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The Buccaneers take the field at the first home football game of the season, beating Point University 66-0. Photo by Richard Esposito

ON THE COVER: The Roditis, Vasko and Thomas siblings are firmly entrenched at CSU. Photo by Richard Esposito


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Family Matters: 3 families have 10 students currently enrolled at CSU Head Football Coach, Mark Tucker, traces his unique journey to CSU’s sidelines Hanan Sokol takes an unforgettable trip to Africa Honor Roll of Donors

MISSION Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment VISION To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving FOUNDING PRINCIPLE Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. - Matthew 28:19-20




from the president

Dear Friends, Our students are the only reason we are in business. We appreciate each and every student entrusted to our care. In this issue of the magazine, we bring you the extraordinary stories of three families who currently have 10 students enrolled. As all of you know who have ever sent a student to college, it’s a big deal to send one student to college. Imagine sending three or four at once – the Roditis, Vasko and Thomas families can. We do not take lightly the sacrifices the Roditis, Vasko, Thomas and all Charleston Southern families are making. We seek to be good stewards of your hard-earned dollars sent in tuition payments. Our faculty and staff work hard to meet your students’ needs in the classroom and outside of class. And our financial aid and advancement teams are always working to raise funds and find scholarships to offset your costs. Our students are our greatest assets. This fall we have introduced some exciting new academic programs in response to marketplace needs. Our campus continues to grow with a health science building, an athletic performance center and the Singleton Baseball Complex getting ready to open later this fall. In this issue, you will also find the annual Honor Roll of Donors. We are ever grateful to our donors, who sacrifice much to support Charleston Southern University. We are thankful for your generosity and sacrifice. Our students are grateful for you too. Sissy and I are thankful for all you do, and we appreciate your continued support.


Jairy C. Hunter, Jr.


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EDITORIAL STAFF: Jan Joslin ’82, Editor, Director of Publications Richard Esposito, Director of Integrated Marketing Jenna Johnson, Assistant Director of Integrated Marketing Jon Merkling, Graphic Designer Warren Peper ’74, Media Relations Coordinator


contents LEARNING

4 Colleges of Distinction 4 Barto Retirement 5 1st Chapel & Legacy Society Luncheon 6 New Year Introduces New Academic Programs 13 Jairus McClanahan Has Found His Niche 13 Online Appreciation Night

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LEADING CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: CSU Sports Information Pat Black ’14 Jim Killian Jared Thomas

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14 Esposito Named Director of Integrated Marketing 14 Charleston Ranked #1 City Again 15 Construction Update 16 Women’s Golf & Tennis Receive NCAA Award SERVING

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Class Notes Memorials Baby Bucs Brittani Watkins New Alumni Director Scholarships & Awards Teaching Fellows Opportunity CSU Family Tree Where are they now? Kandie Smith

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or years, students across the country have known that they could turn to Colleges of Distinction as a one-ofa-kind resource to find the best-fit school for them. Part of what makes Colleges of Distinction unique is how it evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience, as well as a thorough liberal arts education. Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, Charleston Southern has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business, education and nursing. The 21st-century job market now demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical-thinkers, and it is with Charleston Southern’s well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world. “We are ecstatic to celebrate Charleston Southern University for its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of high-impact practices, Charleston Southern continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.”

CSU’s new Field of Study badges are true marks of honor in the world of higher education. Colleges of Distinction granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record for success. Education: CSU’s future educators are enriched from a liberal arts education. The School of Education develops empathetic, creative and efficient mentors for the classroom. Nursing: The nursing program has enabled its students to take calculated action, even in high-pressure situations. Their well-rounded perspective allows them to think on their feet and care deeply for their patients. Business: The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. School of Business programs keep their future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry. To view Charleston Southern University’s profile, visit CollegesofDistinction.com/ school/charleston-southern-university/.

About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for over 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

Barto Retires Craig Barto, assistant professor of foundation studies and chair of the Bridge Program, came to CSU in 2004. Dr. Jackie Fish, vice president for academic affairs, congratulates him upon his retirement this summer. Photo by Richard Esposito

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Opening Chapel Points to God’s Glory


ow great is our God? It was a theme that started with CSU’s combined orchestra and singers performing an inspirational song and continued until the benediction. Charleston Southern’s first Chapel of the academic year dealt with a recurring message that CSU exists so that we can find our purpose. President Jairy C. Hunter Jr. welcomed current and former Board of Trustees and singled out Board of Visitors and Buc Club members who fund scholarships for students. The

Legacy Society, whose members unselfishly include CSU in their wills, was also given a huge word of thanks. Before Hunter shared God’s word, there were individual testimonies that revealed the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Solomon Brown, an all-conference football player, explained how he came to understand from someone on campus that he’d never met, “that nothing but Jesus can ever fill the hole in your heart.”

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In a video testimony, nursing graduate Victoria McManamay said coming to CSU made her appreciate that “my purpose is not solely about me.” Brian Morton, a CSU grad now teaching at-risk children in a tough environment, also echoed the feeling that he realized during his school years that learning, leading and serving allowed him “to find my purpose.” Hunter brought the Chapel to a meaningful conclusion by sharing Steps to Peace with God. The only bridge to reach God is Jesus Christ.

Clockwise from top left: The first Chapel service of each academic year is a worship celebration acknowledging CSU’s past and looking forward to the new year. All-conference football player Solomon Brown shares his testimony. Members of the Legacy Society, Peggy Sineath and Dr. Ken Bonnette, greet each other at the annual Legacy Society luncheon. David Brown and Jim Southern listen to the student speakers at the annual Legacy Society Luncheon.

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New Academic Year Opens with Expanded Programs and Facilities


s Charleston Southern welcomed the Class of 2021, expanded academic programs and campus facilities greeted the student body this fall. CSU witnessed its third highest enrollment in school history with 3,575 students as well as the highest graduate enrollment in seven years. In addition, minorities comprise approximately 30 percent of the total student body. As programs continue to expand, so do campus facilities. Opening this fall are the Health Science building, an 8,000-square-foot athletic weight room, a football meeting room, and the Singleton Baseball Complex. Also in the planning stages is a new student residence hall. Growing Academic Programs A growing and vibrant institution of higher learning must be willing to react to an everchanging community. CSU is adding new academic programs in direct response to the needs and demands of the marketplace. In 2017-18, the new programs include cybersecurity, physician assistant, MS in biology and MA in psychology. What market-driven forces are behind these new additions, and what will these programs prepare our students

to do professionally? Here’s a summary of each program’s goals along with the strategic design for success. Cybersecurity Dr. Valerie Sessions, chair of computer science, came to Charleston Southern 10 years ago. She’s never been more passionate about any program than she is about the BS in cybersecurity. Sessions is also confident this curriculum will be much more than a trendy response to a burgeoning career opportunity. “We want students who graduate from CSU to still be relevant in this field 30 years later.” CSU will offer specialized courses dealing with competitive security, network penetration and securing software. Charleston’s reputation and nickname as the Silicon Harbor certainly appears to be a welltimed fit for the specialized education CSU’s computer science students will receive. Jody Davids, senior vice president and chief information officer for PepsiCo says, “I applaud this new major at CSU. It is a visionary move, and I know the graduates of this program will be in high demand.”

As more large companies and small-to-medium businesses make Charleston their home, there will be an increased need for information security specialists. CSU graduates will be there to fill those positions. Physician Assistant In a recent CNN poll of “100 Best Jobs in America,” physician assistant ranked No. 2. Changes in the health care industry have created a demand for this profession with an anticipated growth of more than 20 percent between 2008 and 2018. CSU is responding to that increased interest in this profession. The program will be housed in the new Health Science building. PAs practice medicine on health-care teams under the supervision of physicians. They examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses and provide treatment. The curriculum structure is designed to give students the knowledge, skill and confidence to care for patients in a variety of settings. The mission of the CSU master of medical science in physician assistant studies program is to educate compassionate and highly motivated individuals through a curriculum integrated with Christian values, to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interprofessional healthcare team, to serve as leaders in their communities and to continually promote the PA profession. Master of Science in Biology This new program offering will also reside in the new Health Sciences building. It will benefit from the new physician assistant program through the development of a cooperative curriculum to benefit both courses of study. Dr. Melinda Walker, chair of biology, is excited because a master of science in biology offers such a variety of professionals in this field increased opportunities for pay raises and promotion. Beyond public school teachers who have expressed interest in their continuing education needs, Walker said,

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“Others such as veterinarians, social workers and safety workers benefit from this opportunity for professional development.” This degree also aids those interested in teaching at the college or technical school level after graduating from CSU. The program is designed with sufficient electives allowing a student to concentrate in one area of competence or to pursue a broad range of biological topics. Master of Science in Counseling Psychology The Department of Behavioral Science has done its homework. In addition to conducting an internal feasibility study of CSU students majoring in either psychology or sociology, the level of student interest is buoyed by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics that projects master level mental health jobs to increase by 19 percent between 2014-2024. Dr. William J. Librizzi, director of the program, notes that, “The mission of this program is to prepare students that are both clinically competent and biblically sound. Each course is designed specifically to train future counselors to offer exceptional clinical expertise in a compassionate manner with a focus on the biblical worldview.” This master’s program is designed for the individual who has completed an undergraduate program and would like to obtain their credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor. This curriculum will prepare the student for a wide range of professional settings including private practice, university counseling and hospitals along with state and federal agencies. Arabic Minor CSU now offers the only Arabic minor in South Carolina. It consists of 18 hours (ARAB 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302). Arabic courses ending in 01 are offered in the fall and those ending in 02 are offered in the spring, so any student who wishes to study

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Arabic for the first time will need to start in the fall. By completing the Arabic minor, students will also fulfill the foreign language requirement. Interpreter Training for Health and Human Services CSU is launching a new course, Interpreter Training for Health and Human Services. This 40-hour course will prepare bilingual students for both national medical interpretation exams and a career as a certified medical interpreter. The interpretation industry is growing at a record 29 percent. National certification increases the earning power of professional interpreters. This is the only curriculum in South Carolina approved by The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. To accommodate working adults, the course spans four weekends in the fall with Friday evening and Saturday instruction.

Scenes from Move-In Day. Photos by Richard Esposito

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It’s not unusual for a brother or sister to want to attend a college or university that an older sibling once attended. Family members can become comfortable with a campus and often recall fond memories of various times they all laughed or cried during certain life events. What is unusual is when multiple siblings elect to attend the same college at the same time. Not only does that circumstance exist at CSU this school year, but it exists with at least three different families. The Roditis, Thomas and Vasko families have a total of 10 children enrolled at Charleston Southern this semester. After numerous emails and texts and juggling class schedules, we managed to corral all the students to hear their stories and their reasons for choosing to receive their education at CSU along with their brothers and sisters. We think you’ll agree that these families are terrific additions to the greater CSU family.

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Matthew Roditis

Jeremy Thomas

Jason Roditis

Jonathan Roditis

Marisa Thomas Ayana Thomas

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Jeffrey Roditis

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RODITIS BROTHERS DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER W hen Jason, Jonathan and Jeffrey Roditis walk into a room or sit at a table, inevitably, these triplets arrange themselves by birth order. They were born about a minute apart, 22 years ago. Younger brother, Matthew, who is 19, is allowed to tag along, just a few steps behind. All four of these brothers are currently enrolled in the Computer Science program and commute to CSU from their home in Summerville. Last year, the triplets bought a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and split the payments, three ways. They take turns driving to school, but Matthew doesn’t have his license. The older brothers will tell you, “He’s along for the ride.” They look alike, talk the same and often finish each other’s sentences. Since the day they were born, the most they’ve ever been separated from each other was six hours – that was one day at a summer camp. Though they’re very similar in appearance and interests, they also have different personality traits. Jason is usually the leader. Jonathan is more outgoing and admits to

being frugal. Jeffrey is more of an introvert but will also quickly let you know that he despises balsamic vinegar. Matthew, when allowed to talk, will tell you he enjoys designing video games. Mom and dad, Maria and Bill, met in middle school in Southern California. Maria was raised by Mexican parents and is a first generation college graduate. She was a chemical engineer major at UCLA. Bill calls Maria “brilliant,” and she has homeschooled all the Roditis children. When Bill was laid off from a job with Coca-Cola in 2014, the family decided to move south. They had always wanted to live in the Carolinas and ultimately chose the South Carolina Lowcountry. Bill took a job as the manager at Cook-Out, just up the street from Charleston Southern. He would come to know some students and staff who would stop in for lunch, but he knew very little about the university. Now he has four boys enrolled as full-time students.

Bill and Maria stressed two necessities to their children as they were growing up. Get an education and work hard. That message seems to have firmly taken root. In addition to taking a full load of classes, the triplets all work 26 hours a week at the Lowe’s store in Summerville. Matthew has similar hours at Panera Bread across the street. The triplets admit to some customers being confused when one moment a Roditis is seen in the garden area and just a few moments later it appears that the very same person is standing at the register. The boys rather enjoy watching the customer confusion. You know what they also enjoy – each other. They say they’re best friends and want to be with each other because they have such good times together. When they’re done with school, there’s also a plan in place. The goal is to go into business – that’s right, together. Though unsure of what type of business, they’re sure they want to do it with each other. They’re clearly bright young men who care for and about each other. CSU has proved to be a good fit for this band of brothers. They smile at the dazed look on the professor’s face when first calling the roll. Fellow students often turn their heads when three guys, who look and sound alike, pass by the Reflection Pond on their way to their next class. After receiving their core credits at Trident Tech, all four brothers transferred to CSU. Though Matthew is a freshman and 19 and the triplets are juniors and 22, nobody will be surprised if they all don’t figure out a way to graduate—you guessed it – together. That seems to be the Roditis way.

Jeffrey, Jonathan and Jason Roditis

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THOMAS SIBLINGS NEVER FEEL HOMESICK A yana Thomas, 22, transferred to CSU because the school offered a variety of paths to her ultimate desire to enter medical school. She’ll graduate in May 2018, but other Thomas family members will be well-entrenched by then in how things are done at CSU. Brother, Jeremy, 20, and sister, Marisa, 18, are also enrolled at CSU. Does that mean big sister Ayana spent a lot of her time recruiting? Not really. Each Thomas sibling has a specific reason for choosing Charleston Southern that only partially includes having an older sister on campus. The family tree is decorated with branch after branch of educators. Both grandmothers were teachers. That generational foundation created an understanding and an appreciation of an education. There are half a dozen teachers in the extended Thomas clan making for lively discussions during holiday gatherings or family reunions. Jeremy transferred from Florida State at Jacksonville after his freshman year primarily because of CSU’s engineering program partnership with Clemson and The Citadel. He also intends to explore opportunities in the ROTC program. Marisa has designs on biochemistry and political science majors with minors in Spanish and Arabic. She intended to enroll at a major university in the Northeast but said, “God kept closing those doors. I’m now convinced He wanted me here.” Ayana, who admits to acting like a mother hen at times, also says that with a brother and sister on campus “you don’t ever feel homesick.” Jeremy says, though, that they

may go two or three days without seeing each other because they’re all so busy. Ayana has offered bits of advice about campus life and certain professors, but also confesses, “They need their own CSU experience.” Their father is retired Navy and mom still teaches school. The family is from St. Mary’s, Georgia. Marisa says from time to time her mother will call and say, “Where’s your brother?” “When I say, ‘I’m not sure,’ mom wants to know why I don’t know.” Dad, who is big on logistics, is very keen on all three being at the same school. Marisa said his first reaction when learning they’d all attend CSU was “Great, I can make one trip and see all of you!”

All three Thomas siblings are involved in the Student Government Association. Ayana is President Pro Tem this year while Jeremy and Marisa are both seeking other SGA positions that allow input into campus life. Are there minuses to having so many Thomas’s enrolled? “Not yet,” says Ayana, “but it’s still early in the semester, so there’s still time,” she laughs. Students around campus sometimes are taken by surprise to learn that Ayana, Jeremy and Marisa are related. The most common reaction is, “So there are three of you?” Though their interests vary, each carries an unmistakable, friendly smile. The three are at CSU for different educational reasons, but they certainly make the greater CSU family richer and fuller for their collective decisions.

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fter so many years of being on the move, the Vasko family is happy to be settled. Their father’s medical profession created a constant need to relocate, so the six Vasko children were constantly the new kids in town. Three Vasko children now call Charleston Southern their home after a move from Reno, Nevada, in August of 2016 to the West Ashley area. Anna, 22, a sophomore, enrolled almost as soon as she arrived. A year later, two brothers, Jason, 20, and Nick, 18, have joined her. The nursing program is what initially attracted Anna. Some relatives in the area spoke highly of CSU’s nursing program and how the school’s nursing school graduates are so

quickly employed. That was all the direction she needed. A year later, two more Vasko siblings are on campus. Jason and Nick share a ride most days because their freshman schedules are so closely aligned. Jason expects to pursue the nursing track while Nick wants to further explore the Physician Assistant program scheduled to begin in 2018. This preoccupation with medicine and caring for patients is not accidental. In addition to their father, who was a doctor, there are other members of the extended family who are doctors, dentists, physical trainers, registered nurses and emergency room techs. Those who aren’t in the medical field are teachers.

Nick was drawn to CSU because of its faith integration in the classroom. He also believes there is a definite difference in the attitude of the students and how they react to and treat each other. Jason adds that having all three Vaskos at the same school is a bonus. He said, “We benefit from each other’s experiences.” He also adds that they have a cousin enrolled and another relative who is an instructor in the nursing program. Anna admits that her mom didn’t push the idea, but adds, “She feels better about having us all in one place.” Between classes, a favorite hangout is the science building for a couple of reasons. It’s a terrific study spot, plus as Nick admits, “It has comfortable couches.” As with many of the other commuters, the Vaskos eat on campus at Chick-fil-A or Java or sometimes just bring snacks from home. Anna has already helped her younger brothers learn the ropes around campus while also offering some counseling on various professors. “It would be tougher to do this on your own,” said Nick. “If Anna tells me something, I can trust her.” There are two more younger Vasko children at home. Who knows how many more might want to head to CSU? At this point, it might take a new medical wing to accommodate them all.

Anna, Nick and Jason Vasko

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Photos by Richard Esposito


he CSU Online Programs provide a way for students and professors to meet at an appreciation kick-off event in the fall. The event is a highlight for faculty and staff to engage and encourage online students in person. The event adds a personal touch to CSU online learning and provides inspiration to employees and students alike.

David Britt, assistant professor of business management, talks with a table of online students.

Ashley Wilkes, the online undergraduate student of the year, addresses those attending appreciation night. Wilkes is a Business Operations Staff Analyst at Boeing.

McClanahan Under the Sea at Dock Street


hen Jairus McClanahan arrived for his freshman year, the Greenville teenager intended to pursue a major in biochemistry. His family supported him, but also knew his true passion was not medicine, but music. McClanahan eventually realized that, as well, and now finds himself in his senior year deeply entrenched in pursuit of a music/vocal performance degree. He credits music professor Dr. Jennifer Luiken with awakening an understanding of his calling to that area. At the age of 7, McClanahan performed in “Jack and the Beanstalk” in a production with the S.C. Children’s Theatre. He loved being on stage immediately but didn’t always have the necessary confidence to seek the spotlight. There were 10 years of dance classes involving ballet, jazz and tap. He had raw talent, but there was something missing – a belief in himself. “When I arrived at CSU, I could barely read music. Thanks to the training I’ve received here, I’ve developed into something close to a professional,” said McClanahan. He not only believes in himself, now, he’s proving it in theatres all across the Lowcountry. McClanahan has performed in multiple productions on campus in addition to various musicals with Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston’s annual arts festival. His most re-

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cent role is Sebastian, the likeable Caribbean crab in “Little Mermaid.” He just completed a 4-week run of shows at the historic Dock Street Theatre. “I remember seeing the Little Mermaid movie when I was 7 or 8 years old. To now play this part, it’s crazy,” said McClanahan as he prepared for the final show. On the first night, he was caught by surprise when, in the middle of the show, he sang “Under the Sea” and received a standing ovation. “I didn’t crack, I stayed in character…that’s what we’re taught to do.”

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McClanahan believes he learned something else in that moment, though. “It’s what I was meant to do.” His mom and grandmother are both good singers. He credits them for his love of music. The family is not afraid to show support of one of their own. During one recent performance, there were 26 family members from the Upstate on hand to watch McClanahan perform. When he graduates this spring, the plan is to continue to work and further hone his craft in the musical theatre community here in Charleston. “I still have more to learn,” says the humble, 22-year-old music major. Eventually, he wants a career on Broadway. McClanahan has learned so much more than music theory, acting and performance from his various professors at Charleston Southern these last few years. He’s learned something very crucial about himself. “I believe in myself. Now, I know I can do it.” As Sebastian sings in his signature song: “We what the land folks loves to cook, Under the sea we off the hook. We’ve got no troubles, life is the bubbles, Under the sea.” Jairus McClanahan as Sebastian in “Little Mermaid.” Photo provided

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Esposito named Director of Integrated Marketing


ichard Esposito has been named director of integrated marketing for Charleston Southern University, effective September 1. As director, Esposito will provide leadership and vision in marketing the university’s message to prospective students, alumni, parents and community audiences. He will implement effective strategies across platforms and mediums including the CSU website, social media, CSU Magazine and external advertising campaigns.

“We are excited about having Richard’s passion and leadership guide our marketing strategies,” said Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., president. “He has already improved the university’s image and message through photography and video.” Esposito has been the multimedia coordinator at the university for the past three years. His experience in television news and newspaper will be beneficial to the university. He is a four-time Emmy Award winning editor of Special Projects and Feature Stories for NBC News, Boston, and his photography has been featured in advertising for Nikon.



ravel & Leisure, a leading lifestyle publication, has ranked Charleston, South Carolina, No. 1 U.S. city for the fifth consecutive year. The publication lauded the Charleston metropolitan region for its history, food, culture and variety of entertainment, adding, “Charleston is that rare destination that on

paper, seems to have it all — and then totally lives up to the hype.” One reader said, “All the elements are there to make it a city that will remain in your heart long after you’ve left.” CSU’s 300-acre campus is located at the center of the Charleston metropolitan region with quick-and-easy access to all the local attractions. Along with being ranked one of

America’s Best Christian Colleges, CSU has also been recognized as one of the “50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities,” according to Christian Universities Online. There is no place like Charleston, South Carolina; it’s been called America’s “most perfectly preserved architectural and historic treasure.” The annual rankings are determined by a survey of the magazine’s readers.

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he Communication Information Technology Building, a 3200-squarefoot facility was completed in March 2017. This $600,000 building is the hub for information/technology. Phase II of the renovation of Women’s North Residence Hall was completed Summer of 2017. The design process has begun for a new 510-bed residence hall complex adjacent to the library. Building 1 will consist of 205 beds and is projected to be completed by December 2018.

1. The Health Science Building, a 27,556-square-foot facility, that will house the new Physician Assistant Program, is scheduled for completion at the end of November 2017. This $11 million building will include six general classrooms, a clinical assessment lab, an instructional clinic lab, a cadaver lab, student lounge, study areas and faculty offices. 2. The Singleton Baseball Complex, a 3,500-square-foot facility, is scheduled for completion in December 2017. This $1,775,010 building will include the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Enrichment Center, the head coach’s office, team locker room, a memorial plaza and an athletic training preparation area. 3. The Athletic Performance Center, an 8,000-square-foot facility, is scheduled for completion December 2017. This $1.2 million building will consist of a 3,000-squarefoot Athletic Performance Center with team meeting spaces and conference rooms as well as a 5,000-square-foot weight room. The university is actively seeking support for the Health Science Building and Singleton Baseball Complex. Naming opportunities are available. Commitments may be fulfilled over multiple years. Fulfillment plans can be personally tailored to help supporters best meet their desires. Please call the Advancement Office with questions 843-863-7513 or advancement@csuniv.edu.

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he Charleston Southern women’s golf and women’s tennis teams received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for top scores in the classroom. The CSU teams were two of 1,200 NCAA Division I teams recognized for outstanding academic achievements, and two of 24 teams in the Big South Conference to be recognized with the awards.

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Public Recognition Awards are handed out based on a sport’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate, better known as APR. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. The APR measures eligibility, graduation, and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport.

Teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for the postseason, and they also can face penalties for continued low academic performance. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. To receive a Public Recognition Award, a team must have an APR in the top 10 percent of its sport.

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Head Coach Travels Long and Winding Road By Warren Peper


When Mark Tucker, 54, accepted his first job as a college head football coach, he told media, faculty and staff assembled in the CSU Field House that “if there’s a road less traveled than this one, I don’t know what it could be.” He’d been a successful assistant coach at the college level essentially his entire adult life. The only time he was not coaching was a three-year period when he stepped away from the game. Those three years reshaped his life and redirected his travel plans down a road with a more certain destination.

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n 1998, Tucker was an assistant at his alma mater, East Tennessee State. He was married with four children: three girls and a boy. He decided to step away from coaching when his wife, Allison, was diagnosed with brain cancer. For three years, the Tuckers fought the fight with everything they could muster. Treatment after treatment, specialist after specialist – but very seldom was there much good news. Tucker spent as much time as possible in the hospital. One of his best friends from the ETSU coaching staff, Zane Vance, was a constant visitor. Eleven days after Allison accepted Christ from her hospital bed, it was Vance who shared God’s plan of salvation with Tucker in the parking lot of the Johnson City Medical Center.

Without a doubt, Tucker’s road to CSU was not without many unexpected turns and detours.

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In 2001, Allison died, leaving the Tucker family in free fall. The Tucker children were 16, 14, 13, and 10. The 13-year-old son, Andrew Joseph, Tucker figured he could handle. As for Emilee, Ammanda and Alexis, he had no clue. “I instinctively knew what my son was thinking and doing, but I had no idea how to raise those girls. I did the best I could.” The dad and the children leaned on each other, but some days that was not enough. At a school parent-teacher meeting with mostly moms and a few fathers in attendance, his youngest daughter looked up at him and said, “I don’t have a mom.” All Tucker could think to say at that moment was “honey, I can’t fix that.” As the coach began to look for ways to cope, he found strength and hope in his Bible. He never felt entirely capable of dealing with his grief because there were shoes to buy, lunches to make and schedules to keep. All the coach knew how to do was what he had been conditioned to do: keep your eye on the goal, work hard, stay committed. All those coaching clichés now were sharply focused on being both a good father and mother. For most of his adult life, Tucker’s spiritual life was essentially nonexistent. “We went to church on Easter and at Christmas. We said a blessing before our meals, that was it.” With his wife’s death, there was a renewed desire to make sure his family was anchored and understood the importance of faith. In time, an opportunity appeared to return to what he missed and loved—coaching and Charleston. Coach Jamey Chadwell wanted him to coach his quarterbacks at Charleston Southern University. Tucker was born in Charleston while his dad was in the Air Force. His family had spent time here while he coached at The Citadel in the early 90s. Charleston felt like home and going back home, just felt right. Tucker’s children are now 27, 25, 24 and 21, and the coach feels coming back to Charleston was the perfect destination at just the right time.

In 2013, Tucker married Wendy. She was not the typical coach’s wife. “She didn’t know if a football was blown-up or stuffed,” Tucker laughs. The two live in Moncks Corner where Wendy manages a dental office. Barely a year after their marriage, one of Wendy’s adult children died in a rope swing accident. Tucker found himself dealing with death, yet again, but this time it was the coach trying to comfort a loved one while providing the appropriate words and support. His own experience coupled with his stronger spiritual walk allowed him to be a reliable leaning post. We are in another football season, but it’s a new and different year for the Bucs head coach. Tucker was an assistant with a CSU program that posted 35 wins in the last four years. He helped them to back-to-back Big South titles and the FCS playoffs. That staff is no longer intact. Tucker had to hire eight new assistants. His first hire was Zane Vance, the very friend who led him to Christ and was such a source of strength and support during those dark days inside and outside a Tennessee hospital. How will this and future seasons develop under Tucker at CSU? Without blinking an eye, Tucker said, “There is no reason we can’t have excellence on the football field.” But it goes beyond that. In every situation, Tucker invokes the word family. That’s really not that uncommon. Many coaches try to paint that picture. Given Tucker’s journey to this point, though, the family photograph brings with it more texture, accountability and resilience. Without a doubt, Tucker’s road to CSU was not without many unexpected turns and detours. He’s convinced, though, that where he is and how he got here remains a blessing. To totally appreciate where someone is, we have to understand how they got here. Mark Tucker’s route is without question, a road less traveled. He’s more interested these days, though, not so much in where he’s been, but in where he and the Bucs are going.

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TUCKER TIDBITS Favorite food: Seafood Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan” Favorite sports moment: Miracle on Ice, USA def. USSR, 1980 Olympics Something about you others don’t know: Like chick flicks

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rittany Gordon always loved Charleston. Her family vacationed here frequently while she grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina, she spent six years in the hospitality industry in Charleston. She had managed a lifelong desire to live in the Holy City, but something inside kept telling her she was not yet working where the Lord was leading.

“I kept taking small steps of obedience,” says Gordon. As a member of Seacoast Church, she started working with college kids. From there, she took a volunteer position at St. Michael’s ministering to their youth. She felt a constant calling to disciple young girls. “The calling was always there, I just couldn’t find the right path,” she said. In the meantime, other members of the

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Gordon family also found their way to Charleston. Her mom and her brother both moved here. After so many great memories from earlier visits, they too wanted to enjoy full-time residence. Gordon’s mother so loves the Lowcountry she became a tour guide. All the while, Gordon was waiting with an open mind and a willing heart. In February, she learned of a potential position at Charleston Southern as the assistant campus minister. In April, she was interviewed by phone while she was in London. She interviewed a second time upon her return to the States. “I had such a peace that this was exactly what the Lord wanted for me,” she said. Gordon had resisted the temptation to take other nonministerial jobs, and her patience, coupled with God’s timing, paid off. Gordon joined the Campus Ministries team in June. Since then, she’s been working with some of the student leaders. She’s especially excited for an opportunity to disciple students. She wants to help foster those personal relationships with students. “Even though we’re a Christian campus, there are students who are nonbelievers who are seeking and searching for answers.” Gordon is thankful that such a campus as CSU exists where the spiritual climate allows for those answers to be found.


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Counseling Services Helps Meet Challenges Katie Braeuer


new academic year comes with its fair share of excitement – and anxiety, stress, and academic challenges. CSU counselor Katie Braeuer counsels students through a variety of challenges as they transition from home to campus life. CSU Counseling Services offers professional mental health services in the form of personal counseling from a perspective which integrates Christian theology and psychology. Common Experiences for New Students 1. Homesickness: Feeling homesick is natural. You may feel anxiety, sadness, even overwhelmed by your new environment, but remember: you are not alone. There are hundreds of classmates feeling the same exact thing. 2. Making Friends: You will see a lot of new faces when you arrive on campus. Consider this experience an opportunity to make new friends. CSU intentionally plans dozens of events during your first 72 hours so you can meet and socialize with other new students. Dive in. Meet new people. Make new friends. This is your home. 3. Academics: The academics will be more rigorous, more intense. It is time to step up your game in the classroom. Stay focused. Create a schedule and be disciplined about your studies. 4. Balance: For new college students, in most cases, this will be your first experience living outside your home. Be careful to balance your schedule. That means class, studies, social life, nutrition, exercise, sleep, finances, etc. Get organized. “Freshman year is all about being in situations you are not familiar with, and it can be a challenge to find balance,” said Braeuer. “I encourage incoming freshmen to learn and develop their coping skills. That is something our Counseling Services team can always help with.”

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Common Experiences for Upperclassmen 1. Changing Majors: What happens if you are two years into college and you decide, “I want to change my major?” That idea can create a ton of stress and anxiety for a college student. Time, money, parental pressure, fear of disappointment, not being able to graduate on time are all residual factors in considering changing your major. Be thoughtful before making any final decision. List the pros and cons. Use campus resources such as Career Services to examine your likes and dislikes. 2. Relationships: In today’s connected world, communication has never been more challenging. Having a healthy social life and building friendships are essential to growing emotionally, academically and spiritually. Relationships can potentially make or break your college experience. 3. Postgraduation: Upperclassmen have already begun planning for life after college or advanced education. What are my job prospects? What do I do next? CSU offers many resources throughout your college life to prepare you in advance. Visit our Career Center for more information on job opportunities and our Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) office that is designed to match students with employers for internships, summer jobs and research.

The X Factor Remember, even though you are away from home, whatever stressful conditions you might have experienced at home may not go away. Be mindful to stay connected with your family and friends. Although the circumstances may not be pleasant, ignoring them will only make it worse. Oftentimes the stress can lead to poor attendance and missed assignments in the classroom. “Just because a student is here doesn’t mean they are immune to the impact of divorce, illness, financial stress, whatever is happening at home,” said Braeuer. “It’s still affecting them.” While you may not feel comfortable speaking openly about your personal and family life with new friends, Counseling Services offers confidential and compassionate services. Professional services are available for a wide range of issues including, but not limited to: • Depression • Anxiety • Eating Concerns • Academic Problems • Anger Management • Substance Abuse • Relationship Issues • Stress and Time Management

For more information on Student Services visit us online at: • Counseling Services: charlestonsouthern.edu/counseling • Career Center: charlestonsouthern.edu/careers • Security: charlestonsouthern.edu/security • Writing Center: charlestonsouthern.edu/writingcenter • Student Success Center: charlestonsouthern.edu/student-success • Disability Services: charlestonsouthern.edu/student-success/disabilityservices.php • Residence Life: charlestonsouthern.edu/reslife • Clubs and Organizations: charlestonsouthern.edu/clubsandorganizations • Campus Recreation: charlestonsouthern.edu/recservices • Learning Center: charlestonsouthern.edu/student-success/tutoring

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Sokol Serves BREAD OF LIFE IN AFRICA by Warren Peper


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hat did you do this summer? Just chill? Lounge at the beach, listen to a cool mountain stream? My guess is that few of us experienced anything close to what Hanan Sokol did. Sokol, while attending a service at Seacoast Church in the last year, learned of an opportunity called Bread of Life Africa. After a little soul searching, he felt compelled to join 10 others on a missionary trip to Turkana, Kenya. For two weeks, he lived in the dry, hot Gobi desert. Sokol works as an athletic trainer at Charleston Southern. Educated to provide hands-on therapy for injured athletes, this trainer’s two weeks ministering and interacting with people living in grass huts opened his eyes and heart in ways he never expected. The women draw water from a well and often walk two or three miles to retrieve it. The children wear no shoes, yet constantly display blinding smiles. They speak a language which has no word for sad. Their primary emotional expression is laughter.

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The harsh environment is unrelenting. There were flies everywhere during the day, but thankfully, no bugs at night. Sokol often slept outside, on an inflatable mattress, under the stars. One day, the team made bricks out of clay and water. They shaped ’em, slapped ’em, packed ’em and stacked ’em to dry under the African sun. The bricks would be used to construct a center for widows. A little first aid kit In Sokol’s backpack, he brought some simple tools of his trade, just in case. Gauze, ointments, hydrogen peroxide and bandages were included. It wasn’t that he thought he might have to wrap someone’s sprained ankle; he just wanted to be prepared. Sokol doesn’t believe in coincidences. He firmly believes what the Bible states, “…all things work together...” A few days after the team arrived, he met a young girl named Anna. She was 7 years old. Weeks earlier, a snake bit Anna on her finger. There are only two types of snakes in the

region, a rattlesnake and the black mamba. The little girl’s finger had been given minor attention by a field medic at the time of the snakebite, but there had been no treatment since. The bandage was dirty and soaked with blood. The finger was black and infected. Sokol opened his makeshift first aid kit and went to work. He cleaned the wound, changed the dressing and even gave her some generic antibiotics that he’d brought in his bag. For the next seven days, Anna returned to the base compound to see Sokol. Her village was three miles away, but she walked to see him every day. When she arrived, Sokol would clean the infected area and apply a new dressing. By the time Sokol said goodbye to Anna, new skin was growing, the bite marks had disappeared and only some dead skin was apparent on the tip of the finger. Mission and Memories Without cell service or internet access, it’s easy to feel isolated and out of touch in such areas of the world. In a strange way, though,

Sokol and his group became even more connected to the villagers they met and ministered to so personally during that two-week stay. The compound did have a generator that allowed Sokol to charge his phone each night. Why did having a cell phone become important without any service? Many of those children had never seen their own faces. They didn’t know how they looked. Seeing themselves in a photo created a new reality. Hearing that each one of them mattered opened new understandings of love that stretched far beyond their homeland. As Sokol treats the college athletes in his care with heating pads, knee braces and kinesio tape, his mind wanders to those children in Kenya. When he gets a quiet moment, he’ll pull out his phone and start scrolling through the photos. Little Anna’s smile and healing finger always lifts his spirit and immediately makes him smile. It also reminds him how big an impact a little first aid kit can make.

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Class notes






Ron Jackson, pastor emeritus of East Gaffney Baptist Church in Gaffney, and chairman of Parson’s Pantry Ministry, was awarded the Lifetime Ministry Recognition Award for 51 years in Faithful, Biblical, Pastoral Ministry by Covington Theological Seminary at their Alumni Banquet Awards Ceremony on July 27. During the commencement exercises on July 28, Ron was presented the Doctor of Divinity degree from Covington Theological Seminary.

Mark Cisar is the new baseball coach at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He also teaches at the school. He has been the pitching coach at West Liberty University, head coach at Union Local and an assistant coach at Wheeling Jesuit University. Drafted by the Boston Red Sox out of college, Cisar was the Rookie League Pitcher of the Year in 1998. He is a member of the CSU Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Angie, have four children and live in St. Clairsville.

Gregory B. Harrison MEd is the new principal of Fort Dorchester High School in Dorchester District 2. He most recently was principal of Darlington High School. He has been an assistant principal at Fort Dorchester.

Crissy S. Dillahey MEd, a 4th grade teacher at Chicora Elementary School, was named Chicora Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year for 20162017.



Karen Lewis Crawford completed all coursework through Oklahoma Wesleyan University to become a Licensed Minister in the South Carolina District of the Wesleyan Church. She has been appointed as an assistant pastor at Providence Wesleyan Church in Summerville. She holds a Master of Arts in Education from The Citadel and plans to continue with Paula Matthews, on right, met studies toward ordination and fellow CSU alumnus, 2nd Lt. will pursue a Master of Divinity Christine Dedeaux ’16, while she from Wesley Seminary at Indiana was on a tour of Fort Jackson with Wesleyan University in the spring her five grandchildren. of 2018. She is married to Joel K. Crawford, and they have three children.

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Karrie Powell, RN, MSN is Summerville Medical Center’s new Chief Nursing Officer. Most recently, she worked with Kaiser Permanente health system in Napa, California. Powell joins the hospital as it recently embarked on a $53 million expansion of its Women’s and Children’s program including the addition of a high risk obstetrics service. When construction is completed on the project in mid-2018, maternity services at Trident and Summerville Medical Centers will be consolidated at Summerville. The move will create more access to critical care services at Trident. Powell began her nursing career in the Charleston area and served as a traveling critical care nurse for Trident Health.

Lili Gresham Hiser and Dr. Greg Hiser ’00 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Daisy Joy Hiser. She was born Jan. 12 at 7 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches long. Her older brothers, Keegan and Rhett, love having a little sister. Anselm Knights is the department chairperson for Engineering, Technology and Architecture at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. He is also currently pursuing his Doctor of Engineering in Systems Engineering at George Washington University. Patricia Middleton MEd is the new principal at Summerton Early Childhood Center in Clarendon County School District 1.

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STAY CONNECTED! Bryson Williams is the new assistant administrator at Pelion High School. He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, the Palmetto State Teachers Association and the South Carolina Business Teachers Association.

2006 John White recently joined the Flowertown Group at AgentOwned Realty in Summerville.

2015 Courtney Corvino Bayles has been accepted into College of Charleston’s Marine Biology graduate program.

Bethany Harsey graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in January and works for the City of Charleston Police Department. Kacey Butler Sweatt and Kevin Sweatt ’16 announce the birth of a son, Hudson, born May 24, weighing 8 lbs. 7.7 oz. and 20.5 inches long. Gina Thomas has joined Carolina One Real Estate Services in Summerville.

2016 Kevin Sweatt was selected this past school year as the Rookie Teacher of the Year for Schofield Middle School in Aiken County Public School District.

in memory Margaret Barnes, age 93, died July 10 in Charleston. She was a retired educator from Colleton County School District. She had been instrumental in CSU beautification projects.

Barbara Lang Hair Goldson, age 72, died June 16 in North Charleston. She was retired from the Department of Defense. She was a member of the CSU Buc Club. Memorials may be made to the CSU Athletics department.

Samuel James Bennett ’90, age 53, died June 7 in Moncks Corner. He had worked for North Charleston Water Stephanie Helm ’04, age 37, died July and Sanitation and volunteered with 4. She was a nurse. Berkeley County EMS and Berkeley County Sheriff’s office.

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Freda Grace Turner Ott, age 88, died May 16 in Charleston. She was actively involved in the community and was a member of the CSU Women’s Council and the CSU Board of Visitors. She received the Distinguished Service Award from CSU in 2009. Rev. Robert Eugene Ott ’00, age 40, died July 14 in Florence. He was pastor of The Garden Church in Florence. Rev. Dr. W. James Rivers, age 88, died July 13 in Morehead City, N.C. He received an honorary doctor of theology from CSU. He was retired from the Air Force and was pastor emeritus of Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken.


Carolyn E. Stalvey, ’75, age 63, died July 3 in Hemingway. She was a retired physical education teacher and coach. Dr. Charles Boyd Starkey ’82, ’92 MEd, age 58, died June 14 in Greenville. He was a retired educator. Memorials may be made to CSU, care of the advancement office. Clyde Eugene Wilson Jr., ’76, age 85, died May 7 in Charleston. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and also had been a guidance counselor.

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TO SUBMIT YOUR BABY BUCS PHOTO: Email a picture of your Baby Buc wearing the shirt to alumni@csuniv.edu. Pictures should be 1MB in size or larger, in jpg format.







1. Autumn Gray Cullipher, daughter of Ally Cullipher ’13 2. Theodore Lisle Duncan, son of Kyra Shivvers Duncan ’15 and Grady Duncan 3. Micah, Jachin and Veda Byrd, children of Julie Byrd ’11 and Eli Byrd ’10 4. Carson Decker Swiggett, son of Darren Swiggett ’06 and Nicole Swiggett 5. Hudson Flynn Sweatt, son of Kacey Butler Sweatt ’15 and Kevin Sweatt ’16 6. Eleanor Barber, daughter of Catherine Barber ’13


TO ORDER A SHIRT CSU graduates, if you have a child under the age of 2, let us know at alumni@csuniv.edu, and we will send a CSU onesie for your Baby Buc. The shirt is free; all we ask in return is a photo of your Baby Buc for the magazine.

7. Alaina Nicole Swiggett, daughter of Darren Swiggett ’06 and Nicole Swiggett

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By Jan Joslin Photo by Richard Esposito


rittani Watkins has been named the new director of alumni relations and annual giving. Watkins first became interested in the position after attending the Southern Baptist Convention meeting with Rebecca Poisson, the previous director, in the summer of 2016. “I really enjoyed seeing her interact with our alumni and hearing their stories,” said Watkins. “I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to serve my alma mater.” Vice President for Advancement David Baggs said, “We are fortunate to have someone with Brittani’s enthusiasm and love of the university working with us. I encourage alumni to meet her when they are on campus.” As director, Watkins works alongside the Alumni Board in planning alumni events. She also plans annual giving events such as CSU Giving Day, Alumni Phonathon and the President’s Cup Golf Tournament. All annual giving efforts directly support student scholarships. Watkins’ goal is to grow alumni engagement at CSU. She said, “I hope to be able to get alumni to come back and see how far CSU has come since they graduated. We are doing great things at CSU, and our alumni play a huge role in the growth of the university.” She said, “I am hoping to help our alumni realize that their CSU story doesn’t have to end after they graduate; they can continue to have a relationship with their alma mater!” Watkins graduated from CSU in 2016 with a bachelor of science in psychology and has spent the last year working in the CSU admissions office as the campus visit coordinator.

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Mason Receives Legacy Award Dr. Franklin G. Mason, a member of the CSU Board of Visitors and a former member of the Board of Trustees, received the 2017 Legacy Award by the Baptist Foundation of SC at their annual award luncheon in August. Pictured are: Daphne Capps, Dr. Franklin G. Mason, Mary Mason King and Gayle Hayes. Dr. Mason received the award for demonstrating outstanding support of the Baptist Foundation’s ministry through the establishment of legacy gifts. The award exemplifies the spirit of Dr. Lonnie H. Shull, Jr., who served the Foundation faithfully for over 36 years with enthusiasm, passion, and a sincere love for the Lord and the Foundation’s ministry. Photo provided

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Three CSU students receive Gavalas Kolanko Scholarship By Warren Peper/photos by Richard Esposito

Julianna Latoni

This year, three CSU students will receive the Gavalas Kolanko Scholarship. One of them, Caroline Walsh, is a repeat recipient. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years. Recipients are:

The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation awards scholarships to students with physical impairments. That challenge might include sight, hearing or movement. The scholarship is designed to help those students reach their secondary educational goals. The money used to provide these scholarships is raised each year through proceeds from the Charleston/James Island Connector Run. That event is often held on Students with Disabilities Day.

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• Caroline Walsh, a junior majoring in communication with a theatre minor • Julianna Latoni, a junior majoring in kinesiology with a biology premed minor • Trenton Rupert, a sophomore majoring in computer and information sciences

Trenton Rupert

Dr. Annie Watson, CSU’s director of Student Success and Disability Services said, “We are so grateful for our partnership with the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation. Several CSU students have benefited from the mission of this foundation to bring education within the reach of students who must overcome significant physical challenges to pursue their educational and career goals.” The scholarship recipients were honored with a reception in September. The reception is sponsored by the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation and recognizes scholarship winners from area colleges and universities.

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South Carolina Teaching Fellows Opportunity at CSU Do you have a student who is a high school senior? CSU Teaching Fellows • Does your student want to be a teacher in S.C.? • Does your student exhibit leadership qualities? • Does your student need money for college (up to $6,000/year)? • Would your student thrive in a small, family-like atmosphere? Apply online at CERRA.org/teachingfellows/application.aspx Application deadline is December 1 of your student’s senior year of high school For additional information, contact Kimberly Baggs at kbaggs@csuniv.edu.


JJ Brinkerhoff ’94 with son Taylor, a business administration major; Terry Feil ’97 with son Ben, a Christian Studies major; and Laurie ’94 and Hans Wunch ’94 with son Micaiah, a criminal justice major. Photo by Richard Esposito

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Alumni on Move-In Day

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Kandie Smith ’91

Where are they now? “I love people, some would consider me a social butterfly,” said Kandie Smith. Most people who’ve ever met Kandie Smith would consider this an understatement. Smith has an infectious love of people. This love of people is serving her well in her current position as Mayor of the city of Greenville, North Carolina. Previously, Smith was serving as Mayor Pro Tem and served District 1 on City Council. She was named mayor after the former mayor stepped down to accept another opportunity. Her appointment made her the first female AfricanAmerican to hold the title of mayor in the city of Greenville.

Q. What interested you about getting involved in local politics? I was not exactly interested but I was asked by the community, and two years later I accepted the call and agreed to run for office on the city council. Q. How do you feel your education and former jobs prepared you for being mayor? I feel like my education allowed me to have the process to use critical thinking, even in college I was the treasurer for the student body, that also prepared me for this position. In my career I was able to elevate up to supervisory roles which helped me to understand how to work with and manage people from all walks of life. Q. What are some of your favorite things about being mayor?

Q. What are your biggest challenges? Being everywhere at the same time and moving government faster in order to meet the needs of the people. Q. Has anything surprised you since you have been mayor? No, I have been on the council for seven years prior and have seen a numerous amount of different situations which prepared me for this position. Q. Is mayor a full-time job, or do you also have another job? Although it’s not slated as a full-time job, I often feel as if it is full time due to the hectic schedule. I do own a business consulting firm that provides training for organizations and businesses.

Q. Do you plan to stay involved with local politics once your mayoral duties are done? Yes, I do plan on staying in politics after my positon as Mayor expires. I will continue my political journey by running for a State House District seat. Q. What are your hobbies, interests? I love people, some would consider me a social butterfly. This affords me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. I also love to dance; I love both playing and watching sports and reading!

Meeting the people and supporting the events as well as marketing the city of Greenville, North Carolina.

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Honor Roll of Donors We are grateful for the many alumni, friends, businesses and churches who donated so generously during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Your gifts truly made a difference in the lives of CSU students and the campus community.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Each member of the Board of Trustees is elected by the South Carolina Baptist Convention for a term of five years. The board oversees the formulation of policy necessary and appropriate to accomplish the university’s mission and vision. Ronald E. Brantley Charles W. Carpenter ’84 Kevin Roscoe Chafin W. Russell Drake Randy E. Eller Wendell R. Estep Kenneth M. Evans Troy Wayne Herndon ’69 Julia Martin W. Dean Murphy Christopher T. Niebuhr Denetria Norman

Thomas Lee Rhodes ’75 Brice R. Richardson Michael G. Roberts Timothy J. Spurling Johnny E. Ward Jane Warren Kathy W. Weiss Jerry M. Williams Michael G. Williams R. Scott Woods Joe R. Wren Fred A. Yohe

Lifetime Giving Society Levels SOCIETY OF 1964, $1,000,000 + The university was chartered in 1964.

JAIRY C. HUNTER JR. CLUB, $25,000 + Second president, 1984-current

THE ELMS SOCIETY, $250,000 + Charleston Southern is located on the former Izard plantation, known as The Elms.

CLIF S. JONES CLUB, $10,000 + Chair, Board of Trustees, 1964-1968

JOHN A. HAMRICK CLUB, $100,000 + First president, 1964-1983

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Your generosity is the seed that transforms lives. Our students are grateful recipients of your gifts, large and small. If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement team at advancement@csuniv.edu or call 843-863-7513. Thank you!

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD Established in 1982, the Alumni Board assists graduates in staying in touch with the university and investing in the future of their alma mater. Mahaliah Bowman Campbell ’82 Daniel Webster Cross ’90 Amanda E. Davis ’97 Denise Johnson Deveaux ’96 Rex McKinley Divine ’85 Andre Maurice Dukes ’01, ’06 Ronald Steven Jaicks ’93

Lecius Laverne Moorer ’00 Jordan Scott Pace ’11 Shannon Michael Phillips ’95 David Robert Weiss ’03 Esther Lucretia Wilkins ’91 Lauren Leigh-Nitra Young ’11

WOMEN’S COUNCIL The Women’s Council serves through numerous service and fundraising projects to beautify the campus and provides scholarships to worthy students. Patti A. Childress Holly Roberts Cross ’92, ’02 Phyllis J. Evans Linda Fick Chris Grund Nancy Gunter Roni Haskell Sissy Hunter ’88 Jean B. Inabinet ’77 Susan Ramsey Johnson ’70 Joanne J. Kassis Linda Kay Elaine L. Ling ’73 Lisa D. Main Denver Malcom Key Jan Martin Cindy Masters ’73 Claudette Lee McCall ’73 Morgan Dee McCall ’12

Janice Garrett Messex ’87 Mimi Miller Linda Mock Amy Niebuhr Kathy Raynor Anne Russell ’71 Peggy G. Sineath Karan J. Sorensen ’86 Martha F. Tallon Shirlie Taylor ’81 Leigh Ann Taylor Willie Dell Taylor Joyce Tyler Sandra B. Ward Joan Wheeler Shirley Whitfield Alina Whitfield Kaye P. Wren Susan Yohe

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Honor Roll of Donors BOARD OF VISITORS The Board of Visitors Scholarship Program support group enables donors to participate personally with the university and its students. It is a channel for the involvement and networking of distinguished citizens and leaders who are interested in furthering the university’s mission and providing assistance in the areas of scholarships, planning, promoting and resource development. Four levels of giving opportunities are available.



Each member serves a two-year term and contributes a minimum of $10,000 annually. Member benefits: title sponsorship for BOV scheduled activities, meet and discuss key issues with members of the Board of Trustees, the president and senior cabinet members and private social gatherings. Members of the Presidential Council are featured in the Honor Roll of Donors annually.

Each member serves a three-year term and contributes a minimum of $5,000 annually. Member benefits: advise and support a particular college or school; have the opportunity to interact with faculty in member’s areas of interest, and if appropriate, speak to students or serve on discussion panels, and an invitation to attend selected social gatherings with dean and faculty.

Kenneth M. Betsch, Betsch Associates, Inc. Jesse Franklin Bullard III, BB&T Todd Bulwinkle, Trident Construction Co., Inc. Manuel L. Cohen, Cohen Family Foundation Trust Peter Freissle, Polydeck Screen Corp. Michael Reeves Harmon ’70 Wilbur E. Johnson, Young Clement Rivers, LLP Mike LeFever, SC Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc. Robert A. Maginn Jr., Jenzabar Foundation Ernie ’72 & Cynthia ’73 Masters Nathan McCarthy, Baptist Foundation of SC Adrian Peters, Allied Universal Timothy J. & Susan Spurling Brian Stark, Barnes & Noble Booksellers Jay Henry Strack ’75, Student Leadership University Chad Van Slooten, GCA R. Scott Woods, SC Federal Credit Union

John ’72 & Linda Black Chip Crane, Hill Construction James A. Davis W. Russell Drake Herbert L Drayton III, Vertical Holdings Randy E. Eller Maria Elliott, Knight Printing & Graphics Kenneth M. Evans Richard W. Furman Todd Gallati, Trident Health System Johney L. Haralson Jr. ’69, JL Haralson Insurance Agency, Inc. Richard & Elizabeth Hogue Carolyn D. Hunter, C & A Unlimited Leonard Hutchison III, Wells Fargo Stewart Mixson, Charleston Men’s Chorus Scott Peters, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Wendy Rolader, Pepsi Bottling Group Byron Anthony Reid ’72 Thomas Lee “Dusty” Rhodes Jr. ’75 Boyce L. Smith III Lisa Valentine, Summerville Medical Center Kevin B. Welch, The RJC Group LLC Jeff C. Whittington Mary Frances Williams ’81 Robert J. Williams S. Craig Young, Truss Link, Inc.

BOV - LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Each member serves a four-year term and contributes a minimum of $2,500 annually. Member benefits: access to selected outstanding seniors who possess potential as future employees. Harold H. Adams Jr. ’69 Michael Kevin Alford ’95 Donald P. Balderson, Bank of America Kenneth Battle William Phillip Brantley ’68 Jason H. Brittain Philip L. Byrd Sr. ’76 Cary Chastain, Moe’s SW Grill George C. Conoly ’72 Jeff Cook, Jeff Cook Real Estate F. Rudolph Cullum III, Cullum Services Inc. William B. Daniel ’71 Richard B. Daniel Sr. ’92

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Stephen ’79 & Jana Edgington Anthony Gerald Fountain ’85 Chris Fuller Nicholas B. Gavalas, Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation Angel Meredith Gonzalez ’16 Dennis Lamar Gore ’78, ’14 Jim & Jeanne Griffin Kristopher Paul-Leigh Head ’05 Keith Allen Hewitt ’71 John A. Hodges, Low Country Painting, LLC Carl D. Kolts, Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. Bryan A. Miller ’10 David L. Morrow, CresCom Bank

Robert F. Motley, IOA Erica Lynn Nanke ’08 William H. Neely, M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. Christopher T. Niebuhr Bert Pooser, IMIC Hotels Sandra Rabon, Sandra Rabon Allstate Agency Robin Rhea, Spirit Communications Neil C. Robinson Jr., Nexsen Pruet, LLC Deborah Vinson Spencer ’02 Susan Marie Stevens ’16 Brent Jeremy Tatum, Mosquito Squad

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS Each member serves a four-year term and contributes a minimum of $1,000 annually. Board meetings are scheduled in March and October with spouse outings available in conjunction with the meetings. Member benefits: Invitation to the President’s Club Dinner, the spring Scholarship Luncheon, a quarterly networking breakfast and additional university events. Michael L. Able Sr. Manda Williams Ala ’13 Bonar Bishop Anderson II ’70 Lester M. Anderson Charles B. Angle Derrick Van Apple ’06 Ted Paul Armstrong ’15 Barry Sullivan Armstrong ’68 W. Stanley Ashburne William Todd Ashby Ryan Ashley ’06, ’09 William D. Ashley Billie F. Attaway Jr. David Baggs Charles R. Bailey Jr. John Nicholas Ballenger ’04 Pamela Carlton Banas Reid & Jenny Banks Linda Barnett Martin James Barrier Paul & Diane Barton Donald E Baus Jr. John Woodrow Beasley ’71 Danielle Belding-Smith Thaddeus J. Bell Robert Lewis Blackmon Adam Blake Franklin C. Blanton William A. Blanton John G.P. Boatwright Jr. Tony & Pam Boatwright Paul S. Bolen Thomas Rick Bolt Josephine Bonnette A. Kennerley Bonnette Jim Brantley Ronald E. Brantley Gary D. Brantley T. Walter Brashier Diana Braunbeck Tim J. Breckenridge ’10 Richard B. Brewer ’77, ’96 Mike Brewerton David Brinson Robert J. Brinson David C. Britt ’07 Henry E. Brown Jr. Patrick M. Brown ’96 Caroline L. Brown ’95 Marlin L. Brown ’08, ’11 David & Lynda Brown Dave Bruner Michael Leslie Bryant ’95 Jesse Franklin Bullard III Dexter X. O. Bunch James Garnett Burgess Jr. ’72 Chad C. Burn ’02 Edwin Carl Burrell Jr. ’68 Shiloe Nicole Burzinski ’96 Joseph N. Byron Jr. ’73 Barbara Horton Caldwell Robert A. Caldwell

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Mahaliah Bowman Campbell ’82 Daniel M. Campbell Lalla Lee Campsen Kenneth Canty Timothy Cardwell Rick & Kay Carlisle Eric Carlson Paige Carlton Charles W. Carpenter ’84 Daniel Clark Carter ’87 Brent A. Case William E. Cashion II ’71 R. Jason Caskey Wade T. Caughman Kay C. Cauthen Scott Cave Kevin Roscoe Chafin Con & Tara Chellis Reginald Chesson Patti A. Childress Debbie Clarke Paul Stewart Coker Sr. ’92 David Coleman Larry Collett Gary Collins William C. Collins Henry G. Condon Jack M. Condrey Jr. Brian Cook Ed & Sarah Corbin Brett A. Corder Gene Michael Corvino ’04 Scott J. Corvino Mary E. Cosby J. Kevin Crain Daniel Webster Cross IV ’90 William & Rilla Crothers Thomas Franklin Crumpton ’05 Kevin & Susan Danko Henry D’Antonio Jonathan Davis Daniel W. Davis Brad Davis Rick Day John E. Day Jr. Bryan & Gail Derreberry Denise Johnson Deveaux ’96 Ronald Edgar DeWitt Sr. ’70 Rex McKinley Divine ’85 Tara Megan Dodds ’08 Trenton Griffith Drafts ’05, ’10 Roseann W. Drew Dennis E. Drew Larry and Sallie Driggers Brian Driver James Michael Drolet ’89 Carol Jean Drowota Andre Maurice Dukes ’01, ’06 Ralph Aaron Dunn ’82 Robert H. Edwards Harriett Parsons Edwards ’72 R. Malcolm Edwards

Shawn Edwards Thomas W. Edwards Jr. ’75 Aaron M. Eller Jaye Jones Elliott Rebecca J. Engelman Carol S. Etheridge ’79 Terry ’81 & Belinda Ezell Francis Faile Jr. Omer Fannin B. Keith Faulkner ’98 Stephanie Feals George Scott Fennell Jason Timothy Fick ’14, ’16 Timothy H. Fick Thomas Fimian Gerald M. Finkel Jacqueline T. Fish Stephen Wayne Fitchett ’79 Fleetwood Leon Fleming Jr. ’81 Joseph P. and Holly Fontanetta Gerald Footman Kimberly Ford ’10, ’17 Sandra Laverne Ford ’16 Daniel C. Forsberg Kenneth Foster Marion Edward Freeman Jr. ’78 Bill Frehse Michael J. Frost ’69 Thomas Michael Fulmer ’71 Daniel D. Fultz James C. Furman Faythe R. Furman Beau & Lindsey Ganas, Chatterbox SLP Stephanie L Ganaway-Pasley ’06 and James L. Pasley ’75 Samuel E. Gandy ’76 Daniel Garard Richard R. Garcia Patrick M. Garner Preston Eugene Garrett ’75 Thomas R. Gerarde Robert V. Gerber Ronnie M. Givens Henry Givens Melanie M. Glenn Walter Allen Glenn ’82 Lee & Charleigh Glover Diane Godwin Emily A. Goodman Bill Goodwin Jr. Timothy Nathaniel Grant Bernard Arthur Grant ’68 Richard L. Gritzuk Stephen Lawrence Gritzuk ’04 Larry K. Grooms David Allan Grubbs Terry J. Gunn William Alva Haigler ’71 Troy B. ’11 & Vickie Hall Bill Hall John L. Hall Joseph Michael Hall ’81

Patricia Hambrick Robert E. Hammel Randolph H. Harley Denise Brown Harmon ’98 Hope S. Harrison ’88 William C. Haselden Sr. Dowm L. Hawley Samuel W. Hayes David G. Hearne Paul J. Heinauer Troy Wayne Herndon ’69 Joseph Albert Hinske ’92 Van D. Hipp Jr. Michael & Tiffiny Hladczuk Rosemary Hodge Dale Hoelz James E. Hoisington Patricia L. Hollon ’81 Paul K. Hooker Kathleen Hoppmann Jackie & Earlene Horton John Frederick Hostetler ’96 Francis R. Howard Charles Hudgens Thomas J. Hund Jairy C. & Christine L. Hunter Douglas L. Hunter Matthew Tyler Hurd ’07, ’08 Randall Allen Hurt ’11 Mike Hutchins Daniel J. Inabinet ’84 Wilson Virgil Inabinet Jr. ’72 J M Smith Foundation Ronald Steven Jaicks ’93 Michael Janaskie James K. Jarrett Alfred Jenkins Russell Jewell Kirby Lee Johnson ’09 Tony Johnson Neil Harvey Johnson ’71 Harold & Frances Johnson C. Kenneth Johnson Anthony Johnson David & Paula Jones Keith J. Jones Sr. ’03 Ruthie Mae Jordan ’81 Mary Joseph Jason S. Jurkowski ’99 June Kaderli Jessie Barr Kapaldo ’07 Teri Lynn Karges ’14 Lane S. Kelley Austin Kenny Blake Ketner Thomas Mitchell King ’14 Jeremy Adam Kirtley ’15 Robert B. Kizer Judith C. Kneece Hetz Luther Carl Knight ’73 Michael John Kreft Amy Dawn Langton ’02

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Honor Roll of Donors BOARD OF VISITORS Adolph Lanza Ryan Laquiere David & Joyce Latham Kim G. Leazer Tom Leonard Jared Kyle Lethco ’09 Ben & Stephanie LeVan Michael Eugene Leverette ’78 Philip Gabriel Lewis ’07 Elaine L. Ling ’73 Linwood Leroy Ling Dinos Liollio Michael A. Logsdon Tanya Faye Lott ’99 Jennifer Luiken C. Dale Lusk Carrie Lea Lutes ’06 Lenna MacDonald Rob Roy MacGregor ’08 Elizabeth Susanne Mahaffey ’02 Emory S. and Lisa Main Al Malizia James Mallory Robert L Marchant Steven Sean Marshall ’98 Tina M. Marshall Julia Martin James T. Martin Jr. Franklin G. Mason Paula Jones Matthews ’82 Vanessa Turner Maybank William Drayton McCall ’09, ’15 Nicholette Lynn McCall ’07 Claudette Lee McCall ’73 Shawn McCarthy Jack N. McCathern Sr. Keith D. McCullock Steve McCullough Robert L. McDaniel James H. McDaniel Douglas G. McElveen Douglas W. McFarland Sharon L. McGhee Michael N. McGinty Forrest H. McIntyre Troy A. McLeod Elizabeth Laffitte McMaster Louise Romans Meade ’94 Andreea Toader Meier James R. Metts Gary Alan Metts George William Metz Karen Miller, Fast Signs Sammy ’73 & Mimi Miller Kip D. Miller Richard Wayne Mills ’71 Cecil Mills Janet Irene Mims ’82 Bryan Mise John Mitchell Joyce P. Mixson Frank Mobley Randy Molony Victoria Ann Montgomery ’04, ’09 Michael Moody Brooks P. Moore ’70

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Polly L. Moore Lecius Laverne Moorer ’00 Colleen M. Moring Lynn Myers ’87 Mary Elizabeth Myers ’08 James Bryan Myers Robert J. Nagy Rodney Reese Neal ’76 Kathy Lynn Nelson ’96, ’06 Susan S. Nichols ’79 William Daniel Nicholson II ’84 Christopher W. Nickels J. Edward Nolan Wendell Lee Nolan ’81 Amy Lewis Nolan-Roney ’94 Denetria Norman J. Edward Norris III Gregory A. Norton Robert H. Nuttall Jr. Sheree D. Nwanegwo Tamara Michelle Odom ’03, ’08 Robin Sterling Olds ’12 John S. Olson Robert Wilson Orr ’70 Frank Osage John Douglas Osborne ’02 Bobby F. Ott Dana Patrick Painter ’84 Terry Cunningham James L. Parker Jr. Bennett Parks Jim Pascutti Margaret L. M. Payne David K. Perry Melissa Butler Peterson Shannon Michael Phillips ’95 Kathleen Hope Plummer ’08 Jean-Pierré Gilbert Poisson ’10 Gabrielle Linder Poole Cecelia Elizabeth Poplin ’98 Richard W. Porter ’76 Robert & Candace Pratt John H. Pratt Jr. ’70 David Price Mary V. Propes Albertine Radding David W. Ramey John Colt Ramsey ’73 Robert S. Randall Sheryl L. Rector ’94, ’09 Charles Reed Burton Neil Reese ’02 Douglas A. Reeves William Renfrow Thomas R. Revels Jeanine G. Rhodes Charles F. Rhodes Sr. Allison Rhyne N. Kelley Richardson Russell W. Richardson ’08 Mark W. Rieman Robert D. Robbins Christopher Scott Roberts ’94 Kimberly Roberts Michael G. Roberts Karl J. Robinson

Malcolm & Joanne Robinson W. William Rogan James P. Rooney Sr. ’72 Arthur James Rooney Jr. ’74 Margaret H. Rush Anne Marie Russell ’71 Claudia W. Sanders Kenneth Berton Sandifer ’77 Linda Ann Sartori-McCallister ’00 Vito A. Scarafile Michael Schmidt Carl T. Schultz Doug & Ramey Schutz Douglas M. Senter Ellen Thurmond Senter ’68 David Severt Elizabeth T. Shealy Alex Shi David and Christina Sineath Peggy G. Sineath V. Lynn Singleton Barry Slayden Walter W. Smith ’82 Jessica C. Smith ’06 Mark M. Smith Lawton R. Smith Raymond C. Smith Jr. Shellie W. Snider ’86 Bob & La Paula Solivan McKenzie Solomons Shawn D. Sommercamp Karan J. Sorensen ’86 James D. Southern Tessa Alexia Spencer ’90 Edward Joshua Speyers Annis A. Staley Walter Clemet Stanton III ’82 Mark W. Stanton David M. Stasiukaitis Michael E. Stavrinakis ’86 Gregg Stewart Philip Allen Stiles Jr. ’92, ’94 Jeremy & Codey Stipkala Lonnie & Carol Stith John Gerald Strubel Jr. ’11, ’14 Randall K. Sturkey Jonathan Sullivan Brent Weaver Suttles ’08 Gary David Swanger ’70 Joe ’69 & Martha Tallon John Pinckney Tankersley III ’88 Kristen Tantillo Thomas Taylor Shirlie Taylor ’81 Henry L. Taylor Ann S. Taylor Robert L. Tennyson David E. Thiem ’05 Dannielle Dixon Thomas ’06 Katherine H. Thomas Denny Vincent Thompson ’91 Oscar Lee Thompson III ’71 Richard Waldie Thornley ’87, ’90 David Tice Kevin Townsend

Chuck Troiani Craig Tuck Anne Turner ’85, ’89 J. Floyd Tyler Charles H. Van Rysselberge James D. Varn Jim & Diane Walker Harold H. Wall Weldon E. Wall Steve E. Ward Frank & Kay Ward Johnny E. Ward J. Emory Ware Jane Warren Bill Watts Josh Watts Roderick Lane Weader ’71 William A. Weathersbee Sandy Weaver David Robert Weiss ’03 Hubert H. Welch Jr. Gregory Thomas Welch ’03 Hubert Hoyt Welch III ’03 J. Scott Wells Frank Wells Stephen Wenger Cady Nell West ’15 Lamar West Brunson M. Westbury Anthony C. Weston Barry Whalen William A. Whatley James Rick White William G. White Sr. Stuart Whiteside Walter R. Whitman John Lewis Wiggins III ’75 Stacy Edgar Wiggins ’93, ’98 Henry Williams Charles A. Williams Jerry M. Williams Margaret R. Williams Mike and Mevelyn Williams Van E. Williams Jr. R. Greg Willis John Eric Wilson ’90 Darren Wilson W. Stovall Witte Jr. Steve Wray Joe R. Wren C. Ray Wrenn Joshua Wright Mela Wyeth John W. Wyndham Scott D. Yarbrough Fred & Susan Yohe Hester Young Joe Young

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BUC CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS Each member assists university athletics through planning, promoting and securing resources for the athletic program. Members serve a four-year term and may serve additional terms without interruption. Members contribute a minimum of $1,000 per year during their term. PRESIDENTIAL Michael Kevin Alford ’95 Daniel Lawrence Croghan III ’15 EXECUTIVE Robert Joseph Feldbauer Jr. ’95, ’97 Dan & Breanda Kadunce Levoy Ken McCray ’89 CHAMPION Larry & Sallie Driggers John A. Paglia Jr. COACHES Lester M. Anderson Ryan Mark Ard ’09, ’11 Nathan Conrad Ball ’06 Greg Barnette Thaddeus J. Bell Robert Lewis Blackmon William A. Blanton Justin Alexander Bragg ’09 Michael Leslie Bryant ’95

Jim Bucenell Matt Campbell Douglas R. Cargill ’69 Bud Childers Clayton W. Coffman ’09, ’10 Daniel Webster Cross IV ’90 Tyler Heath Davis ’11 Charles Clifton Davis ’70 Jay L. Davis Brent Allen Dennison ’09 Trenton Griffith Drafts ’05, ’10 John B. Duncan Marc Price Embler ’79 Steven Forrest Essig ’86 Dee & Michelle Evans Jacqueline T. Fish Michael J. Frost ’69 Kevin Wiley Futrell ’89 Mike Giunta Dent Guarino Sr. Troy Wayne Herndon ’69 Lisa Hickey Charles Alan Hirschman Jr. ’07

John T. Hulvey Jr. Sissy Hunter ’88 Ronald Steven Jaicks ’93 Darrell Luther Johnson Wilbur E. Johnson Allen Kevin Justice John Michael Kammeyer ’74 Sam & Angie Kelly William & Susan Markwat Preduo Mathis Michael Edward McCann ’07, ’11 James Ryan McElheny ’04 John Mentel Janet Irene Mims ’82 Anthony David Moore ’07 Brooks P. Moore ’70 Scott Patrick Mullen ’08 James Walter Myers ’09 Jerry & Gail Owens Stonewall Randolph III ’09 Ryan Lewis Robertson ’07 Jada Jezreel Ross ’11 Cathryn Broderhausen Roys

Brian J. Ruff Kurt Seguer Ned & Nancy Shows Antwan Montez Smalls ’02 Kevin Smoak Joe Dettrey Robert Joseph Swindle ’04 Gerald Tekac David E. Thiem ’05 Antione Shawn Thomas ’08 Robert Edward Tisdale ’70 Robert W. Trenor John Eric Walke ’10 William Adam Ward William A. Weathersbee Gregory Thomas Welch ’03 Cady Nell West ’15 Brandon Wilson Justin Dwayne Witzmann ’09 James Lee Wyrosdick ’70

LEGACY SOCIETY Each member of The Legacy Society has remembered the university through a bequest intention, charitable trust, life income plan, life insurance, or other estate planning technique. Membership is activated when the donor notifies the university that he or she has made the commitment. Anonymous* Beth (Worthy) Adamczyk ’88 Harold H. Adams, Jr. ’69 Robert W. Ashby* Florence S. Atkinson* Durwood J. Barton* John E. ’72 Black and Linda Alford-Black Dr. Tony ’69* and Mrs. Susan Blanton Dr. and Mrs. Ken Bonnette David G. and Lynda M. Brown Barbara Horton Caldwell Bill ’71 and Kathy Cashion Patti A. Childress George C. Conoly ’72 Mary “Mayna” Cosby Dr. Daniel W. ’90 and Holly R. ’92, ’02 Cross W. Russell and Vicki Drake Roseann Drew Dr. Carol J. Drowota R. Aaron Dunn ’82 Kenneth M. and Phyllis J. Evans

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Dr. Terry H. ’71 and Mrs. Belinda Ezell Robert C. ’69 and Marian G. ’69 Gallager Thomas C. Garrett Wayne D. Goodwin ’70* Bernie Grant ’68 Patricia A. Haile Mr. Troy B. ’11 and Mrs. Vickie Hall Dr. Greg ’00 and Mrs. Lili ’02 Gresham Hiser Dr.*and Mrs. John A. Hamrick Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hoisington Jackie and Earlene Horton Dr. and Mrs. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. Jairy C. Hunter III, MD and Christine L. Hunter, MD Daniel J. Inabinet ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson Ruth M. Jones* L. Celestina Lang ’98 Dr. Marian M. Larisey Elaine L. Ling ’73 Dr. and Mrs. James T. Martin Jr.

Dr. Franklin G. Mason Mr. and Mrs. Kip Miller Brooks P. Moore ’70 Mr. Julian C. Moore* Lecius L. Moorer ’00 Berlin G. Myers* William D. ’84 and Debra K. ’86 Nicholson Fred K. Norris Jr.* Steve and Micki Ogburn Gene* and Freda* Ott Mr.* and Mrs. C. Ronald Payne Marjorie E. Peale* Rob ’85 and Nancy Pierce John ’73 and Jane Ramsey Byron A. Reid ’72 Dr. John B. Rhodes* Dr. Johnny G. Rumbough ’81 and Mrs. Valerie English Rumbough L.H. Rowell* Robert H.* and Nina* Ritter Harry ’75* and Nan* Schickling Dr. Lloyd E.* and Peggy G. Sineath

Bill* and Alice* Southern Jim and Pat Southern Porter* and Elona C. Stevens Jeremy M. and Codey Stipkala Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stovall Dr.* and Mrs.* Otto M. Strock Lt. Col. Joseph F. ’69 and Mrs. Martha Tallon Mr. David Thiem ’05 and Dr. Gloria Thiem ’97 Dr. Geneva Anne Turner ’85 ’89 Johnny E. and Sandra B. Ward Ann H. Way Dr. and Mrs. Bert Welch Dr. Brunson M. Westbury Mrs. Debra Williamson William G. White Sr. Floyd and Shirley Whitfield Fred L. and Susan R. Worthy Ernestene P. Youmans* Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Zeigler Sr. *deceased

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Honor Roll of Donors ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS The following endowed scholarships were established in the 2016-2017 fiscal year to assist students in achieving their dream of a top-quality education. The First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner Christian Ministries Endowed Scholarship Mayna Cosby Endowed Scholarship The Walter Charles Cecil and Christine Steinberg Drowota Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Kenneth M. Evans Sr. Endowed Scholarship The CSU Theatre Program Endowed Scholarship Fund Marion Rivers Cato Nursing School Endowment Fund CSU Women’s Council Endowed Scholarship

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP OF PRESIDENT’S CLUB This program recognizes the lifetime giving of individual donors and ensures that we always remember those who through their generosity have been so vital to the university’s success. President’s Gold Club Life Members ($1,000,000+) Barbara Horton Caldwell W. Floyd & Shirley Whitfield President’s Silver Club Life Members ($250,000-$999,999) Harold ’69 & Cora Adams T. Walter & Christine Brashier Roseann W. Drew Robert H. Edwards Kenneth M. & Phyllis Evans Michael J. Frost ’69 Jairy C. & Sissy ’88 Hunter Franklin G. Mason Judy McAlhany Joyce P. Mixson Jeanine Rhodes Gloria J. & David E. Thiem ’05 Johnny E. & Sandra Ward Joan Wheeler Jeff C. Whittington President’s Bronze Club Life Members ($100,000-$249,999) G. David & Mary Ann Bishop Wayland & Marion Cato W. Ed & Sarah Corbin Jr. Jairy C. & Christine L. Hunter Carolyn D. Hunter Sam & Angie Kelly Robert A. & Ling Maginn Jr. G. Dwaine & Becky Malphrus Sr. John F. McGee James R. & Carol Metts J. Edward Nolan Amy Nolan-Roney Margaret L. M. Payne David William Schimpf ’81 Peggy G. Sineath Timothy J. & Susan Spurling Lucile Sullivan Geneva M. Walters William A. & Bonnie Weathersbee

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President’s Club Life Members ($25,000-$99,999) Kevin ’95 & Beth Alford W. Boyd Altman Jean Ashby John D. & Jane Atchison Charles R. & Belle Bailey Jr. Ronald S. Banks Paul & Diane Barton Timothy Bennett John ’72 & Linda Black Linda Blackmon Danny R. Blackwell William A. & Lily Blanton A. Kennerley & Jo Bonnette C. E. Bourne William P. & Carol Bowers Ronald E. & Marcia Brantley Kenton C. & Donna Brasher Richard ’77, ’96 & Cathy Brewer Henry E. & Billye Brown Jr. James Matthew Brownlee ’92 Rusty E. & Sandra Bruns Bobby Ray & Susan R. Bryant Edward D. Buckley Edwin’68 & Nancy Burrell A. A. Burris Jr. Marion Paul Busch ’71 Joseph N. Byron Jr. ’73 & Cathy Byron Joseph J. Calandra Richard K. & Kay Carlisle Manuel L. & Eleanor Cohen George C. Conoly ’72 & Iris Conoly Mary E. Cosby Richard ’92 & Elizabeth Daniel William ’71 & Susan Daniel W. Russell & Vicki Drake Dennis E. Drew Larry T. & Sallie Driggers Carol Jean Drowota Kim Cohen Dye R. Malcolm & Sandra Edwards Thomas ’75 & Linda Edwards Randy E. & Ruth Eller

George ’94 & Judy Epps Steven Forrest Essig ’86 Peter Freissle James C. & Dolores Furman Richard W. & Harriett Furman Thomas C. & Wanda Garrett Frank Garvin Sue Geesey-Jean Ronnie M. Givens Emily Goodman Paul N. Gordon Dennis Lamar Gore ’78, ’14 John L. & Nancy Hall Jane Hamrick F. William Hargrove Troy ’69 & Linda Herndon Frances F. Holliday Francis Humphries Shawn ’95 & Jocelyn Jenkins Jeryl W. & Diane Johnson Vera F. Johnson John ’74 & Vicky Kammeyer Richard ’69 & Brenda Kay Leland W. & Lane Kelley III M. Tucker Laffitte III Hugh C. Lane Jr. Marian M. Larisey Larry S. Malphrus Sr. O. Dale & Effie Malphrus Ernest ’72 & Cynthia ’73 Masters Joe L. Mayes Elizabeth H. McConnell Douglas G. McElveen Charles Dennis McKittrick ’75 Kip D. & Kim Miller Richard ’71 & Mary Mills Brooks P. Moore ’70 Pamela C. Moore Richard Moore Herbert Murray Marlena Myers Thomas W. & Anne Myers Joseph T. Newton III Edna Nichols

John Norris Bobby F. & Glenda Ott James L. Parker Jr. Bert & Jodye Pooser Hugh W. Preacher Mary V. Propes John Colt & Jane Ramsey James Russell Ray ’80 Byron ’72 & Sandra Reid Paul G. & Marcia Reitzer Thomas Lee “Dusty” Rhodes Jr. ’75 Charles F. Rhodes Sr. James E. & Marlene Roberts Malcolm N. & Joanne Robinson Mary Ruppert ’74 Anne Russell ’71 Tom & Mildred Salisbury Claudia W. Sanders Thomas Schimpf Boyce L. & Barbara Smith III Walter W. ’82 & Rene Smith James D. & Pat Southern James H. & Gloria Stovall Ann S. Taylor Betsy Thrash Robert ’70 & Elizabeth Tisdale Geneva Anne Turner ’85, ’89 William ’90 & Darlene Ward Kevin B. Welch Brunson M. Westbury Charles A. Williams Mary Frances Williams ’81 Franklin ’71 & Debra Williamson W. Stovall & Jan Witte Jr. Mela Wyeth Fred A. & Susan Yohe Benjamin Yoo Melvin K. Younts Sr. Anita G. Zucker

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY IN HONOR OF/IN MEMORY OF The university receives gifts from individuals and companies who wish to honor or remember a friend or family member. In Honor of…

In Memory of….

Mary Calhoun & Ann Alford, by Michael K. Alford ’95 Naiomo Rivera, by Maria Alicea Alyssa “Lu” Clay-Gilmour, by Audrey Clay Clayton Coffman, by Clayton W. Coffman ’09, ’10 Collins Family, by Amy Elizabeth J. Collins Isaiah Dean, by Edith Dean Randy Eller, by Richard Duncan Margaret L. Payne, by May F. Farmer Wanda C. Trinkle, by Jacqueline T. Fish Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Masters, by Bobbie M. Fulmer Stephanie Bergmann, by Matthew Hawkins Margaret L. Payne, by Norris L. Laffitte Tracie & Hayden Lake, by Stuart D. Lake ’94 Rachel Smith, by Toni Laurenson Debra B. Williamson, by Virginia E. McBride ’99, ’06 Margaret L. Payne, by William G. McMaster Joyce Mixson, by E. S. Miller Jr. James J. O’Connor, by James J. O’Connor ’08 David & Lori Perkins, by David E. Perkins ’06, ’07 Tyler Pickard, by Peter Sinopoli Rachel Smith, by Brian Smith Tyler Pickard, by Jocelyn Stanton Peggy Sineath, by Martha F. Tallon Joshua Warrior, by Joshua J. Warrior ’08

Dr. T Calhoun & JP Edward, by Michael K. Alford ’95 Sharonda C. Singleton, by David Baggs Mr. & Mrs. Allen R. Carter, by Enid R. Causey ’73 Sharonda C. Singleton, by James E. Dickerson Earl Wheeler, by Randy E. Eller Charlie Shalom Fultz, by Daniel D. Fultz Donald E. Fultz, by Daniel D. Fultz Riley Jordon Fultz, by Daniel D. Fultz Sharonda C. Singleton, by Zaria M. Hamilton Edward A. Gadson, by Kenny D. Harper ’08 Sharonda C. Singleton, by David E. Hart Ralph M. Myers, by Liliane B. Hiser ’02 Oliver Yost, by Rebecca A. Hogan ’76 Jessica Hoisington, by Matthew P. Hoisington ’07 J.C.& Margaret Hunter, by Jairy C. Hunter Jr. Rachel Hunter Thompson, by Carolyn D. Hunter Sharonda C. Singleton, by Maurice A. Johnson Susan Riddle Kornet, by Phillip M. Kornet ’70 Nell P. Lightsey, by Lucius Laffitte W. Norris Lightsey, by Lucius Laffitte Edward A. Gadson, by Michael E. McCann ’07, ’11 Sharonda C. Singleton, by George W. Metz Scott Wehens, by Joshua E. Montoya ’01 Sharonda C. Singleton, by Mother Emanuel AME Church Edward A. Gadson, by Markus D. Murry ’09 Sharonda C. Singleton, by New York Yankee Foundation Romaine Porter, by Richard W. Porter ’76 Pat Reynolds, by Melanie G. Reynolds-Murphy ’75 Evan Nations, by Peter Sinopoli Mr. and Mrs. Hess, by Gloria J. Thiem John D. Trout, by DeAnna S. Trout Florence McNeese, by Teresa L. Vasas Emily L. Westbury, by Brunson M. Westbury Kyle Vesnesky, by Marianne Williams

DONORS – JUNE 1, 2016-MAY 31, 2017 John A. Hamrick Club $100,000 + BlueCross BlueShield of SC Foundation South Carolina Baptist Convention W. Floyd & Shirley Whitfield

Young Clement & Rivers LLP Whitfield Family Charitable Trust

Clif Jones Club $10,000+ Ayco Charitable Foundation Michael R. Bennett, Jairy C. Hunter Jr. Club $25,000+ Bennett Hospitality Anonymous Kenneth M. Betsch Baptist Foundation of SC Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. Charles Koch Foundation Coastal Com. Fnd. of SC BB&T Cohen Family Foundation Trust Ed & Sarah Corbin Manuel L. & Eleanor Cohen Mary E. Cosby Kim Cohen Dye CSU Women’s Council Steven Forrest Essig ’86 Larry & Sallie Driggers Peter Freissle Kenneth & Phyllis Evans G C A Services Group Carolyn D. Hunter Frank Garvin The Estate of Ruth M. Jones Michael Reeves Harmon ’70 Lettie Pate Whitehead Fnd., Inc. Troy Wayne Herndon ’69 Pamela C. Moore Jairy & Sissy ’88 Hunter Jr. Roper St. Francis Foundation Jenzabar Foundation The Admirers of Dr. Kerr

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Ernie ’72 & Cindy ’73 Masters Moncks Corner First Baptist Church Mother Emanuel AME Church Polydeck Screen Corp. SC Christian Foundation SC Federal Credit Union SC Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc. JM Smith Foundation South Carolina Baseball Club, LP/Charleston RiverDogs Timothy J. Spurling State Farm Foundation Todd & Christina Tononi Trident Construction Co., Inc. Trident Health System Chad Van Slooten Johnny & Sandra Ward William A. Weathersbee Joan Wheeler Winston-Salem Foundation Fred & Susan Yohe

Founder’s Club $5,000+ Michael Kevin Alford ’95 Guy Artigues, Pleasant Places Darrell Bragg Ronald E. Brantley William Phillip Brantley ’68 Jason H. Brittain Celek & Celek Construction James A. Davis Dorchester School District Two W. Russell Drake Herbert L. Drayton III Carol Jean Drowota Randy E. Eller Maria Elliott Exchange Club of Charleston Robert Joseph Feldbauer Jr. ’95, ’97 First Citizens Bank Richard W. Furman Patricia A. Haile Johney L. Haralson Jr. ’69

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Honor Roll of Donors DONORS – JUNE 1, 2016-MAY 31, 2017 Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Hill Construction Services of Charleston Richard & Elizabeth Hogue Maurice & Niki Johnson Knight Printing and Graphics Franklin G. Mason Levoy Ken McCray ’89 Pepsi Bottling Group Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Byron Anthony Reid ’72 Charles F. Rhodes Sr. Thomas Lee “Dusty” Rhodes Jr. ’75 RIL Administrators, Ltd. State Farm Companies Fnd. Truss Link, Inc. Kevin B. Welch Brunson M. Westbury Jeff C. Whittington Robert J. Williams Mary Frances Williams ’81 S. Craig Young President’s Club $1,000+ Michael L. Able Sr. Acevedo Restaurants, Inc. Harold H. Adams Jr. ’69 Manda Williams Ala ’13 Allstate Foundation Ameris Bank Lester M. Anderson Derrick Van Apple ’06 Jim B. Apple Aramark Food Services Ryan Mark Ard ’09, ’11 Barry Sullivan Armstrong ’68 Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation W. Stanley Ashburne David & Kimberly Baggs Donald P. Balderson Bank of America Reid & Jenny Banks Banks Construction Company Martin James Barrier Paul & Diane Barton Donald E Baus Jr. Robert Behringer Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc. Robert Lewis Blackmon William A. Blanton Gage M. Blue John G.P. Boatwright Jr. Tony & Pam Boatwright Boeing Company Paul S. Bolen Thomas Rick Bolt A. Kennerley Bonnette Jr. Josephine B. Bonnette William & Ann Bostwick Curtis B. Boswell Justin Alexander Bragg ’09 Jim Brantley T. Walter Brashier Diana Braunbeck Tim J. Breckenridge ’10 Mike Brewerton David Brinson Robert J. Brinson

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David & Lynda Brown Patrick ’96 & Caroline ’95 Brown Douglas Duane Bullard James Garnett Burgess Jr. ’72 Chad C. Burn ‘02 Jeff Burns Edwin Carl Burrell Jr. ’68 Shiloe Nicole Burzinski ’96 Philip L. Byrd Sr. ’76 Joseph N. Byron Jr. ’73 C12 Group of the Lowcountry Robert A. Caldwell Barbara Horton Caldwell Daniel M. Campbell Lalla Lee Campsen Timothy Cardwell Richard & Kay Carlisle Eric Carlson Paige Carlton Carolina Chillers, Inc. Charles W. Carpenter ’84 Rev. Daniel Clark Carter ’87 William E. Cashion II ’71 R. Jason Caskey Scott Cave Kevin Roscoe Chafin Cary Chastain Chastain Construction, Inc. Reginald Chesson Bud Childers Patti A. Childress Frances Clark Clayton W. Coffman ’09, ’10 Paul Stewart Coker Sr. ’92 Gary Collins William C. Collins Henry G. Condon Jack M. Condrey Jr. George C. Conoly ’72 Brian Cook Jeff Cook Brett A. Corder Scott Joseph Corvino ’90 George ’69 & Ethel Croft Daniel Webster Cross IV ’90 William & Rill Crothers F. Rudolph Cullum III D. L. Scurry Foundation Gerard & Tracey Dahill William B Daniel ’71 Richard B. Daniel Sr. ’92 Kevin & Susan ’13 Danko Henry D’Antonio Charles Clifton Davis ’70 Tyler Heath Davis ’11 Brad Davis John E. Day Jr. Deloitte Foundation Bryan & Gail Derreberry Ronald Edgar DeWitt Sr. ’70 James Edward Dickerson Rex McKinley Divine ’85 Dorchester County Medical Society Trenton Griffith Drafts ’05, ’10 Dennis E. Drew Roseann W. Drew Jacob & Isabel Driggers

James ’89 & Amy Drolet Ralph Aaron Dunn ’82 Duvall Events East Cooper Outboard Motor Club Stephen ’79 & Jana Edgington R. Malcolm Edwards Harriett Parsons Edwards ’72 Thomas W. Edwards Jr. ’75 Rebecca J. Engelman Enterprise Holdings Foundation Carol S. Etheridge ’79 Terry ’81 & Belinda Ezell B. Keith Faulkner ’98 George Scott Fennell Jason Timothy Fick ’14, ’16 Fidelity Charitable Thomas Fimian Gerald M. Finkel Finkel Law Firm, LLC Jacqueline T. Fish Stephen Wayne Fitchett ’79 Fleetwood Leon Fleming Jr. ’81 Joseph & Holly Fontanetta Sandra Laverne Ford ’16 Forms & Supply, Inc. Daniel C. Forsberg Tracy Wrenn Fort Kenneth Foster Anthony Gerald Fountain ’85 Archie Franchini ’73 Marion Edward Freeman Jr. ’78 Bill Frehse Chris Fuller Thomas Michael Fulmer ’71 Daniel D. Fultz Kevin Wiley Futrell ’89 Samuel E. Gandy ’76 Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation Robert V. Gerber Walter Allen Glenn ’82 Melanie M. Glenn Angel Meredith Gonzalez ’16 Emily A. Goodman Dennis Lamar Gore ’78, ’14 Bernard Arthur Grant ’68 Brian Graves James & Jeanne Griffin Stephen Lawrence Gritzuk ’04 Richard L. Gritzuk Senator Larry K. Grooms John L. Hall Joseph Michael Hall ’81 Robert E. Hammel Jane Hamrick Randolph H. Harley Dowm L. Hawley Kristopher Paul-Leigh Head ’05 David G. Hearne Paul J. Heinauer Hendrick Automotive Group Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union Keith Allen Hewitt ’71 Joseph Albert Hinske ’92 Van D. Hipp Jr. Charles J. Hirschman John A. Hodges Dale Hoelz

Patricia L. Hollon ’81 Hood Construction Co. Inc. Paul K. Hooker & Valerie Sessions Hoove, LLC Jackie & Earlene Horton Charles Hudgens Sandra Hammond Hughes ’89 Tara Hulsey John T. Hulvey Jr. Thomas J. Hund Jairy C. Hunter III Jimmy & Breanda Hunter Douglas L. Hunter Stephen E. Hupp Mike Hutchins IBM Corporation Foundation Immedion Wilson Virgil Inabinet Jr. ’72 Interstate Management and Investment Corp. Itisso Music Group Rev. Ronald B. Jackson Sr. ’70 James K. Jarrett Alfred Jenkins Darrell Luther Johnson Harold & Frances Johnson Neil Harvey Johnson ’71 Keith Johnson Tony Johnson Wilbur E. Johnson Esq. Michael Edward Johnson ’02 David & Paula Jones Mary Joseph Cathy A. Kamm John Michael Kammeyer ’74 Teri Lynn Karges ’14 Joanne J. Kassis Leland W. Kelley III Lane S. Kelley Austin Kenny Robert B. Kizer Judith C. Kneece Hetz Carl D. Kolts Michael John Kreft Seth P. Kupferman Stuart Daniel Lake ’94 Amy Dawn Langton ’02 Kim G. Leazer Tom Leonard Kenneth Ben & Stephanie LeVan Michael Eugene Leverette ’78 Michael A. Logsdon Lowcountry Case & Millwork, Inc. LS3P Associates C. Dale Lusk M B Kahn Foundation Lenna MacDonald Rob Roy MacGregor ’08 Emory S. Main Lisa D. Main Al & Henrietta Malizia G. Dwaine Malphrus Sr. Robert L. Marchant James T. & Jan Martin Cynthia Theresa Masters ’73 Stewart Durand Maurice ’68 Claudette Lee McCall ’73

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Michael Edward McCann ’07, ’11 Shawn McCarthy Jack N. McCathern Sr. Steve McCullough Robert L. McDaniel Douglas G. McElveen Michael N. McGinty Forrest & Sandra McIntyre Troy A. McLeod Elizabeth Laffitte McMaster McMillan, Pazdan, Smith LLC Louise Romans Meade ‘94 Meadwestvaco CDLM, LLC Gary Alan Metts James R. Metts George William Metz E. Stone Miller Jr. Samuel ’73 & Mimi Miller Kip D. Miller Richard Wayne Mills ’71 Cecil Mills Janet Irene Mims ’82 Bryan Mise Joyce P. Mixson Linda Mock Victoria Ann Montgomery ’04, ’09 Michael Moody Brooks P. Moore ’70 Polly L. Moore David L. Morrow Robert F. Motley Joseph N. Murdock III Berlin G. Myers Jr. Lynn Myers ’87 James Walter ’09 & Mary Elizabeth ’08 Myers James Bryan Myers Erica Lynn Nanke ’08 National Bank of SC National Christian Foundation Rodney Reese Neal ’76 Susan S. Nichols ’79 Christopher & Kim Nickels Christopher & Amy Niebuhr J. Edward Nolan Amy Lewis Nolan-Roney ’94 Norfolk Southern Foundation Gregory A. Norton Robert H. Nuttall Jr. Ochlocknee Ventures, LLC Robin Sterling Olds ’12 Bobby F. Ott Jerry & Gail Owens Dana Patrick Painter ’84 Palmetto Goodwill Palmetto Roost Chapt. of the AOC James L. Parker Jr. Jim Pascutti Margaret L. M. Payne David Edward Perkins ’06, ’07 David K. Perry Shannon Michael Phillips ’95 Kathleen Hope Plummer ’08 Rev. Jean-Pierré Gilbert Poisson ’10 Bert & Jodye Pooser Cecelia Elizabeth Poplin ’98 Richard W. Porter ’76

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Robert & Candace Pratt Premier Physical Therapy David Price Progressive Waste Solutions of SC, Inc. Mary V. Propes Sandra Rabon Albertine Radding James B. Radebaugh David W. Ramey John Colt Ramsey ’73 Robert S. Randall Gordon Ray Charles Reed Burton Neil Reese ’02 Douglas A. Reeves Jeanine G. Rhodes Allison Rhyne Russell W. Richardson ’08 N. Kelley Richardson Michael G. & Kimberly Roberts Malcolm & Joanne Robinson Neil C. Robinson Jr. W. William Rogan Tony & Sherron Rogers James P. Rooney Sr. ’72 Rotary Club of Summerville-Evening Anne Marie Russell ’71 Claudia W. Sanders Linda Ann Sartori-McCallister ’00 Sauldam Baptist Church Vito A. Scarafile Michael Schmidt Douglas & Ramey Schutz Seamon Whiteside & Associates, Inc. Select Health of South Carolina, Inc. Ellen Thurmond Senter ’68 David Severt Elizabeth T. Shealy Alex Shi Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. Ned & Nancy Shows David & Christina Sineath Peggy G. Sineath Jesse Cleveland Smith Jr. ’81 Alan & Rebecca Smith Walter W. Smith ’82 Jessica C. Smith ’06 Boyce L. Smith III Mark M. Smith Raymond C. Smith Jr. Kevin Smoak Shellie W. Snider ’86 Shawn D. Sommercamp Karan J. Sorensen ’86 South State Bank James D. Southern Southern Mutual Church Insurance Co. Deborah Vinson Spencer ’02 Edward Joshua Speyers Walter Clemet Stanton III ’82 David M. Stasiukaitis Susan Marie Stevens ’16 Gregg Stewart Philip Allen Stiles Jr. ’92, ’94 Jeremy & Codey Stipkala Lonnie & Carol Stith Meredith Strehle

John Gerald Strubel Jr. ’11, ’14 Randall K. Sturkey Summerville Baptist Church Joseph ’69 & Martha Tallon John Pinckney Tankersley III ’88 Brent Jeremy Tatum Henry L. Taylor Ann S. Taylor Michael & Lea Taylor Shirlie Taylor ’81 Gerald Tekac Wendy Tetreault The Elms of Charleston HOA Oscar Lee Thompson III ’71 Denny Vincent Thompson ’91 Richard Waldie Thornley ’87, ’90 Robert Edward Tisdale ’70 Triad Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Anne Turner ’85, ’89 J. Floyd & Joyce Tyler James D. Varn John Eric Walke ’10 Elizabeth Diane Walker Harold H. Wall Frank & Kay Ward William L. Ward ’90 Johnny & Sandra Ward J. Emory Ware Jane Warren Wateree Dreams Foundation Bill Watts Josh Watts David Robert Weiss ’03 Hubert H. Welch Jr. J. Scott Wells Stephen Wenger Cady Nell West ’15 Lamar West Barry Whalen William A. Whatley William G. White Sr. John Lewis Wiggins III ’75 Stacy Edgar Wiggins ’93, ’98 James M. Wilkerson Jerry M. Williams Charles A. Williams Henry Williams Michael G. Williams Frank ’71 & Debbie Williamson R. Greg Willis John Eric Wilson ’90 Gary Windler Window World of the Lowcountry Wingate by Wyndham W. Stovall Witte Jr. Fred L. Worthy Steve Wray Joe R. Wren C. Ray Wrenn Mela Wyeth John W. Wyndham James Lee Wyrosdick ’70 Susan Yohe Hester Young Joe Young

Donors up to $999 Richard W. Abbott Jr. Camara Abddoul Ashley Williams Adams ’08 W. Martin Adams ’68 Helen D. Adrian Michael D. Akers ’77 Cheryl A. Alessi Jerry A. Alewine Eleanor A. Alewine Barbara Ann Alexander Kayla Marisse Alford Maria Alicea Julie Alimpich ’17 Taylor Nicole Allman ’17 Susan Morris Almond ’69 John Workman Altman ’72 Saturnino Amezquita Jacqueline Jean Ammons ’92 Ronald K. Anderson ’05 Patricia Anderson Leon J. Andronica Debra L. Andrus Kim Annunziata Julia H. Ard Autumn Louise Arslanian ’17 Linda Anne Art ’90 William Todd Ashby Ryan Ashley ’06, ’09 William D. Ashley Sara F. Astin ’84 Loretta M. Atkins ’78 Billie F. Attaway Jr. James P. Auld Kaitlynn Alisabeth Grace Autery ’17 Susan Martin Ayer ’17 Curtis L. Baggette ’78 Harold J. Bailey ’86 Alexis Nichole Ball ’17 Vincent Ballantoni Pamela Carlton Banas Bank of America Foundation Darrell Barber ’03 Barbara Barber Cecilia Barber Nancy R. Barendse Lorna Barker Martha F. Barkley Bonnie Barks Serena Brooke Barnes ’17 Glenn Wilson Barnes ’78 Angela Barnett Lisa Carol Barrineau ’85 Ernie Frank Battle ’93 Baty Family, LLC Gary & Patricia Baucom Gail M. Baxley ’99 James Austin Beard ’72 Gary E. Bee Jr. Todd Philip Benjamin ’09 Harriett M. Bennett ’97 James Bennett Rebecca L. Bennett Stewart Michael Benton ’75 David Mark Berry ’78 Sharon P. Bertram ’80 Beta Beta Beta

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Honor Roll of Donors DONORS – JUNE 1, 2016-MAY 31, 2017 Lora Bibbee Patricia Baird Bishop ’86 Gail Black Henry J. Blackford III Timothy O. Blakely ’85 Heather Gray Blalock ’02 Donna L. Blanchfield Franklin C. Blanton Robert Vincent Bogart ’07 Sara Elizabeth Bolin ’17 Merry Susan Boone ’86, ’93 Carroll Boone Rachelle M. Bouronich ’99, ’06 Joanne Bovee Brett John Bowdren ’06 Nancy J. Bowers ’76 John Wyman Boyd Jr. ’72 Curtis P. Boyd ’87 James Jerome Bradley William M. Brailsford ’83 Tonya Adams Brannon Gary D. Brantley Brantley Construction LLC Donna F. Brasher ’97 Grady Gerald Brazzell ’73 Tanya L. Breslin Richard B. Brewer ’77, ’96 Michael Pope Brodie ’07 Tradd Joseph Brodie ’07 Rochelle Brophy ’17 Marlin L. Brown ’08, ’11 Patricia W. Brown ’96 W. M. Bryan III ’69 Laurie Sox Bryan ’80 Philip Charles Bryant ’71 Michael Leslie Bryant ’95 Jim Bucenell Mary Buckner ’69 Darryl & Valerie Bullock Morgan Leann Bunch ’17 Jennifer Marie Bunch ’95 Madison Danielle Burkholder ’17 Faith Burnett Mary F. Burns Woodrow E. Busch Jr. ’69 Marion Paul Busch ’71 Terrie Lynn Butts ’07 Eli Joel Byrd ’10 Walter & Patricia Cain Shanee Monique Calhoun ’17 Kim Calhoun Antonia H. Callahan ’96 Charles L. Callaway ’71 Morgan Ashleigh Calvert ’17 Michael Patrick Cameron ’75 Cynthia Bailey Camp ’89 Mahaliah Bowman Campbell ’82 Katherine Huff Campbell ’82 Nancy Barbara Canavera Francisco Xavier Cancel-Carlo John Lawrence Cannon ’72 Andrea Cantrell Robert Richard Carbonaro ’92 Jessica Laurin Carder ’17 Gaylord S. Carder ’79 Gaylord B. Carder Jr. Vickey S. Cardwell

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Douglas R. Cargill ’69 Carolina Insurance Consultants Dewey H. Carpenter Jr. ’96 George Dean Carter ’84 Angela Barnhill Carter ’86 Denley C. Caughman ’70 Enid R. Causey ’73 Patty J. Causey Delfina Caybyab CEMS Engineering Inc. James Christopher Chadwell ’06 Andrew James Chambers ’07 Charleston Design & Repairs Charleston Paint Masters, LLC Carmen Chavira Eric Michael Chavis Lonnie Darnell Chavis Converse & Tara Chellis Martha Church Robert M. Ciofani Joann Crosby Clark ’81, ’94 Bruce Clark Mark L. Clark Leslie W. Clark Jr. Ginger H. Clark Patricia Ann Clark Edward G. Clarke III Audrey Clay James Ronnie Clayton ’72 Donald Clerico Zachary Austin Cline ’17 Kim S. Cohee Richard P. Cohee Kelli Cole Jeffrey Duane Colen ’17 Larry Collett Alana M. Collette Alyson Brooke Collins ’00 Douglas N. Collins Sr. ’70 Amy Elizabeth J. Collins Regina Gilliard Collins Ashlee Gail Compton ’17 Louie Welsh Conder III ’70 Brent T. Connelly Garth O. Cook William Coon Karen Corbin Cecile L. Cothran ’94 Leslie Edward Cotner ’89, ’97 Christian Chanler Cox ’13 Maranda Nicole Coyle ’17 Norris L. Craft Jr. William Cooper Craig Jr. ’87 Abigail Jane Crider ’17 Ethel L. Croft Holly Roberts Cross ’92, ’02 Natalie Cruz ’17 Warren P. Culbertson Shayla Marie Cullum ’17 James Charles Currow ’71 Shen M. Cuskley Grange & Priscilla Cuthbert Christian Blake D’Agostino ’08 Jimmie Daley ’82 Patricia B. Daniel ’70 Data Imaging & Assoc., Inc. Jessie Legrand Davis ’17

Larry Jackson Davis ’70 James Curtis Davis ’89 Jennifer Leigh Davis ’90 Robin M. Davis Marvin A. Dawson Jr. ’70 Carolyn H. Deal ’77 Heidi Lynn Dean ’13 Edith Dean Brookelynn Lee Deaton ’17 Jack L. DeBruhl Adam Monroe DeGraffenreid ’06 Cathy Joan Delaney ’82, ’90 Brian Dellinger Lashonda Denise Demery ’17 John F. Dendy ’90 Linda Lorene Dennis ’78 Brent Allen Dennison ’09 Thomas Deso Denise Johnson Deveaux ’96 E. Robinson Dewey Carolyn Faye Dews ’69 Todd Hurley Dickerson ’01 John Donald Dill ’69 Rebecca Lynn Dingle ’97 Richard Dippolito Melissa A. Doherty ’97 Lynn W. Douglas ’80 Sarah Shealy Dowd ’97 Darrell D. Downs Jared Downs Mary Z. Dubose Thomas & Beverly Dudley Andre Maurice Dukes ’01, ’06 Sarah Ann Dumont ’17 John B. Duncan Richard Duncan Wanda W. Dupree Cynthia Dyson Beverly Dyson Duncan Dyszlewski Dawayne Eason ’96 Elizabeth H. Echols Thomas Fredrick Edens ’71 Gloria Jean Edwards ’72 Henry Seborn Eldridge Jr. ’72 Elgin Baptist Church Diane K. Eliasen Karen Elko Patricia M. Elko Carol Ellens ’17 Nicholas Blaine Ellis ’08 Russell Emberson Marc Price Embler ’79 Michael J. Engel Samantha Tierra English ’17 Mehmet Ergul Wendell R. Estep David Alexander Eudy ’17 Patricia Evans Nadiia Ivanivna Fadda ’14, ’17 May Frances Farmer Mark Steven Farr ’84 Jessica Alaina Farst ’17 Alice Lynn Fee ’92 Norman Felder III Hiram Hershel Fewox ’68 Kyle Robert Fey ’17

Linda Fick Thomas Robert Finch Timothy Fincher Billy Dean Finley ’74 Jordan Jean Fish Susan Fitzgerald Charles Michael Fitzhenry ’71 Elizabeth Ann Fleming ’97, ’00 Everett Fletcher Sharon B. Fletcher Vicki Anne Flint ’73 Crystal Flory Cheryl P. Floyd James G. Flynn Renate Flynn Nancy C. Flynt Shelly Foltz Kimberly Chantel Ford ’10, ’17 William Theodore Ford ’75 Rebecca Anne Foster ’17 Michael Everett Fowler ’90 Janice Adkins Franks ’91 Mitchell Ellsworth Freeman ’76 Rose Marie Freeman ’82 Melvin Leroy Freeman III ’90 Teresa M. Friar ’85 Brian Friddle Ann Friddle-Boone Richard Anthony Froom ’69 Bobbie M. Fulmer Elaine K. Furnari ’85 Jerrell Frank Furtick Jimmy R. Futrell Cameron Scott Gaddy ’17 Robert & Marian Gallager ’68 Stephen A. Gallo Thomas Edward Garbett ’74 Carolyn L. Garling Patrick M. Garner Savanna Marie Gary ’17 Gary Franklin Geiger ’95 Peter M. George Angel Shantel Gibson Jody Hollis Gilden ’89 Robert R. Gillchrest ’72 April Sinclair Gilliard ’17 Ivone Gilliard-Brown ’08 Robert J. Gilmartin Doris B. Gladden ’78 Tammy Renea Glenn ’89 Julie Ann Glenn ’95 Global Impact Kristen N. Godwin ’17 Donovan Quintin Gonzales ’86 Bradley Gootee Brenda Gootee Gordon Edward Graham ’71 Anne B. Grambling Olivia Chante Grant ’17 Ann Carol Grant ’81 Timothy Nathaniel Grant Kimberly Marie Gray ’95 Graydon Gray Candace Gray Stephanie Odessa Green ’17 Cathleen Greer Richard & Valerie Gross

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Grow Financial FCU Rita D. Grund ’92, ’04 Catherine Prioleau Guerry ’82 Michael Gumino Kevin C. Gunn Richard Steven Gwinn ’71 Barbara Haire Kayle Hall Greg L. Hall Patricia Hambrick Edwin L. Hamilton ’82 Shawna K. Hamilton Zaria Monet Hamilton Rachel Leigh Hammett ’17 Linda Hamner Charles Eugene Hancock Sr. ’80 Michael E. Haney Shelia Haney William Phillip Hardee ’71 Mike & Cindy Harding Denise Brown Harmon ’98 Harry K. Harmon Kenny Dáshawn Harper ’08 Nancy Adele Harrell ’93 Robert G. Harrelson Renita Michelle Harris Harris Foundation Hope S. Harrison ’88 David E. Hart Katherine Elizabeth Harvey ’17 Destin Brent Hathcock ’88 Matthew Hawkins Samuel W. Hayes Stuart Hayim Jon Hazelbaker Cherryl Argine Heath ’70 Karyssa Alon Heatherly ’17 Freida J. Henderson Gordon E. Hendrich ’96 Mary Cecelia Henry ’77 Jenna Nicole Heredia Allison Grace Herring ’17 Ronald Hester Robert Hetz Joyce Heuer James Phillip Hicks ’16 William Riley Hiers Jr. ’69 Brenda M. Hiers ’75 Ronny & Debra Hill ’71 Steve E. Hinson Gregory Mark Hiser ’00 Liliane Beth Hiser ’02 Charles & Mary Hiser Arnold J. Hite Elizabeth Michele Hix ’94, ’96 Fausteen A. Hodge Jessica Lynn Hodges ’17 Denise Hodges Rebecca Ann Hogan ’76 Matthew P. Hoisington ’07 English M. Holland Alison Marie Holliday-Hartley ’17 John B. Holloway Robert Eugene Holman Jr. ’73 Chester H. Holmes Jr. Fred Holmes Joan Holmgren

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Vincent E. Hoover Jr. David Hewitt Hopkins ’71 Rhonda B. Horton John Frederick Hostetler ’96 Anthony Eugene Howard ’12 Francis R. Howard Susan Irene Huckaby ’76 Brianne Jane Hudak ’07, ’17 Tierrhane Cherel Huff ’17 H. Boykin Hughes Jr. ’70 James Daniel Hughes ’74 Peter N. Hughes William Michael Hunnell ’17 Christie Hunnicutt Alysha Louise Hurd Deleia Hutcherson ICS Richard S. Inscore Henry C. Ireson Annetta Ireson Shelby Alexandra Ivery ’17 J. E. Oswalt & Sons Inc. Sandra Kaye Jackson ’88 Santonia Jackson Ronald Steven Jaicks ’93 Raymond James Michael Janaskie Andrea Jeffcoat ’00 Laurence Legare Jenkins II ’69 Kathryn Armentha Jennings ’83 Jay Dwayne Jester ’94 JGM Associates, LLP Jordan Kelly Johnson ’17 Susan Ramsey Johnson ’70 Danny Johnson ’81 Jalena Annette Johnson ’15 Kimberle Johnson Mary H. Johnson Melissa Johnson Ronda L. Johnson Zachary Aaron Johnson Brent Jonas Julia E. Jones Robert & Jacqueline Jones Rhoda K. Jones Raphael J. Joseph Brian Keith Joslin ’05, ’11 Janet Wiles Joslin ’82 Charles R. Joy Jupiter Christian School Jason S. Jurkowski ’99 Gerald B. Kaderli June Kaderli Leah Marie Kahkola ’17 Kelly P. Kanapaux ’94 Richard Clarke Kay ’69 Todd Kay Amy Kearns Alexa Mckenzie Keiser ’17 Matthew Alan Kemp ’93 Robert Dean Kennette ’69 Paul David Kerr ’17 Nader N. Khorzad Rhonda Humphries Kilgore ’94 Col. Robert John King ’79 W. W. King Susan Kirkley

Jeremy ’15 & Taylor Kirtley Jessica Anne Kitzmiller ’17 Mary Klein Vera G. Kling Lisa T. Kloch Josephine Sedivy Knight ’88 Charlotte Knowles Andrea Kobayashi Eugene Koester ’69 Charles & Tanis Koester Phillip Michael Kornet ’70 Eltiprise Tricy Kosobud ’92 Shelby Rayann Krallman ’17 Norris & Mary Laffitte Lucius Laffitte Paulette M. Lander Cara Dyan Lanphere ’17 LaPorte’s Products Inc. David L. Latham Bill & Toni Laurenson Toni Laurenson Ledfords Pest Control, Inc. Julie Lee-Jacobs Joan E. Lein Loretta Y. Lenos Charlotte L. Lesesne Anthony L. Lewis ’07 Edward Thomas Lewis Jr. ’72 Synthia Lewis-Lee Kirk W. Lichty Julie A. Lienemann Hannah Gable Lindsay ’17 Elaine L. Ling ’73 Linwood Leroy Ling Diane Linton ’05 Roslyn Denise Linton Sandra G. Lloyd Bill & Nadine Lomax Zachary Triele Long ’17 Donna W. Long Rickie L. Looney Tanya Faye Lott ’99 Low Country Painting, LLC Kenneth Lyerly Jr. ’72 Lorrel Diane Lyles ’80 Michaela Grace Mabbitt ’17 Heather Paige Mack ’17 Sara Mackey John & Darlene Maconi Elizabeth Ann Magee ’03 Ellen S. Maggard ’99 Olga Makhova ’13 Thomas C. Malpass Renee Manis Alyssa Loraine Mann ’16 Rick & Theresa Mann Daniel Frank Marotto ’75 David Warren Marshall ’70 Steven Sean Marshall ’98 Kelly Martin Kevin Martin D. Glenn Martin Julia Martin Patricia C. Martin Ashlea Devore Mathis ’16 Paula Jones Matthews ’82 Adam Mattson

Michael Johnson Mauldin ’69 Tripp May Vanessa Turner Maybank Virginia Elizabeth McBride ’99, ’06 John Randolph McClelland II ’14 Marreo Tarain McCray ’14 Lester C. McCurry Jr. ’74 Wellie Marshall McDaniel ’69 Christina McDaniel Dorothy McDevitt Brandi Nicole McDonald ’17 Donna Stephanie McDonald ’80 Sharon L. McGhee Brian Edward McGlothlin Troy Sylvester McGowens ’17 John & Joan McKissick Edward Foster McLeod ’71 Victoria Joyce McManamay ’17 William & Beth McMaster Joseph Henry McNeill ’77 Darlene C. McNeill ’77 Mitchell Bruce McPherson ’94 Alexander Robert Meade ’17 Princess T.A. Meadows ’17 Drew C. Meadows Jennifer Diane Mehaffey Gabriel & Theresa Menendez John Mentel Robert A. Mertz Janice Garrett Messex ’87 Metro Electric Co., Inc. Georgia Marie Metz Lt. Col. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence Metzger ’85 Kathleen T. Michalski Chris & Carole Michalski Melicent M. Middlebrook ’06 Heather Louise Miller ’05 Bryan A. Miller ’10 Michele C. Minor ’98 James S. Minor Jr. ’92, ’95 Vanessa Carol Mitchell ’90 Sylvia G Mitchum ’73 Danny J. Mobbs Terry Mobley Linda Mock Shelby Diane-Eileen Moll ’17 Anissa Jeanette Mollett ’17 Joshua Eugene Montoya ’01 Gail E. Moore Lecius Laverne Moorer ’00 Casey Welch Moorer ’11 Abraham Morrall Jr. ’78 Tyler B. Morris Charles Albert Morrow Patsey Muckenfuss Gregory A. Mudge Scott Patrick Mullen ’08 John C Muller Sr. G. Brian Mullinax ’79 Thomas Edmond Mullins ’71 J.R. Murphy W. Dean Murphy III Barbara A. Murphy Barbara A. Murray Terri Murray Markus D. Murry ’09

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Honor Roll of Donors DONORS – JUNE 1, 2016-MAY 31, 2017 James Walter Myers ’09 James W. Myers Milton E. Nagel Robert J. Nagy Marion Ernest Neal ’69 Sheryl Jean Neal ’75 Mae Donna Nesbit ’01 William Frank New, Esq. ’79 New York Yankee Foundation Patricia Newlin Norma Gayle Newton ’86 David C. Nichols Angela Dawn Nicklow Amy Elizabeth Nokes ’13 Wendell Lee Nolan ’81 Westley Nolen Denetria Norman Richard Hampton Norris Jr. ’73 James Robin Norton ’95 Thomas Wayne Nowlin ’84 Heather Nunnally ’17 Kevin Warner Nyberg ’90 Debra Kaye Nyvall ’96 James Joseph O’Connor ’08 Michelle Danielle O’Connor ’17 M. Engin Olcer Robert L. Olender Gary L. Olson Debra Ann Orton ’90 John Charles Ott ’79 Toni Hightower Ott Christine Denise Overshiner ’04, ’07 Kathryn E. Owen David & Jackie Owens Sally Jean Oyer ’76 Luanne E. Ozmint Jordan Scott Pace ’11 John Paul Palen III ’97 Molly Brown Pancurak ’82 Tammy Elizabeth Pannell ’83 Michael Wayne Parker ’81 Donnie Ross Parker II Bennett Parks Garland Curtis Parsley ’79 Kathryn Eugene Parsons ’74 Mitesh H. Patel ’07 Robert J. Patrick Sr. ’82 Sharon Lou Pauley ’82 John Frank Peek ’82 Clay Walker Pennington ’86 Robert Peppelman Daniel Patrick Perry ’79 Chad Perry Gloria Elizabeth Peters ’09 Robert E. Petersen Melissa Butler Peterson Christopher Gardner Pettit ’04 Annette Bultema Pettyjohn ’01 Robin L. Phillips Ron Piccione Kenneth J. Pickard Timothy Kevin Pierce ’81, ’96 Michael Jay Pierce Sr. ’71 Thomas Al Pietsch ’83 Tessa Pilgram Delilah Pitt Andreinne Catrice Pittman ’13

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Logan Steven Pittman Courtney Eilene Planty ’17 Heather-Marie Brooks Platzer ’97, ’99 Mitchell & Jill Pletcher Major Donald L. Plumley ’82 Rebecca Danae Poisson ’09 Carol A Poole ’70 Gabrielle Linder Poole Tony Pope John Anthony Poston ’95 Shelley Pouliot Melissa Ann Powell ’17 Keith Powell Michael Powers Nathaniel Kevin Prater ’15 Joseph Turnbull Prather Jr. ’73 Joseph W. Pratt Jr. Hugh H. Pressley ’17 Brian Price Claude & Marjorie Pritchard Mary Beth Proctor ’17 Prosperity Drug Company Savannah Marie Prouse ’17 Patrick Pruitt Allison Lasan Pryor ’85 Kayli Jordan Quick ’17 Francis Avery Ragan Jr. ’71 C. Rodney Raines Ira Sidney Rainwater III ’69 Cindy E. Ramsey Stonewall Randolph III ’09 Raphael John Joseph Insurance Wilbert Jamall Rawlinson Ras’ean Jerome Ray ’17 Brenda G. Raynor Cynthia Razga Joyce Moore Rea Recovery Performance & Marine, LLC Errol Lavern Reddick ’17 Dissinger Reed Mark Reeves Terri Reeves Melanie Gayle Reynolds-Murphy ’75 Paul Michael Ricciardi ’76 James E. Richards Brice R. Richardson Cassidy Jasmine Richmond ’17 Jessica Lynn Ridgway ’17 Mark W. Rieman Ashley Riley John T. Ringland Janice Sellers Ritter ’91 Anthony R. Rivera Eddie Rivera George Roach Tori Lee Roberts ’17 Robert Hugh Roberts ’79 Christopher Scott Roberts ’94 Ryan Lewis Robertson ’07 James T. Robertson Jack A. Robinson Donald J. Roche Maree Elena Rogers ’68, ’92 Julie C. Rogers ’96 Amber Danielle Rogers Tanya Rogers Hannah Marie Romeo ’17

Charlene Romer Carolyn Sue Ross James W. Ross Michael Steven Rounds ’95 Robert Ernest Rowland ’97 Tracey Rowland David L. Rozanc Gregory A. Ruby ’95, ’01 Drew Jirard Rucks ’07 Sandra Katherine Rudd ’88 Melanie Jayne Ruff ’84 Brian J. Ruff Margaret H. Rush Elmer L. Russell Lakeila Genevia Rutledge ’12 David Charles Ryan ’99 Patrick Ryan David G. Saben Fred Lewis Salley Jr. ’81 Hannah Michelle Sanders ’17 Sanders Brothers Construction Terry Sue Sandifer Julie Yvwa Santos ’93 William Harold James Saunders ’15 Betty Jo Saunders Carol Ann Savory ’84 SC Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center Kristine Marie Schaffer ’10 Rachel Elizabeth Schell Roxanna Leigh Schlechta ’15 Noah Andrew Garten Schmidt ’17 Karen Schmitt Gunda Schroeder Ariel Kathleen Schuscha ’12 Lorenza Schwiebert Katie Michelle Seavey ’17 Lydia Seers Col. Douglas M. Senter Joanne M. Seymour George Shaw Jr. ’07 Ricky Dean Shehan ’00 Mary Shellenberg Hamilton Reid Sherard ’70 Joseph D. Shuford Jr. Joyner Douglas Shull ’17 Darren S. Sidney Caitlin Rebecca Simmons ’17 Tiffany Katelyn Simmons ’17 Barbara K. Simmons Julia Ann Simms ’77 Christina S. Sinisi Christi L. Sinnett ’97 Peter Sinopoli Henry N. Small Antwan Montez Smalls ’02 Bruce Lee Smith ’97 James David Smith ’74 Jene Conway Smith ’79 David V. Smith ’96 Brian Smith Edward Smith Lawton R. Smith Matt Smith Michael C. Smith Michael S. Smith Bruce L. Smith

Robert A. Smith Will E. Smith Karen Smith Patrick C. Smith Tamara Prioleau Snider ’17 Michelle C. Snyder-Wells ’91 Steven H. Souther ’72 Sherianne E. Spagnolo Susan P. Spangler ’70 Harold Alan Sparks ’12 Gerald Ray Spence ’90, ’93 Spinx Company, Inc. Spirit Communications Stafford Baptist Church Cynthia T. Stall ’91 Danielle Michele Stallings ’03 Johnny A. Stallings Robert Francis Stancik Larry Stanton Mark W. Stanton Jocelyn Stanton Lorna F. Starkey ’06 Michael William Stasiak ’01 Kailee Alexis Stasiak ’17 Michael E. Stavrinakis ’86 Tomiko Steele-Hinton Steer ’N Stein of Hemet, Inc. Brandon Gerald Stoudemire Nancy Stoudemire Allison Sullivan Lisa J. Surrency Brent Weaver Suttles, Esq. ’08 Lorraine Swain Gary David Swanger ’70 Bertha Renee Sweatman ’89 Darren Lee Swiggett ’06 Lynne Takac Ronald Takac Ruth Ann Takac John H. Talbert ’74 John H Talbert Jr. Sheree Jane Tallent ’98 Wayne Talley Martha F. Tallon Keith Allan Tapscott ’69 Patricia Wall Taylor ’88, ’95 Lee J. Taylor ’89 Willie Dell Taylor Savita Taylor Mary Virginia Teague ’91 Johnnie Michael Teal ’91, ’00 Laurie Teats David E Thiem ’05 Gloria J. Thiem Raymere Travon Thomas ’17 Jones T. Thomas ’95 Katherine H. Thomas Dorothy Claire Thompson ’86 Mary J. Thompson William Michael Thornley ’71 Robert J. Tilidetzke Nikolay Timoshchuk Jr. ’17 Jacqueline Rose Tisdale ’17 Ted Lee Titcomb ’73 Jacob Daniel Toler Jr. ’93 Thomas Neil Tomkewitz ’83 Byron S. Toney ’97

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL PROFILES Richard Arthur Tool ’73 Kimberly Nicole Towe ’17 Binh Huu Tran ’17 Cindy Trefelner Robert W. Trenor Emily Lois Trevisan ’90 Tamara Jo Trocha ’10, ’13 DeAnna S. Trout Sara Diane Tucker ’05 Kaley Brook Tucker Andrew Jacob Turner ’17 Troy Evan Turner ’17 Ronald Alan Turner ’69 Sandra Lou Turner ’69 Michael B. Turner ’17 Laura Turnmire Two Rivers Holding Corp. Mildred W. Ulmer ’68 Alexandra Marie Vanada ’17 John E. Varnadore ’02 Teresa Lynn Vasas Michael Veech Louis Riviello Verdetto ’04 Joseph V. Vesnesky Amy Vetter Visalia Breakfast Lions Club Debra Vizcaino Charles E. Waddell ’75 Crews Walden Marlencia Arnold Walker ’17 Bernard Glover Walker ’81 Melinda A. Walker ’81 Stanley Frank Wall ’84 Weldon E. Wall Amanda Nicole Walters ’17 David Wayne Walters ’80 Kristen Haley Derrick Waltz Claudia Ware Willie Norris Waring ’78 Joshua Jon Warrior ’08 Dana Watkins Terry L. Watkins Robert W. Watkins Wallace K. Watkins Mark Christopher Watson ’17 Gerald Watson ’88 James Watson Pamela Watson Robert L. D. Watts ’82 Roderick Lane Weader ’71 Larry Wesley Weathers ’72 Tina Weathersby Clyde Robert Weaver ’73 Mark William Weaver Richard A. Weaver Margaret Anne Webb ’91 Robert W. Weber Annette W. Webster Edward W. Weekley Jr. Cathy Weeks Sharon C. Weisman Kathy W. Weiss Robert Mollet Wells ’77 Frank Wells Wells Fargo Foundation Hunter Raine Wengrow ’17 Marcie Lynn Wessinger ’02, ’06

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Mary Western Michael Daniel White ’17 Ann White Leanna Marrale White Karen White Nancy White Neil G. Whitman Faye Love Whittemore ’92 John Raymond Whitten Jr. ’69 Eileen Wiencek Traci Lynn Wiggins ’94 Gregory B. Wiggins Esther Lucretia Wilkins ’91 Linda Christine Williams ’06, ’13 Johnette Carol Williams ’72 Annalily Bulatao Williams Marianne Williams Michael & Mevelyn Williams Mevelyn Williams Judy Williams Margaret R. Williams Megan Charlese Williamson Dennis & Mindy Wilson Darren Wilson Sharon Wilson Stancil Olen Wise Jr. ’74 Bobbi Wiseman Heide Nicole Wittchow ’01, ’06 Justin Dwayne Witzmann ’09 Donald Vincent Wood ’89 Deborah Woodson Kaye P. Wren Desirèe Mcarthur Wright ’17 Cynthia A. Wubbolding J. T. Wubbolding Philip E. Wubbolding Charles Alexander Wylie ’17 Charlene Wylie Rhonda Wynn Nancy Wynne Scott D. Yarbrough Lauren Leigh-Nitra Young ’11 Matthew Elias Zambrano Susan Yvonne Zeigler ’81 Thomas P. Ziegler

Allied Universal

Baptist Foundation of South Carolina

Allied Universal is the premiere security service provider in the Coastal area and is Charleston Southern University’s service provider.

For more than six decades, the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina has been serving as a ministry partner with individuals, churches, associations and institutions of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention. Over the years, our services have grown and expanded. Our passion is to see individuals and churches become faithful stewards of God’s resources.

Allied Universal services: • Integrated Systems & Technology • Remote Video Monitoring • Real Time Tracking & Reporting • Fire Life Safety Training & Consulting • Autonomous Data Machines • Manned Guarding Visit aus.com for more information.

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Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC Barnes & Noble Education is one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the U.S. and a leading provider of digital education. Serving 5 million college students and their faculty through 758 stores, Barnes & Noble Education acts as a strategic partner to drive student success; provide value and support to students and faculty; and create loyalty and retention, all while supporting the financial goals of our campus partners. Our mission for almost 50 years has been to help students succeed and ensure they have access to the most affordable course materials. Today, we rent over 80 percent of our titles and have saved students $1.5 billion over the past five years. The clients, students and faculty we serve remain at the vital core of our company’s mission to deliver innovative educational content, competency-based educational tools and courseware solutions. Like the academic communities we serve, Barnes & Noble Education has a continuous thirst to know more. Our robust research platforms capture the voice of the customer, ensuring that we understand our industry, students and faculty better than anyone else. We share our commitment to understanding the thinking, behaviors and expectations of our customers with our partners and bring relevant data and analytics to the table. For colleges and universities, the insights we share help boost student recruitment and retention as well as support key business goals. Research will always be at our core. It brings to life the voice of the customer, inspiring everything we do and driving relevancy, innovation and success for our partners. Barnes & Noble Education is proud of our 15 year partnership with CSU.

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BetschAssociates Inc.

GCA Services Group, Inc.

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $220 billion in assets and market capitalization of $36.7 billion, as of September 7, 2017. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,100 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T has also been named one of the world’s strongest banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. BB&T has been a proud contributor and supporter of Charleston Southern University for many years. Our University branch, which is very close to the Charleston Southern University campus, services the needs of many students and faculty.

BetschAssociates Inc. is a full service design firm created to provide its clients with traditional architectural services, as well as complete pre-design services, including strategic planning, land planning, financial feasibility, and market analysis. This firm was founded by Ken Betsch, AIA, with over 40 years of experience in the planning and design of major projects throughout the United States. The firm’s areas of expertise include corporate headquarters for nationally-known corporations, commercial office buildings, mixed-use urban centers, hotels, civic and cultural centers, athletic facilities, public assembly facilities, college and university facilities, campus planning, laboratory buildings, and aviation facilities. During his career, Ken Betsch has repeatedly delivered high image solutions for high profile projects that have received public recognition from their respective communities. BetschAssociates, Inc. was established on two major tenets. First, the client’s desire for a more intimate design firm which provides full-time involvement of a principal with national experience, a unique client analysis approach to the design process, and a strong business emphasis to its services. Second, an agile firm which provides non-traditional services required in meeting the business, planning, and market feasibility needs of its clients.

GCA Services Group, Inc., an ABM Company, is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including janitorial/custodial services, contamination control for cleanroom manufacturing, facilities operations and maintenance, grounds management, production staffing and labor management, diversified staffing and more. With over 37,000 employees in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, GCA serves a variety of sectors, including K-12 schools, higher education, manufacturing, corporate office buildings, high-tech, biopharmaceutical, nuclear power, energy & utilities, defense, the rental car market, and others. Our clients include numerous Fortune 100 companies. GCA’s management team is recognized as one of the strongest and most experienced in the industry.

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The Jenzabar Foundation

Polydeck Screen Corporation

Jenzabar is higher education’s trusted advisor, ensuring solutions and services are user-centric and tailored for what institutions need now, what’s on the horizon, and where higher education is moving in the future. We collaborate with our clients to ensure our software and services are tailored to drive performance across campus and throughout the full student lifecycle. Exclusively serving higher education, more colleges and universities selected a Jenzabar student information system over any other SIS during the past six years. In 2008, Bob Maginn, Jenzabar Chairman and CEO, created the Jenzabar Foundation to extend the company’s commitment to colleges and universities beyond the perimeters of a vendor relationship. The Jenzabar Foundation is a charity that fosters a culture of service, leadership, and scholarship, inspiring students to make the world a better place. The Jenzabar Foundation issues grants to higher education institutions and other nonprofit organizations that recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders, both locally and globally. Since its inception, the Jenzabar Foundation has issued over $5 million in grants.

Polydeck Screen Corporation is an industry-leading supplier of screen media to the global aggregate, coal and mining industries. Our screen panels, frame systems and accessories have helped producer companies save time, increase production output and improve worker safety since 1978. From our beginnings as a oneperson start-up firm to our present staff of approximately 300, Polydeck has maintained its focus on quality materials, best manufacturing processes, new product development, continuous process and systems improvement and outstanding customer service and support. At our 146,000 square foot manufacturing and administrative facility in Spartanburg, our manufacturing plant in Chile and our distribution centers throughout the U.S. and in Peru, we have focused only on screen media products and systems; this has been a key to our success. Our reputation for innovative problem-solving has led to developments like the Maxi screen panel design, with outstanding wear life and high open-area; the versatile PipeTop II™ frame system, which offers multiple fastening options from one frame; and more than 1,000 polyurethane and rubber screen panel design configurations. Our full time Caring Culture Manager oversees our innovative Employee Assistance Program that is coupled with a dedicated representative of Corporate Chaplains of America to provide confidential family or individual assistance in a wide range of areas. Our “High Performance Caring Culture” not only meets our customers’ needs, but also provide personal support, training and development opportunities for our employees.

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South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities supports and promotes the values of independent higher education in South Carolina. SCICU seeks to advance higher education through fundraising, scholarships, and research, as well as by facilitating collaborative activities among the member institutions. SCICU also enhances a positive public image and encourages government policies that support independent higher education.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union South Carolina Federal Credit Union has operated in Charleston since 1936. Scott Woods has been President and CEO since 2004. Woods received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and his MBA in finance from Auburn and is also a graduate of the Southeast Regional Credit Union Management School, the Credit Union National Association Financial Management School and holds CPA and CIA certificates. Woods currently serves as the vice chairman of Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union as well as on the boards of the Credit Union National Association, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, PaymentsFirst, Inc. and South Carolina Financial Solutions. Woods also serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Carolinas Credit Union League and on the board of trustees for Charleston Southern University. He is a member of the Management Association of Carolinas Credit Unions, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Associations of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Woods has also served on the Community Investment Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Credit Union National Association, the Church Council of Fort Johnson Baptist Church and as chairman of the Fort Johnson Baptist Church deacon body.

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Student Leadership University

Tim and Susan Spurling

Trident Construction

Young Clement Rivers, LLP

Student Leadership University is a faith-based, experiential leadershiptraining program that empowers, enables and equips students to rise to the call of leadership and awaken their potential. SLU offers unforgettable experiences that equip students to change the way they think, dream and lead, both today and for the rest of their lives. SLU offers four progressive, cumulative experiences designed to grow students’ faith, teach them to lead and gain a vision for the future through a Christian worldview. Whether they go behind-the-scenes at Sea World, explore our Nation’s Capital, immerse themselves in history in Europe or walk where Jesus walked in Israel, at SLU, young people learn to think bigger, ignite their calling, impact their world and lead like Jesus. Dr. Jay Strack, a 1975 CSU alumnus, founded Student Leadership University.

Forty years ago when learning to share my faith in Christ, with Evangelism Explosion founder James Kennedy, it was told to me that only those who had not forgotten being lost and remembered what it was like to feel guilty had the burning desire to share the message of forgiveness. Max Lucado said it as well in Six Hours One Friday, “A man is never the same after he simultaneously sees his utter despair and Christ’s unbending grace.” Thank you, Lord, for a wife that has shared that message in Romania these last two decades.

Trident Construction has teamed with Charleston Southern University for over 25 years, delivering many exciting projects including the Science Building, Athletic Center, Softball Press Box, and renovations to the Library, Dining Hall, Art Building, Academic Buildings and Residence Halls. We are currently working with CSU on the new Health Science Building, to be completed this fall, and on the upcoming residence hall project. Founded in 1981 by Robert D. Fairey, Trident Construction has grown to become the region’s most recognized leader for providing value-added construction services to team-oriented clients, known throughout our market as Trident Construction’s TEAM BUILD process. Today, we complete over $100,000,000 annually using our TEAM BUILD process for projects ranging from small tenant up-fits to fast-track $40,000,000 facilities. Our staff of more than 85 construction professionals works closely with our clients and design team members to provide a wide array of services including project planning; site selection; preconstruction coordination and budgeting; and construction management. With a 92 percent repeat client base, our collaborative TEAM BUILD services continue to provide exceptional value and project success.

YCRLAW is built on a proud heritage of Charleston legal professionals dating back to the 1960s. The law firm’s high standards for quality client service include providing efficient case management, a depth of legal experience, and state-of-the-art technology to meet clients’ needs for solid legal counsel at a reasonable cost. The firm celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. In Charleston, we enjoy a strong and vital community where our citizens can reach their highest potential. YCRLAW is proud to be a charter member of ALFA International, which is an exclusive, global association of law firms dedicated to improving the quality and depth of legal services provided to its clients. ALFA firms represent domestic and foreign clients in service, manufacturing, financial, and professional enterprises throughout the world. YCRLAW is pleased to offer a wide variety of services, with practice groups in many areas of civil litigation, administrative law, and real estate transactions. Ycrlaw.com

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2 Timothy 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel …

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Why Have a Will? R

egardless of your life circumstances or estate size, your will is perhaps the most important document you will create. It expresses your values and provides for the people and charitable causes important to you. If you’ve been putting it off, here are eight important reminders why you need a will. 1. Without a will, your state’s laws – not you – determine how, when and to whom your property is distributed. 2. You can reduce (or maybe even eliminate) future estate taxes. 3. You can name your executor (a person, bank or trust company you choose to personally represent you) to manage and settle your estate. 4. You can designate beneficiaries for items such as heirlooms, art, jewelry or real estate. 5. You may create trusts to provide for your spouse, children and others. 6. Through a “pour-over” will, you can transfer leftover assets to your living trust. 7. You can support Charleston Southern University through a gift in your will, which is simple, flexible and revocable at any time. 8. You can designate the guardian for dependents under your care.



• List all of your major assets. • Decide which individuals or organizations you want to receive specific possessions or a share of your assets. • Contact an attorney who specializes in estate planning. • Determine who will be your executor. • Have your attorney draft your will. • Sign and date it before witnesses. (In some states, it must be notarized to be valid.) • Keep it in a safe place and make sure others know where it is and have access to it.

If you already have a will, make sure it’s up-to-date. Life changes such as grown kids; births, deaths or marriages; increased estate value; or a move to another state should be a trigger to meet with your estate planning attorney to review your will.

We can help provide gift planning information to you and your professional advisors at no cost or obligation. Simply contact

Bill Ward Executive Director of Development © The Stelter Company The information in this publication is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

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