2015 BTWC Gala & Class Reunions raised over $57,000 for the School of Medicine and over $30,000 for The Free Medical Clinic!

flash mob dancing

BTWC Gala Planning Committee – Class of 2015
Front Row: Kourtney Snodgrass, Emily Miller, Meg Maultsby, Hannah Purcell, Mackenzie Gwynne, Tara Hoff, Christina Abrams, Sierra Burgin, Kiera Goff
Back Row: Blake Goodbar, Joey Cao, Scott Davis, Garrett Holder, Andrew Peters

Class of 2015 breaks out in a flash mob to Uptown Funk!

2016 Black Tie/White Coat Gala and Class Reunion Weekend


2016 Annual Black Tie/White Coat Gala Weekend
Friday March 4th
Alumni Association Full-Membership Meeting

  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Humphries Board Room, Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor, VA Campus
  • All alumni and students welcome!
2016 Black Tie/White Coat Gala
Friday March 4th
Location:  *New* USC Alumni Center
900 Senate Street (at Lincoln Street), Columbia, SC 29201
  • 6:00 — 11:30 p.m. — Silent Auction bidding ends at 9:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 — 6:30 p.m. — Class Reunions Cocktails/Registration
  • 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Gala Registration/Cocktails
  • 6:30 — 11:30 p.m. — Heavy hors d’oeuvres (catering by Southern Way); Dancing with entertainment by Liquid Pleasure
  • 7:30 — 8:00 p.m. — Program
Tickets $50/Faculty, Friends, Alumni (Grad Year 2010 or before); $65/Sponsor; $35/Student/Staff/Young Alumni (Grad Year 2011 or later)

The Black Tie/White Coat Gala was started in 2002 by fourth-year medical students at the School of Medicine with the hope of making a lasting contribution to both the School of Medicine and the Greater Columbia community. The event brings together alumni, students, faculty, friends, and colleagues from Columbia and around the country. A silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music makes this a memorable occasion for a great cause!

This year, as in years past, 100% of the proceeds from the gala will support our two charities: the School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund and The Free Medical Clinic in Columbia (over $660,000 raised since 2002).

This year’s Gala is proudly sponsored by the Class of 2016 and the Alumni Association.  We hope to see you there!

Harrison Smith
Class of 2016
Harrison Smith

Ashley Evens
Class of 2016
Ashley Evens
Debbie Truluck
Alumni Office
Debbie Truluck
Class Reunions Dinner (1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 & guests)
Date:     Saturday, March 5th
Location:  Hilton Columbia Center (Dinner by Ruth’s Chris Steak House)
924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201 (Vista between Park and Lincoln Streets)
Time:  6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $60/person (cash bar)
$35/young alumni, class of 2011 (cash bar)
Attire:    Dressy casual
Hotel Reservations: 

Hilton Columbia Center, 803-744-7800
(ask for the group rate for USC SOM Alumni Weekend or USCM)

Class Reunion Co-Chairs:
Class of 1988 – Drs. Tom Goldschmidt and Bonnie Ramsey
Class of 1986 – Drs. Suzette Caudle and March Seabrook
Class of 1991 – Dr. Bill Bragdon
Class of 1996 – Dr. Beth Mathias
Class of 2001 – Drs. Brian Keisler, Caroline Powell and Brian Powell
Class of 2006 – Drs. Andy Sides and Wallisa Vaughn
Class of 2011 – Drs. Lauren Barron, Keith Barron, and Ray Comer