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Remembering Peter Sederberg

Like the Honors students he taught and mentored in the college he co-founded, Peter Sederberg was multi-faceted and exceptionally talented. Champion for peace, organizer of protests, excellent cook, and star pitcher for his department's softball team, Peter Carl Sederberg also was a relentlessly curious scholar, professor, traveler, reader, and writer. He died July 31 in Atlanta of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

And here are the finalists ....

A roundup of the incredible work done by the 14 finalists for this year's William A. Mould Senior Thesis Award. Like the winning projects, these theses will influence research and impact their respective fields in the future.

The flapper?

In prize-winning thesis, English student examines Flapper Girls and the men who wrote them into creation

A 'Herculean' experiment

Honors senior wins thesis award for work in evolutionary biology

Charleston student wins state high school writing contest

Logan Baker, a junior at the Charleston County School of the Arts, has won the seventh annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest hosted by the South Carolina Honors College.

BIG thinking for virtual learning: SCHC innovates new service learning curriculum for students across the country

Every summer, many South Carolina Honors College students typically take on an internship, complete research or study abroad. However, COVID-19 complications have caused these students to lose these opportunities unexpectedly, and the SCHC is doing what it can to help with new online course offerings and financial aid.

Fast track to MD

Honors College student Ashley Fellers takes accelerated pathway to medical school

A message from Dean Lynn and Dr. Banks

The last few months have been difficult. As we see news reports of this senseless killing and see our own cities and towns erupt in anger in response, we're reminded that many in our community feel fear every day because of the injustices they have endured. We must work to change this.

1 tweet, 1 sandwich, 1 beer

Since graduating from the South Carolina Honors College and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2012, former The Daily Gamecock reporter and editor-in-chief Josh Dawsey has worked some tough beats. None has been tougher than covering the White House since Donald Trump took office — first for Politico, then for The Washington Post.

Alumni News - Spring 2020

See what our Honors College alumni have been doing lately.

Because generosity begets generosity

Families honor loved ones by supporting Honors College Faculty Fellows

Far from a dusty document

Adjunct professor and lawyer Joel Collins brings the U.S. Constitution to life.

Big picture problem solver

Greg Ferrante uses his financial skills to help people around the world

The advocate

For Honors College alumna Sharika Richardson Shropshire, pro bono legal work brings fulfillment, connection, gratitude.

Dean's Letter: Spring 2020

Not Charles Dickens: A letter from South Carolina Honors College Dean Steve Lynn.

SCHC announces new mental health liason

The Honors College's director of research and new mental health liaison, Dr. Susan Alexander, discusses mental health resources for students.

From rags to bags: Honors goes green

The Honors Residence Hall's "Convert the Shirt" event taught students how to recycle their unwanted T-shirts.

Honors College junior builds global connections

Even when a global viral outbreak keeps people apart, Lilly Kays wants people around the world to be more connected. She’s using her spring internship and social media to do her part for that goal.

Porter Family Redefines the Meaning of Community within the Honors College

Elise Porter, an SCHC academic advisor, recalls her father's influence on her as a UofSC faculty member. Since Elise has graduated and began her job at UofSC, her two younger siblings have continued the family tradition.

Research Opens Doors to the Goldwater Scholarship

South Carolina Honors College juniors Ian Bain of Irmo, South Carolina, and Zoe Screwvala of Brooklyn, New York, have won prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually to undergraduate STEM majors across the country. This marks the 28th year of UofSC scholarship winners since 1990.

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.


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