Black Alumni Council

Decorated beyond measure

Q&A with Ida Williams Thompson, 1977 MLIS alumna

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Telling South Carolina’s civil rights story

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.

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Darius Rucker on championship, concerts and that tattoo

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.

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Nursing Ph.D. graduate works to improve understanding of

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.

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50 years of inspiration

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.

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MBA, Ph.D. alumna is first female dean for Benedict College

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.

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Gamecock alumnus creates scholarship to help as others helped him

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.

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28 Days of UofSC Black History

In honor of Black History Month, our UofSC Black Alumni Council highlighted 28 Black alumni making a difference in their communities.

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UofSC to commemorate 3 students who desegregated the university

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.

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The enduring legacy of Edna Smith Primus

The family of Edna Smith Primus, the first Black woman at the University of South Carolina School of Law, have launched an endowed scholarship in her honor.

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