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Alumni Leadership Council

The Eckerd College Alumni Leadership Council is a group of committed residential alumni with demonstrated affinity and connections who wish to serve the College in the capacity of informed advocates. The purpose of the Alumni Leadership Council is:

  1. to represent and give voice to Eckerd College in businesses, communities and organizations across the country;
  2. to serve as volunteer leaders in building the Eckerd alumni community across regions, class years, and affinities.
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Eckerd College Friends of the Arts

Eckerd College Friends of the Arts is a donor-supported organization that informs and energizes audiences for the arts at the College; strengthens the bonds between the College, the Tampa Bay community and Eckerd alumni around the globe; ignites passion in developing artists; and supports the College’s efforts to provide superior opportunities for students to grow and learn in an environment of uncompromised artistic integrity and academic freedom.

More about the Eckerd College Friends of the Arts

Fostering the Creative Process

Eckerd College Friends of the Arts is a donor-supported organization that does the following:

  • informs and energizes audiences for the arts at the College;
  • strengthens the bonds between the College, the Tampa Bay community and Eckerd alumni around the globe;
  • ignites passion in developing artists; and
  • supports the College’s efforts to provide superior opportunities for students to grow and learn in an environment of uncompromised artistic integrity and academic freedom.

Strongly rooted in the College’s mission to enrich mind, body and spirit, Friends of the Arts is dedicated to increasing visibility and support of the arts at Eckerd College.

Setting this organization apart are the opportunities for members to interact with Eckerd students of various majors and from different parts of the world who are exploring the creative process and finding their own voices within the creative arts. In the words of Professor of Visual Arts Arthur Skinner, a 1972 Eckerd alumnus who has taught at his alma mater since 1976, “Art itself can change and enrich lives, whether or not one pursues a career in art.”

The Creative Arts at Eckerd College

The Creative Arts Collegium faculty are dedicated to promoting the development of creativity in each person and the integration of the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of the self. Sharing a belief in the value of experiential learning, members of the collegium recognize that students learn as much through experiencing the creative process as in the completion of a project. Programs include art, music, theatre, creative writing, interdisciplinary arts, human development and communication—all of which encourage students of any academic major to explore and express their talents within the context of freedom with responsibility. We seek to raise each student’s awareness of his or her own creative potential. Many of our alumni have achieved distinguished careers in fields as richly varied as opera, writing, teaching, performance, marketing, social work, visual arts, design, architecture, editing, communication and arts administration.

Florida Partners in Scholarship

Established in 2013, the Florida Partners in Scholarship program helps provide Floridians access to a personal, life-changing education at Eckerd College—the only national private liberal arts college in Florida—through scholarships funded by corporations and other organizations that seek to employ highly educated graduates, thus growing Florida’s network of top professionals.

Kadel Society

The Kadel Society recognizes those who have made arrangements to include Eckerd College in their estate plans. Eckerd’s gift officers can work with you and your financial planner, attorney or other advisor to determine how best to structure your gift to take greatest advantage of tax breaks and estate planning guidelines, and ultimately realize your goals for supporting Eckerd College.

More about the Kadel Society

If you have included Eckerd College in your estate plans, you can join the Kadel Society by simply sharing those intentions with us. By allowing Eckerd to include your name with the many alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who have made similar gift arrangements, you affirm the importance of planning for the College’s future and inspire others to follow your example. We would enjoy the opportunity to thank you and welcome you into this group named in honor of the College’s founding president, William H. Kadel.

For more information on gift planning or assistance in making Eckerd College a part of your estate plans, please contact 727-864-8409 or schneite@eckerd.edu.

National Advisory Council

Established in 2010, the Eckerd College National Advisory Council is a group of committed Eckerd alumni, parents and friends with demonstrated professional success who serve the College in the capacity of advocates and advisors.

The purpose of the National Advisory Council is twofold: 1) to represent and give voice to Eckerd College in businesses, communities and organizations across the country; and 2) to identify emerging issues of concern or areas for potential growth at the College.

National Advisory Council member list

Established in 2010, the Eckerd College National Advisory Council is a group of committed Eckerd alumni, parents and friends with demonstrated professional success who serve the College in the capacity of advocates and advisors.

The purpose of the National Advisory Council is twofold: 1) to represent and give voice to Eckerd College in businesses, communities and organizations across the country; and 2) to identify emerging issues of concern or areas for potential growth at the College.

The following dedicated professionals have accepted nominations to serve on the Eckerd College National Advisory Council:

  • Mr. Robert H. Atwell, Consultant, Association of Governing Boards; Sarasota, Fla.
  • Ms. Christy Chapin Ellinger ’94, Integrated Marketing Senior Director,PEOPLE; New York, N.Y.
  • Ms. Taryn D. Fielder ’99, Assistant General Counsel, DiamondRock Hospitality Company; Bethesda, Md.
  • Dr. James C. Flagg ’73, Associate Professor and Carrol W. Phillips Faculty Fellow in Business Administration, Texas A&M Mays Business School; College Station, Texas
  • Mrs. Harriet Mayor Fulbright (GP ’13), Board Chairman, Harriet Fulbright College; Arlington, Va.
  • Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry (P ’10), Managing Director and Department Head, UBS Global Asset Management; New York, N.Y.
  • Mr. Michael H. Graham (P ’08, ’13), Institutional Consulting Director and Senior Vice President–Investments, Graystone Consulting; Baltimore, Md.
  • Mr. John Griswold (P ’09), Executive Director, Commonfund Institute; Wilton, Conn.
  • Mr. Howard Kennedy (H ’64), President and CEO, H.K. Enterprises, Inc.; Ramsey, N.J.
  • Ms. Eve A. Konstan ’89, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Home Box Office, Inc.; New York, N.Y.
  • Mr. Dennis J. Lehane ’88, Author; Boston, Mass.
  • Mr. Philip S. Link (P ’10), Retired Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Executive Secretariat; St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Dr. Susan A. Lukens, Assistant Professor of Theology, Msalato Theological College; Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Dr. Theodore J. Marchese, Consultant; McLean, Va.
  • Mr. Stephen J. Mitchell, Partner, Squire Sanders, LLP; Tampa, Fla.
  • Mr. Jeffrey O. Moreno ’88, Attorney/Partner, Thompson, Hine & Flory, LLP; Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Jane Arbuckle Petro ’68, Retired Plastic Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C.; Jamaica Plain, Mass.
  • Mr. John M. Pollock ’90, Senior Vice President and Florida Regional Agency Manager, BB&T–Oswald Trippe and Company; Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Mrs. Sandra Ripberger ’68, Retired Communications Director, Spence-Chapin Services; Bradenton, Fla.
  • Mr. Johnnie L. Roberts ’77, Consultant; South Orange, N.J.
  • Dr. Frederick A. Russ ’66, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Cincinnati; Carrboro, N.C.
  • Ms. Sarah L. Sieloff ’06, Team Lead–Memphis, White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities; Memphis, Tenn.
  • Dr. Susan A. Slaugenhaupt ’85, Associate Professor of Neurology (Genetics), Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Boston, Mass.
  • Mr. Matthew W. Staman ’92, Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group; Chicago, Ill.
  • Ms. Robin L. Suarez ’85, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc.; Orlando, Fla.
  • Mr. Michael M. Wilson ’68, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, NextEra Energy, Inc.; Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Ken Wiseman (P ’12), President of Professional Services, Cannon Design; Arlington, Va.
  • Mr. F. Kenneth Wolfe, Director of Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC); St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Mr. Quinton Y. Zondervan ’92, Entrepreneur; Somerville, Mass.

Parent Council

The Eckerd College Parent Council is a group of committed volunteers who support the College by attending local and regional events, helping with Admission efforts, strengthening communication between parents and the College, and supporting the Parent Fund.

President’s Collegium

The President’s Collegium giving society was created to honor the College’s most generous benefactors. President’s Collegium members provide the financial foundation on which the College builds its outstanding educational programs, and they ensure that future generations of students will have the opportunity to pursue excellence at Eckerd. President’s Collegium members include those who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the College. The Contemporary President’s Collegium level includes alumni of the past ten years who give at least $500 during the fiscal year.

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Science Fellows

Eckerd College recognizes the generosity of these leadership donors who contributed $5,000 or more to help realize the vision of the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences, thus making a significant impact on the College’s future and tomorrow’s science leaders.

Science Fellows member list

Eckerd College recognizes the generosity of these leadership donors who contributed $5,000 or more to help realize the vision of the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences, thus making a significant impact on the College’s future and tomorrow’s science leaders.

  • Mr. Frank and Ms. Katherine Abney
  • Dr. Bette J. Ackerman ’73
  • John, Binti and Jeffrey Ackley ’08
  • Dr. Max D. and Mrs. Jeanne B. Adams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Payton F. Adams
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Adams IV
  • Mrs. Myrna M. Allshouse
  • Mr. and Mrs. John J. Almond Jr.
  • Rev. Jennifer Hill Anderson ’98
  • Ms. Carrie W. Antolik ’09
  • Ms. Barbara Bone and Mr. Paul Antolik
  • Ms. Robin Suarez ’85 and Mr. Curtis Arnold ’87
  • Dr. and Mrs. George H. Atkinson ’67
  • Ms. Alona C. Ayer-Ziegler ’03
  • Marion Upham and William Cook Ballard
  • Dr. Carlos F. Barbas III ’85
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Barker
  • Mr. Steven and Mrs. Ronice Barlow ’91
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Battista
  • Mr. John R. and Mrs. Mary H. Beattie
  • Dr. Olester Benson Jr. ’74
  • Kenneth W. and Katherine Tyler Berger ’72, ’73
  • Biltmore Construction Co., Inc.
  • Matt and Joanne Bisset
  • Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Naomi Block
  • Dr. Michael K. Bluett ’76
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Boardman
  • Dr. Kathleen Boynton-Cutler ’78
  • Dr. William Guy Bradley ’85
  • Dr. Kristen L. Brauer ’95
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Brennan
  • Mr. Louie and Mrs. Laurel Buntin
  • Mr. Timothy T. and Mrs. Merrill W. Carrington
  • Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Mallory (Bassett) Ciccotelli ’04, ’03
  • William F. and Sandra Sloan Coleman ’66, ’64
  • Mr. and Mrs. Miles C. Collier
  • Dr. David O. Conover ’75
  • Dr. Lloyd H. and Mrs. Katharine Meacham Conover
  • Cooper, Ridge & Safi, P.A.
  • Dr. James R. Corte ’92
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Cortright
  • Dr. Anne J. Cox
  • Mr. John W. Curington ’71
  • Dr. Bill “Tex” (’71) and Mrs. Janell Curtis
  • Mr. Patrick Dalsemer
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • Dex Imaging, Inc.
  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Dodge ’84
  • Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Eastman III
  • Ms. Carolyn J. Eliades ’88
  • Dr. Harry W. and Rev. Virginia Simmons Ellis
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Davis Farmer
  • Mr. Brian S. Feil ’03
  • Ms. Catherine A. Cotter and Mr. John G. Finneran Jr.
  • Ms. M. Jane Appel ’75 and Mr. David I. Foster ’74
  • Mr. Frank and Mrs. Vicki F. Fox
  • Mr. Howard S. Friedman ’91
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Genz ’73
  • Del and Stephanie Goforth
  • Mr. Joseph P. Gormley ’02
  • The Graham Family
  • Dr. Deborah and Mr. Michael Gries
  • Ms. Mary Cubanski and Mr. Don Griffin
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Griswold
  • Barbara L. Grove
  • Dr. David D. Grove
  • Robert and Lucinda Grove
  • Mr. Ray Hale ’73
  • Dr. Richard R. Hallin
  • Ms. Alyn J. Hansen ’73
  • Professor J. Woodland Hastings
  • Drs. Susan and D. Ashley Hill ’86
  • Anne M. Hoerner
  • Ruth E. McKay Hornseth ’74
  • Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hough Sr.
  • Dr. Diana L. Huestis ’03
  • Anthony M. Imparato, M.D.
  • J2 Engineering, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. James
  • Mr. Dan and Mrs. Pam (DeSimone) Jeffre ’91, ’90
  • Dr. Harvey E. Jeffries ’64
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Jennings
  • Cindy and Harry Johns ’90
  • Mr. Sam and Dr. Patricia Johnson ’67
  • Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Jodi Jett Karr ’68, ’71
  • Dr. Darius A. Keblinskas ’93
  • Dr. Karen T. Kennedy ’88
  • Drs. John and Mary Khosh
  • Dr. Susan Soltau Kilham ’65
  • Mr. Jonathan S. Mothner and Ms. Eve A. Konstan ’89
  • Raymond and Kathleen Kulla
  • Jerry and Debi Kyle
  • Stephanie Kyle ’11
  • Dr. Lorna Fountain Lainey ’00
  • Ignacio M. Larrinua, Ph.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Less Lee Jr.
  • Dr. Eric J. Lehr ’97
  • Dr. Elizabeth C. Lense ’84
  • Ms. Julia C. Lewis
  • John R. Lillibridge Jr., Ph.D.
  • Dr. Bruce D. and Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay ’73, ’73
  • Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Link
  • Dr. Susan A. Lukens
  • Mr. and Mrs. Loring C. Lynch
  • Dr. Charles A. and Mrs. Gale Manning MacNeill Jr. ’68, ’68
  • The Mandula Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sam H. Mann Jr.
  • Ms. Ling Zhao and Dr. Michael C. Markovitz
  • Mr. Alfred T. May
  • Jane E. McBride
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. McGuire
  • Mr. and Mrs. William J. McKenna Jr.
  • Dr. Gretchen Meinke ’84
  • Dr. Peter T. Meinke ’82
  • The Meredith Family
  • Mr. Erkki Taada and Dr. Lisa A. Mets
  • Drs. Peter A. and Anne B. Meylan
  • Ms. Jennifer A. Giovingo ’91 and Mr. Gregory T. Mino ’93
  • N. Eileen (Page) Moon ’65
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brett Moore
  • Dr. and Mrs. James D. Moore Jr. ’68
  • Mr. Jose Morales
  • Mr. Jeffrey O. Moreno ’88
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan I. Mossberg
  • Mr. Leonard and Mrs. Susan Mriscin ’71
  • Dr. Karin Musier-Forsyth ’84
  • Dr. Darryl B. and Mrs. Suzanne Snyder Neill ’67, ’67
  • Mr. Helmar E. Nielsen
  • Arlene and Richard Norenberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. John L. Nunneley
  • Mr. Joseph M. Oglesby ’74
  • Mr. Paul W. Olson
  • Dr. Virginia L. Oppenheimer
  • Drs. Michael Paglia and Albina Claps Paglia
  • Dr. and Mrs. Peter A. Pav
  • Mr. William and Mrs. Sara “Leslie” Pearson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Pedone
  • Drs. Cara and Brad Pendley ’87
  • The Leslie Peter Foundation
  • Dr. Pamela Cline and The Honorable John B. Phelps III ’65
  • Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation
  • Mr. Michael E. Pique ’73
  • Mr. and Mrs. John N. Poole ’82
  • Ms. Allyson E. Porter ’82
  • Dr. and Mrs. Roger J. Porter ’64
  • Dr. Catherine Price ’69
  • Progress Energy
  • Mr. Donald P. and Mrs. Peggy Qually
  • Dr. Michael Quigley ’03
  • Paula S. Rechnitz
  • Drs. Julie A. Weisberg and Howard D. Rees III ’68
  • Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Reimer
  • Rev. Bill and Mrs. Jean Clark Ring ’66
  • Fran and P.N. “Bud” Risser
  • Mr. John Rodrigues Jr. ’69
  • Mr. William R. and Mrs. Leah Knox Rubino ’81, ’81
  • Dr. Edwin A. and Mrs. Sharon Rugg ’71, ’70
  • Dr. Frederick Ansley Russ ’66
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Saunders ’71
  • Dr. Raymond L. and Mrs. Sally Schmidt ’64, ’65
  • Ms. Wanda Kilgore-Schneider and Mr. Thomas E. Schneider
  • Ms. Betsy L. Schwebel
  • Robert and Patricia Sheldon
  • Deedie M. Simmons
  • Dr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Skluzacek
  • Dr. Susan A. Slaugenhaupt ’85
  • Mr. Norman R. Smith
  • Dr. and Mrs. Karl R. Sohlberg
  • Michael and Donna Sosnowski
  • Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Spalitto
  • Mr. and Mrs. Aldo B. Sparzani
  • Mr. Scott A. and Mrs. Pamela R. Specht
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Spigarelli
  • Messrs. Matthew W. Staman ’92 and Marin A. Quezada
  • Dr. Betty H. Stewart
  • Dr. and Mrs. William T. Stickley
  • Mr. John F. Sullivan
  • Dr. and Mrs. James G. Sweeny ’65
  • Mr. and Mrs. John A. Sweeny ’65
  • Dr. William D. Tench ’71
  • Mrs. Sally and Dr. Henry Travers ’68
  • Mr. David A. and Mrs. Kathleen H. Trott
  • Dr. Alexander R. and Mrs. Catherine Trouteaud ’01, ’00
  • Stephen A. Updegraff, M.D.
  • Mr. Fabio Urbina ’12
  • Dr. Jeffry L. and Mrs. Christine Vaught
  • Martha Rudy Wallace
  • Messrs. Eric W. Wallens ’79 and Chet Creacy
  • Dr. Robert E. Waters Jr. ’82
  • Mr. Earl R. Wardrum and Ms. Sharon L. Watson-Wardrum
  • Frank M. Wells III ’96
  • Mr. Robert A. Wells ’74
  • Dr. Christie L. Wheeler ’89
  • Dr. Marion Marshall White ’74
  • Jillian Claire Whitman ’12
  • Mr. James L. and Mrs. Bettie J. Withem
  • Jean Giles Wittner
  • W. Charles Witzleben
  • Drs. Juliet Fuhrman and Stanley Wolf
  • Ken and Annemarie Wolfe
  • Mr. Thomas A. Wood ’02
  • Mr. Henry E. and Dr. Evelyn P. Woodward
  • Suzie and Grover Wrenn ’64
  • Ms. Radhika Nagpal and Mr. Quinton Y. Zondervan ’92