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Carver delves into aeroponics

Heather Carver, a senior biology major from Waynesville, North Carolina, discovered a love for aeroponics in a class in 2021. Aeroponics is a system of growing plants in air, without soil. Carver has  finished her biology major requirements and is studying abroad in Ecuador in fall 2022 to finish up minors in Spanish and criminal justice. Upon […]

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Parsons exploring world of mathematics through research

As a Campus Ambassador, Maddy Parsons gives tours to prospective students and their families. She is honest and tells her tour groups she had a hard time deciding where to go to college. She said, “I tell them CSU is the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s my job to share what I […]

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Tuition insurance available to CSU students and families

Charleston Southern University partners with GradGuard to offer students and their families peace of mind when the unexpected happens. During the pandemic, students worldwide were faced with financial risks—and universities like CSU sought to offer insurance and assurance for those worried about investing in their education and future during a turbulent time in human history. […]

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Dawson leading alumni engagement

C. Denise Dawson ’93 is Charleston Southern’s new director of alumni engagement. She was formerly an enrollment counselor for CSU in the enrollment and marketing division.  “My favorite part of working in enrollment was talking about CSU,” said Dawson. She brings that love for Charleston Southern to her work with alumni. “Denise brings great enthusiasm […]

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OCC: Library’s labor of love

For two consecutive years, the Rivers Library team has shown up and out in a friendly Operation Christmas Child competition among faculty and staff departments on campus. Team members credit library ladies Christine Petty and Marla Bunn for leading the way to reaching 34 boxes per person in 2020 and a grand total of 1,045 […]

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Pinnell breaks barriers in insurance field

National events changed the trajectory of my life. The shocking assassination of President Kennedy paved the way for Lyndon Johnson to assume the office, and in a very short time the campus of the University of Tennessee was consumed with the Vietnam War. Deferments for male students being drafted into the military ended upon graduation, […]

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Humbled by the Himalayas: Dr. Don Lauer ’21 climbs Everest with son

What most would only dream of doing, three-time alumnus and adventurer Don Lauer has likely achieved it. When his son Matthew was only 8 years old, Lauer made a promise he intended to keep. “We free climbed a mountain peak about 1,000-feet high, and I was explaining to him some of the mountain structures. I […]

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Ball named College of Nursing Dean

Dr. Vicki Ball’s specialty is teaching nursing leadership. When the position of interim dean of the CSU College of Nursing came available in January, she realized she needed to be willing to step out and lead. She planned to go back to her role as director of the Master of Science in Nursing program once a […]

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They call him Mr. OCC

When David Greenwood was sentenced to 46 hours of community service helping with Operation Christmas Child his sophomore year, he thought, it won’t be as bad as picking up trash. At the time, he didn’t know much about OCC. Laurie Diel, CSU’s OCC coordinator, assigned him to the Charleston Room assembling the boxes that arrive […]

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Irick’s education advances her career

Dr. Albany Cromer Irick’s career path is the perfect example of how a liberal arts major can transition to a high level job with a major impact.  Irick, who earned an English degree at the University of South Carolina, is inspired by a love of technology and teaching. Her liberal arts degree gave her a […]

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