2024 Honors Convocation - Coastal Carolina University
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2024 Honors Convocation

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.


Conway Medical Center College of Health and Human Performance

Master of Science in Sport Management Treyton Stepler
Exercise and Sport Science Riley Melton
Health Administration Nadine Delucia
Nursing Leanne Burgos
Public Health Claire Cuenya
Recreation and Sport Management Avery McIlwaine


E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration

Master of Accountancy Lindsay Sollers
Master of Business Administration Raleigh Cook
Accounting Cooper Berry
Economics (B.S.B.A) Logan Miller
Finance Madelynn Lichty
Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management Maj Tomac
Management Grayson Elliott
Marketing Jordan Henne


Gupta College of Science

Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Mary Olsen
Master of Science in Information Technology Thomas Rice
Applied Mathematics Madison Marrs
Applied Physics Paige Richardson
Applied Statistics Shaila Iredale

Biochemistry Ana Pettijohn
Biology Kyla Thomas
Computer Science Grace McLewee
Engineering Science Brittany Whitehead
Information Systems Brooke Poulton
Information Technology Ashanti Pringle
Marine Science Lauren DeJong
Psychology Samantha Leo


HTC Honors College

Sustainability and Coastal Resilience Jenna Monroe 


Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences

Ph.D. in Education Shauna Schubiger
Master of Arts in Teaching Peyton Barrett
Master of Education in Educational Leadership Chad Hamilton
Master of Education in Instructional Technology Corinne Spisz
Master of Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture Chanté Oliver

Master of Education in Special Education Ryan D'Amicantonio
Anthropology and Geography Nancy Alvarez
Criminal Justice Derek Rogers

Early Childhood Education Kayla Kyles
Elementary Education Mollie Lomax
Middle Level Education Christina Evans
Physical Education Riana Hucks
Political Science Allison Bane
Sociology Sophia Bensch
Special Education Megan Gollin


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

Master of Arts in Communication Victoria Kyriakopoulos
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Johann Thorne
Master of Arts in Music Technology Joseph Groenwoldt
Master of Arts in Writing Brittany Davis
Art History Kristen Hogue
Art Studio Mattie Flading
Communication Emma Yacavone
Digital Culture and Design Kaylee Conklin
English Shiloh Bergman
Graphic Design Caroline Greene
History Thomas Benson
Intelligence and National Security Studies Clay Penegar
Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.I.S. Misa Baez

Journalism and Sports Media Jordan Moore
Languages and Intercultural Studies Tanja Warren
Music Joseph Mooney
Philosophy Tyler Hancock
Religious Studies Noah Carter
Theatre (B.A.) Teniia Micazia Brown
Theatre Arts (B.F.A.) Madi Daning
Visual Art Cebastian Erin Thompson

Visual Communication Design Madison Elwell

Recognitions and Awards

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

University Honors College Class of 2024

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.

Brown Scholars

The Brown Scholars are a select group of three to six Coastal Carolina University students who educate and mentor students in the Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute. The scholars are trained by the director and by the advisory board of  Each One Teach One. The scholars deliver workshops on life and leadership skills to middle and high school students in the Conway area.  Scholars are community leaders, enthusiastic educators, and caring role models.

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.