Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2015
The Coker University Alumni Association has announced that Susanne Watts Liggett ’02 is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
This prestigious award is presented annually to a Coker University graduate of the past 20 years who has already made significant achievements in his or her chosen profession and who shows exceptional potential for future accomplishments. Nominees are evaluated based on professional accomplishments, personal development (research, writing or graduate work), community involvement (in church, school or local organizations) and/or service to Coker University.
Liggett, a high school English teacher, will be presented with the award on Feb. 6, 2016, in the Harris E. and Louise H. DeLoach Center during halftime of the women’s basketball game that begins at 2:00 p.m. The award presentation is a part of Coker University’s 2016 Homecoming celebrations.
“The CCAA board selected Susanne as an Outstanding Young Alumna because she more than fulfilled the criteria in her commitment to her profession, her personal development, her community and to Coker University,” said Carol Atkinson ’73, president of the Coker University Alumni Association.
In 2002, Liggett graduated with a double major in English and Communication. She added a third major in Secondary English Education in 2008 and also received her South Carolina Teacher Certification from Coker University. She went on to continue her education, receiving National Board Certification, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Certification, Differentiated Instruction and ADEPT Evaluation Training. In 2012, she received her Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University.
Susanne’s past jobs include Director of Purchasing at H&H Office Solutions, Admissions Counselor and Recruiter at Coker University and English teacher at Ridge View High School in Columbia, SC. She currently teaches English at Blythewood High School in Blythewood, SC. She and her husband, Collin Liggett ’04, live in Blythewood with their three children.