Black History Month

BHM Tyshun "Deebo" Samuel

Tyshun "Deebo" Samuel (born January 15, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Samuel attended Chapman High School in Inman, South Carolina. In his Senior season he led his team to the Semifinals of the AAA playoffs. He had 166 catches for 2,751 yards and 36...
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BHM Brian Bratton

Brian Bratton is an accomplished, respected current football coach and former professional athlete with a diverse football background that spans from his stellar playing career at Furman University. During his time as a Furman Paladin, he led the NCAA in kickoff return average, was voted a team...
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BHM Charles Russ

Charles J. Russ was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in Greenville, South Carolina where he graduated from Wade Hampton High School. During his senior year he was a state champion wrestler and a starting striker on the state champion soccer team. Upon graduation, Charles continued his...
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BHM Pearlie Harris

As the former Chair of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Board, Harris speaks with great affection of this cause to which she has given so much of her time and energy: "In my opinion, when St. Francis reaches out to the community, they are, without question, the outstretched arms of the...
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BHM Travis Wharton

Travis Wharton is a native of Greenville, SC. He graduated from Claflin University in 2007 with a B.A. in Music Education. He began his teaching career as a middle school band director in Berkeley County Schools. Travis moved back to the Upstate and received his master’s degree in School...
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BHM Tina Dodd

Drive Alert Training Academy, LLC was founded by Tina Dodd, a disabled military veteran, and a former local, state and federal law enforcement officer who saw too many lives being lost in vehicle collisions. Tina wanted to be part of the solution, so she developed a new level of comprehensive,...
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BHM Stacey Mills

Stacey D. Mills is the executive director of the Greenville Campus for the University of South Carolina Upstate. In this role he participates as a member of the Chancellor’s Extended Cabinet, provides service for university functions beyond Greenville, and collaborates with the Vice Provost along...
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BHM Brandy Hunt

Author Brandy Hunt is the founder of Publish U®, a publishing consultant firm that provides publishing services, one on one coaching and development, and a touring workshop to assist aspiring authors. Brandy is also a domestic violence survivor, community activist, leader, motivational speaker, and...
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BHM Dr. Russell Booker

Dr. Booker received his BS degree in Education from Wingate University and his Doctorate from the University of South Carolina. Described as an inspirational leader and a champion for children, Dr. Booker has been instrumental in a wide variety of progressive initiatives in District 7. Most notably...
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BHM Kimberly Cooper

Kimberly started singing and dancing at an early age performing for her family and with a childhood group called Berdie and the Berdies. Later she began singing with her home church and a community choir called Gift. Kimberly wanted to branch out and explore other options in singing so she begins...
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