Fred Quick


Fred Quick '14
Associate Director

Fred is an active member of the admissions team. His energy is contagious! We know you'll love Fred as much as we do. He's eager to get to know you, answer all of your questions (and show off his mad whistling skills)! 

Fred's region: Georgia, North Carolina, US territories

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Connect with Fred:  @cofcdecario    @cofc_fred

Get to know Fred:

Where are you from?

Bennettsville, South Carolina

What did you study in college?


Are you a College of Charleston alumni?


What question do you frequently receive from students while traveling?

What is the College of Charleston known for? A: "Being amazing." We are a Public, Liberal Arts, Science University in a historic city with a growing technology sector. We are unlike any other place.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

This is an investment in yourself. Make sure you can see yourself growing within the campus and surrounding community.

What advice do you have for parents of prospective students?

Slow down and enjoy watching your baby become an adult before your eyes!

What is your favorite Charleston tradition?

Moja Arts Festival.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

Cistern Yard.

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?

Study the stars from a cozy blanket in my backyard. 

What is your favorite place to eat in Charleston?

Caribbean Delight.

What is the best advice you've been given?

Allow your passion to fuel your purpose.

What is your favorite off-campus hangout?

Colonial Lake.

What celebrity would play you in the movie of your life?

So, when I'm 70 and ready for a biopic, I assume the younger version of myself will be finally been born, audition, and spark their career.

Do you have pets?

Porter the Pit Bull, & Puma Cat.

What talent do you have that would surprise your friends?

Master Whistler.

What is the moment you knew you were a Charlestonian?

Paying taxes.

What is the best concert you have seen in Charleston?

Run The Jewel at the Music Farm.

What is the hardest class you have ever taken?

Chemistry was hard, but I can do hard things.

If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?

Business Administration & Religious Studies.

What is the last great book that you have read?

Adapt or Die: Leadership Principles from an American General by Lt Gen (Ret) Rick Lynch, and Mark Dagostino.