Alumni and friends of the campus are vital to the continued growth and success of USC Salkehatchie. Without your help, it would be impossible to serve our students and the community in the manner that has become synonymous with Salkehatchie. This issue of the Salkehatchie Update only provides a glimpse of the work done on this campus and throughout the region. The impact that our donors have on fulfilling Salkehatchie’s mission is tremendous. Though USC Salkehatchie is a public institution, state appropriations provide less than 30% of our operating costs. With escalating costs and advancing technology, financial support from our friends and alumni is essential in providing students with a high quality education and in better serving our community. Making a financial commitment to USC Salkehatchie also allows us to better serve our community and expand programs and services that educate our workforce, while contributing to the overall economic development of the region. Those commitments can be in the form of annual gifts, academic or outreach program support, student scholarships, or endowments. All gifts are tax deductable. Please be an investor in USC Salkehatchie’s future. To learn more about how you can support USC Salkehatchie, contact Dean Ann Carmichael at (803) 584- 3446 or (843) 549-6314 or e-mail her at email@example.com.