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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

MBA program - UofSC Boosting Recruitment and Support for Student Veterans

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.

Alumna Takes Reins as President of National School Librarians Association

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.

Doctoral Student Lynsey Keator Named Recipient of Elaine M. Frank Endowed Fellowship

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.

Campus Conversation: Ryan Waldman

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."

Airman Works Toward Master's Degree at UofSC While Serving His Country

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon is earning his master's degree in sport and entertainment management while he is on active duty.

National Award Supports Master of Speech Pathology Student in Quest to Work with Children with Hearing Loss

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. 

Outstanding Young Alumnus

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.

Moore School MBA Candidate Appreciates Program Flexibility with New Executive Job and Busy Family Life

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. 

Master of Public Health Alumnus Joshua Swift Leads North Carolina County Public Health Efforts

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. 

Supporting Digital Scholarship

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.

Empowering style: Moore School IMBA alumna elevates women's professional apparel brand with $4 million in investment funds

Moore School alumna Sali Christeson is making her mark on the women's workwear world with her stylish yet functional brand, Argent. 

Outstanding Black Alumnus Award

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.

MBA Hiring Rate Up In 2019

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.

Communication sciences and disorders student wins second national award from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

First-year master’s student, Pamela Dominguez, has received her second award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to support aspiring researchers.

Alumnus Takeo Ichiyanagi applies UofSC lessons to role as head athletic trainer for Japan's Men's National Basketball team

Takeo Ichiyanagi earned two degrees from UofSC and is now the head athletic trainer for Japan's Men's National Basketball team.

Alumni Spotlight: How Lisa Muzekari is breaking down barriers for female engineers

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Taking the leap, changing lives

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.

August Graduate Leverages Distance Education Degree Program to Optimize Work-Family Balance

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.

HPEB Graduate Alycia Boutté Joins National Cancer Institute as Communication Postdoctoral Fellow

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 PMBA Alumnus Finds Growing Success With His Jet Sharing Sales Company

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.

Athletics Video Director Focuses on Graduate Degree

"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."

Giving a Voice to the Vulnerable

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."

Graduate Students Win Nuclear Tech Awards

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.

UofSC Graduate School Announces 2019-2020 Presidential Fellows

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the University of South Carolina's 2019-2020 Presidential Fellows.

2019-2020 Graduate Civic Scholars Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that eight students have been chosen as 2019-2020 Graduate Civic Scholars.


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