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I Want Your Job: General Manager at Organic California Winery

I Want Your Job: General Manager at Organic California Winery

Ricky Vimmerstedt ’02 never thought he’d leave the College of Charleston and wind up in Ojai, Calif. as the GM of an organic winery, but his position at Casa Barranca Winery is his dream job.

29 October 2014 | 10:55 am Read More →
How Alum Michael Moran Turned a College Apprenticeship into a Career

How Alum Michael Moran Turned a College Apprenticeship into a Career

Michael Moran ’03 is an in-demand furniture maker. Any waking hour where the anthropology wasn’t doing schoolwork or playing soccer for the College, he was working as an apprentice. That’s where Moran found his calling.

29 October 2014 | 9:48 am Read More →
When Zombies Attack: 7 Zombie-Escape Tips with Urban Studies, Transportation Expert

When Zombies Attack: 7 Zombie-Escape Tips with Urban Studies, Transportation Expert

Professor Kevin Keenan used urban studies & transportation expertise (and knowledge gleaned from movies and TV shows) to plan a successful zombie escape.

28 October 2014 | 10:37 am Read More →
President McConnell: The First 100 Days

President McConnell: The First 100 Days

Since officially taking office on July 1, 2014, President Glenn McConnell ’69 has been busy gathering input from the College community and sharing his vision for the College’s future.

27 October 2014 | 3:39 pm Read More →
How Alum Andy Steinhauser Went From College Swimmer to Talk Show Host

How Alum Andy Steinhauser Went From College Swimmer to Talk Show Host

It was literally sink or swim for College alumnus Andy Steinhauser ’02. He explains how he launched his own radio show in L.A.

27 October 2014 | 10:04 am Read More →
5 Reasons Now is a Good Time to be a Horror Fan

5 Reasons Now is a Good Time to be a Horror Fan

History professor Scott Poole has written extensively on monsters, he’s appeared on the History Channel and just published a biography of Vampira. He explains why now is a good time to be a horror fan.

17 October 2014 | 12:36 pm Read More →
College Sisterhood Gives Alumna Strength to Beat Breast Cancer

College Sisterhood Gives Alumna Strength to Beat Breast Cancer

A College of Charleston degree helped Krista Ellis Bannister ’92 follow her career plan. But it was the lifelong friends she made at the College that got her through the unplanned parts, like getting breast cancer at 30.

16 October 2014 | 1:23 pm Read More →
Set Your Life to Music

Set Your Life to Music

With a voice like hers, alumna Cary Ann Hearst ’01 is going places. When HBO’s True Blood aired her song, “Hell’s Bells,” she took off. The national exposure led to an interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition; a boost in sales of her solo release, Lions and Lambs; and some extra momentum for Shovels & Rope, […]

15 October 2014 | 4:40 pm Read More →
Get Help Branching Out

Get Help Branching Out

At the College of Charleston, our faculty are boundless – in their curiosity, in their research and in their impact on their students. Take, for example, sociology and anthropology professor John Rashford. A model teacher-scholar, Rashford has an interest in different cultures and their relationships with their environments that has brought him to Mexico, Sweden, […]

15 October 2014 | 4:21 pm Read More →
The World Is Your Campus, So Go Explore It

The World Is Your Campus, So Go Explore It

The salt flats of Utah are known for their breathtaking beauty – vast, white expanses that run to the foot of tremendous mountain ranges. They’re also a place where you can go really, really fast, which is why so many people have used the salt flats to achieve land-speed records. Some speedsters have gone more […]

15 October 2014 | 3:51 pm Read More →