Your guide to all things CofC during Spoleto!
Members of CofC’s class of 1967 celebrated their 50th reunion on Friday, May 5, at the President’s House at 6 Glebe Street in Charleston. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with President McConnell and members of the classes of 1966 and 1968. Please tag yourself and your friends!
CofC alumnus Necco Ceresani ’12 of Newberry, SC, will be appearing on FOX’s MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay on May 31. In the season premier, the top 40 chefs travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Battle for a White Apron challenge. where Only 20 will move forward to compete for the MasterChef title, a cookbook deal, and the $250,000 grand prize. Mr. Ceresani is one of the three alumni creators of the recipe app Tender based in Boston. For more information: http://bit.ly/MCNCCofC
CofC alumna Eva Elmer ’09 of Savannah, GA, was named one of six 2017 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia award recipients by the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies coalition. Inspired by her son, Stephen, who has both cerebral palsy and cortical visual impairment, Ms. Elmer works as the Campaign Manager for the Coastal Campaign for Healthy Kids, an initiative to reduce the number of uninsured children and teens. Read more about Ms. Elmer and Stephen: http://bit.ly/CofCEE
CofC alumna Carol Hannah Whitfield ’07 came in third on Project Runway in 2009 then started her own bridal and evening wear design house in New York City, called Carol Hannah. Ms. Whitfield is known for whimsical gowns with fluid movement, innovative textile combinations, and unique handwork and detailing. Carol Hannah gowns are shown annually in New York and can be found in bridal salons across the USA and internationally. For more information: http://bit.ly/CofCCHW
The Cougars placed five on the All-Colonial Athletic Association Teams on Tuesday, including First Team nods for Logan McRae and Tommy Richter! Evan Sisk and Ca...rter Love each snagged a spot on the Second Team, while freshman Jakob Frishmuth was named to the All-Rookie Team. Congrats, Cougars!
For the first time in CofC history, three distinguished alumni were selected as commencement speakers for the 2017 ceremonies held May 12-13. Hear from Sam Stafford '68, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch '79, and John Alessi '98 and relive the pageantry of graduation at the College. Videos of spring commencement ceremonies dating back to 1985 are online for free viewing online at http://bit.ly/CofC2017
Reporter Mike Mooneyham '76 has made an indelible mark in the world of sports writing, having penned the longest running wrestling column in the country.
This week, College of Charleston senior Laura Fuenfstueck embarks on a journey no other women’s golfer in school history has done before her. She is one of 12 i...ndividuals who will compete at the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships on May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. #TheCollege
Pee Dee Alumni: Join us for our first business and networking event on Thursday, June 8, from 6-8 pm, at Victor’s in the lobby of the Hotel Florence, 126 W. Evans Street, in Florence.
Mike Miller, President of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, will speak briefly with us about downtown Florence and the growth of our local economy. Alumni business leaders will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and strengthen our College of Charleston network. Recent graduates are particularly encouraged to attend. Family and friends are welcome too!
Please register online by Tuesday, June 6, for $20. Your registration includes the presentation, hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, and a cash bar afterwards. http://bit.ly/CofCPDChamber
CofC alumna Kristen Munsey Beckham ’07 of Columbia, SC, has joined the Board of Leadership South Carolina (she is pictured far right). Leadership South Carolina educates and enlightens highly motivated people who have demonstrated commitment and service to their community and the state of South Carolina. Ms. Beckham is part of the Leadership South Carolina Class of 2017. For more information: http://bit.ly/CofCLSC
CofC alumnus Bryce Baldelli ’15 is an Account Manager in Membership Sales and Services for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Mr. Baldelli grows relationships with each of his clients, ensuring that they get the most out of their season tickets, and puts on events to get local fans and ticketholders engaged with both the team and the community.
Denver CofC alumni: Join us to hear Chris Lennert '94, CofC alumnus and COO of Left Hand Brewing Company, talk about his time at CofC and his journey to the top of the craft beer industry on Wednesday, June 28, at 6 pm at Left End Tap House. There will be a social gathering on the patio as well. For more information: http://bit.ly/LeftHandCofC