February Newsletter — What’s New at USC?

There may still be a chill in the air across the Palmetto State, but the Gamecock spirit is certainly heating up! Students are back on campus, the USC Women’s Basketball team is undefeated, and there’s a palpable excitement as we enter a new era of the university.

This edition of Alumni Monthly is jam-packed with ways for our alumni to engage and connect to their alma mater.

Introducing the 30th President of the University of South Carolina

Photo of Michael Amiridis in academic regalia.

On January 20, 2023, Dr. Michael D. Amiridis was officially invested as President of the USC system. Prior to coming home to Carolina, he served as Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

I aspire for USC to be known nationally and internationally as one of the cradles of academic innovation of our times.

USC President Michael D. Amiridis, Ph.D.

Carolina Day 2023

On Tuesday, February 14, alumni, students, faculty and staff will come together in a united effort to share their love for the university. Carolina Day serves as a way to share our experiences and our stories of impact with our lawmakers.

Join us for Carolina Day >

A Stronger USC | A Stronger Carolina | #USCImpact

Lock in the Best Price for Spurs Up Sprint

Run or walk with fellow Gamecocks for a good cause! Celebrate your Gamecock spirit while getting exercise AND raising money for USC student scholarships. New this year, we will also have a kid’s fun run. Join us at the Pastides Alumni Center on Saturday, March 4 for our annual Spurs Up Sprint, presented by Prisma Health!

The cost to register increases March 1, so don’t wait!

Register today >

2023 Alumni Awards

Each year the Alumni Association has the great honor of celebrating the best and brightest alumni and friends of the university. Do you know a South Carolina alum who is creating change in their community? Nominate them for a USC Alumni Award! The deadline for nominations and applications is April 1, 2023.

Alumni Awards >

Alumni Award glass sculptures

Membership Fuels Student Scholarships

The University of South Carolina Alumni Association is proud to award over $230,000 annually in scholarships for current USC students. Membership in the Alumni Association continues to be the best way to give back to your alma mater and give opportunities to students like KJ Frazier, our 2022 Greener Scholar:

I want to be able to look back on my time at Carolina and not only say that I was a good student, but also that I was a good person. Carolina molded me to be the person that I am.

KJ Frazier, 2022 Greener Scholar
Photo of KJ Frazier

All scholarship applications are now open.

Alumni Association Internships

Come work with the Alumni Association this summer! We’re hiring two current USC students for our Marketing and Sales Assistant positions. Do you know a current USC student who sounds like a perfect fit? Encourage them to apply through Handshake. Applications close March 12.

Full Position Description >

Student interns at a resource fair

Travel With Gamecocks

Did you know you can travel with the USC Alumni Association? Join us on one of our exciting 2023 trips, including this trip to the West! Explore Utah’s Mighty National Parks, renowned for awe-inspiring views, impressive rock formations and otherworldly landscapes that must be seen to be believed.

Enjoy five nights at one-hotel on this relaxed tour that features Canyonlands, Arches and Capitol Reef National Parks along with Dead Horse Point State Park and Monument Valley.

Book your spot today >

Mesa Arch at sunrise in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Follow Us on Social Media

Join our community of 35,000+ who promote Gamecock tradition around the world!

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Mentor Current USC Students Through Our Mentorship Hub Match

Looking for new opportunities to give back to your alma mater in the new year? Start by joining our February Mentorship Hub Match program! You’ll be assigned with a current USC student to mentor for a month – a great way to give back to the University without a long-term commitment. 

Learn more and sign up >

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Class Notes

Image of Dr. Don Good accepting an award from the Southern Conference.

Dr. Don Good, Ed.D. ’89,

Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at East Tennessee State University, was named to the Southern Conference All-Conference Faculty Team for 2022-23.

Mave Fleming Jr., ’92

recently joined Macy’s Technology as the Director, Talent Acquisition in the Atlanta Metro area.

Reba Campbell, ’83

has formed the Medway Group, a consulting company focusing on communications planning, writing and media training.

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Forever To Thee.

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