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New Y’ALL winners have a lot in common


Karen Nashatker Hinson and Evelyn Ackermann, 2003 graduates in finance and anthropology, respectively, have a lot in common as the two new faces of the Y’ALL (Young Alumni Leaving a Legacy) campaign.

Karen Nashatker Hinson
Karen Nashatker Hinson

Their parents are University of South Carolina alumni, they belonged to sororities that were based at South Tower, and both are fitness-minded: Hinson is an avid runner, while Ackermann is an accomplished dancer. Hinson lives in Atlanta, pursuing an MBA at Georgia Tech; Ackermann lives in Manhattan and received an MBA from New York University.

Hinson and Ackermann were excited to learn that they were selected Y’ALL winners from among five finalists voted on by University alumni of the past decade who visited to view their videos and read their essays. As Y'ALL winners, they will represent the University at a range of events during the next year.

Evelyn Ackermann
Evelyn Ackermann

“It does seem like Evelyn and I have a lot in common, which is kind of neat,” said Hinson, who works in human resources for an Atlanta law firm. “It’s going to be great getting to know each other. I love South Carolina and miss it every day, so it’s going to be great coming back to my alma mater as a young alumni representative.”

Ackermann said she chose the fast-paced life of New York for career opportunities there, with the goal of working in the field of international development and emerging markets. She decided to enter the Y’ALL competition, sponsored by the University’s Office of Annual Giving, because she misses the University and her Carolina roots.

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