TD Sports Complex Dedicated
Coastal Carolina University officially named its combined athletic facilities the TD Sports Complex during a dedication ceremony on Sept. 12, 2014. The complex encompasses the University's football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and women's lacrosse venues.
In September 2013, CCU received a significant gift from TD Bank Group (TD), a North American financial institution with operations in South Carolina. According to the gift agreement, TD is donating a total of $5 million over a five-year period to CCU's Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, the 501(c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization that raises funds for CCU athletics.
In addition to supporting the TD Sports Complex, CCU’s sustainability program is an important focus of the gift agreement, in line with TD’s commitment to the environment as a core corporate responsibility. CCU’s sustainability program is called the TD Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative and is branded “Sustain Coastal.” CCU’s sustainability programs on campus bear the TD logo, including water-refilling stations, recycling bins, Bicycle FixIt Stations, tailgate bags and produce bags. Campus sustainability events and student groups also incorporate the TD partnership, including the TD Farmers Market and Sustainability Fair, the TD Eco-Reps Leaders and the TD Student Green Team. Gift funds also provide support for athletic programs and fund scholarships.
Read more at: www.coastal.edu/TDsportscomplex.
Thompsons Recognized for Donation and Spirit
Marjorie and Lance Thompson and their daughter, Savannah, 18, were honored during the CCU-Elon game on Sept. 27, 2014.
The family was recognized for a contribution to the baseball/softball complex project, and Savannah was recognized for the award she received last spring at the Athletic Banquet. The award is now known as the Savannah Thompson Humanitarian Award.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) nominated Savannah Thompson for the Community Service Award presented at the 2014 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards. Because of her involvement with the student-athletes and commitment to the Chants, the award was renamed the Savannah Thompson Humanitarian Award in her honor.
"Savannah embodies what it means to be a Chant for Life as she is a true inspiration to all," said Cari Rosiek, associate athletic director. "Her ability to make a difference has a positive impact on the student-athletes, administrators and coaching staffs. We are grateful to Savannah and her family for their generous support."
Watch the video of Savannah that was shown during the 2014 banquet.
Hinson Family Endows Scholarship
The children of the late Wendell E. and Lucille Calhoun Hinson recently established a scholarship at Coastal Carolina University in memory of their parents.
Karen Hinson Ligon, Charles A. Hinson and Keith C. Hinson made the initial contribution to establish the scholarship, and more than 90 individuals and businesses have contributed memorial donations toward the fund.
The Wendell and Lucille Calhoun Hinson Endowed Scholarship will benefit students who are native residents of Horry or Georgetown counties and are enrolled in majors in CCU’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration or the Spadoni College of Education. One scholarship will be awarded each academic year.
Wendell E. Hinson was a native of Conway, S.C., and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He developed Apache Campground and Myrtle Beach Travel Park in Myrtle Beach. He died in December 2012. Lucille Calhoun Hinson taught in the Horry County Schools until her retirement. She died in August 2012.
Members of the Hinson family are longtime supporters and benefactors of Coastal Carolina University. Keith Hinson, founder of Waccamaw Land and Timber Company, has served on the Coastal Educational Foundation since 2005 and is a former chair of the Wall College Board of Visitors. Charles A. Hinson is also a former member of the Wall College Board of Visitors. Both Keith and Charles are alumni of CCU. The Hinson family donated land near Sandy Island to CCU that became the first tract in the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.
Diane Silipigni Memorial Scholarship Created
A memorial scholarship has been named for a former Coastal Carolina University student who was killed tragically in 1987 in a jogging accident.
The Diane Silipigni Memorial Scholarship is available to CCU students through an endowed scholarship established by Meril and Richard Silipigni of Brigantine, N.J., in memory of their daughter. June 10 is the 25th anniversary of her death.
"Coastal meant a great deal to Diane," said Richard Silipigni. "She enjoyed being there and during those years blossomed into a mature young lady. The University did a lot for her and helped us through a tough time as parents. We will always remember the many contributions to our daughter and family that Coastal willingly extended including the dedication of the pear tree and memorial plaque. We are pleased that this scholarship will assist another Coastal student in Diane's memory."
Students are invited to apply for the scholarship, and preference will be given to those with at least a 3.0 GPA. Recipients may re-apply for continuation each academic year.
Gifts can be made to the "Diane Silipigni Memorial Scholarship" fund by contacting the Office for Philanthropy at (843) 349-2007, by mail at Coastal Carolina University, Office for Philanthropy, Attn: Diane Silipigni Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 261954, Conway, S.C., 29528-6054, or online via the link in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
How To Reach Us
CCU Office for Philanthropy
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054