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Countdown to Townes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:02am

The 21st Annual Townes Award Dinner is less than two weeks away! After months of planning, we are very excited to see it all come together on March 12, 2013, at the Downtown Columbia Marriott.

As one of the newer additions to the GSSM Foundation staff, I am new to the planning process for this exciting event. I have attended the dinner many times in the past and always was amazed by how unique, interesting and inspiring the evenings were. Now I know how it is done! The answer: hard work, dedication and lots of love.

The theme of this year's Townes Dinner is "Keep on Dreaming." This theme is appropriate to not only GSSM, a school that is turning 25 years old this year and looking toward the future, but the 2013 Townes honoree and keynote speaker. The honoree, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, just recently turned its 50-year dream into reality, while keynote speaker Dan DiMicco, executive chairman of Nucor Corporation, was the second-longest serving CEO of Nucor, an SC-based company that started with a dream.

Maybe it is just the idea that our dreams can become our reality, or perhaps that GSSM is educating people who will dream the dreams that push our state forward... but there is definitely something in the air making this Townes Dinner feel very special. We hope that you will agree!

Prepare for a night of optimism, inspiration and dreamers... we can't wait to see you there!

Alison Mann
Director of Marketing

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