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Alumnae Weekend 2022
April 1-3



Alumnae Weekend 2022: April 1–3


Thursday, March 31:

  • SpearsFest
  • Research Walkabout: Faculty and Student Scholarship
  • Reception

Friday, April 1:

  • Classes of 1971 & 1972: 50th Reunion Luncheon (11:00 AM)  
    Janet Alexander Cotter Alumnae Hall
  • Campus Tour for 50th Class Reunion
  • Kickoff Party on The Green (4:00 PM-7:00 PM) 
    Start the weekend festivities with your friends and enjoy food trucks, drinks, music, and fun!
  • Enjoy evening activities with your classmates 
  • Reception for President’s Circle Society  By invitation only from 5:30- 7:30 PM at the Maxwell House.

Saturday, April 2:

  • Registration and Check-In (9:30 AM)
    Tucker Conference Room in Janet Alexander Cotter Alumnae Hall
  • Coffee with current and former professors 
    Enjoy a cup of coffee with some of your faculty favorites
  • Champagne Brunch and College Updates (10:30 AM) - For Alumnae Only
    Sit back, relax and enjoy a mimosa as you are treated to a delicious brunch. President Bogart will offer updates on the College. Special Music presented by the Columbia College Music Program
  • Alumnae Awards and Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony and Reception (12:30 PM)
    Presentation and Celebration of our 2022 alumnae award recipients, Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee(s) and new class doll presentation 
  • Business Meeting
  • Author Talk with Dr. Mike Broome (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
  • Class/Group Gatherings (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Spend time with your classmates  
  • Tour of Campus 
  • Drop-In events for: (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Black Alumnae Club
    Honors Program Alumnae
    Alumni of our Graduate, Online, Evening and Associate to Bachelors Programs
    Former Athletes
    SLP Graduates
  • Columbia College Marketplace - Vendor Registration    (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)    
    Visit student, alumna and local business vendors
  • Paint and Pour with CC Alumna, Claire Giroux-Williams '97 (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)   
  • Alumnae Hall is our Hospitality space for the weekend
    Stop by for light refreshments and relaxation

Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Any time during the weekend

Weekend Host Hotels
Ask for the Columbia College Rate.

Staybridge Suites
1913 Huger St. Columbia, South Carolina 29201
For reservations call hotel direct at 803-451-5900
$149 per night plus tax
The rate includes a full hot breakfast buffet each morning, free onsite parking, and free Wi-Fi

Hilton Garden Inn
110 McSwain Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169
For reservations call the hotel direct at 803-391-4000
$119 for king and $129 for 2 queen plus tax

Alumnae Awards

Each year the Alumnae Association recognizes four deserving graduates for their distinguished service to Columbia College and the community at-large, as well as for any outstanding achievements in their chosen professions. All Columbia College alumnae are invited to submit nominations.

2022 Recipients

  • Career Achievement Award- Cathy Shields ‘71
  • Distinguished Service Award - Tonya Green ‘94
  • Outstanding Young Alumna Award - Jamesha Shackerford ‘15
  • Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator - Ann White ’76  and Tiffany Williams Blassingame ‘00