CONWAY — Jennifer Ruff, of Whitmire, SC, was one of 592 candidates for graduation at Coastal Carolina University at ceremonies on Dec. 11 and 12 at the HTC Center. South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman was the speaker and received an honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service. She advised the Class of 2015 not to forget their roots as they go forward in their lives and careers.
“Your journey in life may never take you back there to live again,” said Spearman, “but you need to do what you can to support and uplift the people who have made you what you are today. Don’t forget them. So whether you become a teacher, a scientist, a CEO of a company, a health care professional — in later years when you are reminiscing, the relationships you had with the people along the way will be what matters the most.”
Ruff graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 70 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree, and 17 master’s degree programs, plus two educational specialist degrees. The University began offering its first doctoral program — the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science — in Fall 2014. View the full list of Academic Programs.
More than 10,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 180 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.
Learn more: http://www.coastal.edu/