USC Upstate News

Alum Spotlight: Twanja Windley ’03

July 28, 2023 at 9:56 am
Twanja Windley

Twanja Windley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from USC Upstate. She is a realtor, podcaster, and author. Twanja is also the founder of the Twindle Foundation, which seeks to provide a range of financial, educational, and […]

Josh Lee Memorial 5K Raises Record $56,000

June 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce the 4th annual Josh Lee Memorial 5K raised a record $56,000. The race, named in honor of the late Josh Lee—a cross country runner who was one of four student-athletes […]

Madeline Church Buono ′15 Thrives at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Naples

October 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm

  Spartanburg, S.C. — Madeline Church Buono had never lived more than two hours away from her Spartanburg home. When her husband Kirk was deployed to Afghanistan, he received orders that they would be moving to Naples, Italy. With a […]

Nia Payne ′17 Awarded Prestigious Congress-Bundestag Fellowship to Study and Work for one Year in Germany

October 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. –  Nia Payne, a 2017 graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate, is one of 75 Americans selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals, a year-long fellowship for study and work […]

Mills Receives Prestigious Board Appointments

October 17, 2018 at 9:42 am

Spartanburg, S.C. –  Stacey D. Mills ′03, executive director of the Greenville Campus at the University of South Carolina Upstate, recently received two prestigious board appointments. Mills was appointed to the Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees where he joins […]

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 […]

Jure Span Named to NABC Honors Court

July 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

USC Upstate rising-senior men’s basketball student-athlete Jure Span has been named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the association announced this afternoon. The NABC Honors Court recognizes men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during […]

USC Upstate’s Child Protection Training Center Benefits From More Than $500,000 in New Grants

July 13, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. –  The Child Protection Training Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate will enhance training opportunities for child protection professionals in the Upstate region thanks to a series of new grants, including a three-year, $345,000 grant from […]

Brittany Case Named to ASUN Winners for Life Team

July 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

USC Upstate softball student-athlete Brittany Case was honored by the ASUN Conference as the league announced its Winners for Life team for the Spring 2018 semester. The team is comprised of one student-athlete from each institution for the 2017-18 academic […]

Kaleigh Kelley Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

July 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate volleyball’s Kaleigh Kelley has been named a nominee for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award. A record 581 female college athletes were nominated by NCAA member schools for the award this year. Kelley […]