Not Your Mama’s Beach Reads

The temperature’s rising, why shouldn’t your IQ? Check out these killer book recommendations from some of our Honors faculty and staff members. Have your own suggestion? Let us know here for a chance to be featured in our next recommendation list! Honors Faculty Fellow Dr. Permenter recommends The Secret History by Donna Tartt. She says […]

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Science Students Launch Recycling Program for Rubber Gloves

Chemistry majors go through a lot of synthetic rubber gloves. On any given day at the College of Charleston that could mean hundreds of pairs of the tight-fitting blue or purple nitrile gloves. Until recently, those gloves were simply discarded into the local waste stream (the ones contaminated with toxic solutions are neutralized first). But […]

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2 College of Charleston Students Named Goldwater Scholars

The future just got even brighter for Honors College students Blaine Billings and Katherine Duchinski. The prestigious Goldwater Foundation has named both of them as Goldwater Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. Endowed in 1986 in honor of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Foundation is arguably the most prestigious nationally competitive undergraduate scholarship […]

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Engaging The Dance-Thinker

By Maggie Carpenter ’21, Content and Community Manager Intern Walking into an English class at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning, one would expect to see students hunched over desks, sipping on coffee, and going through the motions of a typical weekday morning. However, walk into Stern Center Room 205 on a Tuesday or Thursday around that […]

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Honors College to Host Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit

Change is hard to come by. And it’s even harder to do alone. But when we work together, change is possible. That’s why College of Charleston students, community leaders, and local organizations will come together on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit to identify local issues and critical needs, and work […]

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CofC Honors Student Awarded Naval Research Enterprise Internship

CofC Honors student Blaine Billings has been awarded the Naval Research Enterprise Internship (NRIEP) 10-week summer internship at SPAWAR, San Diego, CA. NREIP provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and […]

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Alumnus Embraces a Global Perspective in China

For Patrick Gittard ’08, life is like a river. “Sometimes you can decide if you want to go down the rapids or if you want to go along the side, but it’s got a course,” says the Honors College grad. “You may think you want to go this way, but if the river makes a […]

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Jasmine Shabazz Embraces Every New Connection

CofC Honors sophomore Jasmine Shabazz lives by the philosophy that every new endeavor is another opportunity to learn, grow and connect with others who can help her on her academic journey. This approach helps explain why she participates – and excels – in so many different programs and activities across campus and far beyond. As […]

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SURF Grants Give Students a True Calling

The thing about research is you never know what you’re going to find. Study inevitably leads to insight, experiments to realization. When we research, we open up the possibility for all kinds of discovery – and, for the recipients of the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grant, it’s what they discover about themselves […]

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Inside the Academic Mind: Lancie Affonso ’96

As an instructor in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Business, as well as the advisor to the College’s Honors Entrepreneurship Mentoring Cohort, Honors College Faculty Fellow Lancie Affonso ‘96 is a true renaissance man on campus. We caught up with Affonso to learn more about his childhood in Africa, his journey […]

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