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Palmetto College


Janelle Buniel

Janelle enjoyed the smaller classes and personal attention she got from her professors at USC Sumter, and plans to transfer to USC Columbia to finish her bachelor's degree.

"I was going to play soccer at another university, but even with scholarship money it wasn’t enough to take care of $20,000 a year.

A lot of people in Sumter see it as a stepping stone. But I got to know my professors in smaller classes, and I got to know a lot of students. It was easier to get involved, and because of that I was able to see all the benefits of attending USC Sumter.

So I decided I wanted to make a difference. I am SGA president of USC Sumter, and I’m an ambassador, and I’m graduating with leadership distinction. Because it’s so small, it’s helped me to get involved, and now I hope for a seamless transition to USC Columbia."