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USC president hopes students can earn their degrees faster
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University of South Carolina President Dr. Harris Pastides addressed the Rotary Club of Camden at Thursdays meeting. The main drive of his speech was how to keep students choosing to go to college despite the rising price of tuition. - photo by Haley Atkinson
Speaking to the Camden Rotary Club on Thursday afternoon, University of South Carolina (USC) President Dr. Harris Pastides, talked about a program where students could graduate from college in three to three and half years. Pastides, who made his first public speaking appearance after becoming USC president in 2008 in front of the same Rotarians, also discussed the university’s “Palmetto College,” which allows students to complete their degrees online while not giving up their jobs and families. First, however, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, a Rotarian, introduced Pastides.