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