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Media and Public Relations

University Communications develops and implements an advertising/marketing strategy that enhances and is consistent with the University brand, manages internal and external communications, provides public relations and marketing support to selected special events, promotes the University, its faculty, staff, and students through positive media relations, and serves as official University spokesperson to the media.

Media Coverage
Media releases are submitted to appropriate local/regional/state/national media outlets to promote upcoming events, projects, achievements, programs, etc. All media releases are added to our news database for display on our website as well. Please contact Tammy Whaley at ext. 5210 with information.

IMPORTANT: Please note that this office cannot guarantee that a story will be highlighted by local media on broadcast news or in the newspaper. This office sends media releases regularly to the media, and then they decide what, if anything, will be featured. 

Communications Resources

Directory Updates 
Event Calendar
Event Submission
Email Newsroom Submission
Photo Galleries
Image Management Manual
Digital Signage Policy
Logo Usage Guidelines
Publication Review Process
Web Editorial Style Guide
E-mail Etiquette  
Awards & Accolades

Contact Us

Tammy Whaley
Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Communications & Media Contact
Phone: 864-503-5210

Carolyn Farr Shanesy
Director of University Communications   
Phone: 864-503-7419

Eric Swearengin
Director of Web Services
Phone: 864-503-7487

Katie Freseman
Web Content Coordinator &
Social Media Manager
Phone: 864-503-5081

Veronica Quick 
Senior Designer
Phone: 864-503-5013 

Elvia Resendiz
Graphic Designer
Phone: 864-503-5207

Les Duggins 
Phone: 864-503-5591 

Matthew Johnson
Multimedia Assistant
Phone: 864-503-5265

Meg Hunt
Special Projects

Phone: 864-503- 5286  

Contact Us

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Administration Bldg, Suite 229
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fax: 864-503-5072