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Twigg endowed scholarship to benefit management students at CCU

November 6, 2017
Nicholas Twigg

Nicholas Twigg Jr., Ph.D., distinguished professor emeritus in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, has made a financial commitment to support students majoring in management at the University. He has established the Nicholas William Twigg Jr. Endowed Scholarship. The gift supports the University's I'M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing CCU's endowment $20 million by 2020. To date, more than $15 million has been raised. Learn more about the campaign at I'M IN.

To be eligible for the scholarship, recipients must have a GPA of at least 2.50 and major in management within Coastal's Department of Management and Decision Sciences or pursue a Master of Business Administration.

"During my teaching career, I met many students who were financially struggling," Twigg said. "My goal is that this scholarship will have a meaningful impact on students who show great potential but need a helping hand financially. My involvement with initiatives such as the executive-in-residence program within the Wall College of Business ultimately led me to make this donation."

Twigg, who served as a professor of management, joined the CCU faculty in 2006 and retired earlier this year. He edited the Coastal Business Journal, and he has represented the University by serving on the education committee of the Grand Strand chapter of SCORE and on the board of directors of the Waccamaw Regional Transit Authority.

Prior to his academic career, Twigg served for 22 years in the U.S. Navy's nuclear program, including extended tours on the U.S.S. Nimitz and U.S.S. Enterprise. He also facilitated the introduction of total quality management concepts at high-energy physics research facilities such as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Brookhaven Laboratory.

Raised in Newton, Mass., Twigg earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from SUNY Albany, an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University and a doctorate of business administration from Louisiana Tech University.