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USCU FALL15 Magazine Online

The Magazine of the University of South Carolina Upstate FEATURES 8 15 19 Faculty Focus Take Two A MESSAGE FROM THE Chancellor 12 The Three A’s of the Greenville Campus Providing public education that is accessible, affordable and adaptable to meet the needs of busy adults and non-traditional students is a key driver for Greenville Campus. Fall 2015 Upstate Magazine 2  2 10 Changing Lives, Improving Communities Service learning is making a real-world impact on people’s lives. 13 Lessons from an Artistic Master World-renowned director Stephen Unwin offered first-hand instruction in the craft and skill of the theatre. 18 Faculty Fast Forward Members of the USC Upstate faculty recognized as leaders in their fields. 30 USC Upstate in Pictures * On The Cover: D.J. Moore recognizes the importance of finishing his college degree. Photo by Les Duggins Look for this symbol throughout the magazine to access video extras of the stories in which it appears. You can also link to the magazine and these extras by visiting www.uscupstate.edu/upstatemagazine. Dear Friends, As many of you are well aware, the USC Upstate family suffered an unimaginable tragedy in the early morning hours of October 11, 2015, when a one-car accident claimed the lives of four students and left one student injured. The immediate aftermath of this event brought the University community together in a way that seldom happens as we upheld and supported each other and the families of the students involved. Thankfully, the University experienced an amazing outpouring of support from citizens and organizations in Spartanburg and across Upstate South Carolina, and from institutions of higher education across the city, region, and nation. We will be forever grateful for your prayers, words of encouragement, kind gestures, and outreach in our time of need. While we mourn for James Campbell, Josh Lee, Mills Sproull and Sarah Vande Berg, we pray for Felicia Ahlborg as she recovers from injuries she sustained in the accident. The loss of these four lives was horrific and garnered much media attention. Sadly, they were not the only USC Upstate students who have passed away during 2015. I ask that you keep the families and loved ones of these dearly departed students in your thoughts as well: Anna Long, a nursing major known for her infectious smile, died suddenly on April 6, 2015. Odell Gaither, a physical education major and active member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, died suddenly on July 5, 2015. Rachel Hall Lech, who had just begun online classes to earn a degree in nursing, passed away on September 23, 2015. While USC Upstate has undoubtedly experienced tremendous loss this year, through our grief and tears, we remain #SpartanStrong. As the holidays and a New Year approach, my prayer for each of us is that we will take every opportunity to express gratitude for and to those who are closest to us with an abiding sense that each day is a blessing to be enjoyed and shared. I wish you and yours a joyous holiday and a 2016 filled with joy, purpose, and peace. Sincerely, Dr. Thomas F. Moore Chancellor


USCU FALL15 Magazine Online
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