USCB Appoints James Duffy Alumni and Annual Giving Officer

USCB Appoints James A. Duffy Alumni and Annual Giving Officer

July 10, 2017

James Duffy USCB Alumni and Annual Giving OfficerBLUFFTON, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Beaufort has appointed James A. Duffy, M.A., Alumni and Annual Giving Officer in the Advancement department. Duffy previously served as an Instructor of English in the Department of English, Theater and Liberal Studies at USCB.

In his new position, Duffy will support the university's development efforts by planning, conducting and managing the university's programs to seek annual, capital and planned gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the university. He will assist in developing comprehensive strategies for all aspects of USCB's fundraising programs, including setting annual and long-range goals to support a comprehensive campaign.

Duffy earned a B.A. in English, cum laude, in 1998 and an M.A. in English in 2006 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He joined USCB in 2009. He has accumulated a string of awards from the university. He was named USCB's Adjunct Professor of the Year in 2012; he won the Vincent P. Mesaric Award in 2015, and he was honored as Outstanding Faculty Advisor in 2016 and Instructor of the Year in 2017.


Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system, serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Since 2002, USCB has tripled its academic degree programs, doubled its FTE enrollment, opened its first on-campus housing (now serving more than 900), joined the NAIA Sun Conference, and fielded conference and national award-winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports. The university's two campuses serve a diverse student body of 2,000 students. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, SC, offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories, and a broad range of academic degree programs. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort's downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate Studio Art program in close proximity to Beaufort's many art galleries. The University of South Carolina Beaufort offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity.

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