Name: Lily Belcher
Hometown: Patchogue, N.Y.
Year in School: Senior
Major: Intelligence and National Security
Lily Belcher is nearing the finish line. The senior intelligence and national security student from Patchogue, N.Y., will graduate this Friday. As she looks back on her time at Coastal, one thing stands out: it went by way too fast.
“It feels like yesterday I was moving into the first year dorms,” Lily reflects, adding that new students should cherish each day they spend on campus.
Over the past four years, a couple highlights come to mind for Lily. The first one is her involvement with Alpha Xi Delta. She considers joining her sorority her favorite moment at CCU, saying that it provided her with a special college experience. The other big highlight is the academic path she followed. Lily studied intelligence and national security, noting that it is a new and growing program but that it is “taught by some of the best professors here at Coastal.”
A positive individual who loves to make people smile, Lily has enjoyed meeting new friends and thriving as an individual. After she graduates this week, she hopes to find work in Washington D.C. Evidenced by her smooth transition to Coastal Carolina from New York, we think she will adjust fine in our nation’s capital.
“Coastal has made me independent and I am so thankful for that,” Lily says.
Enjoy your moment on Friday, Lily. Thanks for choosing Coastal and remember that you will forever be a Chanticleer!
Q&A with Lily
How did you hear about Coastal?: Through mutual friends and through my search for colleges.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I came to Coastal because when I visited, the atmosphere felt similar to home. I knew I would adjust great here.
Favorite professor: My favorite professor is Dr. J (Joesph Fitsanakis, Ph.D.)!
Favorite class: Intel 330, Introduction to National Security
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: That our campus is just the perfect size where I can see familiar faces every time I am on campus.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: There is always something to do, I love being close to the beach.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am a member of Alpha Xi Delta.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: No, I really wanted to focus on my last semester of college.
Plans after graduation?: To hopefully move to D.C. and land a job.
What are your hobbies?: I love to be social and am always hanging out with my friends.
Do you have any hidden talents?: Not many people know that I am a pretty decent photographer, I have taken a lot of graduation pictures for friends.
Bonus Info: I am super sad to be leaving Coastal, my time here went by so fast! I am so thankful for all the friendships I have made here and I will definitely be back soon!!!