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Meet the Teal Trailblazers

 ‌Taylor Determan    

Taylor Determan

Hometown:  Ashburn, VA

Major:  Marine Science

Why CCU?: I chose Coastal Carolina because of the amazing hospitality I experienced when I toured campus.  CCU has an amazing marine science program, and I have made lifetime friends here! Coastal Carolina University is definitely the best decision I have made in my life so far! GO CHANTS!


 Briana Dinkins    

Briana Dinkins

Hometown:  Sumter, SC

Major:  Sociology

Why CCU?: I graduated from a very small high school, so I wanted to go to a small college where I wouldn't get lost in the crowd.  I made a great decision because Coastal Carolina is a community.  My professors know my name and I never go anywhere on campus without seeing a familiar face.  I love CCU!


 Madison Eggenberger    

Madison Eggenberger

Hometown:  Jackson, TN

Major:  Marine Science

Why CCU?: I chose Coastal Carolina because it has one of the best marine science programs on the east coast.  My dream is to work with marine animals in the future and CCU has all the tools to help me accomplish this dream.  Although I'm 12 hours away from home in Tennessee, Coastal Carolina has become my new home away from home.  I fell in love with all that CCU has to offer--the small classes, the friendly students, and of course, the beach.  I love everything about Coastal!


 Shanice Gatling    

Shanice Gatling

Hometown:  Bamberg, SC

Major:  Early Childhood Education

Why CCU?: I first looked at CCU because my sister was a student here.  I transferred to Coastal Carolina for the excellent education program, and it was the right decision for me.


 Kristina Lewis    

Kristina Lewis

Hometown:  Gambrills, MD

Major:  Elementary Education

Why CCU?: I transferred to Coastal Carolina because it offers the best things about both big and small schools--you get the personal attention of a small school with all the opportunities of a large school.  As soon as I visited the campus I felt right at home and wanted to spend the rest of my academic career here.  There is truly something here for everyone.  We are all one big Coastal family! Go Chants!


 Connor Romito    

Connor Romito

Hometown:  Edgewood, KY

Major:  Marine Science

Why CCU?: I wanted a school where I didn't feel like a number.  As soon as I toured Coastal Carolina, I knew it was the right choice for me.  Small class sizes, a community, awesome professors and amazing people make it the school that I am proud to call home.


 Korinny Sanchez    

Korinny Sanchez

Hometown:  Taylors, SC

Major:  Theatre Arts B.F.A.

Why CCU?: I chose Coastal Carolina University for the theatre department.  I also liked how friendly and welcoming the faculty and staff were.  Overall, CCU felt like home and that made Coastal Carolina an easy choice.


 Harry Titus    

Harry Titus

Hometown:  Mayesville, SC

Major:  Elementary Education

Why CCU?: I chose Coastal Carolina for many reasons.  Everyone was so welcoming when I toured CCU's campus, and they made me feel comfortable here.  The class sizes are great, and it is easy to get one-on-one help from professors.  The great scholarship opportunities also played a huge role in my decision.