Not Your Mama’s Beach Reads

The temperature’s rising, why shouldn’t your IQ? Check out these killer book recommendations from some of our Honors faculty and staff members. Have your own suggestion? Let us know here for a chance to be featured in our next recommendation list! Honors Faculty Fellow Dr. Permenter recommends The Secret History by Donna Tartt. She says […]

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Alumnus Embraces a Global Perspective in China

For Patrick Gittard ’08, life is like a river. “Sometimes you can decide if you want to go down the rapids or if you want to go along the side, but it’s got a course,” says the Honors College grad. “You may think you want to go this way, but if the river makes a […]

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Jasmine Shabazz Embraces Every New Connection

CofC Honors sophomore Jasmine Shabazz lives by the philosophy that every new endeavor is another opportunity to learn, grow and connect with others who can help her on her academic journey. This approach helps explain why she participates – and excels – in so many different programs and activities across campus and far beyond. As […]

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SURF Grants Give Students a True Calling

The thing about research is you never know what you’re going to find. Study inevitably leads to insight, experiments to realization. When we research, we open up the possibility for all kinds of discovery – and, for the recipients of the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grant, it’s what they discover about themselves […]

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Inside the Academic Mind: Lancie Affonso ’96

As an instructor in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Business, as well as the advisor to the College’s Honors Entrepreneurship Mentoring Cohort, Honors College Faculty Fellow Lancie Affonso ‘96 is a true renaissance man on campus. We caught up with Affonso to learn more about his childhood in Africa, his journey […]

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Scholarship Helps Math Major Win Post-Graduation Job

For most college seniors, finding a job after graduation is their top priority. For Honors College student Courtney Beckham, that’s not a concern. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), she already has a two-year job lined up. And she’s only a junior. Last year, Beckham was awarded the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship […]

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Honors College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In September 1967, the College of Charleston decided to create a new course of study designed to attract the best and brightest students. According to the College’s Bulletin for the Academic Year 1967-1968, the program was described as “a new course of study designed to attract superior students irrespective of their departmental majors and to guide them […]

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Favorite Study Locations at CofC

Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library Ok maybe this one is a given, but you would be surprised how many nooks and crannies the library has if you really go looking for them! Sometimes the endless stir of people around can give you just enough energy to power through. Plus the library has 20 group study […]

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Under the Moss: Honors College Student Reflects on Faith and Education

Under the Moss: Honors College Student Reflects on Faith and Education

“You find yourself getting defensive about a faith that they clearly don’t know anything about. Muslims aren’t violent people and the fact that people are claiming these baseless and terrible things about the Muslim community here in America… It makes no sense to affiliate us with the Muslims across the sea. I know as much as […]

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Honors Alum Addresses Education Gaps in South Africa

When Honors alumna Kristen Thompson ’09 sees the inequalities that exist in the education system where she lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, she is reminded of how fortunate she was in her own education at the College of Charleston. “I’ve been interested in education for a very long time because I recognize the value […]

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