2020 Honors Convocation - Coastal Carolina University
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2020 Honors Convocation

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.

Undergraduate Programs

Accounting Michael Stearns
Applied Mathematics Jeremiah Dunivin
Applied Physics Adam Goga
Anthropology and Geography Billie Rogers
Applied Mathematics 
Applied Physics 
Art History Melissa Hydock
Art Studio Ramsey Diven
Biochemistry Cameron Carroll
Biology Kyra Ricci
Communication Madeline Filling
Computer Science Zhiyong Yang
Digital Culture and Design Royson Laclé
Early Childhood Education Kelsey O’Neill
Economics (B.S.B.A.) Andrew Jones
Elementary Education Caitlyn Hinnerschitz
Engineering Chloe Keller
English Allison Mitchell
Exercise and Sport Science Jenna Thompson
Finance Sunneva "Sunny" Sigurvinsdóttir
Graphic Design Nellie Grey Eckert
Health Administration Dipal Parekh
History Bailey Gordon
Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management Lauren Clements
Information Systems Alexander Heiberg
Information Technology Michael Herbst
Intelligence and National Security Studies Eliecer Fernandez
Interdisciplinary Studies Michelle Rashid
Languages and Intercultural Studies Audrey Oien
Management Ja’Quan Beckett
Marine Science Cori Carlston
Marketing Stephanie Henning
Middle Level Education Jillian Kucic
Music Ian Mahaffey
Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) Chloe Belongilot
Nursing Christina Stanko
Philosophy Lauren Palazuelos
Physical Education Andrew Lovell
Political Science Isiuwa Oghagbon
Psychology Hannah Cherewko
Public Health Erica Richardson
Recreation and Sport Management Brenden Reeverts
Sociology Nickolis Winslow
Special Education, Multi-Categorical Morgan Elliott
Theatre (B.A.) Jimmy Jester 
Theatre Arts (B.F.A.) Lillian Shoji

Graduate Programs

Master of Accountancy Anna Howard
Master of Arts in Commuication Rachel Abarbanell
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Hattie Jordan
Master of Arts in Music Techology Timothy Hardwick
Master of Arts in Teaching Martin Dolly
Master of Arts in Writing Madison Rahner
Master of Business Administration Savannah Campbell
Master of Education in Educational Leadership Alicia Strickland
Master of Education in Instructional Technology Leah Poston
Master of Education in Language, Literacy and Culture Earth Wactor
Master of Education in Special Education Kevin Rigopoulos
Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Madison Fink
Master of Science in Information Systems Technology Michael Bunker
Master of Science in Sport Management Stratford Slater Jr.

Recognitions and Awards

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

University Honors College Class of 2020

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.

See the Honors College Class of 2020 »

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.