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Marine Biologist Helps Save Salmon and Steelhead In Pacific Northwest

It was the late 1980s, and Tony Harold was in the thick of research for his dissertation on phylogeny and taxonomy of deep-sea hatchetfishes at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He had been working with a sample of hatchetfish when he noticed some specimens had a unique pattern of dark skin down the sides of their bodies, resembling […]

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CofC Alum Starts Nonprofit in Charleston’s East Side

It all started with a game of basketball. During her senior year at the College, Samantha Sammis ‘11 felt called to get involved with the youth of Charleston’s East Side, a historically black neighborhood tucked between East Bay Street and Meeting Street. Sammis, a graduate of the Honors College, and a group of friends began […]

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I Want Your Job: Marketing Director for BoomTown

Rivers Pearce ’01 didn’t just dream of playing in a rock ‘n roll band in front of thousands of screaming fans. He actually did it for several years. But when it finally came time to trade in his guitar for a day job, in the true spirit of a liberal arts education he pivoted in […]

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Looking Back at one Alum’s Top 100 Finish at the Boston Marathon

Last year at this time, Chris Bailey ’12 and ’15 was making his final preparations to run in the 2015 Boston Marathon. Despite a less-than-ideal weather forecast, his lofty goal of completing the 26.2-mile distance in under 2 hours and 30 minutes seemed quite doable. After all, Bailey, a former student-athlete in the Honors College and […]

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‘Travel + Leisure’ Photo Editor Sees World Through Images

Skye Senterfeit ‘03 fell into publishing more or less by accident. Majoring in biology and Classics in the Honors College at the College of Charleston, she originally planned on going to medical school. But when a professor suggested she consider the publishing industry, everything changed. Today, she works as an associate photo editor for Travel + Leisure Magazine in New York City. […]

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Honors Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships!

Congratulations to Honors Alumni – Erica Tracey, Brenna Norton-Baker, Andrew George, and Dyanne Vaught – for receiving National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships! Honors Alum, Tyler Perini, also earned an Honorable Mention. The NSF GRFP helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports […]

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Professor Praise: Professor Lancie Affonso

*This article was written by Alexandra Helfgott, Class of 2019, for an English assignment where the prompt was to interview an immigrant. She chose Honors College Faculty Fellow, Lancie Affonso, who teaches in the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems. Additionally, […]

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