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Inside the Academic Mind: Lancie Affonso ’96

As an instructor in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Business, as well as the advisor to the College’s Honors Entrepreneurship Mentoring Cohort, Honors College Faculty Fellow Lancie Affonso ‘96 is a true renaissance man on campus. We caught up with Affonso to learn more about his childhood in Africa, his journey […]

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Honors Freshman Loves ‘Rush’ of Solving Math Problems

Blaine Billings is a problem solver. He likes the thrill of chasing down a solution and the sense of satisfaction he gets once he arrives at the right answer. So when he found himself working alongside College of Charleston math professor Dinesh Sarvate the summer between his junior and senior years of high school, for […]

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Allison Gilmore, the Improv Guru

This is a guest post by Paul Dierksheide ’20.  On Wednesday, September 28, the Honors ELLC along with various classes focused on entrepreneurship theory and practice met in the Wells Fargo Auditorium to hear Allison Gilmore talk about her experience as an entrepreneur. Gilmore, the Founder and Chief Improv Officer of Dumoreimprov, gave students great […]

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Samantha Sammis Visits the Honors ELLC to Tell Her Story

This is a guest post by Austin Purtell ’20. Do you know how to run a business? Neither did Samantha Sammis (CofC Honors ‘11) who graduated with degrees in sociology and religious studies. What started out as simply playing basketball with local kids in the Charleston area led to the creation of an asset-based community development […]

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Honors ELLC Hosts Steve Swanson (CofC Honors ’89) for “Funday Monday” Class

This is a guest post by Sarah Dinning ’20. Mondays for the College of Charleston’s Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (ELLC) class are filled with networking, knowledge, and most importantly, pancakes. On Monday, September 19, Steve Swanson joined the Honors ELLC’s “Funday Monday” for pancakes and discussion. Being one of the most successful entrepreneurs in […]

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Eliza Starr Talks Boeing at First Honors ELLC Alumni Series

This is a guest post by Sarah Dinning ’20. On September 14th, the Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community students gathered to hear Eliza Starr as the inaugural speaker of the Honors ELLC’s “Alumni Speaker Series.” Starr, who was a member of the first Honors ELLC class last year, talked about her internship at Boeing and […]

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Honors ICAT Students Network in Silicon Valley

For students at the College, the acronym ICAT equals opportunity. Based in the School of Business, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology (ICAT) is a progressive initiative that offers students an opportunity to engage in technology entrepreneurship in meaningful ways. One of those ways is ICAT Academy, an eight-to-ten-day session in which students travel to different […]

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