Richard T. Greener Spotlight: Alicia Davenport

Greener Scholarship Recipient in front of the Greener Statue


In May, Alicia Davenport received a Master of Teaching in Secondary Education-English. This month she will begin her teaching career at North Myrtle Beach High School and is excited to give back to her community.

“Receiving the scholarship was truly an honor. I felt that by receiving this scholarship I was able to attend college and focus on my studies and higher learning,” Alicia says. “I was constantly involved with the Black Alumni Council where I received guidance, support, and reassurance. This scholarship emphasized the importance of being a black student with dreams and obtaining a higher education. Additionally, I felt called upon to use my education as a way to help others and to be of service while walking in my purpose.”

For Alicia, obtaining a degree from South Carolina has been beneficial both professionally and personally in her growth as a learner, scholar and overall person.

“I have learned a great deal about being an effective teacher, a holistic person who carries valuable experiences and diverse perspectives and in making personal friendships and professional connections,” she says. “I have a stronger sense of who I am and who I want to become. I have already started the process of outlining future endeavors I want to achieve professionally and academically.”

After teaching for a few years, Alicia plans to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of education.

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