April 2016


Exploring new options in medical ethics

Biology major Ling Campbell isn’t interested in following the traditional pre-med track. Instead, the Honors College senior wants to pursue a career in the relatively new field of medical ethics. Currently evaluating options for future careers, Campbell hopes her Mayo internship will enlighten her about how to apply her biology degree to bioethics. “Hospitals have to have a way to resolve ethical issues, ways to work with policy; they need something like an ethics committee,” she says. “I just need to figure out how I fit into this.”

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Asma Jaber: Capturing the past for the present

Having never thought of herself as an entrepreneur—initially she wanted to be a human rights lawyer—Jaber now knows “entrepreneur” is indeed the right job title for her. “I always liked to think outside the box. I’ve also always liked to capture personal histories of people and share that with a wider public.”

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Madeleine Giess: From horseback to heavy lifting

“One of the things that attracted me to it is that exercise science is really a combination of physical sciences — chemistry, physics — with biomechanics. Biomechanics is my favorite class that I’ve ever taken, and I really don’t think that I’m going to be able to find something cooler than that to me — just because it was breaking down the stuff that I already think about on a daily basis.”

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University of South Carolina is a top producer in the nation of Hollings Scholars

Eight rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2016 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year’s recipients bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 42 over the 12 years of this national competition, with 17 won in the past two years alone. This makes the University one of the top Hollings Scholars producers over the past three years and second in the nation during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Alumnus wows Kennedy Center with operatic composition

David “Clay” Mettens is already hitting high notes — or, more precisely, writing them as a composer — in his young career in music. Not even three years after finishing his undergraduate degree at the School of Music, he has composed a mini-opera that was part of a sold-out performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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March 2016


SCHC Alumna lands dream job in Milan

“I graduated from the biggest high school in Ohio, so I really enjoyed a different atmosphere at USC — having small class sizes and communities like the Fashion Board and the Honors College to quickly get to know my professors and peers.”

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