University of South Carolina Upstate Magazine

A magazine for alumni and friends

Fall 2023

Good Neighbors

How USC Upstate is making generational change possible in Spartanburg.

Finding Their Place

Halla Banafa '13 and Kat Carrig '16 find joy working with teens in need.

Breaking the Code

Midas Hampton '15 looks for the answer to one big question.

Practice Without Prejudice

Tamieka Alston-Gibson '07 provides care with purpose.

Miracle Worker

Ryan Duerk '13 guides those in need along a new path forward.

The Right Equation

Shamaka Rice '16 helps students build confidence while mastering math.

Taking the Lead

Spartanburg Mayor Jerome Rice '08 finds new way to serve his hometown.


Side hustles help students earn money doing things they enjoy.

This Is UP

Homing in on Data

An assistanship with Zillow helps two master's students discover what they love about business analytics.

Analyze This

Students get hands-on problem-solving experience with BMW project.

Running the George

The dean of the Johnson College of Business and Economics shares his passion for the outdoors and his antipathy for a certain yellow fruit.

Something Old, Something New

USC Upstate debuts its new mace.

Code Ed

Teachers learn how to add STEM lessons to their classes at USC Upstate workshop.

Know Your Enemy

Research by Anita Nag and her students will examine how coronaviruses spread in the body.

First Glance

A new chapter in Library history is about to be written. In early spring 2024, the university will break ground on an annex to the 46-year-old building that will provide modernized multipurpose spaces for classes or meetings and potentially student support services.

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