Coastal Carolina University has two new billboards in the community, donated by the Burroughs & Chapin Co. and Coastal Outdoor Advertising.
The billboards, which showcase five outstanding faculty members from each of the University's four academic colleges and Kimbel Library, are located on U.S. 17 Bypass between 38th and 48th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach, and on U.S. 501 about 1.5 miles east of the Marion Bypass.
"We are grateful to Burroughs & Chapin for this opportunity to recognize our faculty," said University President David A. DeCenzo. "These five professors are symbolic of the strength of our entire outstanding faculty." CCU has approximately 335 faculty members and 83 percent of those have doctoral or terminal degrees.
Featured on the boards are Var Limpasuvan, professor of physics; Casey Schacher, emerging technologies librarian; Jerome Christia, associate professor of marketing; Sharon Thompson, professor of health promotion; and Steve Hamelman, professor of English.
Jim Apple, CEO of Burroughs & Chapin Co., said the company recognizes the educational and cultural contributions that the University makes to the overall community as well as its impact on elevating the quality of the local workforce. "This is our opportunity to help promote awareness of the high caliber of Coastal Carolina's faculty," said Apple, "and of the importance that we attach to having a vibrant, higher educational institution like CCU as one of the key building blocks of a healthy future for our area."