Coastal Carolina University
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|Coastal Carolina University|
|Motto||Ex Libertate Veritas
("From Liberty, Truth")
|President||David A. DeCenzo|
|Location||Conway, South Carolina, USA|
|Colors||Teal, Bronze, Black|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I Big South Conference
18 intercollegiate teams
|Mascot||Chauncey the Chanticleer|
Coastal Carolina University (commonly referred to as CCU or Coastal) is a public, 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 is a national sea-grant institution and owns part of Waties Island, a 1,105-acre (4.47 km2) barrier island which serves as a natural laboratory. Coastal Carolina is also the home of the Horry County Schools Scholars Academy, a high school for gifted students.
- 1 History
- 2 Academic organization
- 3 Accreditations
- 4 Leadership
- 5 Media and campus publications
- 6 Student life
- 7 Greek life
- 8 Athletics
- 9 Notable alumni
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College, a two-year community college, by the Coastal Educational Foundation, a group of citizens who wanted a post-secondary institution in the Grand Strand. The college originally operated under contract as an extension of the College of Charleston (C of C). Classes met at night at Conway High School and were taught by part-time faculty. After C of C shuttered its extension programs, Coastal became an independent community college supported by the citizens of Horry County. The Horry County Educational Commission was created in 1959 to oversee some of the tax money. This body was responsible for contracting out operations to the University of South Carolina a year later under the name Coastal Carolina Regional Campus. It moved to its first permanent facility in 1962 under a new name, Coastal Carolina College of the University of South Carolina. A decade of growth led to the school becoming a four-year institution in 1974. By 1991, enrollment had grown to over 4,000 students, leading the Coastal Educational Foundation and Horry County Educational Commission to seek independent status for the school. On July 1, 1993, the school officially became an autonomous institution under the name Coastal Carolina University.
The E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business Administration
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, and a graduate certificate in fraud examination. The Wall College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). 
The Wall College is also home to several programs and centers.
- BB&T Center for Economic and Community Development
- Clay Brittain, Jr. Center for Resort Tourism
- Professional Golf Management Program
William L. Spadoni College of Education
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 College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and each of its constituent programs is recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education and its corresponding specialized professional association (SPA). 
The Spadoni College of Education is home to several research and outreach endeavors, including the Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning, and Community Engagement and the Learning is for Everyone (LIFE) Program, a "post-secondary education and transition program for young adults who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities".  Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, the College will also host Teaching Fellows cohorts. Teaching Fellows is a program of the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement intended to "address the need to recruit high quality teachers" in South Carolina. 
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
- Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures
- Department of English
- Department of History
- Department of Music
- Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Department of Politics and Geography
- Department of Theatre
- Department of Visual Arts
Coastal Carolina University Bands
The Coastal Carolina University Bands are currently under the direction of Dr. James Tully. Athletic Bands are under the direction of Dr. Raul Barcenes. All bands are housed within the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
- Concert Bands
- The Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band and Pep Band
- CCU Jazz Ensembles
- POP 101
- Saxophone Ensemble
- Brass Quartet
- Flute Choir
- Percussion Ensembles
College of Science
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.
- Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
- Department of Biology
- Department of Chemistry and Physics
- Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
- Department of Health Sciences
- Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
- Department of Marine Science
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Department of Psychology and Sociology
- School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
- Chanticleer Company
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:
- The E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business Administration - accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
- The Spadoni College of Education - accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the South Carolina State Board of Education.
- The Department of Computer Science - accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
- The University is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
|Edward J. Woodhouse||1954||1955|
|George C. Rogers||1955||1961|
|William C. Casper||1961||1963|
|Edward M. Singleton||1963||1983|
|Fredrick W. Hicks, III||1983||1985|
|Ronald G. Eaglin||1985||1992|
|Ronald R. Ingle||1992||1993|
|Ronald R. Ingle||1993||2007|
|David A. DeCenzo||2007||present|
Media and campus publications
Radio and television
- WCCU - Student-run online radio station launched in Spring 2009.
- Coastal Today - A half-hour television program produced by the University.
- Coastal Carolina Magazine
- Coastal Carolina Newsletter
- The Chanticleer - The student newspaper
- Archarios - A student-produced literary art magazine
- Tempo - A student-produced features magazine
The university houses approximately 3,700 in on-campus living facilities. Freshmen are primarily assigned to the university-owned Chancellors, Woods, and the Gardens on main campus, as well as the Grand Strand section of University Place; Sophomores are primarily housed in University Place. The CCUs Student Housing Foundation was created as a non-profit corporation in 2003 to lease, manage and contract for the construction of student housing facilities. The Foundation oversaw the construction of University Place, which the university currently leases from the foundation, as well as the current construction of new freshman housing on the north end of the campus. The university's trustees moved to purchase University Place from the foundation in 2014.
Main Campus Housing
- The Chancellors - Ingle and Eaglin Halls
- Traditional suite and semi-suite residence halls
- The Woods - Dogwood, Oak, Cypress, Elm, Maple and Palmetto Halls
- Suite-style living units with 4 single bedrooms
- The Gardens - Azalea and Magnolia Halls
- Semi-suite living units each with a shared bedroom and common spaces
Located 1/2 mile from Main Campus off of Highway 544, University Place consists of 46 apartment-style buildings, separated into five named neighborhoods; Grand Strand, Sandhills, Low Country, Blue Ridge, and Piedmont. University Place contains an activity house with a fitness center and outdoor pool, several basketball and volleyball courts, as well as the "UP Cafe" and convenience store. Shuttle buses run every 10-15 minutes between University Place and main campus.
Future Campus Housing
The CCU Housing Foundation is currently constructing a 1,270-bed housing complex on the north end of the campus, with completion of the first phase estimated at summer of 2015. The four-building complex will also feature office space, conference and meeting rooms, recreation and a new dining hall.
Student organizations include the Student Government Association (SGA), S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Active Responsibility) and the Coastal Activities Board, along with a number of other academic, honor, service, interest, social and religious organizations. Intramural sports are also offered through the Department of Campus Recreation.
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. 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.
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.
NIC and independent fraternities
- Delta Chi (Suspended)
- Kappa Sigma
- Pi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Suspended)
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Phi Gamma Delta
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Alpha Phi Alpha (Suspended until 2014)
- Delta Sigma Theta
- Zeta Phi Beta (Suspended until 2015)
- Kappa Alpha Psi
- Phi Beta Sigma
- Omega Psi Phi
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 or FCS. The primary colors of the university's athletic programs are teal, bronze and black.
Coastal's athletic teams were once known as the Trojans. But once the school established an affiliation with the University of South Carolina, the decision was made to select a mascot in line with the parent institution'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 university's teams are affetcionately known as the Chants (pronounced "shonts") and the mascot itself is named Chauncey. When Coastal Carolina 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. The mascot is one of the most distinctive in all of college sports. 
|Mickey Brantley||Former Seattle Mariners and Yomiuri Giants outfielder|
|Amber Campbell||Hammer thrower at 2005 & 2009 World Championships, and the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games|
|Kheli Dube||Former MLS forward, New England Revolution|
|Tom Gillis||PGA Tour professional|
|Gary Gilmore||CCU Head Baseball Coach, also played collegiate baseball at CCU|
|Keith Glauber||Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher|
|Dustin Johnson||7 Time PGA Tour winner & member of the 2010 & 2012 USA Ryder Cup Team & 2011 Presidents Cup Team|
|Tommy La Stella||Atlanta Braves infielder|
|Luis Lopez||Former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos infielder|
|Kirt Manwaring||Former MLB catcher for the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros|
|Joseph Ngwenya||Former MLS forward, drafted 3rd overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.|
|Josh Norman||Cornerback, Carolina Panthers|
|Stu Riddle||Former Head Coach, Kalamazoo Outrage. Member of the 1996 New Zealand Olympic Soccer Team|
|Maurice Simpkins||Linebacker, NFL|
|Jerome Simpson||Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings. Drafted in the 2nd Round (46th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft|
|Lorenzo Taliaferro||Running back, Baltimore Ravens|
|Quinton Teal||Defensive back, San Diego Chargers|
|Tyler Thigpen||Quarterback, Buffalo Bills|
|Mike Tolbert||Fullback, Carolina Panthers|
Arts, entertainment, and media
|Michael Russo||General Manager of the Lakewood BlueClaws baseball team Single-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies |
|Bailey Hanks||Actress and winner of MTV's Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods|
|Michael Kelly||Film and television actor, featured in House of Cards, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Invincible (2006), Changeling (2008) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011).|
|Edwin McCain||Singer-songwriter and musician|
|Chad Mureta||Entrepreneur, author, and mobile app developer|
|Elise Testone||Contestant on American Idol Season 11|
|Adam Roberts||Broadway Actor Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark|
|Michael Chambers||Puppeteer and interpretive dancer.|
Author ("Joe Guide"), educator, USNR Chaplain Corps (Ret).
|Mola Lenghi||Reporter for WUSA 9, CBS television affiliate in Washington, D.C.|
- School history
- http://www.coastal.edu/science/index.html. Missing or empty
- "Coastal Carolina trustees move to purchase University Place". Waccamaw Publishers, inc. 2014-08-Aug. Retrieved 2014-08-Sep. Check date values in:
- Gale, Heather (2014-30-Jan). "New $85 million freshman dormitory coming to Coastal Carolina University". Waccamaw Publishing, inc. Retrieved 2014-08-Sep. Check date values in:
- "Clubs and Organizations". Office of Student Activities and Leadership. Coastal Carolina University. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
- "Campus Recreation". Coastal Carolina University. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
- "Rugby team takes national championship". Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- lakewood blueclaws. "BlueClaws".
- "Rocker Edwin McCain coming to Brooks Stadium". Coastal Carolina University. 2004-09-Sep. Retrieved 2014-08-Sep. Check date values in:
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