CCU honors nearly 600 graduates at fall commencement
CONWAY 28528, SC (12/14/2015)-- Approximately 600 candidates for graduation were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University's fall 2015 commencement ceremonies. Molly Spearman, South Carolina state superintendent of education, advised the Class of 2015 not to forget their roots as they go forward in their lives and careers.
"Your journey in life may never take you back there to live again," said Spearman, "but you need to do what you can to support and uplift the people who have made you what you are today. Don't forget them. So whether you become a teacher, a scientist, a CEO of a company, a health care professional -- in later years when you are reminiscing, the relationships you had with the people along the way will be what matters the most."
Candidates for graduation were:
Lauren Allen of Florence, SC (29501), graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology
Breanna Hicks of Florence, SC (29506), graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science
John Israel of Florence, SC (29501), graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology
Jalesa Kelly of Florence, SC (29501), graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science
Daniel Maxham of Florence, SC (29501), graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication
Colton Pickrell of Florence, SC (29505), graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in economics
Malik Williams of Florence, SC (29501), graduated with a Bachelor of Science in recreation and sport management
Drake Wright of Florence, SC (29506), graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance
Jerron Wright of Timmonsville, SC (29161), graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration in health administration
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 70 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree, and 17 master's degree programs, plus two educational specialist degrees. The University began offering its first doctoral program - the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science - in Fall 2014. View the full list of Academic Programs.
More than 10,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 180 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.