Coastal Carolina University’s impact goes far beyond the classroom and far beyond the physical campus. At CCU, students are learning and growing in ways that prepare them to be global citizens who care enough to make a difference and make an impact on the world around them. As alumni, Chanticleers fill roles as teachers, lawyers, researchers, performers, athletes, doctors, communicators, soldiers and more locally, regionally, nationally and globally. By doing so, they improve the lives of the community in which they live and work.
Explore the stories below to see how students, alumni and community members benefit from CCU’s dedication and commitment to tradition, integrity and academic excellence, and visit CCU in the News to read local and national media reports on the CCU impact.
We spent the afternoon donating after a morning of sorting. We were able to visit Sea Haven for Youth, Waccamaw Youth Center, The Shepherd’s Table, Churches Assisting People, Goodwill and Salvation Army. Thanks to all the students who donated and @CCUHousing for all the support pic.twitter.com/1S3npzo0fn— Sustain Coastal (@SustainCoastal) May 8, 2018
4 years ago I came to #CCU scared, afraid and worried about where I would fit in. Within days I found my niche- allowing me to grow into the person I have always dreamed of becoming. Words cannot express my gratitude to this institution. I am a proud CCU alumni. CCU later Coastal pic.twitter.com/oni9dnnIFF— Colton Aksomitus (@coltonaksomitus) May 5, 2018
The source for these figures is The Economic Impact of Coastal Carolina University on the South Carolina and Grand Strand Economics released in June 2017 by Robert Salvino, Ph.D., and Trevor Tarleton, MBA, and the report on Coastal Carolina Summer Orientations Impact. Salvino is CCU’s research economist and associate director of the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. Tarleton is the research assistant of the Grant Center. Salvino provides economic analysis for various industries, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. He has most recently been working with members of the real estate industry in the coastal region of South Carolina to develop new programs in commercial and investment real estate for the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and for industry professionals. His research has been published in the Review of Law and Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and other journals and books.