About The Department of Student Life

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Kate Torborg Vermilyea
Director of Student Life
Campus Center 116
843-208-8115 –  kvermilyea@uscb.edu
Originally from Armonk, New York, Kate has been the director of student life at USCB since 2005.  She received her bachelor of arts in art history from Ithaca College in 2001 and worked at an auction house in New York City for two years before realizing her passion was working with college students in transition.  Kate graduated from University of Delaware with a master of education in college counseling and student affairs practice in 2005.  Kate loves working with the orientation process, and advises the USCB Student Government Association.  In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, cooking and eating at local restaurants, and knitting.  Come visit Kate for a nice cup of tea or to discuss why New York pizza is next to Godliness. 
Alison Mathe
Assistant Director of Student Life
Campus Center 119
843-208-8052 –  amathe@uscb.edu
Ali comes to us from Ellicott City, Maryland.  She originally obtained her bachelor of science in criminology thinking she would fight the bad guys! Little did she know she was destined to work with the good guys in student life! She earned her master of arts in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Ali has worked at University of San Francisco and University of Tampa, and has discovered how exciting life can be with fewer than 2000 students. Ali enjoys baking (especially cake pops!), a good bargain, and traveling. Come visit Ali to talk about swimming with manatees and find out how even though a vegetarian, she still eats bacon!
Danielle Breidung
AmeriCorps Vista, Volunteer Coordinator
Campus Center 118
(843) 208-8362 - dbreidung@uscb.edu
Danielle Breidung is originally from Waunakee, Wisconsin, which is where she discovered her passion for service by participating in 4-H for ten years.  In December 2012, Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology with minors in Environmental Studies and Poverty and Human Capability Studies from Washington and Lee University.  After working in the Brazilian Amazon for two years as a liaison between agricultural cooperatives and nutraceutical companies in the United States, she returned to the United States in July 2014.  Shortly thereafter, Danielle began working at the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB).  As the Civic Engagement Coordinator, Danielle has the opportunity to collaborate with the Rotaract Club, Entrepreneurship Team, and Sand Shark Veterans. Additionally, she participates in a wide variety of coalitions, meetings, and events in order to strengthen USCB's relationships with community partners.  In the summer of 2015, Danielle will complete her AmeriCorps VISTA term of service and a master of education in international higher education from Loyola University Chicago.  In the future she plans to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer and eventually pursue a career involving public service, community development, and education.  Visit Dani to talk about studying abroad, her passion for travel and how you can get involved doing community service!