Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts - Coastal Carolina University
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Naming Opportunities for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Quick Facts

  • The Edwards College houses six experiential learning centers – Athenaeum Press, Digital Commons, Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, Global Experiences Program, Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, and the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies. These centers offer students hands-on research and creative experiences, fellowships and internships, travel opportunities, professional development, and the chance to make a real-world difference in the community beyond CCU.

  • Our prestigious fine arts programs are recognized at home and abroad. Students benefit from the expertise of exceptional faculty; award-winning artists and designers; professional actors and design technicians; and nationally recognized recording artists and musicians. Our alumni include Emmy nominees; Broadway, regional and touring performers; successful artists, designers and technicians; and CCU’s first student Fulbright Scholar.

  • Home to a range of innovative academic programs – including Digital Culture & Design, Intelligence and National Security Studies; and Commercial Music and Jazz – the Edwards College is on the cutting edge of liberal arts education. Our students are tomorrow’s great thinkers and makers, developing analytical, teamwork and communication skills that are in demand across a variety of industries.

  • The Edwards College Advising Center engages students in one-on-one academic development and facilitates programs and activities designed to help students succeed. From academic coaching which helps students engage with faculty outside of the classroom – to peer mentoring, students are supported from their first day on campus through their graduation day.

Edwards College Student

“Attending Coastal Carolina University has been one of the most enriching experiences in my life.

The Edwards College opened doors to opportunities such as the Jackson Scholar Program and the Athenaeum Press, which have introduced me to diverse people and disciplines I would have never experienced otherwise. I am honored to have received scholarships from Women in Philanthropy and Leadership, the Edwards College, and the Horry County Higher Education Commission. Without these scholarships, I would not have been able to attend college nor have been as successful in my research and academic studies. I am confident that my education has given me the skills and knowledge to competitively navigate whatever the future may hold.”

-Carlie Todd
History, and Intelligence and National Security Studies • Murrells Inlet, S.C.

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Naming Opportunities

Edwards College Named
Edwards Theatre Named
Edwards Courtyard Named
Board of Visitors Room Named
Charles Joyner Room/Faculty Library Named
Jackson Scholars Program Named
John Smith Conference Center Conference Room Named
Edwards Recital Hall $500,000
Visiting Artists Series $100,000
Wheelwright Auditorium $100,000
Art Studios (4) $50,000 each
Archaeology Lab $50,000 each
Dean’s Suite $50,000
Digital Studio $50,000
Endowed Scholarships $50,000 each
Piano Series $50,000
Studio 255 Digital Production Space $50,000
Words to Say It Writing Series $50,000
Photography Studio $40,000
Acting Classroom $30,000
Communications Lab $30,000
Dance Studio $30,000
Graphic Design Lab (2) $30,000 each
Dance Studio $30,000
Lecture Hall Room 256 $30,000
Study Abroad Summer Programs $30,000
Faculty Lounge $20,000
Recruitment Scholarships (Performing and Visual Arts) (5)  $2,000 each
Recruitment Scholarships  (Underrepresented Groups) (5) $2,000 each
Scholarships for Study Abroad (10) $2,000 each
Internships (10) $2,000 each
Benches $1,500
Grants for Student Research, Performance, and Exhibition (20) $500 each
Named seat in Edwards Recital Hall $500 each

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Edwards College student photo

“As a student in the Edwards College, I have found myself surrounded by constant support from amazing faculty who truly have an interest in my education and my experience.

My classes have given me in-depth and often hands-on ways to learn; with that I am able to translate that knowledge into real-world applications. The Edwards College Research Fellowship has provided me with a unique experience to work with faculty, something that will be invaluable for continuing my education beyond an undergraduate degree. Overall, being at Coastal has given me the confidence and support to not only reach my current goals, but to push myself to set goals for continuing my education in the future.”

- Sydney James
Anthropology and Geography • Seaford, Del.