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Brian Maynor presents 'What to Wear When' to Scholars and Preston Residents

Brian Maynor, image expert and motivational speaker, presenting What to Wear When to students from both Scholar Programs and Preston on March 31st. Visit his website, for more information!

Find Your Passion

Like a lot of college students, Natalie Pita believes in finding her passion - but she's taking a pluralistic approach.

Scholar Alumni Panel

Five Scholar Alumni recently sat on a panel for current Top Scholars to share their insights on both their college careers and life post graduation. They all agreed that flexibility is important throughout life, as well as a comitment to lifelong learning and learning from the years of experience from colleagues. From left to right are Patrick Kelly (teacher at Blythewood HS), Jeremy VanderKnyff(DHEC), Kayla Porter(student, USC Law), Monica Smoak McCutcheon (pediatrician), and Russ Purdy (Merrill Lynch).

Scholars Get Cooking With First Lady

Scholars were given the opportunity to spend an evening cooking with University of South Carolina first lady, Mrs. Moore-Pastides. Moore-Pastides is an accomplished cook, successful public health professional and author of two Greek cookbooks.

Professor Don Fowler Gives First Fall Last Lecture

On Wednesday, September 10th, Professor Don Fowler was the speaker as part of the Last Lecture Series coordinated by Scholars United. Fowler's topic was "An Impossible Task", a discussion on the differences between success criteria now versus fifty years ago. Professor Fowler has been sharing his knowledge at USC for 51 years, and he served as National Chairman of the Democratic Convention from 1995 to 1997.

Bill Brower Is Getting Down to Business

Senior computer science majors Andrew Askins and Bill Brower (Hamilton Scholar) along with recent alumnus Austin Price kick-started Krit, an app that helps freelance graphic designers manage projects and work with clients.