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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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Student and faculty research showcased at Symposium

The annual Spring Symposium featured student and faculty research on April 21. Presentations and posters covered a wide variety of disciplines. Presentations: Poster: The symposium is sponsored by the Publications Committee. Members for 2022-2023 are: Kristen Hixon, Dianne Boykin, Daniel Leach, Timothy Banks, Dr. Charles Smedley, Carla Marchione, and Jan Joslin. Photos by Dianne Boykin

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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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Barbara Mead’s legacy lives on through Endowed Scholarship

A gift from the estate of a longtime Charleston Southern University employee will bless studentsfor years to come. The gift of nearly $1.5 million from the late Barbara “Binky” Mead is the largest single gift to endow scholarships in the history of the university. Each year, multiple students will benefit from Mead’s generosity through The […]

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Walker receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Melinda Walker was one of 21 winners recognized recently with Excellence in Teaching Awards by the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities. Walker was Charleston Southern University’s selection for the 2023 award and will be recognized at CSU’s commencement.  Walker, professor of biology, joined CSU as a faculty member in 1995 and is the […]

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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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DOD’s SMART Scholarship awarded to Zach Weaver

Zach Weaver has become the second CSU student to be awarded The Department of Defense’s SMART Scholarship. The SMART Scholarship is an opportunity for STEM majors that includes full tuition payment, stipend and allowance, summer internship opportunities, and, upon receiving their degree, guaranteed employment with the DOD. Weaver is a sophomore cybersecurity major and is […]

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Parsons researches how math students learn

Charleston Southern University students are able to expand on their general knowledge and also find out more about the topics they are interested in. This is especially true for Maddy Parsons, who has been researching aspects of learning for mathematics students. With Dr. Ryan Thomas and Dr. Emily Thomas, Parsons has been analyzing how students […]

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Wump what? Alum teaches environmental history class

Carol Poole, a historian and educator, teaches a unique class which is a collaboration between the Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District, Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, and the CSU College of Education. Poole is a 1970 alumnus. The class, Avoiding the Wump World, Preserving the Past, Protecting the Present, Promising a Future, takes the idea […]

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58th Annual Academic and Student Life Awards

Congratulations to the award winners for 2022-2023! View the recording. Academic AwardsArt: Jayla LawtonAthletic Training: Madison LaneBiochemistry: Grant MajorsBiology Undergraduate: Mary PowellBiology Graduate: Zoe CauthenBusiness Undergraduate: Emily MeleBusiness Graduate: Nathan CobbChemistry: Annah JungeChristian Studies: Sarah SalterClinical Counseling: Tiffani HoldgateCAPS Undergraduate: Caitlin McCurdyCAPS Graduate: Ellen ParkCommunication: Jessica NewmanComputer Science Undergraduate: Carlos OcasioComputer Science Graduate: Jan Zacharias […]

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