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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Sarah Patneaude

Title: First-Year Academic Advisor, Arnold School of Public Health
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-576-6348
Office: Public Health Research Center, Room 204


B.S. Early Childhood Education, Winthrop University 
M.Ed. Counseling with a concentration in College Student Affaris, University of West Georgia


Hometown: Rock Hill, SC

About Me: I was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I love the outdoors! I enjoy going on a hike and whitewater rafting. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, Davey, watching movies, and baking. Before coming to USC, I worked as an academic advisor at the University of North Georgia. I am excited to meet and work with all of my students here at USC. Go Gamecocks!

Favorite Quote: "Kid, you'll move mountains."- Dr. Seuss

Advice to Students: Take time to enjoy your college experience! My college years were some of the best times in my life. Learn from every experience you have, even the bad ones. Be yourself and put yourself out there. The friends you make in college are some of the closets friends you will ever have. When you need help don't be afraid to reach out and ask for it. Everyone working at USC wants you to succeed.