Riley Fellows in the News: November 17, 2021

Amy Barrett (Statewide, Fall 2020) was named president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance. Read more

Alan Cooper (Midlands, Spring 2011), publisher and editor of UpstateBizSC, MidlandsBiz, and LowcountryBizSC, received a South Carolina Senate commendation. Read more

Cal Hurst (Upstate, Spring 2016), chief banking officer at Southern First, was elected as chair-elect of the Greenville Chamber’s board of directors. Read more

Barbara Melvin (Lowcountry, Fall 2015) will become the next president and CEO of South Carolina Ports and the first woman to lead a top 10 U.S. operating container port. Read more

Hope Rivers (Midlands, Spring 2019), president of Piedmont Technical College, received the University of South Carolina’s Outstanding Black Alumni award. Read more

Nigel Robertson (Upstate, Fall 2008) was named co-anchor on the WYFF Greenville 6 and 11 p.m. news. Read more


Last month, the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute recognized the 2021 recipients of the Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards. Learn more about the winners