Flash mob breaks out at 2013 BTWC Gala!

flash mob dancing

2013 BTWC Gala raised $64,000 for The Free Medical Clinic and Medical Student Scholarships!
Checks were presented at Senior Banquet.  Each charity received a check for $32,000!

2013 BTWC Gala Planning Committee

Front Row:  Ashlee Justice, Gala Co-chair, Katie Marie Chambers, Rubin Aujla, Joey Helm, Gala Co-Chair, Michele Magee, FMC Board Chair, Sara Sheehan, Gala Co-Chair, Dr. Leigh Bartlett, Alumni Association President.  Back Row:  Grigoriy Klimovich, Blake Hodges, Evan Dingle, Andy Barnes, Lauren Shull, Kelton Banks Wigington, Stephanie Paolini, Mary Beth Seegars, Jodi Dingle.  Committee members not pictured: Chad Barrs, Sierra Cutchin, Brittany Cureton, Jessica Demarest, Ashley Evens, Kiera Goff, Tara Hoff, Patrick Jackson, Catherine Millender, Meera Moham, Cindy Oliva, Devon Peele, Harrison Smith, Nikil Swamy, Elizabeth Williams, Hailey Woollen.  An additional thank you to all other M-I, M-II, M-III and M-IV Volunteers.

2014 Black Tie/White Coat Gala and Class Reunion Weekend

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13th Annual Black Tie/White Coat Gala Weekend
Friday March 7, 2014
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!
13th Anniversary Black Tie/White Coat Gala
Friday March 7, 2014
Location:  701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201; (803) 771-0101
+ + + Free Valet Parking + + +

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
  • 7:30 — 8:00 p.m. — Program (Alumni Award Recipients & Class Reunions Recognized)
  • 8:00 — 11:30 p.m. — Heavy hors d’oeuvres (catering by Southern Way); Dancing with entertainment by Liquid Pleasure; Silent Auction Bidding Ends at 9:00
Tickets $50/Faculty, Friends, Alumni (Grad Year 2008 or before); $65/Sponsor; $35/Student/Staff/Young Alumni (Grad Year 2009 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 ($550,000 raised since 2002).

This year’s Gala is proudly sponsored by the Class of 2014 and the Alumni Association.  We hope to see you there!

Duncan Norton
Class of 2014
Duncan Norton
Hailey Woollen
Class of 2014
Hailey Woollen
Debbie Truluck
Alumni Office
Debbie Truluck
Class Reunions Dinner (1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 & guests)
Date:     Saturday, March 8th
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 2009 (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)


If you are unable to attend, you can make a donation to the Gala and/or the Class Reunion here(please designate gift to Gala or Class Reunion); or, to mail your donation download this form