Name: Blake Graham
Hometown: Lake City, S.C.
Year in School: Senior
Major: Communication (public relations concentration)
Does the name Blake Graham sound familiar to you? Okay, if not, chances are you might still be familiar with him. Remember the goosebump-inducing Coastal baseball “destiny” video that was released last summer? That one-of-a-kind voice belongs to Blake. Or perhaps you might be familiar with his acting work. In a recent Coastal Carolina commercial, Blake stars as the tour guide. You don’t have to dig deep to find other examples of Blake’s work either, the guy has graced CCU with his talent over the past four years.
So it probably comes as no surprise that Blake wants to become a successful actor and director. What might surprise you, however, is that he wants to immediately advance his education after he graduates in May and he wants to do it here at Coastal Carolina University. Blake has applied to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and looks forward to spending a couple more years on campus. Yes, the marketing staff here at CCU is rejoicing.
But on a serious note, it is admirable that Blake has chosen to earn his graduate degree. If you ask him why he wants to continue his education at Coastal, he will tell you it is because of the “homey, welcoming feel.” He will also add that this campus is a place where individuals are meant to feel like part of the group, a feeling that you can’t find just anywhere. We thank Blake for sticking with CCU and we are excited to see him thrive even more.
Q&A with Blake
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about it through my guidance counselors.
Why did you come to Coastal?: It felt like home to me.
Favorite professor: Steven Madden, Ph.D.
Favorite class: Gender Communication
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The beautiful campus.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: Being surrounded by so many different
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: CEaL mentor, graduate member of Phi Gamma Delta, and an Achante member.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I work in the University College as a student worker.
Plans after graduation?: Hopefully get accepted into the MALS program here.
What are your hobbies?: I write, act, sing and dance(like nobody’s watching).
Do you have any hidden talents?: I can do a pretty spot on Elmo Impression
Bonus Info: I hope to one day be a successful actor and director.