Alumni Events

Throughout the year, we host alumni events to make it easy to re-connect with SMC — and each other. To add these events to your personal calendar, simply subscribe by clicking one of the subscribe options (iCal, Outlook, Google, etc.) at the bottom of the calendar.

October 2014 – May 2015

Oct
6
Mon
Dr. Sarah Greenwald – Math Morsels from the Simpsons to Futurama @ Gibbs Auditorium, SMC Campus
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dr. Sarah Greenwald - Math Morsels from the Simpsons to Futurama @ Gibbs Auditorium, SMC Campus | Spartanburg | South Carolina | United States

“The Simpsons” is an award-winning global pop culture phenomenon.  But did you know that “The Simpsons” also contains over one hundred mathematical moments, with material ranging from arithmetic to calculus to Riemannian geometry?  There’s even a resident mathematician/inventor, Professor Frink.  Join us as we present some of our favorite mathematical excerpts from “The Simpsons,” and explore the related mathematical content, accuracy and pedagogical value.

Additional details to follow.

Oct
15
Wed
Northern Border Bluegrass
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Oct
20
Mon
SMC Pioneer Golf Classic
Oct 20 all-day

Tee it up for a great cause and join SMC for our fall Golf Classic.

This tournament provides program support for more than 200 student athletes who annually attend Spartanburg Methodist College. Through your generous support, these student athletes are afforded the opportunity to fulfill the dream of earning a college education. Join many SMC friends, sponsors,  and alumni for a day of golf at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, or work the day of the tournament. Call Danny Philbeck today if you’d like to help. (864) 587-4223.

Date

  • Monday October 20, 2014
  • 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM Registrations
  • Morning Flight Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM
  • Lunch will be served at 12:30
  • Afternoon Flight Shotgun Start at 1:30 PM
Course

  • Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, 215 S. Woodfin Ridge Drive, Inman, SC 29349
Registration

  • $80 per person
  • $320 per team
  • 18-hole “Four-Person Captain’s Choice”

Prize Details

  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 finishing teams.
  • All participants will receive a welcome gift bag.

Contests

  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive

Mulligans and Red Tees

  • $80 per team in advance
  • $25 per person at check in

Promotional Options

Platinum Corporate Sponsor – $10,000 — Benefits: 15 teams in tournament, Banner/Sign, Golf Shirts
Gold Corporate Sponsor – $5,000 — Benefits: 8 teams in tournament and Sign
Silver Corporate Sponsor – $1,000 — Benefits: 2 teams in tournament and Sign
Foursome Sponsor – $400 — Benefits: 1 team in tournament, Red Tees, and Mulligans
Hole Sponsor Sign – $150
Luncheon Sponsor – $1,000

 

For further information or to become a sponsor call:

Danny Philbeck

(864) 587-4223

philbed@smcsc.edu

All proceeds to benefit SMC Pioneers athletic program and scholarships.

SMC 2014 Fall Golf Classic @ Woodfin Ridge Golf Club
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

The SMC 2014 Fall Golf Classic is one of the largest fund-raising tournaments in the Greenville/Spartanburg, SC area!

This tournament provides program support for more than 200 student athletes who annually attend Spartanburg Methodist College. Through your generous support, these student athletes are afforded the opportunity to fulfill the dream of earning a college education. Join many SMC friends, sponsors,  and alumni for a day of golf at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, or work the day of the tournament. Call Danny Philbeck today if you’d like to help. (864) 587-4223.

Date

  • Monday, October 20, 2014
  • 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM Registrations
  • Morning Flight Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM
  • Lunch will be served at 12:30
  • Afternoon Flight Shotgun Start at 1:30 PM
Course

  • Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, 215 S. Woodfin Ridge Drive, Inman, SC 29349
Registration

  • $80 per person
  • $320 per team
  • 18-hole “Four-Person Captain’s Choice”

Prize Details

  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 finishing teams.
  • All participants will receive a welcome gift bag.

Contests

  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive

Mulligans and Red Tees

  • $80 per team in advance
  • $25 per person at check in

Promotional Options

Platinum Corporate Sponsor – $10,000 — Benefits: 15 teams in tournament, Banner/Sign, Golf Shirts
Gold Corporate Sponsor – $5,000 — Benefits: 8 teams in tournament and Sign
Silver Corporate Sponsor – $1,000 — Benefits: 2 teams in tournament and Sign
Foursome Sponsor – $400 — Benefits: 1 team in tournament, Red Tees, and Mulligans
Hole Sponsor Sign – $150
Luncheon Sponsor – $1,000

 

For further information or to become a sponsor call:

Danny Philbeck

(864) 587-4223

philbed@smcsc.edu

All proceeds to benefit SMC Pioneers athletic program and scholarships.

Nov
6
Thu
SMC Players Fall Production (TBA)
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
7
Fri
SMC Players Fall Production (TBA)
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
8
Sat
SMC Players Fall Production (TBA)
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
11
Tue
Dr. Patrick Flynn – Classical Guitar Concert
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Nov
12
Wed
SMC Paralegal Advisory Committee Luncheon with Graduates @ SMC Buchheit Board Room
Nov 12 @ 12:15 pm
Nov
14
Fri
2014 Homecoming / Alumni Weekend
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
2014 Homecoming / Alumni Weekend

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

Great Weekend events with alumni and friends!

More details to follow…SOON!

Nov
15
Sat
2014 Homecoming / Alumni Weekend
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
2014 Homecoming / Alumni Weekend

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

Great Weekend events with alumni and friends!

More details to follow…SOON!

Nov
24
Mon
Winter Concert – Gibbs Auditorium
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
25
Tue
Residence Halls Close at 5 p.m.
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
26
Wed
NO classes held today
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
Nov
27
Thu
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Fri
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 28 all-day
Dec
1
Mon
Hanging of the Greens 7 p.m. in the Chapel
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
2
Tue
Fall II term SMC Paralegal Certificate Program begins
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm
Dec
4
Thu
Musical Production – “Scrooge” in the Gibbs Auditorium
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
6
Sat
FIRST Robotics FLL Division Tournament @ SMC Bridges Arena
Dec 6 @ 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Jan
29
Thu
The Shroud of Turin in Gibbs Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Feb
2
Mon
Sharon Cooper Murray – Gullah Culture
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sharon Cooper Murray - Gullah Culture

Additional Details to follow.

Sharon Cooper-Murray is a native of Lake City, South Carolina and is the daughter of the late Bruster Cooper and Hanna Gaskins-Cooper. Sharon is a graduate of Lake City Senior High School and a Speech and Drama graduate of Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating she traveled for a brief time trying decide where she what area to take up residence. It was then she was invited to Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina a small Sea Island southwest of Charleston and the home of the indigenous group known as the Gullah people. She was fascinated by their creole language and even more intrigued by their culture.

Sharon began working as an Educator for the Charleston County School District in the area of Remedial Reading . While teaching she was recruited by Rev. Dr. Willis T. Goodwin, founder of Rural Mission, Inc. an ecumenical/educational organization which provided community development programs for the Gullah people on the five sea islands known as the Gullah islands; James, Johns, Wadmalaw, Yonges and Edisto Island. She served as the Development Officer responsible for fundraising and grant writing. The position afforded her the opportunity to work within Gullah community and that was the beginning of what became her life long passion for the Gullah culture.

By 1986 after years of research she partnered with Frank L. Murray to established De Gullah Enna Pry, a heritage development organization designed to preserve, conserve and develop the Gullah Culture. Though the inclusion of the Gullah culture was very limited in the Hospitality/Tourism Industry she believed this rich and diverse culture would greatly enhance the lore of Charleston, S. C. She wrote, directed and produced two theatrical productions in 1992 Dont let um die Yah, in 1997 Gullah, Rice and Cottom. In 1993 she served as the Black History Coordinator at Middleton Place; an antebellum rice plantation founded in 1741. Sharon was immersed in the lives of the West African slaves and the evolution of the Gullah Culture.

Today, Sharon is founder and President of Gullah Enna & E Sweet Pan & Ting, a manufacturing organization i.e. cottage industry specializing in Gullah fiber arts & crafts. The organizations philosophy and mission is to increase awareness of the Gullah culture and facilitate understanding of their way of life; language, music, arts and crafts.

Feb
24
Tue
Spartanburg Ballet
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
3
Tue
Spring I term SMC Paralegal Certificate Program begins
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm
Mar
26
Thu
SMC Players Spring Production
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
27
Fri
SMC Players Spring Production
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
28
Sat
SMC Players Spring Production
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
11
Sat
Gospel Choir Concert
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
15
Wed
Spring Choral Concert
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
21
Tue
Fine Arts Night
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
5
Tue
Spring II term SMC Paralegal Certificate Program begins
May 5 @ 5:30 pm
May
15
Fri
Flannery O’Conner at 90 (her would-be age if she were still alive)
May 15 all-day
Flannery O'Conner at 90 (her would-be age if she were still alive)

More details to follow. The conference will be hosted by the English Division at SMC. Papers from various interested parties: general citizens, scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students are currently being sought. For more information, please contact Dr. Johnathan Sedberry, sedberryj@smcsc.edu or 864-587-4255

May
16
Sat
Flannery O’Conner at 90 (her would-be age if she were still alive)
May 16 all-day
Flannery O'Conner at 90 (her would-be age if she were still alive)

More details to follow. The conference will be hosted by the English Division at SMC. Papers from various interested parties: general citizens, scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students are currently being sought. For more information, please contact Dr. Johnathan Sedberry, sedberryj@smcsc.edu or 864-587-4255