Family Means You Matter
Newberry College is one big family, and it’s important to stay connected. The Alumni Association exists to foster alumni identity, information sharing, interest, involvement, and investment in support of Newberry College. Please keep in touch!
- Promote fellowship
- Increase loyalty
- Unite alumni and friends
- Link alumni with students and the College
- Assist in recruiting students
- Assist students with internships and networking
- Support the aims of the College
- Help with the expansion of the achievements and influence of Newberry College
- Keep your address, phone number, e-mail address, career, education and family changes up to date. (Use the Web site, e-mail, phone, or postal service.)
- Display your diploma in your home or office.
- Wear your Newberry College alumni pin.
- Display a Newberry College decal on your car.
- Participate in alumni activities.
- Recruit students.
- Contribute each year.
- Read Dimensions, the College website and special mail.
- Come back for Homecoming and other special events and bring others.
- Encourage classmates to stay in touch.
- Send notes about alumni stars so we can tell the good news.
- Volunteer to help us keep up with your class, area, or group.
Alumni Association Awards
The Newberry College Alumni Association is proud to recognize alumni and friends for their service to the College, the church, and their communities. Awards are presented at the Alumni Association annual meeting. Nominations may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented to an alumnus/a over the age of 40 who best exemplifies commitment to and support of Newberry College. Additional consideration is given for service to church, community, state, and nation.
This award is named for Thomas A. “Dude” Epting (1924), Professor of French at Newberry College for 42 years, 1926-1968. He was a regular participant in all college activities. After his retirement, he continued to serve and be a visible presence on the Newberry campus.
Presented to an alumnus/a aged 40 or younger who best exemplifies commitment to and support of Newberry College. Additional consideration is given for service to church, community, state, and nation.
This award is named for Phillip T. Kelly, Jr.(1933) who served on the staff at Newberry College from 1941 to 1975. He was Dean of Men and later served as Alumni Director. He had a willing spirit, jovial personality, and a high commitment to Newberry College. Three of his children attended Newberry College.
Presented to a non-alumnus/a who best exemplifies commitment to and support of Newberry College. Additional consideration is given for service to church, community, state, and nation.
This award is named for Noah and Pansy Derrick, who lived in Columbia, South Carolina. They were active in the life of their local congregation, gave generously of their time, talents, and resources to Newberry College and were respected citizens in the community.
The criteria for the Alumni Distinguished Service Award states that the award must be given to a Newberry alumnus/a who has made significant contributions to the ideals set forth in a liberal arts education. Distinctive service may have been rendered on national, state, and/or local levels. Nominees from each of the academic departments may be considered for the award. The recipient must exemplify creative and continuous personal growth and a willingness to embrace our changing world. This award also recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the recipient’s profession, community, society, and/or college.
This award is to recognize courageous action or noteworthy bravery by a person who is an alumnus/a of Newberry College. Potential recipients of the Award of Valor, when confronted with situations involving personal danger, acted with valor to avert or minimize potential disaster.
Valor is described as “the strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to brave danger with boldness and firmness.” Members of the armed forces, police or fire departments may receive the award for duty-connected actions if their actions were “clearly above and beyond the call of duty.” The award is not presented automatically on an annual basis and will be presented based on the nominations from family, friends, or interested alumni. The award can be presented posthumously to the family of the recipient if their heroic action cost them their life.