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WIPL establishes the Theresa M. DeCenzo Inspiring Woman Award

Coastal Carolina University first lady Theresa “Terri” DeCenzo has been recognized by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for her dedicated service as the founder and executive director of the organization. During a surprise announcement at WIPL’s 10th annual Celebration of Inspiring Women on Feb. 10, it was revealed that the Inspiring Woman Award that is regularly presented at the event has been renamed the Theresa M. DeCenzo Inspiring Woman Award. Learn more »

2019-2020 WIPL Scholarship Recipients

WIPL has awarded 47 scholarships to Coastal Carolina University students totaling $52,750 for the 2019-2020 academic year. The students are from 14 states, including 31 students from South Carolina. The recipients include five students who have received the WIPL Entrepreneurial Scholarship, a new spring 2020 award for students majoring in management with a concentration in entrepreneurial management. The CCU students are:

2019-2020 WIPL Scholarships of $52,750 to 47 students graphicAllison Mitchell, a junior majoring in English from Longs, S.C.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Conference Scholarship ($5,000)
Tidelands Health

Justin Myers, a senior majoring in finance, from Conway, S.C.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Endowed Scholarship ($5,000)

Chloe Keller, a senior majoring in marine science, from Indianapolis, Ind.
Walter T. Berner Jr. Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

Keynovia Williams, a junior majoring in health administration From Gresham, S.C.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Single Parent Scholarship ($1,000)

The following 38 students have been awarded Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University Annual Scholarships ($1,000):

Nicole Arey, a sophomore majoring in early childhood education, from Islip, N.Y.

Elody Bensch, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, from Pawleys Island, S.C.

Brandon Boyle, a senior majoring in political science, from Loris, S.C.

Emily Brenner, a senior majoring in history, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Lily Bryant, a sophomore majoring in English, from Dillon, S.C.
In honor of Kimberly M. Strickland

Kristian Clark, a senior majoring in anthropology and geography, from Taneyville, Mo. *

Kenly Cribb, a junior majoring in early childhood education, from Hemingway, S.C.
In honor of Anjana C. Duff

Autumn Dellorso, a junior majoring in marine science, from Liberty, S.C.
In honor of Marian Lyles

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

Nellie Eckert, a senior majoring in graphic design, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.
BMW Manufacturing

Makhiya Eure, a junior majoring in psychology, from Longs, S.C.

Chandler Faircloth, a senior majoring in special education, from Longs, S.C.

Cladaisha Flowers, a sophomore majoring in early childhood education, from Georgetown, S.C.
Walmart Foundation

Paxton Granger, a junior majoring in graphic design, from Columbia, S.C.

Abigail Hobbs, a sophomore majoring in information technology, from Millington, Tenn.

Candace Howard, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, from Summerville, S.C.

Ardit Hushi, a sophomore majoring in marketing, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.
In honor of Erika B. Davis

Brandon Jackson, a sophomore majoring in exercise and sport science, from Columbia, S.C.

Kelsey Kerouac, a senior majoring in intelligence and national security studies, from Manchester, N.H.

Madison Ketschek, a sophomore majoring in history, from Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Dajah King, a junior majoring in sociology, from Orangeburg, S.C.

Rachel Kirberger, a senior majoring in hospitality, resort and tourism management, from Beaufort, S.C.

Rachel Krivanek, a junior majoring in marketing, from Murrells Inlet, S.C. *

Brionia Lee, a senior majoring in information technology, from Columbia, S.C. *

Heaven Mazyck, a junior majoring in public health, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

McKayla Mills, a junior majoring in psychology, from Nescopeck, Pa. *

Morgan Morini, a senior majoring in communication, from Foxboro, Mass. 

Grace Morris, a sophomore majoring in history, from Huntingtown, Md.

Joretta Morris, a senior majoring in English, from Darlington, S.C.

Ashlyn Mumford, a senior majoring in sociology, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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

Lauren Palazuelos, a senior majoring in English, from Bellingham, Mass.
Aramark Campus Services

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

Elizabeth Principe, a junior majoring in management, from Lemont, Ill.
In honor of Joyce Bryant Howroyd

Nigora Rakhmatjonova, a sophomore majoring in computer science, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Abbey Thomas, a senior majoring in marine science, from Pickerington, Ohio

Jordan Thornburg, a junior majoring in music, from Hanahan, S.C.

Tamaray White, a sophomore majoring in marketing, from Piedmont, S.C.

The following students, all management majors with a concentration in entrepreneurial management, have been awarded Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Entrepreneurial Scholarships ($500 for spring 2020 only):

Michael Bogush, a senior majoring in management, from Setauket, N.Y.

Autumn Moorer, a senior majoring in management, from Orangeburg, S.C.

Chase Newsome, a junior majoring in management, from Columbia, S.C.

Alexis Sweet, a junior majoring in management, from Lake Villa, Ill.

Brenna Turner, a senior majoring in management, from Longs, S.C.

* indicates students who also received WIPL scholarships in 2018-2019

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