Brittany Henderson was named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year.
Karen Howard-Goss is the learning specialist for Student-Athlete Academic Support Services at Coastal Carolina University. Prior to her appointment in 2011, she worked in the university's Office of Accessibility and Disability Services.
As the learning specialist she is responsible for enhancing the academic success of at-risk student-athletes by providing intensive, essential learning strategies through proactive, early, sustained, individualized support. She also serves as a liaison to the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services for student-athletes who enter the university with documentation of a learning disability.
Howard-Goss served as the hearing specialist for Horry County Schools from 1997 to 2010. Among many roles, she assisted in the coordination of the speech and hearing department.
Howard-Goss earned a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders at the University of Akron in 1994 and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of South Carolina in 2004. In addition, Howard-Goss has earned an additional 30 hours in special education from Ohio State University.
Originally from Canton, Ohio, Howard-Goss and her husband Gary have three children: Austin, Connor and McKenna.