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Kevin Shields ’17 is a Commercial Real Estate Agent for Belk Lucy located in Charleston, SC. Mr. Shields joined Belk Lucy in 2018 and had 19 transactions in his first year. While at the College, he majored in finance. Mr. Shields and was a member of the Technology, Innovative Design and Entrepreneurship Studio (TIDES) and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. From 2014-2017, he was Goalkeeper for the Men’s Soccer Team. Mr. Shields was the 2015 All-CAA First Team Selection and the 2017 All-CAA Second Team Selection. He resides in Charleston, SC. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #ComeCus #AlumniSpotlight
Each year at College of Charleston’s Commencement ceremonies, the graduating class is instructed to “turn the ring” together, the way other universities “turn the tassel.” Dating back to 1843, the CofC ring is a unifying symbol, connecting generations of alumni everywhere. Be ready for your graduation ceremony by shopping for your ring here: https://www.balfour.com/cofc
today.cofc.edu For the first time ever, all of the College of Charleston’s summer courses are being taught online. After shifting the end of the spring 2020 semester to e-learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, professors at the College are taking their newfound appreciation for education in the digital age an...
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Mead Harriss III ’01 was elected to the position of District Court Judge for the First Judicial District of the State of North Carolina in 2010 and presides over criminal, civil, and family courts in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties. While at the College, he majored in business administration and joined Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Judge Harriss was also a member of the Student Alumni Associates and joined Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. He went on to earn his JD from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2004. Judge Harriss and his wife, alumna Jennifer Pridgen Harriss ’01, have two sons, O.R. and Lee, and reside in Edenton, NC. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #AlumniSpotlight
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Sam Stafford III ’68, a Partner at Mount Pleasant Dermatology located in Mount Pleasant, SC, has announced he will be officially retiring on July 1. A former Trustee of the College and Past President of the Alumni Association, Dr. Stafford currently serves on the College of Charleston Foundation’s Board of Directors and on the Advisory Board for the Honors College. He and his wife, alumna Nancy Webb Stafford ’70, are great supporters of the arts and he also serves on the Board of the Footlight Players. A native of Spartanburg, SC, Dr. Stafford studied pre-med at the College and joined Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, which he would later serve as a Chapter Advisor from 1990-2005. He was Class President and an active member of the Student Government Association, the Pre-Med Society, the Athletic Association, and Circle K Society. Dr. Stafford served on the Comet (yearbook) staff and the Interfraternity Council. In 1971, he earned his MD from MUSC, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity. Dr. Stafford then served 20 years in the Navy and was awarded the Navy Meritorious Service Medal in 1992. In 2014, he was presented the College of Charleston’s Alumni Award of Honor, the highest award the Alumni Association may bestow, in recognition of five decades of service to his alma mater. Dr. and Mrs. Stafford have generously endowed a scholarship in the College’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. He is looking forward to spending extended time at his second home in the mountains with Nancy and their dog, Boots, as well as more time with his two daughters, Adele and Ann Ladson. Please join us in wishing Dr. Stafford a wonderful retirement! #Since1770 #KnowThyself #CofC250 #AlumniSpotlight
CofC President Andrew Hsu and Alumni Association President-elect Derrick Williams ’99 have joined forces to improve the College’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guide, the top publication used by prospective students and families. The two leaders are calling on alumni to donate to the College by clicking here https://give.cofc.edu/Alumni-Fund The percentage of alumni who donate each year is a key criterion of the USNWR ranking formula and offers the best opportunity to improve the College’s ranking quickly. They point out this “will not only help the College compete for the best and brightest students, it will also enhance the prestige of our degree as employers consider hiring our alumni.” Your gift is a vote of confidence in our alma mater!
today.cofc.edu As global citizens and change-makers, College of Charleston graduates are making a difference all over the world. And no one is more determined to have an impact on the future than the three CofC alumni who received Fulbright awards this year. International studies major Aaron Aldstadt '20 and
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today.cofc.edu On the last Monday of May each year, communities gather at parks, churches, cemeteries and monuments to memorialize those soldiers who have died in service to our country. Prayers are said. Hymns are played. Flags are placed at headstones of the fallen and wreaths are laid at the Tomb of the Unknown...
cnn.com Leading ballerinas from countries across the world have come together in a stunning performance to raise money for dancers facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Olivia Collins Royer ’17 is a Clinical Coordinator for Epworth’s Children’s Home in Columbia, SC. Ms. Royer earned her master’s in social work from the University of South Carolina this May. While at the College, Ms. Royer majored in sociology and minored in anthropology. She joined Delta Gamma Fraternity where she held multiple leadership positions including vice president, communications and director of special events. Ms. Royer was a member of the Sociology Club and served as the IT Administrative Assistant to the CIO of the College for almost four years. She resides in Columbia, SC. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #AlumniSpotlight
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Need medical advice, but finding it difficult to get to the doctor right now? Take advantage of our new Telehealth Program for as low as $8 per month through our insurance affiliate, Meyer & Associates. Access a network of U.S. board-certified physicians anytime, from anywhere. Physicians are available 24/7 with no limit on the time or frequency of calls, and there are no co-pays or deductibles. Help your family stay healthy in between regular doctor’s office visits. Learn more at https://bit.ly/CofCAATelehealth
Louis Tick ’98 is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Charleston, SC. He has been with Edward Jones since graduating from CofC. While at the College, Mr. Tick majored in business administration, joined Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, and was a member of the Student Government Association. He is President-elect of the College’s Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Advisory Board and is a stalwart supporter of the Alumni Association’s Annual Sponsorship Program. Mr. Tick resides in Charleston, SC, and has three children, Elliot, Sadie, and Asher. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #AlumniSpotlight
Dr. John Tisdale '86 is a finalist in the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals in recognition of his pioneering research to find a cure for sickle cell disease. Within this program is the People's Choice Award where the public can vote for their favorite finalists. Vote for fellow alumnus Dr. Tisdale here: https://bit.ly/CofCStA Sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service, the Service to America Medals recognize the unsung heroes in our federal government who have made phenomenal contributions to the health, safety, and prosperity of our country. While at the College, Dr. Tisdale majored in chemistry and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received the College’s Pre-Medical Society’s Outstanding Service Award in Medicine in 2011 and was recognized in the latest issue of College of Charleston Magazine among the College’s “Top 25 History Makers.” Dr. Tisdale earned his MD at MUSC in 1990 and has worked at the National Institutes of Health since 1994. Learn more about Dr. Tisdale: https://bit.ly/CofCTisdaleBio
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Dr. Evan McDonald Johnson ’11 has been promoted to Pharmacist in Charge (Pharmacy Manager) for the new in-house employee retail pharmacy Nephron Pharmacy for Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation in West Columbia, SC. Dr. Johnson has been with Nephron since January 2018 working as a compounding pharmacist. She earned her PharmD from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in 2017. While at the College, she majored in biology, joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and was a member of the Black Student Union. She and her husband, alumnus Dr. Jermaine Johnson, Sr. ’08, met at the College. They welcomed their son, Kobe Joseph, into the world on June 17, 2019, joining his two siblings, Jermaine Jr. and Khloe. The Johnson family resides in Columbia, SC. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #AlumniSpotlight
Catherine Sandlin Dority ’99 is the Director of Marketing for Explore Charleston, also known as the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, located on King Street. Ms. Dority is a member of the Alumni Association Board Board of Directors, serving on the Strategic Area I/Stay Informed Committee. She previously served on the National Board of Trustees for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organization Management program from 2012-2019. Ms. Dority received the Order of the Silver Crescent from Governor Henry McMaster in December 2017 for 20 years of service at Explore Charleston. While at the College, she majored in communication and minored in psychology. Ms. Dority joined Delta Delta Delta and was a member of Rho Lambda and the Communications Club. In 2019, she earned her MS in travel and tourism from Temple University. She and her husband, Roland Dority ’91, reside in Charleston, SC, with their daughter Simmons. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #AlumniSpotlight
Are you on the Alumni Honor Roll yet this year? Check here to find out: http://bit.ly/CofCAlumniHonorRoll Our goal is to surpass 3,000 alumni donors this fiscal year and improve CofC’s ranking in 𝘜.𝘚. 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴 & 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵! This publication considers alumni donors as the measurement of student satisfaction in its Best Colleges rankings. Improving CofC’s ranking will not only help recruit the best and brightest students, it will impress employers when they interview alumni. Increase the value of our degree by making a donation in any amount today and joining the Alumni Honor Roll: http://bit.ly/AlumniFundatCofC #CofCAlumni #Since1770
Our Alumni Gift Shop is proud to partner with the College and Brackish for limited edition 250th anniversary bow ties and cuff bracelets. Each Brackish product is handcrafted in Charleston, SC, with all-natural, sustainably-sourced feathers, reflecting the beauty of the region. Adorned in maroon, white, and gold, these pieces make the perfect addition to the wardrobe of any alumnus, alumna, or current or future CofC student! Shop now: http://bit.ly/CofC250Gifts #AlumniGifts #ShopCofC
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Blaine Billings ‘20 is the first CofC student in several decades to be a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist! This highly prestigious international award offers two or three years of study at Oxford University leading to either a second bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree (taught and/or by research). An institutional nomination is required, and only 32 awards are given each year. This award is extremely difficult to receive and reaching the finalist stage is commendable! Well done, Blaine! #nationalrecipientspotlight #cofchonors #cofc
Graig Norden ’07 is the Senior Vice President, Marketing, of FiComm Partners in Los Angeles. In 2018, Mr. Norden was selected as a finalist for a thought leadership award from WealthManagement.com as a result of a study that he published. While at the College, he majored in economics, minored in finance, and was on the Men’s Rugby team. Mr. Norden earned his MS in marketing from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. He currently resides in San Francisco, but will be relocating to Newport Beach soon. #KnowThyself #Since1770 #CofC250 #CofCMeansBusiness #AlumniSpotlight
Highlighted Job: Director of Water and Sewer Utilities, Rock Hill, SC. Manages daily operations of Water and Sewer Department; serves as intermediary to city and state officials; prepares and manages budget; formulates long-range goals; and develops policies pertaining to the operations and maintenance of the water and sewer systems. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/2SX612K
Melissa Pearce Snyder ’17 is the Marketing Communications Manager for Armada Hoffler Properties, a premier real estate development company headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. She works out of the Charleston office which has developed two incredible properties to meet the needs of CofC students: Hoffler Place at the corner of King and Spring Streets, and Summit Place on Meeting Street. While at the College, Ms. Snyder majored in communication and was an active member of the Historic Preservation Club. Armada Hoffler is an Annual Sponsor of the Alumni Association. Company founder Daniel Hoffler recognized the need for more student housing when his daughter, Kristina Hoffler Frost ’03, was a student at the College. Ms. Snyder has shared that both Hoffler Place and Summit Place are offering a limited time discount on all floorplans in addition to a "Worry-Free Addendum" for the fall of 2020. Please visit the property websites for more details: https://hofflerplace.com/ and https://summitonmeeting.com/
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At the suggestion of the Alumni Association, the Board of Trustees has voted to name the Alumni Welcome Center at Towell Library after beloved alumnus Tony Meyer '49 https://bit.ly/CofCAJM49AWC #Since1770 #KnowThyself #CofC250 #BeMagnanimous
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Each week, we will look back at some of our greatest moments in history at #TheCollege
On March 19, 1983, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team defeated West Virginia Wesleyan, 57-53, to win the NAIA National Basketball Championship title under legendary head coach John Kresse at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. The Cougars dominated in the postseason behind the play of Steve Yetman (’83), who was named NAIA Chuck Taylor National Tournament MVP, and District 6 Player of the Year Greg Mack (‘85) #CofCGreatestMoments
Alumni of South Carolina schools can explore, connect to, and interview with hundreds of South Carolina-based employers on Wednesday, June 24. Register now for free here: https://bit.ly/CofCHireJ24 This event is exclusively for alumni from South Carolina’s higher education institutions. All majors, all degrees, and all levels of experience are welcome. Industries represented include accounting, consulting, education, engineering, finance, healthcare, government, non-profit, investment banking, marketing, media, sales, and technology. Schedule interviews with top South Carolina employers. Stop by the CofC virtual booth to get career tips from your College of Charleston Alumni Association. Register today and see the list of vacancies, updated daily: https://bit.ly/CofCHireJ24
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Group organized and run by undergraduates interested in meeting to discuss a variety of philosophical issues.
Buist Academy for Advanced Studies is an academic magnet school established in 1985. The school provides a rigorous curriculum emphasizing language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign languages.
Welcome to the Charleston Lowcountry Chapter. We hope to see you at one of our fun events soon! Please check back here often for updates, and be sure to keep your email address updated to get our invitations.
Trident Technical College offers more than 150 programs of study, multiple campuses and locations, and an Online College. It's your time.
www.trinitymontessori.com Trinity Montessori is a private Christian school dedicated to the development of the whole child ages 3 months to 12 years.
Web app with data dashboards to manage key aspects of clinical education. Designed for speech-language pathology and audiology training programs.
The mission of the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) is to prepare students to become ethical, experienced, and zealous lawyer-advocates.
Master of Science in Child Life
The Charleston Woodworking School teaches traditional joinery, antique restoration, finishing techniques, and furniture design in a 9 month course.