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South Carolina Honors College

Faculty and Staff

Jan Smoak, MEd

Title: Director of Scholar Programs, OFSP
South Carolina Honors College
Phone: 803-777-6600
Office: DeSaussure College 326

Education/Major(s): Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Carolina Yoga Teacher Training; M. Ed. in Student Personnel Services, University of South Carolina; BA in Journalism, University of South Carolina

About Me: A born and bred Gamecock, I love to communicate in writing, but also using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. As an undergraduate at USC, I was very involved in campus life – Greek life, The Gamecock, and what is now called Garnet Circle (Student Alumni Association). I have only traveled abroad twice – to Cozumel, Mexico, and to France & Italy, but the latter trip gave me great insight into why our scholars enjoy international travel. I have several roles: University administrator, yoga teacher, mom, and wife to a UMC pastor to name a few. I enjoy coffee, chocolate, being outdoors, Food Network, and talking with students.

Favorite Spot On Campus: It’s a tie between the Russell House and the Horseshoe. I have fond memories of eating in the Grand Marketplace with friends as an undergraduate student as we planned our social life, but now with an office on the Horseshoe, it’s my favorite place to catch up with students.

Length of Time at USC: 19 years! Because of the students’ intelligence and diversity, I never tire of my University work.

Favorite Gamecock Moment/Best Part about being a Gamecock: Gamecock Basketball 2017 Final Four and a WBB National Championship!


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