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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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Eliza Starr Talks Boeing at First Honors ELLC Alumni Series

This is a guest post by Sarah Dinning ’20. On September 14th, the Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community students gathered to hear Eliza Starr as the inaugural speaker of the Honors ELLC’s “Alumni Speaker Series.” Starr, who was a member of the first Honors ELLC class last year, talked about her internship at Boeing and […]

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Honors ICAT Students Network in Silicon Valley

For students at the College, the acronym ICAT equals opportunity. Based in the School of Business, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology (ICAT) is a progressive initiative that offers students an opportunity to engage in technology entrepreneurship in meaningful ways. One of those ways is ICAT Academy, an eight-to-ten-day session in which students travel to different […]

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How One Honors Student is Voicing the Weather for NPR Berlin

“My name is Stephanie Selker and I’m a rising sophomore in the Honors College with a double major in Political Science and German. This summer, I’m interning for 10 weeks at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. with NPR Berlin and NPR Worldwide. I’m about halfway through my internship and so far, it’s going really […]

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CofC Honors Engaged Program Expands, Seeks More Community Partners

Each year, more than 200 freshmen in the Honors College at the College of Charleston participate in a unique community outreach program called Honors Engaged that provides more than 5,000 combined hours of service to the Charleston community. Founded in 2010 as a unique aspect of the Honors First Year Experience, the Honors Engaged program […]

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Southern Roots Inspire CofC Student to Publish Novel

Writing a book is no easy feat, not to mention writing an entire novel while still in high school and having it published before graduating from college. But that is exactly what Derek Berry did. Berry, who hails from Aiken, S.C., and is a senior international studies and political science double major in the Honors […]

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Goldwater Scholarship Recipient and Honorable Mention!

Congratulations to Honors College student and William Aiken Fellow, James Peyla, on being named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar from a field of over 1,150 applicants. James is majoring in Marine Biology at the college and hopes to achieve a Ph.D. in Marine Biology as well. His career goal is to conduct research on the biology of […]

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