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50 by 50 Campaign

50 x 50:
Expanding Excellence in the Upstate

50 x 50: Expanding Excellence in the Upstate, builds on the success of the past to assure and expand our place in the future of the Upstate of South Carolina. It will be the vital link in our continuing journey to become a leading metropolitan university in the entire southeast and the country.

50 x 50 is about securing the financial resources necessary for continued growth, and using these investments from donors, alumni and friends to have a positive and transformational impact on our community and beyond. 

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Campaign Priorities

We are committed to improving access to programs and initiatives, improving affordability through scholarships and improving excellence through preparing students for real world challenges and success. The priorities will be realized through student support, faculty professorships. University/community programs and capital improvements. Read more.

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About USC Upstate
From our humble beginnings in the Spartanburg General Hospital in 1967 to the two beautiful, vibrant campuses we enjoy today, USC Upstate's priorities have remained the same: delivering world-class education that will prepare our students to meet the challenges of the ever changing world around us. 

One of the most beautiful, most high-tech campuses in the Upstate and among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is ranked No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges South by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. From humble beginnings as the Spartanburg Regional Campus with 177 students on the first floor of the Spartanburg General Hospital in 1967, USC Upstate has grown to become a senior campus with 6,000 students enrolled in 40 bachelor’s and master’s programs. 

Just as it did with its initial nursing program, USC Upstate continues to respond to changes in its community with high quality, affordable education – attracting students from our neighborhood and around the world.  

The watchwords of USC Upstate are accessaffordability and accountability:

  • access to the highest quality educational experience, programs, faculty and world-class research
  • affordability through both merit- and need-based scholarships simultaneously increasing effectiveness and efficiency
  • and accountability by contributions to its students, to the community and to the world.

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Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Director of the USC Upstate Foundation

Meredith N. Brunen, Ed.D

Director of Development and Foundation Scholarships

Director of Annual Giving
Stephen Frey

Director of Advancement Services
Yolanda Robinson

Director of Alumni Relations
Joshua Jones

Administrative Assistant
Samantha Bauer

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USC Upstate
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5234
Fax: 864-503-5264
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