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CofC Honors Students Get Political Experience in Washington Semester

College of Charleston students are joining their peers throughout South Carolina and taking advantage of a different kind of immersion experience in our nation’s capitol. The South Carolina Washington Semester Internship Program (WSP) offers college students hands-on experience with the political process as they spend a semester living and working in Washington D.C. Housed in […]

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College of Charleston Among Top Fulbright Producers

Fulbright awards are among the most prestigious honors that a U.S. college student can earn. Recently, a record four students from the College of Charleston won Fulbright awards for 2016-2017. In recognition of this accomplishment, the U.S. Department of State, which oversees Fulbright awards, named the College among the country’s Top Producers of Fulbright Students […]

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Alumni Leading High-Needs Classrooms Throughout U.S.

Honors Alumna Leading High-Needs Classrooms Throughout U.S.

It all starts in the classroom. And, for nine members of the 2016 Teach For America corps, that classroom was at the College of Charleston. With graduates from the Classes of ’16, ’13, ’11 and ’06 in the 2016 Teach For America corps, a record number of CofC alumni are making a difference in classrooms around the […]

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CofC Honors Alums Open Cat Cafe in Charleston

Ashley Brooks ’14 and Annaliese Hughes ’14 met during their freshman year as students in the Honors College at the College of Charleston, and once they discovered that they had a mutual affinity for felines, they became the best of friends. That love of cuddly kittens would eventually lead to the duo bringing the first cat […]

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Swansons Named Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter has named Steve ’89 and Emily Swanson ’89 the 2016 Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year. Announced at the chapter’s National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 17, 2016, the award honors the Swansons for their generosity, exemplary leadership in the philanthropic community, civic and charitable responsibilities […]

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CofC Honors Alum Doesn’t Want to Tell the Same Old Story

Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry and Kayne West had their time in her career. But none of that matters today. That was then – this is now. And that’s where the story is. Right now: That’s what really matters. “Real time is how storytelling is done now. People don’t want to know what you did yesterday or […]

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Honors College Grad is Filling the Gap

  Malcolm Kates ’16 has always been able to see the big picture. That’s why, upon graduating from the College, he knew that taking a “gap year” would be the best thing in the long run. It wasn’t until Kates received a National Institutes of Health Postbac Intramural Research Training Award to study genetically inherited […]

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From Reading Partners to AmeriCorps

College of Charleston is a valuable community partner and provides Reading Partners with more than 100 volunteer tutors each year. Though students come and go, each class of attendees at the college remains committed to helping the community of Charleston during their four years of residency. Rachel Jaffe, a volunteer tutor, now AmeriCorps site coordinator, […]

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Honors Alum Lands Job as Speech-Language Pathologist

Stacey Sangtian ’11 did her homework before choosing her career path in communication sciences and disorders (COMD). After graduating from the College of Charleston Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, the Myrtle Beach, S.C.-native spent a year doing service work in New Orleans and then two years conducting nanotoxicology research at the National Institute of […]

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