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.

September 2014 – May 2015

Sep
16
Tue
SMC Paralegal Certificate Program Fall I term begins
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm
Oct
6
Mon
Dr. Sarah Greenwald – Math Morsels from the Simpsons to Futurama
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Dr. Sarah Greenwald - Math Morsels from the Simpsons to Futurama

“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
20
Mon
SMC Pioneer Golf Classic
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
SMC Pioneer Golf Classic

TEE IT UP FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

To register or for more information, contact Danny Philbeck.  

Oct
31
Fri
SMC to appear on Awake with Drake, 105.7 FM
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Nov
6
Thu
SMC Players Fall Production (TBA)
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day
Nov
11
Tue
Dr. Patrick Flynn – Classical Guitar Concert
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day
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 – Nov 15 @ 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
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 – Nov 29 all-day
Nov
28
Fri
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day
Dec
1
Mon
Hanging of the Greens
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Dec
2
Tue
Winter Choral Concert
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
Fall II term SMC Paralegal Certificate Program begins
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm
Dec
13
Sat
FIRST Robotics FLL Division Tournament @ SMC Bridges Arena
Dec 13 @ 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Jan
13
Tue
Interdisciplinary Event tba
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day
Feb
2
Mon
Sharon Cooper Murray – Gullah Culture
Feb 2 – Feb 3 all-day
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 – Feb 25 all-day
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 – Mar 29 all-day
Mar
27
Fri
SMC Players Spring Production
Mar 27 – Mar 30 all-day
Mar
28
Sat
SMC Players Spring Production
Mar 28 – Mar 31 all-day
Apr
11
Sat
Gospel Choir Concert
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day
Apr
15
Wed
Spring Choral Concert
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day
Apr
21
Tue
Fine Arts Night
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
May
5
Tue
Spring II term SMC Paralegal Certificate Program begins
May 5 @ 5:30 pm