May Newsletter

When the thousands of students participating in this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies walk across the stage, turn their tassels, and share in singing the alma mater, they all will share a new title — alumni. Whether you graduated five years ago or 50, you can always look back at that special day and rekindle the feelings of excitement, hope, and maybe a twinge of sadness. But ahead of you was the greatest feeling of all — opportunity.

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the class of 2023. Welcome to the alumni family!

To celebrate, we are offering our New Graduate Life Membership discount to help our new alumni leave their legacy at USC. For $500, you can give the gift of Life Membership and a Horseshoe Brick (that’s a savings of $750 for a limited-time only!) This is the perfect graduation gift for the new Gamecock alum in your life.

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Play in the USC Alumni Association Golf Tournament

Get your team together and join the USC Alumni Association on May 22 for a round of golf to support student scholarships. Can’t join us? You can still make your impact by sponsoring tee box signs and pin flags.

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There’s Still Time to Apply for Affinity Council Leadership

The Alumni Association is seeking engaged and outstanding alumni to fill vacant seats on the leadership boards of each council. Each of these boards have representation that is reflective of the association’s membership and the university’s alumni population. Applications are open until tomorrow, May 5.

Reasons to Celebrate

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60+ Scholarships Awarded in April

The Alumni Association was able to provide important scholarships to incoming students thanks to gifts from our members.

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Class of 2023 Share Their USC Stories

We are excited to welcome thousands of Gamecocks into the alumni family after Commencement exercises this weekend.

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Leave Your Legacy With New Graduate Life

Recent graduates can get Life Membership and a personalized Horseshoe Brick for only $500 (a savings of $750!)

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Gamecocks Around the Globe in 2024

Did you know you can travel domestically and internationally with fellow Gamecocks? Whether you want to spend this fall in France, or Cruising Along the Danube or you want to see the Northern Lights in Iceland or spend next summer in Ireland or Prague, travel with your alma mater. View our full 2023 & 2024 travel calendar today!

Shop Alumni Gear

A time-honored tradition at the University of South Carolina.

If you didn’t receive your official USC ring as a student, it’s not too late! Showcase your University of South Carolina pride in style with Jostens’ collection of stunning class rings.

Show your Gamecock pride on gameday!

Our student-designed BEAT T-shirts are the perfect addition to your wardrobe for football season and beyond. For a limited time, BEAT T-shirts from previous years are only $5 each!

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Career Development Resources

Check out our Career Development page to see all of the incredible opportunities to mentor current USC students, advance your career, and view our catalog of virtual career events. Here you can also learn about our Mentorship Hub, a program in partnership with the USC Career Center.

Returning this fall — Gamecock Ambassadors

Gamecock Ambassadors are part-time, seasonal employees who support all home football games for South Carolina. Ambassadors will serve in a variety of roles throughout the stadium including guest service kiosk attendants, ushers, and premium area greeters. More information, along with an interest form, can be found on Athletics’ website.

A Message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

We’ve partnered with Liberty Mutual Insurance to bring you exclusive savings, customized insurance, and special benefits on home and auto insurance.

Class Notes

Ronald Allen Charles ’78, Ph.D. was recently promoted to a 9th degree black belt by the United States Judo Association.

Peter Koufopoulos ’92 was selected as Deputy Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s Office of Food Safety.

Ashley Tessarolo ’12, MA was selected for the prestigious English Language Fellow Program through the U.S. Department of State.

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Forever To Thee.

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