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We Hope to See You...in Myrtle Beach!


Annual Meeting, February 23-24, 2018

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, 10000 Beach Club Drive

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572


The South Carolina Sociological Association (SCSA) invites professors, teachers, practitioners, graduate students, researchers, citizens, activists, and any other interested parties from around the state, region, and country to join us at our annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

This meeting is open to people regardless of official "discipline."

There will be a reception on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Papers, panels, and posters will be presented on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

THEME: "Sociological Reaches: Exploring Contributions to the Breadth and Depth of the Discipline"

Rather than lock the meeting down into a specific theme that limits its scope, we think it is important to share with one another our teaching, research, service, and outreach that works from and makes contributions to or because of the discipline of sociology. Relevance and application are important. There is a great deal of turmoil, social change, and important challenges in South Carolina, the South, the United States, and the world that has bearing on our endeavors and can be made sense of through sociology and allied disciplines. Let us explore those reaches.  


There are spots still available for posters and panel discussions.

To participate in the panel, “Hot Topics, the Warm South, and a Chilling Political Climate: Strategies for Teaching,” contact Dr. Deborah Cohan, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina-Beaufort: DCOHAN@uscb.edu

For posters, presentations of research or teaching projects or innovations, or to create a panel, send an abstract or statement (description) of interest as an email attachment to Dr. Brenda J Vander Mey, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Clemson University, President of SCSA, vanmey@g.clemson.edu 

See the Call document for more information. 


President: Brenda Vander Mey, Clemson University

President-Elect: Aristide Sechandice, Tri-County Technical College

Treasurer: Jessica Doucet, Francis Marion University

Secretary: Jessica Burke, Francis Marion University

Executive Board:

Mitchell Mackinem, Claflin University

Russell Ward, Francis Marion University

Sharon Wilkie, Bob Jones University

the South Carolina Sociological Association

SCSA 2018 Annual Meeting Hotel & Registration Information

The Meeting Hotel

The meeting will be held at the hotel named Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29672 

The room rate is $99.00 plus applicable fees and taxes. This rate is for the nights of February 23 and 24, 2018. It also may be used for February 25 is you wish to extend your stay.  

The special rate will be available through January 23, 2018.  The group code is SCS. This code must be used to receive this special room rate. 

The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort hotel is one of several Kingston Resort properties in Myrtle Beach, SC. Locals may refer to the conference hotel as “Kingston Plantation.”  

Main website for Kingston Resort properties: www.kingstonresorts.com 

Direct link to Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort site: http://www.kingstonplantation.com/stay/hilton-myrtle-beach/  Use the drop-down menu on the far upper right to select group. Type in the group code SCS.  

Reservations also can be made via telephone:  · Toll free phone number:   800.876.0010 · Direct local phone number: 843.449.5000    

Registration Information

 Attendees and participants should register for the meeting by Friday, February 9, 2018

Pre-Registration Fee: $50. Due by: Friday, February 9, 2018

Late or on-site registration:  $60.00 


All attendees must pay a registration fee.


Make checks payable to South Carolina Sociological Association.  Please indicate if a check is enclosed with the registration form (download from this site) or if you will pay at the meeting. 

If paying for your registration in advance of the meeting (pre-registering), please download and fill out the registration information.  Then mail the form and your check to:   

Dr. Jessica M. Doucet 

Associate Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology

Francis Marion University  

PO Box 100547 

4822 E. Palmetto Street 

Florence, SC 29506  

Notice the registration form allows for multiple registrations if you are handling a group.