Coastal Carolina University

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Coastal Carolina University
New Coastal Logo.jpg
MottoEx Libertate Veritas
("From Liberty, Truth")
Established1954
TypePublic
Endowment$17.7 million
PresidentDavid A. DeCenzo
Academic staff556
Students9,335
LocationConway, South Carolina, USA
CampusUrban
630 acres
ColorsTeal and Bronze          
AthleticsNCAA Division I Big South Conference
18 intercollegiate teams
NicknameChanticleers
MascotChauncey the Chanticleer
Websitewww.coastal.edu
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Coastal Carolina University
New Coastal Logo.jpg
MottoEx Libertate Veritas
("From Liberty, Truth")
Established1954
TypePublic
Endowment$17.7 million
PresidentDavid A. DeCenzo
Academic staff556
Students9,335
LocationConway, South Carolina, USA
CampusUrban
630 acres
ColorsTeal and Bronze          
AthleticsNCAA Division I Big South Conference
18 intercollegiate teams
NicknameChanticleers
MascotChauncey the Chanticleer
Websitewww.coastal.edu
Coastalcarolina-wordonly-2.svg

Coastal Carolina University (Coastal or CCU) is a public,[1] state-supported, liberal arts university in Conway, South Carolina, USA, located eight miles (13 km) west of Myrtle Beach. Founded in 1954, Coastal became an independent university in 1993. The University enrolls approximately 9,300 students on its 630-acre (2.55 km2) campus. Baccalaureate programs are offered in 65 major fields of study, along with graduate programs in education, business administration (MBA), accountancy, coastal marine and wetland studies, and writing. Coastal Carolina is home to Kimbel Library, an academic library.

The school is composed of its main campus in Conway and also offers courses in Litchfield and Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. The University is a Sea-grant institute and owns part of Waties Island, a 1,105-acre (4.472 km2) barrier island which serves as a natural laboratory. Coastal Carolina is also the home of the Scholars Academy, a high school for gifted students.

Academic organization[edit]

The E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business Administration[edit]

The business college, most commonly referred to as "Wall" offers six undergraduate majors: accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and resort tourism management. The PGA Golf Management program is one of only 20 programs in the nation accredited by the PGA of America. Business students can also minor in economics or international business. The business college also offers two graduate programs: the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.[2] The Wall College is divided into three departments:

The Wall College is also home to several programs and centers.

William L. Spadoni College of Education[edit]

The Spadoni College of Education grants the degrees Bachelor of Arts in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, and Special Education / Learning Disabilies; Bachelor of Science in Physical Education; Master of Education in the areas of Educational Leadership and Teaching & Learning; and Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education in six specialization areas, as well as an Online Teaching Endorsement.

The School of Teacher Education is divided into three academic units: the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Physical, and Special Education; the Department of Foundations, Literacy, and Technology; and the Department of Leadership, Middle Level, and MAT- Secondary Education. The Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts[edit]

Coastal Carolina University Bands
The Coastal Carolina University Bands are currently under the direction of Dr. James Tully and are housed within the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

College of Science[edit]

The College of Science currently offers 20 academic programs (majors, minors, and graduate degrees), including a Master of Science degree in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies and a new Doctor of Philosophy degree in Coastal and Marine Systems Science. The Marine Systems department houses 4 vessels for both teaching and research. The flagship of the fleet is the R/V Coastal Explorer, a 54 ft. coastal region research vessel.[3]

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)[edit]

Accreditations[edit]

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

In addition, several of the University's other programs have been accredited. They include:

Leadership[edit]

DirectorFromTo
Edward J. Woodhouse19541955
George C. Rogers19551961
William C. Casper19611963
ChancellorFromTo
Edward M. Singleton19631983
Fredrick W. Hicks, III19831985
Ronald G. Eaglin19851992
Ronald R. Ingle19921993
PresidentFromTo
Ronald R. Ingle19932007
David A. DeCenzo2007present

Media and campus publications[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

Print media[edit]

Student publications[edit]

Student life[edit]

University Housing[edit]

Main Campus Housing[edit]

Traditional suite and semi-suite residence halls
Suite-style living units with 4 single bedrooms
Semi-suite living units each with a shared bedroom and common spaces

University Place[edit]

Located 1/2 mile from Main Campus

46 Apartment-style living units

Student Activities[edit]

Student organizations include the Student Government Association (SGA), S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Active Responsibility) and the Coastal Productions Board, along with a number of other academic, honor, service, interest, social and religious organizations.[4] Intramural sports are also offered through the Department of Campus Recreation.[5]

The SGA is the governing body of the campus and is in charge of allocating and disbursing funds to the clubs and organizations on campus. The current President and Executive Vice President of the SGA are Desmond Wallace and Nicholas James Baldino. Other executive positions include Chief of Staff, President Pro-Tempore, Vice President for Finance and Vice President for Public Relations.[6] Elections for SGA positions are held each spring. The SGA's legislative body is composed of two senators from each grade and college who are elected by the student body. SGA has passed legislation to change various policies on campus. Over the years, they have passed legislation to create the HTC Center, Rowdy Rooster and have made replacement CINO cards free to students as well as more. SGA meetings are currently held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Wall building 317.

Club sports[edit]

Coastal Carolina University also boasts an array of competitive and non-competitive club sports including : Baseball, Hockey, Soccer (M), Soccer (W), Lacrosse(M), Lacrosse(W), Triathlon, Wrestling, Saltwater Anglers, Surfing, Wake Sports, Rugby, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Fishing, and Quidditch.

The Chanticleer Rugby club, a member of USA Rugby South, won the Small College National Championship in 2009.[7] The club also won the 2009 NSCRO Men's Division III Rugby Tournament.

Greek life[edit]

NIC and independent fraternities[edit]

Panhellenic sororities[edit]

NPHC organizations[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Coastal Carolina's athletic programs compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big South Conference (the football team competes in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision). The primary colors of the university's athletic programs are teal, black and bronze.

Until the mid-1960s Coastal's teams were known as the Trojans. From the then-college's affiliation with the University of South Carolina, the push was made for a mascot more in line with the parent's mascot (the Gamecock); the ultimate choice was the Chanticleer (pronounced SHON-ti-clear), the proud, witty rooster made famous in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (the mascot itself would be named Chauncey). When Coastal became an independent university in 1993, despite some calls for "a complete split from USC" (i.e., change the mascot), the Chanticleer remained the school's mascot.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Athletics[edit]

NameNotability
Mickey BrantleyFormer Seattle Mariners and Yomiuri Giants outfielder
Amber CampbellHammer thrower who competed in both the 2005 & 2009 World Championships,and the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games
Kheli DubeFormer MLS forward, New England Revolution
Tom GillisPGA Tour professional
Gary GilmoreCCU Head Baseball Coach, also played collegiate baseball at CCU
Keith GlauberFormer Cincinnati Reds pitcher
Dustin Johnson7 Time PGA Tour winner & member of the 2010 & 2012 USA Ryder Cup Team & 2011 Presidents Cup Team
Luis LopezFormer Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos infielder
Kirt ManwaringCatcher who played with the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros
Joseph NgwenyaFormer MLS forward. Drafted 3rd overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Currently playing for the Richmond Kickers
Josh NormanCornerback, Carolina Panthers
Stu RiddleFormer Head Coach, Kalamazoo Outrage. Member of the 1996 New Zealand Olympic Soccer Team
Maurice SimpkinsLinebacker, NFL
Jerome SimpsonWide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings. Drafted in the 2nd Round (46th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft
Quinton TealDefensive back, San Diego Chargers
Tyler ThigpenQuarterback, Buffalo Bills
Mike TolbertFullback, Carolina Panthers

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

NameNotability
Michael RussoGeneral Manager of the Lakewood BlueClaws baseball team Single-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies [10]
Bailey HanksActress and winner of MTV's Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods
Michael KellyActor featured in films such as Dawn of the Dead (2004), Invincible (2006), Changeling (2008) & The Adjustment Bureau (2011).
Chad MuretaEntrepreneur, author, and mobile app developer
Elise TestoneContestant on American Idol Season 11
Adam RobertsBroadway Actor Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Michael ChambersWorld renowned puppeteer and interpretive dancer. Class of 1996
Dan "NYD" StasiukiewiczContestant on the Voice, Contestant on Bank of Hollywood, has appeared on Shipmates, Burn Notice, Magic City, Operation Dumbo Drop, Golden Gloves winning boxer, musician and winner of the Long Island Open Golf tournament.

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Coordinates: 33°47′41″N 79°00′42″W / 33.794722°N 79.011667°W / 33.794722; -79.011667