Grand Strand residents can begin or continue their college
education at the new Coastal Carolina University Higher Education
Center, which recently opened in Myrtle Beach. Located in Myrtle Square
Mall, the center features two 24-seat classrooms, a computer classroom
and a student workroom, which includes computers with Internet access.
Beginning with the fall 2001 semester, Coastal faculty members
will teach courses at the center in business, Spanish, theater and
Coastal's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services will
also use the center to offer a variety of non-credit and professional
"Coastal Carolina University has long been interested in having a
presence in Myrtle Beach," said Richard Weldon, director of continuing
education and external services for Coastal's E. Craig Wall Sr. College
of Business Administration. "This new facility gives Coastal a great
opportunity to reach so many more people who are interested in
obtaining their bachelor's degree. Courses will be conveniently offered
throughout the day and evening to meet the needs of individuals who
According to Weldon, many of the courses offered at the center are
ideal for students interested in Coastal's interdisciplinary studies
degree program, which focuses on skills and knowledge essential in
today's workplace such as management, organizational behavior, business
and professional writing, human resources, public relations and
interpersonal communications. Students can earn a bachelor's degree at
their own pace around their work schedules, says Weldon.
Also located in the new facility is Coastal's Small Business
Development Center, which had been housed in the E. Craig Wall Sr.
College of Business Administration building on campus. According to
Weldon, the majority of businesses that use the services offered by the
Small Business Development Center are from the Myrtle Beach area.