of the leading public and private colleges in North America. Palmetto College is a member of the UPCEA South Region and, in early 2014, earned a national UPCEA Gold Marketing Award for its broadcast advertising campaign.