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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 UofSC 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

A young adult novelist, an ESPN illustrator, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and the University of South Carolina’s next president walk into a magazine. No punchline, just a bunch of great stories — in the spring 2022 issue of Carolinian.

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

Return to the Roost

President-elect Michael Amiridis had plenty of reasons to stay at his old job. He had just as many — plus one — to bring it all back home.

Meet Michael Amiridis
Portrait of Michael Amiridis.
Kev Roche looking into a mirror in front of his computer with a self portrait illustration on the screen.

Color Commentator

Sunday Night Baseball illustrator. Cocky cartoonist. Carolinian cover artist. Alumnus Kev Roche, ’05, draws on his artistic talents at ESPN, but he landed the dream job through hustle and hard work.

Meet Kev Roche 

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
  • 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.

Bread of the South

Carrie Morey, ’95, is building a culinary empire…one Hot Little Biscuit at a time.

Meet Carrie Morey
Portrait of Carrie Morey holding a tray of baked goods.

Turning on the Light

The university’s Anne Frank Center is dedicated to the legacy of the famous Holocaust diarist — and is committed to changing the world through education and conversation.

About the Center
Doctoral candidate Devin Randolph gives tour of Anne Frank Center
Tracy Swartout looking out from the Blue Ridge Parkway over the mountains and valley with a cloud filled blue sky.

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: In this episode of Inside Carolina, we sit down with Coach Shane Beamer as he prepares for his highly anticipated second season leading the Gamecock football program. Also, we take a look at our growing student body, what draws these students to South Carolina and how their experience could be different from what our alumni might remember. 

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Hannah Horne sitting down with Coach Shane Beamer.

High Flying Bird

The University of South Carolina turns out successful alumni year after year — and plenty of them are worthy of being featured in Carolinian. But certain Gamecocks fly just a little bit higher.


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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.