The year 2018 was one of scholarship, change, excitement and celebration at the College of Charleston.
Here, in no particular order, are some of the high points and special moments from the past year:
We saw campus transformed into a rare winter wonderland.
…delighted in the success of some of our musical alums.
…highlighted the intelligence and creativity of our students, including a recent alumna who quadruple-majored in dance, arts management, business administration and hospitality and tourism management; an inspired student-scientist tracing the lineage of African-American Charlestonians; and a talented student-athlete who knows how to shoot both on and off the court.
…marked an important milestone with the Year of Women celebration.
…championed students with a vision, including one who made a home run with the launch of a new club baseball team, a young woman who effortlessly remains focused on both her studies and her philanthropic endeavors, the successful relaunch of a student organization worth dancing about, and one student who led the initiative to open the College’s first student food pantry.
…looked to the future with President-elect Andrew T. Hsu.
…recognized groundbreaking faculty research, including geology professor Leslie Sautter‘s jaunt into the deep, blue sea; public health professor Leslie Hart‘s research into the impact of man-made chemical additives on one of our favorite marine mammals; arts management professor Jason White‘s raw look at racial stereotypes in America; astrophysics professor Chris Fragile‘s investigation of zombie stars; and astrophysics professor Jon Hakkila‘s exploration of gamma-ray bursts.
..celebrated a change in leadership as classics professor Timothy Johnson was named dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs.
…we got down with Chucktown Sound.
…and we dressed up Cistern Yard for the holidays.