Scholarship Recipients - Coastal Carolina University
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Marketing and HRTM Scholarship Recipients

Candy Butler 
(David L. Brittan Memorial Annual Scholarship, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022)

There is nothing more gratifying than being a part of the Chanticleer family, one that cares about my achievements, and allows me to make my mark on the world."

"Attending college has always been a dream of mine, and making that dream a reality is now my passion. Everything I have been through in my life has prepared me for the bright future that lies ahead.  I am a junior at Coastal Carolina University, majoring in Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management with a minor in Marketing. I am so humbled and honored to receive the distinguished David L. Brittain Memorial Scholarship. The Wall College of Business provides me with the best professors, advisors, and other administrators to walk me through my journey, and as an upcoming senior, I have no doubt I will be prepared when I walk out of this prestigious institution."

"The unwavering support I received from everyone has inspired me to be a positive role model for future Chanticleers. After graduation, I will continue to represent CCU, with reverence and pride, humility and innovation, and admiration and inspiration. I implanted within myself a quote from the poet, Amanda Gorman: 'For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it.  If only we’re brave enough to be it.'”

Erin Elliott
(Marketing and Hospitality Scholarship and CNC Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Matt Harper, 2020-2021)

As I look towards my future, I know that being a student at in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University gave me valuable traits that will set me apart from others."

"Since my first class, I was challenged and pushed past my comfort zone to accomplish more than I ever thought possible. During my time as a student at the Wall College, I was able to take advantage of so many opportunities for professional growth, such as becoming the co-chair of special events for Beta Gamma Sigma and becoming a member of both Eta Sigma Delta and Phi Eta Sigma. My professors encouraged and guided me on a path to success that I would not have found on my own. I am confident that when I graduate, I will be prepared to take the things I learned here and apply them to any position."


Jayda Kindred
(Marketing and Hospitality Scholarship, 2020-2021)

 I look forward to finishing my last year with confidence, knowing the Wall College has prepared me for a dynamic career in business."

"I am a senior honors student in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration; my major is marketing with a graphic design minor. It is my honor to be a recipient of the Marketing and HRTM scholarship. Since becoming a student at the Wall College, I have experienced the administration’s unwavering dedication to students’ success."

"I have been inspired, both inside and outside of the classroom to consider all career opportunities in marketing. My participation in the American Marketing Association and Beta Gamma Sigma has provided a professional skill set to navigate the business world. The Wall College also created an amazing opportunity for me to study international business abroad."

Parker McNitt
(Marketing and Hospitality Scholarship, 2021-2022)

I am extremely thankful for being named the recipient of the 2021 Marketing and Hospitality Scholarship."

"My name is Parker McNitt, and I am from Denver, Colorado. I am a marketing major with a specialization in PGA Golf Management. I have a passion for golf and I also love to ski. I am currently a junior at CCU, and I absolutely love it here. I am a member of the PGM Board, Kappa Alpha, and the CoBE Institute. I look forward to my final year at Coastal. Upon graduating, I hope to pursue a career in marketing that will hopefully revolve around the wonderful game of golf."

Gina Sileo
(CNC Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Matt Harper, 2020-2021)

I am so honored and grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship!"

"My name is Gina Sileo, and I am a senior double major in hospitality and management. I’m originally from New Jersey but officially moved to Myrtle Beach full-time a little over a year ago. When I graduate, I want to be an event planner because I would love to make people’s dreams and visions for their most important days come to life. In my free time, I like to go to the beach, work out, hang out with friends and family, and listen to new music.

Mercedes Stanback  
(Jessica K. Hughes Annual Scholarship Recipient, 2021-2022)

Thank you to the Scholarship Committee. I’m very thrilled and honored to learn that I was selected as a recipient of the Jessica K. Hughes Annual Scholarship”

"My name is Mercedes Stanback, and I am a senior marketing major in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. I am part of an amazing organization on campus known as the American Marketing Association, which lead me to my dream internship as a marketing manager. Filled with excitement, I look forward to my final year at CCU. Upon graduating, I want to pursue a career as a market manager for small business owners."

Madison Vanderlip 
(CNC Scholarship Recipient, 2021-2022)

Thank you to CNC for the incredible scholarship I have received. Because of you, I am able to consider a graduate degree in sustainable tourism after my time at CCU and not worry about the financial burden."

"My name is Madison Vanderlip, and I am a junior at Coastal Carolina University. I am double majoring in hospitality, resort, and tourism management, and human resources management. I am also working on a sustainability certificate. I am from Fairfax, Virginia, but have been living in the Myrtle Beach area for three years now. My dream is to work in ecotourism and sustainable development. I want to help encourage the economies that are heavily dependent on the revenue brought in by tourists to become more sustainable. I will share with them how to live and work in a way that is financially profitable, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly." 

Ella Voigt
(Marketing and Hospitality Departmental Scholarship, 2020-2021)

I have found my time at Coastal Carolina University to be invaluable to both my personal and professional growth."

"Challenging courses taught by professors who truly cared about my academic success allowed me to thrive within the Wall College of Business and successfully prepared me for my position as a digital marketing specialist after graduation. The various scholarships presented to me through the Wall College of Business allowed me to pursue my education to its full extent, from studying abroad to taking on leadership roles within different organizations, all with a lessened financial burden. With these scholarships, I was able to focus my priorities on my education and make the most of my time at CCU and I thank both the Marketing and HRTM Department and the Wall College of Business as a whole for this scholarship and their unwavering support throughout my academic career."