Leslie Jordan Elliott of Nichols, S.C., has received Coastal
Carolina University's President's Award for Academic Achievement. The
award was presented to her during Coastal Carolina University's
December Commencement ceremony, held Dec. 9 at the Myrtle Beach
Convention Center. The award is given to the graduating senior with the
highest cumulative grade point average.
Elliott earned a perfect 4.0 for all her collegiate work and
graduated summa cum laude with a double major in mathematics and
A graduate of Green Sea Floyds High School, Elliott has been an
Horry County Higher Education Commission Scholar for four years. She is
also the recipient of Coastal's College of Natural and Applied Science
Dean's Performance Award, the College of Education Board of Visitors
Distinguished Senior Award and the South Carolina Council of Teachers
of Mathematics Scholarship.
During her collegiate career, Elliott was an active member of Pi
Mu Epsilon, the national honors society for mathematics students and
she did her teaching internship at Conway High School. She plans to
teach mathematics in an area high school.
More than 300 graduates were recognized at the ceremony. Richard
Koesterer, associate professor of biology at Coastal, gave the