Annual Luncheon Honors Class of 2016 and Alumni Award Winners

Graduates and their guests were honored at the Alumni Association’s annual Graduation Luncheon the day before graduation.

Mike McCann ’07, ’11, an entrepreneur and author, told the graduates that his experiences at Charleston Southern influenced everything he has done in his 20s.


Recognized by Catalyst founder Brad Lomenick as one of the nation’s top young leaders, Jonathan Pearson ’08 is influencing fellow millennials through traditional and social media.

Pearson, the campus pastor of Cornerstone Church in Orangeburg, has written two books. Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make was published by Moody Publishing, and ChurchMag Press has produced The Productive Pastor Handbook as an ebook.

RIL Administrators (Guernsey), Ltd.

RIL Administrators (Guernsey), Ltd. is providing scholarships for five School of Nursing students this year. RIL Administrators is an administrative service company located in St. Peter Port, Guernsey. As a part of its services, RIL donates to charitable causes and is pleased to be able to offer CSU several nursing scholarships as well as helping furnish the nursing program’s facilities.