- Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University Motto Ex Libertate Veritas
("From Liberty, Truth")
Established 1954 Type Public Endowment $17.7 million President David A. DeCenzo Academic staff 556 Students 8,360 Location Conway, South Carolina, USA Campus Urban
Colors Teal and Bronze Athletics NCAA Division I Big South Conference
17 intercollegiate teams
Nickname Chanticleers Mascot Chauncey the Chanticleer Website www.coastal.edu
Coastal Carolina University (CCU or Coastal) is an independent, 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 8,300 students on its 307-acre (1.24 km2) campus. Baccalaureate programs are offered in 51 major fields of study, along with graduate programs in education, business administration (MBA) and coastal marine and wetland studies.
The school is composed of its main campus in Conway and also offers courses in Litchfield, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. The University is a Sea-grant institute 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 Scholars Academy, a high school program for gifted students.
- 1 Academic Organization
- 2 Accreditations
- 3 University Leaders
- 4 Media and Campus Publications
- 5 Student life
- 6 Greek life
- 7 Athletics
- 8 Notable alumni
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
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- Department of Management, Marketing and Law
- Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Professional Golf Management Program
- Department of English, Journalism and Communication
- Department of Foreign Languages
- Department of History
- Department of Music
- Department of Philosophy and Religion
- Department of Politics and Geography
- Department of Theater
- Department of Visual Arts
- Department of Biology
- Department of Chemistry and Physics
- Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Graduate Program
- Department of Computer Science
- School of Health, Kinesiology and Sport Studies
- Department of Marine Science
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).
Director From To Edward J. Woodhouse 1954 1955 George C. Rogers 1955 1961 William C. Casper 1961 1963 Chancellor From To Edward M. Singleton 1963 1983 Fredrick W. Hicks, III 1983 1985 Ronald G. Eaglin 1985 1992 Ronald R. Ingle 1992 1993 President From To Ronald R. Ingle 1993 2007 David A. DeCenzo 2007 present
Media and Campus Publications
- 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 Rivers - Waccamaw and Santee Halls
- The Woods - Dogwood, Oak, Cypress, Elm, Maple and Palmetto Halls
- The Gardens - Azalea and Magnolia Halls
- University Place - University Place
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. Intramural sports are also offered through the Department of Campus Recreation.
A crowning achievement of the University's student activities, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleer Rugby team (a member of USA Rugby South ) won the Small College National Championship in 2009.
- Alpha Phi Alpha
- Delta Chi
- Kappa Alpha Psi
- Kappa Sigma
- Pi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Phi Beta Sigma
- Phi Gamma Delta
- Omega Psi Phi
- Alpha Delta Pi
- Alpha Xi Delta
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Gamma Phi Beta
- Delta Sigma Theta
- Zeta Phi Beta (Suspended until 2015)
- Sigma Sigma Sigma
- Phi Sigma Sigma
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. Upon its 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.
Name Notability Mickey Brantley Former Seattle Mariners and Yomiuri Giants outfielder Amber Campbell Hammer thrower who competed in 2005 World Championships and 2008 Olympic Games Kheli Dube Forward, New England Revolution (MLS) Gary Gilmore CCU Head Baseball Coach, also played collegiate baseball at CCU Keith Glauber Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Gillis PGA Tour professional Dustin Johnson 4 Time PGA Tour winner & member of the 2010 USA Ryder Cup Team Luis Lopez Former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos infielder Kirt Manwaring Catcher who played with the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros Joseph Ngwenya MLS forward, currently playing with D.C. United Stu Riddle Former Head Coach, Kalamazoo Outrage. Member of the 1996 New Zealand Olympic Soccer Team Jerome Simpson Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals. Drafted in the 2nd Round (46th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft Quinton Teal Defensive back, San Diego Chargers Tyler Thigpen Quarterback, Buffalo Bills Mike Tolbert Fullback, San Diego Chargers Maurice Simpkins Linebacker, NFL
Arts, Entertainment, and Media
Name Notability Bailey Hanks Actress and winner of MTV's Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods Michael Kelly Actor featured in films such as Dawn of the Dead (2004), Invincible (2006), Changeling (2008) & The Adjustment Bureau (2011).
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