The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized 395 graduates during fall convocation exercises held December 13, 2016 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. The following students from the Lakelands were among those who graduated:

Thomas Bucks of Belton

Megan Emily of Greenwood

Kenyon Roberson of Waterloo

Submitted by Carolyn Farr Shanesy

Submitted by Carolyn Farr Shanesy