2017 Richland/Lexington President's Reception

The My Carolina Club of Richland and Lexington Counties is proud to host the 23rd Annual President’s Reception with President Harris Pastides and Ms. Patricia Moore-Pastides on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. We hope that you can join us May 11 for an opportunity to hear remarks from President Pastides, connect with fellow My Carolina members and to tour your alumni home, if you have not yet had a chance to do so.

This event is quite special because alumni, like you, make contributions to support the reception. Sponsors will be showcased in several ways, including name recognition in the invitation (if sponsorship is received by Monday, March 27) and signage at the reception.

  • Due to a concert at Colonial Life Arena, parking is available for a $10 (cash only) fee in the City of Columbia Garage at Park and Pendleton Streets. You may enter the Alumni Center through the entrance from the 2nd floor of the garage. Parking spots in the adjoining Park Street Garage are subject to availability and are not guaranteed by the Alumni Center. The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking.
  • If you have not yet had a chance to tour your alumni home, tours of the Alumni Center will begin at the grand staircase on the first floor at 5:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Due to the nature of this event, business attire is recommended.




Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM



UofSC Alumni Center
900 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201



Selena Chavis


Thanks to our sponsors


Nationwide Insurance


Syvia and Marion Hanna


Christy and Thad Westbrook


Mary Beth and Lee Bussell
Sharon and Frank Caggiano
Helen and Roger Coffman
Mary Anne Fitzpatrick and Roman Kyweluk
Martha and Ed Tucker


Courtney and Todd Avant
Ann Avignone-Braithwaite and Frank Avignone
Brooke Bailey
Black Alumni Council
Leslie and John Brunelli
Rita and Marvin Caughman
Betsy and David Choate
William P. Ellerbe Jr.
Bruce Fewell
Dolores and Charles Gatch
Beth Phibbs
Blanche and Mike Quinn
Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed
Jan and Gene Schofield


Dawn and Jack Bailey
Becky and Terry Bishop
Jerry Brennecke
Julia B. Brooker
Becky and John Brooks
Becky and John Brooks
Lorna and Dan Brown
Maris and Dennis Cannon
Tonya Chambers
Helen Childers
Marjorie M. Claytor
Anna and Larry Corley
Theresa Counts-Davis
Valerie and Tony DesChamps
Stephen Lee Dutton
Mary and John Fechtel
Sue C Ferguson
Dr. Staci N. Gaffos
Jennifer and Rob Gibbons
Julia and Richard Gilbert
Dianne and Phil Gregory
Kathleen and Ralph Gregory
Janina and Alan Grimsley
Lorette Robinson and John Hamilton
Anne and Flynn Harrell
Beth and Harvey Helman
Meghan and Wes Hickman
Shelly and Gus Hoffmeyer
Sandra and Howard Hughes
Emma and Ken Humphries
Jennifer Jablonski
Betty and Tom Jackson
Tina M. Jones
Margaret Jordan and Bob Kramer
Mrs. Irwin Kahn
Lisa Kalsbeck
Donna and Tim Kersey
Dr. James C. Lane
Barbara and Wayne Ledbetter
Barney Lindley
Martha and Ford Mason
Linda and Herb Matthews
Gina and Sam McCuen
Liz McMillan and Keith Postal
Jo and Jerry Mewbourn
Debbie Padgett
Camillia Austin
Catherine and Ken Prosser
Donna S. Pullen
Nancy and Gene Reeder
Margaret and David Rembert
Pat and Clifton Rogers
Maro and Hugh Rogers
Hasan Ross-EL
Carol Routh
Michael Sumter
Debbie and John Wentzell
Ashley Wheeling-Goodson and Sam Johnson
Lois Duke Whitaker and Andrew Jackson Whitaker
Kevin N. White and John Robert Barth
Rose T. Wilkins

Young Alumni

Katie and Nick Annan
Deb Krell
Sarah Britt
Robyn E. Cranmer
Sarah Hearn
Julie and Matt Holycross
Sarah Leverette
Ashley Pullen
Anna Cate and Christopher Wentzell