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Recent Grad Wins International Competition

Spend a few moments with Paul Dierksheide ’20 and you’ll gain some appreciation for the term infectious enthusiasm. This computing in the arts major embodies that phrase. His joie de vivre is palpable, reinforced by his gift for rapt conversation, a megawatt smile and bright, flashing eyes. Dierksheide’s demeanor seems entirely fitting: he’s got a lot to be enthusiastic […]

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Aiken Fellows Adapt Their Bachelor’s Essays for Social Distancing

In any other year, the senior class of Aiken Fellows would have spent the first week of April summarizing their Honors College Bachelor’s Essay projects for a packed auditorium. These presentations have long functioned as a culminating moment for members of the Aiken Fellows Society to share and celebrate their impressive academic undertakings. But like […]

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CofC Honors students and alumni published in Journal of Neurochemistry

A team of researchers from the Scofield Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) recently published an article “Amperometric measurements of cocaine cue and novel context‐evoked glutamate and nitric oxide release in the nucleus accumbens core” in the Journal of Neurochemistry. Out of the eight authors credited, five are CofC Honors alumni or current […]

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From ‘Orderly’ to ER Doctor – A Physician’s Journey

Aaron Blackshaw’s (’12) path to becoming an emergency room physician started at a crossroads that rarely leads to medical school. It was the summer of 2009 and he was wrapping up his freshman year at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He still hadn’t declared a major and needed to come home to a […]

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CofC Murals Push Alumna to ‘Learn and Grow’

When Sarah Stertz Winecoff ’13 got a request last year from Kristen Hua ’07, assistant registrar for registration and course/academic events scheduling, to brighten up the College of Charleston’s Office of the Registrar with a mural, she had to think of a worthy subject to grace the walls of that important institution. “I was given lots of creative freedom and […]

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CofC Honors Alumna Cares for All Creatures Great and Small

  It’s a drizzly Tuesday in March in Sacramento, Calif., and about a dozen children from a local elementary school have their noses pressed against the viewing windows of the veterinary hospital at the city zoo to view a very rare species on the other side of the glass. Dr. Jenessa Tookey Gjeltema ’04 is […]

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James Peyla ’18 interviewed on Australian radio for research on Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Honors College alumnus and Marine Biology major James Peyla ’18 received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to conduct research in Australia. Peyla, who was also a Goldwater Scholar and an Aiken Fellow while at the College, also spent time as an undergraduate interning at the Marine Biological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Smithsonian Institution, […]

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Alum’s Career is Data Based

She has done her research. She knows we all have a lot to learn – especially from each other. But, the way she sees it, that just means we all have a lot to teach each other, too. “People coming together and listening to what each other has to say is essential to improving the […]

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Internship Turns into Boeing Dream Job

If you ever wondered about the benefits of a college internship, talk with Emily Coleman ’18. As a sophomore majoring in computer science, she was looking for a summer internship that would not only be exciting and challenging, but something that would give her valuable professional experience. After some research, she noticed that The Boeing […]

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