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Valerie Weingart

Title: National Fellowships Coordinator
National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Phone: 803-576-8231
Office: DeSaussure 333
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B.A. in English and B.M. in music performance (voice) and M.A. in English (creative writing emphasis) from Ball State University

About Me

I grew up in Salem, Ohio, and had a lot of different interests: music, sports, 4-H and writing, to name a few. I guess I haven’t changed much because my career experiences are just as varied! I’ve been an administrative assistant for the English and Choral departments at Ball State University, worked at a fruit farm market, and been part of the editing team for the River Teeth literary journal. Just prior to joining the National Fellowships and Scholar Programs office, I was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Koszalin, Poland. In my free time, I enjoy attending live concerts and sports, visiting amusement parks and reading and writing flash fiction.

Length of Time at USC

Since January 2023

Favorite Spot on Campus

I love the small garden and fountain beside Lieber College. It's on my daily walking route!

Favorite Gamecock Memory

I'll never forget my first USC football game--the home opener versus Furman in September 2023. I'm so glad it didn't end up raining, as had been forecasted!

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