SCC Alumni Spotlight

SCC alumni are living their dreams! From the front lines of the emergency room to commanding a boardroom, you can find successful Spartanburg Community College alums all over the world. The Spartanburg Community College Foundation, which supports SCC students, faculty and staff through scholarships, grants, and more, catches up with former students in the Alumni Spotlight series.

Reynalda Christopher

2023: Reynalda Christopher '21


Born and raised in upstate South Carolina, Reynalda Christopher graduated from Spartanburg Community College with an Associate Degree from the Office Systems & Technology program in 2001. Since then, she has gone on to have a successful career and become a dedicated member of her community.


Reynalda's journey to SCC began when her daughter started middle school, and she realized she needed to learn more about computers to help her with school assignments. She took a Continuing Ed class at SCC and fell in love with the College, leading her to pursue a full-time degree. She credits SCC with providing her with all the tools needed to be successful in her career as an Administrative Assistant.


While a student at SCC, Reynalda had some exceptional instructors who helped her along the way, with Kathy Locke and Renee Cramer standing out as two of her favorites. She remembers struggling with timed assignments in keyboarding and being grateful for the patience that Mrs. Locke showed her.


Like many students, Reynalda faced obstacles on her path to success. She did not have access to a computer in the beginning and had to come back to campus at night after work to complete assignments in the computer lab.


Despite these challenges, she persevered and received a promotion at the childcare center where she worked after graduation. She then accepted a position at Iron Mountain in the customer service department before ultimately returning to SCC to give back and help other students.


Reynalda's dedication to her community is evident in her passion for cycling. She loves to spend her free time outside, and she has participated in several long-distance cycling events, including a ride from Spartanburg to the top of Mount Mitchell State Park twice.


This summer, she is participating in a three-day cycling event from Simpsonville to Mt. Pleasant, a total of 255 miles. Each cyclist is required to raise $750 for the Alzheimer's Association, a cause that Reynalda is deeply committed to.


Reynalda's story is one of perseverance, hard work, and dedication. She is an inspiration to others, especially those who may feel like they don't have the resources or support to pursue a college degree.


When asked what advice she would give to high school seniors considering attending SCC, she said, "For the next year, tuition is free! The classes are small, and you will know your instructors. They will know you as well." Reynalda's experience at SCC clearly left a lasting impression on her, and she is eager to encourage others to chase their dreams and attend SCC.


Reynalda's accomplishments are significant, both during her time at SCC and in her career. She graduated twice, earning her Associate Degree in Office Systems & Technology at SCC and later receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. This year, she won "Staff of the Year" from SCTEA, a testament to her dedication to her work and her community.


Reynalda's story showcases how she is an outstanding example of what it means to dream big, work hard, and make a difference in the world. As she said, "If I can do it, so can others. Where you came from does not matter. It's where you are going that is important!"

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