Name: Ehren G. Williams
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Ehren Williams is one of our many students who was sold on CCU the moment she walked on campus. Citing an influential tour guide (Teal Trailblzaer) and a beautiful backdrop to get an education, Ehren knew Coastal was for her. Thus, the Charlotte product moved to Conway to begin her undergraduate journey.
Living by her life motto of “trust the process,” Ehren put her faith in the Spadoni College of Education. With a dream to become a teacher, she quickly found out that placing her trust in our professors was the right move. Impressed by how the faculty offered a curriculum focused on the future of teaching and the necessity of classroom technology, Ehren had no doubts that she would be molded into a new age teacher.
With her academic path going in the right direction, Ehren became involved on campus. She joined Women of Color (WOC) and was accepted as a SNAP mentor. She also decided to follow in the shoes of the student who played a big part in attracting her to CCU. You guessed it, Ehren is a Teal Trailblazer. In this role, she has the same influence on future Chanticleers that Franasia Chantelle Safayan-Greene, Ehren’s tour guide, had on her.
“The best part about being a Teal Trailblazer is seeing your tourers come back to campus and them saying, ‘You were my tour guide!’ It just shows the big impact we have on campus,” Ehren explains.
With the confidence to take families on campus tours and the willingness to learn the new tricks of the teaching industry, Ehren is someone who is not shy or timid.
“I am always trying to meet new people and try new things,” says Ehren. “I think being outgoing and personable will shape me to be the person I am meant to be.”
There is no doubt that this person will be a special one. We thank Ehren for choosing CCU and making it her “own home.”
Q&A with Ehren
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal from an admissions counselor who came to my high school.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I decided to attend Coastal because of my amazing tour guide, Franasia Chantelle Safayan-Greene, but also because of the diversity and class sizes.
Favorite professor: Dianne L.H. Mark, Ph.D.
Favorite class: Computer Technology and Instructional Media. The course taught me how to integrate media into the everyday classroom. It showed that the Spadoni College of Education accepts the changing of times and how it is preparing its students for the new era of education.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The students! Everyone is very friendly and has made this campus my home. I have created friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: All the different cultures surrounding the area. If you venture to Conway, you get the historical and small town side. Myrtle Beach has all the tourist attractions and, of course, the beach.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am the 2018-19 secretary for Women of Color and a mentor in the SNAP Mentoring program.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I am a Teal Trailblazer on Coastal Carolina’s campus and a member of the Rockin’ Jump Myrtle Beach team.
Plans after graduation: I plan to teach in Horry County and get my Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Coastal Carolina University.
What are your hobbies?: My hobbies include participating in community service events, hanging out with friends, reading books and trying out new food.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I can say the alphabet backwards.
Bonus Info: My life motto is “trust the process.” To me, this means that putting in the work and doing all the proper steps will get you the desired end result.