A storm has been brewing for some 40 years during which the cost of higher education in our state has increased a whopping 1,120 percent.
USC Upstate is poised to partner with school districts in the region to help them develop international programs to broaden offerings for high school students and help them be stronger college candidates.
The funding — $200,000 in scholarships for Call Me MISTER and $150,000 for Emerging Scholars — will support initiatives focused on improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina.
The $1 million gift from an anonymous donor will establish the John Bagwell Offensive Coordinator Endowment. The contribution is made in honor of the late Bagwell ’89, a standout Paladin running back who died in a car accident in 2003.
Laura Reynolds, Ph.D. will begin her duties on January 22.
The gift will allow the college’s Financial Education Center to celebrate Financial Literacy Week, March 19-23, 2018, with an entire week of activities and events aimed at improving students’ financial knowledge and health.
DACA students in South Carolina are charged out-of-state tuition to attend public universities, regardless of how long they’ve lived in South Carolina. They are also ineligible for scholarships and financial aid, making attending college nearly impossible.
Maggio earned an associate’s degree from Greenville Tech, and then transferred to USC Upstate and began working on a bachelor’s degree.
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the University of South Carolina Upstate will award 503 degrees at its Convocation Honoring December Graduates.
Newkirk is positioning Converse to be an integral part of Spartanburg and the greater Upstate’s economy.