2022 Honors Convocation - Coastal Carolina University
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2022 Honors Convocation

Honors College Students

Honors Convocation Recognitions

Departmental Awards

Departmental Awards recognize outstanding academic accomplishments by students as well as contributions to the academic quality of the department. Candidates are nominated and selected by the college faculty. Select a student's name from the list below to learn more about their accomplishments.

E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration

Master of Accounting Christian Hanna
Master of Business Administration Ecaterina Soltoian
Accounting Trenton Friedman
Economics (B.A.) Riley Harrell
Economics (B.S.B.A) Bailey Rue
Finance Paris Miller
Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management Morgan Burdette
Management Christian Mitchell
Marketing Olivia Stringfield


Gupta College of Science

Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Sarah Wessinger
Santee Cooper Master of Science in Information Technology James Martin
Master of Science in Sport Management Mael Couteau
Applied Mathematics Riley Martin
Applied Physics Brandon Holladay
Biochemistry Klea Hoxha
Biology Madison Gentilo
Chemistry Dustin Lowe
Computer Science Kyler Febbroriello
Engineering Science Carissa Church
Exercise and Sport Science James Brown
Health Administration Hanna Deckert
Information Systems Michael Link
Information Technology Dawson Pickford
Marine Science Dean Wrobel
Nursing Rita Tahan
Psychology Devi Spletzer
Public Health Catherine McFadden
Recreation and Sport Management Brian Port


HTC Honors College

Women's and Gender Studies Callie Rogers 


Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences

Ph.D. in Education Amanda Darden
Master of Arts in Teaching Joseph Lopes
Master of Education in Educational Leadership Billy R. Gainus
Master of Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture Caroline Nicole Rogers
Master of Education in Special Education Kara Knab
Anthropology and Geography Izzabel Champ
Early Childhood Education Elizabeth Brown
Elementary Education Grace Weatherston
Middle-Level Education Amanda Grace Wilmoth
Physical Education Myles Kowalski 
Political Science Colin Keoghan
Sociology Brianna Martin
Special Education Patricia Lindley Still


Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Master of Arts in Communication Dahlia DeHaan
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Gina Ford
Master of Arts in Music Technology Melissa Martinez
Master of Arts in Writing Selena Mendoza
Art History Allison Cahill
Art Studio Samantha Senig
Communication, Media, and Culture Shelbi Ankiewicz
Digital Culture and Design Matthew Buck
English Sage Short
Graphic Design Desirae Jones
History Michaella Maddalena
Intelligence and National Security Studies Hannah Clegg
Interdisciplinary Studies Ola Louisa Watson
Languages and Intercultural Studies Madison Ketschek
Music Jordan Taylor
Philosophy Luciano Castro
Religious Studies Camryn Robinson
Theatre (B.A.) Christopher (Austin) Hoofnagle
Theatre Arts (B.F.A.) Adi Zacks
Visual Communication Design Jennifer Bien

Recognitions and Awards

In addition to the departmental awards, other students recognized at the Honors Convocation include the following:

University Honors College Class of 2022

The primary mission of the Honors College at Coastal Carolina University is to encourage and assist honors students in developing reasoning, intellectual, leadership, decision-making, organizational, and social skills through high-quality, challenging classroom instruction and participation in community service projects.

To read more about these students, you can check out the complete Honors College Class of 2022.

Dyer Fellows

The focus of the Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy is to engage students in active learning opportunities where they may gain knowledge in various areas of policy research. The goal is to provide students with experience that will connect academic theory to practice as well as foster the importance of civic-minded citizens.

Jackson Scholars

Students are chosen every other year for Coastal Carolina University’s two-year Jackson Scholars program, established in 2004 to cultivate and promote awareness in students of the importance of personal and professional integrity.

Swain Scholars

Established through the generous donation of Kenneth Swain of Myrtle Beach, the scholarship and credit-bearing Swain Scholars program develops students in community health outreach through coursework, training and internships.

Teaching Fellows

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is a scholarship program funded by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA). The program supports high-achieving South Carolina high school students who wish to pursue a degree in education. Following graduation, scholarship recipients must teach in a state public school for a minimum of three years. The Teaching Fellows receive professional development and as serve in leadership roles. CCU is one of only 11 institutions in the state identified as a Teaching Fellows Institution, and is highly competitive in receiving 20-25 students each year.

Wall Fellows

Founded in 1995, the University's Wall Fellows program is a unique organization designed to prepare top business, science and humanities students for high-level careers in major U.S. and international corporations and organizations.