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2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Recipients

Photo of Christy Everett 2018 Alumnus of the Year 
Christy Smith Everett '08 
Photo of Whitney Glenn - Young Alumnus of the Year 
(L-R) Diane Sanders,
Ex. Dir of Alumni Relations,
President David A. DeCenzo,
Whitney Shipman Glenn '18,
Steven Glenn,
Dean Ed Jadallah 

Coastal Carolina University announced the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year honorees during its Homecoming football game on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Brooks Stadium. Christy Smith Everett is the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Whitney Shipman Glenn is the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year.

Candidates nominated for the alumni awards are chosen by a steering committee consisting of the college deans. Criteria for the annual awards include loyalty to CCU, record of service and accomplishments, and demonstration of positive attributes.

Everett earned an MBA from CCU in 2008. She joined Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority nearly 16 years ago and now serves as the chief operations officer. She is responsible for the Engineering and Construction Division, including the planning and implementation of the capital improvement plan.

She has served on CCU’s College of Science board of visitors since 2013 and is a member of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership at the University. Everett also serves on the boards of the United Way of Horry County, the Conway Medical Center Foundation, and the Conway Medical Center. She is a senior fellow of the Waccamaw American Leadership Forum and serves on the Socastee High School Athletic Association board. In addition, she was a member of the Horry County IMAGINE 2040 comprehensive plan steering committee.

Everett is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina and North Carolina and holds a water and sewer utility contractor’s license in both states. She is a member of the S.C. section of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Association of S.C., the S.C. Water Quality Association, and serves as vice chair of the S.C. Water Utility Council.

A native of Horry County, Everett lives in Socastee with her 14-year-old twins, Lewis and Andrea. She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University in 1995.

Glenn earned a Master of Education in language, literacy and culture from CCU in May 2018. A second-grade teacher at Pee Dee Elementary School, she was named the 2017-18 Horry County Schools Teacher of the Year. She began teaching at Pee Dee in 2012, where she has also taught kindergarten.

Glenn serves on the CCU Spadoni College of Education board of visitors and the EdTech Task Force for Horry County Schools.

She lives with her husband, Steven Glenn, in Conway. She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Clemson University in 2007.


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Past recipients

2018
Christy Smith Everett  '08  |  Outstanding Alumnus of the Year
Whitney Shipman Glenn '18  |  Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year

2017
D. Wyatt Henderson  '98 |  Outstanding Alumnus of the Year
Sadara Shine '14  |  Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year

2016
Gary Gilmore  '80 |  Outstanding Alumnus of the Year
Megan Laffin '14  |  Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year

2015
  Brian Forbus '97  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 
  James Marino '13  |  Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year
2014
  Patrick Sparks '95  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 
  Brooke Donaldson '11  |  Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year
2013
  Alexander D. Klaus '05  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 
  Amy McAllister-Skinner '12  |  Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year
2012
  Olin Utterback '98  |  Business Administration
  Amber Campbell '04  |  Science
  Melanie B. Dozier '11  |  Education
  Alexandra Tamburro '10  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Dr. Steven Jachec '95  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 
  Alexandra Tamburro '10  |  Young Alumnus of the Year 
2011
  Lisa Rachels '98  |  Business Administration
  Tim Hardee '78  |  Science
  Rob Spino '00  |  Education
  Erin Donovan  |  Humanities and Fine Arts 
  Tami Springs Brooks '80  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 
  Jason Repak '07  |  Young Alumnus of the Year     
2010
  Christopher S. Huggins '90  |  Business Administration
  Robert M. Johnson '98  |  Science
  Ebbie Gore '87 '00  |  Education
  R. Walter Hill IV '00  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Delan Stevens '79  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 
  Jason Repak '07  |  Young Alumnus of the Year
2009
  Thomas Loehr ’80  |  Business Administration
  Caryn Self-Sullivan ’97  |  Science
  Melissa McCloud ’95  |  Education
  Robert Shelton ’97  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
2008
  William Marsh '86  |  Business Administration
  Sachin Gupta '91  |  Science
  Forrest Alton '99  |  Education
  Natasha Mabry Hanna '94  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Cynthia Galloway '80  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
2007
  Woody Ford '05  |  Business Administration
  Geoffrey Parsons '88  |  Science
  Sherry Johnson '96  |  Education
  Dawn Richardson  '98  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Mike Pruitt ’84  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
2006
  Mark Adkins '89  |  Business Administration
  Will Adkins '89  |  Business Administration
  Joanne Patterson '95  |  Science
  Georgia Vaught Anderson '74  |  Education
  Yasemin Kanan Saib '95  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Derek Blanton ’79  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
2005
  Mike Pruitt ’84  |  Business Administration
  Christine Shutter ’94  |  Science
  Jody Hyden ’88  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Bruce Maggi ’01  |  Education
  Timothy Meacham ’79  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
2004
  D. Wyatt Henderson ’88  |  Business Administration
  William C. “Bill” Eiser ‘82, ‘84  |  Science
  Stephanie Horner Toney ’01  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Ashley D. Godwin ’92  |  Education
  John Trueluck ’00  |  Continuing Studies
  The Honorable Alan D. Clemmons ’82  |  Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
2003
  Jay Huggins '88  |  Business Administration
  Tony D. Prince '93  |  Science
  Janice Cannan ’96  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Sandy Sarvis Brossard ‘79  |  Education
  Kenneth Charles Canturbury ‘99  |  Continuing Studies
2002
  Scott Harrelson '86  |  Business Administration
  Dr. John Bailey '84  |  Science
  Anita Williams Huggins ‘98  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Mark Roach ‘84  |  Education
  Paul Sweeney ‘00  |  Continuing Studies
2001
  Dale Zeglin '84  |  Business Administration
  Kerry Schwanz '93  |  Science
  James Guignard ’97  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Johnny Calder ’70, ’89  |  Education
  Tabby Shelton ’99  |  Continuing Studies
2000
  Larry D. Coats, Jr.  |   Business Administration
  Stuart Stevens  |  Science
  Ashley L. Bruton ’96  |  Humanities and Fine Arts
  Debbie Dewitt '80  |  Education
  Warren Gall '86  | Continuing Studies 
Other Past Recipients
 
William H. Alford ‘77
  Fran B. Gilbert ‘78 
  Ruth S. Kearns ‘68    
  Michael C. Krug ‘79 
  Clark B. Parker ‘77    
  Juli S. Powers ‘79
  William E. Stanton ‘86