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Major gift will support sustainability, athletics and scholarships
Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo announced Sept. 26 that the University has received a significant gift from TD Bank Group (TD), a North American financial institution with operations in South Carolina. TD will donate a total of $5 million to CCU's Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, the 501(c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization that raises funds for CCU athletics, over a five-year period.
CCU board of trustees welcomes three new members
Marion Lee of Hemingway, Charles Lewis of Gaffney and George Mullen of Hilton Head Island have been selected to serve as members of Coastal Carolina University's board of trustees.
CCU announces 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year
Coastal Carolina University announced its 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year honorees at the University’s annual Founders Day convocation on Monday, Sept. 23, at Wheelwright Auditorium. Alexander D. Klaus is the Alumnus of the Year, and Amy McAllister is the Young Alumnus of the Year.
HCHEC awards scholarships to local students
The Horry County Higher Education Commission (HCHEC) recently awarded its annual scholarships to 25 high school seniors who are enrolled at Coastal Carolina University for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Award-winning photographer brings showcase to CCU
Award-winning photographer Daniel Farnum’s photo exhibition, “Young Blood: Michigan's Urban Youth,” opens Thursday, Oct. 10, and runs through Friday, Nov. 22. The artist will discuss his craft at a 2 p.m. gallery talk and at an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery. Both events and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
CCU business college readies for Wall Connections event
Wall College Connections, a signature event sponsored annually by the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Wall College of Business. This year's theme is "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Turning an Inspiration into a Vocation." This event is free and open to the public.
CCU’s theatre takes on ‘The Shape of Things'
Playwright Neil LaBute’s modern adaptation of the Adam and Eve story, “The Shape of Things,” will be staged in Edwards Theatre by Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Theatre. The show will run Thursday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 12, and Wednesday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 19, with 7:30 p.m. show times. There will be an additional matinee at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.
CCU honors supporters, alumni at annual Founders Day event
Coastal Carolina University honored seven individuals at its annual Founders Day convocation on Monday, Sept. 23 at Wheelwright Auditorium. The event included a new category honoring two distinguished alumni.
CCU initiates new anti-bullying program
Coastal Carolina University recently initiated a new interdisciplinary anti-bullying working group aimed at researching various ways to address issues related to intimidation.
CCU moves up in U.S. News and World Report 2014 ranking
Coastal Carolina University moved up slightly in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings.
Sheriff’s Foundation creates scholarship for CCU
The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County has created an endowed scholarship at Coastal Carolina University. The new scholarship is designed to benefit a deserving local student majoring in political science, social science, criminal justice or interdisciplinary studies. The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the 2014-2015 academic year.