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Success Stories

Our alumni and students are a diverse group of people who are achieving great things. We look forward to helping you accomplish your goals so you can join this group.

In Their Own Words

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D'andre  Baldwin, Computer Science

“I feel supported at USCL because if I’m struggling on a particular subject, professors will help me and take time out of their schedules to make sure that I understand the topic and what we are learning.”

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Nate Barber, Senior Vice President, South State Bank 

"USC Lancaster was instrumental in my life. I came away with a foundation that served me well at USC and later at graduate school at Indiana University. The faculty were great and showed interest in my individual development. I also made some life-long friends."

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Lynette Bishop, Criminal Justice

“During my career here at USCL, the staff and fellow students have supported me tremendously. I have great relationships with my counselors who help me along my career path and actually getting into the career that fits best for me and my family. The support from my fellow students is great. We have study groups. Everyone seems to help everyone out, especially the faculty and professors.”

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Billy Boan, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Hodges Consulting Group and Former Legislator

"USCL allows a closeness in fostering relationships that I have found so valuable since my time there. Whether it is education or business or government, success is largely about personal relationships.  USCL builds that foundation for careers."

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Alyssa Conteno, Nursing

“I just like how small it is and how you feel like you know everybody. It’s not intimidating like a larger campus would be, having no idea where you are and not knowing as many people. It’s like a family. Everyone knows everyone.”

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Dr. Deborah Cureton, Former Dean, University of Wisconsin - Richland Center

"What I gained from USC Lancaster 30 years ago is what it continues to help students achieve today, both competence and confidence. I knew that I was receiving a quality education and that I would be able to compete academically with anyone, anywhere. USC Lancaster then and now provides an excellent foundation for a university education."

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Janice Dabney, Former CEO, Springs Memorial Hospital

"I was able to attend college locally and have the opportunity to enjoy small classes, get to know my professors well enough to ask for assistance if I needed it and to know the students on a first name basis. I feel like I received a quality education that gave me the confidence to tackle anything I wanted to do so I owe USCL for getting me off to a very good start."

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Thomas Martin, History

“I’ve felt a great deal of support from coaches and professors. In the spring, professors always help out when we have practices and games, so they’re always supportive of us being a student athlete.”

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Lucas McFadden, Anchor and Producer, CN2 News, Rock Hill, SC

“I graduated from a small high school and USC Lancaster was the perfect introduction to the college experience for me. I was never just a number at USCL; the professors knew me and I knew I could always call or stop by their offices if I ever had a question or needed assistance. I credit my two years at USC Lancaster for where I am today in my profession.”

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Brandon Newton, USC Lancaster Alumni Affairs Coordinator

“Choosing USC Lancaster was the best decision I could have made. I graduated in 2015 with three associate degrees and two bachelor’s degrees--one in liberal studies and the other in organizational leadership. Best of all, I will have no student loan debt because I came to USC Lancaster.”