Name: Christy Leigh Salinari
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Year in School: Sophomore
Major 1: Political Science
Major 2: History
Upon meeting Christy Salinari, you will be immediately captivated by her outgoing and witty personality. A political science and history double major from Myrtle Beach, the cheerful sophomore leaves no question that she enjoys CCU, or for that matter, life in general.
Christy chose to become a Chanticleer because when touring other universities she couldn’t find an institution that presented a strong enough case for her to leave the “home away from home” that awaited at Coastal. Once settled, it didn’t take long for Christy to make her mark on campus. As her first year ended, she was recognized with the Department of Political Science’s Outstanding Freshman of the Year honor. Consider it the first of many achievements Christy hopes to earn as she sets her sights on a career in law.
Noting that Coastal has given her “a really nice environment” to attain her undergraduate degree, Christy hopes to enter law school after she graduates in 2020. If all goes according to plan and she becomes an attorney, Christy says she wants to practice law right here in South Carolina. A member of Alpha Delta Pi, she looks to continue to master the perfect balance between academic pursuits and social activities as she navigates through her college career. We wish Christy the best of luck.
Q&A with Christy
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal through the news, as well as through older friends who attended.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I decided to attend Coastal after touring other universities and suddenly realizing that CCU certainly was my home away from home.
Favorite professor: My favorite professor is Kimberly Hale, Ph.D. She always makes class fun and interesting, even when the subject is political philosophy!
Favorite class: My favorite class is Women and Public Policy.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: My favorite aspect about Coastal is Prince Lawn. There are always so many fun activities happening there, and it is a beautiful place as well.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: Being close to the beach of course!
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority here on campus, which is a complete joy to be a part of.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I currently work on campus for Video Production Services.
Plans after graduation?: I plan to attend law school after graduation, in order to pursue my dream of becoming an attorney.
What are your hobbies?: My hobbies include dancing, cooking and of course going to the beach.
Do you have any hidden talents?: My hidden talent would probably be writing essays.
Bonus Info: I very much enjoy attending school at CCU, and I look forward to two more years here! Chants up!