May 2017


Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Hopkins Mann, Taking action against childhood drownings

Courtney Hopkins Mann dreads summers. As a pediatric emergency medicine physician, she knows inevitably she will have to tell a parent their child has died or sustained a permanent disability as a result of drowning and there is nothing more she could have done. But in 2008, Mann, ’89 Honors chemistry, finally had enough. When a seven-year-old girl drowned in water so shallow “she could have stood up in it,” she and her colleague took action. They decided to create a device that could alert adults that their children were in trouble before it was too late.

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April 2017

March 2017


Running for cancer

For most, summer road trips across the U.S. are largely spent sitting in a car making various stops at national parks and state tourist attractions. For some, a cross-country road trip means running more than 4,000 miles relay-style and sleeping in the homes of those willing to extend hospitality to support the Ulman Cancer Fund.

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SC high school writing finalists announced; contest triples in size

Seventy-two high school juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists in the fourth South Carolina High School Writing Contest. “I taught college freshmen for many years, and I’ve learned our young people have interesting things to say,” said Steven Lynn, dean of the South Carolina Honors College and founder of the contest. “These students are our future leaders, and it’s important to understand their viewpoints. They could have solutions—or the seeds to solutions—to the problems we are facing now and in the future.”

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February 2017