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  • CCU plans to put tuition money back in students’ pockets

    The proposed South Carolina state budget calls for an increase in recurring funds for Coastal Carolina University, and CCU officials plan to use the funding to give full-time, in-state students a $100 credit per semester on their tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    “When the CCU board of trustees increased tuition by 3 percent back in May, we were not sure that the state was going to increase the University’s recurring funds,” said David Frost, interim chief financial officer and vice president of finance at CCU. “Previously, the increase would have meant an additional $168 per semester for in-state students. This tuition credit puts $100 per semester back in their pockets, reducing the increase from 3 percent to 1.21 percent.”

  • Four students receive Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center Scholarship

    Four students have been awarded the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development’s Real Estate Programs Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The students are:
    • Patrick Dempsey, a finance major from Holbrook, N.Y.

    • Austin Johnson, a finance major from Conway, S.C.

    • Erin McQuade, an accounting major from Sayreville, N.J.

    • Taylor Mitchell Simon, a finance major from Brewster, N.Y.

    “We are proud of our real estate scholar students as they continue to take full advantage of the challenging opportunities offered through the Grant Center and CCU,” said Rob Salvino, Ph.D., research economist and professor at CCU, and associate director of the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. “Two of our scholarship students are part of CCU’s prestigious Wall Fellows Program, another has studied real estate abroad in Australia, and one interned in the finance division at the Nashville office of Turner Construction, one of the world’s largest multi-service commercial construction firms.”

  • CCU intelligence and national security studies students visit Washington

    Ten intelligence and national security studies students visited Washington, D.C., June 3-23 as part of the National Intelligence Studies (NIS) Study Away program.
    “With a program like intelligence and national security studies, the majority of jobs at the federal level are going to be located in the D.C. area. The purpose was to expose [the students] to the intelligence community and agencies that are there,” said Rick Kilroy, assistant professor of politics, who led the NIS Study Away program.

    In previous years, intelligence majors went to Washington, D.C., for spring break programs, but this new Summer I course included classroom instruction and visits to several government agencies.

    “My favorite aspect of this trip was living on Capitol Hill,” said Clara Comiskey, an intelligence and security studies major from Atlanta, Ga. “Our apartment was right in the middle of everything and truly gave us a feel of what our lives outside of work would look like.”

  • ‘C-SURFers’ at CCU present summer of scientific research

    Eight students from universities across the United States have spent 10 weeks this summer at Coastal Carolina University in an intense fellowship program that involves research, professional development workshops and a culminating colloquium to present their work.

    The colloquium will take place within the Academic and Office Building II on CCU’s campus on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, and it is free and open to the public to attend. View the colloquium agenda here.

    The CCU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (C-SURF, for short) are funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). For the second summer in a row, the departments of Coastal and Marine Systems Science and Computing Sciences at CCU teamed up to work with the research students.

  • Orientation 2018: Sights, sounds and 3,000 new students

    Orientation season for 2018 wrapped up on July 25, bringing more than 3,000 new students and their families to campus for one or two days to learn more about Coastal Carolina University and how to be successful during their time here.


  • CCU trustees move forward with proposal for new academic building

    At its regular meeting Aug. 3, Coastal Carolina University’s board of trustees approved a motion to proceed with the planning for a new campus building, the Academic Enrichment Center and Auditorium. The administration was directed to reconfigure some aspects of the project, which will be presented to the board at its October meeting.