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Nirav D. Patel
University of South Carolina Upstate
Journalism and Media Studies
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 5400 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from over seventy nations also reflect the University's international character.