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As we enter into the winter season, we reflect back on the busy fall season we enjoyed with our Morris Harvey College and University of Charleston alumni family! From alumni gatherings scattered throughout the region to annual Homecoming festivities, we have had a wonderful time meeting our alumni from over the years. Enjoy  this video  recapping fall in review here at the University of Charleston and read on to catch up on all things alumni!
Bringing UC to You!
This fall, we brought UC to YOU, holding alumni gatherings in Cincinnati, New York City, Washington D.C., and Pittsburgh. These events were great opportunities to meet fellow alums, learn more about what's going on at the University, and meet our president, Dr. Marty Roth. Enjoy a few pictures from the events below!

Reunion in a Box

Have you recently had an informal reunion in your area? Let us know! We love to see pictures of Golden Eagles gathering all over, and we are always happy to share "reunion news." Haven't had a gathering but want to? We can help! If you are planning an unofficial reunion in your area, contact the alumni office beforehand for a "Reunion in a Box." For parties of six or more alumni, we will send you some UC "swag" for your event and help communicate your event with other alumni in your area! 
New Jersey area alums recently assembled for an informal alumni gathering - thanks for sharing pictures with us!

Be on the Lookout!

Be sure to check our Facebook page often to see if there is an alumni gathering coming to a city near you!
December Commencement 
On December 9, we celebrated the 2018 graduating class. Nearly 100 Golden Eagles graduated from their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, earning degrees in their respective fields and joining the ranks of their fellow alumni. The University welcomed Senator Joe Manchin as the guest speaker for the ceremony; Senator Manchin was also given an honorary Doctor of Law degree from UC. We are proud of our newest graduating class and eager to see all they accomplish in the future! Congrats, class of 2018!

Homecoming 2018

Our annual Homecoming & Family Weekend did not disappoint! Alumni from across the country traveled to Charleston to join in on the festivities. The weekend included events on and off campus, various UC sporting events, our annual Homecoming tailgate, and more. The class of 1968 celebrated their 50th reunion and were honored on the football field prior to the game. Enjoy a few pictures from the weekend below - we hope to see you at Homecoming 2019!

Members of the graduating classes of 1968, 1978, and 1973 celebrating their milestone reunions

Alumni Spotlight

Alumna of the Year - Dr. Bren Stevens 

Every year, one standout alum is nominated for the title of "Alum of the Year." This year's recipient of the award was none other than our very own, Dr. Bren Stevens.  Bren graduated from the University of Charleston in 1980. For nineteen years, she led an impressive career as the head volleyball coach. In 2012, Bren was promoted to the position of Director of Athletics and has taken the athletics program to new heights ever since. Under her leadership, the number of student athletes on campus has increased from 311 in 2012 to 585 this year. Bren has also increased athletic participation by adding new athletic teams over the last six years. Thirty-eight different teams or individuals have advanced to the NCAA tournament since Bren has been leading the athletic department, including the first national championship in UC history with the men's soccer team in 2017. She also serves in a variety of leadership positions within the NCAA, NACDA, and Women Leaders in College Sports. Bren tirelessly works to maintain academic excellence, competitive success, program integrity and external outreach across the entire department. 

We are so proud of Bren and lucky to have her leading our athletics department here at UC. Congratulations, Bren!
Golden Eagle Athletic Updates

Historic Year for Men's Cross Country 

Our five year old cross country team showed just how far they have come in such a short time this season. The men claimed the 2018 Mountain East Conference and NCAA Atlantic Region titles, with coach Nick Bias being named the NCAA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. The team advanced to the NCAA finals where they finished in the Top 25, a first for the program. Additionally, UC junior Jack Mastandrea made history by becoming the first athlete from UC and the Mountain East Conference to be named an All-American for his performance at the NCAA finals in Pittsburgh. The team made a name for itself on a national level and proved that they are just getting started. 
Coming Up in 2019

Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019 will be held the weekend of October 18th-20th. The graduating classes of 1969, 1974, and 1979 will be celebrating their milestone reunion years; if you are a member of a milestone reunion class and would like to serve as a class ambassador during the planning of your reunion, please let us know. Next year's Homecoming will also include the inauguration ceremony for our newest president, Dr. Marty Roth. The weekend is sure to be one to remember, so make plans to join us!

It's time to #GiveForGold

Our second annual give day will take place on Thursday, February 21st. Beginning Thursday morning, we will have 24 hours to raise money for a specific project that will directly impact UC students. Stay tuned for more information on the project and how you can show your support!

We're Coming to Florida!

Save the date - we will be in Florida on Tuesday, January 22nd for a gathering of alumni and friends. The event will be in the home of alum Dave Gallagher in Longboat Key; the full address will be sent soon. If you are in the area, make plans to join us!

Support UC Students in 2018

Thanks to all our alumni who have made a gift in support of UC students in 2018. If you'd like to join our alumni donors who are making a difference for our students with their generous support, you can make your gift by clicking here, or mail your check to UC at 2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304. You can also now set up automatic, monthly giving, which allows for you to make a greater impact over time with manageable, periodic gifts by clicking here. Make your gift by year's end to receive tax benefits for 2018, to the extent allowed by law. We count on and appreciate the support of our dedicated alums!

For more information on how you can give, please contact Catherine Eckley at 

Alumni Resources and Information

Share Your Big News!
If you have news you'd like to share - a new job or promotion, a big move, a recent retirement, or an addition to the family, for instance - let us know by contacting Molly Ballard. We will include all updates in "Class Notes" in the next issue of the  Maroon & Gold

Let's Keep in Touch!
We want to make sure we have your most current information so we can keep in contact with you.  Please take time to update your information here . It's easy to complete online and will only take a few minutes!

Sign up for HandShake
Have you checked out the job opportunities listed for alumni on Handshake? Handshake is a posting system offered to alumni from the Center for Career Development where students and alumni can find updated job postings specific to UC. For more information about the system and to access it for the first time, please contact  Travis Kahle .

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