Name: Alice Riley
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Alice Riley is talented and focused. A person who loves “putting pieces together,” it is perhaps not a surprise that she wants to work in event planning or public relations upon graduation. While waiting for that day to come, Alice is currently working for Leadership and Civic Engagement, an office that prides itself on volunteer opportunities, service learning and activism - all areas that will help Alice in her future professional career.
Noting that the campus atmosphere is what initially attracted her to Coastal, Alice says that since enrolling she has really enjoyed the intimate and hands-on classes led by personal professors. Besides working for the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement, Alice is involved on campus via student groups. She claims membership in organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., A.Bevy Inc. and Women of Color.
When asked what goal she most hopes to accomplish at Coastal, she didn’t reply with a common answer such as graduate or land on an academic list. Rather, Alice said that first and foremost she wants to be an inspiration, no matter the magnitude of her impact.
“Whether it be big or small, as long as I can say I made a difference then that is okay with me,” Alice says.
Ask someone on campus who has crossed paths with Alice and chances are they will tell you that her impact tilts more toward the “big” end of the spectrum.
Q&A with Alice
How did you hear about Coastal?: One of my closest friends informed me.
Why did you come to Coastal?: The atmosphere was one of the main reasons why I came. The students and staff had positive spirits and made me feel welcome during my visit.
Favorite professor: Professor Roessler
Favorite class: Organizational Media Design
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: My favorite aspect is the diversity of student organizations. I love that there are so many organizations to choose from. It helps promote involvement on campus.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The easy access to the beach and other attractions.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., A.Bevy Inc., Women of Color
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Yes. I am employed by Leadership and Civic Engagement as a service specialist.
Plans after graduation?: I want to acquire a position in event coordinating or public relations.
What are your hobbies?: Working out, event planning, and shopping.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I can play the violin and also sing!