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South Carolina Honors College

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Aïda Rogers

Title: Writer/ Editor
South Carolina Honors College
Rogers, Aïda

Aïda Rogers is a veteran journalist who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites. A graduate of USC’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aïda conceived and edited State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, a three-volume anthology series published by the University of South Carolina Press. In 2018, her work on My Tour through the Asylum: A Southern Integrationist’s Memoir (USC Press) received an IPPY silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her feature writing has won awards from the National Better Newspaper Contest, the South Carolina Press Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. 
Aïda joined the Honors College in 2013 to write for its website and AHA! alumni minizine, and to manage the annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest. She writes her “Everything and Nothing” column from an old home in Columbia and a new porch in McClellanville, where she also tries to keep up with the Boykin spaniels she shares with her husband, Wally.    

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