Student center opens in August


USC Union announces President’s, Dean’s lists

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times USC Union will open its new Student Academic Success Center in August as part of the fall 2015 semester. The center is being funded with a $67,000 state allocation secured by SC House District 42 Rep. Mike Anthony and the rest of the Union County Legislative Delegation. It will provide students with tutoring, workshops, advising support, financial literacy programs, and other services.


UNION — Less than a month after it received a $67,000 allocation in the 2015-2016 South Carolina State Budget USC Union announced Thursday that it will open the new Student Academic Success Center in the fall of this year.

In a statement released Thursday, USC Union announced that the center will open with the start of the fall semester and outlined the services it will provide.

“USC Union’s fall semester will begin in August and with it comes a new Student Academic Success Center for students. The center will provide tutoring, workshops, advising support, financial literacy programs, and other services to meet the needs of all students.”

The center is being funded with a $67,000 allocation in the 2015-2016 South Carolina State Budget. The funding was requested by USC Union Dean Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert and included in the state budget through the efforts of SC House District 42 Rep. Mike Anthony and the rest of the Union County Legislative Delegation.

The press released issued by USC Union states that the money allocated for the center “will help fund a director’s position, equipment, workshops, and other programs for the center. Palmetto College has also provided one-time funding to assist with the start-up of the program.”

In addition to the allocation secured by Anthony and the legislative delegation, the press release states that “Mrs. Martha (Packie) Whitener and her family have established an endowment in memory of her late husband, Col. William J. (Jack) Whitener, who served as the dean of USC Union from 1977-1984. The endowment will provide funding for annual Leadership Development workshops for our students. The workshops will be sponsored by the Success Center.”

USC Union’s Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Maggie Aziz, will assist with the center and a director will be hired as soon as possible.

The press release further states that “the new center will play a vital role in student academic success in and outside of the classroom. USC Union cares deeply about our students and we are confident that it will be beneficial for all. We look forward to seeing you in August!”

Students Recognized

In addition to announcing the opening of the Student Academic Success Center, USC Union also announced this week that a total of 59 students have made either the President’s List or the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester.

In a statement released this week, USC Union announced that it has named 17 students to the President’s List and 42 students to the Dean’s List.

President’s List

To be named to the President’s List, a student must be full-time with a semester grade point average of 4.0.

Named to the President’s List were:

• Angela Bennett

• Grady Biggerstaff

• David Burress

• Akeela Dendy

• Maisie Fisher

• Kayla Goudelock

• Erin Harris

• Maggie Jo Hellams

• Rachel Hughes

• Emily Kingsmore

• Kanani Lodge

• Beverly Morris

• Christopher Spencer

• Brenda Tester

• Emily Touzel

• Brenda Williams

• Alana Wright

Dean’s List

Those named to the Dean’s List are full-time students with a semester GPA above 3.5.

Named to the Dean’s List were:

• Joseph Allen

• Regina Bolden

• Michael Brewington

• Braylin Brown

• Amber Bumgarner

• Timya Burton

• Alexis Cockfield

• Damiana Collins

• Jasmine Craig

• Brittany Davis

• Gage Eaves

• Rebekah Edwards

• Karla Franklin

• Grayson Garrett

• Tracy Gatliff

• Peggy Glenn

• Kelsey Granger

• Erica Hall

• Alex Henderson

• Zaria Hill

• Allen Hopkins

• Emily Ivey

• Whitney Ivey

• Trevor Jennings

• Heather Johnson

• Robert Lammey

• Latisha Mann

• Lauren Mann

• Michael Mann

• Brittney Moss

• Jonathan Mullins

• Lauren Mullis

• Adam Parkins

• Dawn Schreiber

• Samuel Shumaker

• Briana Spencer

• Elliot Trammell

• Kinsleigh Wade

• Collin Walker

• Rachel Ward

• Clay Webb

• Annie Willard

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times USC Union will open its new Student Academic Success Center in August as part of the fall 2015 semester. The center is being funded with a $67,000 state allocation secured by SC House District 42 Rep. Mike Anthony and the rest of the Union County Legislative Delegation. It will provide students with tutoring, workshops, advising support, financial literacy programs, and other services.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_USC-Union-Main1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times USC Union will open its new Student Academic Success Center in August as part of the fall 2015 semester. The center is being funded with a $67,000 state allocation secured by SC House District 42 Rep. Mike Anthony and the rest of the Union County Legislative Delegation. It will provide students with tutoring, workshops, advising support, financial literacy programs, and other services.
USC Union announces President’s, Dean’s lists

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