Name: Taylor Anderson
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Taylor Anderson is one of those people who likes to pay it forward. She will tell you up front that Coastal Carolina helped her get involved on campus while enabling her to evolve as a person at the same time. Because of this push from her university, Taylor takes great pride in getting others involved.
Deciding that Coastal was the perfect distance from her hometown of Charleston, S.C., Tayor arrived on campus two years ago. In that time span she has involved herself with several different organizations while also working for Ocean Park Resort in Myrtle Beach. She has aspirations of becoming an event planner and judging by her leadership experience with the Coastal Activities Board in addition to her other extracurricular activities, it looks like Taylor is on the right track.
Taylor uses the example set by three powerful women to guide her each day. She says the strength displayed through countless life experiences by her mother, aunt and grandma helps to inspire her and make her who she is. With the lessons she has learned at Coastal combined with the positive influence her relatives graced upon her, Taylor is a solid role model for any new student on campus.
Q&A with Taylor:
How did you hear about Coastal?: My guidance counselor in high school.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I came to Coastal because of the fact that it wasn't close to home, but it also wasn't too far. On my first tour I absolutely fell in love with the campus.
Favorite professor: Amanda Grefski
Favorite class: COMM 150
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: Definitely the scenery and how peaceful the CCU atmosphere is.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: All of the job opportunities that Myrtle Beach offers.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Coastal Activities Board, NAACP, A. Bevy Collegiate Group, Homecoming Committee
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Yes. I work at the Ocean Park Resort in Myrtle Beach and I am also the Vice President of Traditions for the Coastal Activities Board.
Plans after graduation?: I want to stay here and gain more experience for the career I plan to pursue.
What are your hobbies?: Cooking, singing and planning events.
Do you have any hidden talents?: If I do they are still hidden to myself as well.
Bonus Info: I feel as though Coastal has helped me evolve as a person, which is why I am always so eager to meet the new incoming students and help them get involved as well.