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  • CCU has record-setting academic performance for Fall 2017

    A record 264 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the fall 2017 semester, including record 129 that earned Dean’s List. In addition, 48 Chanticleers had a perfect 4.0 GPA to receive President’s List recognition.

  • CCU professor named co-director of newly-formed Hobcaw Barony institute

    Coastal Carolina University anthropologist Carolyn Dillian has been named co-director of the new Belle W. Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies at Hobcaw Barony.

    CCU and Francis Marion University recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Hobcaw Barony to create the Belle W. Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies at Hobcaw Barony. The institute will offer students and faculty at CCU and FMU the opportunity to “engage in the study of the cultural and historical heritage of South Carolina with an emphasis on the relationship between humans and the coastal environment that has shaped our shared heritage.” The three partnering entities will also develop and present public educational programs at the 16,000-acre research reserve located on the South Carolina coast near Georgetown.

  • Schwartzkopf Program Fund to benefit Hackler Golf Course at CCU

    Carl Schwartzkopf, a former professor in the PGA Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University, is donating his house in the Coastal Heights neighborhood near campus through a planned gift to the University. As part of his gift agreement, proceeds from CCU’s eventual sale of the property will be used to establish the Carl H. Schartzkopf Program Fund, which will benefit the General James Hackler Golf Course at the University. The gift supports the University’s I’M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing CCU’s endowment $20 million by 2020. To date, more than $17 million has been raised. Learn more about the campaign at I'M IN.

  • CCU students help HUD count Horry homeless population January 19, 2018

    About 45 Coastal Carolina University students have volunteered to help count the local homeless population for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from Wednesday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Jan. 27. The Point-In-Time (PIT) count helps identify community needs and allocate federal resources.

    The students, mostly from CCU’s sociology classes about poverty and race, will visit 11 different food pantries, shelters and places in the county where the homeless gather, according to Stephanie Southworth, Ph.D., lecturer of sociology at CCU, who is also the county coordinator for Horry County for the second year.

  • CCU's Wall College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation

    The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration has maintained its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the international accreditation association for undergraduate and graduate business programs in higher education. AACSB announced this week that it has extended accreditation for CCU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Accountancy degree programs.