USC Upstate News

New Student Convocation

August 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate hosted its annual New Student Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with more than 900 new freshman in attendance. Chancellor Kelly delivered the convocation address and Kaleigh Kelley ′18 spoke of her […]

Friend Named Director of Annual Giving At USC Upstate

August 23, 2018 at 11:36 am

Spartanburg, S.C. –  Aly Friend recently joined the University of South Carolina Upstate as the director of annual giving. Friend is responsible for spearheading the faculty and staff giving campaign, administering the private scholarship program, performing ongoing stewardship through events […]

Long Promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Data Services and CIO

August 23, 2018 at 11:22 am

Spartanburg, S.C. –  C. Adam Long was recently promoted to associate vice chancellor for information technology and data services and chief information officer at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Long, who assumed his new duties on August 13, is […]

A Collaborative Effort With Regional Educators Results in New Online Master’s Degree at USC Upstate

August 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate is offering a new online master’s degree to help teachers advance in their careers and meet the changing needs of increasingly diverse classrooms, which will facilitate professional and economic advancement in […]

Nearly 1,000 Students to Move In to USC Upstate Residence Halls During Move UP Day on Aug. 19

August 13, 2018 at 11:01 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – They arrive with cars, minivans, SUVs and even U-hauls fully packed with all the necessities required to transform their rooms in the residence halls into comfortable living spaces. The residence halls at the University of South Carolina […]

Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont and Southern Piedmont Wildlife Coloring Book Raise Science Awareness and Interest in Region’s Natural Habitats

August 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Piedmont region of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia is comprised of ecologically diverse ecosystems, providing abundant habitat for numerous plant and animals species.  Two cross-disciplinary projects at the University of South Carolina Upstate are helping […]

Artist draws from her love of realism and portraiture to create three–dimensional paintings and evocative messages of environmental responsibility

August 9, 2018 at 11:57 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at the University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to present Re-Imagined, an exhibition of constructed paintings by Kirkland Thomas Smith. Re-Imagined will be on exhibit August 17 to September 21 […]

USC Upstate, SunTrust Partner for Financial Literacy Program

August 6, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – Financial literacy and making solid financial decisions in today’s economy is a must. With that in mind, SunTrust Bank will partner with the University of South Carolina Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics […]

James Holland ’85 Named Senior Associate Commissioner for Big South Conference

August 1, 2018 at 10:20 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – The Big South Conference has named 30-year coaching veteran James Holland as Senior Associate Commissioner, it was announced today by Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander.  Holland will begin his duties in mid-August. Holland will primarily focus on […]

USC Upstate’s Nursing Grads Exceed National NCLEX Pass Rates

July 27, 2018 at 10:04 am

Graduates from the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing have a year-to-date 92.27 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. The national pass rate for the exam is 89.54 […]