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USC Upstate Plans Convocation Honoring December Graduates

11- 28- 2006

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate will hold its Convocation Honoring December Graduates on Monday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. The University expects 400 students to graduate.

Dr. Sheila S. Breitweiser, president of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, will deliver the graduation address.  Dr. Breitweiser served in many roles during her history for the past 35+ years in public education: classroom and special education teacher, and early interventionist.  Her administrative experience includes employment as a principal and assistant superintendent in the Chapel Hill, NC schools, and as superintendent of The Governor Morehead School (NC’s state school for the blind).  She has consulted extensively with hospital and treatment programs serving chronically ill students, along with those receiving psychiatric and substance abuse treatment. 

Dr. Breitweiser received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood College in PA and holds the master’s and doctoral degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, NC. Her areas of training and specialization include: elementary education, maternal and child health, education administration and supervision, and the following special education areas: multihandicapped, early childhood, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and visual impairments. Dr. Breitweiser is the author of numerous professional articles related to these various special education areas.

The University of South Carolina Upstate, a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution, is located conveniently along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte.  USC Upstate has a 280-acre residential campus in Spartanburg and a campus for commuting junior and senior level students in Greenville. The University is fully accredited to offer degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education and Nursing, and the graduate division. Overall enrollment is approximately 4,500 students, which reflects the diversity of the region with 71 nations represented among the student population.

For more details, contact Frances Krydynski at (864) 503-5221.