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Alum meeting needs of international Disney employees

Even as a freshman, Ashleigh Mizner ’21 would pop in the office of Stephanie LeVan, director of the Global Education Center, and remind LeVan she wanted to study abroad and find out what her next steps were. Mizner, a political science major and family communication minor, did indeed study abroad in spring 2020 in Barcelona, […]

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Great Scott! CSU alumnus running for president

United States Senator Tim Scott announced his bid for the presidency to a packed crowd at Charleston Southern University, May 22. Scott, a 1988 Charleston Southern political science graduate, was introduced by Republican party officials, his nephew Ben Scott III, and 12-year-old Southerlyn Surratt, a friend from his church. She said, “He is thoughtful, generous, […]

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MBA alum brews up unique coffee business

After retired Navy engineer Derek Hicks ’21 MBA sold his company that he built from the ground up (or more accurately, in his garage)—a business that won global industry awards—he immediately started thinking about what’s next. “Being an engineer, I wanted to be outside of my comfort zone so I could grow,” he said of […]

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Sigma Beta Delta inducts 19 in 2023

The Hans A. Nielsen College of Business honored 19 students who attained superior academic records by inducting them into the international honor society, Sigma Beta Delta, on April 20. To qualify for an invitation to join Sigma Beta Delta, students majoring in business must be in the top 20% of their junior, senior or second-year […]

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Hal Adams honors lessons learned from business professor  

A project completed for the late Dr. Royce Breland’s business class in the late 1960s led to the success of one of Harold H. Adams Jr.’s biggest business proposals 25 years later.   Reflecting on his time spent at Baptist College at Charleston, now CSU, Adams realized the leadership and influence Breland had on him and […]

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Law enforcement background benefits Ashleigh Wojslawowicz’s doctoral research

Charleston Southern University’s trifecta alumnus, Ashleigh Newell Wojslawowicz ’10, ’13, ’21, is living her life’s purpose in God’s perfect plan. Currently a Master Crime Scene Investigator, Wojslawowicz, 33, holds the highest tier level of certification by the International Association of Identification as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst. She recently shared her research at the […]

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CSU view: A brief history of the CSU Women’s Council

In 1966 there was a group called Baptist College at Charleston Women’s Club. The founding members were: Charlene Kirk, chairman; Mary Dobbins, Mattie Leigh Francese, Faye Hester, Margaret Mack, Epsie Reeves, Judy Stewart, and Marcia Wilson.  Those eight women had concern for scholarships for students in need as well as beautification projects for the university […]

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DeJean Dunbar ’17 putting computer science master’s degree to work

DeJean Dunbar is currently completing a Master of Science in computer science at CSU and is a  2017 BS graduate. He has worked at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions in Aiken for the last five years. As an undergrad Dunbar won a mobile app competition sponsored by Charleston Defense Contractors Association. He also volunteered with CodeON, Coding in […]

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Baldwin wins national award

Amy Britt Baldwin ’00 describes seventh grade, especially math, as her worst year in school growing up. Ironically, she spent 13 years teaching seventh grade mathematics and a few years in seventh grade science at Oakbrook Middle School before assuming the Gateway to Technology position in 2013. Baldwin said, “It was one of the hardest […]

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Caring for creatures big and small

When Professor of Biology Dr. Todd Heldreth walks through the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing, he wears a smile and carries a bag of treats ready for his furry friends Memphis, Clark, and Darla. Outside of teaching full time in the classroom at Charleston Southern University, he puts on his proverbial veterinarian hat each […]

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