Meet Our Alum
Growing up in Vance, South Carolina, a place where everyone knows your name and community spirit runs deep, Dr. Joseph Rush, III started his journey. As a Lake Marion High School graduate of 2008, Rush’s tale is not just one of personal success but of genuine connection and a drive to make a difference in a way that feels authentic to him.
Dr. Shalonda Oliver's story begins like many from the Orangeburg County School District - full of dreams and potential. Today, she stands as the first Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Ralph H. Johnson VA Healthcare System in Charleston, S.C., a role where technology and healthcare come together to enhance patient care. A mentor, educator, and mother, Dr. Oliver's path from a high school student in Orangeburg to a leader in nursing informatics is a story of perseverance, dedication, and the power of education...