The COVID19 situation continues to impact our ability to hold in-person events on campus and off-campus. We do have several virtual events for our alumni to participate in. More events are in the planning stages and will be posted when confirmed. We hope that you’ll join in with your fellow alumni for some or all of these events. It’s important to stay connected–even if it is through Zoom. We miss seeing all of you.
January Alumni in Ministry Meeting
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Via Zoom (meeting link will be emailed to you the morning of January 27)
The College will host its annual MLK Day Convocation virtually this year and is inviting our alumni to join in. Our guest panelists will discuss “Post 2020 – Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community.” The guest panelists are Dr. Adolphus Belk, professor of political science at Winthrop University and the Rev. Dr. Melanie C. Jones, instructor of ethics, theology, and culture at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Registrants will be sent the Zoom link the morning of the event.
PC Parent & Family Council Meeting
February 9, 2021
6:30 – 8 p.m.
via Zoom (meeting link will be emailed to you on February 8, 2021)
Along with its many challenges, this year has brought us many opportunities. Over the past few months, we have taken the time to reimagine our parent and family program. We recognize the crucial role you, as parents and family members, play in the success of our students and we are excited to enhance our parent outreach and engagement as we head into 2021. Our hope is that through communication, engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy, we can strengthen the level of support for your student and enhance the PC experience for the entire family.
We invite you to please join us on Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. During this time we will convene over Zoom to share our new program plans with the PC parent and family community. Please join us to learn how you can be an involved Blue Hose parent!
The Brown MSU House: Who is Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Thursday, February 11, 2021
via Zoom (meeting link will be emailed to you)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a hybrid event (some space for students to be present and via Zoom for others). Many people know of our beloved Brown MSU House on campus, but few Blue Hose actually know how the house was named. Join in with our students, faculty, and staff to hear about the phenomenal story of Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a black woman who created her own school for African American children in the rural south known as the Palmer Memorial Institute. We will have representatives from the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum to join us virtually. Alumni are welcome to participate. A Zoom link will be sent to those who register to participate.
2021 Black History Month Lecture
Dr. Kendra Hamilton, Associate Professor of English
Thursday, February 18, 2021
via Zoom (meeting link will be emailed to you)
Alumni are invited to join in the College’s annual Black History Month lecture. This year’s speaker is our own Dr. Kendra Hamilton, professor of English and director of southern studies. We hope you’ll join in with our students, faculty, and staff for this event. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of the event.
Blue Hose Book Talk with Jackie Gingrich Cushman ’88
March 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Jackie Cushman will be discussing her latest book, “Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening.” Ideally, participants would have read the book and would be ready to discuss it with the author. Registrants will be sent the Zoom link on the morning of the event. Please register by March 4. More information about Jackie and her book can be found here.
Third Annual Volunteer Leaders Conference
March 27, 2021
9 a.m. to Noon via Zoom
The College invites members of its leadership boards and councils to join together via Zoom for our Third Annual Volunteer Leaders Conference. Members of the following boards and councils are invited to participate to hear from and engage with President Matt vandenBerg and other College leadership to get the latest updates and to learn how you can support the mission and goals of the College: Alumni Board, Scotsman Club Board, African-American Council, Chapter Leadership Teams, Class Agents, Parents Council, ROTC Alumni Council, and Young Alumni Council. Please register by March 19th if you plan to participate.
For more information about events, please email Ashtin Frank Lizanich, Director of Advancement and College Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org