College of Charleston Class of 2024 Graduation Profile

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The College of Charleston will confer undergraduate and graduate degrees during its three spring 2024 commencement ceremonies, May 10-11, in the Cistern Yard. Take a moment to see the impressive profile of this graduating class.

2022 Spring Commencement | Saturday Morning Ceremony

1,386     Graduates
18          Students graduating with top honors
15          Students graduating with A.B. degrees 
19          Age of youngest graduate
66         Age of oldest graduate
120       School of the Arts
395       School of Business
74         School of Education
133        School of Health Sciences
477        School of Humanities and Social Sciences
76          School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
266       School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
* Numbers may change once final grades for spring 2024 are posted. 

  1. Psychology: 135 graduates
  2. Communication: 131 graduates
  3. Business Administration: 127 graduates
  4. Biology: 110 graduates 
  5. Public Health: 75 graduates
  • 127 students in the Class of 2024
  • 30 are double majors 
  • 1 is a triple major
  • 7 are graduating in three years 
  • 3 are varsity athletes 
  • 14 are majors in the School of the Arts 
  • 19 are majors in the School of Business   
  • 2 are majors in the School of Education 
  • 11 are majors in the School of Health Sciences 
  • 40 are majors in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • 16 are majors in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs 
  • 57 are majors in the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering 
  • 93% of students received Latin honors 
  • 37% of students will graduate summa cum laude
  • 29% of students will graduate magna cum laude
  • 27% of students will graduate cum laude
  • 100% completed mentored research projects 
  • 100% of students participated in local community engagement projects 
  • 41% of students participated in two or more undergraduate research experiences 
  • 77% of students presented research or showed the results of their creative work at a professional conference, symposium or public forum 
  • 14% of students published their research 
  • 68% of students participated in an internship and/or another relevant professional experience 
  • 32% of students participated in two or more internships 
  • 67% of students participated in four or more high impact learning experiences 
  • 79% of students held a student leadership position on campus or in the community 
  • 50% of students had at least one international experience 
  • 30% of students have a job offer and plan to enter the workforce 
  • 28% of students admitted to a graduate or professional school 
  • 19% of students received a scholarship, grant or fellowship for post-graduate work  
  • 23 members of the Charleston Fellows Program 
  • 8 members of the International Scholars Program 
  • 7 participated in the Honors STEAM Entrepreneurship-Living Learning Community
  • 1 Goldwater Scholarship recipient
  • 1 critical Language Scholarship recipient
  • 2 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award 
  • 5 recipients of the John Lewis Gervais, Jr. Award (awarded to Honors College students who graduate with a 4.0 cumulative GPA)
  • 1 recipient of the Presidential Award for Scholarship, Leadership and Service
  • 1 recipient of the Ted Stern Cup 
  • Presidential Award for Scholarship, Leadership and Service
    • Destiny Humphrey (Arts Management) 
    • Ansley Elkins (Biology) 
  • Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award 
    • Sam Swartz (Public Health) 
  • The Theodore S. Stern Cup  
    • Michael Stein (English) 
    • Kristen M. Graham (Women’s and Gender Studies) 
  • Stephen C. Osborne ’73 and George P. Watt Jr. Bonner Leader of the Year 
    • Madison Meeks (Biochemistry) 
  • John Lewis Gervais Jr. Award  
    • James Dockery (Astrophysics) 
    • Riley Hass (Economics, Mathematics) 
    • Madeline Landa (International Studies, Political Science) 
    • Thomas Walter (Biology) 
    • Jack Watson (French and Francophone Studies, International Studies) 
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 
    • Darby Watford (winner) 
    • Jonathan Yass (honorable mention) 

95       Master’s degree and graduate certificate candidates 
10        M.A. in Communication 
2          M.A. in English 
8          M.A. in History 
4          M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education 
8          M.A.T. in Elementary Education 
1          M.A.T. in Performing Arts Education 
1         M.Ed. in Languages 
1          M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics Education 
9         M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning and Advocacy 
54       Master of Business Administration 
8          Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 
7          Master of Public Administration 
10        M.S. in Accountancy
9          M.S. in Child Life 
2          M.S. in Computer and Information Science 
2          M.S. in Data Science and Analytics 
15        M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies 
3          M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Master of Public Administration concurrent program 
4          M.S. in Mathematical Sciences 
5          M.S. in Marine Biology 
5          Arts and Cultural Management Graduate Certificate 
1          Multilingual Learners Graduate Certificate 
3          Operations Research Graduate Certificate 
3          Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate 
*Numbers may change once final grades for spring 2024 are posted. Also includes summer graduates with permission to attend ceremony. 

  • M.A. in English – Erin Larsen 
  • M.A. in History – Kimberly Hinchey, Anne Chapman Hughes, John Kassebaum III 
  • M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education – Alyssa Hudenburg 
  • M.A.T. in Performing Arts Education – Michaela Kniskern 
  • M.Ed. in Languages – Pamela Killingsworth 
  • Master of Business Administration – Brooke Hollingsworth, Jacques Horsman, Carter Jackson, Kayla Kozak, Bella Powell, Gina Weber
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Anna Beth Grimes 
  • Master of Public Administration – Gregory Saxton
  • M.S. in Accountancy – Mary Page Crouch 
  • M.S. in Child Life – Olivia Hishon 
  • M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences – Jonathan Renton, George Smith 
  • M.S. in Data Science and Analytics – Giselle Adamczak, Ethan Lewis, Guiu Puigcercos i Vilar, Jenna Snead 
  • M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies – Briar Ownby-Connolly, Gregory Rothman 
  • M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Master of Public Administration concurrent program – Katherine “Kit” Kelly, Hannah Quast 
  • M.S. in Mathematical Sciences – Hsiang Chien Wang, Calvin Widholm 
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management – Katie Chea, Jenna Whetzel 
  • Graduate Certificate in Operations Research – Rhian Purves  
  • Excellence in Experiential Learning: Tanner Crunelle, M.F.A. Creative Writing  
  • Excellence in Service & Engagement: Georgia Massey, M.S. Child Life 
  • Excellence in Leadership: Cheyenne Twilley, M.S. Environmental and Sustainability Studies

For information about the 2024 spring commencement ceremonies, visit the commencement webpage.

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