Kids on Point working to close the opportunity gap in Charleston

Todd Abedon (‘09), a real estate developer from Rhode Island, was warned to stay away from Charleston in 1994 because the Navy base was closing. He and his wife Emily Abedon (‘15) made the trip anyway. “We liked Charleston a lot. It reminded us of my hometown in Newport,” Todd said. “We bought our

Together Again: IGNITE

Half of the Class of 2020 (IGNITE) had completed their Globalization seminar when all travel and gatherings were suspended due to the pandemic. With the remaining Globalization, Call to Action and Promise of Leadership seminars postponed, IGNITE has remained connected through multiple Zoom check-ins

Liberty Fellows Leading in Sustainability

The first observance of Earth Day on April 22, 1970 was the result of bi-partisan leadership of Senator Gaylord Nelson and Congressman Pete McCloskey, who found common ground on their concern for the deteriorating environment. The first Earth Day helped align Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor

Dr. Scott Porter ('12) featured in Town for giving back

Source: Town magazine

March 25, 2021

Dr. Scott Porter ('12), Prisma Health Chief of Orthopedic Oncology, was recently featured in Town magazine for giving back. “Oncology surgeons get to do some incredible stuff,” Porter shared. “But the emotional turmoil on some of us is not without cost. As a guy who cuts out cancer, I hate it with

Adela Mendoza's ('16) Liberty Fellowship project receives $25,000 grant

Source: Greenville Journal

March 22, 2021

Upstate Hispanic Alliance received a $25,000 grant from Power:Ed, a philanthropy of SC Student Loan. The grant will provide small scholarships to graduates of the nonprofit's program Student DREAMers Alliance, which was created by Adela Mendoza ('16) for her Liberty Fellowship project. “This

Barbara Melvin ('14) named SCMA Woman of the Year

Source: Moultrie News

March 16, 2021

Barbara Melvin ('14), chief operating officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, was named the 2021 SCMA Woman of the Year at a virtual awards presentation held during the 3rd annual Palmetto Women’s Manufacturing Forum hosted by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. The award was

Liberty Fellowship accepting nominations for the Class of 2023

Liberty Fellowship is accepting online nominations through July 1 for its 16th Class of Fellows. “We look forward to receiving nominations from across the state and announcing the new class at the end of this year,” said Ann Marie Stieritz, president and CEO of Liberty Fellowship. “As a Fellow