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CCU announces 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year recipients

November 5, 2018
Whitney Glenn is the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year.Christy Everett is the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.

Coastal Carolina University announced the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year honorees during its Homecoming football game on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Brooks Stadium. Christy Smith Everett is the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Whitney Shipman Glenn is the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year.

Candidates nominated for the alumni awards are chosen by a steering committee consisting of the college deans. Criteria for the annual awards include loyalty to CCU, record of service and accomplishments, and demonstration of positive attributes.

Everett earned an MBA from CCU in 2008. She joined Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority nearly 16 years ago and now serves as the chief operations officer. She is responsible for the Engineering and Construction Division, including the planning and implementation of the capital improvement plan.

She has served on CCU's College of Science board of visitors since 2013 and is a member of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership at the University. Everett also serves on the boards of the United Way of Horry County, the Conway Medical Center Foundation, and the Conway Medical Center. She is a senior fellow of the Waccamaw American Leadership Forum and serves on the Socastee High School Athletic Association board. In addition, she was a member of the Horry County IMAGINE 2040 comprehensive plan steering committee.

Everett is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina and North Carolina and holds a water and sewer utility contractor's license in both states. She is a member of the S.C. section of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Association of S.C., the S.C. Water Quality Association, and serves as vice chair of the S.C. Water Utility Council.

A native of Horry County, Everett lives in Socastee with her 14-year-old twins, Lewis and Andrea. She earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Clemson University in 1995.

Glenn earned a Master of Education in language, literacy and culture from CCU in May 2018. A second-grade teacher at Pee Dee Elementary School, she was named the 2017-18 Horry County Schools Teacher of the Year. She began teaching at Pee Dee in 2012, where she has also taught kindergarten.

Glenn serves on the CCU Spadoni College of Education board of visitors and the EdTech Task Force for Horry County Schools.

She lives with her husband, Steven Glenn, in Conway. She earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Clemson University in 2007.