Life at Versailles: A day in the life of Whitney Adams

                                                     During my last semester in the English Graduate Program at the College of Charleston, I applied for and was awarded the Versailles Fellowship. Although I would be pushing my graduation date forward an extra year, spending a year teaching in France outweighed any apprehension I had about graduating late. Yes, thats me at the…

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Michelle Mapp, CofC Graduate Making an Impact in the Lowcountry

There are so many women making a difference to enhance the quality of life in the Lowcountry. Michelle Mapp, a 2006 graduate of the Masters in Public Administration program, is one such woman. Michelle is Executive Director of the Lowcountry Housing Trust (LHT), a statewide non-profit community development loan fund whose mission is to build vibrant,…

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Meet Maggie Burton, Graduate School Tour Guide

Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says, “I’m Possible” ~ Audrey Hepburn Maggie Burton is a first year graduate student in the history Master of Arts program. Maggie moved to Charleston from London, Ontario, Canada where she did her undergraduate work in history at The University of Western Ontario. Maggie left Canada when she was two…

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Three CofC Peace Corps Volunteers Survive Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Philippines

College of Charleston Peace Corps Masters International graduate students Laura Mudge, Andrew Wynne and Tyler Hassig  survived one of the strongest Typhoons (we call them hurricanes) ever to hit land.  The three are part of an innovative Peace Corps program in which the students take advanced courses first at the College, and then pursue a…

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Restoration Paints Picture of Rose Hill Plantation

The color palette of the Gov. William H. Gist mansion at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is coming alive, taking on what historians believe are its true colors, said park manager Trampas Alderman. A restoration artist, Grace Washam of Clinton, recently finished painting the door, mantle, chair rails and walls of the parlor, where…

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ExCel Awards

So many times in an effort to make everyone feel special, we overlook the need to recognize those among us who go that extra mile, who make it a point to be there for those around them, who frankly make our lives a little brighter and better. The College of Charleston offers a program that…

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“Life after CofC”: Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, ’94, ‘97

Hi, I’m Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch. I graduated from the College of Charleston with my Bachelor of Arts in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in 1997.  Both of my degrees are in history.  During my time at the College of Charleston, I had the pleasure of working with Drs. Amy T. McCandless, Alpha Bah, Bernard Powers,…

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SECOND NATURE By Natalie Montanaro

Change is inevitable-especially in the Peace Corps. This being my fourth year, I already expect it. Heck, I even tend to welcome it. It’s almost like it’s better to just accept things coming and going, breaking and working, appearing and disappearing, etc., etc. So when I went from more than three years in Peace Corps…

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Enduring The Trials of Graduate School From Conception to Labor by Michele Stopera Freyhauf

 Michele Stopera Freyhauf With the new school year in full swing, I thought this post from almost two years ago would be an appropriate reflection, encouragement, and outward support to those returning to school or nearing the completion of their degree. Remember – do not give up – the sweat, sacrifices, and struggles are worth…

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First Year Graduate Student Cara Howley is Dominating on the Court and in the Classroom

                                                                                               Eat. Sleep. Study. Volleyball.  Cara Howley from McKinney, Texas has been playing volleyball since she was in the seventh grade, which brought her to the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate studies. After she graduated from USC with dual degrees in Human Resources and International Business, Cara transferred to the College of Charleston to continue her volleyball…

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