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LIFE Program Staff

Meet the support staff of Coastal Carolina's LIFE Program:

The Staff are here to facilitate education, provide support, and assist LIFE Students with developing independent living skills, personal growth, and build meaningful connections accross Coastal Carolina University's campus. 

Dr. Cheryl Morgan

Director, LIFE Program at Coastal Carolina University

Jonathan Doe
Contact Dr. Cheryl Morgan
cmorgan@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 121
843-349-4046

Cheryl Morgan earned her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Florida. She also received her Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in Special Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Morgan helped to pilot an inclusive postsecondary education program for young adults with intellectual disabilities while in her doctoral program at the University of Florida and was the Director of On Campus Transition at the University of North Florida.  Her scholarship is in the area of implementation of inclusive postsecondary education programs for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Cheryl became the Director of the Coastal Carolina LIFE Program in November of 2015. She is using her experience and expertise to continue the development of the LIFE Program.

Brian Keys

Assistant Director for Career Development and Employment

Jonathan Doe
Contact Brian Keys
bkeys@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123C
843-349-2034

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Brian earned his B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Special Education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to CCU, he worked as a middle school and high school teacher in Pennsylvania.

Melinda Hayes-Ramsey

Internship Instructor

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Contact Melinda Hayes-Ramsey
mhayesra@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123
843-349-6424

Melinda was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Lynchburg (Go Hornets!) and her graduate degree from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). Melinda has held several jobs in the past such as special education teacher, skills trainer, and vocational rehabilitation counselor. All of these jobs have prepared her for her greatest job yet...working with the interns from Coastal Carolina University and Horry County Public Schools.

Melinda is lucky enough to be married to the love of her life, Allen, and lives in Little River. Melinda loves to decorate! Her other hobbies include trying new recipes in her air fryer, learning and teaching classes on wine, watching and buying items on QVC, walking the beach, trying new restaurants, meeting new friends, and cheering on the Hokies and Chanticleers.

 

Jacklyn Masiello

Instructional Coordinator

Jonathan Doe
Contact Jacklyn Masiello
jamasiell@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123F
843-349-2673

Jacklyn Masiello is the Instructional Support Coordinator for the LIFE Program at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). Masiello is originally from Kansas City, MO and is a CCU alumna. During her time at CCU, Masiello studied child and adolescent psychology and is currently seeking a Dance Movement Therapist (DMT) certification while finishing her Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies. As the Instructional Support Coordinator, Masiello’s responsibilities range from mentorship training, scheduling, advising a cohort of LIFE students, and instructing LIFE student courses. 

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."-  Dr. Lovvas

Dana Sullivan

LIFE Program Skills Trainer

Jonathan Doe
Contact Dana Sullivan
dsullivan@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123

Lifelong New Yorker, Dana is happy to be down south and a part of the team at Coastal Carolina University. Born in Yonkers, NY, Dana spent her life in Dutchess County before relocating to South Carolina.  She is a proud alumna of Marist College where she received her bachelor's degree in Behavioral Studies and Leadership.  Before joining CCU as a skills trainer, Dana worked as a Special Education paraprofessional for Arlington Central School District at Traver Road Primary School where she also served as the union building representative.

Julie Clardy

LIFE Program Independent Living Coordinator

Jonathan Doe
Contact Julie Clardy
jclardy@coastal.edu

LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123G
843-349-4184

Julie Clardy is the LIFE Program Independent Living Coordinator.

 


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LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123
100 Tom Trout Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Phone: 843-349-2665

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