Name: Avery Shorts
Hometown: Cheraw, S.C.
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Middle Level Education
For Avery Shorts, “it was love at first sight.” When he visited campus for the first time, he knew Coastal Carolina University was for him. He became a Chanticleer and now halfway through his freshman year, he is already making a name for himself.
From Cheraw, S.C., Avery chose CCU so he could enroll in the Spadoni College of Education and achieve his goal of becoming a teacher. The middle level education major is off to a good start and has not lost an ounce of energy for leading a classroom in the future.
“I am so passionate about education and I want to show children possibilities they may not see on a day-to-day basis,” Avery says.
But before he leads middle school students, he is going to lead new college students. Avery was selected as a 2019 orientation leader and will have a big influence on the CCU Class of 2023. Orientation leader positions are coveted and competition is strong, but Avery, who describes himself as ambitious, was not going to be denied.
“Everything I do for a reason and I won’t stop until I do it,” Avery declares.
Not a bad attitude to have, right? We look forward to watching Avery thrive over the next few years.
Q&A with Avery
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal in ninth grade.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I chose Coastal because of the amazing Spadoni College of Education and the overwhelming potential for success.
Favorite professor: Shannon Stewart, Ph.D.
Favorite class: UNIV 100 Leadership (my orientation leader class).
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The gorgeous campus
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The closeness of the beach
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: CIA (Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors), A.A.I.M (African American Initiative for Males), Call Me MiSTER, 2019 Orientation Team.
Plans after graduation?: I want to begin my teaching and pursuing my graduate degree.
What are your hobbies?: Hanging with friends and tutoring students.
Bonus Info: I am a purpose-driven aspiring teacher.