May 8, 2022
Decorated beyond measure
Q&A with Ida Williams Thompson, 1977 MLIS alumna
Earlier this year, energy infrastructure company Williams donated $1.5 million to the university’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research. This request came from 2001 graduate Kelly Adams, managing director of state government and regulatory affairs for Williams.
Country music superstar and Gamecock alumnus Darius Rucker will host a free concert for students Sunday, April 24 to celebrate Gamecock Women’s Basketball’s second National Championship.
Chigozie Nkwonta, who earned her Ph.D. from the College of Nursing, studies ways to increase HPV vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings in her home country of Nigeria.
The African American Studies program celebrated 50 years in 2021. Three alumnae who took courses in the program share the impact of the program on their lives.
Tracy Harrell Dunn was promoted in 2021 to dean of the Benedict College Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship, making her the first woman to hold this position at their business school.
Two-time alumnus Korey Banks has established the Korey Banks Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students majoring in sport and entertainment management, with a particular focus on helping underrepresented student populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
In honor of Black History Month, our UofSC Black Alumni Council highlighted 28 Black alumni making a difference in their communities.
The University of South Carolina will honor the three Black students who desegregated the school in 1963—Robert G. Anderson, Henrie Monteith Treadwell and James L. Solomon Jr.—with statues on the Columbia campus.