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Beloved Professor Couldn’t Be More Connected

Every homemaker knows the importance of the family table – the place we come together, share stories and connect with one another in meaningful ways. That is how we build family – and that is what makes a home a home. And that’s why, at the College of Charleston, Lancie Affonso ’96 (M.S. ’08) has […]

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Three Honors Alums Recognized as 2021 Alumni Award Recipients

The College of Charleston Alumni Association will honor six distinguished alumni at the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, as part of the College’s 2021 Fall Alumni Weekend. Among the six recipients are Honors College alumni Melissa J. Siegel ’03, Michael S. Shemtov ’00, and Aaron M. Blackshaw ’12. Siegel will be recognized […]

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Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate

Ask anyone who knew Chad V. Adams ’18, and you’ll be met with enthusiasm. He was a true friend, solid student and passionate fisherman. He loved the Lowcountry and was known to snap his fishing rod into the ski rack on top of his Mini Cooper and go catch, and then release, redfish.   An active member of the […]

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Former Faculty, Recent Grad Partner in Support LGBTQ+ Leadership

They first met at a protest rally in Charleston in 2017. Linda Ketner and Tanner Crunelle ’20, two passionate activists fighting for marginalized populations, want to create a more embracing, accepting environment for the LGBTQ+ community at the College of Charleston. An adjunct professor of sociology at the College from 1988 to 1991, Ketner created […]

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CofC Honors Alumnae to Speak at Commencement Ceremonies

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, four accomplished graduates from the College of Charleston’s Class of 2020 will address their classmates in celebration of their academic achievements in the face of unprecedented times. While it may not be the commencement they envisioned, it will certainly be one to remember. Olivia Rothstein, Asia Pitts, Abbie Kline, and […]

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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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Charleston Fellows Adapt Their Bachelor’s Essays for Social Distancing

In any other year, the senior class of Charleston 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 Charleston Fellows Program to share and celebrate their impressive academic undertakings. But like everyone […]

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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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