Name: Michael Baney
Hometown: Wenonah, N.J.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Computer Science
When Michael Baney’s grandparents moved to the Grand Strand area they suggested to their grandson, who was living in New Jersey at the time, to do a little research on Coastal Carolina to see if there might be a fit. Michael thought “why not?” and gave CCU a look. It turned out that he enjoyed the campus and atmosphere so much that the suggestion from his grandma and grandpa would end up shaping the next several years of his life.
Currently a junior, Michael is studying computer science. He is deeply involved with the Residence Hall Association, holding an executive board position during the 2016-17 academic year. His involvement with RHA led him to become a resident adviser, a position in which he is able to assist and connect with his fellow Chanticleers.
Motivated by academic excellence, he hopes to repeat the 4.0 GPA he earned last semester throughout the rest of his time at CCU. When discussing his school, Michael says he is grateful that Coastal has allowed him to “expound on who I am as a person.” With the academic success he has already achieved combined with his admiration for the institution he is experiencing it at, the conditions seem right for Michael to accomplish whatever he sets his mind to.
Q&A with Michael
How did you hear about Coastal?: My grandparents moved to Conway three years ago, and told me about the campus, so I decided to give it a look.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere.
Favorite professor: Jeremy Killian, Ph.D.
Favorite class: HONR*203
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The environment; everyone that I have met has been kind.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: I love how close I am to the beach. It feels like I can go on a small vacation at any time. But, it is also nice to get the full college experience by being far from home.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: RHA, RA Council, Wizards of the Coastal and I am helping start up another club.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Student Computing Services
Plans after graduation?: Hopefully I will find a full-time job in my field and start a family.
What are your hobbies?: Reading, listening to all types of music, video games, doing activities with friends
Bonus Info: I am a resident adviser in the Low Country Community. This is my first year as an RA.