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With more than 325,000 living alumni, the University of South Carolina has stories to tell, and Carolinian is here to tell them. From celebrated artists, scientists and business leaders to everyday alumni who embody the spirit of Carolina, this is our story — and this is your magazine.

Carolinian is published three times a year and distributed to members of the USC Alumni Association. Select features from the print edition can be found here, alongside web-exclusive stories, videos and interviews that celebrate our successes, revisit our history and remind us what it means to be a Carolinian. Forever to thee!

Current Issue

It’s a new day at your alma mater. We have a new president and a record number of new Gamecocks starting their college careers. But we’re also the same university you remember and love, and we have the alumni stories to prove it. 

Cover of the Carolinian magazine featuring an illustration of an artist sitting in front of an easel.

Stamps of Approval

Michael Amiridis is a proven leader with the resume to match. But if you want to know what makes the university’s 30th president so succesful, ask the people who have worked alongside him.

Read their Endorsements
Illustration of a sheet of stamps with photos of people from the university on them.
Portrait of Meherwan Irani

Lessons Earned

This summer, the James Beard Foundation honored Chai Pani with its Outstanding Restaurant award. Three decades ago, owner Meherwan Irani was just starting to cook — as a grad student at USC.

Meet Meherwan Irani 

A Few Grown Men

Sports agent and HRSM grad Aaron Henderson knows how to seal the deal. He expects the same professionalism and commitment from his clients.

Meet Aaron Henderson
Aaron Henderson with his client Amon-Ra St. Brown

Generation Next

Reedy Newton is the university’s new student government president. Her mom, Rose Buyck Newton, is on the Board of Trustees. Gamecock leadership is a family tradition.

Meet the Newtons
Portrait of Reedy Newton and Rose Buyck Newton.

Why Not? What If?

Young adult novelist and school librarian Shanna Miles, ’04, wanted to see more people of color in the books she was recommending to her students. So she created them — from the wellspring of her own imagination.

Meet Shanna Miles
Portrait of Shanna Milles
Portrait of Karen Kustifak standing in front of a river.

Out and About

A ramble on the banks of a winding river, a stroll through a Low Country sculpture garden, a leisurely drive along a shady mountain parkway — most of us enjoy the great outdoors. A lucky few get to make it a career.

Meet Our Alumni 

Inside Carolina

Things move quickly at the University of South Carolina, and it can be hard to keep up. Inside Carolina, the university’s monthly email for alumni, delivers timely profiles, video stories and the latest news about your alma mater directly to your inbox 12 times a year.

This Month: This month, we come to you from downtown Greenville, South Carolina. We talk with alumnus Beau Welling about his wide-ranging career in golf-course design and take a visit to the School of Medicine Greenville to learn how it’s changing the way doctors are trained. Also, we look at an important civil rights initiative at the Columbia campus.

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Rendering of a section of Greenville showing an outdoor patio surrounded by various downtown buildings.
  • Win McNamee holding his camera on a photography set.
  • Double Exposure

    In his nearly 40-year career as a photojournalist Win McNamee, ’85, has documented world history and national calamity — and periodically found himself in the thick of the action.

  • Crowd of protesters during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol.
  • Protestor with a painted face and viking helmet photographed during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol.
  • Protestor carrying a podium waving at the camera during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol.
  • Officer hanging from the wall during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol.

Join the Alumni Association

While you’re a student for a short time, you’re a Gamecock for a lifetime. Join the alumni association to connect with a strong network of Gamecocks and give back to our beloved university. Our members enable us to engage more students, host more alumni events and programs, and build the brand of South Carolina around the world.

Three alumni wearing Carolina gear at a tailgate with Williams-Brice Stadium behind them.