South Carolina Campus Compact | midlands VISTAs

Kendra Smith, Benedict College VISTA
Kendra is a second year VISTA serving with South Carolina Campus Compact at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Kendra received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work this past May from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Kendra’s favorite flower is a lilac, she loves southern style cuisine and her favorite animal is mini poodles.




Sarah Gay, Columbia College VISTA
Sarah Gay is a first year VISTA serving at Columbia College, located in Columbia, SC. Sarah graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2009, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Geology. While at UB she held leadership positions with the Geology Club, where she helped organize and participated in community service projects. She is happiest when she is helping others and hopes to make lasting contributions to the success of service learning at Columbia College. She hopes that in the process she’ll gain insight that will help her plot the next steps in life.


Amanda McSwine, Newberry College VISTA
Amanda McSwine is a first year VISTA serving at Newberry College, located in Newberry, SC. Amanda graduated from Butler University in 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Psychology. Amanda has previously volunteered with many organizations in collaboration with her sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority, Inc. Amanda is very passionate about education and youth development. She plans to attend the California Institute of Integral Studies to obtain her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy.


Beth Brink, The University of South Carolina VISTA
Beth Brink is a first year VISTA serving at The University of South Carolina located in Columbia, SC. Beth graduated from Ohio University in 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Beth has previously volunteered with various organizations through the Delta Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity. She hopes to pursue a career in Higher Education and Student Affairs.



Sandra “Sandy” Greene, The University of South Carolina VISTA
Sandy is a first year VISTA serving at the University of South Carolina, located in Columbia, SC. Sandy graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History. Sandy has previously volunteered with Project Grow, a literacy program for preschool students. She hopes to pursue a career in educational policy.