Coastal Carolina University will recognize approximately 375
candidates for graduation during commencement exercises Saturday, Dec.
9 at 10 a.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Two hundred twenty-
nine fall candidates for graduation will be recognized, as well as 146
summer 2000 graduates. The public is welcome to attend.
Richard Koesterer, associate professor of biology at Coastal, will
deliver the commencement address.
Koesterer, a Fulbright Scholar in 1991 and 1992, was presented
with Coastal's 1999-2000 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. The
Teacher of the Year Award recognizes faculty who demonstrate excellence
in teaching. Koesterer joined the Coastal faculty in 1979 and was
coordinator of the interdisciplinary studies degree program for four
years and was director of freshman programs for two years.
Koesterer earned a bachelor's degree in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1975 in
biology from St. Louis University. Before joining the Coastal faculty,
Koesterer was a lecturer in the department of zoology at Kenyatta
University College in Nairobi, Kenya from 1975 to 1979.
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