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Honors Student Mentor, ImpactX Alum Wins Big at Department of Energy Internship

Summer internships are an excellent opportunity for students to connect classroom lessons to the real world. Just ask Troy Brennan. This summer, Brennan – a computer science information systems major and entrepreneurship minor –participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions’ (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program. During the 10-weeklong internship, he worked on a commercialization […]

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Honors student-athlete excels on the court and in the classroom

Honors College senior and exercise science major Kyra Thompson has spent plenty of time at the beach in her four years at the College of Charleston. But not in the way that most students do. Thompson is a member of the College’s NCAA beach volleyball program. Last spring, both Thompson and the program reached new […]

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Meet CofC’s Newest Students

Every August, some 2,000-plus new students arrive in the Holy City to begin their studies at the College of Charleston. This year, the campus is welcoming over 2,200 first-year students and some 500-plus transfer students. They come from as far away as Australia and as nearby as just down the street. Let’s take a moment […]

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Honors Course Leads Student to Work with Dispossessed Migrants

Forced migration is not necessarily a topic your average college student would be drawn to, but Lea Neufeld is no ordinary college student. The rising senior is a triple major (political science, international studies and French) who was born in Mannheim, Germany. She was 3 when her family immigrated to Greenville, South Carolina, where her […]

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Honors Student Delivers the Goods

Have a conversation with Alex Adams, and you’ll come away impressed – and likely inspired. This rising junior from Chicago has long been motivated by assisting others, particularly those in need. It’s a trait that not only defines her; it guides much of what she does. Recently, that moral compass prompted Adams to examine the […]

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Summer Research Grants Open Up a World of Possibilities for Students

Each summer, students at the College of Charleston gain hands-on experience through Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grants, which pair students with faculty mentors to pursue impactful research projects. This year, a committee of faculty members representing each of the College’s eight schools reviewed 58 applications. A total of 23 projects were each awarded a […]

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Honors Students Explore Career Interests with Summer Internships

Experiential learning is an integral part of the Honors College experience, and for many Honors students, the summer is the ideal time to gain invaluable, hands-on experience in their chosen field. Several Honors College students were recently featured in The College Today for their summer internship undertakings. You can read more about their summer internships […]

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Honors student performs in Spoleto’s ‘The Approach’

By Michael Smallwood, Charleston City Paper “I think the principle that ‘the show must go on’ is a really important one that people cleave to,” said Anne Clarke, founder of Landmark Productions. After two years of that adage being proven wrong because of the effect of Covid-19 on the performing arts, this year’s Spoleto Festival […]

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Arts Management Grad Connects Passion With Career

From the moment Ren Dryzer set foot in the School of the Arts as a senior in high school in 2017, Dryzer was drawn to the Arts Management Program. Originally from Tennessee, Dryzer has been entranced by the power of the arts since early childhood, and wanted to find a college degree to intertwine that […]

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