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!

2023-2024 Alumni Association Board Members
  • Laura Atkinson '94
  • Jonathan Beam '04
  • Will Billbrough '18
  • Angela Crum '96
  • Melody Drummond-Hansen '96
  • Britt Garris '95, President
  • Kristin Garris '90
  • Kara Goode '00
  • Matt Hands '91, Immediate Past President
  • Rusty Hawes '14
  • Darby Kirven '08
  • Henry Klimek '22
  • Charlotte Lominicki '92, Secretary
  • Susan Lucas Kamat '90
  • Makaala Mazat '91, President Elect
  • Paul Moore '90
  • Victoria Phelan '13, Parliamentarian
  • Natalie Rao '01
  • Justin Smith '16
  • Eric Spivey '93
  • Emmanuel Tedder '04
  • Joseph Telaak '22
  • Jacqueline Tobin '16
  • 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 Spring 2024 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

23-24 Alumni Reconnects, Sites TBD
August 30 – Chicago Reconnect 
September 12 – Nashville Reconnect 
September 13 – Atlanta Reconnect 
September 26 – San Diego Reconnect 
September 27 – LA Reconnect 
September 28 – San Francisco Reconnect 
October 10 – NYC Reconnect  
October 25 – Denver Reconnect  

October 29 - Fall Virtual Party
November 15 – Charleston Reconnect

December 13 - GSSM's Annual Winter Gathering in Columbia at the Hunter Gatherer Hangar

January 9 – Charlotte Reconnect
February 7 – Greenville Reconnect
February 13 – Clemson Reconnect
March 5 – Durham Reconnect 
March 6 – Fort Mill Reconnect 

April 15 - Houston Reconnect and Robotics Celebration
April 19-21  - GSSM All-Class Reunion


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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 14, in Columbia, SC!

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Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alum 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 include educators, engineers, entertainers, lawyers, physicians, and more. Criteria for the award include post-GSSM education, work, and personal endeavors; commitment to GSSM and/or the State of South Carolina; and commitment to “spreading the word” and increasing the reach of GSSM on the state or national stage. Nominations for the 2024 Outstanding Alum will be accepted through July 18, 2024.