Name: Gabrielle Poston
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Year in School: Senior
Minor: Art Studio
The moment you meet Gabrielle Poston you know she fits her own description of “lively.” A senior from Myrtle Beach, it is impossible to doubt her genuine enthusiasm. When asked how she maintains her optimistic nature, Gabrielle remarks, “Positive thoughts attract positive actions and no matter what there is always a plan.”
With that outlook on life, combined with a cup of coffee here and there, Gabrielle has successfully completed a great run at Coastal Carolina University. Knowing from the start that CCU was right for her, she pursued her communication degree. However, it was the other discipline she was able to chase that really highlighted her time on campus. An art studio minor, Gabrielle identifies her favorite moment at CCU as the opportunity she had to express herself and grow through art.
Upon graduating, Gabrielle plans to continue her modeling career. If all goes according to plan, she will end up in Florida by the time the summer is over. Although seeing this Grand Strand native leave the area will be tough, one can’t help but feel appreciation for the time she has devoted toward being a productive member of both the community and this campus.
Q&A with Gabrielle
How did you hear about Coastal?: I grew up in Myrtle Beach, so CCU was always in my backyard, so to speak.
Why did you come to Coastal?: It was close to home, and it just fit. From the moment I got accepted I knew that CCU was where I belonged.
Favorite professor: James Everett, Ph.D., and Wes Fondren, Ph.D.
Favorite class: My black and white photography class, it’s allowed me to express myself as an artist and I am thankful for that.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The class size and the gorgeous campus.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: I love the small businesses that the tourists don’t know about, it’s those spots that really make this area so special and unique.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I work at a local coffee shop right off campus called Coffee Nerd!!
Plans after graduation?: I plan to pursue my modeling career with my N.C. agency and then move to Florida at the end of the summer.
What are your hobbies?: Modeling, writing, photography, drinking looooots of coffee and traveling
Bonus Info: I recently started a blog that I’m really proud of, called giftedwithgab.com in hopes to further my writing.