PCMI Graduate Student Andrew Wynne Featured as Guest Blogger for Ocean Conservancy

Andrew Wynne is a graduate student in Environmental Studies at the University of Charleston, South Carolina and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He served in the Philippines (2012-2014) as a Coastal Resource Management Advisor, and hopes to continue to educate and inspire others to create healthy coastal environments. A SCUBA diver and former college athlete,…

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“Go Get ‘Em” Alumni Blog Series: Azikiwe Chandler, Elementary Education

Azikiwe Chandler ’14 recently began teaching at Veritas Preparatory Charter School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Veritas Preparatory Charter School opened in August 2012 with Grade 5 and adds one grade with each successive year. To learn more about the mission and educational philosophy of Veritas prep, visit their website. From Azikiwe Chandler: Greetings from frigid and snowy…

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Greetings from Our Versailles Exchange Student, Margaret Edling!

The University of Charleston, South Carolina at the College of Charleston and the Université de Versailles – Saint Quentin have an exchange program which affords a unique opportunity for graduate students to teach and conduct independent research at a university in the southwest suburbs of Paris.  Established in 1994 by Dr. Olejniczak of the History department,…

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New Year, New Professional Development Opportunities!

With the new year comes a multitude of resolutions, and our new year’s resolution here at the Graduate School is to provide a semester full of professional development opportunities specifically tailored for graduate students! We’ve teamed up with Addlestone Library and the Center for Student Learning to offer an even bigger variety of workshops for…

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“Go Get ‘Em” Alumni Blog Series: Lisa Vandiver, Environmental Studies

Lisa Vandiver, Ph.D., graduated from the College of Charleston’s MSc Environmental Studies program and now works at NOAA’s Restoration Center in Charleston. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Lisa moved to Charleston in 1997 to pursue a BSc in Marine Biology. After working at Kiawah Resort as a naturalist as an  undergraduate, Lisa enrolled in the Environmental Studies…

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Marine Biology Graduate Student Liz Duermit Attends 3rd Annual International Marine Conservation Congress

  I recently had the privilege, thanks in part to a study abroad grant from the Graduate School, to attend the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. My experience with the perception of conservationists is that we trade in “doom and gloom” – but that could not have been further from the truth…

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Spotlight on Diversity: Maria Royle

Maria Royle is a graduate student in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. She has had a life-long interest in science and helping children. She earned a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College, Massachusetts. Her passion for children and science, though, led her to become a candidate in the College’s Science…

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CofC Alumna Wins Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award!

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, B.A. ’94 and M.A. ’97, Associate Professor of History at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, was recently awarded the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award for her manuscript Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and After World War II (University Press of Florida, 2014), by the Association of Black Women Historians…

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“Go Get ‘Em” Alumni Blog Series: Leah Fisher, Marine Biology (2012)

Leah Fisher, Marine Biology (2012) Climate Change Policy Coordinator for the National Ocean Service “Take advantage of your networks. You never know when WHO you know will make the difference” Leah Fisher is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Marine Biology program and the current Climate Change Policy Coordinator for the National…

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Mark Your Calendars: Professional Development Series Starts September 22!

The University of Charleston, South Carolina at the College of Charleston is partnering with other departments on campus to provide numerous professional development opportunities: one-time events, workshop series, and career skills for graduate students. This variety of offerings allows students to develop a broad array of transferable skills while focusing on particular skill sets of interest throughout their…

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