"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

Welcome to MOMENTUM

Kathleen Trainor ’21 • Atlanta, GA

MEET A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Kathleen Trainor ’21 • Atlanta, GA Honors College Psychology major and French Languages minor  Draisin Family Endowed Scholarship “I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Draisin Family Endowed...
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Alumna’s Legacy to ‘Keep Going’ With New Scholarship

A love of teaching brought Lt. Colonel Hubert “Herb” Rentz, Jr. and College of Charleston alumna Elizabeth “Beth” Reid ’80 together, and today, that shared love is their legacy. “Beth played such an important role in education,” Rentz...
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New scholarships pay tribute to couple’s devotion to helping others and to each other

Dr. John Covington ’84 and Professor Robert J. Lukey were a couple for nearly 36 years and shared a passion for travel, the arts, healthcare and education. Both were deeply committed to helping others regardless of...
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The Critical Role of the College Libraries

The College Libraries make up the nexus of CofC, and with hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, their critical services are needed now more than ever.   From the laptop lending program to research help for students and instructional support to faculty for online classes, the Libraries are dedicated to serving...
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Champion for Women in Business

Joanna Lau, founder and CEO of executive consulting and investment company Lau Acquisitions and member of the College of Charleston’s School of Business Board of Governors, is on a mission. “Women make a great impact in the economy and the workplace,”...
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The Sterns’ Lasting Legacy

When Theodore “Ted” S. Stern became the College of Charleston’s 16th president in 1968, the College was integrating the campus and facing a financial crisis. Stern proved to be just the right person to get the College through the hardships and move it forward.  A visionary who knew how to make the College grow, Stern transformed the...
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About Momentum


We enjoy sharing stories about the impact of your generous support, and Momentum is just one of the ways we aim to keep you engaged and informed about what you make possible for our students, faculty, staff and campus. We also publish the annual Donor Digest, post stories on our College of Charleston Giving Facebook page and highlight donors and beneficiaries on our website, giving.cofc.edu. If you have feedback or story ideas, please contact Carin Jorgensen at 843.953.5859 or jorgensencl@cofc.edu. We’d love to hear from you!

Latest Stories

Kathleen Trainor ’21 • Atlanta, GA
March 8, 2021
Alumna’s Legacy to ‘Keep Going’ With New Scholarship
March 2, 2021
New scholarships pay tribute to couple’s devotion to helping others and to each other
March 2, 2021

Scholarship Recipient Profiles

Kathleen Trainor ’21 • Atlanta, GA
March 8, 2021
Samba Ndiaye ’21 • Dakar, Senegal
December 11, 2020
Jody Bell ’23 • Riverside, CT
August 28, 2020

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