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CCU honors convocation recognizes student achievement

May 8, 2012

Coastal Carolina University presented awards for faculty and student academic achievement and recognition at the annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 4 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

Departmental awards were presented to 42 students in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments and contributions to the academic quality of their respective departments. The following awards were presented:

E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration:

- Accounting - Michael Decker of Myrtle Beach

- Economics (B.S.B.A.) - Shawn Sayre of Hilliard, Ohio

- Economics (B.A.) - Ryan Van Horn of Myrtle Beach

- Finance - Kevin Sieger of Beaver Falls, Pa.

- Management - John Caddle of Myrtle Beach

- Marketing - Janna Cole of Johns Island

- Master of Accountancy - Meredith DeCenzo of Pawleys Island

- Master of Business Administration - Shri Chabba of Myrtle Beach

- Resort Tourism Management - Kristyn Clark of Hilton Head

Spadoni College of Education:

- Early Childhood Education - Deserae Layton of Warrenville

- Elementary Education - Elizabeth Schmidt of Cheverly, Md.

- Master of Arts in Teaching - Michele DeCaprio of Lindenhurst, N.Y.

- Master of Education - Education Leadership - Jennifer Holman of Georgetown

- Master of Education - Learning and Teaching - Rahnda Ford of Little River

- Middle Level Education - Joey Trail of Myrtle Beach

- Physical Education - Megan Connolly of Shrub Oak, N.Y.

- Special Education - Eileen O'Donnell of Myrtle Beach

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts:

- Art Studio � Emily Schrag of Simpsonville

- Communication � Jessica Cinardo of Lyndhurst, N.J.

- Dramatic Arts � Amy Edge of North Myrtle Beach

- English � Hannah Widdifield of Surfside Beach

- Graphic Design � Kayla Looysen of Lake Wylie

- History � Michael Locklear of Bennettsville

- Music � Haylie Long of Ash, N.C.

- Philosophy � Hans Sapochak of Myrtle Beach

- Political Science � Benjamin Counts of Myrtle Beach

- Spanish � Justin Purdy of Myrtle Beach

- Theatre Arts � Caleb Brannen of Greenwood

College of Science:

- Biology � Samuel Buzuleciu of Pawleys Island

- Bio-Chemistry � Kevin Dyer of Locke, N.Y.

- Chemistry � Sean Gilroy of Dunmore, Pa.

- Computer Science � Ruben Villao of Conway

- Computer Science/Information Systems � Joseph Russell of South Elgin, Il.

- Exercise and Sport Science � Thomas Niemela of Richmond, Va.

- Health Promotion � Deanna Havener of Goffstown, N.H.

- Marine Science � Laura Whitefleet-Smith of Worcester, Mass.

- Mathematics and Statistics � Sarah Sexton of Waynesboro, Va.

- Nursing � Amy DelBusse of Myrtle Beach

- Physics � Robert Louder of Mount Airy, Md.

- Psychology � Paige Naylor of Murrells Inlet

- Recreation and Sport Management � Joseph Grosso of Newton, N.J.

- Sociology � Michelle White of Myrtle Beach