USC Upstate News

Global Career Forum Brings Students, Employers Together

September 14, 2023 at 5:02 pm
A panelist speaks at the global career forum.

By Salleah Brown-Massey, ’24 USC Upstate hosted its annual Global Career forum on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the University Readiness Center. The forum was an opportunity for hundreds of students to connect with representatives from 10 companies and learn about […]

A Q&A With Ron Rash, Author of ‘One Foot in Eden,’ This Year’s Common Read for USC Upstate First-Year Students

September 14, 2023 at 6:25 pm
Author Ron Rash signing books.

The University of South Carolina Upstate welcomed acclaimed author Ron Rash to campus on Thursday, Sept. 14. Rash, a native of Chester, S.C., who grew up in Western North Carolina, has written 20 books, including “One Foot in Eden,” which […]

Distinguished Military Leader Joins USC Upstate

September 6, 2023 at 3:25 pm
Retired Major General T. Glenn Davis.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is proud to announce the appointment of retired U.S. Air Force Maj Gen T. Glenn Davis as the inaugural executive director of the newly established National Security and Government Institute. Davis’s exceptional leadership and […]

Chancellor Harris Reflects on the Road Ahead at University Day

September 5, 2023 at 10:28 am
Chancellor Harris speaking at a podium for University Day.

By Salleah Brown-Massey, ’24 Chancellor Bennie Harris welcomed faculty and staff to the start of the 2023-24 academic year at the annual University Day celebration on Aug. 23. His remarks highlighted the accomplishments and challenges USC Upstate experienced in the […]

USC Upstate Facilitates Innovative Partnership Between S.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Combined Arms Inc.

August 30, 2023 at 3:41 pm
two men shaking hands

When Prosper Segbawu joined the U.S. Army Reserves, he did so with the intention of increasing his education and career opportunities. After Segbawu, who is originally from Ghana, enrolled in the nursing program at the University of South Carolina Upstate, […]

University of South Carolina Upstate Welcomes Exceptional Class of 2027

August 28, 2023 at 12:11 pm
A student taking a selfie

The University of South Carolina Upstate has welcomed an outstanding and diverse cohort of freshmen for the Fall 2023 semester, marking the beginning of an exciting new academic journey for 700 exceptional students. This remarkable class, comprised of scholars, athletes, […]

Opening Convocation Speaker: Dr. Russell Booker – Inspiring a New Academic Year 

August 25, 2023 at 9:40 am
Dr. Russell Booker

Dr. Russell Booker, the executive director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement, stood before the class of 2027 as the distinguished speaker for the opening convocation on Sunday, Aug. 20, setting the tone for the upcoming academic year. His remarks showed […]

USC Upstate Welcomes New Director of Athletics Matthew Martin During Press Event

August 15, 2023 at 1:33 pm
A photo of Matthew Martin at a podium

The University of South Carolina Upstate on Tuesday, Aug. 15, officially welcomed its new Vice Chancellor and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Matthew Martin, during a press event at the G.B. Hodge Center. Martin, a seasoned leader in collegiate athletics, brings […]

USC Upstate Awarded $100K Innovation Grant for SC Grow Your Own Project

August 9, 2023 at 4:40 pm
A photo of an education student at USC Upstate

Funding Will Cover Full Tuition for Eight Aspiring Teachers Who Work for Spartanburg School District 2 The University of South Carolina Upstate has been awarded a $100,000 state innovation grant from the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) for the […]

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 […]