About us

Pacer Times is the award-winning, student-run news organization at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Content is published weekly, along with daily or breaking news as necessary.

To purchase an advertisement or submit a letter to the editor, parties must contact the organization by email at pacertimes@usca.edu. Submissions are subject to rejection by the staff.

For questions or comments about the newspaper, contact Editor-in-Chief Cecilia Maddox by email at cmy@usca.edu.

Pacer Times is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and South Carolina Press Association.

Executive Staff


Cecilia Maddox, Editor-in-Chief

Cecilia Maddox is pursuing a fine arts degree, with a concentration in classical voice and a minor in communication. An Aiken native, Maddox currently resides in North Augusta, with a handsome husband named Cole.


Editorial Staff


Noelle Kriegel, News Editor

Noelle Kriegel is double majoring in Chemistry and English and is aiming towards a PhD in both subjects. She is hoping pursue a career in Scientific Journalism and bring a more artistic approach to technical research writing.


Michael Kuras, Sports Editor

Michael Kuras is an army veteran who is pursuing a degree in Communication. He hopes to have a career in journalism after graduation. Born in New Jersey, Michael moved to Aiken South Carolina with his wife Cassie and son Gabriel.


Staff Writers


Alaine Sullivan, Lead Reporter

Staff Adviser


Jeffrey Wallace

Jeffrey Wallace is an adjunct professor at USC Aiken and a retired editor of the Aiken Standard.

BA, Journalism (1970), University of South Carolina.