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  • in thePartnering

    Lowcountry

    MAGAZINEuscbConnecting with Alumni and Friends

    PRSRT STDUS POSTAGE

    PAIDAugusta, GAPERMIT #45

    USCB COMMENCEMENT

    EXERCISES 2007

    Commencement exercises for the

    University of South Carolina Beaufort

    class of 2007 will be held on May 4th,

    2007, at the Helen and Brantley

    Harvey Plaza at the South Campus in

    Bluffton at 6 pm. The University will

    hold an academic award ceremony in

    the Performing Arts Center at the

    North Campus beginning at 10 am.

    The keynote speaker for commence-

    ment will be Dr. Jack McConnell,

    founder of the Volunteers in Medicine

    on Hilton Head Island; his model has

    been adopted across the US. An alum-

    nus of the University of Virginia, Dr.

    McConnells research included partici-

    pation in the creation of Tylenol.

    USCB FESTIVAL SERIES

    CONTINUESWITH

    CHARLESWADSWORTH

    The Lowcountrys premier chamber

    music concert series returns to the

    USCB Performing Arts Center stage

    for these exciting performances:

    FEBRUARY 11

    Brentano Quartet and Todd Palmer

    MARCH 11

    Karen Gomyo and Andres Diaz

    APRIL 29

    Paula Robison and The Brazilians

    Tickets are available through the

    Beaufort Chamber of Commerce by

    calling (843) 986-5400, ext. 26.

    Events NotTo Be Missed

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT 801 Carteret Street Beaufort, SC 29902 | One University Boulevard Bluffton, SC 29909

    Charles Wadsworth, Host and Director,USCB Festival Series

  • ContentsABOUT THE COVER: SHRIMP SEINING AT SPRINGISLAND, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINABEAUFORT STUDENTS PARTNER WITH THELOWCOUNTRY INSTITUTE TO UNDERSTANDOUR FRAGILE COASTAL ECOSYSTEM.

    FEATURES PROFILES

    HOSPITALITYProgram Links

    with Islands

    Resorts

    EDUCATIONCECL Reaches out

    to Neighboring

    School Districts

    EDUCATIONMAT Program Offers

    Flexible Choices

    NURSINGNew Programs to

    Benefit Nurses and

    the Community

    elcome to the inaugural issue of USCB

    Magazine. Our new semi-annual publication

    introduces our alumni and friends to the many

    ways USCB is fulfilling a vital role in the Lowcountry.

    In this issue, the magazines lead articles showcase how

    USCBs partnerships are benefiting students and our region.

    One of USCBs strengths

    is the community based

    nature of many of our

    academic programs. By

    combining excellence in

    the classroom with an

    opportunity for students

    to apply their skills,

    USCB and its partner

    organizations benefit

    both our students and

    the community. Students

    graduate with the

    knowledge and skills

    needed to take their place in rewarding careers. And

    area businesses and institutions gain well-qualified young

    people to fill positions of responsibility.

    This issue highlights three of USCBs community based

    programs: Hospitality Management, Nursing and

    Education three fields vital to the Lowcountrys future.

    As the region continues to grow, all three fields are

    projected to have heightened demand for, if not critical

    shortages of, professional leadership.

    The Hospitality Management Program, led by Professor

    Charles Calvert, has developed relationships with many

    of Hilton Head Islands top tier resorts and restaurants,

    allowing our students to gain experience in the hospitality

    field and make professional connections prior to graduation.

    USCBs newly approved Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    will be partnering with local hospitals to provide nursing

    students with venues for valuable clinical experience.

    USCBs RN to BSN students will gain community health

    experience while providing needed in-home services to

    low-income senior citizens.

    Our Center of Excellence in Collaborative Learning brings

    together administrators, teachers, USCB faculty and educa-

    tion majors as well as business and community leaders to

    identify and meet the needs of local schools. Also in the

    field of education, the Master of Arts in Teaching provides

    area professionals an opportunity to make a career change

    into teaching through an accelerated program.

    This inaugural issue of USCB Magazine also introduces you

    to internationally recognized Hemingway scholar Professor

    Carl Eby, USCB alumnus and Headmaster of St. Andrews

    School Em Hubbard, Student Government President

    Johnathan Lucky and local donors Christoph Guenther

    and Colden Battey. All are important contributors to

    building a strong future for USCB and our community.

    In keeping with this issues theme of partnership, many

    of the articles are the work of USCB students who wrote

    for the magazine under the guidance of James Borton, an

    adjunct instructor in the English department.

    We hope that you enjoy this inaugural issue of the USCB

    Magazine. Please share your ideas with us as we continue to

    develop the magazine to serve you more effectively.

    Jane T. UpshawChancellorUniversity of South Carolina Beaufort

    Building Community Partnerships

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    HEADMASTEREm Hubbard

    Makes His Point

    on Education

    CARL EBY:Teacher and

    Hemingway

    Scholar

    LUCKYAt USCB

    LOWCOUNTRYDONORSSpark Academic

    Scholarships

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    PUBLISHERLynn W. McGee, PhD

    EDITORJames Borton

    EDITORIALADVISORSColleen CallahanPenelope Holme

    CONTRIBUTINGSTUDENTWRITERS

    Sarah GhysDoug Jones

    Lauren ManglitzJames SigmonAnna Tomiczek

    ART DIRECTION/DESIGNMarlys West

    PRODUCTION MANAGERJan Horan

    A semi-annual publication produced by theUSCB Office of University Advancement.

    Lynn W. McGee, PhDVice Chancellor for University Advancement

    Colleen CallahanDirector of Development

    USCB Magazine welcomes letters tothe editor that address the contentof the magazine. Please refer toa specific article when you write:

    magazine@uscb.edu

    www.uscb.edu

    USCB MAGAZINEVOLUMEV NUMBER 1

    2 | USCB MAGAZINE

    FROM THE CHANCELLOR

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT | 3

  • Since the 1990s, the University of

    South Carolina Beauforts Hospitality

    Program has been educating motivat-

    ed young men and women to take

    up key positions in hotel, restaurant

    and tourism management. Professor

    Charles Calvert leads this Hospitality

    Program with energy and infectious

    enthusiasm.

    I was quickly promoted to the host-

    ess table, she says, and within

    months I became floor manager of the

    restaurant. I really owe everything to

    my major. Not only are you learning

    your trade, but youre also encouraged

    to work while going to school.

    Cindi, like many other students, agrees

    that experience alone cannot make

    you a successful entrepreneur. USCB

    classes provide the knowledge and the

    managerial viewpoint.

    Additionally, the Hospitality Program

    Director has worked closely with the

    islands many resorts and restaurants

    in placing students. Diana Brown,

    Human Resources Director at Hilton

    Oceanfront Resort, offers these views:

    Dr. Calvert has referred numerous

    students to us that we have employed.

    In fact, this long term partnership with

    USCB has lasted 8 years. We are really

    pleased with the quality of students

    referred to us. The resort currently

    employs USCB student, Skip Stavis,

    who is already a dedicated supervisor

    in the food and beverage department.

    Hospitality Program Linkswith Islands Resorts

    4 | USCB MAGAZINE

    HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS

    The program is extremely successful, says Calvert. Our students are placed in

    jobs throughout the Lowcountry and beyond.

    As part of their curriculum of study, students receive hands-on learning through

    internships at leading hotels and restaurants in Beaufort and Hilton Head Island.

    These opportunities, combined with extensive training in and outside of classes,

    prepare students not just with the skills they need, but also the experience

    necessary to succeed in their field.

    USCB has also created international partnerships. The university has signed an

    articulation agreement with Centennial College in Toronto, giving Centennial

    College an opportunity to provide their Hospitality majors with an educational

    opportunity not available at their own college. Centennial offers the first three

    years of education, but does not offer the final credits needed for a bachelors

    degree in Hospitality Management. Spending their last year at USCB in one

    of Americas finest tourist spots is surely an experience most students would

    find desirable.

    Students from USCB are also given the chance to take classes in Toronto. The

    exchange program lets them study hospitality in a metropolitan environment with

    different types of corporate clients.

    Calvert explains that the Hospitality Program also reaches out to the local high

    school students. Leta Salazar, an adjunct professor and recruiter for the program,

    teaches two classes at Hilton Head High School. Established in the fall of 2002,

    the cooperative high school program features an Introduction to Hospitality

    Management course for dual high school and college credits in the fall and

    Tourism in the spring of each year.

    The energetic program director understands the rationale behind e