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Meet Our Team!

Dr. Patrick HickeyDr. Patrick Hickey
Faculty Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program
patrick.hickey@sc.edu
(803) 777-4436

Patrick Hickey is the Faculty Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program and holds a Joint Appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing. Patrick received a Diploma Nursing Degree from St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, his BSN from Corpus Christi State University in Corpus Christi, Texas and his MS, MSN, and Dr. P.H. degrees from the University of South Carolina. Patrick grew up in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (birthplace of the Inventor of Basketball – Dr. James Naismith) and is both a proud Canadian as well as an American citizen. Patrick has been a nurse for 36 years and has worked in all facets of nursing to include medical-surgical, critical care, emergency room, and operating room. Patrick has lived in the United States for 33 years; with the past 23 years being in Columbia, SC. Patrick has been a member of the USC Faculty for the past 7 years and Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program for the past 4 years. Patrick has introduced Personal Challenge into the Capstone Scholars Program and is a direct result of his quest to successfully climb and summit the highest mountain on each continent of the world. When he stood on top of Mt. Everest (May 24, 2007) he became the first nurse in the world to climb the 7 Summits of the World and joined, at that time, only 100 people in the world that had attained this lofty goal! Patrick is passionate about travel and adventure and with his wife Carol they have backpacked throughout 57 countries during three year long trips around the world. Patrick loves to mentor, open doors of opportunity, and set students up to succeed!

David DeweilDavid DeWeil
Associate Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program
deweil@mailbox.sc.edu
(803) 777-4430

David DeWeil is the Associate Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program and received a M.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs and a B.A. in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. David grew up in the Anderson/Greenville area of South Carolina and has lived in Columbia for the past 13 years. Within Capstone, David enjoys teaching University 101 and University 290, mentoring students, managing student grant opportunities, and recruiting new students to the University. He enjoys playing golf, reading, watching college football and international soccer, keeping up with the tech industry and spending time with his lovely wife and daughter.

Theresa Harrison
Assistant Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program
theresa.m.harrison@sc.edu
(803) 777-4411

Theresa Harrison is the Assistant Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program. She was born and raised in Cleveland, TN, but has spent the past two years in Columbia, SC. She earned a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2007 and a M.S. in Counseling and School Psychology with an Emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010. In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing sports, art museums and cultural events. Her hobbies include reading, antiquing and traveling! Theresa is involved with Columbia Opportunity Resource and St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

ErinErin Wilson

Assistant Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program
erin.wilson@sc.edu
(803) 777-4094

Erin Wilson is the Assistant Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program. She earned an M.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (she created her own major) from The Ohio State University. Erin is a proud Tex-Ohioan who loves the outdoors: running, camping, farming, biking, SCUBA diving, or simply reading a good book on hot summer day. Some of her favorite hobbies include baking and cooking, gardening, cross-stitching, watching collegiate football, arguing the finer points of science fiction and photography.

Natalie RooneyNatalie Rooney
Graduate Assistant
nrooney@email.sc.edu

(803) 777-7545

Natalie Rooney is the graduate assistant for Capstone Scholars and is in the process of earning her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Natalie went to the University of Missouri for her undergrad, earning a Bachelor's of Journalism in Magazine Writing with an English minor. Natalie loves running, being outdoors, watching all kinds of sports, writing and baking in her free time.


 
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