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CCU President DeCenzo re-elected as board chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D., president of Coastal Carolina University, has been re-elected as chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. DeCenzo began his one-year term on Jan. 1.
“I look forward to serving another term as chairman of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium,” said DeCenzo. “The Consortium’s work is important to our state, and it is a pleasure to work with such an impressive board and outstanding staff."
DeCenzo, a native of Maryland, is the second president of CCU. Prior to his appointment as president, DeCenzo served as dean of CCU’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration from 2002-2006 and was named provost of the university from 2006-2007. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Master of Business Administration program in 2006.
DeCenzo attended the University of Maryland at College Park, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics (1978). He also earned a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis on labor economics (1980) and a Ph.D. in industrial relations (1981), both from West Virginia University. He then became a corporate trainer/employee development specialist with Blue Cross Blue Shield, an assistant professor at the University of Baltimore and a professor, scholar and administrator at Towson University in Baltimore. DeCenzo’s teaching and research interests have focused on management, human resource management and organizational behavior. He is the author or co-author of nearly 30 textbooks that are used widely at colleges and universities.
“I look forward to working with Dr. DeCenzo again this year in his role as board chairman,” said Rick DeVoe, executive director of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. “His leadership has been instrumental to the Consortium as it seeks to build on successes in serving the information needs of various stakeholders who depend on the coastal and marine resources of South Carolina.”
CCU’s Jackson Center for Ethics and Values names 2014 scholars
Five Coastal Carolina University students have been selected as the 2014 Jackson Scholars, a student leadership program sponsored by the University's Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values.
CCU’s Model UN brings home top honors
Students representing Coastal Carolina University’s Model United Nations team brought home five awards at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) competition, held in Atlanta Nov. 20 through 22.
Hinson family endows scholarship at Coastal Carolina University
The children of the late Wendell E. and Lucille Calhoun Hinson have established a scholarship at Coastal Carolina University in memory of their parents.
Hogue nominated for Sportscaster of Year
Matt Hogue, the “Voice of the Chanticleers” at Coastal Carolina University for 17 years, has been named a finalist for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Sportscaster of the Year for the state of South Carolina.
Registration is open for CCU’s lifelong learners
Registration is underway for the winter/spring term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Coastal Carolina University’s premier noncredit program for adult education opportunities. The course schedule is available online at coastal.edu/olli. Classes will be held at the outreach centers in Conway at the Coastal Science Center (301 Allied Drive), at the Myrtle Beach Education Center (900 79th Ave. N.) and in the new Litchfield Education Center (Litchfield Landing, 14427 Ocean Highway).
Trustees approve tobacco-free campus initiative
At its quarterly meeting Dec. 13, Coastal Carolina University’s board of trustees approved the adoption of an initiative that will begin the process of making CCU a tobacco-free campus.
Coastal Carolina University honors December 2013 graduating class
A total of 385 students marched in Coastal Carolina University’s fall commencement ceremony today at the University’s HTC Center; 516 students were eligible to receive degrees.
CCU Small Business Center sponsors conference for restaurants
The Restaurant Business Development Conference is being presented at Coastal Carolina University on Jan. 8 and 9, 2014, and registration is open now. The two-day conference is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC).