All in the Gamecock family

Dimitri Amiridis discusses family’s many ties to UofSC

Dimitri Amiridis graduated in May 2022 with a degree in computer engineering, making him the third member of his family with a UofSC degree. Next, he plans to attend graduate school as a computer engineering Ph.D. student with a research focus in robotics.

Amiridis is excited to see his parents begin their term as the 30th president and first lady of the University of South Carolina.

“With my father, our university is getting someone who values academia and cares deeply about all students, including our minority students and first-generation students,” he said. “I think my mother will also make an excellent first lady. When she was first lady at UIC, she helped develop a cookbook for low-income students to make healthy meals on a budget, so I think our school can expect someone who is very active with the community and is eager to make change.”

Read the full Q&A, written by Craig Brandhorst, on the university website.

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