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College of Charleston
CoCwordmark.svg
Motto "Knowledge itself is liberty."
Established 1770
Type Public university
Space grant colleges
Sea grant colleges
Endowment $40,400,000
President Dr. P. George Benson
Staff 836
Undergraduates 9,866
Postgraduates 1,454
Location Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Campus 52 acres
Colors Maroon and White         
Mascot Cougar
Website www.cofc.edu

The College of Charleston (informally known as C of C) is a public, sea-grant, and space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The college was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, making it the oldest college or university in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning[1] in the United States, and the oldest municipal college in the country.[2] The founders of the college include three future signers[3] of the Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward) and three future signers[3] of the United States Constitution (John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney). It is said that the college was founded to, "encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education." The College is in company with the Colonial Colleges as one of the oldest schools[1] in the United States. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

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History

College of Charleston Complex:Randolph Hall, Towell Library and Porter's Lodge
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Location: Glebe, George, St. Philip, and Green Sts., Charleston, South Carolina
Area: 4 acres (16,000 m2)[4]
Built/Founded: 1827
Architect: Edward B. White; George Walker; Et al.
Architectural style(s): Early Republic, Other
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: November 11, 1971[5]
Designated NHL: November 11, 1971[6]
NRHP Reference#: 71000748

Founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, the College of Charleston is the oldest institution of higher education in South Carolina, and the 13th oldest in the United States. During the colonial period, wealthy families sent their sons abroad for higher education. By the mid-18th century, many leading citizens supported the idea of establishing an institution of higher learning within the state. On January 30, 1770, Lieutenant Governor William Bull recommended to the colony’s general assembly the establishment of provincial college. However, internal disagreements, political rivalries, and the American Revolution delayed its progress. After the war, South Carolinians returned their attention to establishing a college.

On March 19, 1785, the College of Charleston was chartered to “encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education.” The Act of the statehouse provided for three colleges simultaneously: one in Charleston, one in Winnsboro, and one in Cambridge.[7] The Act also granted the college almost nine acres of land bounded by present day Calhoun St., St. Philip St., Coming St. and George Street; three-fourths of the land was soon sold to pay debts, but the college is still centered in that section of Charleston.[8] Only the College of Charleston continues today as a college.

The college was rechartered in 1791 because of questions about the 1785 Act, and the trustees hired Rev. (later Bishop) Robert Smith as the first president of the college, and the first classes were held at his home on Glebe St. (the current home of the College of Charleston president). Robert Smith served as the college's first president. Educated in England, he was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church and relocated to Charleston, where he served as rector of St. Philip’s Church. During the American Revolution, he supported the Patriot cause and even served as a soldier during the siege of the city. He later became the first Episcopal bishop of South Carolina. He relocated the school to a brick range which had been constructed for use as quarters for soldiers during the Revolutionary War.[9]

Dr. Smith continued as the president until 1797. It was during his term (1794) that the school graduated its first class with the degree of A.B., a class which consisted of six students. The oldest of the students was only eighteen, and the work for a decree was considered so easy that one of its first graduates said that "the whole thing was absurd."[10]

Upon the resignation of Dr. Smith in 1797, the school became sporadic and eventually closed completely in 1811. It was revived in 1824 with the hiring of Rev. Jasper Adams from Brown University for a salary of $2500.[11] Rev. Adams' plans for enlarging the school met opposition both locally and from the General Assembly which found his plans antagonistic to the interest of the South Carolina College (today known as the University of South Carolina).

Rev. Adams left the school in 1826, and the future of the college appeared bleak. In 1837, however, the City of Charleston decided that it would be in the city's interest to have a "home college." In 1837, the city council took over control of the school and assumed the responsibility for its finances and for electing its trustees.[12] As such, it became the nation’s first municipal college.[13] The city provided funds, for example, in 1850 to enlarge the main academic building (Randolph Hall), to construct Porters Lodge, and to fence in the Cistern yard, the block that is still the core of the campus. It remained a municipal college until the 1950s, when the College again became a private institution.

Several of the College’s founders played key roles in the American Revolution and in the creation of the new republic. Three were signers of the Declaration of Independence and another three were framers of the U.S. Constitution. Other founders were past, present and future federal and state lawmakers[14] and judges,[14] state governors, diplomats, and Charleston councilmen and mayors.

During the Civil War, many students and faculty left to serve the Confederacy. Despite dwindling student numbers and a long-running siege of the city by Federal troops, there was no suspension of classes until December 19, 1864, two months before the city was evacuated. Classes resumed on February 1, 1866, and over the next four decades, the College weathered several financial crises, Reconstruction, hurricanes, and the devastating earthquake of 1886. Until the twentieth century, students who attended the College were primarily Charlestonians.

Harrison Randolph (president, 1897–1945) changed that by building residence halls and creating scholarships to attract students from other parts of the state. Under President Randolph, women were admitted to the College and the enrollment increased from just 68 students in 1905 to more than 400 in 1935. For many institutions of higher education across the South, integration took place in the late 1960s. For the College, the first black students enrolled in 1967.

The enrollment remained at about 500 until the College became a state institution in 1970. During Theodore Stern’s presidency (1968–1979), the number of students increased to about 5,000 and the physical facilities expanded from fewer than 10 buildings to more than 100. Between 1979 and 2001, the enrollment continued to increase, climbing to more than 10,000, and attracting students from across the country and around the world.

Main Building, 1940 HABS photo

The College of Charleston Complex: Main Building, Library, and Gate Lodge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and further declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[4][6] According to a description by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, "The historic campus of the College of Charleston contains three structures, the Main Building, the Library, and Gate Lodge, situated in an attractive setting of evergreen oaks, that achieve a certain degree of unity by means of the prevailing Pompeian red coloring of their stuccoed walls."[15] The main building, as designed by William Strickland, was built in 1828-29, and was revised in 1850 by the work of Edward Brickell White which added "six giant Roman Ionic pillars" and otherwise developed a more "grandiose" vision. The Gates Lodge, designed by White, was built in 1852 in a matching Roman Revival style. The College Library was designed by George E. Walker and was built in 1854-56.[4]

Under the leadership of President Lee Higdon (2001-2006), the College embarked on an ambitious, multi-year plan designed to enhance the overall student experience, increase the faculty and student support staff, and upgrade and expand facilities. The College renovated many historic structures and opened several new buildings, including two new residence halls, the Beatty Center (School of Business and Economics), new facilities for the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance [6], and the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library. The building boom continues today, with construction under way on the Carolina First Center and John Kresse Arena sports complex, the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, a new science center, a new research and residence facility at the Grice Marine Laboratory, and the first phase of construction at the Dixie Plantation site.

Recently, under the presidency of P. George Benson (2007-present), the College of Charleston embarked on a new strategic planning process designed to ensure the College retains its traditions in the liberal arts and sciences while responding to the needs of its evolving student population with cutting-edge academic programming and state-of-the-art facilities.

On October 2, 2008, the College of Charleston announced that Guy E. Beatty, Jr. would give $60 million dollars to the College as part of an estate trust. This is the largest single donation ever to a South Carolina public college or university. The College of Charleston will receive $2 million a year for 30 years from the trust, of which Beatty has requested that $1 million per year be used for scholarships and the other million spent on buildings and infrastructure. Mr. Beatty serves on the Board of Governors of the School of Business and Economics. He and his family had previously donated $2 million toward the construction of the Beatty Center which houses the School of Business and Economics. He also endows the Guy Beatty Scholarship Fund, providing $75,000 a year to students majoring in business and economics. Mr. Beatty founded his commercial real estate development firm, Beatty Companies, in McLean, Va., more than 45 years ago.[16]

College of Charleston today

Although existing as a small liberal arts college for much of its early history, once it became a state supported institution in 1970 the size of the College of Charleston's faculty and student body expanded tremendously, transforming it from a small regional college of about 400 students to a national master's level university with a combined graduate/undergraduate enrollment of over 11,000. Despite this growth into a university, the institution still retains its historical name of "College of Charleston" and actively cultivates an identity as a liberal arts institution. The liberal arts heritage is reflected in the core curriculum, which includes a heavy emphasis on languages, literature, history, sciences, and the arts. Under President Lee Higdon, the decision was made to cap undergraduate enrollment at 10,000 students and increase the size of the College's tenure-track faculty. This was done in order to create and maintain an institution which could offer the advantages of a small elite liberal arts college, such as small class size and individual attention, with the faculty resources, research and curricular opportunities of a large research institution.

The College of Charleston today is nationally recognized both for its focus on undergraduate education and faculty research contributions.[17] The College of Charleston is one of the nation's leading institutions for undergraduate education according to the Princeton Review; U.S. News and World Report regularly ranks the College of Charleston among the best southern master's level universities.

The College has six academic divisions known as 'schools.' These are the School of the Arts, School of Business and Economics, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance [7], School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Languages, Cultures, & World Affairs and the School of Sciences & Mathematics.

The Classics, Ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization, originally formed the core curriculum at the College of Charleston at its founding in 1770. As the College's 'original' program, today the College's Department of Classics continues that legacy and boasts the one of the nation's best undergraduate programs in Classical Languages and Civilizations.[18]

According to the 1970 legislative decree that incorporated the College of Charleston into the South Carolina system, the College was given a mandate to develop the state's flagship programs in those academic areas that capitalize on Charleston's and the Lowcountry's unique natural and cultural strengths: Marine Biology and Fine Arts. Today, the College's Grice Marine Laboratory supports the College's graduate and undergraduate programs in Marine Biology.

The College of Charleston hosts some of South Carolina's most prominent programs in the Arts. With Charleston's wealth of resources in the performing arts to draw on, including the Spoleto Festival, the College's Theatre and Music departments form strong undergraduate performing arts programs. The College of Charleston's Department of Art History is one of an elite few public[19] independent art history departments in North America and is the only department[19] that specializes in undergraduate education of the independent art history departments in the Southeastern United States. The department supports programs in Art History and Historic Preservation and Community planning and its faculty contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Archaeology, Asian and Latin American Studies.

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston was established in 1985 and is the foremost research center of its kind in the region. From its inception, the Center has served as a source of community outreach on African-American issues. Between 1700 and 1800, at the height of the Atlantic Slave trade, 40% of Africans who were forcibly shipped to mainland North America came to the shores of Charleston, South Carolina. The impact of the skill, talent and leadership of enslaved and free blacks has produced an unprecedented history in Gullah and Sea Island culture, slavery, civil war and reconstruction, civil and women’s rights, education, business, and the arts. According to its mission statement, it is Avery’s mission to preserve this legacy.

In 1992, the University of Charleston, now called the Graduate School of the College of Charleston, was founded as the graduate program for the College. By 1999, the graduate program had over two thousand students. Today, the Graduate School of the College of Charleston offers seventeen degree and six certificate programs in addition to coordinating support for the College's many nationally recognized faculty research programs.

Although the core of the institution is in downtown Charleston, the College of Charleston has a satellite campus in nearby North Charleston, used mostly by its graduate and continuing education programs; Grice Marine Laboratory is located at Fort Johnson on neighboring James Island, across from peninsular Charleston on the Ashley River side of Charleston Harbor. Most of the College's athletic teams train and compete at Patriot's Point Athletic Complex in Mount Pleasant, located next to the confluence of the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor.

In the spring of 2008, the College of Charleston was the site of 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's endorsement of Barack Obama for the United States Presidency. To a crowd of approximately 15,000, Barack Obama paid his first visit to South Carolina during the democratic primary. In a 30 minute speech, Obama outlined his plans for federally-funded scholarships to allow more individuals the ability to pursue a degree more affordably.

Athletics

Athletics logo

The school's athletic teams, which participate in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, are known as the Cougars. The College does not have a football program and the best-known athletic program is men's basketball. The men's basketball team won the NAIA national title in 1983 and made four trips to the NCAA Tournament (1994, 1997, 1998 and 1999) under the leadership of former head coach John Kresse, for whom their arena is named. The College of Charleston baseball team also were the 2004, 2005 & 2007 SoCon regular season champions. In 2006 the Cougars won the regular season championship and then won the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament, winning the Lexington Regional defeating Big East champion Notre Dame, Mid-American team Ball State and host SEC champion Kentucky in the process to make it to the Super Regional, playing Georgia Tech in the Atlanta Regional.

In 2004 the Cougars men's soccer team were the SoCon Champions, The College of Charleston softball team was the 2003 & 2005 SoCon Regular Season Champion & 2005 won the SoCon Championship, playing in the Knoxville Regional and defeating Virginia Tech to earn the program first postseason win. The women's volleyball team won 2003-2004 and 2008 South Division and 2001-2008 Regular Season Championships, while in 2002 and 2004-2007 won SoCon Championship and in 2005 became the first SoCon team and program to win in the postseason by defeating North Carolina at the Dean Smith Center. Men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's cross country, women's track & field, equestrian team, a coed and women's sailing team, and men's and women's student rugby clubs are also sports at the school. In 2008, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams joined the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association with the men's squad winning the inaugural championship. The sailing team competes in the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association division and in 2006 the Cougars won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships, a regatta which they hosted. The next year in 2007 the College of Charleston Sailing Team repeated their victory at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships by edging out Dartmouth in the regatta held at The United States Naval Academy.

Also in 2006, college basketball coaching legend Bobby Cremins returned to the coaching ranks after he accepted a job as the Cougars' head basketball coach just days after Winthrop University coach and former College of Charleston assistant Gregg Marshall reneged on an oral acceptance to coach the basketball team. Making Volleyball history, Frances Wheeler was recognized in 2006 as an all American Christian Athlete Scholar. In February 2007, the College broke ground on the Carolina First Arena, a state-of-the-art, 5,100 seat basketball and volleybal arena that became home to the basketball and volleyball squad. On November 20, 2007, Joe Hull, senior associate athletics director at the University of Maryland, was named director of athletics. The men's basketball team won their last game at John Kresse Arena defeating Furman Paladins on Saturday March 1, 2008, the women's basketball team played their last game at John Kresse Arena on Monday February 25, 2008 and the women's volleyball team played their last match at John Kresse Arena on November 5, 2008 defeating the Citadel Bulldogs. The men's basketball team won their first game at the new Carolina First Arena with defeating Southern Illinois University @Edwardville Cougars of Ohio Valley Conference on Friday November 14, 2008 in the ESPN Charleston Classic.

The Women's Basketball team won their first game defeating the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers of the Big South Conference. On Friday November 28, 2008, the Men's Basketball team defeating South Carolina on the day they dedicated the Carolina First Arena and John Kresse Court. On December 29, 2008 the men's basketball team played Davidson, setting an attendance record with 5,363. In 2009 the women's volleyball team started play in the new Carolina First Arena, making the NCAA Tournament in their first year there.

Campus Development

In November 2008, the new Carolina First Arena became the home of College of Charleston men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, including locker rooms for multiple teams, dedicated Hall of Fame areas, strength and conditioning areas, an expanded practice area and a sports medicine facility.

Two new residence halls in the area between George St., St. Philips St. and Liberty Street opened in Fall 2007. The George Street Apartment Community is single occupancy and is geared towards upperclassman. Liberty Street Residence Hall is geared towards underclassmen and is similar to McAlister Residence Hall. It also contains a new dining hall, the Fresh Food Company, which is open to the public and specializes in fresh food prepared at various stations. Retail space is privately rented on the bottom floor of the two buildings.

On October 19, 2007, the College broke ground on a new Science Center located at the corner of Calhoun and Coming Streets, on the site of the former K-Lot surface parking lot. The new 130,000 GSF facility is expected to cost $58 million dollars and is the "largest and most expensive construction project ever undertaken by the College," according to the SSM News newsletter of the School of Science and Math. The center will house the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Biochemistry, research and teaching laboratories, a NASA-supported geology museum, and a 600-square-foot (56 m2) greenhouse. The College is working with the architects of Ballinger, Inc. to design the structure. The existing Science Center will be renovated for Geology, Physics, Math, Computer Science and Psychology, and the projected costs of renovation is $25,000,000.

Last fall the College also opened the Stono Ferry Learning and Practice Range, a golf complex. The grand re-opening of the Athletic Complex at Patriots Point was held in February 2008, following a $3 million renovation to install new covered chair-back seatingand seating for 2,000 spectators. The complex also includes a 3,000-square-foot (280 m2) indoor practice facility.

The new School of Education, Health, and Human Performance [8] complex was dedicated in April 2007. In February 2008, the school received the Committee to Save the City’s Three Sisters Award for its distinguished architecture.

Other recently completed building projects include the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library and the Beatty Center for the School of Business and Economics, both of which opened in 2005.

The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts opened for the Spring 2010 semester

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CofC EMS

CofC EMS

The campus has its own first responder operation, College of Charleston EMS (COFCEMS), a student-run Emergency Medical Services organization. CofC EMS was founded in 1995 by a student that worked out of his own car. Now the unit consists of over 35 students who volunteer their time to respond to emergencies on the College of Charleston campus and surrounding areas. CofC EMS works closely with Charleston County EMS to provide the students and staff the highest level of care possible. CofC EMS is a member of the National Collegiate EMS Foundation and has placed top 5 in national Collegiate EMS competitions for non ALS providers. They also placed first in the National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF) Trauma Skills competition in 2009.

College of Charleston facts

The College of Charleston is ranked nationally as a 'most competitive' institution, accepts the highest percentage in South Carolina of students ranked in the top 10% of their class.

Due to the historic look and beauty of the campus, many movies and television shows have been filmed at the College of Charleston, including General Hospital, North and South, The View, Cold Mountain,The Patriot, White Squall, Wife Swap, O, The Notebook, and Dear John. The most popular scene location is Randolph Hall. In 2008, productions shooting on campus thus far include the television show Army Wives and feature film, The New Daughter, starring Kevin Costner.

In 2004, the first televised debate between U.S. Senate candidates Jim DeMint and Inez Tenenbaum was filmed in Alumni Hall. ABC TV's The View and CNN's Crossfire also took up residence on the College of Charleston Cistern Yard before the South Carolina presidential primary in 2000. John Kerry officially endorsed presidential candidate Barack Obama in the Cistern Yard in 2008.

The College of Charleston's Department of Art History is one of the elite public, independent art history departments in the United States, and it is the second largest in the Southeast after Emory University.[20][21]

The College of Charleston's Historic Preservation program is the largest undergraduate program of its kind in the country.[22]

The English Department at the College of Charleston publishes Crazyhorse, a national literary magazine.

In 1971, the College of Charleston was listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places.

"The Bully Pulpit Series: Reflections on Presidential Communication” is a series hosted by the College of Charleston and its Department of Communication that welcomes presidential candidates from the two major political parties to the College of Charleston campus to discuss the importance of presidential communication. Candidates speak with students and Charleston community members on such topics as the frequency of press conferences, the candidate’s relationship with journalists, and the power of the president to persuade. Major candidates appearing in the 2007-2008 series have included Senator John McCain, Congressman Ron Paul, then-Senator Barack Obama, and Senator John Edwards. Sponsored by the Allstate Insurance Company, the series has drawn over 6000 attendees and received national and international media coverage.[23]

Greek Life

Greek Life at CofC has been active on campus for 120 years. There are 10 active IFC fraternities, 9 active Panhellenic sororities, (Spring of 2010 Delta Gamma joined the campus), and 7 NPHC fraternities and sororities on campus.

CofC is home to the Alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. Founded in 1904 and is located on Coming Street, Charleston.[24]

Notable alumni

  • Robert Mills (1781–1855)- Mills studied at the College in the late eighteenth century. He is considered by many to be the first American-born architect. Mills designed the Washington Monument as well as the Department of Treasury building and the U.S. Patent Office Building.
  • John Charles Frémont (1813–1890), Class of 1836 - Known as the Great Pathfinder, Fremont explored the West in the 1830s and 1840s. In 1856, Fremont, an outspoken opponent of slavery, was the first Republican nominee for president. During the Civil War, he served as a major general for the Union, and in 1861, issued a proclamation (overturned by President Lincoln) freeing slaves. He later served as governor of Arizona.
  • Ludwig Lewisohn (1882–1955), Class of 1901 - Lewisohn was a novelist, a translator and a distinguished literary and drama critic. He was also one of the founding professors of Brandeis University.
  • Samuel Lapham VI (1892-1972), Class of 1913 - Architect with the firm Simons & Lapham 1920-1972. Simons & Lapham designed west wing of Randolph Hall/Chemistry Wing (1930),the Student Activities Building (1939), Craig Dormatory and Cafeteria(1962)Robert Smalls Library (1972), the Mall area between new library and Maybank Hall (1972). The firm was influentical in Charleston creating the first Historic Preservation Ordinance in 1930.[25]
  • Burnet R. Maybank (1899–1954), Class of 1919 - Maybank served as Mayor of Charleston, became governor of the state and served in the national legislature during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Maybank chaired the Senate Finance Committee and played a key role in the development of the New Deal. Maybank Hall, one of the main academic buildings on campus, bears his name.
  • Frank Blair (1916–1995), Class of 1934 - Blair was an early cast member of NBC’s The Today Show, serving as a newsman and anchor from 1953 to 1974.
  • George Rogers (1922–1997), Class of 1943 - considered one of the preeminent historians of South Carolina.
  • James Edwards, Class of 1950 - former Governor of South Carolina, Secretary of Energy under President Ronald Reagan, and was president of the Medical University of South Carolina from 1983 to 1999.
  • Arthur Ravenel, Class of 1950 - member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1953 to 1958, a South Carolina senator from 1980 to 1986, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986. In 1996, he returned to the South Carolina Senate, serving until 2005. In 2006, at the age of 79, he was elected to the Charleston School Board. The bridge connecting Charleston to Mt. Pleasant bears his name.
  • Mendel Davis, Class of 1966 - Democrat, United States House of Representatives representing the First Congressional District of South Carolina 1971-1981
  • Glenn McConnell, Class of 1969 - McConnell has been an influential force in South Carolina politics for more than two decades. Elected to public office in 1981, he has served as the president pro tempore of the South Carolina Senate since 2001. The McConnell Residence Hall dormitory was named after him.
  • Padgett Powell, Class of 1974 - Powell is an award-winning writer and novelist. He has published four novels, including Edisto and Mrs. Hollingsworth’s Men.
  • Erick Avari, Class of 1974 - actor
  • Anthony Johnson, Class of 1997 - plays in the NBA. He is a veteran of 12 years (1997-present).[26]
  • Matt Czuchry, Class of 1999 - Actor (known for his role as Logan Huntzberger on the television show Gilmore Girls) - graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. He won the Mr. College of Charleston pageant in 1998. Czuchry was captain of the men's tennis team, and was an NCAA ranked player in the Southern Conference.
  • Brett Gardner, Class of 2005 - Professional baseball player for the New York Yankees

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  20. ^ UnivSource, http://www.univsource.com/art.htm
  21. ^ Art History Departments
  22. ^ Majors: 140-150. Distinction based on National Council for Preservation Education Guide to Academic Programs in Historic Preservation and Allied Fields (CofC data to be updated summer 2008). [4]
  23. ^ The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston
  24. ^ [5]
  25. ^ Ernest Everett Blevins, Documentation of the Architecture of Samuel Lapham and the Firm of Simons & Lapham, Thesis for Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, 2001.
  26. ^ "NBA/ABA Players who attended College of Charleston". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasebasketball.com/players/bycollege.htm?sch=College+of+Charleston. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 

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