Graduate School Spotlight: Kelsey Michele, MBA 2017

Tell me a little bit about yourself: My name is Kelsey Michele and I am 22 years old from Upstate New York. I recently finished my undergraduate degree in accounting from Binghamton University where I also played on the women’s lacrosse team. At CofC I plan to complement my accounting background with some additional creativity…

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Heather Roberts, M.A.T. Performing Arts

Tell me about yourself: Originally, I’m from Cross, SC and I was 25 when I entered the program. Previously I earned my undergraduate degree in Theater for Youth at the College of Charleston. Through this program I was able to have many hands-on teaching experiences including working with the special-needs theater program called “The Unified…

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Laura Westby Cannon, MFA’18

We are excited to feature a graduate student in one of our newest graduate school programs- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The MFA in Creative Writing, a two-year program of graduate study for 12 students admitted annually for a total of 24 students, features separate Studio and Arts Management emphases. The program offers…

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Armon Hanks, M.S. Environmental Studies

Meet Armon Hanks, an Environmental Studies graduate student. Armon is interested in the science behind policy issues, he is acquiring a solid foundation based on the ways information should be used to assess environmental and societal risk and the relevant policies. Students of environmental policy focus on the development and implementation of public policy responses to environmental…

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Alumni Spotlight: Danna Stokes, M.S. Child Life

Danna Stokes grew up in Greenville, SC and completed her undergraduate degree at Clemson University (Go Tigers!). She always knew that she wanted to work with children, and after volunteering and interning with a few different organizations, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in child life. As a kid, she hated going…

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Achille Parmentier, MBA in the Making

Achille Parmentier holds a B.S. in Economics from the College of Charleston.  This year he finds himself back at the College of Charleston, this time pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a focus in Finance.  Prior to seeking his Master’s degree, Achille started Three Sheets to the Wind Sailboats, a business that bought,…

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Kea Payton, President of the Graduate Students of Color Association

I am a third year Marine Biology Master’s Candidate conducting research on the zooplankton exposure to microplastics at flood tidal fronts in the Charleston Harbor. I am also President of the Graduate Students of Color Association and Treasurer of the Charleston Waterkeeper Club. Why did you select CofC? Having been born and raised in SC,…

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Graduate School Office Spotlight: Dr. Jon Hakkila, Professor and Associate Dean

I grew up and attended college between New Mexico and California (with some time in Hawaii), and spent many years working in Minnesota and Alabama before coming to the College of Charleston. My undergraduate degrees are in Physics and English/American Literature, and my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are in Astronomy. I briefly wrote poetry and worked in industry as a…

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Graduate Admissions Spotlight: Susan Hallatt, Director of Graduate Admissions

What I really wanted to study, when I first started thinking about college, was ACTING. I wanted to be a star, to be the next Bette Davis or Angela Lansbury. I wrote my Oscar’s acceptance speech; I could see myself sailing elegantly down those red-carpeted stairs in my black velvet dress with the long gloves…

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New Master of Fine Arts Program-Woodfin Scholarship Recipients

The new Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at the College of Charleston is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Woodfin Scholarship, Nick Plasmati and Laura Cannon.  The two $5000 scholarships will be awarded annually to the best creative writing portfolios submitted by students accepted into the MFA program. The Woodfin…

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