2018 Honors Convocation
Honors Convocation Recognitions
- Departmental Awards
- Honors Program
- Dyer Fellows
- Jackson Scholars
- Swain Scholars
- Teaching Fellows
- Wall Fellows
- Distinguished Student
- Distinguished Teacher
- Distinguished Adviser
- In addition to those recognized at the Honors Convocation, the President's List includes students who have earned a GPA of 4.0 and Dean's List includes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher (3.25 for freshmen), during the spring or fall semester. The lists will be posted in mid-May.
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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. An asterisk indicates a student in the University Honors Program.
Accounting Dylan Boston
Anthropology and Geography Rachel Whyte
Art History Darrah Panzarella
Art Studio Aynslee van Graan
Biochemistry David Laws
Biology Emilie-Katherine Tavernier
Chemistry Mallory Byrne
Communication Megan Foster
Computer Science Junkai Xing
Dramatic Arts Megan Seier
Early Childhood Education Holly Hardee
Economics Christian Adams *
Elementary Education Caroline Rogers
English Madison Rahner
Exercise and Sport Science Alexandra Lucas *
Finance Patrick Dempsey *
Graphic Design Andrew Smith
Health Administration Michaela Kaltwasser
History Carlie Todd
Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management Bailey Clay
Information Systems Andrew Lewis
Information Technology Sean Timmons
Intelligence and National Security Studies Madison Nowlin *
Interdisciplinary Studies Robert Holmes
Management Emily Graham *
Marine Science Juliane Caughron *
Marketing Lisa Saguto
Mathematics Jolie Even *
Middle Level Education Paige Dieter
Music Christopher Wright *
Musical Theater Wesley Williams
Nursing Lou Anna Miller
Philosophy Garland Shrader
Physical Education Ashley Jordan
Physics Austin Smothers
Political Science Allie Sheets
Psychology Lucille Romanik *
Public Health Justin Lowes
Recreation and Sport Management Noah Lare *
Sociology Judith Roberto
Special Education Emily Neil
Theatre Arts Korilyn Hendricks
Master of Accountancy Elena Draiss
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Richard O’Leary
Master of Arts in Teaching–English Savannah Scarborough
Master of Arts in Writing Benjamin Counts
Master of Business Administration Alex Brinkmeier
Master of Education–Educational Leadership Cody Knight
Master of Education–Instructional Technology Michael Ballard
Master of Education–Learning and Teaching, Literacy Whitney Glenn
Master of Education–Special Education Shayla Anderson
Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Cathryn Wheaton
Master of Science in Information Systems Technology Ike Vayansky
Master of Science in Sport Management Thomas Cocke
Recognitions and Awards
In addition to the departmental awards, others students recognized at the Honors Convocation include the following:
The primary mission of the Honors Program 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Distinguished Student Award recognizes outstanding academic achievements by a senior student. Selected by a faculty committee with representatives from each college of the University, candidates have attained the endorsement of a faculty adviser and a record of academic honors throughout their enrollment at the University.
Carlie Todd will graduate from Coastal Carolina University with dual Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in both intelligence and national security studies and in history. She has worked as the project leader for the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University where she assists in research and publications on the Waccamaw region of South Carolina. She has worked as an archivist organizing and cataloguing various documents and recordings on the lives of African American soldiers in World War II. This archive is currently being added to the Library of Congress’s archival manuscript collection. She has engaged in various academic research including work on servicewomen of World War II, ISIS’s financial infrastructure, and the technological subversion of state and non-state actors in U.S. intelligence. A research paper she wrote on the local influenza pandemic won best overall paper at the Phi Alpha Theta history conference earlier this year. She has served as a campus leader both as a Jackson Scholar and as an SGA Senator. Her interests include 20th century American history, women’s and gender history, U.S. national security threats, and Sunni Islamic militancy. Todd plans to pursue a doctorate in American history. Todd is from Charlotte, N.C.
The Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award recognizes excellence in teaching. A student committee chaired by the vice president of the Student Government Association and composed of two representatives from each of the colleges solicits nominations from students. The eight leading candidates receive classroom visitations from at least two members of the committee. The final four candidates are interviewed by the entire committee.
Associate professor of politics, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Distinguished Collegiate Adviser of the Year award recognizes excellence in advising. A student committee chaired by the vice president of policy of the Student Government Association and composed of two representatives from each of the colleges solicits nominations from students. The leading candidates submit resumes and letters of recommendation, and the awardees are selected by the committee.
Academic adviser in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration