Jackson Scholar Alumni
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Graduating with her BA in Sociology in Spring 2019, Krystina started graduate school at Indiana University Bloomington for her PhD. During her time as a Jackson Scholar, she went on to become a Dyer Fellow and conducted research on transgender health care policies in the United States prison system. She was the recipient of the 2019 Lackey Service Award, which is presented annually to a Coastal Carolina University senior who serves the university community with conspicuous service through involvement and leadership in campus and community activities. The award was given in recognition for Krystina’s influential role in making CCU a more gender-equitable and inclusive place to live and work.
Austin graduated from CCU in Spring 2017 with a BA in Political Science, and is currently attending law school at the University of South Carolina (Columbia). During his time at CCU, Austin worked in the office of the Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts as a trusted and valued student assistant, and helped to found the African American Initiative for Males (A.A.I.M.), an important and highly successful program for student retention and success. He was also an influential figure in the Student Government Association, serving as its President in his senior year.
Carlie graduated as the Undergraduate Student of the Year in Spring 2018 and with a BA in History and Intelligence and National Security Studies. During her time at Coastal, she was a project leader for the Athenaeum Press, where she helped archive Horry county historical records, and won the best overall paper at the 2018 Phi Alpha Theta history conference for her work on a local influenza pandemic. In Fall 2018, she started graduate school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she is studying for a PhD in History with a focus on women’s changing roles in national intelligence and security during the cold war.
After attaining his BA in Intelligence and National Security Studies in Spring 2018, Nicholas went on to attend law school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. During his time in the Jackson Scholar program, Nicholas helped create and present in a panel discussion on “Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics of Future Warfare” and added a philosophy minor to his degree. After graduating from the program, he received a Dyer Fellowship to conduct research on the privacy rights in the digital age of autonomous computing systems.
Kaitlyn Dallis - Communications
Krystina Millar - Sociology
Emily Thibeault - Communications
Yaicha Ocampo - English
Carlie Todd - History and Intelligence & National Security Studies
Nicholas Smith - Intelligence & National Security Studies
Shadaisha Hamilton - Political Science
Jason Renne II - Communications
Austin Nichols - Political Science
Garland Shrader - Philosophy
Albert "LaTrez" Chestnut - Recreation & Sports Management
Thea McInnis - Hospitality, Resort & Tourism Management
Kira Elton - Sociology
Kaitlyn Powalie - Psychology and Philosophy
Merwan Luck - Computer Science
Darcy Barr - Biology
Julietta Marks - Political Science