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History of Lib Jackson Student Union (formerly Lib Jackson Student Center)

The Student Union was named for Elizabeth "Lib" Benson Jackson on October 16, 2004 to commemorate a family gift in her honor to Coastal's 50th Anniversary Initiatives Campaign. Mrs. Jackson was born and raised in Salsibury, N.C., the oldest of four children. She married A.E. Jackson, Jr., and the couple moved to Myrtle Beach in 1939. The Jacksons were among Myrtle Beach's earliest residents. 

Union 1

The Jackson Student Union Expansion

With the renovation and expansion of the building, the decision was made to change the name from Student Center to Student Union to reflect the new functionalities and philosophy behind the operation of the building. The new building opened in January 12, 2015.  This includes the following offices:

Union 2

The New Lib Jackson Student Union has added over 30,000 square feet of space to the campus. This area includes:

A view of the New Student Center from Bryan Commons   Rendering of the new Student Center Patio