As a graduate of the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. at the College of Charleston, you are one of many graduates around the globe from a variety of disciplines. The University is proud of its alumni and these pages aim to recognize some of the achievements they have made since studying at the Graduate School.

Don't forget to update your details and let us know where your degree has taken you. We are always excited to hear from former students and recognize their successes!

We are pleased to feature a graduate alum every month on our blog. The November 2020 Alumna of the Month is Naomi Doddington, a 2016 graduate of the M.S. in Historic Preservation. 


Feel free to catch up on the Alumni of the Month archives to see who else has been featured.

Sean Bath

Sean Bath, '15, graduated from the University of Charleston, South Carolina, with dual Master degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration with an additional Graduate Certificate in Regional and Urban Planning.

As a graduate student, he worked at the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium as a climate adaptation intern, contributing to a federal grant project helping Beaufort County plan for climate-based hazards.

Sean has been selected as a fully-funded Presidential Fellow by the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, where he will pursue a Ph.D. in Geography.

In 2016, he will serve as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow for the National Sea Grant Program in Washington D.C.

Tracy Rhorden

Traci Rhoden, '97, MBA '15, a recent recipient of the Graduate Scholars Award, recently completed her MBA with a specialization in international trade. In addition to her studies, she also works with the local nonprofit Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc. as a project director for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

This will be Traci’s second master’s degree from the University of Charleston, South Carolina.

Paul Arant

Paul Arant, '14, holds an M.A. in English from the University of Charleston, South Carolina in addition to an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii’i at Manoa.

He has recently been awarded a Fulbright to pursue his doctorate at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he will continue his research on depictions of cross-cultural exchange in the work of Sir Walter Scott.

Paul and his wife currently live in Charleston where he works as an adjunct instructor in English at Trident Technical College.

Courtney Gerstenmaier

Courtney Gerstenmaier, '15, received both a B.A. and an M.A. in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston.

As a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, she now works with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the NOAA Fisheries Communication Office promoting education on marine ecosystems and climate change.

She currently lives in Washington D.C. where she has additionally been involved with the implementation of new federal environmental policy.