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Alumni Reunion Weekend

Year after year, Alumni Reunion Weekend welcomes all alumni from near and far back "home" to Columbia. This eventful weekend features family-friendly opportunities to eat, dance, explore, reconnect, and much more.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Nurse Anesthesia and the 2020 MD Class Reunions

During the weekend of March 6th and 7th, we welcomed back the classes of: 

  • 1985 (35 years)
  • 1990 (30 years)
  • 1995 (25 years)
  • 2000 (20 years)
  • 2005 (15 years)
  • 2010 (10 years)
  • 2015 (5 years)

Reunion Co-Chairs

Kelly Garity, MNA, CRNA - 2009

Kevin LeBlanc, PhD, MNA, CRNA - 2005

Catherine Rhea, MNA, CRNA - 2000

Darrell Boykin, MD

William Mills, MD

Craig Ward, MD

Victoria Andes, MD

Brigid Morris, MD

Paul Aitchison, MD

Kyllan Hutchinson, MD

Laura Ledlie, MD

Rohit Talwani, MD

Melissa Hummel, MD

Eva Imperial, MD

Rebecca Payne, MD

Beth Renwick, MD

Virginia W. Earnest, MD

Holly Glover, MD

L. Garrison Morgan, MD

Bo Bryan, MD

Lawren Honken, MD

Andrew Vaughan, MD

 

 Weekend Schedule of Events

Spring Alumni Association Board Meeting
Open to all alumni!

3:00-4:30PM in the Humphries Board Room 

 

50th Anniversary of Nurse Anesthesia Reception
For the first time, the Alumni Office is starting the tradition of highlighting one of our five graduate programs individually during the Alumni Reunion Weekend. The Nurse Anesthesia program will reach its 50th year in existence in 2020, so it only makes sense to invite NA alumni back to Columbia to help celebrate this momentous milestone! Join us for a casual reception to reconnect with old classmates and colleagues, as well as meet those who graduated from the program when it was a part of Richland Memorial Hospital.

6:30-9:00PM at 701 Whaley

 

Various MD Class-Planned Socials
Reunion classes will receive an email with relevant information.

MD Class Reunion Brunches
Join your classmates for an intimate brunch at one of Columbia's hottest brunch spots located in the heart of the city.

Between 11:00-1:30PM at Hendrix

Reunion classes will receive an email with detailed information.

 

Shag Lessons
Learn how to dance the Carolina Shag from expert Dallas Craft with 56 years of experience. Lessons will take place 60 minutes prior to the Shuck-n-Shag.

5:00-6:00PM at Central Energy

 

Shuck-n-Shag Oyster Roast

A fun, family-friendly opportunity for all milestone classes to celebrate together with live entertainment. Bring your appetites and your dancing shoes. Awards will be presented to the winners of the MD Class Reunion Challenge.

6:00-9:00PM at Central Energy

 

Class Reunion Challenge Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Class Reunion Challenge, and congratulations to our classes who won these coveted awards!

Awarded to the class that contributes more than any other reunion class during the fiscal year of their reunion. It all counts – gifts, pledges, and bequests made to the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia.

WINNER: Class of 1985 - grand total of $8,705 raised

Awarded to the class that has the highest percentage of giving during the fiscal year of their reunion. Same as above – everything counts!

WINNER: Class of 2010 - overall giving percentage of 27%

Awarded to the class that has the greatest number of gifts during the fiscal year of their reunion. Whether it’s $1, $50 or $500, we are looking for as many gifts as possible, regardless of the amount.

WINNER: Class of 2010 - raised $5,410 (108% of their $5,000 goal) in 21 gifts

Awarded to the class that has the highest percentage of attendance at the Alumni Reunion Weekend.

WINNER: Class of 2000 - total of 18 members returning for Alumni Reunion Weekend events


2020 Event Photos

Photos from the 2020 Alumni Reunion Weekend are available on the School of Medicine's SmugMug account. 

50th Anniversary of Nurse Anesthesia Reception

MD Class Reunion Brunches

Shuck-n-Shag Oyster Roast 


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