CONWAY — Jacob Gault, a special education (multi-categorical) major from Union, SC, helped host Coastal Carolina University’s TEAL Youth Day on Friday, March 23, on CCU’s campus.
More than 130 elementary and middle school students who are part of the Dalton and Linda Floyd Mentoring Program at CCU attended the event.
The purpose of the event was to provide children and youth participating in the mentoring program the opportunity to visit a college campus and to see where their mentors go to school. CCU student mentors normally visit children at their school each week. This also encouraged and motivated the children who attended to pursue higher education in the future.
TEAL Youth Day was hosted by 135 CCU student mentors, as well as student volunteers, faculty and staff members. The event featured a variety of activites that illustrated the opportunities available in college, such as athletics, service and artistic expression.
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 74 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.
More than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.