S.C. Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette To Provide Commencement Address At Limestone University On Saturday, Dec. 16

Charles Wyatt
Pamela Evette 2023

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette will be the Fall 2023 commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 16, as Limestone University conducts two separate graduation ceremonies inside Fullerton Auditorium.

Limestone will hold a 9 a.m. commencement ceremony for its graduates from the College of Education & Health Professions. At 12 noon, the University will conduct a ceremony for graduates from both the College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Limestone Acting President Jeremy Whitaker will confer degrees for 188 graduates from its various programs during the upcoming commencements. Including the 231 degrees that were awarded in May, Limestone will graduate a total of 419 students during the 2023 calendar year. The upcoming ceremonies will include conferring degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Limestone’s graduations will be live streamed so family and friends unable to be in attendance can view the ceremony. The two separate live-stream links will be available at www.limestone.edu and on all Limestone University social media platforms.

Due to limited seating capacity at Fullerton Auditorium, tickets are required to attend the graduation ceremonies. For those in attendance on Saturday who do not have tickets for inside the auditorium, there will be live stream viewing available inside the Hines & Riggins Center meeting rooms.

Evette was elected as the 93rd Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in November of 2018. Prior to her election as the first female Republican Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Evette founded Quality Business Solutions, Inc., a payroll, human resources, and benefits services firm headquartered in Travelers Rest. Under her leadership as President and CEO, Quality Business Solutions grew exponentially, going from start-up to one of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses.

Evette has received numerous business and professional accolades, including the ATHENA Leadership Award; the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award; the Women Presidents’ Organization 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Award; and as a member of the Impact 50, an annual ranking of the most powerful women leaders of Inc. 5000 companies.

A native of Ohio, Evette is the granddaughter of Polish immigrants. Her parents were first generation Americans who she credits with teaching her the value of hard work and the importance of getting involved and giving back.

Evette holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Cleveland State University.

“Limestone was founded in 1845 as an institution of higher learning for female students, and we have the highest-ranking female official from the state of South Carolina speaking to our graduates and guests this weekend,” Whitaker said. “Limestone was thrilled to have Lieutenant Governor Evette speak at our graduation ceremony that was held outdoors in May of 2020, but her comments were abbreviated due to inclement weather conditions that day. We are honored that she is returning so that we can enjoy her inspirational comments in full this time around.”