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  • Coastal receives ODK recognition awards

    Coastal Carolina University’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (CCU ODK), the national leadership honor society, was honored as a “Circle of Distinction” at the 47th Biennial ODK National Convention and Summit in Charlotte, N.C., on July 28. Three CCU ODK student officers attended the biennial convention with CCU faculty members Charmaine Tomczyk and Dan Ennis to accept the 2011-2012 award on behalf of the CCU ODK Circle. The honor is given to Circles that demonstrate exceptional performance in accordance with the ODK national standards.

    Also, honored at the event was Robert Squatriglia, CCU faculty emeritus and former vice president for student affairs. He received the Cheryl M Hogle Distinguished Service Award. Begun in 1931, this annual award honors outstanding and conspicuous service to Omicron Delta Kappa. 

    ODK is the oldest national leadership honor society begun in 1914. It promotes the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized and represented in all phases of college life to increase cooperative, worthwhile endeavors developed by outstanding students, faculty, staff and administration members. Each Circle meets on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness towards their institution’s goals and objectives.

  • CCU professor writes book on Southern poetry

    Coastal Carolina University professor Daniel Cross Turner has written a scholarly book, "Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South," just released by the University of Tennessee Press.

  • Fan Initiative drives football ticket sales

    With 43 days still remaining before the Chanticleers' football season opener Sept.1 vs. North Carolina A&T, the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics is in full gear rolling out its new fan experience initiative: “54-in-54.”

    Designed from feedback received at several "fanimars" held on the CCU campus throughout the spring semester, “54-in-54” addresses, in detail, every aspect of the football game day experience, from buying a ticket to in-stadium music. With a theme based on the founding year of the University (1954), the new plan commenced "54" days out from the season opener with new fan recommendations being implemented each day.

  • Conner leads Student Affairs

    Debbie Conner has been promoted to Vice President of Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University. In her new role, Conner will be responsible for the administration of numerous areas of student life at CCU, including residence life, student recreation, counseling, student activities and leadership, student health services and minority student services. She will also supervise the dean of students and CCU’s women’s resource center.

  • First double degree student graduates in China

    Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo presented Qian Chen with her CCU diploma at a graduation ceremony June 20 in Lanzhou, China. Chen, who earned a bachelor's degree (cum laude) in resort tourism management, is the first student to complete CCU's Sino-American 1+2+1 Double Degree Program, an academic partnership that the University has participated in since 2007.