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South Carolina Honors College


From classroom to craft brewery

Chris Herron, a 2003 graduate of the Honors College and former UofSC athlete, is the founder and CEO of Creature Comforts Brewing Co., one of the fastest growing breweries in America. The brewery is built on the notion of improvement through curiosity as they believe that a curious mind leads to better living - a decidedly Honors College sort of idea.

Poet Today, Surgeon Tomorrow

Kwame Kennedy, a Top Scholar and Honors student from Irmo, South Carolina, pursues his passion for medicine and his passion for creative writing here at the South Carolina Honors College.

Beyond the Gates: Headed to Capitol Hill

Brand new South Carolina Honors College graduate Mae Chinnes is taking her new degree, her college experiences and her optimism for the future to D.C. to start her career on Capitol Hill.

Professor helped students find the light within

Students reflect on Honors professor emeritus who never stopped teaching them... in the classroom and in life.

Engineering student-athletes run with focus

Honors student Rachel Hensler - along with her fellow track and field athletes - push through rigors of schedule with determination.

Honors student wins national award as part of exchange program

Hannah Bauer’s time at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo was full of the experiences you’d expect from a semester on the big island. Hannah Bauer’s time at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo was full of the experiences you’d expect from semester on the big island.

To drink or not to drink (tap or bottled water)

For environmental chemistry professor Susan Richardson, it's a question she hears a lot: Is bottled water safer to drink than tap? To help find the answer, she enlisted Honors biochemistry students Gretchen Bollar and Anthony Kocur.

Three Honors College students named Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars

The students will learn about the mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in honor of the career of Hollings, who was a longtime U.S. senator from South Carolina and a former governor of the state.

Luke Rankin follows his calling

Talking to Luke Rankin, our newly installed student body president, you would think that he was born to be a politician. He’s friendly, charming and inspiring. When he speaks there’s at least one motivational phrase in each sentence, which is exactly what people love to hear when they’re trying to be convinced they can do something or that their community can be better.

SCHC student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in Jordan

Growing up in Lexington, South Carolina, Patrick McKenzie never imagined he'd leave the United States. But as of today, thanks in large part to his time at the South Carolina Honors College, he has traveled to 22 countries, and he's just getting started.


Friends since freshman year, seniors Casey Hasenbein and Rachel Wood grew so close during their four years in the Honors College that they can finish each other's sentences. So it was only natural that the exercise science majors would want to work on their senior thesis together. Hence the creation of Be Your Best S.E.L.F. (Strength, Energy, Life Skills and Fitness), their thesis project that ultimately bonded them to a group of girls at Epworth Children's Home in Columbia.

Search for a cure: The story of one Honors College graduate and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic fibrosis affects more than 30,000 people across the United States with hundreds of those affected living in South Carolina.

The Emergence of Bedroom Pop

Many little kids dream of becoming rock stars, but Honors College sophomores Evan Delp and Robert Magee are on their way to making that fantasy a reality.

Alumni Q&A: Talli Founder Lauren Longo

This week, we're speaking with Lauren (McLaughlin) Longo '01 in celebration of Small Business Week 2019.

Solid Gold

UofSC adds 3 more names to the list of prestigious Goldwater Scholarship winners

First-generation student takes on the world

UofSC Pickering Fellow hopes to connect cultures through foreign service career

Defining a legacy

The South Carolina Honors College is the top-ranked public university honors college in the nation. Again.

Former School of Journalism Director Joins Honors College as Associate Dean

New Associate Dean Andrea Tanner is not stranger to working with honors students.

Letting loose and having fun: Students celebrate first gala 'Under the Stars'

Honors College students came together for a night of fun and dancing.

A Friendship Turns into a Passion

Honors College alumni Tyler Singleton's passion is what's defined her career.

SC high school writing finalists announced; historian Walter Edgar to judge

Twenty-eight high school juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists in the sixth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Artistic Equity

“We want to focus on things that are conducive to creating a good academic environment and not just studying all the time,” junior Katie Aretakis says.

Non-theater major finds artistic outlet through Off Off Broadway

Second-year Honors College student Tyler Quehl wrote and composed the musical, "The Restaurant: Millennial Commentary on Middle America" with the help of student organization Off Off Broadway.

Charleston students sweep state high school writing contest

Three students from the Charleston County School of the Arts have won first, second, and third-place awards in the fifth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Student organization brings TEDx talks to USC


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