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CCU students from NJ volunteer at women's leadership conference featuring the Bush sisters

CONWAY, SC (02/21/2018)-- More than 40 Coastal Carolina University students volunteered during the eighth annual Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 12.41.40Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women Feb. 5-6 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Nearly 800 women attended the conference to hear keynote speakers Jenna Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, author Cara Brookins, Boeing's Joan Robinson-Berry and NASCAR driver Julia Landauer. The conference is presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) at Coastal Carolina University.

Students who volunteered during the event include:

Kayla Wiley, a major from Marlton, NJ.

Morgan Labbree, a communication major from Woodbury, NJ.

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL) was created to transform the lives of students at Coastal Carolina University and to make a difference in the greater community by leveraging the impact of women and their donations of time, talent and resources.

WIPL brings together women of diverse talents and experiences who share the ambition of building a better CCU and a better community. More than an organization, WIPL is a movement - a gathering of like-minded individuals who join their collective talents and resources to make a positive impact on the University and its extraordinary scholars. WIPL is motivating and inspiring women as leaders, donors and advocates while simultaneously transforming women's giving for greater impact. For more information, visit coastal.edu/wipl.

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.