UNION COUNTY — USC Union’s fall semester will begin on Aug. 18. Changes around campus include a new Academic Success Center, the return of the Bantam Baseball team and the new Lady Bantam Softball Team.
Many campus improvements are being made during 2016. The roof on the Main Building, new oak trees on Main Street, new awnings on Truluck Activity Center, and the exterior lighting on the Central Building are complete. The old bookstore location in the Main Building has been renovated for the new Student Academic Success Center.
The renovation of the gazebo, repair tile, additional signage for the Bookstore on Main Street, and other small projects will be completed before classes begin in August. Larger projects include a new roof on the Central Building, wood repairs and painting on the exterior of Main and Central Buildings, Patron’s Park landscaping, the Student Center Courtyard, and window replacements will be completed by next spring.
USC main campus is handling the project work and using local contractors within a 20 mile radius when possible. The bids are open to local contractors if they are in the SCBO system.
USC Union is enthusiastic about Bantam athletics on campus and even more excited about the new mascot uniforms! The baseball coach is Keith “Jap” Worthy and he is eager to begin the season. The team will include players from Union, Columbia, Lancaster, and all around South Carolina. Coach Worthy was the Bantam’s assistant coach a couple of years ago and has a successful coaching record.
The team will compete in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). The NCBA is divided into two divisions (Division I and II) and runs the NCBA College World Series. This is the third year that USC Union has had a club baseball team.
The Lady Bantams softball team will be coached by Amanda Warley from Florence Darlington Tech College. Her Florence-Darlington team was nationally 14th ranked by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The goal for USC Union is to move from a Club league to the Junior College league next year. For more information about Bantam Athletics, please visit our website uscunion.sc.edu or call 864-424-8056.
The Union County Tuition Scholarship begins this semester and pays off remaining USC Union tuition and fees once students’ federal and state financial aid is applied to the bill. Students must be Life eligible, current residents of Union County, and have graduated from Union County High School, Union County Adult Ed, Union Christian Day School, or Union County Approved Home School Program in the previous academic year or be early graduates in the spring or summer terms. For example, May 2016 grads will be eligible for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The scholarship is available for two consecutive academic years, for a maximum of four terms, unless the major requires summer school. Students who complete their chosen majors within this time period are ineligible for additional funds toward a second major. Books and incidental class expenses are the students’ responsibility.
If you have any questions, please contact Bobby Holcombe in Financial Aid 864-424-8022.
Many changes are taking place on USC Union’s campus right now and even more in the future.
This story courtesy of USC Union.