Chanice La Touche
Name: Chanice La Touche
Hometown: St.George’s, Grenada
Year in School: Graduate Student
Graduate Field of Study: Accounting
When talking about her home country of Grenada, Chanice La Touche describes it as a “majestic island.” With that type of description, why would she want to leave? Well, we all know that the Grand Strand is beautiful in its own right. But Chanice didn’t make a big move simply to go from one gorgeous location to another. Rather, she decided to come to our area to study at Coastal Carolina University and to be close to family members living in Myrtle Beach.
An accounting graduate student, Chanice says she prefers to “interpret numbers, not just calculate them.” Fascinated by the challenge her field of study provides, it just seems natural that Chanice welcomes other challenges as well. She is currently organizing a bottled water drive to help Dominica, a nation that was hit heavily by Hurricane Maria. She is also rising to the task of adjusting to life in the United States as she has wasted no time meeting students and joining clubs.
“It is important to be driven,” Chanice explains on why she pushes herself. “There is always room for improvement.”
With an attitude like that, Chanice has already made a #CCUPositiveImpact. Luckily for our campus, she is in her first year of graduate school so we will have her around for the 2018-19 academic year as well. This gives all of us plenty of time to welcome Chanice to the United States and to take in some of her inspiring energy. We thank her for choosing to study at CCU.
Q&A with Chanice
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal through my brothers.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I came to Coastal to pursue my Master’s degree in accounting. My family lives in Myrtle Beach. Coastal was an opportunity to be close to them.
Favorite professor: I am still getting to know my professors but my favorite person at Coastal is Amir Maleki, he is my boss. He is extremely encouraging and very pleasant.
Favorite class: I don’t have a specific one at the moment. But I do enjoy my accounting classes although they are demanding.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: I love the fact that the school is not too small nor too big. I get a sense of belonging here at Coastal. The CCU family is very close-knit and I love that I get to meet so many people from all parts of the world.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: My favorite aspect of living in Myrtle Beach is the closeness to the beach and sea breeze, it reminds me a lot of home.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: In my spare time, I spend time with students who are part of the International Club and Intercultural Experience Community here on campus.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I work at the Center for Global Engagement. I love it here! Everyone is friendly and always willing to help.
Plans after graduation?: Nothing finalized just yet. I still have one more year to go.
What are your hobbies?: I love to dance.
Bonus Info: I am currently organizing a bottled water collection with the Center for Global Engagement in collaboration with the office of Multicultural Student Services to send to Dominica, after being hit by Hurricane Maria in September. Although it was not my island that sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, we are one Caribbean (#Carribeanstrong) and I really do enjoy helping others. One Love.