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A popular #CCUSocialMedia staple is the #CCUfamily campaign. Three times per week, a Coastal Carolina University student is profiled on both coastal.edu and CCU social media channels. Featured students, who are all nominated by the campus community, receive recognition via a Q&A video and a short article.


Over the past two academic years, more than 150 students have been profiled. Take a look at a small selection of students featured this academic year.

View complete profiles and videos of all students featured in the CCU Family.

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D’Quondre I. Gadson Junior

Santee, S.C.
Business Management

Photo of D'Quondre I. Gadson for CCU Family

Why did you come to Coastal?
I came to CCU because it felt like home. When I first visited the campus, I was treated like family, and that was when I realized that Coastal was meant for me.

Favorite aspect of Coastal?
My favorite aspect of Coastal would be the small class sizes and the professors who are willing to know your name. 

Plans after graduation?
I plan to pursue a career in human resources. 

What are your hobbies?
I like to eat, sleep and spend time with family/friends.

Courtney Sabo, Senior

Fairfax County, Va.
Elementary Education

Photo of Courtney Sabo for CCU Family

Why did you come to Coastal?
I came to Coastal after comparing education departments and liking the one at CCU the best. 

Favorite aspect of Coastal?
My favorite aspect of Coastal is that it has palm trees on campus. I never thought I would go to a school that has palm trees.

Plans after graduation?
After graduation, I plan on getting a teaching job with Horry County Schools.

What are your hobbies?
Some of my hobbies include spending time with my two dogs, shopping and watching sporting events with friends.

Alex Lucas, Senior

Baltimore, Md.
Exercise and Sport Science

Photo of Alex Lucas for CCU Family

Why did you come to Coastal?
I came to Coastal to experience a new environment and feed my passion for adventure.

Favorite aspect of Coastal?
I love how welcoming everyone at Coastal is and how beautfiul/well-kept the campus is.

Plans after graduation?
I plan to attend graduate school to become a physician assistant. 

What are your hobbies?
I love to lift weights and travel. It is hard for me to stay in one place for too long. I have visited four countries in the past two years and recently drove across country.

Rich Fruchterman, Junior

Fairfax, Va.
Finance specializing in professional golf management

Picture of Rich Fruchterman for CCU Family

Why did you come to Coastal?
I came to Coastal for the PGM Program to study business and golf.

Favorite aspect of Coastal?
The ability to get to know all my professors because of the smaller class sizes.

Plans after graduation?
I want to move to the Washington, D.C., area and get a job in the finance industry for a few years before attending graduate school.

What are your hobbies?
Studying financial markets like stocks and crypto currencies, exercising, yoga and intramural sports. But my biggest hobby is riding my moped.

Mikayla Morris, Junior

Georgetown, S.C.
English

Picture of Mikayla Morris for CCU Family

Why did you come to Coastal?
I came to CCU because after going on a campus tour I knew I wanted to make this my home. My tour guide was very knowledgeable about student life and academics, and the campus itself was gorgeous. 

Favorite aspect of Coastal?
The one-on-one connections that are offered to students is my favorite aspect of Coastal.

Plans after graduation?
After graduation, I plan to go to graduate school to get my master’s degree in student affairs and higher education.

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are eating, singing, writing poetry, and spending time with my family and friends.