A sea of green rolled into the state capitol last January, heralding a reinvigorated USC Upstate presence at Carolina Day and laying the groundwork for this year.Chancellor Bennie Harris led a delegation of university leaders and 17 students to the annual event, which is organized by the University of South Carolina and enables representatives, friends and alumni of USC system schools to meet with lawmakers and advocate for higher education.
Members of the USC Upstate Student Government Association and other student groups had lunch with members of the Spartanburg and Greenville county legislative delegations, during which they shared their personal stories and reasons for choosing USC Upstate. SGA President Arondè Stewart ’22 also joined other student government presidents from USC campuses for a private meeting with Gov. Henry McMaster.
For this year’s event on Feb. 14, USC Upstate is planning to expand its presence further, and Columbia-area alumni were invited to join the effort.