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Largest graduating class walks stage

The largest Charleston Southern University graduating class ever, with 776 graduates, was recognized Saturday, May 7 at North Charleston Coliseum. Ceremonies for the Classes of 2021 and 2020 were held on Buccaneer Field last spring due to COVID. Legendary Coach Lou Holtz addressed the graduates and received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service from the […]

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CSU President makes 50 Most Influential list

Charleston Business Magazine named President Dr. Dondi E. Costin to its 2021 50 Most Influential list. A retired U.S. Air Force major general, Costin served as the 18th Air Force Chief of Chaplains, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., prior to accepting the presidency at CSU. Costin shared his Four Cs of traits of a good leader with Charleston […]

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Students receive funding for research projects

Three Charleston Southern students were among the 21 student presenters at the 2022 Research Symposium of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. The 21 students represented 18 research projects from eight of the SCICU’s 21 institutions. The research grants were awarded in 2021, and students presented their findings last month. Amber Alliston and Colton […]

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Sigma Beta Delta honors 12 students

The Hans A. Nielsen College of Business honored 12 students who attained superior academic records by inducting them into the international honor society, Sigma Beta Delta, on April 21, 2022. 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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CFP board registered personal finance degree now offered

Charleston Southern University has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning degree, the BBA in Personal Financial Management.  “CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Charleston Southern University as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Kamila Elliott, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board […]

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Women in Industry honor CSU dean

The recent Charleston Women in Industry Conference included a panel of men who were nominated and chosen based on their record of supporting and empowering women in the workplace. Dr. Todd Ashby, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, joined three men from Boeing and Volvo to discuss how they empower women in the […]

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Campus celebrates annual Awards Day

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Charleston Southern University celebrated the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the 57th Annual Academic and Student Life Awards. Historically, this event fulfills the last chapel service of each academic year. More than 40 students received recognition for academic performance within individual programs as well as special scholarship awards […]

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CSU makes Giving Day history with more than $1 million raised

History was made on Wednesday for Charleston Southern University when the college raised more than $1 million in 24 hours during its annual Giving Day.   Gifts from over 400 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Charleston Southern totaled an extraordinary $1,003,632.05. Previously, the highest amount raised in 24 hours was in 2021 with $238,000.  […]

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CSU alum bringing autism arts camp to Charleston

Observations made while working summer camps for Parks and Recreation in Columbia during Ashley Drayton’s high school and college years laid the groundwork for the creation of Camp Artism. Drayton, a 2010 communication with theatre emphasis graduate of Charleston Southern University, observed during her years with Parks and Rec that those with special needs were […]

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CSU once again named Silver-level Military Friendly® School

Charleston Southern University announced today that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation—Silver level. CSU is currently educating 248 veterans and 159 veteran dependents. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special […]

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