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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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Honors Student Joins Knowledge Capital Group as Intern

CofC Honors senior Rachel Bradley has joined Knowledge Capital Group (KCG), a healthcare-oriented management consulting firm, as an undergraduate intern. An Economics and International Studies double-major, Rachel takes on the position with a range of experiences including a study abroad trip focused on the Syrian refugee crisis in Amman, Jordan and previous positions at the […]

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Freshman’s Goal: Meet Someone New Every Hour

Making friends in a new environment can be intimidating under any circumstances, let alone on a campus with more than 10,000 students. But what some may see as an intimidating challenge, College of Charleston freshman Rex Bingham sees as an opportunity to push himself outside his comfort zone and to develop interpersonal skills. “I try […]

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Students Do Deep Dive Into Reef Research

What did you do on your summer vacation? For ocean lovers, it would be hard to top what three marine biology majors at the College did with visiting assistant professor of biology Chris Freeman this summer. Through a combination of Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF), School of Sciences and Mathematics awards and a National […]

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Meet Two CofC Honors Freshmen from the Class of 2023

Meet Grace Powell from Daniel Island, South Carolina. She spent her high school career doing the things most high school students do – studying, volunteering, playing sports and hanging out with her friends. But that’s only part of her story. For the past three years, Powell has been playing futsal on the international level. Futsal is a […]

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CofC Honors Class of 2023 Profile

Honors College: Class of 2023 Academic Profile* Total number of students: 266 Average SAT score: 1360 Average ACT score: 30 Average GPA – S.C. residents: 4.82 Average GPA – non-residents: 4.12 Number of S.C. residents: 126 Number of non-residents: 140 Honors College: Aiken Fellows Society Class of 2023 Profile* Total number of members: 30 Average SAT […]

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