Columbia, SC native Kambrell Garvin has spent his college career improving his community.
As the State President of the SC NAACP Youth and College Division, the sophomore political science major leads 25 youth councils and 12 college chapters in civil rights, human rights, and voting rights activism. “One of the first things I did was to enact a 5-Star Unit’s program, which is a defined, strategic outline of programming that units should be conducting,” Garvin said.
In each semester at Winthrop, Garvin has completed more than 50 hours of community service, giving back to Rock Hill and the campus through programs including Adopt-A-Freshman, Adopt-A-Highway, Relay for Life, and Project Rebound. The SC NAACP, Columbia Urban League, and other civic and religious organizations have recognized his outstanding service.
Garvin complements his service accomplishments with his studies in Political Science, and he attributes the strength of the department to the care the faculty take with educating students. “With a Political Science degree, you can go into a variety of fields,” he said. “You leave each class with newfound knowledge and are then ready to get out there and make the world better.”
After graduation, Garvin plans to attend law school and continue his service to the community.