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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Benjamin Ostick

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor II
College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Political Science
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-576-7271
Office: Gambrell Hall 301
Ben is pictured from the shoulders up wearing a blue shirt and black blazer. Ben has fair skin, blond hair, a blonde beard and is wearing glasses.


B.A. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. Political Science, Pennsylvania State University


Hometown: Naperville, IL

About Me: I am interested in everything: politics, history, climate science, anthropology, name it! I'm also an avid cinephile and bibliophile. I enjoy hiking, biking, and swimming. I consider myself an amateur map-maker and aspiring writer of both fiction and nonfiction.

Favorite Quote: "Everything changes" -Ovid
                                  "The meaning of life is to give life meaning" -Viktor E. Frankl

Advice to Students: University is a place of astounding possibilities, so keep your eyes open for the experiences that will define you. This is the time to seek your passion, find friendship and companionship, and plant the seeds of your future!

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.