Twenty-six Georgetown County high school graduates recently
completed Coastal Carolina University's 2001 College Jumpstart program.
Twenty-five of the students have been accepted by a college or
university while one student plans to enter the military.
The following students completed the program: (Andrews High
School) Juanita Alford, Aisha Anderson, Patrice Cumbee, Johneita
Flagler, Jerrawi Gowdy, Aja Grant, Shauntella Grant, Lauren Knowlin,
Tammy Nelson, Latoya Reed and Destinye Sanders; (Carvers Bay High
School) Kelveina Davis, Kiamesha Myers, Richlyn Neal, Deshantell
Singleton, Sharee Wright and Taree Wright; (Georgetown High School)
Christopher Bradshaw, Rita Cordell, Melissa Jordan, Jessica Knox,
Kristina Love, Tiffany Moore and Sucesse Shackleford; (Waccamaw High
School) Kristina Patterson and Samantha Todd.
A total of $22,300 has been awarded in scholarships, stipends and
support services. Fourteen of the students have been awarded
scholarship funds through the program ranging from $500 to $1,000. The
funds were provided by the Coastal Carolina University Georgetown
Campus Advisory Committee and Georgetown County Council. Eleven
students were awarded stipends provided by the Workforce Investment Act
of Waccamaw Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $1,118 to
assist with college expenses.
In its seventh year, College Jumpstart is a six-week non-credit
program designed to assist high school graduates with academics.
Participating students took English 100, Math 100 and College Survival
Skills, a course designed to assist students with goal setting, test
taking, time management and study skills. Twenty-two of the students
worked part-time for Georgetown County.
The Jumpstart program was led by Sharon Hughes, director of
Coastal's Georgetown campus. Instructors for the program were Coastal
faculty members Joanne Duvall (math), Ron Mitchell (college survival
skills) and Sally Purcell (English).
College Jumpstart is funded by a grant from the Workforce
Investment Act of Waccamaw Regional Planning Commission; support from
Santee Cooper, International Paper, Low Country Forest Products; and an
allocation from Georgetown County Council to the Coastal Carolina
University Georgetown Campus Advisory Committee.