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  • Edmunds makes heart news

    March 31 2014

    Amy L. Edmunds, lecturer in CCU's Department of Health Promotion, has become a cover girl for the American Heart Association (AHA).

    Edmunds suffered a stroke when she was 43 and has since worked tirelessly to help prevent and treat strokes in young people.

    She started a nonprofit organization, YoungStroke Inc., and has been invited to the White House several times to attend the White House’s Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health. YoungStroke classifies anyone who suffers his or her first stroke between the ages of 20 and 64 as a young stroke survivor.

    She visited the nation’s capital to attend the conference, designed to link community leaders of grassroots organizations with officials of the Obama Administration. The administration also heard from citizens who are involved in the prevention, treatment and research of cardiovascular disease, as well those who have been affected by it like Edmunds.

    Check out the brief bio and quote from the AHA's annual report on the inside cover: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@cmc/documents/downloadable/ucm_460995.pdf

    Edmunds is also profiled in an article on the AHA Blog & CEO Newsletter: http://blog.heart.org/stories-from-the-heart-this-stroke-survivor-is-dedicated-to-helping-others-beat-avoid-stroke/

  • Football player Hamilton gets good press

    April 4 2014

    CCU football player and aspiring teacher Chad Hamilton was recently featured in an article in The Sun News. He is currently completing his student teaching internship at Whittemore Park Middle School.

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/03/14/4095095/horry-county-schools-revamps-strategy.html

     

  • Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication is held

    April 25 2014

    The Horry County Archives Center at Coastal Carolina University was involved in hosting the first dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project on Feb. 28 at Upper Mill Plantation in Bucksville.

    The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs live oak trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War. Each of the trees will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place and other available details of the soldier’s service.

    Co-hosting the dedication were the Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Camellia Garden Club of Conway and the Horry County Historical Society.

    Twelve live oak trees were paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County, including Capt. Henry L. Buck, who was the owner of Upper Mill Plantation during the war. Also recognized was Henry McCall, an African American who accompanied the soldiers from Horry County to the War and surrendered with the troops at Appomattox.

    Ben Burroughs is director of the Horry County Archives Center in Kimbel Library.