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  • Pettijohns welcome new addition

    November 13 2009

    Terry Pettijohn and wife Shelley announce the birth of their son, Noah Trey Pettijohn, born Nov. 13, 2009, at 7:33 p.m. Noah weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has a big sister, Ana, who is 6.

  • Campus families enjoy Christmas tree lighting

    December 1 2009

    Approximately 80 Coastal Carolina University faculty and staff members kicked off the holiday season at the annual Christmas Tree lighting on Dec.1.

    President David A. DeCenzo led the festivities. The Coastal Carolina University Chamber Choir performed carols, and the children were invited to encircle the tree so it could be lit "magically" (and it worked!).

    The children made and decorated postcards to Santa and put them in a special mailbox for the North Pole. Then they got the chance to meet with Santa (our own Dan Lawless), who gave out gifts. There was hot chocolate, cookies, cupcakes and chocolate fondue.

    A Merry Christmas to all!

  • Emerys welcome new son

    November 30 2009

    Russell James Emery was born at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, weighing 5 pounds, 14.6 ounces and measuring 17 1/2 inches. Russell is very healthy and thriving, and his dad, Harvey, and mom Mary Emery are doing well. "Now that my mom's here to help, we're getting a little more sleep," says Mary. She is a lecturer in English.

  • Open letter of thanks to CCU staff and faculty

    November 30 2009

    When our beautiful grandson Taggert Burton Smith was born on March 5, 2009, we had no idea what a remarkable journey our family was destined for. After a seemingly normal pregnancy, Tagg was born with Tetrology of Fallot, an extremely serious heart condition which took him to the Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at MUSC in Charleston. It was also discovered he had other equally serious conditions affecting his trachea and ability to breathe. After numerous surgeries and procedures performed by an amazing medical staff, Tagg finally came home after 161 days.

    Through all the time Tagg was hospitalized, I knew we could depend on the wonderful friends, “our Coastal Carolina family“ at the University, to keep him in their thoughts and prayers for a miracle ... and miracles DO happen! We are most grateful for all the kind thoughts, words and deeds extended to our family during this most stressful time. The prognosis for Tagg is very good, and we hope to be able to bring him to campus one day to say hello to those that helped give our family the strength to make it through the tough times. You will never know how much each of you mean to us, and how much we appreciate your kindness.

    Nancy Burton and family

    Burton works in the Office of University Communication.

  • President DeCenzo makes the Rotary circuit

    November 30 2009

    Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo addressed the Rotary Club of Pawleys Island recently, explaining how a small community college has grown to a top quality university.