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O'keil Bacon

  • Major: Accounting
  • Hometown: Neeses, S.C.
  • Clubs and Organization: Leadership Challenge, Dalton & Linda Floyd Mentoring Program, Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors and Students Taking Active Responsibility (STAR)
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute and Brand Representative at Justice 
  • Life Mission: I strive to live a positive life. I love helping and motivating others to try their best in everything they do. I hope to someday become a motivational speaker for young people in order to show them how important life is and also how important it is to get as much education as possible. I also want to become an accountant, earn my CPA license and open up my own accounting firm.

Nicole Boyle

  • Major: Finance
  • Hometown: Vienna, W. Va.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Beta Gamma Sigma Events Coordinator Officer, Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Brown Scholar with Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute.
  • Internships: The Daily Dirtnap (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Life Mission: I believe we all have the opportunity to excel and pursue our dreams and aspirations. I have a passion to encourage everyone to achieve their dreams and understand you can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it. Along with helping others, I have many goals and aspirations of accomplishing in my career. My goal one day is to be a successful financial adviser and try to make a difference in someone's life.

Tiffiany L. Calhoun

  • Major: Business Management
  • Hometown: Bayboro, S.C.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Women's Resource Center of Coastal Carolina University
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute and Customer Assistant Tanger Outlet Mall
  • Life Mission: I plan on living my life each day to the fullest without regrets or worry. I believe in fair treatment of others, along with treating everyone I encounter with respect, as I would expect respectful treatment from them. I aim to build healthy relationships with others and to become a support system for people who otherwise would not have one.

Tynisha M. James

  • Hometown: Santee, S.C.
  • Major: Early Childhood Education
  • Clubs and Organizations: Leadership Challenge
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One, Sales Associate at Justice for Girls, Cashier at Wal-Mart
  • Life Mission: To bring love and laughter to those that enter my presence. Also, to be a wise and inspiring teacher to future leaders of the world. I want to be the one that anyone can come to when they need help with anything and everything. My students will know that I care about them and their future because they are our future. I will make sure they know and remember one of my favorite quotes: "In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.” Living by this philosophy will take you further than you could imagine.

Grace M. Jenkins

  • Major: Accounting
  • Hometown: Whitmore Lake, Mich.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Myrtle Beach Miracle League, Floyd Family Mentoring Program, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Coastal Activities Board
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute, Coastal Carolina Housing Desk Manager, and Outdoor Recreation Assistant and Trip Advisor
  • Life Mission: I would like to become a forensic accountant and travel to foreign countries. I want to help return the business world to a more trustworthy and responsible environment across the globe. That way, new and old businesses can grow and prosper with time.

Paris Percell

  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Manhattan, Kan.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Dalton & Linda Floyd Family Mentor
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute, Teacher's Aide Internship with the Psychology Department at Ocean Bay Elementary, Model at Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Life Mission: My life is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of at-risk children. I am eager to join the efforts to help lives through mentoring and education, am excited to help conquer the many challenges our youth face today.

Alyssa M. Sharples

  • Major: Business Management and Marketing
  • Hometown: Hackettstown, N.J.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Golden Key, Honors Program, University Scholar Award, Coastal Alumni Endowed Scholarship
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute, a waitress at Planet Hollywood at Broadway at the Beach
  • Life Mission: Whatever path I choose in life, I will make sure it is a path that will allow me to help others. I will work my hardest at whatever I do and will be successful no matter what. My life goal is to make a difference in other people's lives. I have been given so much throughout my life that I feel like it is my responsibility and duty to give back to those in need.

Jennifer M. Wan

  • Major: Middle Grades Education, Math and Science
  • Hometown: Howell, N.J.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, American Buddy for the International Summer School Program, Student Government Association, University Scholar Award, Women in Philanthropy & Leadership Scholarship and Wall Fellows.
  • Internships and Jobs: Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute, Sales Associate at BCBG Final Cut in Tanger Outlets, Project Assistant for Wentworth Property Management.
  • Life Mission: I want to make a difference in student's lives and help teach and support their future. I strive to have my own classroom one day where I can build relationships and foster the importance of education through guidance. After teaching for several years, I want to become a principal of a school so that I can make an even bigger difference for students.

Michelle Wilson

  • Major: Accounting
  • Hometown: Beaufort, S.C.
  • Clubs and Organizations: Leadership Challenge, Circle K International, Mentor for Dalton and Linda Floyd Mentoring and Brown Scholar with the Each One Teach One Program
  • Internships and Jobs: Jimmy Jazz (Coastal Grand)
  • Life Mission: I love numbers, so I saw myself doing nothing else in life but being an accountant. I would first like to be an accountant for a company. After gaining experience in the accounting field for two to three years, I plan to obtain my CPA license. Once I receive my CPA license, I would like to work for a corporation as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO).