Students sit during USC's summer commencement on August 4, 2012.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An executive with Nickelodeon Networks Group is speaking at the University of South Carolina's winter commencement.
Florence native Marva Smalls is speaking at Monday's 3:30 p.m. ceremony for baccalaureate, master's and professional-degree recipients from all eight campuses.
The ceremony is being held in the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. The university expects to award 1,650 degrees from the Columbia campus and 850 degrees from branch campuses.
Smalls earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's in public administration from South Carolina.
She is executive vice president of public affairs and chief of staff at Nickelodeon Networks Group, where she helps direct financial resources, personnel and facilities for the company's New York, Los Angeles and international offices.