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Stories for Alumni

War Memorial garden

A century of remembrance

Carolina recently relocated a group of granite-and-bronze markers that memorialize 28 students and alumni who died during World War I and the Mexican border dispute. Thirteen markers have been placed on the front lawn of the War Memorial Building (Sumter at Pendleton), and plans call for installation of 15 more to replace markers that were lost decades ago.

Saurabh Chatterjee

Gut feeling

In the nearly 30 years since the first Gulf War in Kuwait and Iraq, medical professionals have struggled to identify the cause for symptoms collectively referred to as Gulf War illness that have persisted among a quarter-million military veterans. Saurabh Chatterjee can’t identify the cause, but he thinks his research team at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health has found the locus of medical dysfunction.

steve benjamin

Attracting talent

Each fall, thousands of new students come to USC from out of state, and a lot of them later make a permanent home here, including Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

Veteran Beth Karr in formation

The sounds of history

Students in Andrea L’Hommedieu’s oral history class in the South Carolina Honors College are interviewing military veterans this semester, learning the art of asking questions and telling stories.

Parker Coggins

Making a big deal of things

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management senior Parker Coggins has worked hard from her first day on campus to stand out from the crowd and build a reputation. Her efforts paid off recently with a big win: a $20,000 Scholarship of Excellence from The Statler Foundation.

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