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CCU Family Featured Student

Name: Michelle Pitoscia                                               

Hometown: Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Year in School: Senior                                   

Major: Elementary Education

Michelle lives in Murrells Inlet

Michelle's Web Page * Michelle's Video

In a society where more college students are passing on a teaching career, CCU senior Michelle Pitoscia is chasing one. The senior from Murrells Inlet is enrolled in the Spadoni College of Education for a major reason.

“I really want to become a teacher to make a difference and help build this next generation of doctors, lawyers and even more teachers,” Michelle explains.

In fact, Michelle is so passionate about making a difference that she wants to become as qualified as possible in the shortest amount of time. The New Jersey native will complete the Degree in Three program this May and then transition directly into the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology program. Before you know it, Michelle will be leading a classroom with an advanced degree in her back pocket. How about that for a #CCUPositiveImpact?

“Coastal has definitely given me the opportunities to grow as a leader and I know that is going to help me become a teacher-leader in the classroom,” Michelle says.

In addition to her growth within the Spadoni College of Education, Michelle has built her leadership skills by serving as Tri Sigma’s vice president for new member education and by becoming involved with Coastal Carolina Catholics. Describing herself as caring, Michelle takes the initiative to help those around her who might be going through a tough time, becoming as involved as necessary.

With her final semester as an undergraduate now underway, Michelle wants to focus on improving her teaching skills and building her confidence in the classroom. We wish her the best as she completes this current Coastal chapter and look forward to her starting the new one in June.


Fall Semester 2018

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Michelle Pitoscia

Fall Semester 2018

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Savannah Arriola

Lauren Berman

Amani Phipps

Erin Dean

Ian Brooking

Brooke Vu

Taylor Nacci

Lacquan Irby

Jazz Jackson

Ray Sgambati

Monica Fulmer

D'Andre Fletcher

Rae’L Jackson

Erin Martin

Kevin Hughes

Hannah Staley

Amanda Williams

Desmond Brown

Kathryn Lienhard

Kyle Cannon

Jacob Condon

Alexa Bode

Colleen Benedict

Eaven Austin

Anaiya Moore

Christopher Stockdale

Jerrod Robinson

Anacia Hines

Donnelly Wolf

Tyler Neeves

Zach Belger

Ehren Williams

Noelle Noble

Raykhona Sayfiddinova

Ariel Shaw

Brooke Moen

Jenna Whittington-Pelant

Ali Beatty

Lily Belcher

Tavia Sturgill

Nathan Dyer

Spring Semester 2018 

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Rachel Fullerton

Alexis Bothe

Courtney Sabo

Ken Wilson

Gavin Carnahan

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Tori Smith

Mark Wright

Jessica Vasiliades

Alley Rivers

Madalynn Marrone

Kelsey Kramer

Carly Hilton

Taylor Humphries

Sarah Hess

Amelia Smith

ArRon Washington

Dallina Vera

Rachael Cormier

Kaleb Jenkins

Andi McDanel

Lyndsay Conroy

Ben Anderson

J.J. Jenkins

Michael Perrotto

Alexis DiMarzo

Kiki Sirett

Jake Sarver

Sydney Brown

Ed Perrine

Kinga Windisch

Mike Cahill

Trevor Carver

Paul Wedel

Danny Schneider 

Lanie Karstrom

Patrick Dempsey

Alice Cetinkaya

Huston Todd

Gillian Ronayne

Sarina Stasi

Matthew Welch

Emilee Hassanzadeh

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Fall Semester 2017

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Christopher Mathis

Shonte Clement 

Nathan Paschal

Alex Lucas

Eriq Bruce

Megan Garrell

Samantha Parnell

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Lauren Levesque

Francesca Caravella

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Whitney Forlines

Parag Desai

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Kenneth Stillwell

Madison Wolf

Ashley Siehl

Elizabeth Slusher

Reanna Schnubel

Lisa Saguto

Stephanie Roa

Mary Jo Rufo

D'Quondre Gadson

Kaylea Gassaway

Christy Salinari

Abby Barnes

Shelby Mullins

Dylan Boston

Francesca Solano

Taylor Moon

Cory Cribb

Katelin Gandee

Brendan Cullen

Rebecca Roberts

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Melanie Masciarelli    

Lizzy Mottola

Wyatt Davies

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Hanah Stoudt

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Emily Rossi

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Taylor Dawsey

Megan O'Shea

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Lindsey Hanks

Ross Kunmann

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Ryan Davis

Ashlynn Solomon

Samantha Schoener

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Megan Foster

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Madeline Morgan

Cassidy Brown

Devon Brownlee

Shayla Anderson

Morgan Howder

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Meghan Hess

Malcolm Albino

Becky Krivanek

Jordan Gobble

Lizeth Alcantar

Ethan Olkovikas

Monica Trepiccione

Ashley Shaw

Taylor Landis

Jessica Meenaghan

Ashley Sanders

Hunter Queen 


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Coastal Carolina University is proud to present one of our most popular social media features, #CCUfamily. During the 2018-19 academic year, three students will be highlighted per week. Features will be published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Students will be featured across the official social media channels of Coastal Carolina University and on this website.

Students and staff featured are nominated by a member of the Coastal community. If you have questions about this campaign or would like to nominate a student or an alumnus or alumna, please contact Brent Reser