Featured Alumni


Alesha Ray

B.S. in Communications and Minor in Fine Arts, 2012

Alesha Ray states that her greatest professional accomplishment is “becoming a Meteorologist and being able to influence young students who wish to follow in my footsteps.”  

Alesha has made many footprints along her ... Read More

Andrew Quirk

History, 2015

After graduating from USC Aiken, I interned with the Aiken County Government Risk Management Office and worked part-time with the USC Aiken Athletics Department. In March 2016, I was hired full-time as a paralegal with Connor & Connor, LLC, a ... Read More

Bart Good

Business Administration, 2015

From New Orleans to Boston, Bart Good (’15) took advantage of Student Leadership opportunities which he states helped him understand what it means to be a leader. “I learned about the qualities of being an effective leader and came to ... Read More

Carl Henson

Business Administration, Marketing and Management, 1997

Carl Henson is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at MAU Workforce Solutions. A position he worked his way up to after graduating from USC Aiken. However, it is not only his education but his experiences at USC ... Read More

Daniele Ligons

Business Marketing, 2012

Daniele Ligons is currently the Marketing Communications Coordinator at Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. While at USC Aiken Daniele majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. 

She was involved in many ... Read More

Danny Minolfo

Communications / Business Management, 1999

Danny Minolfo graduated in 1999 with a degree in Communications and a cognate in Business Management.  Below, in his own words is what he shared with us about his time as a USC Aiken student.

I attended USC Aiken with a mindset that I ... Read More

Darren Dibenedetto

Communications, 2000

Currently employed in New York, not far from where he grew up, Darren Dibenedetto stated that “a big piece of his heart was left in Aiken.” 

Darren, a 2000 graduate with a degree in Communications ... Read More

Dr. Psaras McGrier

Chemistry, 2004

Dr. Psaras McGrier is excited about his research and the possibilities it holds for our environment. “One of the aims of my research program is to design novel porous organic polymers that can help relieve our dependence on fossil fuels ... Read More

Dr. Rhonda Mingo

Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing and Speech Communication, 1995

“From the moment I visited the USC Aiken campus I knew it was the place for me. I’m a first generation college student, and I’m so glad my mom encouraged me to consider USC Aiken,” remembers Dr. Rhonda Mingo. “USC ... Read More

Dr. Sarah Keeling

Interdiscipinary Studies in Speech Communication and Business, 1992

“I like working in higher education because each day is different.  It allows me to directly influence the lives of students. I love to see how they learn and grow. Sometimes, I have to believe in them before they believe in themselves,... Read More

Dr. Theresa Ramos

Biology, 2008

Dr. Theresa N. Ramos (’08) earned her B.S. in Biology at USC Aiken and obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Since leaving USC Aiken, Dr. Ramos has had 17 peer-reviewed manuscripts published.&... Read More

James Young

Geology & Business Management, 2002

James Young completed a BIS degree while at USC Aiken in Business Management and Geology. A degree that helped him gain a position he enjoys as a Senior Dispatcher at UPS Supply Chain Solutions. During his academic career at USC Aiken James ... Read More

Jamie E. Addison

Business Administration / Finance, 2008

In 2008 Jamie Addison graduated from USC Aiken with more than classroom knowledge under his belt. He credits his involvement in student activities to his professional success as much as the quality education and the support he received from USC ... Read More

Jamie Raynor

English, 2002

Not only did Jamie Temples Raynor earned a degree from USC Aiken, she earned two.  Her first in 2002 was a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English and her second, a Masters in Educational Technology in 2005.  During her undergraduate years, ... Read More

Josh Cline

Business Administration, 2011

Given the chance, Josh Cline, (’11) made the most of the opportunities that were available to him at the University of South Carolina Aiken.  Earning his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management was not as ... Read More

Kristen Medlin

Business Administration / Management, 2003

Although Kristen has graduated from USC Aiken, she has not wandered far from campus as she is the Administrative Director of Human Resources at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.  Kristen, initially came to USC Aiken with the intention to ... Read More

Owen Holmes

History, 1984

Owen Holmes was the usual USC Aiken student. He was the first of his family to go to college. He was less than scholarly during his first two years of study. Still, some of his professors saw potential in him, and twenty plus years later, he is a ... Read More

Rachel Knight

Communications, 2013

Currently living and working in Charleston, South Carolina, Rachel Knight is a 2013 Communications major graduate.  While at USC Aiken, she was very involved in many different organizations and clubs.  She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha ... Read More

Vickie Davis

Psychology, 1999

Vickie Davis is currently the Event Coordinator for Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board. A position to which she transitioned after ten years in the banking industry.  Vickie’s degree in psychology from USC ... Read More

Will Elliott

Political Science, 2003

As the Assistant Vice President of Development at the University of South Carolina, Will Elliott considers himself fortunate that his career gives him the opportunity to sit across the table from some of the most successful and fascinating people ... Read More