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  • CCU’s Jazz Combo wins DownBeat magazine student music award

    Coastal Carolina University’s Student Jazz Combo has received the award for outstanding performance as a blues/rock/pop group at the undergraduate level from DownBeat music magazine in its 39th Student Music Awards. -

  • Turner co-editor of 'Rough South' anthology

    Daniel Cross Turner, associate professor of English at Coastal Carolina University, has co-edited an anthology of poetry by contemporary Southern writers, “Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry,” just released by the University of South Carolina Press. Turner edited the collection with poet and editor William Wright.

  • Wall College professors earn awards for teaching, research and community impact

    The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University has awarded professorships to three faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching, research and community impact. The following professorships have been awarded for 2016-2017: The Baxley Applied Impact Award to L. Taylor Damonte; the Vereen Teaching Impact Award to J. Kay Keels; and the Blanton Distinguished Research Impact Award to Andrew Weinbach.

  • Leadership awards announced at CCU

    A Coastal Carolina University graduating senior who started a community camp for kids to learn how to fish is the winner of the school’s Ronald D. Lackey Service Award, the University’s highest honor for a student who engages in service to the community.

    Steven O. Vanden Heuvel, a finance major from Houston, Texas, was awarded the prize at the Student Involvement and Leadership Awards ceremony held recently in Wheelwright Auditorium. This event recognizes CCU’s student organizations, student leaders and programming. A committee of eight faculty and staff members reviewed the campuswide nominations and vote on winners.

  • Mense Hall named for former CCU administrator

    Coastal Carolina University has recognized a former Coastal Carolina University administrator by naming a campus building in his honor. The Cmdr. Louis “Hank” Mense Hall, located at 105 Chanticleer Drive E., was recently dedicated. The building houses CCU’s ROTC program.

  • Students, faculty recognized at Honors Convocation

    Awards were presented to Coastal Carolina University students and faculty for outstanding academic achievement and recognition at the annual Honors Convocation held on May 5 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

    Emily Forzono, a marine science major from Simsbury, Conn., received the Distinguished Student Award that recognizes a student with superior accomplishments in both academics and campus service. She is the 2016 Marine Science Student of the Year and has been on the President’s List or Dean’s List every semester during her time at CCU. She has done research at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in Georgetown and completed environmental internships at Dominion Millstone Power Station and Island Fisheries in Connecticut. Forzono intends to pursue a master’s degree in fisheries science.

  • Commencement speaker advises graduates to find family-work balance

    In his remarks to Coastal Carolina University’s Class of 2016, commencement speaker Dennis L. Wade shared his insights on a successful life based on his own experience as a businessman and civic leader. Approximately 1,120 students were eligible to walk in CCU’s graduation exercises, held on campus in the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center in four separate ceremonies May 6-7.

  • Barry Jones’ exhibit ‘Lesson 2’ poses ethical questions

    Artist Barry R. Jones’ work is featured in his solo exhibition “Lesson 2,” which opened Monday, May 16, and runs through Friday, June 24, in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

  • CCU makes 2016 Best Online Colleges list

    Coastal Carolina University has been named to the 2016 Best Online Colleges in South Carolina list by CCU ranked No. 7 out of 53 colleges and universities in the state.

  • Coastal Carolina University trustees address student fees

    At its May 6 meeting, the board of trustees of Coastal Carolina University considered costs for various student services. Housing fees will not increase, while meal fees will be adjusted to cover additional food services.

    The three existing meal plan packages offered to residential students will increase by $100; however, several new features will be added to the plans that will significantly increase their value, including expanded hours of service and five free guest meals for each student. Furthermore, a new meal package option has been added at last year’s price.