Student Network Member Spotlight: Kelly Soder

Meet Student Network member Kelly Soder! Kelly is a senior public relations major from Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Kelly describes her decision to attend the University of South Carolina as a leap of faith.


“This was the only school I had not visited, and at the time I had no idea what I wanted to major in so I was not sure where to go. I am not usually someone that takes risks, especially committing to a college I had never even been to, but it was the greatest decision of my life.”


At the university, Kelly is involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Public Relations Student Society of America, the Mountaineering Club, the Bateman Team and Garnet Circle.


Garnet Circle’s role as tradition keepers of the university is what inspired her to join. When asked about her favorite part of being a member is, she discussed being a part of the Ring Ceremony, one of Garnet Circle’s biggest events. This is just one of the many events Garnet Circle plans to help strengthen the South Carolina community and create lifelong memories.


“UofSC is beautiful and it feels like home. People are so welcoming, and we have such a strong and connected community.”