Staff Awards/Spotlight

Recognizing all employees at the University of South Carolina

Staff Senate awards were introduced in 2022 as a chance to recognize all employees at the University of South Carolina for their hard work, commitment, and enthusiasm. Awardees are recognized during the May Day Picnic each spring semester. Each winner will receive a plaque with their name on it.

How to nominate someone...coming soon!

Unsung Hero Award

Description: The Unsung Hero award is given to an individual who works quietly behind the scenes for the good of USC Upstate students, coworkers, faculty and/or staff and, while not being publicly celebrated, demonstrates leadership through dedication and service.

Eligibility: any currently employed part-time or full-time temporary (Non-FTE), or full-time FTE staff member is eligible; no minimum number of years of employment are required.

Leadership Excellence Award

Description: This award recognizes a staff member who provides consistent and sustained excellence, exceptional customer service, and leadership to USC Upstate. These nominees demonstrate integrity, teamwork, productivity, and had led, collaborated and inspired with broad-ranging impact beyond their regular responsibilities.

Eligibility: any current employed part-time or full-time temporary (Non-FTE), or full-time FTE staff member who has been employed for 3 years or more is eligible.

Staff Senate Staff Spotlight: The Staff Spotlight showcases our awesome and talented Upstate staff in their personal and professional endeavors. Spotlight receipts are regularly celebrated in USC Upstate's Professional Development newsletter and on the Staff Senate website. 

March 2023 Staff Spotlight

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Randy Brewington

Randy has worked in facilities at Upstate for fourteen years. Prior to that, he graduated from Spartanburg High School and then attended what was then USCS.

He worked at Waccamaw Pottery as an Operations Manager for eight years. After that he worked with his dad for sixteen years before coming to USC Upstate.

He is married with two sons and has a seven year old granddaughter, who is his pride and joy. His favorite vacation spots are Myrtle Beach and Gatlinburg. 

He is a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Carolina Baptist Church.