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Angela Schumpert, English Major

Spartanburg, SC

Favorite Food
Crab Legs

Favorite Book
Daughter of My People, by James Kilgo

Favorite Movie
Star Wars

Activities and Organizations
Spartanburg Literacy Center

Which professors made a difference in your life?

  • Dr. Richard Predmore
  • Dr. Peter Caster
  • Dr. Don Knight
  • Dr. Alice Henderson
  • Dr. Lyle Campbell
  • Mr. Qilang He
  • Dr. Bill White
  • Professor Elaine Marshall

Favorite Class
Survey of British Literature II

Dream Career
Political Office

What does USC Upstate mean to you?
USC Upstate has given me a chance to reconnect with a dream that I thought I was lost. I was looking for a place to land when I met Dr. Predmore in the English building (four years ago). I will never forget that afternoon, I was on the verge of tears, scared to death, and begging myself to get out of my car and go inside. I felt like a failure because I was forty-eight and had not finished what I started 22 years earlier at USC in Columbia. Thanks to USC Upstate, and the collaborative effort of the Professors, the Tutoring Center and the Math Lab, I no longer feel like a failure. I feel proud and empowered, and I have the grades to prove it. I have been on the Dean’s list every semester since I started, except one, where I finished six classes with a 3.4. I have three semesters left at USC Upstate; I found more than a place to land here, I found a great big bird that took me under its wing and showed me the way.