Press Releases

Alumni Association Press Releases and Announcements

Veteran Leaders Fund Salute to Service Scholarship
The Salute to Service Scholarship formed is now funded thanks to a $20,000 gift from Palmetto State Base Camp. Founders of the organization presented the check to the Veterans Alumni Council leadership.

Meet the new Gamecocks on our Board of Governors
Meet an extraordinarily diverse and talented group of Gamecock leaders who will bring their skills, experiences and passion for our beloved alma mater to the Board as we move the alumni association forward into a greater future.

UofSC Alumni Association Brand
The UofSC Alumni Association now has a comprehensive brand strategy that will serve as the platform for telling your stories and highlighting the impact of Gamecocks around the world

UofSC Alumni Association Welcomes Robin Roberts as Board President
Robin Roberts,’76, is the new president of the alumni association’s Board of Governors. His term began July 1 and he will serve a two-year term and preside over the 19 -member board. 

Alumni Center to be named after President Harris Pastides and First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides
On April 10, the university community came together to Give 4 Garnet. One of the initiatives was to name the Alumni Center in honor of President Pastides and First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides.

Alumni Association selects new CEO, Wes Hickman
The University of South Carolina Alumni Association’s Board of Governors has selected Wes Hickman as the Chief Executive Officer. Hickman currently serves as UofSC’s chief communications officer and director of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Office of Communications and Public Affairs Press Releases and Announcements

Simone Campbell to deliver Bernardin Lecture Oct. 27
Sister Simone Campbell, a seasoned attorney, poet and religious leader, will deliver this year’s annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture on Moral, Ethical and Religious Studies on Oct. 27.

Year of Cotton launches
The university will launch a yearlong series devoted to exploring cotton — from culture and history to business — Thursday (Sept. 24) with Bancroft Prize Winner and Harvard University scholar Sven Beckert.

Business futurist, Gavin Serkin to discuss emerging markets
Gavin Serkin with Bloomberg News will discuss his recently released book, “Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow,” on Tuesday (Oct. 27) at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.

UofSC hosts holiday tree lighting Tuesday
The University of South Carolina community will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the 61st annual tree lighting at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 1) on the historic Horseshoe.

South Caroliniana Library celebrates 175 years
“A Night at the Library,” the official opening of the yearlong celebration of the 175th anniversary of the South Caroliniana Library on the University of South Carolina Horseshoe, will take place at 6 p.m., Nov. 10.

Gamecock finalists to pitch their startup ideas for nearly $90,000
Several teams of young entrepreneurs will pitch their startup ideas to business leaders in the final round of The Proving Ground competition Tuesday (Nov. 17) at UofSC.

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