April 19-20, 2013
Alumnae Weekend 2013 is just around the corner, and I am so excited to share the exciting schedule we have planned for you and your classmates!
The weekend will start with our traditional luncheon for the Class of 1963, who are celebrating their 50th reunion, on Friday, April 19th. This Friday event is a very special tradition in the lives our alumnae, and we look forward to welcoming this class back to campus.
Friday evening offers a casual reception in the Parlor of Alumnae Hall from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Spouses and guests are welcome to join you for this free early-evening gathering. We allowed evening time for private class get-togethers, if you wish. Many classes have already made plans---contact me if I can help you with setting one up for your class!
Alumnae Day, April 20, begins with our traditional coffee with retired faculty and staff which coincides with registration in the Tucker Conference Room. This year class pictures will be taken the morning to allow afternoon time for some very special activities.
We’ll gather for the Alumnae Day luncheon in the Student Union at noon, to induct new officers who will serve as your Alumnae Association Executive Committee, honor our Alumnae Association Award recipients and hear remarks from President Dinndorf. We also look forward to celebrating and recognizing each reunion class!
After lunch I hope you will take advantage of the special workshops we have planned for you! Each workshop will be presented twice, at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m., so you may attend more than one. The workshops are described below, and be sure to sign up!
I look forward to welcoming you all back to campus to reconnect with your classmates and the College. Please return your registration and payment quickly so we can reserve your spot at the many fun events we are offering! Remember, I’m here to help if you would like to plan a special Friday night event for you and your classmates!
Sara Snell Johnson ’99, Alumnae Relations
Schedule of events
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
Luncheon honoring the 50th Reunion Class (Class of 1963 only) The Parlor, Alumnae Hall
5:30 – 6:30
Kick off reception for all attendees (spouses and guests are welcome!) The Parlor, Alumnae Hall
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm.
Surcie Shop Open
*Please also visit the student book sale and art auction on the Spears Mall!
9:00 a. am. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration Open, The Tucker Room, Alumnae Hall
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Coffee and light refreshments with retired faculty and staff The Parlor, Alumnae Hall
Class Pictures, The Columns, just outside of Alumnae Hall (Rain location: Bush Science Center lobby) Classes of 1933, 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1968, 1973, 1978
Class Pictures, The Columns, just outside of Alumnae Hall (Rain location: Bush Science Center Lobby) Classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2012
Alumnae Day Luncheon, The Student Union Dining Hall
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Author’s Talk with Helana Brigman ’08, BLC 103
Author’s Talk with Amy Carol Reeves, Edens Library Basement
Garden Workshop and walking tour with John Long Humphries Hall
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Each workshop will be offered again during this second time slot
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Special Basket Weaving Workshop with John Bruneau, Spears Center for the Arts
Gather your classmates and make a beautiful woven keepsake of your reunion weekend! Cost: $20.00 (This covers your basket supplies)
Author's talk with Helana Brigman '08, author of The Fresh Table
Helana is the creator of the blog Clearly Delicious, winner of the Blogger Chili Recipe Challenge from Marx Foods.
A food writer, photographer and cook, she also writes the “Fresh Ideas” column for the Advocate in Baton Rouge, and her work has appeared in Louisiana Cookin’.
Her daily recipes can be found on clearlydeliciousfoodblog.com.
Join Helana and hear about how her cooking came to life on the pages of The Fresh Table, published in March 2013.
Author's talk with Amy Carol Reeves, author of Ripper and Columbia College visiting professor of English
Amy Carol Reeves is a Hoosier by birth, and a South Carolinian by marriage. She has a PhD in nineteenth-century British literature and published academic articles before deciding that it would be much more fun to write novels about Jack the Ripper.
When she is not writing or teaching classes at Columbia College, she enjoys running around her neighborhood with her giant Labrador Retriever and serial reading Jane Austen novels. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband and two children. Ripper is her debut novel.
Join Amy for an author’s talk about her series, which began with Ripper, and continues with her newest novel in the series, Renegade, which debuts April 8, 2013. A third book in the series, Resurrection, is scheduled to be published in 2014.
Learn more about Amy's workshop:
Garden workshop and tour with John Long, Columbia College horticulturist
Join John for a fun and informative workshop about bringing your yard and garden alive! He’ll also take you on a walking tour of the beautiful campus to show you highlights of his hard work over the past two years.
Learn more about John's workshop:
Basketweaving workshop with Joe Bruneau
A very special workshop is being offered from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. with renowned basket artist Joe Bruneau.
Joe’s baskets can be found at the Gallery of the Mountains in the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.; and at Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Cooperative in Brevard, N.C.; where he is also currently the gallery manager.
In 2006, one of his potato baskets was featured in the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. Participants will learn the techniques and create a beautiful unique basket during this workshop.
A fee of $20 covers your supplies. Gather your classmates and make a one-of-a-kind memento of your reunion weekend!
Save the date!
Classes ending in 3 and 8 will be celebrating reunions.
Class of 1963, please click here to download the 50th reunion survey form.