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Photo courtesy of USC UnionThe new USC Union at Laurens campus held its official Grand Opening on May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by university officials and supporters and representatives of Laurens County, the City of Laurens, and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.
Photo courtesy of USC UnionThe new USC Union at Laurens campus held its official Grand Opening on May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by university officials and supporters and representatives of Laurens County, the City of Laurens, and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.
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LAURENS — The new Laurens campus of USC Union is now officially open.


The University of South Carolina Union at Laurens celebrated their official Grand Opening on Thursday, May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by both university and local officials.


A press release from the university announcing the event stated that the USC Union staff, along with community supporters, cut the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce celebratory ribbon as part of the ceremony.


Those participating in the event included Laurens County Chamber President Greg Alexander who greeted the supporters and opened the ceremony. Mayor Sharon Brownlee, County Council Chairman Jim Coleman, Chancellor Susan Elkins and USC Union Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert welcomed the crowd.


The USC Union Laurens campus is located in The Oaks Shopping Center at the Intersection of Highways 221 and 76 Bypass. The campus offers a variety of programs and services in Laurens County.


The new facility consists of classrooms, office space for faculty and staff and a library. Students have opportunities to complete one of USC Union’s Associate or Baccalaureate degree programs without leaving the community where they live or work. USC Union at Laurens offers general education classes, dual-credit course work for high school juniors and seniors, and upper level courses for the Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies.


For more information about courses and registration, please visit our website at uscunion.sc.edu or call the Laurens location (864) 681-1456.

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