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Honors College Rising Sophomores: Apply Now to Join the Charleston Fellows Program

The Honors College has procured funding to support additional Honors College scholarships for current students. The scholarships will be renewable for up to three years, and recipients will also become members of the Charleston Fellows Program.

To maximize the impact of these awards and ensure students become fully immersed in the Charleston Fellows experience, applications will be open to all rising sophomores in the Honors College who meet the scholarship criteria. In order to meet the deadline for fall tuition bills, all applications are due to OAKS by Friday, June 10. Details about the application process are included below, and as always you may contact Honors@cofc.edu with any questions.

Application Details

Criteria:
-Rising Honors College sophomore
-Must be in good standing in the Honors College
-A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
-Must have demonstrated significant leadership, in a formal or informal capacity, during their first year of college

Application Process:

-Upload your application materials as a single PDF or Word document to the “Honors College Scholarship Applications” folder on the Honors Advising – Class of 2025 OAKS page
-Applications are due Friday, June 10 by 5:00 p.m. EST
-Finalists will be contacted the following week to schedule a Zoom interview

Application Materials:

1. Essay Prompt
In 500 words or less, respond to the following:

The mission of the Charleston Fellows Program is to recruit highly engaged students and then provide them with dynamic experiences, a robust network, and growth opportunities, such that they’re equipped to address critical issues and prepared to become socially responsible and transformative leaders in their chosen field and/or community. Describe the specific leadership skills you’ve developed over the past year, citing examples of how you utilized those skills and how you, as a leader, impacted your community. Then detail how you believe your membership in the Charleston Fellows Program will help you to further develop and fine-tune those specific leadership skills.

2. Resume
Include an updated and polished resume highlighting your recent leadership experiences.

Posted on May 27, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Sustainability Week 2022

Sustainability Week 2022 is right around the corner! The Center for Sustainable Development is putting on the 2022 Sustainability Week: Sustainable Cities & Communities. Check out some of the awesome programming for the week ahead!

Monday, April 18th: Tabling & Bingo (10:00am – 1:00pm at the Sottile Clock) and Sustainable Cities Vision Walk (Stop at 1:00pm & Open all week in Maybank Hall)

Tuesday, April 19th: Tabling & Bingo (12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Sottile Clock) and Charleston Social Justice Sites Tour (4:00pm, 4:30pm, and 5:00pm at 207 Calhoun St.)

Wednesday, April 20th: Sustainable Cities Expo – Farmers Market & Free Store Pop-up (10:30am – 2:30pm), Carta Ride-A-Long (12:00pm and 1:00pm), and Sustainability Field Day (10:30am – 6:30pm)

Thursday, April 21st: An Earth Day Dialogue: Sustainability and Flourishing in the 21st Century (6:00pm – 7:00pm in the School of Science and Math Auditorium (Zoom Available))

Friday, April 22nd: CofC Instagram Takeover (@collegeofcharleston), MESSA Adopt a Highway (10:00am – 11:30am at Ye Old Fashion Ice Cream West Ashely Parking Lot), and Dining’s Farm to Table Dinner (5:30pm in Stern Garden)

To learn more about any of these events, please contact the Center for Sustainable Development.

Posted on April 14, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Community Engagement

3rd Annual Women of Color Entrepreneurship Panel

The face of entrepreneurship is changing! Women are starting businesses at more than double the rate of men and women of color, especially African American women, are leading that change.

Join the School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and students in Professor Dave Hansen’s Minority Entrepreneurship class as they discuss: How do we improve coordination and information sharing among individuals and organizations working to support women of color entrepreneurs? They will also touch on capital and funding, biases in the business world, COVID struggles for business owners, and how the education system can be a better support for future entrepreneurs.

Register to attend!

Posted on April 12, 2022 in Announcements & Events

SAP Certifications Available for Students

Students are invited to complete a free SAP Certification.

SAP stands for “System, Applications, and Products in Data Processing“. SAP is the largest business software company in the world; SAP is also the largest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP Software) solution software provider. Refer to the detailed articles about What is SAP? & What is ERP?

SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Next-Gen

A free learning offering available to students and lecturers at SAP University Alliances member institutions. The edition offers access to:

  • 18 different SAP Learning Journeys for key SAP solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Analytics Cloud
  • All related learning content required to study for selected certifications
  • All related SAP Learning Rooms to study and collaborate with fellow peers and SAP experts

CERS01 – SAP Certification online exam, one attempt for students

Validate your skills with one attempt at an SAP Certification exam.

Any questions about SAP or Certification may be directed to Professor Lancie Affonso at affonsol@cofc.edu

 

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Announcements & Events

Meet with Dr. Ashley Hink, Trauma Surgeon and Violence Prevention Researcher

Dr. Ashley Hink will visit campus to meet with students on Wednesday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Join Dr. Hink for a casual and intimate discussion where students can learn more about our guest’s experiences and ask questions about the topics that matter most.

Dr.Ashley Hink (MD, MPH) is a general, trauma and critical care surgeon, a violence prevention researcher, and an assistant professor at MUSC’s College of Medicine. Dr. Hink specializes in the care of people with injuries, burns and critical illness. She attended medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, completed her general surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, and obtained a Master of Public Health Degree at Emory. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle,WA to complete her Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Harborview Medical Center. In addition to her clinical interests and surgical practice,she has a special research interest in injury and violence prevention. She serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) Injury Prevention Committee, and serves as medical director of MUSC’s Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program. Her work has been published in scientific journals, and she has won awards for her leadership in surgery and humanism in medicine.

A great opportunity for those students interested in surgery, critical care medicine, community health advocacy, and violence prevention.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Posted on April 9, 2022 in Announcements & Events

Pre Professional Health Advising Meeting for 2022-2023 Applicants

There will be an in-person Pre Health Advising Meeting next Thursday, April 14th at 6:00pm in the School of Science and Math room 129.

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for any students interested in going into the medical field to learn more about the application process. Specifically, this meeting will cover the timeline for the various applications, costs, personal essays, letters of recommendation, and a Q&A.

This meeting will be hosted by Karen Eippert and is intended for students applying in the current application cycle.

Posted on April 8, 2022 in Announcements & Events

Climate Change Campaigning Strategies Workshop

The Office of Institutional Diversity (RSS, 2nd floor) is inviting all Honors to attend an effective climate change campaigning strategies workshop on Friday, April 22nd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

The workshop will be led by Clayton Thomas-Muller, a First Nations activist from Canada and a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, also known as Pukatawagan, located in Northern Manitoba.  Clayton runs all campaigns for 350.org in Canada, is a member of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and is active in Idle No More.

The workshop will cover concrete steps to challenge Settler Colonialisms, advocate for intersectional climate justice, and strategize effective ways to raise awareness on issues, build coalitions, and apply strategic political pressure to bring about tangible results.

Space is limited to the first 20 students to sign up. A plant-based lunch and opportunity to workshop and dialogue with Clayton will be provided to all students attending.

To learn more and RSVP, please reach out to Dr. Todd Levasseur at levasseurtj@cofc.edu

Posted on April 5, 2022 in Announcements & Events

Meet with Dr. Ashley Hink, Trauma Surgeon and Violence Prevention Researcher

Dr. Ashley Hink will visit campus to meet with students on Wednesday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Join Dr. Hink for a casual and intimate discussion where students can learn more about our guest’s experiences and ask questions about the topics that matter most.

Dr.Ashley Hink (MD, MPH) is a general, trauma and critical care surgeon, a violence prevention researcher, and an assistant professor at MUSC’s College of Medicine. Dr. Hink specializes in the care of people with injuries, burns and critical illness. She attended medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, completed her general surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, and obtained a Master of Public Health Degree at Emory. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle,WA to complete her Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Harborview Medical Center. In addition to her clinical interests and surgical practice,she has a special research interest in injury and violence prevention. She serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) Injury Prevention Committee, and serves as medical director of MUSC’s Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program. Her work has been published in scientific journals, and she has won awards for her leadership in surgery and humanism in medicine.

A great opportunity for those students interested in surgery, critical care medicine, community health advocacy, and violence prevention.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Posted on March 29, 2022 in Announcements & Events
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