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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Sam Schmoker

Title: Exploratory Advisor II and Academic Coach
Department: Office of Exploratory Advising & Academic Coaching
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-576-6877
Office: Close Hipp, Suite 381
Sam is picture from the shoulders up in a gray blazer and light blue shirt. His blonde hair is cut short and he is smiling.


B.A. International Studies, University of Idaho
M.A. International Education, Bath Spa University 


Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska

About Me: I grew up in Alaska, attended undergrad in Idaho, spent six plus years teaching in China, and completed graduate school in the U.K. before landing in South Carolina. I love traveling, eating, and being outside. 

Favorite Quote: "What is precious and magnificent about knowledge is that it does not merely happen to people but that the individual is himself responsible for it and cannot obtain it from others." --Seneca

Advice to Students: Learning doesn't stop after you graduate, so you'll always have options. Your path is never set in stone. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.