Live like a Chaser Champion:

Paws Up for Our Campus Role Models!


After a time that truly tested the world, Spartanburg Community College rose to the challenge and proved that our faculty and staff are the backbone of the continued success of our students and the college.

In 2021, we developed a new program, SCC Champions, that highlighted the exemplary faculty and staff who went truly above and beyond the call of duty. This year, with the help Chaser, our mascot, we continue this new tradition to shine the spotlight on those employees that embody the characteristics of a Chaser Champion.

The 2021-2022 academic year was very exciting for SCC. After announcing our Free Tuition Initiative, we welcomed more than 6,000 students into the SCC family – a record enrollment number for the college!  We are expanding key academic programs, offering more opportunities than ever for those seeking to chase their dreams and advance their education. Our employee recognition award is lovingly named after Chaser, our new mascot! We are happy to present this year's SCC Chaser Champions.  See past Champions.

Below you will find four exemplary employees who capture the true spirit of a champion, as well as a posthumous award to Rick Teal who served more than a decade as SCC's VP of Human Resources.

Watch the 2022 SCC Chaser Champions Virtual Live Stream Event HERE

2022 SCC Chaser Champions

Jane Beckler Bird

Jane Beckler Bird

Creative Manager, Marketing

Julie Denesha

Julie Denesha

Department Chair, Nursing

Garrett Brown Portrait

Garrett Brown

Program Director, Machine Tool Technology

 Charm Lowe

Charm Lowe

Administrative Assistant, SCC Foundation

Remembering a True Chaser Champion, Rick Teal

Rick Teal

In Memoriam: Rick Teal

Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. Rick Teal, SCC’s Vice President of Human Resources from 2010 through 2021, launched the SCC Champion program in 2021 to showcase SCC’s dedicated faculty and staff who, through their extraordinary dedication and hard work, helped the College successfully navigate the challenges we faced as a result of COVID-19.

Mr. Teal truly believed in SCC’s talented workforce and placed a high value on employee recognition and strategic faculty and staff development. With this posthumous award, we honor Rick Teal for his dedication to the mission of the college and the continued development and nurturing of SCC’s talented faculty and staff.

Mr. Teal is a true Chaser Champion whose legacy will live on with the implementation of new faculty and staff development initiatives that will help elevate our talented and dedicated employees to grow professionally and continue to be leaders at the forefront of their careers.