USCA names Bridgmon provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs

​Dr. Phillip B. Bridgmon has been named provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at USCA

For more information contact:Christen Engel, (803) 641-2825, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dr. Phillip B. Bridgmon has been named provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Aiken, effective July 1. Bridgmon serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Missouri. A...

Continue reading

Chargualaf named dean of nursing at USCA

Dr. Katie A. Chargualaf has been named dean of the School of Nursing at USCA

For more information contact:Christen Engel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dr. Katie A. Chargualaf has been named dean of the School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Aiken, effective July 1. Chargualaf has been with the School of Nursing since January 2018 and currently serves as interim dean. Chargualaf's academic career began in 2008 at M...

Continue reading

Pacer LIFE has the time of their lives at Night to Shine

Pacer LIFE has the time of their lives at Night to Shine

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Pacer LIFE students at the University of South Carolina Aiken were all smiles on Feb. 9 while attending their first Night to Shine Prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation at Journey Community Church in Evans, Georgia. Before the night began, the women had their hair styled and the ...

Continue reading

Freshman student gets ready to take her passion for teaching on a global journey

Amaiyah Danielle Smith has been honored with the Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Amaiyah Danielle Smith has been honored with the Gilman-McCain Scholarship For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Amaiyah Smith will prepare to pack her bags and head overseas to expand on her love for traveling and culture in Japan for two weeks this summer. She was just awarded the Gilman-McCain Scholarship for her study...

Continue reading

USCA eventing team to be recognized by the South Carolina General Assembly on Feb. 15

USCA eventing team to be recognized by the South Carolina General Assembly on Feb. 15

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The University of South Carolina Aiken's eventing team will be recognized by the South Carolina General Assembly on Thursday, Feb. 15, for their historic win at the 2023 United States Eventing Association Intercollegiate Eventing Championship. Members of the South Carolina House and S...

Continue reading

Student award recipients advance their research projects at USCA

Students award recipients advance their research projects at USCA

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Seven undergraduate students from the University of South Carolina Aiken will be granted up to $2,500 to help fund their research projects after receiving the Magellan Scholar Award during the Fall 2023 semester. "It is such an honor to have received the award," said recipient Chloe P...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Alumna Allison Lanier discovers love for business at USCA

Alumna Allison Lanier discovers love for business at USCA

For more information contact:Leigh Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Allison Lanier graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2010, but her career path led her right back to the higher education space. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and honed her craft at larger corporations before landing at Greenville's Up&...

Continue reading

Pacers and Polo 2024 to be held March 30

Pacers and Polo 2024 to be held March 30

For more information contact:Susie Kneece, (803) 646-3302, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The annual Pacers and Polo event, a standout feature of Aiken's Triple Crown now entering its 19th year, is undergoing exciting changes in organization and management. In collaboration with USCA, the Aiken Polo Club will assume responsibility for orchestrating the Pacers a...

Continue reading

USCA and the Aiken Civic Orchestra to host Winter Nocturne

USCA and the Aiken Civic Orchestra to host Winter Nocturne

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Get ready for a night of music as the University of South Carolina Aiken and the Aiken Civic Orchestra present the Winter Nocturne. The event features pianist Awadagin Pratt performing at the Etherredge Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. The Winter Nocturne is a tradition at USCA allo...

Continue reading

USCA University Theatre Program to host a showcase on Jan. 25-26

USCA University Theatre Program to host a showcase on Jan. 25-26

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of South Carolina Aiken theater students will perform downtown Aiken as part of the University Theatre Program Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and Friday, Jan. 26, at 139 Newberry Street SW. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public. "...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? From Tax Preparer to TaxSlayer

​Alumnus Zane Christopher

USC Aiken alum bridges tax preparation with computer technology For more information contact:Leigh Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alumnus Zane Christopher earned his accounting degree from the University of South Carolina Aiken while working full-time and building the widely recognized tax preparation software TaxSlayer. He prepared income tax ...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Hard work and education are shared values for the Minolfo family

Minolfo Family: (from left to right) Danny Minolfo, MaKenzie Minolfo, Sophie Minolfo, and Jennifer Minolfo

For more information contact:Leigh Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Minolfo family has deep ties to the Aiken community that took root in 1977 when they relocated from Long Island, New York. Siblings Sal Minolfo, Trina Terlizzi, and Danny Minolfo were raised in the community and attended Aiken County public schools before pursuing bachelor's degre...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Meet Kelley Cornish

Kelley Cornish

T.D. Jakes Foundation CEO Kelley Cornish stays true to her Aiken roots For more information contact:Lee Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kelley Cornish's impressive career might have taken her far from home, but the University of South Carolina Aiken alumna attributes much of her professional success to her local upbringing. Most recently, the author,...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Alumnus Eric Wehrmann returns to USC Aiken

Eric Wehrmann, the university's new Sports Performance Director

University of South Carolina Aiken graduate Eric Wehrmann is thrilled to be back on campus. Eight years after earning his bachelor of science degree in Exercise and Sports Science, he returned in August as the university's new Sports Performance Director. Wehrmann's collegiate career began at USC Salkehatchie where he played baseball and earned his...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Erin Weeks talks about her career in writing

USC Aiken Alumna: Erin Weeks

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For reporter Erin Weeks the journey of working for the Aiken Standard didn't just happen overnight. In fact, it wasn't until she enrolled at the University of South Carolina Aiken her love for writing sparked. Since graduating in the Spring of 2023, Erin has report...

Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Local doctor John Tiffany credits USC Aiken with his path to medicine

Local doctor John Tiffany credits USC Aiken with his path to medicine

For more information contact:Leigh Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aiken pediatrician John Tiffany knew in high school that he wanted to work in the medical field. He believes that the University of South Carolina Aiken helped him get there. As a student at South Aiken High School, Tiffany planned to attend a larger college and major in chemistry. He...

Continue reading

A Dream Come True: USC Aiken graduate Olivia Carver channels love for Disney into a magical career

Olivia Carver

For more information contact:Leigh Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. When Augusta native Olivia Carver enrolled at the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2018, following in her family's footsteps as an education major seemed like the most natural choice. However, when she learned about the Disney College Program during her freshman year, a new dream...

Continue reading

Savannah River Mission Completion Provides $20,000 Donation to Pacer LIFE

SRMC donates $20,000 to Pacer LIFE program

For more information:Dara Glass, 803-208-3704, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) has provided a $20,000 donation to the University of South Carolina (USC) Aiken Pacer LIFE Program and will host a student worker. The donation will assist Pacer LIFE, a two-year program designed to serve students with intellectual disabi...

Continue reading

USCA in the Alley community series returns Feb. 8

USCA in the Alley community series returns on Feb. 8

For more information contact:Forrest Anderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The University of South Carolina Aiken will return with its free lecture series, Aiken in the Alley, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, when university professors Keely Rhodes, Megan Rich, and Paul Crook will offer a musical theatre revue. The weekly event is held in the Alley...

Continue reading

NBA Legend, Alex English gives uplifting speech during MLK Community Celebration  

Former NBA player, Alex English speaks during MLK Event

For more information contact:Angela Saxon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are." This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech at Glenville High School in April of 1967 stood true as hundreds of people gathered to honor his memory on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the University of South Carolina ...

Continue reading