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South Carolina Honors College


Dean's Letter: Spring 2021

"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."

Eradicating barriers

Alumna and author Casey Richardson uses her voice to help people and businesses overcome personal and economic problems.

Everyone who knew him loved him

After 46 years teaching at the University of South Carolina, nearly 20 of them in the South Carolina Honors College, Don Fowler is remember for his wisdom and dedication to students.

Lost in space? Here's what happened to 388 senior theses since 2014

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.

Alumni News - Spring 2021

See what our Honors College alumni have been doing lately.

Curiosity, scientific research lead to prestigious award for UofSC students

For the 29th consecutive year, UofSC is celebrating Goldwater success with our newest scholars - Felicia McGill, Matthew Duggan and Charlotte Pollack.

Twelve South Carolina students Recognized by the National Science Foundation, six receive Graduate Research Fellowship

Winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship look forward to bright careers in academia and research across STEM disciplines and beyond.

Finalists announced for 8th South Carolina High School Writing Contest

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.

Honors student combines passion for medicine and outdoor adventure

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.

A Smart Start toward Honors success

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.

Honors student gives back from Columbia to Costa Rica

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.

UofSC named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

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.

Students combine creativity with entrepreneurship

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.

Honors College graduate on front lines of U.S.-Venezuelan foreign policy

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.

UofSC Undergraduates Earn Gilman Scholarships

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.

'Be the catalyst for change': USC student Antonia Adams finds purpose in tragedy

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."

How growing up in Aynor prepared one of the nation’s top reporters to cover Trump

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.

UofSC's 2021 Social Justice Award winners chosen

SCHC Pearce Faculty Fellow Dr. Toby Jenkins honored for her social justice work and advocacy for diversity in higher education.

After tragedy, student finds new beginning at UofSC Honors College

Antonia Adams’ story is filled with tragedy. But above all, it is a story of perseverance, about fighting through the uncertainty and sadness with a belief that education can restore confidence and hope.

Honors College welcomes activist poet to Horseshoe

Many scholars and luminaries have spoken on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe. Earlier this fall, activist poet Horace Mungin joined the list of distinguished guests.

University 101 instructors find connection through teaching

Instructors find that teaching University 101 helps them to network with colleagues across UofSC, build stronger connections with the university and impact students beyond their primary roles.

Public health graduate heads to medical school to empower others to take control of their health

Matthew Telfer chose to attend UofSC after he was admitted into the Honors College and offered an Academic-Scholar Elite award. He decided to study public health to better understand the preventive side of medicine.

Internships unearth career opportunities for Honors anthropology student

Sarah Snare has always known that she wanted to work in forensic anthropology, and as she approaches her graduation this December, she is more than equipped to secure the career of her dreams.

Music grad ready to inspire the next generation of vocalists

Catherine Howland will earn her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in December. The Honors College grad will start her career as a choir teacher at a South Carolina middle school in January.

Campus Conversations: Kailey Houck

Kailey Houck, an Honors College philosophy major, discusses "The Lettuce Club" — a quirky, low-commitment club at UofSC.


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