Name: Halice Schoonover
Hometown: North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Halice Schoonover, a junior from North Myrtle Beach, says that Timehop is her favorite app on her phone. So, with that said, how about we go back and revisit one of Halice’s favorite moments at Coastal?
On April 8, 2017, the Coastal community came together and capped off an amazing Relay for Life campaign, raising over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. The staggering amount of money raised was made possible by students like Halice who made it a point not to leave the track. Knowing that it is important to meet and exceed monetary goals, Halice notes that it is also important to show people impacted by cancer that “they are not alone.”
Aside from her Relay for Life support, Halice makes a positive impact on the CCU community in other ways as well. She is part of the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program where she is paired with elementary school children in the area to help bestow a positive influence on our youth. Additionally, she also participates in studies within her academic department to aid with learning discovery.
As an exercise and sport science student, Halice enjoys working out and dancing. Family is perhaps the most important part of her life which is a big reason why she stayed in the Grand Strand area after she graduated from high school. Will she continue to stay nearby after she graduates from CCU? Well, that depends on what you mean by “nearby.” Halice plans to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina where she will pursue a degree in physical therapy. We wish Halice a satisfying end to this academic year and then a terrific senior year.
Q&A with Halice
How did you hear about Coastal?: My oldest sister was the first one to go to college and she went to Coastal Carolina University for her first two years. With me being a local, I have always heard great things about the Chanticleers!
Why did you come to Coastal?: Family is a huge aspect of my life, it’s everything. I have lived in Myrtle Beach for most of my life and I wasn’t ready to leave the beach and my family behind.
Favorite professor: My favorite professor is Macgregor Hall because he makes all of his classes interesting and fun. He always brings a sense of humor to his lectures and I never feel like I can’t go to him for help.
Favorite class: My favorite class so far is Injury Management, also taught by Hall. I have learned more in that class than any others due to hands on experience and his willingness to engage his students.
Favorite aspect of Coastal? That everyone is treated the same (just like a Chanticleer!).
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area? The beach is a no brainer, but I love being close to my family.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in? Participated in a few EXSS studies such as deadlifting, foam rolling, and squats/lunges. I love being part of the CCU mentoring program for elementary school children as well.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)? I work at Zale’s at Coastal Grand Mall.
Plans after graduation?: Go to graduate school at USC in Columbia for physical therapy!!
What are your hobbies? Ilove to run, work out and dance.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I have a huge passion for music. I sing and play the piano at my home church in little river at North Strand Community Church. I learned to play when I was around 15 years old and taught myself within a month.
Bonus Info: I always say “everything happens for a reason” because God has a plan for everyone in life and if you just rely on him, he will make your path straight.