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Meet the Peer Leaders

Kate Antor

My name is Kate Antor and I’m a sophomore health promotion major. I’m originally from Michigan, but I’ve lived in Charleston, S.C., for about two years. I love Coastal; it’s like a second home to me. I love the people, professors, the beach and all the ways I can get involved on campus. I am a part of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Colleges Against Cancer club, and The National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going to the beach, and attending CCU’s tailgates and football games. I would love to travel someday and explore everything our world has to offer. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the freshmen. Enjoy this first year of college...do your best, have fun and get involved.

Kaitlyn Bailey

Hi everyone. I’m Kaitlyn Bailey, a senior communication major with specialization in public relations, and minor in business administration. I am passionate about leadership and making an impact: the two driving factors in becoming a Peer Leader for the First-Year Experience program. I am heavily involved in a variety of organizations – always running around CCU with something to do. If you see me on campus, don’t be afraid to say hi. I love to chat and am always eager to lend a helping hand. I hope your time at CCU is everything you imagine it to be. Get involved, have fun, and GO CHANTS!


Casey Blank

My name is Casey Blank. I’m a sophomore at Coastal Carolina University majoring in finance. I am from Middletown, Conn. Living far from home started tough, but I soon realized that Coastal is my new home. Here at Coastal I am a member of the field hockey team, as well as being active in on-campus community events. I enjoying going to the beach, hanging out with friends, playing field hockey and watching movies. College will be the best four years of your life. Keep this in mind every day, and enjoy every moment.


Carleigh English

Hi. My name is Carleigh English. I'm from North Jersey, just like many other students on this campus, and I'm here to help. Don't be afraid to ask me any questions. Here's a little bit about me: I enjoy relaxing with my friends and taking long walks. I love meeting new people and brightening up everyone’s day. A smile can go a long way, so enjoy your new home here at Coastal Carolina and don't be afraid to get involved.

Lauren Crider

I’m Lauren Crider and I’m a junior at Coastal Carolina University. I am very involved in the school community. I’m in a sorority called Alpha Xi Delta, in the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, a senator in student government, and I teach Zumba at the HTC Center. I am an exercise and sport science major and I hope to become a physician’s assistant in the emergency room. I love sports and I love to be active in my community. Please do not hesitate to ask me if you have any questions.

Jenna Curcura

My name is Jenna Curcura. This is my second year as a Peer Leader. At Coastal I am involved in Relay for Life and Phi Eta Sigma, a freshman honors fraternity. I am also a member of Alpha Delta Pi, where I serve on the executive board as membership education vice president. I am looking forward to being a Peer Leader again; I can't wait to meet all of the incoming freshman.

Marissa Kohan

Welcome freshman. My name is Marissa Kohan and I am a senior health promotion major with a business administration minor. I am from Pittsburgh, Penn., but attending Coastal was the best decision I have made. I love the beautiful weather, amazing campus, and the perfect class size to learn and receive attention from the great professors here at Coastal. My favorite spot on this campus is the Edwards courtyard. I am in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, serve on the executive board on the panhellenic community as vice president of membership development and programming, and work on campus in the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement. I love to go to the beach, read a great book, and meeting new people. Therefore, I cannot wait to meet you all and help you succeed as a first-year students here at Coastal Carolina University.

Nicole Hanley

Hi. My name is Nikkie Hanley and I'm a senior English major here at CCU. I’m originally from Massachusetts and the oldest of six. I've lived and worked here in Myrtle Beach for the last four years – the first stop of many in this crazy life. I am an avid reader and adventurer, always working on different projects. I am a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Golden Key honors societies, and the TOMS Club president here on campus. Communication and resilience have been keys to my successes here, but even more so, I have found that the best (and hardest) thing you can do is what you love. 

 ‌Nicole Hanley

Heather Williams

Hi. My name is Heather Williams. I’m originally from Nutley, N.J., and I am currently a sophomore majoring in marketing. In the future, I would love to do advertising work for nonprofit organizations and charities. I love getting involved on campus and I am a part of many organizations such as the Honors Program Activities Club, S.T.A.R, and Coastal Humanists. I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and attending pretty much every music event I can find. I hope that all first-year Chants will find that Coastal is much more than a school and that there is something for everyone to get involved in here. 

Emma Kroger

Hi. I'm Emma Kroger. I'm from the small town of Germantown, Ohio. I love it here at Coastal. I'm so happy with the experiences I've had so far. I'm an exercise and sport science major with a minor in psychology and hope to become an occupational therapist. I pole vault for the University's track team and that keeps me very busy. When I'm not at a sporting event, working with a club or on the track, I'm on the beach lazing in the sun. I'm here to help. I love sharing my adventures here at CCU and I can't wait to help others fall in love with Coastal as much as I have. Go Chants!

Teiara Turner

Hey, I'm Teiara Turner (I prefer Tee). I am a senior communication major with a minor in new media and digital culture. I'm from Columbia, S.C., and I am an only child. I absolutely love people; so any time I get to help someone, I do. I believe life offers so many opportunities to do so many things and because of that, I have a number of careers I want to pursue during my lifetime. I would like to be a photojournalist, a social worker for low-income communities, a teacher, and a humanitarian. I'm an upbeat person and I feel like if I can make at least one person smile, I've had a successful day.