Year In Review 2014
New at the College of Charleston
- In 2014, the College unveiled a new logo, and updated the mission statement to recognize the College’s separate component, the University of Charleston, South Carolina (UCSC), as a research university.
- In July, we welcomed President Glenn F. McConnell ’69 as the 20th president. Read about his first 100 days.
- The School of Professional Studies was launched along with undergraduate majors in supply chain management and African American studies.
- Two new basketball coaches were hired – Candice M. Jackson is the women’s head coach and Earl Grant is the men’s head coach.
- Additionally, the College’s North Campus moved to a new location, the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library was renovated and the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture was founded.
- Boundless: The Campaign for the College of Charleston launched on November 1, 2014.
- Our professors are boundless – Olivia Thompson’s Farm-to-School initiative is going statewide, Julie Swanson earned $500,000 to help teachers grow gifted and talented students, and Jim Bowring snagged NSF funding to look into big data.
- Computer science major Will Jamieson continues his success with mobile apps – he secured $10M in venture capital.
- Internationally-known street artist Shepard Fairey took part in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s 30th anniversary. Watch a video of him installing art throughout Charleston.
Only at CofC
- In December, crews working on the new vegetarian/kosher kitchen on campus discovered a cannon ball.
- The College is one of just a handful of universities that host a Cuba study abroad program. 2014 marked 15 years for the program.
- The College also enjoyed a few rare snow (or ice) days, during which the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore broadcast live from campus.
In the Lead
- For the fourth year in a row, Conde Nast Traveler readers named Charleston the best city in the U.S. Travel & Leisure also named Charleston the top city.
- Three College of Charleston athletic teams won conference championships during their inaugural year in the Colonial Athletic Association. Both golf teams and baseball played in the NCAA tournament. The new offshore sailing team won the prestigious Kennedy Cup.