USC Upstate News

‘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 […]

USC Upstate Helps SC Public Radio Kick Off its 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm
SCETV Tree Planting Ceremony

The University of South Carolina Upstate on Thursday helped the state’s public educational broadcasting network kick off its 50th-anniversary celebration. South Carolina ETV and Public Radio (SCETV) announced the beginning of a year-long celebration of hitting the half-century mark, which […]

USC Upstate Hoops Takes Center Stage During Morgan Square Madness on Oct. 6

September 7, 2022 at 9:06 am
USC Upstate Basketball players in downtown Spartanburg

The University of South Carolina Upstate will celebrate the start of the college basketball season with an event that aims to bring the excitement of Spartan hoops to the community. USC Upstate will hold its inaugural Morgan Square Madness at […]

USC Upstate Lands $750,000 NSF Grant for STEM Scholarships

August 29, 2022 at 7:34 pm
Students in a lab.

The University of South Carolina Upstate has been awarded a six-year, $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program grant. USC Upstate will use the funding to establish the Career Readiness to Inspire STEM […]

Denny’s Awards Scholarships to Nine USC Upstate Student Interns

August 30, 2022 at 9:56 pm
A USC Upstate student receives his scholarship award from Denny's

Students from the University of South Carolina Upstate have received some “cheddar” from one of the world’s largest restaurant chains. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, Denny’s Corp. hosted a ceremony at its corporate headquarters in downtown Spartanburg where it celebrated […]