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  • Ready to Relay for Life?

    February 5 2018

    Ashley Shaw, vice president of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) announced that the 2018 Relay For Life T-shirts have arrived and reflect the theme of this year's CCU Relay, which is "Relay Around the World."

    Last year, with the support of faculty, staff, students and community, CCU raised more than $113,000!

    "We are hoping to continue to receive and improve the support we have throughout campus," said Shaw. "Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 which will put Coastal at a historically raised value of a MILLION dollars! This is going to be a big year for us, and we want you to be a part of it!"

    If you would like to purchase a shirt to help fight this battle, please follow the link directly below to complete an order form through Coastal Connections. You can also to place an order.

    Student members of CAC are able to deliver shirts to your office or can set up a pick-up location for you. Shirts sell for $15 and come in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. If you would like a different size we can place an order upon request. There is a flyer with the shirt information attached.

    Additionally, there is the link below where you can register as a survivor, participant or create a team for our Relay for Life. You also can use this link to see our current amount raised and any announcements we have.

    Please call Shaw at 843-349-2939 with any questions.



  • Public Safety has new drug drop box

    February 5 2018

    Coastal Carolina University's Department of Public Safety now has a medication/drug drop box for unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

    The drop box is located in the main lobby of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Building at 255 University Blvd. on campus. It is available to the public during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The contents will be collected and prepared for disposal in a manner that is eco-friendly and in accordance with federal and state laws.
    DPS is working in partnership with the Horry CAST Coalition and Shoreline Behavioral Health Services, through funding received from the Empowering Communities for Healthy Outcomes (ECHO) grant.

    This program not only helps to protect the environment, but can also deter the usage of prescription drugs by unintended parties. Studies show that the majority of the prescription drug abusers obtain the medicines from home medicine cabinets of friends and family.

    Please be sure to remove all labels with identifying information from the bottles before disposal and make sure that the caps are tightly fastened. DPS personnel also ask that you do not drop off needles, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide, liquids/ointments/lotions, aerosol cans or thermometers.

    This is an anonymous service and contact with law enforcement personnel is not required. There are currently 13 drop box locations in Horry and Georgetown counties.

    For more infomration, visit

  • Former Chauncey goes pro

    January 31 2018

    Recent graduate and former Chauncey mascot Matt Shuttleworth '16 has a new mascot gig working as a mascot for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Shuttleworth was Chauncey for four years until his graduation in December 2016, when he strode across the state with chicken feet, tail and hands in his cap and gown.

    Read more about Shuttleworth's mascot journey in the March newsletter!

  • CCU soccer player drafted by Colorado Rapids at MLS SuperDraft

    February 2 2018

    Coastal Carolina University's Frantzdy Pierrot has been selected in the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids.

    The Rapids made the Boston, Mass., native the fourth pick in the second round and the 27th overall pick of the draft.
    Pierott performed in front of all 23 MLS teams as one of the invitees to the 2018 Major League Soccer Adidas Player Combine.

    "It is just an exciting time for me and my family, and we were all together at home sharing in my dream together," Pierrot said. "I am ready now to work hard and help Colorado get to the playoffs. Colorado is an up-and-coming team, and I am excited to be a part of that."

    "It's a testament to Frantzdy and our team this year that good opportunities will present themselves with good application, hard work and selfless play," said Shaun Docking, CCU's head soccer coach. "Frantzdy deserves all the credit for leading his team this year, and I have no doubt he will be successful with this new venture with the Colorado Rapids!"

    With the drafting of Pierrot, Docking has seen six of his players chosen in the MLS SuperDraft in the past seven years, and Pierrot is the 13th player CCU has seen drafted in the MLS SuperDraft since 2004.

  • IR gets first group presidential thank you

    February 1 2018

    Chris Mee, executive director of institutional research, assessment and analysis (IRAA), and her team were surprised when President David DeCenzo arrived for their staff meeting Jan. 31 bearing a big bouquet of teal balloons and flanked by a posse of well-wishers.

    Mee's team was the first entire department nominated to receive the official Presidential Thank You, an effort of the Feel the Teal Service Excellence program designed to recognize ithose who consistently go above and beyond to serve others with excellence.

    The nomination transpired after a public relations planning meeting between Sara Hottinger, Brianne Parker, Bill Plate and Martha Hunn. Parker commented on the incredible impact the IR team has on our work, essential to our everyday accomplishments. Each person referenced examples of the excellent work and accommodating spirit exhibited by the IRAA team, and the group agreed wholeheartedly tont he recognition. Parker ran with the idea to contact Nick DeStefano to nominate the department.

    The IRAA team received an honorary plaque, and each team member received a nameplate for their desktop commemorating the event.



  • Title IX workshop held at CCU

    February 5 2018

    Coastal Carolina University hosted a Continuing Legal Education seminar for attorneys on Jan. 26, with more than 50 attorneys from around the state gathered in the Alford Ballroom to learn about Title IX and how it applies to higher education. The workshop. titled "Alcohol & Drugs: Navigating the Impacts of Substance Use and Abuse in Students and Lawyers Alike," featured Denise Perez, Title IX investigator and EEO Investigator; Jennie Cassidy, assistant vice president for Campus Life and Student Engagement; and Travis Overton, vice president for executive initiatives/chief of staff and acting dean of students.

    Attendees learned the complexities of a Title IX investigation on a college campus and the University's obligation to investigate and resolve complaints of sexually discriminatory behavior, while exploring the various prevention methods and resources available to students. Additionally, participants walked away understanding interim remedies and actions plans resulting from a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

    To conclude the session, CCU welcomed Robert Turnbull, Esq., on behalf of Lawyers Helping Lawyers, a program of the South Carolina Bar that assists legal professionals by providing referral services, peer support and monitoring services. They also provide preventative services including educational outreach to the judiciary and various Bar groups. Lawyers Helping Lawyers is a confidential member service of the South Carolina Bar and is available to help South Carolina lawyers in obtaining assistance as well as treatment.

    The Office of University Counsel would like to thank Denise Perez, Jennie Cassidy and Travis Overton for making the workshop such a success with their presentations! They each lead sessions that evoked great discussion and showcased the dedication Coastal has for its students. Additionally, the Office of University Counsel would like to extend special thanks to President David DeCenzo for taking the time to kick off the workshop and welcome the guests to campus.


  • Student Involvement and Leadership Awards nominations due

    January 22 2018

    The Office of Student Life invite faculty and staff to reflect on student organizations, leaders and programming by nominating them for a 2018 Student Involvement and Leadership Award. This annual ceremony recognizes all the hard work and dedication our student leaders exhibit throughout the year.

    The deadline is March 2.

    Nominations are now open and can be found here:

  • Art professor Bleicher to lecture at Burroughs & Chapin Museum

    January 31 2018

    CCU visual arts professor Steven Bleicher will give three talks about his current exhibition, "The Kings Highway," at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum on the following dates:

    Thursday, March 1, at 2 p.m.
    Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m.
    Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m.

    For more informatioin about the exhibit, watch the following video:

    The exhibit will be on display through April 22, 2018.

  • Faculty/staff can get meal plans

    January 19 2018

    Did you know that #CCUFoodCrew offers faculty/staff meal plans? There are two options to choose from, and it can be payroll deducted. Meal plans are convenient, added straight to your CINO card, abd you don’t have to worry about paying cash or using credit/debit card. For additional information, contact Tarvarus Roussell, Aramark marketing manager at | or call ext. 6933.