News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.
Business dean named interim provost at Coastal Carolina University
J. Ralph Byington, dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, has been named interim provost. Barbara Ritter, professor and chair of the college’s Department of Management and Decision Sciences, will serve as interim dean of the Wall College.
Local donors create scholarship for Women in Philanthropy and Leadership
Coastal Carolina University juniors and seniors are invited to apply for a new scholarship this fall, thanks to local residents Dr. Pamela Pyle and Scott Pyle.
CCU gains state approval for first Ph.D. program
The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education gave final approval recently to Coastal Carolina University’s first-ever doctoral program. CCU will begin offering a Ph.D. degree in marine science in 2014, pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is expected in the coming weeks.
WIPL scholarship endowment reaches $100,000 mark
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for Coastal Carolina University announces that its endowed scholarship fund has passed the $100,000 goal set by the group less than three years ago. The endowment will now generate a $4,000 scholarship each year, based on current yields. A single donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, contributed $15,000 to launch the campaign in September 2010 and recently made an additional $11,000 gift to bring the endowment to its current level.
CCU Bryan Art Gallery presents Wiersma solo exhibition
“Erin Wiersma: Solo Exhibition” will be on display in Coastal Carolina University’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery from July 8 to Aug. 23, with a closing reception on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 4:30 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public.