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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Neal Kolnik

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor I
Arnold School of Public Health
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-576-5887
Office: Public Health Research Center, Suite 206
Neal is pictured from the shoulders up wearing a white collared shirt and black jacket. He has blonde-brown hair and brown eyes.


B.S. Retail Management, University of South Carolina

M.A.T. Physical Education, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Walhalla, SC

About Me: I love to travel and adventure! I particularly love traveling in Asia and have been to more countries on this continent than I have states. Adventures have brought out the foodie in me, an annoying love of K-Pop and the appreciation of a clean hostel.
My degrees from USC have allowed me to teach in the classroom here in Columbia and in South Korea and China. I bleed garnet and black, and I love all things education. I love serving students as an undergraduate advisor at the Arnold School of Public Health and look forward to helping my students reach their goals and dreams. When I'm not here on campus, you can find me collecting sports cards, playing with my son and our 2 dogs, exercising or binge watching a new show with my wife. 

Favorite Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Advice to Students: Your experience here on campus will be incredible but it will fly by quickly. Work hard, take advantage of all the amazing resources here and treasure all the amazing memories and friends you will make. Good luck!

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