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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Shane T. Prater

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor III
Molinaroli College of Engineering & Computing
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-4177
Office: Swearingen, 1A00
Shane Prater


B.A. Geography, University of Kentucky

M.S. International Relations, Troy University

M.S. Management, Naval Postgraduate School


Hometown: Jackson, OH

About Me: I served in the U.S. Air Force for over 24 years and love to travel. I am married and have two daughters. I’m thrilled to be at USC and to have the opportunity to assist students.

Favorite Quote: “Some men see things as they are, and ask why.  I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”  - Robert F. Kennedy

Advice to Students: Study hard, very hard, but also take some time to enjoy all that USC and Columbia have to offer.  You only get to have the college experience once, so make the most of it.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.