Through charitable giving, special events, and more, the GSSM alumni community maintains strong ties with their school and with one another. Update your information in our Alumni Portal today.

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Alumni Directory

Connect with your classmates, find Govies in your city, and network with alumni in your profession.

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Alumni Association

The GSSM Alumni Association provides opportunities for alumni to stay connected and to support the School. In addition to numerous networking opportunities - whether social, professional, or educational - the Association also offers an opportunity to give back through participation in the classroom as mentors, speakers, panelists, on alumni boards and committees, and by attending programs and events.  We recognize that alumni voices are crucial to showing current and future GSSM students their options and potential. 

At GSSM, we make a special effort to reach out to our graduates wherever they are.  Alumni can create a profile in our Alumni Directory. This online feature is a free, password-protected way to connect with your classmates, find other Govies in your geographic area or career field, and update your contact information. Alumni can also check out the GSSM Alumni Facebook Page, where school and alumni news is posted regularly.

GSSM graduates around the world maintain their connection to the School through the Alumni Association.  Be in charge of your future and stay connected with us!

2022-2023 Alumni Association Board Members
  • Laura Atkinson '94
  • Ehsan Benrashid '02
  • Will Billbrough '18
  • Adam Brannon '96
  • Angela Crum '96
  • Britt Garris '95
  • Kristin Garris '90, Past President
  • Matt Hands '91, President
  • Melody Drummond Hansen '96
  • Tyler Harvey '11
  • Rusty Hawes '14
  • Darby Kirven '08
  • Susan Lucas Kamat '90
  • Makaala Mazat '91
  • Paul Moore '90
  • Victoria Phelan '13
  • Alex Sizemore '16
  • Justin Smith '16
  • Eric Spivey '93
  • Emmanuel Tedder '04
  • Danna Vach '90
  • Avis Wright '95

Ex Officio

  • Brigitte Chapman '94, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Shane Farmer '10, Analytics & Development Manager
  • Beth Dinndorf, GSSM Foundation Executive Director
  • Danny Dorsel '90, GSSM President
  • Dr. Elaine Parshall, GSSM Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Cathy Thomas, Dean of Students
  • Dr. Jennifer Blair, Director of College Counseling and Advising
GSSM Alumni Association By-Laws_updated 11.17.22.pdf


Your support helps make the GSSM experience possible for students across the Palmetto State by connecting them to the resources they need to thrive. Thank you for helping Govies realize their full potential and empowering them to become the next generation of innovators!

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Alumni Events

Book Club

Join us for good friends & great reads!

The Fall 2022 book club selection will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Previous Alumni Book Club Selections:
  • March 2021: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • July 2021: Mamba's Daughters: A Novel of Charleston by Dubose Heyward
  • 2023: TBD

Augusta Kinect: March 8, 2023

Townes Award Dinner: March 15, 2023

Houston Reconnect: March 29, 2023

Dallas Reconnect: March 30, 2023

Myrtle Beach Kinect: Rescheduled, Date TBD

Raleigh Reconnect: April 26, 2023

Fort Mill Kinect: May 9, 2023

Boston Reconnect: May 17, 2023

Spartanburg Kinect: June 6, 2023

Florence Kinect: June 13, 2023


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Winter Gathering

The annual Alumni Winter Gathering is a great time to reconnect with your GSSM classmates, meet Govies from other classes, and celebrate our common experiences. Join us on Thursday, December 15, in Columbia, SC at Steel Hands Brewing!

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Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alum Award is presented annually by the GSSM Alumni Association to a person who, through their post-GSSM education, work, and personal endeavors, exemplifies the success one can achieve through the foundation of a GSSM education.

Past Recipients

  • 2022: Dr. Jamie Lathan '96
  • 2021: Dr. Brygg Ullmer '91
  • 2020: Wilson White '99
  • 2019: Dr. Nathan Kwan '04
  • 2018: Kevin Short '93
  • 2017: Dr. Jason Hong '93
  • 2016: Mary Ellen Player '00
  • 2015: Dr. Errol Fields '94
  • 2014: Shontavia Jackson Johnson '99
  • 2013: Eddie Nance '00
  • 2012: Aziz Ansari '00
  • 2011: The Honorable Shiva Hodges '91