CONWAY, SC — Kalli Savvas, of Wilmington, MA, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in public health during commencement exercises held August 4, 2017, at Coastal Carolina University.
More than 390 students were candidates for graduation in the ceremony held at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center on campus.
In his remarks, commencement speaker John Hutchens, biology professor and ecologist, encouraged graduates to take time in the future to interact with nature and with other people.
“In today’s high tech world we are often racing along at breakneck speed, but being outside slows you down and allows you to experience the rhythms of nature,” said Hutchens. “You can actually hear yourself think and you can be a part of something bigger than yourself.”
About Coastal Carolina University
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.
CCU offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 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.
More than 10,000 students from across the country and 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 180 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from Coastal Carolina University via Merit.)
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