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2018-2019 WIPL Scholarship Recipients

The following Coastal Carolina University students have been awarded WIPL scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year:

2018-2019 WIPL Scholarships of $37,000 to 29 students graphicsMorgan Howder, a senior majoring in communication, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Endowed Scholarship ($5,000)

Kayla Calderon, a senior majoring in biology, from Conway, S.C.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Conference Scholarship ($5,000) Tidelands Health

Daniel Johnson, a sophomore majoring in engineering science, from Dillon, S.C.
Walter T. Berner, Jr. Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

Paris Miller, a junior majoring in accounting, from Darlington, S.C.
Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach - WIPL Life & Legacy Annual Scholarship ($1,000)

The following 25 students have been awarded Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Annual Scholarships ($1,000):

Emily Johnson, a junior majoring in English, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Aramark

Addison Johnson, a junior majoring in art studio, from Bardstown, Ky. In honor of Sharon McCullough

Katie Steig, a junior majoring in public health, from Hagerstown, Md.  Aramark

Abigail Hayes, a junior majoring in marine science, from Lansing, Mich.

Nicole Pfadt, a sophomore majoring in intelligence and national security studies, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Michaela Simpson, a junior majoring in management, from Ridgeway, S.C. In honor of Stacey Henderson

Leonne Giovanna, a senior majoring in exercise and sport science, from Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Caroline Brown, a senior majoring in recreation and sports management, from Waterford, Va.

Essence Lincoln, a junior majoring in psychology, from Georgetown, S.C.

Brittani Eaton, a sophomore majoring in marine science, from Ashburn, Va. 

Yaicha Ocampo, a senior majoring in English, from Moncks Corner, S.C. Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union

Amelia Betzer, a sophomore majoring in early childhood education, from Ellicott City, Md.

Caleb Ray, a sophomore majoring in information technology, from North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Victoria Wheelen, a sophomore majoring in exercise and sport science, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Kelsey O’Neill, a junior majoring in early childhood education, from Old Bridge, N.J.

Rachel Krivanek, a sophomore majoring in marketing, from Murrells Inlet, S.C. Elliot Realty 

Scott Deondra, a sophomore majoring in engineering science, from Columbia, S.C.

Breonia Lee, a junior majoring in information technology, from Columbia, S.C. In honor of Barbara Whye

Carri Bingham, a senior majoring in sociology, from Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

Netanya Morse, a junior majoring in intelligence and national security studies, from East Falmouth, Mass.

Kristian Clark, a sophomore majoring in anthropology and geography, from Forsyth, Mo.

McKayla Mills, a sophomore majoring in psychology, from Nescopeck, Pa.

Shakiera Ceo, a junior majoring in English, from Mullins, S.C.

Sarah Thomas, a sophomore majoring in marine science, from Shelby, N.C.

Nicole Pascarella, a sophomore majoring in public health, from Westbury, N.Y.

Update from Task Force on Human Trafficking

In December, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership’s Inspiring Women’s Luncheon featured Brooke Burris, who serves on the South Carolina Attorney General’s Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force and is the founding chair of the Charleston area Tri-County Human Trafficking Task Force. She spoke on LeaderSHEEP and shared insights on her work in human trafficking with our audience. 

Currently, there are two bills before the South Carolina General Assembly related to Human Trafficking: H.3181 and H.3154.

Betty Houbion, Labor Trafficking Committee Chair, Coastal Region Task Force on Human Trafficking, explains, “The first Bill will close all gaps in our human trafficking laws by strengthening the vacating, minor exploitation and judicial system training clauses, and by adding Sex Tourism to the law. We have become a destination and source State. This will work to stop traffickers coming and going. They will have no place to hide. The second Bill closes a big gap. Right now, only individuals, as massage therapists and cosmetology professionals, are licensed. This will require all massage establishments to be licensed, with a licensed therapist-in-charge.”

Suncera Johnson, Britnie Turner, Carrie Brown are 2019 Inspiring Women

The Celebration of Inspiring Women is part of the annual Women's Leadership Conference and recognizes and celebrates extraordinary women who have demonstrated visionary leadership in various disciplines and whose lives and accomplishments have had a substantive and positive impact in South Carolina and beyond. Since the program's inception in 2011, 44 women have been recognized, including 2019 honorees Suncera Johnson, Carrie Brown and Britnie Turner.  Learn more »

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