Author Archive: Ron Menchaca

Ron Menchaca is an Army veteran, a graduate of the College of Charleston and a former newspaper reporter. Prior to joining the College’s Division of Marketing and Communications as Senior Director of Communications, he served from 2009 to 2014 as communications director and speechwriter in the Office of the President.

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Statement from College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell

Statement from College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell

President McConnell outlines some of the initial steps being taken to protect the safety and health of members of the campus community in response to recent drug-related arrests.

Professor Jon Hale’s New Book Details Creation of Freedom Schools During Civil Rights Movement

Professor Jon Hale’s New Book Details Creation of Freedom Schools During Civil Rights Movement

Teacher education professor Jon Hale’s new book, “Freedom Schools,” focuses on the creation of 41 schools for black students during the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. Hale is now at work on a second book examining the role of high schools during the civil rights movement.

Admissions Counselor’s Life Story Inspires Student Recruits

Admissions Counselor’s Life Story Inspires Student Recruits

Before finishing high school, Kenyatta Grimmage weathered a tough childhood, battled cancer and endured the death of his mother. Now an admissions counselor at The College, he shares his personal experiences to relate to minority students who might have to overcome similar obstacles.

CofC Academic Advisors Recognized in National, Regional Awards

CofC Academic Advisors Recognized in National, Regional Awards

Advisors from the College’s Academic Advising and Planning Center have been honored by the National Academic Advising Association.

TD Arena to Host Service For One-Year Anniversary of Emanuel AME Church Tragedy

TD Arena to Host Service For One-Year Anniversary of Emanuel AME Church Tragedy

TD Arena will serve as the venue for an ecumenical service at 10 a.m. on June 17, 2016, marking the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church

College Monitoring Tropical Storm Colin

College Monitoring Tropical Storm Colin

At this time, there is no disruption to the College’s schedule for Monday and Tuesday (June 6 & 7).

CofC In the News – Week of May 23, 2016

CofC In the News – Week of May 23, 2016

In this week’s installment: advocating for school teachers; the rise of craft beer in South Carolina; a new archeological discovery; and more!

SCAMP Students Recognized for STEM Research

SCAMP Students Recognized for STEM Research

Students representing the Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) at the College of Charleston were honored recently for their academic research.

‘Porgy and Bess’ Exhibit Opens at College of Charleston’s Special Collections

‘Porgy and Bess’ Exhibit Opens at College of Charleston’s Special Collections

The new exhibit, on display through August 2016, coincides with the release of a new book, “Porgy and Bess: A Charleston Story,” and a public lecture on May 31, 2016.

CofC Joins with Uber to Reduce Parking Congestion, Fund Scholarships

CofC Joins with Uber to Reduce Parking Congestion, Fund Scholarships

The partnership between the College and Uber, which entitles new riders to a $20 discount, helps support the Alumni Association’s scholarship fund.