Winter Doctoral Commencement Ceremony 2019
The December 16, 2019 UofSC Doctoral Commencement and Hooding Ceremony is now available for view.
All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
The December 16, 2019 UofSC Doctoral Commencement and Hooding Ceremony is now available for view.
Suzanne (Young) Hunt, a 2014 graduate of the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) program, has been named the 2019 Emerging Wellness Professional by the National Wellness Institute.
Master of Social Work advanced year student Amirah Cotton is married and has two young children. But her full-time job in human resources is different than most non-traditional students: she and her husband are both active-duty military.
In 2019, the Darla Moore School of Business implemented a targeted military MBA initiative to encourage more military veterans to pursue their business master's degrees at the University of South Carolina. Tying into the national Hire Our Heroes enterprise, the Moore School is taking the lead among academic units on a larger initiative at the university to increase recruiting of and support for student veterans.
School librarian Kathy Carroll likes to be in the middle of the action and that's where she finds herself every day, whether it's helping students at Westwood High School in Blythewood or advocating for her profession as president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians.
Lynsey Keator, a Graduate Civic Scholar and doctoral student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been chosen as the beneficiary of the 2019-2020 Elaine M. Frank Endowed Fellowship Fund.
This week's Campus Conversation features Ryan Waldman, graduate student in the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment and volunteer at the Melton Observatory, which is open to the public on most Monday nights, weather permitting. "The best part of Melton public nights is seeing visitors arrive with no expectations of what they will see and be completely amazed by the experience of seeing celestial objects firsthand."
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon is earning his master's degree in sport and entertainment management while he is on active duty.
Marissa Castaldo is a Master of Speech Pathology student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She recently won a 2019 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award honors a graduate under 40 who represents the breadth and scope of new talent, has achieved extraordinary success in a chosen profession and has significantly set themselves apart from their peers. This year's recipient is James M. Landreth, '16 master's in engineering.
Nicholas Fernandez appreciates the online options to finish his Moore School MBA after recently being promoted to senior vice president and regional credit executive for southeast Florida with First Citizens Bank.
Joshua Swift is a 2004 graduate of the Department of Exercise Science's Master of Public Health in Physical Activity and Public Health program. He was recently selected to serve as the public health director of Forsyth County.
Faculty and graduate students are creating more digital research than ever before, and a new department in University Libraries helps them manage all aspects of their digital scholarship.
Moore School alumna Sali Christeson is making her mark on the women's workwear world with her stylish yet functional brand, Argent.
The Outstanding Black Alumnus Award is presented to a graduate who has uniquely distinguished themselves in their professional career, shown remarkable leadership capabilities and positively impacted their community. This year's recipient is Bambi W. Gaddist, '88 Ph.D. public health.
This year, 90 days after graduation, 84 percent of full-time MBAs had jobs compared with 71 percent in 2018. Importantly, average MBA salaries increased to $95,398 in 2019 from $82,694 in 2018.
First-year master’s student, Pamela Dominguez, has received her second award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to support aspiring researchers.
Takeo Ichiyanagi earned two degrees from UofSC and is now the head athletic trainer for Japan's Men's National Basketball team.
After earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering, Lisa Muzekari quickly rose to become one of the most prominent civil and environmental engineers in South Carolina.
Laura Boccanfuso describes her start-up, Van Robotics, as a leap of faith that challenged her and her family, but it was a passion for helping the most vulnerable of students that guaranteed she'd land comfortably on her feet. The Ph.D. student turned CEO finished her doctorate in computer science at South Carolina in 2014. Boccanfuso then continued her research at Yale University, focusing on special needs children and their interaction with technology.
Master of Communication Disorders graduate Jennifer Gardner chose her program because the part-time, distance format enabled her to spend more time with her family without sacrificing her career goal to become a speech-language pathologist.
Alycia Boutté, a recent graduate with a Ph.D. in health promotion, education and behavior, has joined the communications team at the National Cancer Institute as a postdoctoral Cancer Research Training Award fellow in the Behavioral Research Program. Her research projects include cancer-related health behaviors like diet, exercise and sun protection; tobacco control; and health communication research and decision-making.
Moore School alumnus Glenn Gonzales, PMBA '13, has combined his experience with the Air Force, flying and sales with his business skills to launch Jet It, a company that sells jets to owners who purchase part of a plane with a setup similar to timeshares. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Gonzales says the Moore School more than prepared him for the business side of flying.
"Two weeks into his job with the athletics department, Justin Stoll crafted some of the most iconic words in Gamecock football history. Nine years later, he plays an even larger role in multimedia productions, but he also is working on his master's degree in library and information science."
Kennedy Richart came to South Carolina to earn her master's degree in the College of Social Work's Advanced Standing program. The Indiana native will be able to complete her degree in a year and get a jump start on her goal of being "a voice for those who feel they may not have one."
Kristen Pace, a doctoral candidate in inorganic chemistry, and Christian Juillerat, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, have each been awarded a first-place prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Technology R&D.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the University of South Carolina's 2019-2020 Presidential Fellows.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that eight students have been chosen as 2019-2020 Graduate Civic Scholars.
The Graduate School along with the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 cohort of the Bridge Humanities Corps.
Growing up in Nigeria, Omonefe "Nefe" Omofuma studied pharmacy as an undergraduate at Olabisi Onabanjo University. It was during her internship at a federal teaching hospital that she observed the complexities and peculiarities that influenced survival outcomes for patients battling cancer.
As a child, Chanda Jefferson fondly remembers staying after school to help her older sister, who was a kindergarten teaching assistant, in her classroom at Jefferson Elementary in rural Beech Island, South Carolina.
Victoria Hickman always thought she'd work on the clinical side of health care, but her path changed after she witnessed medical malpractice first hand.
The Council of Graduate Schools has joined 31 other organizations in a letter of support for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
The Council of Graduate Schools has joined 19 other organizations in a letter of support for the preservation of this loan, which is a vital line of support for graduate students to fund their education.
Amy Fraley Hand attended her first USC football game when she was just two months old. Her father went to South Carolina for both his bachelor’s and law degrees, and she always knew she’d become a Gamecock herself.
Second-year Ph.D. candidate Katy Pilarzyk developed a passion for studying the brain while taking Psychology 101 during her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.
Kimberly Nelson, a master's student in the health services policy and management department, has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award.
Matthew Haldeman's first trip to Africa took him a long way from the small town in Ohio where he grew up.
David Beek went through a roller coaster of emotions on the day he turned 27 this past April. From being involved in a car accident, to finding out that that he was selected as one of six individuals from the University of South Carolina to receive a Fulbright Grant, Beek ended the day on top, forgetting all about the downside.
Stormwater Studios presents "Layers of Us," a free art exhibition that will be open from May 22 to June 2, 2019. The works in "Layers of Us" were created by participants of community art projects assisted by UofSC faculty and graduate students.
Briemma Wilson has always been interested in helping people. Ever since she was a kid growing up in Blythewood, South Carolina, she tried to put herself in others’ shoes. Her strong sense of empathy naturally made her curious about the health care field.
After completing a doctor of medicine at The Ohio State University in 2011, Matt Haldeman moved to South Carolina to begin a residency program in family medicine.
Joy Priest has accepted a highly coveted seven-month fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Mithun Sikder, a May doctoral graduate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS), was selected to receive the George M. Reeves Graduate Fellowship.
Master of Social Work students in Assistant Professor Benjamin Roth's immigration policy class visited and spoke with individuals at an immigrant detention center in southwestern Georgia.
The third annual Discover USC showcase, held Friday, April 26, was a huge success.
A message from the president of the Graduate Student Association.
One UofSC undergraduate student, two graduate students, and seven alumni have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF).
The University of South Carolina is a known leader in educating the state's teachers and nurses, helping to address workforce shortages in areas critical to the state's future.
Dr. Tran chose to focus on public health after attending medical school and discovering that there was a need for research and data analysis focused on improving physical health, diet, mental health and chronic illness.
Noella "Binda" Niati, a UofSC College of Education doctoral candidate, is exploring the transformative power of hip-hop in education through her research in the Educational Foundations and Inquiry program.
It's no secret that there's a "mental health crisis in graduate education," but the question remains how to best solve the issue.
UofSC graduate student alumna and theater department MFA recipient, Monica Wyche states "I think my time at USC really prepared me for a life as an artist".
Possible payroll lag starting April 1 as the university implements a new human resources and payroll system.