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Wall College hosts annual Wall Connections event

Vice chair of the Grant Center to deliver the keynote address


January 30, 2019

Conway, SC – Wall College Connections, a signature event sponsored annually by the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Wall College of Business. This year's theme is "Tackling Tomorrow: Preparing for a Future Career Today." This event is free and open to the public.

Various educational sessions will be conducted by faculty, staff, students and business professionals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the Wall building. There will also be opportunities for students to connect with their faculty mentor.

A panel discussion with successful business and academic professionals will be held at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Auditorium. Panelists include David Fink, lecturer of management; Arlise McKinney, associate professor of management at Coastal Carolina University; Jason Repak ’07, president of Hudson Custom Homebuilders Inc. and TACK Holdings Inc.; and Steven Vanden Heuvel ’16, director of strategy and operations at M&A Insurance.

This year’s keynote speaker is Michael King, owner of KingOne Properties in Myrtle Beach and vice chair of CCU's Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics Advisory Board. King, a native of Myrtle Beach, started his real estate career at 19 years-old while he was a student at Coastal Carolina College. Over the years, he has marketed, sold and developed properties that have won local, regional, national and international recognition. KingOne Properties has locations in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Ft. Lauderdale and Toronto.

King is not only a prominent businessman, but he is active in his community as well, with a focus on helping child-affiliated charities. He is currently the co-chairman of fundraising for an Horry County safe house for mothers and children who are victims of domestic violence; he is president of 2 Live Beyond, a local charity that raises money for eight different children’s charities; and he is an advisory board member of the WALBER foundation, an organization that helps children have the courage to achieve their dreams. King is also the vice chairman for The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics’ advisory board.

King resides in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Victoria, and son, Christian, and daughter, Giselle. He and his wife will be welcoming their third child, Luciana, in March.

The keynote session will take place at 2 p.m. in Johnson Auditorium; doors open at 1:30 p.m. Students need to bring their student IDs.

For more information, contact Yoav Wachsman at 843-349-2284 or yoav@coastal.edu, or visit coastal.edu/business/connections.


The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics serves students and professionals engaged in all facets of real estate and economic development and provides market analysis, study-based scholarships, networking opportunities, internships and technical study tours of international sites.

The Grant Center leverages the global ties of Coastal Carolina University and key partners, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members. It offers courses in commercial and investment real estate, publishes scholarly research and produces applied studies for stakeholders in the region. The center also hosts the annual real estate and economic summit and awards gala, provides seminar talks on a regular basis and consults for various private, government and nonprofit groups.

The key mission is to support the education of its students to the highest levels of competence and professionalism and to broaden the economic base of the region, serving as a bridge between Coastal Carolina University and the wider community.

For more information, please contact Hattie Jordan, Program Assistant of the Grant Center, at hajordan@coastal.edu 

Follow the Grant Center on Social Media @GrantCenterCCU.

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