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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 Scholarship. Thanks to generous educational scholarships like theirs, I am able to pursue my goals in higher education and prepare myself to tackle even greater tasks. To tell you a little about myself, I...
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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 says of his wife who passed away in 2017. “She is still missed by a lot of people whose lives she touched.” Wanting to celebrate Reid’s passion for teaching and education, Rentz established the Elizabeth...
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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 age, race, religion, origin and sexual orientation or identification. It is in this spirit of giving opportunity to the next generations that Lukey and Covington sought to establish and support scholarships. The newly established...
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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 the CofC community — no matter the medium.   The Libraries’ decision to pursue online avenues of research, instruction and accessibility aggressively long predates COVID-19. In 2014, before many of their South Carolina higher-ed peers, the Libraries embraced emerging digital...
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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,” she says. “The mission for the Center for Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is to promote the advancement of women.”  Lau is a successful leader in a male–dominated industry, but she’s not interested in talking about her success. Her goal is to take the lessons she and other successful business women have learned and share...
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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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