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Outdoor Adventure Club gains momentum on campus

Students seeking opportunities to connect with others in the context of outdoor activities will find a fantastic community in CSU’s Outdoor Adventure Club, or OAC.   The OAC boasts over 60 members and has grown rapidly since its foundation in 2017. The club holds a strong emphasis on forming community with other students. “The main purpose […]

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WWII vet and founding trustee brings Veterans Day message

Charleston Southern students lined up to thank Dr. William L. “Bill” Palmer for his service in World War II and to share stories of grandparents and great-grandparents with him after Palmer delivered a Veterans Day message Nov. 11. Palmer was a staff sergeant in the U.S. 8th Army Air Force, 381st Heavy Bombardment Group which flew B-17s […]

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CSU launches Center for Personal Financial Management

The Charleston Southern University College of Business announces the launch of the CSU Center for Personal Financial Management in association with the Ron Blue Institute. The Center for Personal Financial Management is training and equipping CSU students and the greater CSU family with biblical principles of financial wisdom and money management. More than 600 students […]

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Retired General prompts students to ponder calling

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin gave CSU students a list of things to ponder at a meeting November 1. Dr. Dondi Costin introduced Boykin by saying Boykin has been involved in most of the major military events that have happened since the 1960s. Costin said, “We use the word hero a lot; […]

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Alumni Q&A: Jeff Christmas `02

Jeff Christmas is currently a manager at Boeing South Carolina plant over the wiring team in Building 20 Cell 30. He has been an avionics technician for Boeing, and he is also a U.S. Army veteran. Q. What are some of the skills you learned at CSU that have benefited you the most? I learned […]

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Board of Trustees members honored for service

Five members of the Board of Trustees, representing 33 years of service, were honored for their dedication at the fall meeting of the Board Oct. 29. Dr. Danny Blackwell of Kershaw served on the Board from 1966-1970, 1973-1977, 1998 and 2018-2019. He is a life member of the President’s Club and funded an endowed scholarship […]

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Alumni Q&A: Bowe Butler `05

Bowe Butler spends his days at Benefitfocus making sure the client is happy. As a delivery manager, he is involved with account project management that is client facing. His background is in ministry, working with nonprofits and groups such as Campus Outreach. Most recently he worked at Summit Church in North Carolina. But he felt a […]

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Alumni Q&A: Hope Harrison Avery `88

Hope Harrison Avery is an HR director with an agency providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. She uses her sociology degree every day in not only recruiting but in developing staff. She considers herself a servant leader who sees the value in empowering staff to do their best. Q. What skills did you learn […]

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Alumni Q&A: Justin Ervin `11

Justin Ervin is currently assigned as a defense counsel, representing soldiers accused of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, everything ranging from murder trials to simple AWOL cases. He earned a juris doctorate and a master of business administration from Wake Forest University. Q. What skills did you learn at CSU that have […]

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2019 Annual Alumni Awards distributed

Each year, the Alumni Association honors graduates who are making a difference in their jobs, in churches, in community service and in promoting the university’s mission. Learn about this year’s winners who nominated by peers and selected by the Alumni Association selection committee. Alumnus Community Service Award: Awarded posthumously to Julian Smith ’74 Julian Smith, known […]

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