UofSC Aiken announces Spring 2021 Outstanding Senior Student
Aiken, SC (04/30/2021) — The University of South Carolina Aiken (UofSC Aiken) announced that Grace Fulton has been selected as the Outstanding Senior for spring 2021. Fulton is a model student who has demonstrated a solid dedication to her education, as evidenced by her 4.0 GPA and deep level of intellectual curiosity.
Fulton has been praised for her academic interest and performance by her Communication instructors. She's described as a confident student who completes whatever assignment is placed in front of her with excellent effort and academic thought.
Fulton has been further described as an adaptable, empathetic, and hardworking individual. She is a true leader in the classroom who provides excellent contributions to class discussions and demonstrates the highest research, analysis, and introspection levels. Such skills allowed her to excel both in and outside the classroom. She participated in several research opportunities and internships throughout her college career, including an independent study where she examined 2020 South Carolina election advertisements.
In addition to academics, equestrian opportunities have been a defining feature of Fulton's university experience. She has been a member of the UofSC Aiken Eventing Team since fall 2017 and has served as the team's president since fall 2020. Additionally, Fulton has served as team captain for the UofSC Aiken Women's Polo Team for the past two years after helping revitalize the group. She shares her polo expertise with others through her coaching work with Aiken Youth Polo. These significant contributions have made her a well-respected member of the local equestrian community.
Throughout her time at the university, Fulton's strong leadership abilities have made her a valuable member of several other student organizations such as the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Chancellor's Ambassadors.
Fulton is considering graduate school offers from American University and Johns Hopkins University. She plans to pursue graduate work in political communication to encourage more spaces and opportunities for marginalized voices.
For a full schedule of May commencement activities, and more information visit, https://www.usca.edu/graduation.