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The HTC Honors College congratulates its class of 2021.

About the Honors Class of 2021

The HTC Honors College congratulates its students graduating with University Honors. Each student has completed a rigorous curriculum consisting of at least 24 credit hours of honors courses while maintaining at least a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Each honors student also completes a final honors thesis or project, which is presented in a public forum, such as a conference. Congratulations to the class of 2021!

Claire Alverson is an exercise and sport science major from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a member of the CCU Dance Team and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Alverson was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is also a recipient of the University Scholar Award.

Nathen Andrews is from Uniontown, Pa., majoring in exercise and sport science. Anderson is a member of the Student Chanticleer Athletic Foundation. He was awarded the Exercise and Sport Science Student of the Year. He has been named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. He is a recipient of the Provost’s Scholarship Award and University Scholar Award. Andrews plans on pursuing physical therapy at Ohio University after graduation.

Michelle Andrus is an elementary education major from York, S.C. While at CCU, Andrus was avidly involved in the Teaching Fellows program. She was also a member of the Student South Carolina Education Association (S-SCEA), the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program, LIFE Program academic mentor, the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, and the Chanticleer Regiment color guard. Andrus’ honor thesis, Discovering the Formation of Sound, has been accepted for publication in the Science and Children journal. She has also completed research titled "The Relationship between Classroom Distractions and Off-Task Students," which she presented at the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators and the ATE national conference. After graduation, she plans to teach in South Carolina and pursue graduate studies in instructional technology.

Kaitlin Beasley-Polko is from Leonardtown, Md., and is a dual major in biology and marine science. She was the pitcher for the CCU softball team. She was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List, and is a recipient of the softball scholarship award. Beasley-Polko plans to pursue her master’s degree after graduation.

Mason Beattie is from Seneca, S.C., and is an information systems major with a minor in language and intercultural studies. Beattie was named to the President’s List for six semesters and the Dean’s List for one semester. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and an information systems tutor for the computer science department. He was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Student of the Year for the information systems major, as well as the 2018 Sophomore of the Year for the language and intercultural studies department. His honors thesis is a translation application titled "EZ-Translate" and will be used as a translation service while within another desktop application. His thesis is being assisted by Professor Paul Cerkez. After graduation, Beattie plans to work in the field of digital forensics as a malware analyst, with a long-term goal of being an incident responder.

Allison Beirne is an economics major from Charleston, W.Va. Beirne was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a recipient of the LIFE Scholarship and the Merit Scholarship from CCU. After graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree in business and a career as a data analyst.

Savannah Billings is from Center Ossipee, N.H. She is an interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in botany, sociology, and a sustainability certificate. Billings is a member of the Solar Ambassador team at CCU. She was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List while at the University. Billings plans to move to California to pursue a career in sustainability after graduation.

Meg Blake is from Corry, Pa., and is a marketing major with a minor in economics. Blake is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She has been named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship, the Provost’s Scholarship, and the University Scholar Award. After graduation, she plans to get a job in marketing research so she can pursue
her MBA.

Maria Boissonneault is a theatre arts major from Portland, Maine. She entered CCU as a member of the HTC Honors College with the support of Coastal Scholar, University Scholar, and Theatrical Performance awards and scholarships. While at the University, Boissonneault was named to the President’s List for three semesters and the Dean’s List for four semesters. She has performed in CCU Mainstage productions and cabarets, most notably Steel Pier and Legally Blonde. She has also been active in Dance Company and Dance Club, creating and performing original choreography with her peers. She is also a proud member of the Upstage Theatre Company. When not on the stage, she could be seen leading a group of prospective students and families around the campus as a Teal Trailblazer tour guide. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to continue her training and will pursue her vision of becoming an established and accomplished live theater performer.

Emily Brenner is from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and is a history major and religious studies minor with a cultural heritage studies certificate. She was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List and was awarded a scholarship from Women in Philanthropy and Leadership. She was a Prince Fellow with the history department and treasurer of the History Club. Her thesis was titled "Roman-Egyptian Contact in the Early Roman Empire: Its Impact on Roman Art and Religion." After graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in public history with a specialization in archival practices.

Lily Bryant is from Dillon, S.C., and is an English major with minors in women’s and genders studies, and marketing. While at CCU, Bryant was named to the President’s List every semester and has been a part of the Phi Eta Sigma and Triota honor societies. She was named Freshman of the Year for the English department (2018-2019) and was awarded a Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Endowed Scholarship (2020-2021). Bryant’s honors thesis, "Come as You Are," is a creative writing portfolio centered around her religious upbringing. She recently completed an Edwards College Research Fellowship discussing the relationship between racial issues and the Evangelical Church in the U.S. Since her sophomore year, she has been the president of CCU’s Her Campus chapter and advanced the chapter to a Diamond ranking, placing the group within the top ten percent of chapters internationally. She was also awarded a place in the United Nations Global Youth Corps program, allowing her to intern with The Coastal Observer as a reporter for the Spring 2021 semester. Finishing her degree a year early through the Degree in Three program, Bryant hopes to take a year to work for a magazine or nonprofit centered on social justice issues and return to her education for a master’s degree.

Grace Carrino is from Greensboro, N.C., and is majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sexual behavior and a minor in women’s and gender studies. Carrino has been named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is the student representative for the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board as well as the co-founder and president of the Birds and Bees sexual health and wellness club. Carrino’s research, titled "College Students’ Attitudes towards Physical and Online Sex Workers," was chosen to be presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition. After graduation, she plans to continue her education in graduate school for sex therapy and counseling.

Caitlin Childers is from Gaffney, S.C., and is majoring in art history and graphic design and receiving a cultural heritage certification. She was president of CHROMA in Spring 2019 and Fall 2020. She was also secretary of the History Club in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Childers was on the President’s List in Fall 2017 and the Dean’s List in 2018-2020. She is the recipient of the Ronald McDonald House Scholarship, the S.C. LIFE Scholarship, the President’s Scholar Award, and the Visual Arts Performance Award. Following graduation, Childers plans to work in museum education.

Abbie Childs is from Huntsville, Ala., and is majoring in interdisciplinary studies and animal rescue sciences. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, the Delight Women’s Ministries, and the Student Chanticleer Athletic Foundation. She was named to the President’s List. Her scholarships include the President’s Scholar Award and the University Scholar Award. Her honors thesis is focused on a business plan for opening a nonprofit animal shelter titled, "No Longer Turning a Blind Eye: The Truth behind the Need for Opening an Animal Rescue." After graduation, Childs plans on continuing to work in the animal rescue field and animal control until she can open up her own rescue center.

Kayla Christofferson is from Parsippany, N.J., and is majoring in marine science. She is a member of the Pre-vet Club and the Swimming Club. She was named to the Dean’s List. Her honors thesis is titled "Organic Matter Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Coastal Sands of Long Bay, South Carolina." After graduation, Christofferson plans on continuing her education both in the workplace and at graduate school for veterinary medicine.

Tyra Countiss is a biology major from California, Md. While at CCU, Countiss was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and has been awarded the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship. Countiss’ thesis is titled "Initial investigation of wildflower honey using headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for geographical information," which was presented at the South Carolina INBRE Science Symposium and the Undergraduate Research Competition. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in microbiology.

Kylee DeFrese is from Peconic, N.Y., and is majoring in psychology with a minor in criminology. While at CCU, she was named to the Dean’s List and has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship. DeFrese was also involved with the Sociology and Criminology Club. Her thesis is titled Social Media Dependency and College Student Adjustment. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the criminal justice field.

Jordan Donald is from Memphis, Tenn., and is majoring in recreation and sport management with a minor in business administration. He is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and a Sun Belt Champion. Donald plays on the Chanticleer football team. After graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in recreation and sport management.

Brooke Dunnery is from Rocky Hill, Conn., and has attained a major in marine science and a minor in chemistry in three years from CCU, while maintaining her standing on the President’s List every semester. One of her favorite undergraduate experiences was studying abroad in Scotland, which sparked her interest in water quality and chemical/physical oceanography. Dunnery continued exploring the field with Professor Louis Keiner while completing her thesis, Determination and Characterization of Deep-Water Renewal Events in Loch Etive. During her second and third years at CCU, Dunnery worked with Professor Bryan Wakefield to synthesize a phidianidine structural analogue. She presented this research, titled "Synthesis of a phidianidine analogue containing a 2,4-disubstituted oxazole ring in place of a 1,2,4-oxadiazole ring" (available on YouTube), at the 2021 SC INBRE Science Symposium. While at CCU, Dunnery was an active member of the Coastal Sea Turtle Club, the Women in STEM Fellowship Club, the CCU chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Coastal Carolina Saltwater Anglers Club. She was vice president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Club and was also an appointed and trained participant serving on the University’s Student Conduct Board. After graduation, Dunnery plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry to study the synthesis, mechanism of action, and biological activity of natural products.

Will Durbin is a political science major from Beaufort, S.C. While at CCU, Durbin was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. He also served as president of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity and the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society. His honors thesis, "Constitutional Interpretation as a Defense Against Tyranny," was published by VoegelinView. After graduation, he plans on attending law school at West Virginia University College of Law.

Caroline Durham is from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and is a public health major with a double minor in communication and psychology. While at CCU, she was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and has been awarded the Jewel Clemmons Swain Scholarship. She is also president of Eta Sigma Gamma, the public health honor society. She was also awarded the South Carolina Scholar Award and Coastal Choice Award. Durham studied abroad her freshman year in Tanzania, where she met with community groups and visited local clinics, hospitals, and the Ifakara Health Institute, which conducts clinical trials research on malaria. She was also an international volunteer in Colombia, where she taught English and organized activities for children undergoing cancer treatment. Durham’s honors thesis, "Gun Violence: An Analysis of Public Perception and Experience in the Southeast," will be presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition at CCU and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. After graduation, her plans are to pursue a nursing degree at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Andrew Einhorn is from Fairfax Station, Va., and is a marine science major with minors in applied mathematics and coastal geology. Einhorn is a member of the Fishing and Archery Club. He has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. His honors thesis, "Investigation of Diatom Assemblages in Oxbow Lake Deposits as an Indicator of Extreme Inland Flooding in Northeastern South Carolina," was presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition. Einhorn has also been a part of multiple research projects under the advisement of professors Zhixiong Shen and Paul Gayes. He studied abroad in Scotland. Einhorn plans to attend the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in pursuit of a master’s degree in geophysics on a research assistantship under Professor Andy Mahoney. His master’s degree will be focused on the dramatic volume and characterization changes of ice and coastal regions in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

Mackenzie Gibbs is from Atlanta, Ga., and is a biology major. While at CCU, Gibbs was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List and was a member of the women’s soccer team. Gibbs’ honors thesis is about the influence of gut microbiota in development of Alzheimer’s disease, which was presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school.

Tyler Gross is a special education major with a minor in criminology from Myrtle Beach, S.C. While at CCU, she has been named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. Gross has been awarded the Teach Grant, the S.C. LIFE Scholarship, the Teal Scholar Award, and the HCHEC Why I Love Coastal Carolina University Scholarship. She is also the Honor’s Award recipient for special education for 2020-2021 and a Dyers Fellow for 2019-2020. While at CCU, she was president of the Council for Exceptional Children, secretary for Kappa Delta Pi, and president of the University’s chapter of the South Carolina Education Association. She was also a residential LIFE mentor and a member of the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program. Gross presented her honors thesis, "Using Creative Writing and Literacy to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline," at the Undergraduate Research Competition. After graduation, she will continue her master’s degree in special education, focused on students with emotional behavior disorders and plans to teach for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Ashton Harrison is from Clemson, S.C., and is an elementary education major. While at CCU, she was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and was awarded the Coastal Scholar Award. Harrison’s honors thesis is titled "The Relationship between Classroom Distractions and Off-Task Students" and was presented at the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators conference and at the National Association of Teacher Educators (NATE) conference. After graduation, she plans to pursue graduate studies in human resources and teach full time in South Carolina.

Kaitlyn Harrison is from Georgetown, S.C., and is a music major with a minor in business administration. While at CCU, she performed in shows such as Pop 101 and Acoustic Songbook. She was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. Harrison is the recipient of the Margaret Millus Scholarship Award, the Music Scholarship Award, the Provost’s Scholarship, the Palmetto Fellows, and the S.C. LIFE Scholarship. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in songwriting and performing.

Rebecca Hight is from Lancaster, Pa., and is a biology major with minors in chemistry and applied mathematics. While at CCU, Hight has been on the President’s List or Dean’s List every semester. She received the Unsung Hero award during the Student Involvement and Leadership Awards ceremony. She has worked for University Recreation as a fitness instructor, multiple research mentors, and multiple campus ministry programs. Hight plans on presenting her honors thesis on bacteriophages and genes at the SEA Symposium this spring. Following graduation, Hight plans on continuing her education in graduate school to become a physician assistant.

Caroline Hopkins is from Greer, S.C., and is a biology major with minors in chemistry and statistics. While at CCU, she was executive vice president of the Student Government Association and captain of the Chanticleer Dance Team. She was a member of the Doctors of Coastal Pre-Med Club, the American Sign Language Club, the Tri-Beta biological sciences honor society, the Rotaract Club, a Moment of Magic, and Bench to Bedside. Hopkins is a recipient of the President’s Scholar Award, the S.C. Palmetto Fellows, the S.C. Palmetto Fellows Enhancement, the CCU Palmetto Scholarship, and the SGA vice president stipend. Following graduation, she plans to take an internship at a local plastic surgery office. She then plans to start medical school in Fall 2022 with aspirations of becoming a reconstructive plastic surgeon.

Lynsey Isner is from Barboursville, W.Va., and is a marine science major. She was the vice president of Aqua League and member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society. Isner completed her thesis research under the advisement of Professor Dan Abel, studying the abundance of sharks around local Grand Strand piers. She was named to both the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a recipient of the President’s Scholar Award, the Athenaeum Scholar Award, and the University Scholar Award. Following graduation, she plans to attend the University of Miami to complete her graduate work in the M.P.S Marine Mammal Science program.

Kaylee Kaczvinsky is an exercise and sport science major from Sunset Beach, N.C. She is a member of the Doctors of Coastal Club, and was named to the Dean’s List. Kaczvinsky is a recipient of the University Scholar Award and Teal Scholar Award. After graduation, she plans on applying for a job where she can explore and focus on the field of exercise and sport science.

Garrett Kalenick is an economics major from Island Lake, Ill. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He is a Degree in Three student and a recipient of the University Scholar Award. After graduation, Kalenick will pursue his master’s degree at the University.

James Klein is a marine science major from Weston, Conn. While at CCU, he has been awarded a certificate in geospatial technologies. Klein has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List, and was awarded the President’s Scholarship. His thesis, "A sclerochronological analysis of Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in North Inlet estuary, South Carolina," was presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition. After graduation, Klein will begin a research assistantship and pursue a master’s degree in coastal sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Kelsey Kopec is from Stamford, Conn., and is a communication major with a minor in psychology and journalism. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta – Iota Pi chapter and served as the chapter life vice president. She was also Queen of Hearts for Sigma Phi Epsilon and a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honor society. While at CCU, Kopec was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in public relations or digital marketing.

Krystal Lamb is from Galivants Ferry, S.C., and is a biology major with a minor in marine science. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society and Tribeta. Lamb was named to the Dean’s List, and is a recipient of the President’s Scholar Award, the Sparks Family Endowed Scholarship, the Hal Norton Endowed Scholarship, and the S.C. LIFE Scholarship. In 2019, she participated in an NSF-funded REU, researching bottlenose dolphin distribution in the Savannah River, and co-authored a paper. Lamb’s honors thesis is titled "An Analysis of Coyote (Canis latrans) sightings in Myrtle Beach, S.C." After graduation, she plans on spending a year or two conducting field research before pursuing a master’s degree and a career in conservation science.

Michaela Lawlor is from Simpsonville, S.C., and is majoring in exercise and sport science with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the Exercise Science Club, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Lawlor was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List at CCU. She is a recipient of the Provost’s Scholarship Award. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in athletic training at the University of South Carolina

Taylor Malamut is from Anderson, S.C., and is an information systems major with a cognate in computer science. While at CCU, she has been named to the President’s List or the Dean’s List every semester. She is a member of the computing sciences’ honor society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Malamut has been a Teal Trailblazer tour guide, Student Government Association senator, and Women in STEM Fellowship mentor. She also served as a teaching assistant and grader for the Department of Computing Sciences. She is a recipient of the Coastal Scholar Award, and S.C. LIFE Scholarship. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in software development.

MacKenzie Martinez is from Prosperity, S.C., and is an exercise and sport science major. While at CCU, she was named to the Dean’s List. She plans on applying to physical therapy school after graduation.

Riley McCormick is from Louisville, Ky., and is an intelligence and national security major with a minor in women’s and gender studies. While at CCU, she was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. McCormick was selected for a research fellowship by the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. She was also the president of the Women in Intelligence and National Security Club. Her thesis, titled "Children’s Clothing: The Gateway to Trucks or Tiaras," was presented to the women’s and gender studies department. After graduation, McCormick will be starting her career in the intelligence community.

Bryce McLaughlin is a recreation and sport management major from Erie, Pa. He was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. McLaughlin was active with the Chanticleer football team as an equipment staff member. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career at a college or university as a football equipment staff member or as part of the football recruiting team.

Sidney McLaughlin is from Charleston, S.C., and is a psychology major with a minor in pre-law and statistics. While at Coastal Carolina University, she was the president of her sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma. McLaughlin was also involved in the honors fraternities Phi Sigma Pi, Psi Chi, Phi Alpha Delta, and Order of Omega, and was a part of the founding class of the Teal and Bronze Society. While at CCU, she was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for multiple semesters. McLaughlin’s honors thesis is titled "Gender and the Death Penalty" and was presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition. After graduation, her plans are to pursue a juris doctorate.

Stephanie Mobley is from Bluffton, S.C., and is a communication major with a minor in psychology. She was named to the President’s List multiple times and received the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. Mobley plans on pursuing her master’s degree in communication at Coastal Carolina University.

Ryver Morrow is from Hoschton, Ga., and is a marketing major. He was on the men’s track and field team and is also a Wall Fellow, Presidential Ambassador, founder and president of Coastal Goes Local, and a Beta Gamma Sigma honor society member. Formerly, he was a Student Government Association business senator and a member of the American Marketing Association. Graduating summa cum laude, he was named to the President’s List and the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List every semester at CCU. He is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, the Lawrence B. and Jane P. Clark Endowment Scholarship Award, and the Dean’s Wall College of Business Fund. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in sports marketing or sales.

Zachary Murray is an accounting major from Toms River, N.J. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. While at CCU, Murray served as vice president of the Student Chanticleer Athletic Foundation and a resident adviser in the Woods community. He was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and is a recipient of the Coastal Scholarship Award. After graduation, he plans to move to Philadelphia to pursue his accounting career.

Christina Nance is from Bowie, Md., and is an information technology major with a minor in computer science, and intelligence and security studies. While at CCU, Nance was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the Sociology and Criminology Club, the Campus Life and Student Engagement President’s Council, the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, and Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She was also awarded the CCU Athletic Scholarship. Nance was captain of the Chanticleer volleyball team, a #CCUfamily featured student in Spring 2019, and president of FCA and SAAC. After graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree in information technology at the University while finishing her last year of eligibility with volleyball. She plans to gain hands-on experiences in the digital forensics field and continue to serve others by mentoring fellow students at CCU.

Jonah Nordeen is from Asheville, N.C., and is a biochemistry major with a minor in psychology. He is the president of the CLIMB research club and a Swain Scholar. Nordeen’s honors thesis research with the Swain Scholars program focuses on the occurrence and perception of gun violence in the U.S. His research has been accepted for presentation at the Undergraduate Research Competition, the Global Health Conference, and NCUR. He has also taken part in research focused on the synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds while at the University. Nordeen plans on pursuing a career in medicine, studying neurology.

Mary Olsenis from Delta, Pa., and is a marine science major with a minor in applied mathematics. While at CCU, Olsen was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a recipient of the Her honors thesis, titled "Isolated Point Discharges into Coastal Swashes as Nutrient Sources to Coastal Waters," was presented at the Undergraduate Research Competition. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in wetland and estuarine studies after graduation.

Lerol Parchment is from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, and lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is a recreation and sport management major with a minor in sport coaching. Parchment is a member and the president of the men’s soccer club and has been named to the Dean’s List every year. He is the first in his family to attempt and finish college. He is the recipient of the S.C. LIFE Scholarship, Outstanding Freshman Award, and Why I Love CCU Scholarship. After graduation, Parchment plans to take a year off while applying for jobs. He is assistant director of soccer at the YMCA of Coastal Carolina.

Keian Parks is from Columbia, S.C., and is a music major with an English minor. While at CCU, Parks has participated in multiple ensembles and has been named to the Dean’s List all four years. He has received scholarships such as the Freshman Success Award and the Rochus Bierens & Florence Bierens-Bouvy Trust Scholarship. After graduation, he plans on working for multiple high-end recording studios and possibly pursuing a master’s degree in music production and audio engineering in the near future.

Lindsey Rehmer is from Milford, Ohio, and is majoring in exercise and sport science. Rehmer is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and is a resident adviser. She is a recipient of the President’s Scholarship Award. She plans on pursuing her master’s degree in athletic training after graduation.

Alexa Rohrkasse is from Walton, Ky., and is an intelligence and national security studies major with minors in psychology and religious studies. While at Coastal Carolina University, Rohrkasse was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi honor society and was selected as the Outstanding Student in Religious Studies. After graduation, she plans on working as an intelligence analyst based in Denver, Colo., while pursuing her master’s degree in clinical psychology.

Jason Skibinski is from Freehold, N.J., and is a theatre arts major with a concentration in musical theatre. He has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. He is a recipient of the President’s Scholarship Award. Skibinski has performed in several Main Stage productions, including Steel Pier and Legally Blonde. He is a member of the Inclusive Theatre Group, on the executive board for Upstage Theatre Company, a Coastal Carolina University Teal Trailblazer tour guide, and a member of the Chanticleer Soccer Club. After graduation, he plans to pursue his vision of becoming an established and accomplished theater actor and plans on expanding into stage directing and other aspects of theater.

Bailey Sweet is from upstate New York, and is a special education major with a minor in music. She has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and has been awarded the S.C. LIFE Scholarship and Teach Grant. Her honors thesis is titled "How Music Therapy Affects the Development of Children with Autism." After graduation, Sweet plans on teaching while pursuing her master’s degree.

Devockius Tabron is from Easley, S.C., and is a communication major with minors in journalism and sport studies. He is a member of Lambda Pi Eta and was awarded freshman of the year in 2018. He was also elected as the president of Lambda Pi Eta. Following graduation, Tabron plans on helping the youth of his hometown community develop though sports.

Kaleigh Tarabek is from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and is a special education multi-categorical major. She was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Student Alumni Ambassadors while working at the offices of philanthropy and alumni relations. Her honors thesis, titled "A Research Study of the Correlation between Student Self-Advocacy and Postsecondary Success," was presented at the annual CCU Undergraduate Research Competition. Tarabek is the recipient of the Teal and S.C. LIFE scholarships. After graduation, she plans to teach special education in Horry County and return to CCU to obtain a graduate degree.

Sarah Thomas is from Shelby, N.C., and is a marine science major with a Spanish minor. While at CCU, she served as co-president of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. She is a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society. She is the recipient of the Franklin H. and Virginia M. Spivey, Billy Baker and Peggy Jean Rhyne, and Women in Philanthropy and Leadership scholarships as well as the Dean’s Excellence and President’s Scholar awards. Thomas’ honors thesis is titled "Ecology of Estuarine Birds: Differences in Desensitization of Year-Round and Transient Species." After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in environmental education or conservation research.

Kathryn Wojnar is from Old Ridge, N.J., and is an elementary education major. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society and the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. Wojnar was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List while at CCU. After graduation, she plans on pursuing her master’s degree in reading and literacy.

Danielle Wolowitz is from Bloomingdale, N.J., and is a marketing major. She has been a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority since 2018 and served as leadership development chairman, junior member-ship recruitment chairman, and president. She is a member of the Order of Omega Greek honor society, the American Marketing Association, and the Student Chanticleer Athletic Foundation. Wolowitz has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. After graduation, she plans to move to Charleston.