Name: Samantha Schoener
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Year in School: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Although she grew up in Myrtle Beach, Samantha Schoener needed to travel about fifteen miles to the northwest to truly be herself. Once she arrived at Coastal Carolina University, Samantha notes that she was able to “come out of my shell.”
A junior majoring in elementary education, Samantha is loving her time as a Chant. Impressed with the atmosphere and Coastal pride that is evident on campus, she has found a home. Samantha credits the people she has met for helping her evolve as a person and succeed in her program. Having selected Coastal because she believed that it would provide her with the most opportunities, it is safe to say that her expectation has turned into a reality.
Samantha lives by the notion that “the best is yet to come.” If this belief holds true, it means she will be in great shape when she attends graduate school to earn a degree in literacy. Then, if her motto still holds up, can you imagine what her professional career will bring? The sky is the limit for Samantha
Q&A with Samantha
How did you hear about Coastal?: My uncle and my mom have both graduated from Coastal. I also have lived in Myrtle Beach for 10 years now so it is my hometown school.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I came to coastal for the opportunities. I have gained friendships and created bonds that will last a lifetime.
Favorite professor: I can’t say that I have a favorite. I have gained something from each professor that I have had on campus.
Favorite class: My favorite class so far has been my art education class. It was a lot of fun!
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: I love the atmosphere around Coastal. There is so much school spirit around campus.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: My favorite thing about living in Myrtle Beach is the warm weather year round. Gives you more time to go to the beach!
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am part of the mentoring program in the education department. I go into one of the schools in the area and mentor a student once a week.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I work as a sales associate at Maurices. I also am a server at Steak n’ Shake.
Plans after graduation?: I plan on continuing my education. I want to earn my graduate degree in literacy.
What are your hobbies?: I love to play golf. I also love to spend time with my family. They are the ones that keep me motivated and are my inspiration.
Do you have any hidden talents?: It is really weird but I can touch my nose with my tongue. I am also left handed which I think is pretty unique.
Bonus Info: I like to consider myself a very positive person. There is one quote that I live by: “The best is yet to come.” It helps me stay focused on my goals and reminds me that I am just getting started. There are so many great things to come in my future.