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2017 BTWC Gala & Class Reunions raise over $38,000 for the School of Medicine and over $22,500 for The Free Medical Clinic!

BTWC Gala Planning Committee – Class of 2017
Pictured: Kelly Shymkiw, J.D. Spearman, Erik Eadie, Sean Christensen,
Elizabeth Kelly, J. D. Hammond, Paige Cisa, Kevin Mays, Laura Bagwell
Not shown: Elizabeth Baker, M-3, Abby Clark, M-2, Brewer Eberly, Class of 2017

Photo Booth Fun!

2018 Black Tie/White Coat Gala and Class Reunion Weekend

USC’s My Carolina Alumni Center

2018 Annual Black Tie/White Coat Gala Weekend
Friday March 9th
Alumni Association Board Meeting

  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Humphries Board Room, Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor, VA Campus
  • All alumni and students welcome!
2018 Black Tie/White Coat Gala
Date: Friday March 9th
Location:USC My Carolina Alumni Center
900 Senate Street (at Lincoln Street), Columbia, SC 29201
Parking:Enter garage from Park Street – My Carolina Alumni Center entrance on second level (follow My Carolina signs to the entrance).
  • 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 and silent auction (catering by Southern Way); Dancing with entertainment by Liquid Pleasure
  • 9:00 p.m. — Silent Auction bidding closes

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 $750,000 raised since 2002).

This year’s Gala is proudly sponsored by the Class of 2018 and the Alumni Association.  We hope to see you there!

Elizabeth Baker
Class of 2018

Nora Demchur
Class of 2018

Kelsey Snedecor
Class of 2018

Kaitlyn Torres
Class of 2018

Class Reunions Family Friendly BBQ(1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 & guests)
Class Reunions Family Friendly BBQ
Date:Saturday, March 10th
Location:The Zone @ Williams Brice Stadium
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Tour of Williams Brice (arrive at 4:45 p.m. Tour will leave promptly at 5:00 p.m.)
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Registration and Social Hour
  • 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Reunion Program
    • BBQ, fixins, Beaufort stew and more! (catered by Hudson's Classic Catering)
$35/young alumni, class of 2013
Attire:Casual Attire
Hotel Reservations:

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

Other hotel options here.