With all eyes on the media throughout 2016’s tumultuous presidential election, Honors College alumna Caroline Kenny ‘15 proved up for the ...
Maxx Bradley ’18 sees music everywhere. He sees it in the obvious places, like restaurants hosting jazz nights around ...
Fulbright awards are among the most prestigious honors that a U.S. college student can earn. Recently, a record four students ...
Blaine Billings is a problem solver. He likes the thrill of chasing down a solution and the sense of satisfaction ...
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 […]
Having grown up in Mountain Rest, South Carolina, a spit of a town tucked into the northwest corner of the Palmetto State, Grace Moxley ’17 knows a thing or two about rural life. She is more than familiar with the long drives just to get to a restaurant, the requisite trek to the next town over to […]
“You find yourself getting defensive about a faith that they clearly don’t know anything about. Muslims aren’t violent people and the fact that people are claiming these baseless and terrible things about the Muslim community here in America… It makes no sense to affiliate us with the Muslims across the sea. I know as much as […]
When Honors alumna Kristen Thompson ’09 sees the inequalities that exist in the education system where she lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, she is reminded of how fortunate she was in her own education at the College of Charleston. “I’ve been interested in education for a very long time because I recognize the value […]
College of Charleston Honors College students Catie Hutchison and Jasmine Shabazz have returned from prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute trips to the UK Catie Hutchison and Jasmine Shabazz received places on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the University of Dundee and SOAS, University of London, respectively, on one of the most prestigious and selective […]
As a young African American male growing up and attending public schools in Sumter, S.C., Kendall Deas saw firsthand how opportunities for advancement could be limited by race and socioeconomic status. While Deas’ parents encouraged him to pursue a career in academia, a place where they believed he could best address some of the inequities he […]
Life’s hectic undertow can shift in the blink of an eye, with no warning or care. For this alumnus, a rare encounter with a leatherback sea turtle reminded him that when you’re thrown off course, sometimes all you can do is wait for help. By Luke Rein ’15 2015 was an exciting year. After I […]
Often, it’s the little things that matter most. That is certainly true when it comes to the economic impact of washing – or not washing – your hands. Soap and water seem like an obvious fix to what ails you, but it’s not quite that simple. By Zach Sturman ’17 Doctors do it. Nurses do […]
Sometimes it’s the small moments that change everything. For Honors College student Sierra Small ’17, it was a bus ride that transformed her worldview. Sure, she knew that some people didn’t have as much as others. She knew that some were rich, some were middle class and some were poor. And in the back of […]
On Friday, May 12th, the CofC Honors Class of 2017 was recognized at the Honors College Ceremony. Family, friends, faculty, staff, and President McConnell and other senior administrators gathered in Sottile Theater to celebrate the accomplishments of all 106 graduating students who successfully completed all requirements of the Honors College. Also recognized at the ceremony was Arlinda […]
With all eyes on the media throughout 2016’s tumultuous presidential election, Honors College alumna Caroline Kenny ‘15 proved up for the challenge. Rather than just dipping her toes in, Kenny dove head-first into the chaotic election coverage as a digital producer for CNN Politics in Washington. Born and raised on Long Island, Kenny traded in biting […]