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  • Walmart donates $7,500 to CCU’s LiveWell

    Coastal Carolina University received a $7,500 donation from Myrtle Beach area Walmart stores during CCU’s recent Back-to-School event at the Carolina Forest Walmart on Myrtle Ridge Drive.

    Several Walmart stores in the area collected cash donations and the store managers presented a check to CCU President David A. DeCenzo in front of the Walmart location during the event. This event has been a great success for the past eight years, and the contribution benefits the LiveWell health initiative at CCU.

    “Through Walmart’s donation, LiveWell@CCU provides students, faculty and staff with opportunities to achieve their full potential in many dimensions of wellness,” said Caesar C. Ross III, director of Student Health Services. “We are thankful for Walmart’s generosity and appreciate its ongoing support for our efforts to promote a healthy environment for all members of our CCU community.”

    LiveWell@CCU is a campus wide initiative that promotes the overall well-being of students, faculty and staff. The campus activities held through LiveWell connect people to resources that help everyone become healthy, engaged and more productive.

    "We have enjoyed our partnership with CCU over the years and are proud to help support the growth of the university," said Michael Willard, store manager of the Myrtle Ridge Walmart.

     “Walmart is one of Coastal Carolina University’s largest retail partners,” said Andrew McGlaughon, senior brand manager with Learfield Licensing Partners. “Their branded product is currently available in five different Walmart stores throughout the Conway/Myrtle Beach area. It is a great retail relationship for Coastal Carolina University as the merchandise selection and availability continues to grow.”

    Learfield Licensing Partners (LLP) is the exclusive licensing agent for CCU. LLP helps to protect and promote the University brand; it facilitates the licensing process for licenses, executes licensing agreements, monitors the marketplace for unlicensed use of trademarks, collects royalties and conducts compliance review audits of licensed manufacturers.

    The check presentation took place during an event featuring various vendors. Walmart shoppers, including many CCU students and family members, received free food and drinks. Staff from CCU handed out sports schedules and school supplies. Chauncey, CCU’s mascot, made an appearance to greet shoppers and assist in distributing CCU merchandise. Aug. 18 was the first day of move-in weekend at CCU.

    For more information on LiveWell, visit

  • Updated CCU outlook forecasts higher probability of hurricane activity for 2017 season

    CONWAY, S.C. – According to its latest update, the Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) Project at Coastal Carolina University is forecasting a higher probability of Atlantic hurricane activity in 2017 than was indicated in its June report.

  • Famili gets Sun Belt Women's Soccer preseason nod

    Coastal Carolina senior Daniella Famili was voted the Sun Belt Preseason Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, and the Chanticleers were picked to finish second in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

  • New solar-charging umbrellas are popping up at CCU

    Sustain Coastal, the initiative for making Coastal Carolina University an environmentally sustainable campus, purchased two new patio umbrellas to encourage students and faculty/staff to charge their electronic devices with clean, renewable energy.

  • CCU welcomes Class of 2021 at New Student Convocation

    Nearly 3,000 freshmen and transfer students took the Coastal Carolina University Honor Pledge at the annual New Student Convocation, held Sunday, Aug. 20, at the HTC Center on campus. The anchor event of Welcome Week, the convocation provided an occasion for the Class of 2021 to bond and reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

  • CCU releases Fall 2017 Cultural Arts Calendar

    Coastal Carolina University announces the release of its Fall 2017 Cultural Arts Calendar, available in print and online versions. The calendar provides overviews and full production information for an array of events including lectures, concerts, plays, art exhibits and films taking place at the university and other CCU-related locations around the area from late August through late November.

  • Public invited to CCU free film screenings

    Four separate departments within the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University will hold film series related to their specific disciplines throughout the Fall 2017 semester: the departments of English; Languages and Intercultural Studies; History; and Communication, Media and Culture.

  • Coastal Carolina opens FBS era with victory over UMass

    Osharmar Abercrombie rushed for a career-high 149 yards and scored twice to lead Coastal Carolina to a 38-28 victory over UMass in the Chanticleers' first game as members of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Sun Belt Conference.

    The game Saturday evening was played before a CCU-record 13,274. The win was also CCU's first over an FBS program, going 0-7 in such games in this the 15th year of Chanticleer football.