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CofC Honors Students Get Political Experience in Washington Semester

College of Charleston students are joining their peers throughout South Carolina and taking advantage of a different kind of immersion experience in our nation’s capitol. The South Carolina Washington Semester Internship Program (WSP) offers college students hands-on experience with the political process as they spend a semester living and working in Washington D.C. Housed in […]

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College of Charleston Among Top Fulbright Producers

Fulbright awards are among the most prestigious honors that a U.S. college student can earn. Recently, a record four students from the College of Charleston won Fulbright awards for 2016-2017. In recognition of this accomplishment, the U.S. Department of State, which oversees Fulbright awards, named the College among the country’s Top Producers of Fulbright Students […]

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CofC Honors Alums Open Cat Cafe in Charleston

Ashley Brooks ’14 and Annaliese Hughes ’14 met during their freshman year as students in the Honors College at the College of Charleston, and once they discovered that they had a mutual affinity for felines, they became the best of friends. That love of cuddly kittens would eventually lead to the duo bringing the first cat […]

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Swansons Named Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter has named Steve ’89 and Emily Swanson ’89 the 2016 Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year. Announced at the chapter’s National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 17, 2016, the award honors the Swansons for their generosity, exemplary leadership in the philanthropic community, civic and charitable responsibilities […]

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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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CofC Honors Alum Doesn’t Want to Tell the Same Old Story

Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry and Kayne West had their time in her career. But none of that matters today. That was then – this is now. And that’s where the story is. Right now: That’s what really matters. “Real time is how storytelling is done now. People don’t want to know what you did yesterday or […]

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Honors English Major Wants to Change the Game

Growing up, she didn’t really play a lot of video games. Shannon Haas would occasionally log time with the odd Nintendo game here and there on the Game Cube, but that was about it. Although she had always wanted to play video games, a childhood focused on academics and extracurricular activities left little time for […]

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Honors Alum Lands Job as Speech-Language Pathologist

Stacey Sangtian ’11 did her homework before choosing her career path in communication sciences and disorders (COMD). After graduating from the College of Charleston Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, the Myrtle Beach, S.C.-native spent a year doing service work in New Orleans and then two years conducting nanotoxicology research at the National Institute of […]

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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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