CCU faculty member is speaker for March luncheon
Fredanna A. D. M'Cormack McGough, associate professor of health promotion at Coastal Carolina University, was the guest speaker for the Inspiring Women's Luncheon held on March 24, 2015.
M'Cormack McGough joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2008. A veteran researcher, she received a grant to study the impact of the new healthcare policy on pregnant women and young mothers in her native Sierre Leone. Soon after her arrival there in May 2014, Ebola had spread to the country. Her role quickly changed from researcher to educator as her topic became an Ebola sensitization program.
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WIPL: Growing Strong
In the past eight years, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University has awarded $140,000 in scholarships to 102 Coastal Carolina students, 23 of whom have received scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. These scholarships have been made possible through the support of our members and WIPL donors.
A significant gift from Frugal Princess, Inc., allowed two deserving students to attend the prestigious Washington Internship Institute in Washington D.C. to study global women’s leadership development, and the third Mr. Scott Pyle and Dr. Pamela Pyle "Make a Difference" Scholarship has been awarded to Darcy Barr, a biology and health promotion double major who aspires to pursue osteopathic medicine. She is from Myrtle Beach, S.C.
WIPL reached a milestone when its endowed scholarship fund passed the $100,000 mark in 2013, generating enough for a $5,000 annual scholarship to be awarded. The first recipient of the Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Endowed Scholarship is Hailey Olson, a senior majoring in health administration. She is from Williamston, S.C.
2015 Celebration of Inspiring Women honors five women
As part of the fifth annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women, five women with ties to South Carolina were honored recently for their outstanding contributions to the state, the nation and the world. The Inspiring Women Awards were created as an important and lasting way to celebrate the incredible achievements of South Carolina women; since the program’s inception, 30 women have been recognized.