CONWAY, SC (02/14/2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Coastal Carolina University is now home to the Gamma Mu chapter of Chi Omega, established in Fall 2017, and the chapter is not wasting any time in setting a strong philanthropic foundation for the future of the chapter, already organizing a "Wish Week" at CCU culminating in a "Waves of Wishes" fundraising walk in Myrtle Beach to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation South Carolina.
Chi Omega has partnered with Make-A-Wish since 2002 as a way for members to experience volunteering and fundraising while making the dreams of children come true.
Gamma Mu's philanthropic efforts don't end after the Waves of Wishes walk. Members are already planning a baseball tournament in April, and have plans to volunteer at a soup kitchen in Myrtle Beach, to participate in beach sweeps, and to help the area's homeless.
For more than 15 years, Chi Omega members have dedicated 1 million hours of service and raised $20 million to grant the wishes of children battling critical illnesses through Make-A-Wish.
Chapter members include:
Megan Barth, a undeclared major of Mullica Hill, NJ.
Monica Fulmer, a intelligence and national security studies major of Florence, NJ.
Caitlyn Porter, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major of Berlin, NJ.
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.
Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 74 major fields of study. Among CCU's 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.
More than 10,600 students from across the country and around 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 160 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.
For more information, visit coastal.edu.