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  • HUGO team at CCU forecasts more active hurricane season for 2016

    CONWAY, S.C. – The Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) Project at Coastal Carolina University anticipates a more active hurricane season in 2016 than last year, calling for a “near to above normal” season, according to its extended range forecast for the North Atlantic calculated in mid-April. - See more at:

  • Coastal Carolina University launches $20 million endowment campaign

    I’M IN – The Endowment Campaign for Coastal Carolina University was publicly launched during an on-campus gala in the HTC Center on April 21. The goal of the campaign is to increase CCU’s endowment by $20 million by 2020. In doing so, the University would gain approximately $800,000 in new funds annually to support student scholarships and academic excellence. To date, more than $6.8 million of the campaign goal has been raised. The endowment campaign is the first of its kind in the 62-year history of the University.

  • Coastal Carolina University graduates Class of 2016

    Approximately 1,100 students will be eligible to march in Coastal Carolina University’s upcoming commencement ceremonies on May 6 and 7 at the HTC Center on campus. Grand Strand businessman and civic leader Dennis L. Wade is the speaker for the event, which will consist of four separate ceremonies.

    The schedule is as follows:

    • Friday, May 6 at 2 p.m. – Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts;

    • Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. – Spadoni College of Education and University College;

    • Saturday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. – College of Science;

    • Saturday, May 7 at 12:30 p.m. – E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration.

  • Coastal Carolina University MBA program ranks high in graduate job placement and diversity

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Coastal Carolina University ranked at the top of a list of 14 programs that have the best job-placement record among its graduates, according to a new ranking by the U.S. News & World Report.

  • CCU class partners with local business to gain real world experience

    Students in a marketing class at Coastal Carolina University have partnered with a Pawleys Island business to create and manage a real-world social media campaign.

    Students taking Advanced Social Media Marketing, a new class offered for the first time this semester, have developed a social media campaign for Island Wave Yoga, a mind and body fitness center in Pawleys Island. The class, taught by Melissa Clark, associate professor of marketing, was divided into four teams, with each responsible for a different social media site: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

  • CCU Politics chair selected for HERS Summer Institute

    Holley Tankersley, associate professor and chair of the Department of Politics and Geography at Coastal Carolina University, has been selected to participate in a prestigious leadership program at Bryn Mawr College this summer.

  • CCU students win national public health competition

    Three Coastal Carolina University students won the national championship for public health academics at the recent annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in Charlotte, N.C. They competed in the third annual undergraduate Case Study Competition against student public health teams from nine other universities.

  • CCU announces Summer 2016 Big Read Book

    “Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum” by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner has been chosen as required summer reading by Coastal Carolina University’s Big Read Committee for all incoming 2016-2017 freshmen.

    Created in 2004, the Big Read Program was designed to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue between students, professors and the entire CCU community and to facilitate creative and critical thinking on a common theme. Past reads include “A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention” by Matt Richtel and “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation” by John Carlin.