'My new queen': Miss Gamecock Pageant resumes after year-long pause
Honors student and Goldwater Scholar Felicia McGill is crowned the Miss Gamecock 2022 pageant-winner.
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Honors student and Goldwater Scholar Felicia McGill is crowned the Miss Gamecock 2022 pageant-winner.
Honors was one of many units, departments and organizations on campus that participated in the Gamecock Pantry Great Food Race! Honors successfully collected 676 items for donation.
Honors first-generation student and Stamps Scholar Layne Scopano works hard to make sure that there are opportunities and options for all.
"Because of strong support of the university’s leadership, faculty members, friends and alumni, we have been able to grow our resources and continue to deliver an extraordinary educational opportunity." —Steve Lynn, Dean of the South Carolina Honors College
In a state where many teachers did not return to the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year, these SCHC educators found the strength to continue teaching and to push through obstacles.
Professor Kent Germany has made a name for himself in the Honors College as a favorite among students. In 2021 he was named the winner of the Michael A. Hill Professor of the Year award.
Honors alumna Julye Johns Bailey, a recognized medical malpractice lawyer, credits her BARSC major for giving her a well-rounded college education and the courage to explore new things.
Honors student and Carolina Scholar Felicity Ropp may have been the first person in her family to attend college, but she will not be the last.
After becoming the lead student curator of the Honors College's Cultural Connoisseurs Initiative, junior Aidan Thomason reflects on her relationship with art.
Honors graduate and national fellowships recipient Hali Kerr joins the Environmental Protection Agency as an attorney-advisor. With this new role, Kerr hopes to have an impact on making our air cleaner.
Honors graduate Laurie Funderburk has been announced as President Biden's appointee for State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, South Carolina.
We are excited to announce that Honors student Blakely Harden has been selected as a Mayors Fellow for the City of Columbia.
Honors College senior Clare Steiner has been named a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue graduate studies abroad in 2022-2023.
Honors college freshman, Sophie Verzyl, has been selected by USA Diving to compete in the UANA Junior Pan American Championships. Verzyl is one of four women who were selected to the A-group and one of 30 athletes who will be competing for Team USA.
Honors alum, and accomplished composer, David "Clay" Mettens has won the 2021 Hermitage Prize in Composition. Clay's compositions have been performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, Washington National Opera, Spektral Quartet, and Ensemble Dal Niente, among others.
Three University of South Carolina students, Madison Clark, Hannah Gardner and Chloe Penaflor, have been named 2021 Freeman-ASIA Scholars.
Honors graduate Chad Henderson will be beginning his journey as the new marketing and communications director for the South Carolina Philarmonic starting August 16th. With an impressive background in directing with the Trustus Theatre, we are excited to see him in this new role.
Honors student Antonia Adams has been named the 2021 Ginny Looney Servant Leader Award Recipient. Antonia's service work has had a great impact throughout the entire South Carolina community.
Honors professor Courtney Lewis has always wanted to teach a class about American Indian voices in pop culture. When the University Libraries acquired the Gary Lee Watson Comic Book Collection, she was able to do just that.
Honors professor Daniel Ostergaard has been named one of Poets&Quants Top 50 Undergraduate Professors of 2020. After 2 decades of working in the public and private sectors, we are lucky to have him as a member of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
Honors and Top Scholar graduate Tyler French is now the man behind 'The Queer Cookies Cookbook.' The book combines his two passions, poetry and cookies, in the most exciting way.
The University of South Carolina Honors College will host a “Semester at the Coast” program for the first time in the Spring 2022 semester when 10 students with interests in science, the environment and health will be studying at the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences.
Honors professor and researcher, Vanessa Kitzie, is recognized for her work serving LGBTQIA+ people and communities, particularly in South Carolina. The success and funding received for her research continues to make her standout among others in her field.
Honors professor and Pearce Faculty Fellow makes a huge impact in the Honors College as a teacher, mentor and leader. As a recent recipient of the Mungo undergraduate teaching award, she’s recognized for her commitment and accomplishments in the classroom and beyond.
As an engineering major in the Honors College, Cole Shubert '19 had big dreams, but he never expected to find himself with a career that's out of this world.
Honors professor Mark Weist receives SEC faculty award for transformative work in school behavioral health.
Outstanding chemistry major. Honors resident mentor and ambassador. Musician. And just an all-around nice guy. Recent Honors graduate Ian Bongalonta explored many different paths during his time at UofSC and always rose to meet the challenge.
The South Carolina Honors College's 2021 Mould award winner Nicole Chandonnet examines the memorialization of J. Marion Sims for her senior thesis.
Recent Honors graduate Nancy Jones earned first place for her senior thesis titled "Sexism and traditional masculinity in country music: Characteristics and impact on the ‘ideal’ heterosexual relationship."
Naomi Kemp is a study in contradictions. Or what, at first, might seem like contradictions. But as she approaches graduation, it’s obvious that her biology major and art studio minor have combined to create a unique Honors experience that led to her senior thesis and a future of devoting herself to others.
Darren Burton, who grew up in the tiny town of Estill, South Carolina and attended high school in Irmo, will graduate with leadership distinction in May with a degree in accounting from the Darla Moore School of Business and the South Carolina Honors College.
Honors College senior Sophie Kahler discovers that sometimes the most interesting things are very close to home. Read how this geography major's interest in the mysteries abounding in the area she grew up led to her research being published and culminating into her senior thesis.
Two South Carolina high school juniors and two seniors have won the top awards in the annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest. Presented by the South Carolina Honors College, the eighth annual contest asks the question: How can we make South Carolina better?
In their senior theses, Honors students conduct research of their choice. These students are taking this opportunity to examine aspects of their personal life and develop them into valuable analyses.
Honors College student Sydney Womack’s calendar has been booked nearly solid during her four years at South Carolina and little wonder — she majored in biomedical engineering, minored in mathematics, earned a performance certificate in the School of Music, conducted undergraduate research and co-authored a scholarly article and three poster presentations. She also attended football, basketball and baseball games whenever she could, held leadership positions in two engineering student societies and regularly volunteered to pitch STEM career opportunities to high school students.
Brianna Lewis was voted “most likely to become a brain surgeon” in the first grade, and the Simpsonville, S.C.-native will soon begin earning the “Dr.” portion of that prediction. She’s headed to medical school this fall after wrapping up four years in the Honors College and two bachelor’s degrees — one in biology and another in experimental psychology.
Payton Ramsey has overcome a visual disability from childhood to become the first member of her family to attend college. The South Carolina Honors College student has spent her time at UofSC perfecting her leadership skills and expanding her mind through research. For her efforts over her four years at South Carolina, Ramsey received the 2021 Steven N. Swanger Award, the university’s second-highest undergraduate honor.
Reggie, Connor and Ian Bain all double majored in mathematics and a field of science, they’re all alumni of the University of South Carolina’s Honors College (Ian graduates in May) and Carolina Scholars and each was named a Goldwater Scholar, which is considered the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate award for STEM majors.
"The South Carolina Honors College has acquired many things the past decade. Continuous top rankings since 2012 comes to mind, but there are many other large and small acquisitions to celebrate."
Alumna and author Casey Richardson uses her voice to help people and businesses overcome personal and economic problems.
After 46 years teaching at the University of South Carolina, nearly 20 of them in the South Carolina Honors College, Don Fowler is remembered for his wisdom and dedication to students.
For the last seven years, Honors College seniors have been uploading their theses to Scholar Commons, unsure of what would happen after that. Thanks to some digital digging by University Libraries, we now have solid worldwide data.
For the 29th consecutive year, UofSC is celebrating Goldwater success with our newest scholars - Felicia McGill, Matthew Duggan and Charlotte Pollack.
Winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship look forward to bright careers in academia and research across STEM disciplines and beyond.
Twenty-one juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists of the annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest. Now in its eighth year, the contest is presented by the South Carolina Honors College in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the South Carolina Academy of Authors, the South Carolina Writers Association, and the South Carolina State Library.
If you can't find Honors student Maya Duffy somewhere on campus, chances are she's taken off for an outdoor adventure. Duffy is a junior majoring in biology with minors in statistics and medical humanities, but her passion is the great outdoors.
Coming from the small town of Pageland, South Carolina, nursing student and Stamps Scholar Genna Rivers hit the ground running with her research at UofSC. Driven by her passion for nursing and caring for others, she has already made full use of her innate curiosity and the resources available to make the most of her first two years in the South Carolina Honors College.
Whether she's volunteering with doctors in Costa Rica, giving back with her sorority or mentoring Honors freshmen, Reagan Davis is motivated by her passion for helping others in nearly everything she does.
Ten University of South Carolina students were named Fulbright U.S. Student finalists for 2020-21, earning the university elite status as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution and bringing its total number of student finalists to 120 since 2000. UofSC previously earned the top-producer designation in 2012.
Honors student Emily Martin is part of a group of students at UofSC combining creativity, entrepreneurship and philanthropy to earn money and give back to others.
Led by a corrupt and discredited president, Venezuela is considered a danger to the U.S. and to regional and global stability. Fortunately, the newly installed Secretary of State has a steady hand on the ground — Jimmy Story, a career diplomat and South Carolina Honors College graduate who was confirmed as ambassador to Venezuela this past November.
Three outstanding Honors students – Joy Bernal, Felicia McGill and Stella Strength – have been named Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Scholars, and will receive funds to participate in study abroad programs and internships around the world.
Honors College student Antonia Adams lost both of her parents within months of each other. She managed her parents' estate and her own grief. Now she is planning to go to law school to "help people overcome their circumstances."
Honors alumnus Josh Dawsey excels as one of the top reporters on Capitol Hill. Read more about him in this story from The Post and Courier.
SCHC Pearce Faculty Fellow Dr. Toby Jenkins honored for her social justice work and advocacy for diversity in higher education.