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"PASS THE PEAS, PLEASE!!!" An exciting book of verse that commemorates the Historical South Carolina State University through the eyes of a child is due to be released in 2018.  Already, there's excitement from alumni, employees, students and fans.  


The preliminary details of Oh, To Be A Bulldog!  indicate that a unique story with various and specific components of South Carolina State University will be an excellent, insightful read that captures and retains the readers’ attention.  Highlights of a Bulldog’s Homecoming are overwhelming. The written words will provide engaging and surreal experiences.  I am already sharing the good news and am pleased to know that the opportunity for SCSU to reach such a vast and diverse audience is a reality. As a graduate of SCSU, a faculty member/administrator in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences for 30+ years and Professor Emeritus, I look forward to supporting efforts for nationwide distribution.

Lillie Beasley Glover, PhD, CFCS

Professor Emeritus, SCSU


I am happy to see alumni from SC State showcasing the institution in various arenas.  Oh, To Be a Bulldog! will showcase the unique culture of South Carolina State University to the world.

Daijah Thibodeaux

SCSU Homecoming Queen 2017


I am thrilled that a fellow Bulldog is continuing to support our youth on a personal level by publishing this book! I fully support Dr. Leverette and her efforts to encourage and inspire our youth.

Hope Blackley, Spartanburg County Clerk of Court, Spartanburg, SC 

SCSU Class of 1996


Words cannot express how excited I am about this publication!!!  Oh, To Be A Bulldog! The title itself brings back so many wonderful memories. I attended South Carolina State University from 1977-1981 and will forever be a loyal daughter.

Gloria C. Moore, Reading Interventionist

Cleveland Academy of Leadership, Spartanburg, SC

SCSU Class of 1981


I can’t wait to read Oh, To Be a Bulldog! and share it with my students and nephews.

Going to SCSU changed by life and I can’t wait to relive that experience through this amazing book!

Brian Williams, Principal, New Prospect Elementary School, Anderson, SC

SCSU Class of 2008


I am a PROUD and DISTINGUSHED alumni of South Carolina State University!  I am ecstatic about the release of this new children’s book that will showcase the rich traditional history of our famed institution. The love I have for my university will be released through the eyes of a child just as I experienced a love for HBCU’s!  Oh, To Be a Bulldog!  What an experience!!!

Katrina Johnson, Principal, EP Todd School, Spartanburg, SC

SCSU Classes of 1995 and 2011


Given the strong history and legacy of South Carolina State University, Oh, To Be a Bulldog! will offer a fresh perspective for and excitement to the bulldog family and future generations, as well as usher in a timely sense of renewed pride.

Mr. Lumus Byrd, Jr, SCSU Board Chairman, 2008

SCSU Class of 1965


I look forward to Dr. Leverette's refreshing voice that uplifts spirits while igniting the imagination...And Then Some.

Dr. Darrell Johnson, Superintendent of Greenwood School District 50

SCSU Class of 2004


I'm recommending this book for all ages--It's a great way to share the SCSU (HBCU) experiences with children and adults.

Mary Berry Ulmer, Chairperson, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5

Orangeburg, SC


Best-selling author, Sonia Cunningham-Leverette, has done it again - captured the attention of children who dare to dream!  With heart, soul, and voice, she embraces the renowned experience of game time at South Carolina State University! Oh, To Be  A Bulldog! captures the legendary excitement of a young boy at his first  Homecoming Game!  New words, new music, and a whole, new art form set the tone for celebration in Oliver C. Dawson Stadium!

Dr. Lesia Morris Patterson, Assistant Principal, Carver Middle School, Spartanburg, SC

SCSU Class of 1986


Stay tuned to more information regarding publication updates in 2018!

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