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USC Upstate Plans Convocation Honoring December Graduates

12- 08- 2008

Spartanburg, S.C. - The University of South Carolina Upstate will hold its Convocation Honoring December Graduates on Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. The University expects nearly 450 students to graduate.

United States Representative Bob Inglis will give the graduation address. From 1993-1998, Inglis represented the Fourth District of South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union and a portion of Laurens County) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Inglis was elected again to Congress in 2004 and to a fifth term overall in 2006.

He serves on the Science & Technology Committee and is Ranking Member on the Energy & Environment Subcommittee. He also sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee during the 110th Congress. He chaired the Research Subcommittee of the Science Committee in the 109th Congress and served on the Judiciary Committee and on the Education and Workforce Committee. He co-chairs the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus.

The University of South Carolina Upstate, a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution, is located conveniently along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte. USC Upstate is among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina—with a 308-acre campus in Spartanburg, a senior level commuter-campus at the University Center of Greenville, and a planned campus for the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg.

The University is fully accredited to offer degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education and Nursing, and the graduate division. Overall enrollment is 5,000 students, which reflects the diversity of the region with 71 nations represented among the student population.  Additionally, the USC Upstate Spartans were reclassified in 2007–2008 for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and now compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

For more details, call (864) 503-5221.