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Congratulations Graduates! 

Dean Bornholdt Regalia (Added 5/4/2020) MCD

All of us in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts are so proud of our graduates. You persevered during some extraordinary times, and we know you will make all of us very proud. With a degree from our Edwards College, you are ready for the next step in your lives, and I know that great things await you. In order to celebrate your accomplishments and to give a little support to the incoming class of Edwards College Chants, I invite you to participate in a scholarship fundraising competition I started this May with the first group of the 2020 graduates. In May, the graduating class from the Edwards College, the College faculty, and the Board of Visitors for the Edwards College raised enough money for two scholarships, each for an incoming freshman who is a first-generation college student. It would be so wonderful if you could lend a hand to a future student of the humanities and fine arts, in particular one who will be the first in their family to attend college. Your support will ensure that they too may learn and grow through the Edwards College experience. I thank you for your support because any contribution, regardless of how little or large, will make a big difference in a future student’s life. My most heartfelt congratulations to all of you again, and thank you!
For more information, call  843-349-2421 or bornholdt@coastal.edu.

Giving Teal Tuesday 2020 Button (added 11/4/2020) MCD


Meet selected 2019 Edwards College First-Generation Scholarship winners:

Ben Battelini FYS Winner 2020 (Added 11/5/2020) MCD Ben Battelini is a music education major and a trumpeter from Goose Creek, S.C., who chose to attend CCU because of its location and the quality of its music faculty. “I strive to be a music educator, being able to change people's lives by introducing them to music and assisting them through music,” Battelini said. He also mentioned that the Edwards College First-Generation Scholarship “has allowed me to attend and relieve a lot of financial stress.”


Katarina Kunkle, a communication major from Lehighton, Pa., selected CCU because of the reputation of the program and its location. Kunkle is preparing for a career as a news anchor, ideally in California, and said the scholarship is having a significant impact on her ability to attend. Her advice for high school students?  “Start saving your money now.”


Music education major Victor Sanchez has been in the Conway area for a decade, though he is originally from Queens, N.Y. His long-term goal is to become a high school band director, but for the time being, he’s set on maintaining high grades and making connections with music students and faculty at CCU. Sanchez said the Edwards College First-Generation Annual Scholarship has “helped me a lot financially and made me feel  welcomed as a first-generation student in my family.”



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