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Your Columbia College adventure

‌ doesn’t end at graduation.

What is Live Purple? Graduation day. You walk across the stage, degree in hand and bid farewell to your life as a Columbia College student. You are now a Columbia College alumna.

The Columbia College Alumnae Association proudly presents the Live Purple Young Alumnae Network. The mission of Live Purple is to support Columbia College women and help them stay connected to their alma mater and each other after graduation.

Member Benefits

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As a member of Live Purple, you will have access to many benefits!


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C2Connect Update your information, find classmates and sign up to receive updates on your major or special programs like Honors and Athletics!

Special Events As a member of Live Purple, you will also have free access to all of our programs. Career Services workshops for both recent graduates and seasoned professionals. Life Skills workshops on managing your finances and buying a home. Showcase Events with vendors and helpful tips for planning a wedding, getting ready for a baby, and celebrating your family. Relaxed Socials held regionally (where hosts are available) as well as in Columbia. These events are customized for the various stages of your life. They will take place in Columbia and regionally when possible. And every year we will create new events based on your interests and feedback!

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Michelle Burgess Columbia, S.C. — Class of '11 "Many people go a lifetime without finding a place where they feel empowered, loved and connected to others. I have been blessed to find that at Columbia College. I’m ecstatic that Alumnae Relations has created a way for young alumnae to stay connected to each other and our alma mater!”

Chelsea Lee Eichorn Charlotte, N.C. — Class of '08 “Columbia College played a key role in helping me to become an active, contributing member of society. Staying connected to CC as a young alumna is just one way I can give back and keep in touch with classmates and professors.”

Marley Lybrand Douglas Columbia, S.C. — Class of '04 “Columbia College was my home for four years. It’s where I met my best friends and started my career. My college experiences continue to influence my daily life and bring out the best in me! That’s why I want to stay connected to CC.”

How Do I Join? All it takes is an annual gift to the College of $10 or more.

That’s 10 sodas, a CD on iTunes, 10 dollar menu items, or a matinee movie. You can mail a check or even give online with a secure debit or credit card payment. Your gift will support student scholarships, campus renovations and student programs like Honors, study abroad, and Athletics. And every gift counts. Really! When you make a gift of any size to the College, it raises the alumnae giving percentage and improves our chances for grants and outside funding.

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More Information Membership runs from July 1 through June 30 every year. Make your gift SOON so you can enjoy all of our special events. If you want to give online, visit and click on Ways to Give. Or mail your check to the Office of Advancement 1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203. For more information, visit our web page at or call Sara Snell at 803.786.3029. As soon as we receive your gift, we will send your welcome letter and this year’s event calendar!

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