Meet Our Exceptional Alumni
The Honors College Alumni Spotlight Series highlights alumni who have excelled in their fields. The purpose of the Spotlight Series is to inspire current and prospective students by showcasing alumni who are following interesting and exceptional career paths.
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Class of 1974
These days Winn stays busy advocating for clients, serving on numerous upstate boards, singing baritone with the Greenville Chorale, and supporting the South Carolina Honors College financially and with his time as chair of its partnership board.
Nicole Modeen Hark
Deputy regional director for Asia and the Middle East, Lutheran World Relief
Class of 2007
Hark's efforts in international development have helped implement more than 40 projects in India, Indonesia, Jordan, Nepal, Palestine, the Philippines, Syria, and Sri Lanka. She’s also helped communities rebuild after natural disasters—the earthquake in Nepal, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the tsunami in Indonesia—frequently making them stronger.
Deputy general counsel for Academics and Community Affairs for Greenville Health System
Class of 1976
A seemingly endless list of accolades follows Ellefson’s name—first woman lawyer in South Carolina elected managing director of a law firm of 100-plus lawyers, chair of the first United Way campaign in South Carolina to raise more than $10 million, president of the SC ETV Endowment, recommendations by Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers. But talk to her a bit and you quickly get the idea that those honors and positions are simply recognition for doing what she likes to do—work with diverse groups of people to make their shared world better.
Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro
Class of 1993
2015 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award Winner