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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Chinell Serena Singletary

Title: Academic Advisor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2818

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 118B
Columbia, SC 29208

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B.A., Sociology, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Counselor Education, Clemson University
M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Columbia College


Singletary is also a University 101 instructor.  In Spring 2017, she was nominated for the M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101.


USC Women's Mentor Network
PACWI, Mentoring and Professional Development committee member
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
SCCPA - South Carolina College Personnel Association
ACPA - American College Personnel Association
NACADA - National Academic Advising Association
My Carolina Alumni Association, Black Alumni Council board member
Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation in Columbia
Member, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated, Columbia Chapter


Singletary received the Walter T. Cox New Professional Award in September 2017 at the SCCPA's Fall Drive-In Conference for her contributions in the field of higher education as a new professional.

In May 2016, Singletary was the recipient of the Richland County School District One's Elementary School Volunteer of the Year Award.  

A Gamecock graduate and a native of Florence, South Carolina, Singletary enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.