Two Clarendon residents were among the 15 graduates May 3 to receive bachelor's degrees from the University of South Carolina Sumter.
James Ardis of Pinewood received a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, while Natalie Dyson of Manning received an early childhood degree.
USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the only campus in the system that began as a Clemson University campus and then later changed to a University of South Carolina campus. USC Sumter became a University campus in 1973 and today has an enrollment of about 1,000 per academic year.
USC Sumter confers two-year associate's degrees and offers baccalaureate degree programs in business administration, elementary education, nursing, early childhood education, organizational leadership and interdisciplinary studies through Palmetto College.