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Founded June 13, 1888, the College of Charleston Alumni Association is an independent nonprofit association representing a global network of nearly 100,000 former students of the College. Its mission is to serve the College and it does so through exciting events, a growing scholarship endowment, and programs and services to engage alumni and students. Annual dues were eliminated in 2007 and all fo

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01/08/2024

Lauren Tomes Francis '17 is celebrating the publishing of her first children's book! 𝘛𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘴 𝘢 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘳𝘺 follows Tank the dog's journey through America as he seeks out the perfect French fry. Ms. Francis is a Sixth Grade Teacher for Spartanburg District 7. She earned her MA in teaching, early childhood and elementary education from Liberty University in 2019 and an MIM in professional leadership from Converse University in 2022, and she resides in Lyman, SC, with her husband, Daniel. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Lauren Tomes Francis '17 on the publishing of her children's book! We're so proud of you, Lauren!

01/04/2024

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to develop new skills or increase your value as an employee? Then we have the perfect gift for you: complimentary access to the College’s Career Academy on Coursera! bit.ly/CourseraCofC The Career Academy features more than 45 professional courses from leading companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce that cover topics from data science and data engineering to human resource development and career coaching. Follow the link, click join, then sign up and enroll in a course today to begin your journey toward a new, industry-branded micro-credential. Happy learning!

Charleston’s Andrews Earns USBWA National Player of the Week Honor 12/28/2023

Charleston’s Andrews Earns USBWA National Player of the Week Honor Charleston’s Andrews Earns USBWA National Player of the Week Honor by Press Release December 27, 2023 3:41 PM RSS Print Charleston sophomore guard Alexis Andrews was selected as one of five National Players of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Wednesday. The h...

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Here's to a wonderful 2024! We'll see you next year!

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 12/19/2023

Rachelle Olden ’04 has been named to Essence magazine’s inaugural Power 40 list of the Most Influential Power Players in Business for 2023. Ms. Olden works for Google as a Senior Product Marketing Manager and Lead of the Tech Equity Collective, an initiative started by Google to accelerate Black innovation and representation in the tech industry. “I am working to build a more equitable tech ecosystem where we not only build for everyone, but we also build with everyone,” she tells 𝘌𝘚𝘚𝘌𝘕𝘊𝘌.

Ms. Olden was very active during her time at the College, working with organizations like Student Government Association, Public Relations Student Society of America, and Black Student Union. After earning her BA in communication, she headed south to serve with the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She later worked as a Project Manager for the U.N. World Food Programme in Liberia and as a Regional Advocacy Officer for World Vision International in Costa Rica and El Salvador. Today, she resides in Seattle and remains supportive of the College, having recently made a gift to the Alumni Fund.

12/18/2023

On Saturday, November 18, we recognized Tanner Clay ’15 with the 2023 Young Alumnus Award. Mr. Clay is the Director of Revenue for the Charleston Battery, the city’s professional soccer team. He is a leader in the community and serves on the Philanthropy Committee of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the East Steering Committee for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. In his free time, Mr. Clay coaches youth soccer and works with the Be a Mentor Program.

Do you know of someone you’d like to nominate for a 2024 Alumni Award? Complete and submit our nomination form here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/alumni-awards-nomination-form/

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 12/15/2023

Leigh Cellucci ’81 spent much of October overseas in Bulgaria working with students and faculty at the Medical University of Plovdiv to share information on the U.S.’s best practices for the delivery of allied health services. Ms. Cellucci is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at East Carolina University’s College of Allied Health Sciences. She is also a Professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management. She made the trip to Bulgaria as part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, which builds social, economic, and athletic connections between EU member states and non-EU partners, like American educational institutions.

Ms. Cellucci has two decades of experience working in higher education, having served as an Associate Professor, Chair, and Program Director at Idaho State University from 2003 to 2010. She first joined ECU in 2011 as an Associate Professor. Her list of accolades includes receiving the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award. She has been published in journals like 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺, 𝘉𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭, and 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 and is the author of three books on healthcare management.

Ms. Cellucci earned her MA in sociology from the College of William and Mary in 1983, her PhD in sociology from the University of Virginia in 1989, and her MBA from Idaho State University in 2002. She resides in Greenville, NC.

Iron Horse grapplers: Tough & talented | The Daniel Island News 12/15/2023

Alumnus Anthony Sardelli '13 is gearing up for his fifth season in charge of the Iron Horses wrestling program at Philip Simmons High School.

Iron Horse grapplers: Tough & talented | The Daniel Island News Iron Horse grapplers: Tough & talented Wed, 12/13/2023 - 8:54am admin By: Philip M. Bowman, [email protected] Just how tough will Region 8-AAA be when it comes to the 2023-24 wrestling season? The Philip Simmons High School team is ranked No. 13 in the state in the scmat.com preseason ...

12/15/2023

On Saturday, November 18, we recognized Ashley Cafasso ’14 with the 2023 Young Alumna Award. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Cafasso developed corporate health programs for 26 Fortune 500 companies as both the Project Lead and Manager, Business Administration (Nursing) at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Ms. Cafasso earned her MPH from Tulane University in 2015. Today, she volunteers her free time with multiple organizations and is a spirited giver of her alma mater.

Do you know of someone you’d like to nominate for a 2024 Alumni Award? Complete and submit our nomination form here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/alumni-awards-nomination-form/

12/14/2023

Boston alumni, parents, and fans, register now for the Cougar Trail pre-game party and CofC vs. Northeastern Men's Basketball game on Thursday, February 15! Registration includes pre-game food, an open bar, and your basketball game ticket. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/CofCBostonCT2024

12/14/2023

The December 2023 edition of Class Notes is here! bit.ly/NotesDec2023 Stay connected with what our alumni have been up to and celebrate your own good news by filling out the online form at the top of the page for a chance to be featured in next month's issue.

12/14/2023

REMINDER: Cougars and Cougar Cubs alike are invited to bring their holiday cheer to Towell Library this evening from 5:30-7:30 pm! Enjoy free hot cocoa, cookies, and a 25% discount on all items in the Alumni Gift Shop. https://bit.ly/CofCAlumniGS Online shoppers can also use code HOLIDAY at checkout to get in on the savings. Make sure to order by Sunday, Dec. 17, so your items ship in time for Christmas. We'll see you tonight!

Alumni, parents, and friends are cordially invited to a Holiday Cheer Drop-In on Thursday evening, December 14, between 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Anthony J. Meyer ’49 Alumni Center at Towell Library in Cistern Yard. Enjoy free hot cocoa, cookies, and the annual Cougar Night Lights show on the half hour. Take family photos in front of the Explore Charleston “JOY” installation. Our Alumni Gift Shop in Towell Library will be open and will feature a discount code for 25% off. Cougar Cubs are welcome!

12/14/2023

On Saturday, November 18, we recognized Millie Embree ’02 with the inaugural Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Embree is the Dr. Edwin S Robinson Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine in orthodontics and director of the TMJ Biology and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at Columbia University. Dr. Embree and her team’s research aims to improve current treatment options for patients with TMJ and musculoskeletal diseases.

Do you know of someone you’d like to nominate for a 2024 Alumni Award? Complete and submit our nomination form here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/alumni-awards-nomination-form/

12/13/2023

On Saturday, November 18, we recognized Aundrea Eason Loftley ’06 with the 2023 Outstanding Service Award in Medicine. After completing her medical school training, residency, and fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Loftley established the first outpatient endocrinology practice at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. She has since returned to MUSC and now works as an assistant professor of medicine and endocrinology and serves as vice chair for diversity and inclusion in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases at the MUSC Department of Medicine.

Do you know of someone you’d like to nominate for a 2024 Alumni Award? Complete and submit our nomination form here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/alumni-awards-nomination-form/

12/12/2023

NOLA alumni, parents, and friends: Register at bit.ly/NOLAJanuary24 to enjoy a fun morning of pickleball and fun at The Exchange Pickleball + Bar on Saturday, January 20, from 10 am-12 noon. Your registration includes pickleball on private courts, light refreshments, and a $5 donation to the Alumni Association. Space is limited, so register today!

12/12/2023

On Saturday, November 18, we recognized Richard Maclean ’88 with the 2023 Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Business Person of the Year Award. Mr. Maclean is a founding partner of Frontier Growth. Founded in 1999, the firm was one of the first of its kind to focus on helping growth-stage software companies accelerate success in the market. Mr. Maclean endowed the Maclean Business “Ready to Work” Scholarship at the College and generously gives to multiple other funds. Please enjoy this brief video on Mr. Maclean’s impact in the business world and his advice for students and young alumni who are pursuing a career in business.

Do you know of someone you’d like to nominate for a 2024 Alumni Award? Complete and submit our nomination form here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/alumni-awards-nomination-form/

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 12/11/2023

A new business has been added to the Alumni Discount Directory! https://bit.ly/CofCAADiscounts Founded and owned by alumnus Evan Keisler '20, Tailin’ Ties offers an array of high-quality bowties and accessories that take inspiration from the lifestyle of the Lowcountry outdoorsman. Alumni can save 20% on all products when they use code COUGAR20 at checkout. Explore the Alumni Discount Directory to see the dozens of other products and services available to our more than 100,000 alumni at a reduced rate.

12/10/2023

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Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 12/08/2023

College of Charleston alumna Casey Wadsworth ’14 was featured on the front page of the November 2023 edition of VIP Magazine! Dr. Wadsworth is an OB-GYN at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, SC. She recently completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) after earning her MD from MUSC in 2019. In 2014, she graduated cm laude from the College, earning a BS in biology with a minor in public health.

During her training, Dr. Wadsworth earned certifications in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery; Advanced Life Support; and Basic Life Support, Telemetry, and CPR. She also earned a number of accolades from MUSC, including National Health Service Corps ‒ Students to Service; Gold Humanism Scholar; National Medical Fellowships ‒ Primary Care Leadership Scholar; and Eugene C. Hunt Award Recipient. At the College, she was a Golden Key Honor Society member.

“I love every part of my job!” Dr. Wadsworth says. “I love obstetrics and delivering babies. Seeing a patient’s face after a delivery will forever be one of my favorite things to witness. Performing surgery to help alleviate a patient’s heavy bleeding or pain is so rewarding. It truly changes a patient’s life. I could go on, but it all boils down to me loving every aspect of my job.”

Dr. Wadsworth resides in Hartsville, SC.

12/08/2023

NOLA alumni, parents, and friends: Register at bit.ly/NOLAWatchParty23 to cheer on the Cougars men’s basketball team as they take on in-town rivals, The Citadel, on Thursday, December 14, from 6-9 pm. New Orleans CofC Club President Avery Beuerman ’05 and her husband, Greg, are hosting a game watch party to celebrate the holiday season with local alumni, parents, and friends. Your registration includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, sodas, dessert, a $5 donation to the Alumni Association, and chances to win door prizes. You must be present to win. Deadline to register is Monday, December 11. Oh, and be sure to save the date for the next club event on January 20, 2024!

12/07/2023

Alumnus and current College of Charleston Foundation Board member Brady Quirk-Garvan ’08 has been selected by President Joe Biden to serve as an advisor for his reelection campaign in the state of South Carolina. Mr. Quirk-Garvan has an extensive history of political involvement, formerly serving as Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party from 2014 to 2019. He also served as a delegate representing South Carolina for the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Democratic National Conventions. Mr. Quirk-Garvan works for Natural Investments, a progressive impact investment firm, and serves on the boards of Green America and the Palmetto Project. He and his wife, Angela, are prolific supporters of the College. In 2018, the couple established the Quirk-Garvan Endowed Scholarship to reward, encourage, and promote leadership, as well as civic and social action, among students. Mr. and Mrs. Quirk-Garvan reside in North Charleston, SC, with their daughter, Mae.

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 12/07/2023

With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick out a present or two from our College of Charleston Alumni Gift Shop https://bit.ly/CofCAlumniGS. From candles and ornaments to posters, prints, books, and bowties—there is something for everyone (and that includes the furry members of your family, too)! Use code COFC23 at checkout to save 20% on your entire purchase, and order by Sunday, December 17 to ensure your gifts arrive in time to make it under the tree!

12/07/2023

On Saturday, November 18, we recognized former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. ’09 (honorary degree) with the Alumni Award of Honor, the highest honor awarded by the College of Charleston Alumni Association. During his four decades in office, Mayor Riley was a steadfast supporter of the College, creating the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities in 2001. When he left office in 2016, he gave his records, gifts, and memorabilia to the College. Enjoy this brief video about his career featuring Professor Kendra Stewart, PhD, Director of the Riley Center for Livable Communities.

Do you know of someone you’d like to nominate for a 2024 Alumni Award? Complete and submit our nomination form here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/alumni-awards-nomination-form/

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 12/05/2023

We've had lots of visitors stop by Towell Library today to get fitted for and to purchase their CofC rings! bit.ly/CofCRingAppointments23 See us before 4 p.m. today or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday to take a look at your customization options and to speak with a Balfour representative. Students and alumni must order their rings by December 15 so they can take part in the official Ring Tradition and Ceremony on February 29, 2024. Visit our website to learn more about the history of the ring: bit.ly/theCofCRing

12/05/2023

Register at bit.ly/NOLAWatchParty23 to cheer on the Cougars men’s basketball team as they take on in-town rivals, The Citadel, on Thursday, December 14, from 6-9 pm. New Orleans CofC Club President Avery Beuerman ’05 and her husband, Greg, are hosting a game watch party to celebrate the holiday season with local alumni, parents, and friends. Your registration includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, sodas, dessert, a $5 donation to the Alumni Association, and chances to win door prizes. You must be present to win.

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Tanner Clay '15 recognized with the 2023 Young Alumnus Award
Ashley Cafasso '14 recognized with 2023 Young Alumna Award
Millie Embree ’02 recognized with inaugural Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Aundrea Eason Loftley '06 recognized with the 2023 Outstanding Service Award in Medicine
Richard Maclean ’88 recognized with the 2023 Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Business Person of the Year Award
Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. ’09 (honorary degree) recognized with the Alumni Award of Honor, the highest...
The lights are going up at Towell Library as we prepare for our festive Lowcountry Oyster Roast, co-hosted by the Southe...
Cougar Cubs from CofC's N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) visited Cistern Yard this morning to show o...
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