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934 Hampton Hill Rd.                                                                                          117 Creekside Ct.

Columbia, SC 29209                                                                                      Greenwood, SC 29649

Cell- (864) 993-4744                                                                                        (864) 229-7744

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EDUCATION                        University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC

Class of 2006

               

                University of South Carolina - Honors College, Columbia, SC

                BS- Finance and Marketing, Political Science Minor

 

LAW SCHOOL ACTIVITIES                                       Offices                Held                       

                Student Bar Association                                          Vice President, Student Representative

                Student / Faculty Task Force                                                                                                     

                Executive Committee

                                -made up of the Deans, Senior Faculty, and two student members

                Law School Advocates Program                             Founder, Student Chair

                                -program to aide the Office of Admissions, similar to the undergrad. University Ambassadors       

                Student Government                                       Student Senator representing the Law School,

                                                                                                Finance Committee, Chairman; Rules Committee

                University Safety Committee

                Parking Appellate Court

                SC State Students Association

                                ­-a student lobbying group made up of students from every state-funded school in SC

                Carolina Action Network

                                -USC’s own lobbying organization

                Carolina Alumni Association                          Young Alumni Board – Committee Member

                GOP Law Society                                   Treasurer                                                                                              

                Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity            

 

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS            

Steven Swanger Award (2003)                   

                -recognizing exemplary leadership and service

                -considered USC’s 2nd highest undergraduate award

Outstanding Senior Award (2003)                                                                                                      

Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges (2003)

Mortar Board Honor Society Scholarship                (2002)                                                                   

Bicentennial Semester of Service Award (2001)   

                -recognizing service during the University’s Bicentennial Year       

Vice-President’s Executive Officer Merit Award (2001)

                -given to one  Student Senator annually for exemplary service  

Model Initiate (2000), presented by Order of Omega

                -outstanding new member in a Greek Letter Social Fraternity                                 

Outstanding Student Run Service Project (2001), presented by the School of the Environment

                -recognizing the Clean Carolina campus beautification program                               

Omicron Delta Kappa, President

                ­-USC’s oldest leadership honor society

Mortar Board National Honor Society, Chair- Excellence in Teaching Awards

National Society of Collegiate Scholars               

Financial Management Association, Treasurer (2 yrs.), FMA National Honor Society, member

                -helped manage the USC Horizon Fund, a portfolio worth several hundred thousand dollars                                                 contributed by a group of Business School Alumni  

 

EMPLOYMENT

Radio Productions LLC, Featured Extra         (October-November 2002)       

                        -The feature film “Radio.” TL Hanna High School basketball player.

O’Charley’s Restaurant, Cook/Waiter/Bartender         (May-August 2000, May-August 2002)

Senator John Drummond, Pres. Pro Tempore SC Senate, Page/Intern   (February 2000-May 2001)

Senator Strom Thurmond, Pres. Pro Tempore US Senate, Page         (August-September 1997)

 

UNDERGRADUATE INVOLVEMENT:

Student Government                          Freshman Council

                                                                Student Senate (2 yrs.), Student Services Committee, Chairman             

Carolina Productions                          Homecoming Commission

                                                                Showcase Finalist (Homecoming King competition)                   

Dance Marathon                              Morale Leader (2 yrs.)

                -a 28 hour fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, was involved in planning and                                       coordinating the event

Unity Week Commission                         New Events Committee-Chair

                -helped plan the inaugural Unity Week(2002), an event still finding success after 3 years at USC

University Ambassadors  

                -involved with campus tours, visitor relations, etc…

Garnet Circle Student/Alumni Council                                                                                                 

                -worked on several different committees, most notably working with the Ring Ceremony and                                      organizing social gatherings (with ODK and Mortar Board) to interact with other campus leaders

Sigma Chi Fraternity                      Homecoming Chair (1st in the Parade)

                -involved in virtually all activities of the chapter, and actively worked to increase member                                  involvement in outside campus activities

Inter-Fraternity Council                  Judicial Board (2 yrs.)

                ­-heard cases and appeals relating to IFC rules violations

University Safety Committee                 Student Member (2 yrs.)

                -consisting of students, faculty, administrators and USCPD, made recommendations, helped                                  initiate safety programs and relayed student concerns

Other University Committees                Honorary Degrees, Traffic Appellate Court (hearing ticket appeals), &

                                                                Health Services                

NCAA Self Study - Equity, Ethics and Welfare Committee

                                -part of the NCAA Division I athletics-certification program run every ten years,                                                    www.hrsm.sc.edu/ncaa/equity.htm

American Marketing Association                          

Student Incubator Project                Selection Committee

Dining Service Selection Committee

                -to give student input during the contract bidding process

Athletics, active participation in the following intramural athletics, most for 3 to 4 years:

                -Golf, Soccer (indoor and outdoor leagues), Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball (men’s and coed),                                     Bowling, Flag Football

 

General Service  Activities              

MLK Jr. Day of Service (2002), Site Leader   

Earth Week Commission (2001), Earth Day Sweep Coordinator

Campus Beautification Projects,                Painting the Coliseum Tunnel (2000)

                                                                Painting the Carolina Mall                (2001)

                                                                Painting the Russell House Game room (2002)

Clean Carolina, Chairman

                -organizations adopt sections of campus to clean periodically, organized three campus-wide                                        Kickoff events at the beginning of new semester

Cayce/West Columbia Jaycees Haunted House

                -fundraising activity, volunteered 60+ hours working as haunted house character