A goal of the Political Science Department is to remain informed about the lives and accomplishments of both past and present students. Graduates of the Political Science Department have gone on to a vast array of careers, graduate schools, and other professional opportunities.
Recent Alumni News
Congratulations to alumni W. Randy Eaddy ('76) and Jeanne Howard ('81) on their induction into the Political Science Hall of Fame.
Anna Sugg has joined the media affairs team at Romney for President's campaign headquarters in Boston.
Brian Highsmith was selected for the White House Internship Program. Read his story.
Taylor Hall is working as the Senior Economic Development Advisor and Cabinet Liaison in SC Governor Nikki Haley's office. Hall previously served as the 2010 deputy campaign manager for Haley.
Kathleen McDavid graduated from USC School of Law in 2011 and is currently working as a Staff Attorney at the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Cindy Youssef has been named to the 2011 class of Greenville First's Best & Brightest 35 and Under. The program honors Greenville's young leaders for their professional and community contributions. Cindy is Manager of the the Riley Institute's Diversity Leadership Initiative.
Jessica Taylor has joined National Journal's Hotline as their House Race Editor, overseeing the congressional election coverage for 2012. Previously, Taylor was an assistant editor at POLITICO for the 2010 election cycle.
After serving in various roles, including a stint on U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)'s staff and a vice presidency in marketing, Mark Horner is currently living in northern Texas and plans to enroll in seminary in the fall of 2012.
Cameron Runyan was elected to Columbia (SC) City Council - At Large - where he will serve a four-year term as one of seven elected members of the council. Columbia City Council governs the largest municipality in South Carolina with a population of approximately 130,000.
Robert L. Hunter, IV "Beau" is a business owner and brand protection consultant for entertainment, luxury brand, and automotive manufacturing sectors. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Chris Harig was featured in The Call for his first-place finish in the 2010 USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship. Read the article.
Christopher "Chris" Brasher has served as a Judge on the Superior Court of Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia since February of 2006. After appointment to the Bench in 2006, he has twice been reelected. As a Superior Court Judge, Brasher hears all manner of civil cases and felony criminal cases. Since joining the Bench, he has presided over more than 100 jury trials, and each one brings new issues and new challenges.
Scott Mason - Currently Vice President, Government Affairs for Lowe's Companies, Inc., a Fortune 50 home improvement retailer headquartered in Mooresville, NC. Mason has spent over 20 years in federal and state government affairs for numerous associations and Fortune companies.
Diane Floyd Odom is Quality Assurance Officer, Operations, engineering and Construction at TVA's site in Kingston, TN for Jacobs. She is responsible for quality for Kingston Ash Recovery Project in the cleanup, removal and encapsulation of 5 million cubic yards of ash. The project is in excess of $1 billion.
Celette Sugg Skinner is Professor and Chief of the Division of Behavioral & Communication Sciences in the Department of Clinical Sciences, and Associate Director for Population Science and Cancer Control for the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.