Alumnae Weekend 2019: April 5–7

Can you believe another year has passed and Alumnae Weekend is around the corner? The Office of Alumnae Relations welcomes you back to campus for a weekend of laughter, friendship, and nostalgia as we honor all our alumnae. Whether you are celebrating your 50th reunion or you just graduated, join your fellow alumnae and make lasting memories!

The Class of 1969 will celebrate their 50th Reunion at the Golden Belles Luncheon. Classes ending in a ‘4 or an ‘9, and the Class of 2018, will be honored for their reunion years.

Registration Information

This year's event will be held on April 5–7 and ALL classes are invited to attend the weekend!

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See Who is Coming to Alumnae Weekend 2019
First Name Maiden Name Last Name Class Year
MaryAnn Smith Crews 1959
Mary Nelle Watford Gore 1964
Sylvia Slagle Shoemaker 1964
Anna Wade Hubbard Nolan 1964
Ann Floyd Wallace 1964
Josephine Matheny Griffith 1964
Roberta Lindler Ferrell 1964
Darby Moore Holley 1964
Linda Morgan Beckham 1964
Janice Thompson Bethea 1964
Virginia McCord Herring 1965
Ann Howle Davis 1967
Judith   Burgess 1969
Mary Tuck Kennerly 1969
Tricia Gallman Burson 1969
Mary   Laney 1969
Resel Gosnell Bourne 1969
Carolyn Holliday Sweatt 1969
Gloria Grainger Quick 1969
Anna Bullock Walker 1969
Kay Kasting Rohde 1969
June Rodgers Todd 1969
Geraldine Stack Wynn 1969
Anna Parker Williams 1969
Beth Dickert Beach 1969
Karen McDonald Greer 1969
Suzie Chaplin Wattenbarger 1969
Clare Moss Allen 1969
Patricia Phillips Grunsky 1969
Brenda Hooker Hood 1969
Hilary Wilson Mullins 1969
Margaret Platt Jordan 1969
Donna Polk Fisher 1969
Jere Ragsdale Coker 1969
Joyce Thompson Bumgarner 1969
Myra Mullen Eskew 1969
Mary Ben Clyburn Faust 1969
Karen McDonald Greer 1969
Bonnie Dillard Morris 1969
Jerolyn Long Carroll 1969
Karen Wehman Wehman 1969
Donna   Dowling 1969
Sue Harris Grady 1969
Nancy Verch Traywick 1969
Frankie Chinnis McLean 1969
Jenny   McCulloch 1974
Carol   Stackhouse Hall 1974
Dianne Smith McKay 1974
Charlotte Stackhouse Broome 1975
Sallie   James 1979
Moo   Brockington 1981
Kimberly Thomas Holmes 1982
Deborah Jones Hart 1982
Frances Chapman Smith 1983
Dona Aldrich LeGrand 1983
Carhy Cobb Hanzlik 1984
Emil Burns Mitchell 1984
Susan Schmidt LeGrand 1989
Lisa Kennerly Livingston 1991
Tiffany Sprinkle Hornsby 1994
Deatre Boyles Denion 1994
Holly Furr Furr 1994
Margaret Brandt Lane 1994
Kaymani   West 1997
Sara Snell Snell 1999
Wanda Herndon Mahon 1999
Marie   Kelly 1999
Julie Koon Tworzyanski 1999
April Kelley Getz 1999
Liz   Barnes 2000
Amy Roof Hoffman 2000
Corliss March Wise 2001
Ashlee   Lewis 2004
Jennifer Burch Jones 2004
Rochelle Rockie Rombalski Rondeau 2004
Charli Floyd McDonald 2004
Marley Lybrand Douglas 2004
Nan Carter Carter 2004
Rebecca Phillips Wooten 2004
Brookes   Sims 2004
Lisa   Ragland 2004
Sarah   Bosworth 2005
Evelyn   Clary 2005
Latoya Smith Smith-Dais 2006
Fatima Zeidan Dunbar 2007
Kendra   Snipe 2007
Hilary Krueger Dickerson 2007
Elyse   wilson 2008
Heather Siegfried Turner 2008
Margaret Caswell Parker 2009
Jennie-rose Van Derveer Castanon 2009
Kara   Simmons 2010
Amber   Nix 2010
Amber   LeGrand 2013
CeCelia   Williams 2014
Jamesha   Shackerford 2015
Nikki   Croker 2015
Callie   Goodwin 2017
Michelle   Troup 2017
Maddie   King 2018
Lauren   Fleming 2018
Rica Snowdon Sheehan 2018
Christinia   Dunn 2018
Megan   Peebles 2018


Schedule of Events

Make sure you stay in touch during the weekend by updating your contact information.

Friday, April 5th

11:30 am: 50th Reunion Luncheon (Members of the Class of 1969)

This tradition includes sharing memories, a class photo, presentation of the class gift, and the delicious meal prepared and served by members of the Special Events Committee from Alumnae Council. Come back and visit with your classmates! This event is free to members of the 50th Reunion Class.

5:30–7:30 pm: All Class Reception on the Green

7:30 pm: Enjoy dinner off campus with your classmates at a local restaurant

Saturday, April 6th

9:00 am–10:30 am: Faculty/Staff and Retiree Coffee

Join us in Alumnae Hall for coffee and to find out what your former faculty/staff have been up to since you graduated.  

10:30 am-12:00 pm: Champagne Brunch

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a mimosa as you are treated to a delicious brunch! President Moore will then offer updates on the College.

12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Marketplace

Stroll the campus to peruse and purchase items from fellow alumnae, students and other vendors. From clothing items to books, jewelry to personalized products… you just might finish your gift shopping (and pick up something for yourself). If you're interested in having a table register online.

Register for a Table

12:00 pm–2:00 pm: Celebrate Columbia College Authors

12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Honors Program Drop In

Former honors students will have the chance to reconnect with Dr. Z and other honors students.

12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Alums of Color Drop In

Members of the Columbia College NAACP Chapter would like to invite you back to campus for a special drop-in rent during Alumnae Weekend.

12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Graduate, Online, Evening and A2B Program Drop-In

2:00pm: Conflict Management and Working across Generations

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2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Alumnae Awards Ceremony & Presentation of Beth Dinndorf's Presidential Portrait

Distinguished Service Award: Charlotte Stackhouse Broome

Career Achievement Award:  Dr. Sandra Rouse

Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award:  Dr. Marla Sanders

Outstanding Young Alumna Award:  Kendra Snipe and Fatima Zeidan Dunbar

3:00 pm–3:30 pm: Annual Business Meeting & College Updates

4:00 pm–5:30 pm: Bingo

4:00 pm–6:00 pm: Paint & Pour (extra charge)Fountain Painting

You may not be Rembrandt or Picasso, but everyone has an artist inside. Try your hand at this painting class, as the instructor leads you through the basics. Enjoy the laughter with friends (new and old) and our students. It’s a perfect activity for you and your friends who are looking to reconnect on campus. Walk away with a finished painting and memories to last throughout the year!  

Price includes all supplies, painting activities, wine and appetizers.  

6:00 pm: Athletic Hall of Fame

The second class of inductees for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored for their achievements in athletics, contribution to the College and support of student-athletes. Those recognized will forever be memorialized for their dedication to Columbia College athletics.

Check back for a listing of the honorees!

The Surcie Shop

Stop in the Surcie Shop to pick up that special item that says “I’m thinking of you!”  and support your Alumnae Association.

Sunday, April 7th

11:00 am: Church Service

College Place United Methodist Church, right next door, will hold its weekly services at 11:00am.  Whether you are a member or not, you are welcome to participate in this Sunday morning service.

2:05 pm: Fireflies Baseball Game 

Join us as we celebrate opening weekend at the Fireflies!

Purchase your Fireflies Tickets


Hotel Accommodations

The Office of Alumnae Relations has an agreement with the Staybridge Suites to offer premium rooms at a discounted rate. We encourage you to book early!

Staybridge Suites

Rates: $129-$139 per night at the Staybridge Suites during the April 5-7 weekend.
Hotel Location: 1913 Huger St. Columbia, South Carolina 29201
For reservations please call hotel directly at 803.451.5900 and ask for the Columbia College Alumnae rate.