First-Year Experience Monthly Newsletter

The First-Year Experience Newsletter is designed to provide Coker College First-Year Students with tools and resources to be successful during their first year of college. Each issue covers a myriad of topics including study skills, ways to cope with stress, healthy eating in college, upcoming college events, and office spotlights. Have questions? Contact Kendrick Reed at!

April's Healthy Eating Tip of the Month!

Visit the dining hall salad bar. The dining hall salad bar can be either an asset or a detriment to your diet depending on how you choose from it. Of course, leafy greens, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits are beneficial. But, if you choose a lot of creamy dressings, bacon bits and mayonnaise-based salads, the calories and fat may equal or even exceed those of a burger and fries—so choose wisely!

Office Spotlight: Meaghan Isgett & Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts is committed to providing excellent service to students throughout their Coker experience, while assisting with information regarding billing, payment options, tuition rates, work study, and financial literacy. Have questions about your bill or how to manage the credit to your account once you receive it? Drop by the Office of Student Accounts and they would be happy to assist you!

About Meaghan

Meaghan Isgett has a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Virgina and a M.P.S. From Penn State University. Meaghan previously worked in the Banking Industry before starting in Coker's Admissions Office in 2012 and moved into her current role in the Summer of 2015. Meaghan and her husband Chris have one son and reside in Santee, South Carolina. Want to visit Meaghan? Her office is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center in the Student Solution Center. She can also be reached by email at

3 Study Tips to Utilize As Final Exams Approach

Alternate Study Spaces

Although some people swear by the library, cognitive scientists suggest that alternating study spaces is a more effective way to retain information, according to the New York Times. Memory is colored by location, and changing your study locales increases the likelihood of remembering what you’ve learned.

Make Flash Cards

Sometimes the best habits are the ones we’ve used forever. Flash cards are oldies but goodies –- writing notes and definitions more than once will help imprint information in your memory.

Study and Homework Groups

Never underestimate the power of your peers, especially when working through a difficult problem set or reading assignment. Dividing and conquering is an effective way to reduce your workload -- and to make sure you understand the material. You might even make a friend in the process.

Tips found in a March 2015 Huffington Post Article

April's Exercise Move You Can Do in Your Room!

High Knees

Run in place, bringing your knees above hip level. Keep your hands in front of you at hip level, palms down, and tap your knee on each step. Or, pump your arms like a sprinter, with elbows at 90 degree angles. (Your legs will always go as fast as your arms go!)

Targets: Quads, glutes, calves, shins (anterior tibialis), hip flexors, and ups your heart rate

Upcoming Events

April 3-7- Advising Week-Meet with your Advisor to look at Class options for next year!

April 3 @5:00pm- Softball-Davidson Lawn

April 4-6- Minutes to Success: A Financial Aid Workshop. This event is mandatory for all students to register for classes and to go through Room Draw. Contact Meaghan Isgett in Student Accounts if you have any questions.

April 10-14-Class Registration Week-Be sure to check with Academic Records to see what do you register for classes.

April 14- Good Friday, no classes

April 25-26 - Room Draw

Students will receive information over the new few weeks from Residence Life regarding the Room Draw process. Be sure to check your email!

May 4- Late Night Breakfast-9:30pm-Dining Hal

May 5 - Reading Day

May 6-10 - Exams

May 13 - Commencement, 8:30am

Ready for Crew Races 2017??

One of Coker's oldest traditions, Crew Races, is set for April 28th, 2017! Which sister class will earn bragging rights for the next? Want to learn more about Crew Races? Visit

First Year Flashback!

Coker College is dedicated to serving our community through various service projects throughout the semester. Remember your 9/11 or MLK Day of Service project. Your worked helped make the Hartsville Community better! As you progress throughout the rest of the semester and your time here at Coker College, don't forget the importance of serving others!

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