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LIFE Program Staff

Meet the support staff of Coastal Carolina's LIFE Program:

The Staff are here to facilitate education, provide support, and assist LIFE Students wiith developing independant living skills, personal growth, and build meaningful connections accross Coastal Carolina's campus. 

Dr. Cheryl Morgan

Director

Jonathan Doe
Contact Dr. Cheryl Morgan
cmorgan@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 121

More information coming soon!

Dr. Karen Diegelmann

Assistant Director

Jonathan Doe
Contact Dr. Karen Diegelmann
kdiegelma@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123E

More information coming soon!

Brian Keys

Employment Coordinator

Jonathan Doe
Contact Brian Keys
bkeys@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123C

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Brian earned his B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Special Education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to CCU, he worked as a middle school and high school teacher in Pennsylvania.

Melinda Hayes-Ramsey

Internship Instructor

Jonathan Doe
Contact Melinda Hayes-Ramsey
mhayesra@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123

Melinda is a recent transplant from the much colder and more mountainous area of Southwest Virginia. Melinda was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Lynchburg (Go Hornets!) and her graduate degree from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). Melinda has held several jobs in the past such as special education teacher, skills trainer, and vocational rehabilitation counselor. Melinda most recently came from another Project SEARCH program at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, Virginia. All these jobs have prepared her for my greatest job yet….working with the in-terns from Coastal Carolina University and Horry County Public Schools.

Melinda is lucky enough to be married to the Love of her Life, Allen, and just bought a fixer upper in Little River. Melinda loves to decorate!! Her other hobbies include trying new recipes in her Air Fryer, learning and teaching classes on wine, watching and buying items on QVC, walking the beach, trying new restaurants, meeting new friends, and cheer-ing on the Hokies and Chanticleers.

 

Jacklyn Masiello

Instructional Coordinator

Jonathan Doe
Contact Jacklyn Masiello
jamasiell@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123F

Jacklyn 'Jackie' Massiello is excited to join Coastal Carolina University’s LIFE program as the new Instructional Support Coordinator. Jackie is from Kansas City, MO (Go Chiefs!) and is a CCU alumni. As an Instructional Support Coordinator, her responsibilities range from mentorship training, scheduling, advising a cohort of LIFE students, and instructing LIFE student courses.  Before joining the LIFE program team Jackie had the privilege to work with Horry County Disability and Special Needs Board as an Early Interventionist. In that position Jackie was able to assist families in navigating early signs of development delays and disabilities.

Jackie believes in work/life balance. She loves spending time at the beach and quality time with her two little ones. 

Christopher Moore

Residential Support Coordinator

Jonathan Doe
Contact Christopher Moore
cmoore1@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123G

Christopher 'Chris' Moore is the Residential Support Coordinator of the LIFE Program at Coastal Carolina University. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in English (‘12) as well as his Master’s degree in English Literature (‘14) from Salisbury University. Continuing his academic pursuits, Chris began a MLiS Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Chris focused his research on information literacy for incoming students, as well as assistive technology. After graduation ('16), Chris was able to serve as a Learning Specialist for the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. In this position Chris worked with Olympic Sport athletes with diagnosed learning disabilities on time management, study skills, and academic goals. This position led Chris to Coastal Carolina University, where he acted as the Assistant Director to Accessibility and Disability Services. In early 2021, Chris began working with the LIFE Program as the Resident Success Coordinator, where he provides education and support for LIFE students as they develop lifelong living skills as they continue to learn and develop independent living skills. 

In his free time Chris enjoys running with his two dogs (Daenerys 'Danny' & Eris 'Erry'), time in the library, and traveling with his partner, Skye. 


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LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123
100 Tom Trout Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Phone: 843-349-2665