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WIPL announces 2015-2016 scholarship recipients

Twenty-six Coastal Carolina University students have been awarded scholarships totaling $29,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year through Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL). The 2015-2016 recipients are from eight states, including 16 from South Carolina. Since 2007, WIPL has provided 151 scholarships for deserving Coastal Carolina University students.

The organization reached a milestone in 2013 when its endowed scholarship fund passed the $100,000 mark, with the potential to generate a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded each year. The second Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Legacy Endowed Scholarship was awarded for the fall 2015 semester.

Recipients of the WIPL Annual Scholarships including donor/honoree-sponsored scholarships, the Mr. Scott Pyle and Dr. Pamela Pyle “Make a Difference” Scholarship, and the Legacy Endowed Scholarship (as indicated) are:

Jennifer Barker of North Andover, Massachusetts, a junior majoring in accounting

Emilee Best of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a junior majoring in elementary education
Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation in Memory of Grace Jolly Ewing

Caitlynn Chavis of Beaufort, South Carolina, a senior majoring in recreation and sport management
In honor of Susan O'Malley, 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Speaker

Aviel Chism-Parks* of Columbia, South Carolina, a senior majoring in communication

Samantha Fallone of Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey, a junior majoring in marine science

Cristina Gallitto of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a senior majoring in health promotion major
Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation in Memory of Mary Jane Sanders

Danielle Guy of Brownstone, Pennsylvania, a sophomore majoring in marine science

Kayla Harllee of Graniteville, South Carolina, a junior majoring in art studio

Shelby Hubbard* of Burlington, Vermont, a senior majoring in accounting
Myrtle Beach Automotive

Jessica Hucks of Conway, South Carolina, a senior majoring in communication
Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation

Jessica Hughes of Longs, South Carolina, a junior majoring in accounting

Alia Johnson of Summerville, South Carolina, a sophomore majoring in biology

Shannon C. Kelahan-Pierson* of Phoenix, Arizona, a senior majoring in marine science

Emily Kim of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, a junior majoring in marketing and economics
In honor of Laura Schroff, 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Speaker

Carly Land of Damascus, Maryland, a sophomore majoring in marine science
The Sun News Educational Foundation

Ashley Mattocks* of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a senior majoring in elementary education
Mr. Scott Pyle and Dr. Pamela Pyle “Make a Difference” Scholarship

Lauren Mazzei of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a junior majoring in communication
The Sun News Educational Foundation

Grace Morrison of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, a junior majoring in management
Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach in honor of Ruth F. Walker

Angelica Mourges of Torrington, Connecticut, a senior majoring in early childhood education
Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation

Rayne Newswanger* of Hegins, Pennsylvania, a senior majoring in marine science
Aramark Campus Services

Hailey Olsen* of Williamston, South Carolina, a senior majoring in health administration
WIPL Legacy Endowed Scholarship

Elizabeth Reid of Athens, Pennsylvania, a sophomore majoring in marketing

Erin Ryan of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a sophomore majoring in art studio

Ian Socha of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a senior majoring in biochemistry

Raymond Taylor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies
The Sun News Educational Foundation

Denzel Washington of Conway, South Carolina, a sophomore majoring in economics
Aramark Campus Services

*Indicates multiple-year WIPL scholarship recipient

WIPL is an organization actively seeking to improve the lives of students at CCU and make a difference in the greater community through their donations of time, talent and resources. WIPL provides scholarships to deserving students and supports programs that create leadership opportunities for students across all academic disciplines. The organization’s signature event is the Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women; the sixth annual event will be held Feb. 10-11, 2016, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.