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Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars Program

Global experts believe that over the next 50 years, the greatest wealth accumulation on earth will be created by people who innovate solutions for humanity and/or the planet. The new Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars Program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students across the College of Charleston who desire to be impact leaders. The program fosters professional development of highly motivated students by providing them with challenging, extracurricular opportunities in the business community.

Through an extensive application process, seven remarkable young undergrads were recently selected as the 2017-2018 Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars. These students have strong desires to help change the world through Making A Profit While Making A Difference.

Brandon Williams, a Clemson native, plans on going to medical school to pursue a career in Pharmacy. He wants to use his time in the program to build a network with pharmaceutical companies and learn more about the communities he wants to improve through medicine.

Carlie Christenson is a junior in the School of Business at the College of Charleston and the CEO of Boob-eez, a brand that provides life-changing products for young girls and women purposed to increase confidence. By graduation of 2019, her projected milestone is to re-think and re-launch Boob-eez as not only a social life-saver, but a venture that is kind to bodies and the environment.

Catherine Hill is a freshman double majoring in Political Science and International Studies from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Her purpose is to help LGBTQ youth find a sense of belonging and identity within their own community, and to ensure that every child feels accepted for who they are. In addition, Katie is passionate about education and wants to help provide children worldwide with access to school.

LaTosha Andrade's mission is to establish an educational environment with a specialized focus on preschool through primary school age. She wants to change the way education is structured so children can challenge their intellectual capacities through a coeducational curriculum based on the core values and principles to care for oneself, care for each other, and care for the environment.

Mya Belden is a sophomore and a Supply Chain Management major from Beaufort, SC. Her purpose is to implement ethical and sustainable practices in the sourcing of major commodities such as coffee. She is determined to bring social and environmental responsibility to as many supply chains as possible.

Sofia Troya is a sophomore from Quito, Ecuador majoring in political science with a double minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies and Psychology. Sofia's focus and passion is to help children living in impoverished countries like her own, and to use her knowledge of the environment to ensure communities like these prosper in sustainable ways.

Resource Links

Charleson Digital Corridor

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Center for Women

Charleston Angel Partners

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Entrepreneur Magazine



SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)

SCORE Coastal

The South Carolina Business Network

South Carolina Business One Stop

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

South Carolina Commerce Magazine

South Carolina Department of Commerce

South Carolina Women's Business Center

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

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