50th Anniversary Events

September: Spotlight on International Perspectives

September 13

50 Parties Around the World
In honor of the signing of the Florida Presbyterian College's charter on September 16, 1958, the Alumni Association, Alumni Chapters and friends of the College will be hosting parties in Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, New York, Boston, London, and other spots around the world on September 13, 2008. To host an event where you live, please contact Grace Lager '97, Director of Alumni Relations, at 727.864.7735 or lagerg@eckerd.edu.

October: Spotlight on Spiritual Life

October 18

International Day of Service
In 2006-07, Eckerd students donated more than 59,000 community service hours. At the Opening Convocation on February 21, 2008, current Eckerd students will issue a challenge to alumni and friends to complete 50,000 hours of community service before the final Extravaganza Weekend, November 12-16.

November: Spotlight on the Arts

November 12-16

50th Anniversary Celebratory Events | Learn more here
The five-day celebration will combine:

  • Special events with Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Biologist Edward O. Wilson
  • A focus on Eckerd's visual and performing arts;
  • Alumni Weekend;
  • An Eckerd College Board of Trustees meeting; and
  • The public launch of the College's Transformations Campaign.

* Denotes events that are part of the Presidential Events Series (eckerd.edu/president/pes)