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  • Airplane crash survivor to speak at Women’s Leadership Conference

    Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, a crash survivor who believes in second chances, will be a key presenter at the 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference set for Friday, Feb. 8 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Ramirez Johnson will be joined by other speakers and presenters who will address this year’s conference theme “Lead the Change.” The conference and celebration are presented by Coastal Carolina University’s Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL).

  • Coastal Carolina University ranks in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 “Best Colleges"

    For the second consecutive year, Coastal Carolina University is ranked in the top tier in the Regional Universities (South) category in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings.

    The report ranks CCU 29th in the category Top Public Schools-Regional Universities (South). CCU is ranked 63rd in the report’s Best Regional Universities (South) category.

  • CCU named top military-friendly school for third consecutive year

    Coastal Carolina University has been designated a “Military-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the third consecutive year.

    This honor placed CCU in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide as a university committed to educating military veterans. CCU will be included in a listing in the 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, published in September, and in an online listing at

  • CCU's Fall Choral Concert set for Oct. 9

    Coastal Carolina University’s Fall Choral Concert, a joint performance with CCU and St. James High School, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.

    The University’s Chamber and Concert Choirs, under the direction of Terri Sinclair, will perform with St. James High School Bel Canto and Chorale, directed by Sandra Paschal.

  • Retired CCU professor appointed to state board

    Douglas Nelson, distinguished professor emeritus at Coastal Carolina University, was recently named to the S.C. State Board of Registration for Geologist. His term will end on June 30, 2014.

    This board consists of four registered professional geologists from various backgrounds. Candidates for the board must meet specific requirements, including at least five years of geology teaching or research, and a minimum of 12 years in the practice of geology. The governor officially selects the appointee.

    Nelson joined the CCU faculty in 1973. He was a professor of geology and marine science for 39 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of South Carolina. Nelson was one of the authors of the bachelor’s degree program in marine science at Coastal Carolina in 1974 and served as dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences from 2003 to 2005. Along with his work as a consultant for Southeastern Environmental Inc., a company located in Conway, Nelson continues to teach two classes a year at CCU since retiring in 2008.

    Nelson has published numerous articles and contributed to many professional journals, magazines and textbooks. He has also served with various professional geological organizations, including the Geological Society of America, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists and the Carolina Geological Survey.

  • Writer to discuss corporate culture, environmental disaster

    Loren Steffy, award-winning columnist and author, will discuss how a corporate culture can lead to environmental disaster in a lecture titled "Corrosive Corporate Cultures: from Enron to BP and Beyond" on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5.30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University.