Name: Darien Mayes
Hometown: Kingstree, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
If you are a student who is looking to attend a university that will allow you to immediately connect with others, it is worth your time to consider Coastal Carolina University. By his own admission, Darien Mayes came to Coastal as someone who didn’t branch out that much. However, once he stepped on campus his natural friendly personality came out and he was really able to come into his own.
A finance student from Kingstree, S.C., Darien has developed a large network of friends via his involvement in two very social organizations: he is a member of the Coastal Activities Board (CAB) and he is a brother of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. By his involvement in these extracurricular groups, Darien has become a familiar face on campus.
However, he is not just a “familiar face” but a “positive face” as well. Darien encourages fellow students not to give up and to never feel shy about reaching out for help. Upon graduation, Darien wants to serve his country. He plans to either join the Air Force or the Army. For someone who is such a positive influence on campus who wants to do something so selfless once he leaves it, it is not hard to root for Darien.
Q&A with Darien
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal from my friends and my father.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I decided to come to Coastal because all my friends from my hometown came here. Also, my father really encouraged me to attend Coastal.
Favorite professor: Each professor is different and they are all nice people, so I don’t really have a favorite.
Favorite class: I would have to say all of my finance classes.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: I enjoy the different locations on campus where you can go and relax before and after each class.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The different places you can eat at! I also enjoy Coastal Grand Mall and the beach.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am a member of Coastal Activities Board (CAB) and a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I currently work at AutoZone.
Plans after graduation?: I plan on joining the military, either the Air Force or the Army to give me the opportunity to travel and see different places.
What are your hobbies?: My hobbies include hanging with friends, watching anime, performing mechanic work on my car, and playing video games.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I am an above average drawer. Also, people tell me that I am funny.
Bonus Info: I am a friendly person. if you ever see me around campus, do not hesitate to say “hey” to me.