The winter 2018 issue of College of Charleston Magazine has landed in mailboxes!

This issue tells the stories of our gifted faculty, entrepreneurial students and talented alumni who are making a difference in the world. Here are some highlights of what’s inside. All of the current stories and stories from past issues are also available online.

Lost & Found

The odds of finding a needle in a haystack are not all that high. And the chances of finding two are nearly impossible. But with a nimble eye and determined patience, Zachary Turpin ’07 (M.A.) managed to uncover two lost works from iconic American writer Walt Whitman.

In Stride

Cruel and unpredictable, life has a way of blindsiding you when you least expect it. Cougars Equestrian Team Captain Amber Dorn knows this better than anyone after a riding accident in 2016 left her facing a difficult recovery.

Honor Code

Mary Croghan Ramsay ’42 regaled family and friends with larger-than-life tales of decoding classified information during World War II. Those that knew her best, including her daughters Mariana Ramsay Hay ’82 and Rhett Ramsay Outten, always wondered about the veracity of her stories. But new research on women’s work in cryptography during the war gives credence to this alumna’s claims of doing top-secret work.

Vic Howie '83Rapid Success

Vic Howie ’83 is fond of asking “why not?” It’s a mindset that’s pushed him to go the extra mile and turn dreams into reality. That’s how he turned a crude drawing on a cocktail napkin into the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a world-class facility for outdoor recreation and paddle sports.

These are but a few of the many things happening within the CofC family. So flip through the pages of the magazine and learn about the moving and inspired stories of our faculty, alumni and students.