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  • New study shows rising impact of Coastal Carolina University on state economy

    The total economic impact of Coastal Carolina University on South Carolina was approximately $565.8 million ($1.5 million per day) in 2016, according to a new study by CCU’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. The study was produced by CCU research economist Robert Salvino and research associate Trevor Tarleton.

  • HUGO team at CCU forecasts ‘slightly below normal’ hurricane season for 2017

    The Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) Project at Coastal Carolina University anticipates a “slightly below normal” hurricane season in 2017, according to its extended range forecast for the North Atlantic released June 23.
    Scenarios for the 2017 hurricane season are dependent on a number of factors, according to Len Pietrafesa, research professor in CCU’s Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies (BCCMWS) and leader of the HUGO team.

  • Coastal Carolina’s Cory Wood named Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American

    Coastal Carolina outfielder Cory Wood (Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson HS) was named to Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team, the publication announced June 7. Wood becomes the Chanticleers’ 11th Freshman All-American and 10th since 2007.

  • CCU president addresses education gathering in China

    Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo today addressed a gathering of about 200 presidents and senior administrators of Chinese and American universities at a graduation ceremony in Dalian, China. His remarks concerned sustainability and best practices in people-to-people exchange programs.

  • Two CCU baseball players selected in MLB draft

    Coastal Carolina centerfielder Billy Cooke and pitcher Alex Cunningham were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft June 13. Cooke was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the eighth round (243rd pick overall), and Cunningham was picked in the ninth round (258th overall) by the San Diego Padres.

  • CCU recognizes first class of Trustee Award recipients

    Twenty Coastal Carolina University graduates received the $5,000 bonus Board of Trustees Award for earning their bachelor’s degree in three years instead of the traditional four. This is the first class to complete the program.

  • CCU football coach Moglia featured in Forbes podcast

    Coastal Carolina University’s head football coach was featured recently in a Forbes magazine podcast titled “From Boardroom to Locker Room, How Joe Moglia Shocked Wall Street and College Football.” The widely heard podcast tells the story of how the chairman of TD Ameritrade, a wealthy, publicly traded company, also became the leader of a Division I college football program.

  • CCU award recipients pay down student loans, get head start on grad school and careers

    Coastal Carolina University student recipients of the $5,000 bonus Board of Trustees Award, given to graduates who earn their degrees a year early, plan to use the money to pay down student loans, enter graduate school and get a head start on their careers.
    This is the first class that signed up for the accelerated degree program established by CCU’s board of trustees in 2014. The program is open to all first-time freshmen entering CCU. Twenty graduates received the award for completing the program.

  • CCU offers Innovation Engineering Institute to area businesses, organizations

    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a weeklong training session July 24-28 in Innovation Engineering, a program designed by Eureka! Ranch to help businesses and organizations develop tools and strategies for growth and success. The Innovation Engineering Institute has a proven record of “transforming innovation from a random gamble to a reliable system for profitable growth.” Participants who complete all materials receive a blue belt in innovation engineering from Eureka! Ranch.