Congratulations to Michelle Anderson, school nurse at Kingston Elementary, for being named a 2020 Palmetto Gold Award Winner by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, Inc.!!!

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Five finalists have been named in Horry County Schools’ Support Staff of the Year recognition program. The announcement, which is usually made in the spring, was postponed due to the pandemic. The HCS Support Staff of the Year recognition program celebrates the contributions of exemplary emp…

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Coastal Carolina University is restructuring the Spadoni College of Education to become the Spadoni College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, effective July 1, 2021, according to Daniel Ennis, CCU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that Ocean Drive Elementary School is among the winners earning National Blue Ribbon Schools designation for 2020. This designation is the highest honor a school can receive from the U.S. Department Education.

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Coastal Carolina University has launched a public health education campaign, titled “We Will (Why Will You?),” as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign has been developed by students in conjunction with the Coastal Comeback Plan, which details how the Un…

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Career Services at Coastal Carolina University is inviting all CCU students and alumni seeking internships and job opportunities to attend its free Virtual Career Week events from Sept. 14-17. A Virtual Career Fair with CareerEco will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. To regist…

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Coastal Carolina University placed on seven U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2021, including No. 6 in Best Value Schools (South). The Best Value category calculation takes into account the school’s academic quality and net cost of attendance. This is the fourth consecutive year CCU …

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Sept. 8 marked the first day of simultaneous streaming and face-to-face classes for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University. The semester began with all online instruction on Aug. 19. Students have the option to continue with online learning for the duration of the semester. On-camp…

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A Coastal Carolina University theatre professor has gone viral. A short video of Robin Edwards-Russell teaching from home on the first day of class has been viewed millions of times. The exposure draws attention to CCU and how instructors are teaching with passion and enthusiasm even from a …

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Leaders from Coastal Carolina University, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Francis Marion University, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College recently signed a mutual assistance compact, which is the first of its kind in the state. 

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When the Coastal Carolina University Fall 2020 semester begins on Aug. 19, many faculty members will be using new iPads to deliver their digital learning courses. The University recently purchased 1,000 10.5-inch Apple iPad Airs using a portion of its allotted CARES Act funds. They come with…

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Coastal Carolina University’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration recently delivered a virtual business course for 14 students from its partner universities in Germany, Italy, Russia, and Spain. Six CCU professors, as well as two partnering professors from Germany, led the w…

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Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics has selected four students for its Real Estate Scholars program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The students are Shane DeThomasis, a finance major from Albany, N.Y.; Lionel Martin, an MBA student from Charlotte, N.C.; …

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Paul T. Gayes, Ph.D., a professor of marine science and executive director of the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University, is using a new Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanner to conduct research on long-term beach erosion and renouri…

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The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University has awarded professorships to faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and service. The following professorships have been awarded for 2020-2021: The Vereen Teaching Impact Award to…

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In her remarks to graduates during Coastal Carolina University’s summer virtual commencement ceremony on Aug. 7, speaker Carolyn Dillian, a professor of anthropology and recipient of CCU’s 2020 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award, encouraged them to be prepared to face various c…

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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Coastal Carolina University will hold its Summer 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., featuring a recorded message from Carolyn Dillian, a professor of anthropology and recipient of CCU’s 2020 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award.

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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HCS offers NO COST BREAKFAST and LUNCH to children 18 years old and younger and special needs children up to age 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pick up on Tuesdays, will consist of 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals. Pick up on Thursdays, will consist of 3 breakfast…

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E. Mitchell Church, associate professor in the Department of Management and Decision Sciences in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, has been appointed to interim department chair.

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Coastal Carolina University launched a 30-day video campaign on July 20 to visually communicate the multiple aspects of what life on campus will be like for the Fall 2020 semester as safety measures have been implemented in response to the global pandemic.

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Two faculty members in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are working on numerous levels to enhance the study of Asian cultures at the University.

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Coastal Carolina University has secured a $95 million planned gift from an anonymous donor. This gift will provide unprecedented future funding for the University’s academic and athletic programs.

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Two Summer Food pick-up locations to close: Beginning on Monday, July 20, two Summer Food pick-up locations will close (Myrtle Beach Elementary School and Waccamaw Elementary School) and merge with two existing sites. These closures are due to attendance numbers. 

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Please see the below statement from Horry County School Board Chairman Ken Richardson in response to Governor McMaster’s 11 a.m. press conference on July 15, 2020.

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The Board of Education met on July 13, 2020,  and approved a REVISED student calendar for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The new start date of Tuesday, September 8, 2020, will allow the school district additional time to make the necessary adjustments and preparations needed for a safe …

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Research being done by students at Coastal Carolina University has been hampered by the pandemic. Research is a key part of the experience for many at CCU, and when students are back on campus, research opportunities will once again be available, even for undergraduates.

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If you’ve had that uncomfortable episode with distasteful stomach contents coming back up into your throat, you’re no stranger to acid reflux.

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Conway, S.C.- American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Copperhead Road, was damaged by a fire this evening.  The Horry County Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping a family of four by providing financial assistan…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 770 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 17,955 and those who have d…