USC Sumter Associates
The USC Sumter Associates is an organization of community leaders that offers members an opportunity to be involved in the activities and advancement of the University of South Carolina Sumter. Its founders, recognizing the important cultural, social and economic impact of the University, seek to provide an opportunity for those who are not otherwise associated with USC Sumter to learn first-hand about developments on the Sumter campus.
The organization exists to provide an effective means of communication between community leaders and local University officials, to undertake actions that will further the mission of the campus and the University, and to address matters of mutual concern to USC Sumter and the greater Sumter community.
The USC Sumter Associates holds regular luncheon meeting throughout the year. These meetings are an opportunity to hear speakers from the throughout the University. An annual reception is held in December for members and guests together with University officials.
USC Sumter Associates demonstrate their interest in the activities of the University and its impact on the community through a variety of support activities, such as public statements from the organization concerning matters of importance to the membership and to the University.
Membership in the USC Sumter Associates is available to leaders in the community. Both alumni and non-alumni are eligible. The membership year is July 1 through June 30, with annual dues of $35.00 per person. Membership is effective upon receipt of a written nomination by a current member of the USC Sumter Associates, a completed membership application and payment of the $35 membership dues.
Close relationship with the University
Grier U. Blackwelder, President
Click here to make a nomination for membership.