Name: Zach Belger
Hometown: Coosawhatchie, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Health Communication
As we write this, Zach Belger is kicking off a special Thanksgiving week at Disney World. The junior health communication student is with his family exploring the wonders of Epcot.
Although he is currently enjoying himself in Orlando, just last week he was on campus making a #CCUPositiveImpact. As the corresponding secretary of Kappa Alpha Order, he was in the Lib Jackson Student Union raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His commitment to helping others is one reason why we value Zach.
Of course we hold this Coosawhatchie, S.C., native in high esteem for other reasons as well. He is a talented bike tech for the Outdoor Center of University Recreation, using his hands to fix bikes and get students riding again. He is also passionate about his field of study. A health communication student who is minoring in marketing, Zach wants to enter the medical equipment sales industry. We also admire how he involves himself on campus, especially when it comes to competition – Zach is very involved with intramural sports. With over two years of involvement at CCU, whether it be through his fraternity or on the intramural playing fields, Zach has really enjoyed his Chanticleer experience.
“CCU has given me a lot of connections,” Zach says. “I have made a lot of friends.”
Calling himself “spontaneous” we know Zach will enjoy numerous other experiences before he graduates. However, no matter the random adventures he goes on or the new people he meets, we know Zach will be standing tall when it comes time to graduate in May of 2020.
Q&A with Zach
How did you hear about Coastal?: When I was in high school, I attended the #CCU football camps and I really liked Joe Moglia.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I decided on Coastal because it was close to home but not too close.
Favorite professor: This is a huge toss-up but it is between Jane Bailey or Sharon Tutrone.
Favorite class: Engineering
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: It is the perfect size – not too big, not too small.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: I have grown up on the water so I enjoy being on the coast.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am the corresponding secretary of Kappa Alpha Order and I participate in many intramurals.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I am a bike tech for the Outdoor Center of CCU Recreation.
Plans after graduation?: I would like to enter the medical equipment sales industry or become a charter boat captain.
What are your hobbies?: I really enjoy water sport activities but I pretty much enjoy all sports – I am just really active.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I am pretty good behind the grill or in the kitchen! Also, I am not bad at wake boarding.
Bonus Info: I have really enjoyed the friends I have made during my time here. I can’t wait to meet many more!