Name: Lyndsay Conroy
Hometown: Blue Point, N.Y.
Year in School: Sophomore
Lyndsay Conroy entertained the idea of staying in her home state and attending a New York college. However, Coastal Carolina University was just too enticing. When she visited campus for the first time, Lyndsay couldn’t believe “how new Coastal was and how safe it seemed.” With extended family living in the area, #TEALnation just seemed like the perfect fit. Conroy chose Conway.
A history major, Lyndsay’s love for her academic discipline grew once she enrolled in classes. Recognizing one particular professor, she credits Matthew McDonough, Ph.D., for rekindling her passion for the study of the past. She credits Coastal for sparking her desire to be a dedicated student.
“I have a new love for learning, and I am really excited about continuing and finishing my degree at Coastal,” Lyndsay says. “Overall, I have a new appreciation for my education.”
Lyndsay, recently elected as the executive vice president of Coastal’s Sigma Kappa chapter, notes that her sorority plays a significant part in her CCU experience. She takes advantage of the area’s access to the beach and enjoys hobbies such as cooking and painting.
The Blue Point native’s career goal is to become a high school social studies teacher. With an education degree, she will have the freedom to work wherever she wants. So, where does she want to go?
“South Carolina has really grown on me so if an opportunity presents itself I would like to stay here.”
Our state’s high school students placed in Lyndsay’s classroom would be in great hands.
Q&A with Lyndsay
How did you hear about Coastal?: I have family that lives 10 minutes from CCU so since I was old enough to comprehend what college is, Coastal has been an option for me to attend. I have always loved vacationing here and the thought of coming here for college was very exciting!
Why did you come to Coastal?: After looking at some state schools in New York, I knew there was no doubt I belonged at Coastal Carolina. The campus’ atmosphere stood out to me since day one, as well as the intimate education that is offered. The location was also a guarantee for me as I love the warm weather and close access to the beach. Having family close has strengthened my relationship with them and allowed me to avoid homesickness.
Favorite professor: My favorite professor so far has been Matthew McDonough, Ph.D. He is very dedicated and passionate about the course work and he sparked my love for history again, leading me to change my major.
Favorite class: History 201 (US Discovery-Reconstruction), taught by Matthew McDonough.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: My favorite aspect of Coastal Carolina has to be the people. Everyone on campus is so friendly and helpful and there is never a doubt that I will be left in the wind about something. The professors care and are always working to identify ways to help us as student as well as improve themselves. However, my favorite part are the friends I have made so far while being here. I can definitely say I have met people who have already impacted my life and I can see being friends with for decades to come. I don’t think I could have made these relationships anywhere else.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: Being able to go to the beach in February!
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority
Plans after graduation?: After I graduate I plan on staying at Coastal Carolina to receive my master’s in secondary education.
What are your hobbies?: I love going to the beach, hanging out with friends, painting, and cooking.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I used to be a competitive baton twirler so I have the ability to twirl a baton pretty well.
Bonus Info: I could not be happier with my life here at Coastal Carolina University!