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South Carolina Honors College

Faculty and Staff

Novella Beskid, MEd

Title: Assistant Dean for National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
South Carolina Honors College
Phone: 803.777.0954
Office: DeSaussure College 330

Education/Major(s): Wofford College, BA in English and Sociology
USC, MEd in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education

About Me: Married 24 years to Jim Beskid, also a Wofford alumni. Together we are proud parents to two amazing children which makes family time together one of my favorite things.  Having worked at USC for more than three decades, the Carolina family is also important to me.

Favorite Spot On Campus: The Horseshoe

Length of Time at USC: 30+ years. Began in January 1984 as a graduate student and have been here ever since!

Favorite Gamecock Moment/Best Part about being a Gamecock:
Best memory is Pope John Paul II’s visit to USC in September 1987 as a part of USC’s ecumenical year - being a part of the staff support for the event and attending the program on the Horseshoe and the mass at Williams Brice Stadium was an unforgettable experience. Best part of daily life as a Gamecock is helping students crystalize their dreams and start on the path to achieving them which is an honor and a privilege.

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