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'64 Grad Named Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
Since 2008, Columbia restaurateur Bill Dukes, '64, as founder and chairman of the Honor Flight of South Carolina, has helped fly more than 2,500 World War II veterans to the Washington, DC, for free to see their memorial. Now Dukes will be frequently going to DC in a more formal capacity – as South Carolina’s civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army.

Fall Sports Preview Party Is Back on August 14!
University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier joins head coaches from the Gamecocks' other outstanding fall sports teams for our annual Fall Sports Preview party. Don't miss your chance to socialize with fellow alumni and hear about what's ahead for Gamecock athletics! Your ticket includes dinner, door prizes and beverages.

Register for a Freshmen Send-Off Party Today!
My Carolina will be hosting several freshmen send-off events for the class of 2018. Send-off parties offer incoming students the opportunity to be welcomed into the university family by representatives from Carolina, as well as to get to know fellow classmates before stepping foot on campus on Move-In Day. It’s a chance to talk with alumni about their experiences and for parents to share information with one another.

Tradition of Leadership Continues for My Carolina Board
My Carolina's incoming president and president-elect have been honored with a pair of resolutions by the state legislature. Paula Harper Bethea, '75, and Tommy Preston, '07, '11 law, have a long history in their voluntary support of Carolina and began their terms on July 1.

Career Center Job Fair Sponsorship Opportunity
Demonstrate your commitment to the university, the Career Center and our students through job fair sponsorship!  Available for SET and Career Fest job fairs only, the job fair sponsorship fee is in addition to fair registration fee and provides for prime table location and added publicity. 

Your New Alumni Center... Coming in Summer 2015!
Our university's first-ever Alumni Center, which will be privately funded, will feature meeting space as well as social space for weddings, parties and milestone occasions. Exciting new programming will be made available in the Alumni Center, to be located downtown in the Vista district.

My Carolina Sends off Class of 2014 at Celebration
More than 300 members of the Class of 2014 celebrated their upcoming graduation at My Carolina’s annual Graduation Celebration in late April. The event is held each year free of charge to graduating seniors prior to final exams, offering free food, beverages and a live band.

Networking Event for Gamecocks Builds Connections
Professional networking among University of South Carolina alumni is in high demand, and My Carolina Alumni Association facilitated such an opportunity in early April at Stone River in West Columbia with more than 60 alumni of all ages taking part in “Garnetworking with Gamecocks.”


First Lady Cookbook Signing & Tasting at Library
Date: July 29, 2014 6:30 PM
Patricia Moore-Pastidesaccomplished cook, public-health professional, author, and first lady of the University of South Carolinashares stories, insights, and healthy treats from her new cookbook. Learn about simple, delicious cooking methods that make a do-it-yourself healthful lifestyle possible, and recipes that focus on bringing the bounty of the garden to the table in easy and accessible ways.

Alumni Center 'Topping Off' Event
Date: July 31, 2014 9:00 AM
It's a remarkable time for both the University of South Carolina and the Midlands community. The last beam for the university's Alumni Center is going up, and we’re celebrating!

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Atlanta
Date: August 2, 2014 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
My Carolina Club of Atlanta is hosting a send-off party for all incoming Carolina freshmen from around the area. This event will include complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Charlotte
Date: August 2, 2014 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Detroit
Date: August 2, 2014 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
There’s nothing like your first days on campus at Carolina. You're invited to join alumni and students from Detroit to connect and forge friendships before a new semester begins!

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Charlottesville
Date: August 2, 2014 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Washington, DC
Date: August 2, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
My Carolina Club of Washington, DC, is hosting a send-off party for all incoming Carolina freshmen from around the area. This event will include complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Piedmont Triad
Date: August 2, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Greenville
Date: August 3, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
My Carolina Club of Greenville is hosting a send-off party for all incoming Carolina freshmen from around the area. This event will include complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Rock Hill
Date: August 3, 2014 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Myrtle Beach
Date: August 3, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Richmond
Date: August 5, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Freshmen Send-Off, Statesville
Date: August 5, 2014 6:30 PM

Discover Southeast Alaska by Small Ship
Date: August 9, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Eight days of Northern Wonders aboard the Admiralty Dream
               **Tails, Talons, and Totem Poles**

Freshmen Send-Off, Jacksonville
Date: August 9, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Charleston
Date: August 10, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
My Carolina Club of Charleston is hosting a send-off party for all incoming Carolina freshmen from around the area. This event will include complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Freshmen Send-Off Party, Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads
Date: August 10, 2014 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
There’s nothing like your first days on campus at Carolina. You're invited to join alumni and students from Virginia Beach to connect and forge friendships before a new semester begins!

2014 Fall Sports Preview Party
Date: August 14, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The preseason buzz for Carolina football is enormous, following three consecutive 11-win seasons, five wins in a row over Clemson and talent that rivals the best in the SEC. Hear from Coach Spurrier what's in store for the Gamecocks this season as well as from other fall sports coaches about their teams.

Steve Spurrier

This year, we're able to accommodate more alumni, fans and friends, so if you haven't been able to get tickets in the past, now's your chance!

SEC Flag-Football Tournament, Chicago
Date: August 16, 2014 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Chicago-area SEC alumni are kicking off this football season with a little friendly competition!

Baltic Treasures
Date: August 21, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Oceania Cruises:  Copenhagen to Stockholm (10 nights)
The treasures of the Baltic are revealed on this magical voyage aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Nautica. Discover onion-domed cathedrals, Baroque palaces, medieval towns and stunning harbors as you cruise the Baltic Sea to captivating ports in Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Sweden.

SEC Alumni Bash to Benefit Ronald McDonald House, Charlotte
Date: August 22, 2014 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Featuring free beer and food (first-come, first-served) and tons of Southeastern Conference spirit, Charlotte-area SEC alumni and friends are supporting an important cause while having fun bowling and gathering together before the football season turns friends into rivals!

Waterways of Russia
Date: August 28, 2014 to September 7, 2014
St. Petersburg to Moscow cruising aboard the deluxe M.S. Volga Dream

Class of 1964, Make your plans and register today!
Date: October 17, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Join your fellow Class of 1964 classmates for your Golden Reunion. Come back to campus for Homecoming 2014.

Cruising the Exotic Canary Islands and Morocco
Date: November 7, 2014 to November 15, 2014
Casablanca/Marrakech/Tenerife/La Palma/Lanzarote/Gran Canaria aboard the exclusively chartered small ship M.S. SERENISSIMA

Gamecocks vs. Gators Football Road Trip, Piedmont Triad
Date: November 14, 2014 to November 16, 2014

Mayan Mystique
Date: January 6, 2015 to January 16, 2015
 Miami to Miami aboard Ocenania's luxurious Regatta

Sailing the Winward Islands
Date: January 31, 2015 to February 7, 2015
Experience "life under sail" aboard the exclusively chartered 64-passenger M.Y. Le Ponant!

Zambezi Rover
Date: February 5, 2015 to February 16, 2015
Unique new offering featuring the exclusively chartered 28-passenger Five-Star Zambezi Queen river ship!

Date: February 10, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Sydney to Auckland

Date: April 23, 2015 to May 9, 2015
Miami to San Francisco

Flavors of Northern Italy
Date: May 2, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Paris monuments, Impressionist Masters, fabled fortresses, Normandy landscapes, and battlefields both recent and ancient: take it all in, traveling in style by river ship

River Routes and Channel Crossings
Date: May 18, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Montreal to London (16 nights) Aboard the luxurious state-of-the-art Marina!

Paris to Normandy
Date: June 15, 2015 to June 23, 2015
Seven nights aboard the Avalon Creativity!

Vikings, Castles & Kings
Date: June 16, 2015 to July 7, 2015
Cruise aboard Oceania's Nautica to historic and scenic ports of call!
London to London 20 Nights

Great Northern Lights
Date: July 18, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Denmark, Norway, Russia, and Sweden aboard Oceania's Nautica!
Copenhagen to Oslo (20 nights)

Passage of Lewis and Clark
Date: July 18, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Sail seven nights aboard the charming American Empress along the Columbia and Snake Rivers!

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
Date: July 18, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Cruise for seven nights from Juneau, Alaska, through pristine waters of the magnificent Inside Passage to Vancouver, British Columbia, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star small ship M.S. L’AUSTRAL, with spacious, 100% ocean-view Stateroom and Suite accommodations.

Russia's White Sea & Norway's North Cape
Date: July 24, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Casablanca/Marrakech/Tenerife/La Palma/Lanzarote/Gran Canaria Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship M.S. SERENISSIMA

Amazon Discovery Expedition
Date: October 5, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Cruise the Amazon in luxury aboard the Delphin II.  Includes Machu Picchu!

Country Music
Date: October 17, 2015 to October 25, 2015
You'll be enchanted by this river cruise along the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers aboard the American Queen.
Nashville to Chattanooga (8 nights)

European Hideaways
Date: October 22, 2015 to October 30, 2015
Oceania's Riviera takes you from Barcelona to Rome on this luxurious cruise!

Isles and Empires of the Adriatic
Date: October 29, 2015 to November 7, 2015
Sail in luxury on Oceania's Riviera from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Venice with ports of call in Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia!

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