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Mary Wayne James,

OSP Education Skills Specialist Counseling

Opportunity Scholars Program


Mary Wayne has spent most of her life in the Sumter community and received her high school diploma from Edmunds High School (before it became Sumter High). After graduating from Winthrop University, she pursued a Master’s degree from Clemson University (Personnel Services) and earned a specialist’s certificate (30 + hours of graduate credit) mostly from USC. |

Before coming to USC Sumter, Mary Wayne taught science at the middle school level and served as the Director of Guidance for two local high schools. She brings to this job many years of interacting with students and parents from a teaching and counseling standpoint.
Mary Wayne’s OSP duties include counseling and advising as well as teaching University 101 to the summer freshmen JumpStart students.

On a personal note, her interests include Clemson football, boating, singing in the First Baptist Church Choir and spending time with her family. Mary Wayne is married to John C. James, and they have two grown daughters, five grandchildren (three of whom are triplets) and the family dog, Lassie.