Name: Patrick Winum
Hometown: Levittown, N.Y.
Year in School: Senior
When Patrick Winum’s mom and sister relocated to the Grand Strand area from New York, he saw the perfect opportunity. Knowledgeable about Coastal Carolina University, he figured it would work out well if he relocated too. Patrick became a Chanticleer, enrolling in the communication program.
While succeeding down his academic path, Patrick has also taken an extracurricular path as well, cruising right down Club Sport Blvd. A member of the men’s club lacrosse team at Coastal, Patrick raves about the experience he has had, crediting his involvement with the squad for helping him build relationships with teammates so meaningful that he considers many of them “best friends.” The winning has made his time with the team that much better as the Chants recently advanced to the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference tournament.
A compassionate individual, Patrick stresses the need for society to embrace a more understanding and accommodating attitude. Luckily for our campus, Patrick decided to attend CCU and bring this belief with him.
Q&A with Patrick
How did you hear about Coastal?: My mother moved to Little River during my freshman year of college.
Why did you come to Coastal?: To be closer to both my mother and sister and to finish my degree as well.
Favorite professor: Shanon Tutrone
Favorite class: Foundations of Journalism
Favorite aspect of Coastal: The exponential growth of the campus and the accessibility of academic resources.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The growing economy and opportunity for employment.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I play for the men’s club lacrosse team.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Properties at the Market Common and their sister company, Insider at the Market Common.
Plans after graduation?: Find a job I enjoy in a city that I can grow to love.
What are your hobbies?: Hanging out with friends, playing lacrosse, watching sports, checking out new restaurants.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I was originally an art major. In high school, I placed in Long Island’s Best Oil Painting competition consecutive years.
Bonus Info: I value my relationships that I’ve formed over the years more so than I value anything else. The people that have been gracious enough to let me be a part of their lives are just as responsible for my successes as I am.