USC Upstate News

Watershed Ecology Center Earns Environmental Education Award

June 16, 2022 at 2:08 pm

The Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC) has recognized the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Watershed Ecology Center (WEC) as the 2022 Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Jack Turner, director of WEC, accepted the award during a ceremony at […]

USC Upstate Announces Spartanburg Promise Scholarship Program

June 14, 2022 at 10:03 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate will provide up to 90 recent high school graduates from Spartanburg County a chance to earn their bachelor’s degrees debt-free. USC Upstate announced Friday the pilot of its Spartanburg Promise Scholarship Program, which aims […]

USC Upstate Alumni Association Announces Alumni Award Winners

May 9, 2022 at 10:28 am
Alumni Award Winners

The University of South Carolina Upstate Alumni Association presented its 2022 Alumni Awards on Saturday, April 2. Four honorees were recognized at an awards brunch during USC Upstate’s Homecoming celebration. Cyndi Waters, ’83, earned the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Outstanding […]

USC Upstate Names R.J. Gimbl Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Executive Director of the USC Upstate Foundation

April 22, 2022 at 11:16 am
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The University of South Carolina Upstate today announced Richard J. “R.J.” Gimbl as the vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the USC Upstate Foundation. Gimbl, an accomplished advancement professional, brings more than 15 years of experience in […]

USC Upstate Celebrates Investiture of Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., as Fifth Chancellor

April 15, 2022 at 3:06 pm
Chancellor Bennie L. Harris

University of South Carolina Upstate hosted a historic investiture ceremony on Friday morning to officially install its fifth Chancellor, Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., conferring upon him the honors and regalia of the university. A nationwide search that included more than […]

USC Upstate Names Kesha Boyce Williams Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications and Marketing

March 30, 2022 at 11:49 am
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The University of South Carolina Upstate today announced Kesha Boyce Williams as its new associate vice chancellor for marketing and strategic communications. Williams will provide strategic leadership, oversight and tactical and technical direction to the institutional marketing and communications team in […]

USC Upstate Police, Local Agencies Will Shine On Spartanburg Medical Center Employees and Patients

December 7, 2021 at 10:51 am
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Flashing lights affixed to emergency vehicles usually warn of potential danger. On Monday, Dec. 13, they will light up the night as a festive expression of gratitude and care for medical staff and patients at Spartanburg Medical Center during a […]

USC Upstate Launches Esports Program

October 19, 2021 at 11:00 am
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce the launch of its esports program that will attract future Spartans and enrich the student experience by creating a thriving gaming community on campus. USC Upstate intends to create a […]

U.S. News Ranks USC Upstate South’s Best College for Veterans

September 13, 2021 at 4:54 pm
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USC Upstate Remains State’s No. 1 Public School for Third Consecutive Year The University of South Carolina Upstate is the South’s best college for veterans in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for 2022. Additionally, USC Upstate is […]

USC Upstate, United Way of the Piedmont Team Up to Help Students in Need

August 19, 2021 at 3:56 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate and United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) have joined forces to ensure USC Upstate students who encounter financial hardship can continue their educational pursuits. Beginning this fall, USC Upstate will pilot a new version […]