Stories for Faculty and Staff
August 06, 2020, Page Ivey
The month of August marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States. South Carolina women were a part of the fight for suffrage that started here in the years after the Civil War. Historians and librarians at the University of South Carolina have played a major role in documenting and preserving their stories.
July 14, 2020, Megan Sexton
Robin Waites, who earned her master's in art history from the University of South Carolina, has made her mark at Historic Columbia by rethinking the way the city looks at its history.
June 16, 2020, Megan Sexton
ZVerse, a Columbia company founded by UofSC alumnus John Carrington, has become an important player in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, producing millions of face shields for health care workers around the country.
May 28, 2020, Craig Brandhorst
Since graduating from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2012, former 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.
May 27, 2020, Tenell Felder
UofSC Today reached out to University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia alumni Dr. David Ford and Dr. Cedric Rivers for insight into how COVID-19 has impacted health care in South Carolina, as well as how the state might move forward in upcoming months. Both Ford and Rivers work at hospitals in Columbia, treating patients with COVID-19.
May 26, 2020, Carol J.G. Ward
Having an impact on their students and communities, being more inclusive for underserved populations and encouraging a lifelong love of reading and learning are passions shared by three alumnae of the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science who have been recognized as 2020 Movers & Shakers by Library Journal.
May 18, 2020, Page Ivey
Kassandra Gove, ’09 higher education administration, was elected the fifth mayor of her hometown of Amesbury — population 17,000 — about 40 miles north of Boston on the coast of Massachusetts. Her tenure during the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but typical.
May 07, 2020, Carol J.G. Ward
When 89-year-old Richard Mims was just a boy in the 1930s, he remembers playing a game he called “Executive” in the abandoned offices of the Santee River Cypress Lumber Co. in Ferguson near his hometown of Eutawville, South Carolina. The once-thriving mill town now lies underwater, part of the region flooded to create Lake Marion. Mims shared his memories in an oral history recorded by South Carolina Honors College graduate Caldwell Loftis.
May 05, 2020, Tenell Felder
It’s a challenging time to be a nurse. Serving on the front lines of a pandemic, nurses are not only tasked with helping COVID-19 patients — they’re also tasked with doing it in full protective gear and while simultaneously managing non-COVID patients.
April 27, 2020, Craig Brandhorst
A half century ago, against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and seismic shifts in American culture, the campus of the University of South Carolina became a battleground — between students and the administration, between a young generation and the establishment, between radically different worldviews. But the dramatic events of that spring, which came to be known as The Months of May, weren’t strictly destructive. The lessons of that era also changed lives and changed the university itself.
April 24, 2020
Larry Thomas, Head of Texas External Affairs for BP, was selected as the new vice president for communications at the University of South Carolina on Friday, April 24, 2020.
March 17, 2020, Chris Horn
How difficult was it to get admitted to the University of South Carolina in 1897? At that time, regrettably, only white students were admitted. Students also had to know grammar, geography, algebra, history — and Latin and Greek! Admission standards at the university have varied in the past two centuries. The bar for admission is a lot different than it was in 1897, but it guarantees that those who get in are ready to succeed.
March 03, 2020, Tenell Felder
The College of Social Work is celebrating 50 years of improving the lives of people in South Carolina and beyond. Two alumni and a faculty member are among the many who are continuing that work.
March 01, 2020, Allen Wallace
University of South Carolina Dance Marathon completed its 2019-2020 fundraising year with a total of $1,016,822 raised for Prisma Health Children's Hospital.
February 14, 2020, Margaret Gregory
Alumni of the genetic counseling program at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia are making a major impact on their field. More than 25 percent of the nation's genetic counseling training programs have had School of Medicine alumni in leadership roles and five programs were founded by South Carolina graduates.
February 03, 2020, Allen Wallace
A year after Coach Harold White passed away, his memory lives on, thanks in part to a scholarship created in his name.
January 28, 2020, Aida Rogers
University of South Carolina biology graduate and Honors College alumnus Ed Buchanan used his medical knowledge as a pediatric surgeon to write a children’s book that helps young patients understand what it’s like to go through surgery.
January 09, 2020, Page Ivey
A community organizer and equity scholar, a three-degree alumna, an education student leader and a professor with a strong record of mentoring younger colleagues are the recipients of the University of South Carolina’s 2020 Social Justice Awards and will be honored at the annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast Jan. 17 in the Russell House Ballroom.
December 17, 2019, Page Ivey
The DC Gamecocks are serious about celebrating their alma mater. They watch football games and participate in special events related to their days at the University of South Carolina. But, more recently, the alumni club, one of the larger ones outside of South Carolina, took on the goal of endowing a scholarship for students from the D.C. area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia.
December 12, 2019, Megan Sexton
Dara Khaalid earned her degree from the University of South Carolina this month, ready to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. It’s a path she set out on years earlier – when she was just a fifth grader.
December 11, 2019, Margaret Gregory
In 2002, 8-year-old Wanda Gibbs died after being hit by a car at her bus stop. After her tragic passing, the community came together and launched a fundraising initiative to ensure Wanda’s memory would live on. Their efforts established the Wanda Gibbs Scholarship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, which was awarded for the first time earlier this year.
December 02, 2019, Chris Horn
Not many professors inspire lofty tribute. Some we forget and others are scarcely remembered. James Cutsinger, a religious studies professor who taught at the university for 37 years, earned the respect and admiration of students for decades while helping them to achieve the most noble of goals: the ability to think.
November 20, 2019, Margaret Gregory
In South Carolina, a majority of the 46 counties are considered to be medically underserved. The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare is working to improve access to quality care through training programs that are helping grow the health care workforce.
November 12, 2019, Caleigh McDaniel
On Nov. 25, students will gather around a carefully engineered and constructed 20-foot wood-and-paper tiger — and set it aflame. The tradition known as Tiger Burn happens every year during Rivalry Week in advance of the football game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers.
November 11, 2019, Megan Sexton
School librarian Kathy Carroll likes to be in the middle of the action and that’s where she finds herself every day, whether it’s helping students at Westwood High School in Blythewood or advocating for her profession as president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians.
November 05, 2019
Attending college is a transformative experience, offering students the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and experiences that lead them to a fuller life. We spoke to first-generation college students, faculty and alumni to learn about their experiences on campus and beyond.
October 24, 2019, Megan Sexton
Chelsea Stinnett is an assistant research professor in the department of educational studies and is the new director of CarolinaLIFE, an inclusive certificate college program for students with diverse learning needs, such as intellectual disability.
October 23, 2019, Ellen Woodoff
Carlisle Floyd’s "Susannah" is one of the most beloved American operas. Under the direction of Ellen Douglas Schlaefer, the School of Music presents the opera at Drayton Hall Theatre Nov. 1-3.
October 03, 2019, Megan Sexton
University 101 started as a trial course in 1972, following a student riot on campus in 1970. Forty-seven years later, the course is being taught to 80 percent of incoming freshmen, helping them adjust to college life and learn about all the university has to offer.
September 17, 2019, Chris Horn
Gary Gardiner and Sudeep Menachery never met each other during their time at South Carolina. But nearly 30 years later their paths crossed in an emergency room in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
September 02, 2019, Megan Sexton
This summer, Hootie & the Blowfish celebrated the 25th anniversary of their smash hit album Cracked Rear View with their first tour in more than a decade. We caught up with the band, all University of South Carolina alumni, to revisit their big break and reflect on becoming one of the most popular bands of their generation.
August 30, 2019, Bryony Wardell
Behind the bright lights, beyond the stage, Oak View Group has built a global family of companies that have become known as the leading force in the sport and live entertainment industry. It takes commitment and experience to lead one of those divisions – something University of South Carolina alumnus Sam Piccione III knows firsthand.
August 13, 2019, David Lee
Kizer Stovall is a part of the first University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville class to complete residency.
August 13, 2019, Chris Horn
From humble beginnings, University of South Carolina alumnus Richard Sorin and his son, Bert, have turned Sorinex into one of the nation’s premier strength equipment manufacturers, with clients spanning professional sports and universities from every major athletics conference.
August 05, 2019, Allen Wallace
Lilla McCutchen grew up playing on the Horseshoe and spending her summers at her grandparents' home there, now known as McCutchen House. She shares her memories of 80 years as a Gamecock.
August 05, 2019, Craig Brandhorst and Megan Sexton
You don’t need a degree from the University of South Carolina to get elected mayor in the Palmetto State, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. This summer, Carolinian magazine traveled the state, from the Lowcountry to the Upstate, from the Midlands to the Pee Dee, interviewing South Carolina alumni who hold the esteemed office.
July 19, 2019, Alyssa Yancey
Alexandra Vezzetti was in the first class of physician assistant students at the School of Medicine and the first PA student to rotate through the neurology department at Prisma Health. Department Chair Souvik Sen, M.D., was so impressed with Vezzetti that he hired her, and next month, she’ll become the department’s first physician assistant.
July 01, 2019, Allen Wallace
They’ve raised more than $2 million in the past two years for the kids at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. They’ve been recognized by Gov. Henry McMaster for their efforts. But just like the dancing at their annual Main Event, the work never stops for University of South Carolina Dance Marathon.
July 01, 2019, Craig Brandhorst
After one great big flop, Jim Wiseman, ’79, flipped his property development career around and is now doing everything but "wasting away" in Margaritaville.
June 27, 2019, Sophie Bello, '21 visual communications
As Charleston's first poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, a 1999 alumnus of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, writes poems for and about the city and works in schools to encourage students' interest in writing.
June 13, 2019, Page Ivey
They arrived in the 1970s, some after serving in Vietnam, some fresh out of high school or college. More than 40 years later, they still come to work at the University of South Carolina — some after officially “retiring.” TIMES spoke with a few of these long-term employees to see what keeps them coming back to work on campus, long after they could have settled into that place in the mountains or that home by the sea.