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USC Upstate Unveils Specialty License Plates

November 16, 2022 at 5:45 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – It is official, you can now drive with Spartan Pride! The University of South Carolina Upstate and the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) have unveiled the official USC Upstate-branded license plate available to all residents of […]

Prominent Entrepreneur Lisa Price Speaks at USC Upstate

November 15, 2022 at 3:40 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – “Follow your instincts.” That’s what one of the country’s most successful minority small business owners recently told a group of local business leaders and University of South Carolina Upstate students, employees, and alumni. “As an entrepreneur, you […]

Speaker Urges USC Upstate Students to Learn from History

October 25, 2022 at 11:48 am

A former rocket scientist who worked on space tech for The Boeing Co. recently shared his personal account of the U.S. government’s incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II with a group of freshmen at the University of […]

Federal Reserve Governor Cook Lauds Spartanburg’s “Dynamic” Economy During Visit  

October 20, 2022 at 5:13 pm

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lisa D. Cook said inflationary headwinds will likely lead to additional rate hikes and “restrictive” monetary policy in the months ahead. In a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at Milliken & Co.’s corporate headquarters in […]

‘El Centro’ Receives $50K Gift for Scholarships and Support

October 14, 2022 at 9:22 am
John and Kelly Swift, Araceli Hernandez-Laroche, Bennie L. Harris

The University of South Carolina Upstate has received a $50,000 gift that will help create transformative opportunities for Latino/a students. John and Kelly Swift, lifelong South Carolinians with ties to the Upstate, provided the gift. It will fund endowed student […]

USC Upstate Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

October 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm
Amazon Employee

Alexa, meet Sparty. The University of South Carolina Upstate has been selected by Amazon to be a partner in the global retailer’s Career Choice program. Through the program, all eligible hourly Amazon workers will have an opportunity to earn a […]

Prisma Health Invests in Mary Black College of Nursing

October 5, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Prisma Health has announced a significant gift to the Mary Black College of Nursing that will support scholarships and encourage career opportunities with the health center. This fall, 24 juniors and seniors pursuing a BSN were selected as Prisma Scholars, […]


September 19, 2022 at 10:59 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers unanimously approved the league’s Executive Committee for the 2022-23 academic year, and UNC Asheville Chancellor Dr. Nancy Cable has been elevated to Big South President.  Charleston Southern University […]

USC Upstate Remains No. 1 in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

September 12, 2022 at 1:47 pm

For a fourth consecutive year, the University of South Carolina Upstate is No. 1 among the state’s Top Public Schools, according to new rankings released Monday by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, USC Upstate is the second-best school in […]

USC Upstate Opens Upstate Crime Analysis Center

September 9, 2022 at 12:08 pm
USC Upstate's University Crime Analysis Center

The University of South Carolina Upstate has a powerful new resource that will help law enforcement agencies across the region use data to develop more effective policing strategies. USC Upstate has opened its University Crime Analysis Center (UCAC) at University […]