Novella Fortner Beskid
Assistant Dean for National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Email: novella AT sc.edu
Education/Major(s): Wofford College, BA in English and Sociology;
University of South Carolina, MEd in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education
About Me: Married to Jim Beskid, also a Wofford alumni. Together we are proud parents to two young adults which makes family time together one of my favorite things. Having worked at USC for more than three decades, the Carolina family is also important to me!
Favorite Spot On Campus: The Horseshoe
Length of Time at USC: 30+ years. Began in January 1984 as a graduate student and have been here ever since!
Favorite Gamecock Moment/Best Part about being a Gamecock: Best memory is Pope John Paul II’s visit to USC in September 1987 as a part of USC’s ecumenical year. Being a part of the staff support for the event and attending the program on the Horseshoe and the mass at Williams Brice Stadium was an unforgettable experience. Best part of daily life as a Gamecock is helping students crystalize their dreams and start on the path to achieving them, which is an honor and a privilege.