UNION — USC Union Interim Dean Dr. Steve Lowe has been recognized for his dedication to the South Carolina History Association.
In 1933, a group was founded by several people who taught, wrote about, and studied the history of South Carolina. The was the South Carolina History Association, which continues to meet to further the teachings and understanding of history in South Carolina.
Group members are mostly from South Carolina, but the group is open to anyone who is interested in history. During the SCHA meetings, a wide variety of historical information is presented, and typically, these papers are published in a journal, The Proceedings.
USC Union Interim Campus Dean, Dr. Steve Lowe was presented with a plaque for his dedication to the SCHA, serving as co-editor of The Proceedings since 2002.
Lowe and Professor Robert Figueira of Lander University, improved the quality and scholarship of the journal by working closely with authors of articles over time to ensure they followed the correct style of grammar and footnoting. They have edited 11 issues together — with Lowe editing the 2003 issue alone — all while keeping up with their administrative and teaching responsibilities.
Lowe and Figueira will serve one more year to assist the new editors for the 2014 edition of The Proceedings.