The communication connection between parents and Eckerd

The Eckerd College Parent Council is a group of committed parents who support the College both financially and through service. The Council serves as representatives of the larger parent community, provides input to the College as needed, and enriches the Eckerd community by encouraging parent financial support and enthusiasm for issues critical to Eckerd’s mission. Parent Council meetings are held annually on campus, in the fall.

Parents are invited to become active members of the Eckerd community. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Attend Alumni Engagement events across the country. Parents are enthusiastically welcomed at these events!
  • Recommend high schools in your region to the Admission Office and accompany Admission Counselors at regional college fairs.
  • Show your support of Eckerd College by making an annual gift to the Eckerd Fund.
  • Inform the College of available internships and jobs at your company or a local business. Do you know of an internship or job opportunity that may be of interest to an Eckerd student or alumnus? Email the Parent Council with the information or contact the Office of Career Services.
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Eckerd Fund

The Eckerd Fund is an important source of unrestricted support for Eckerd College. Gifts to the Eckerd Fund directly support students and programs. Because tuition doesn’t cover the complete cost of an Eckerd education, the Eckerd Fund enhances your student’s experience at the College.

Your support of the Eckerd Fund shows faculty and staff your appreciation and ensures that quality resources and opportunities are available to your student and his or her peers.

Gifts to the Eckerd Fund can be made:

  • Online
  • By calling Tom Schneider, associate Vice President for Development, 727.864.8409
  • Or by mailing a check to Eckerd College, Office of Advancement, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33711

Senior Parents

Each year, parents of graduating seniors give a gift in honor of their student’s accomplishments. Is your son or daughter graduating in May? Join this Eckerd tradition by making a donation to the Eckerd Fund in honor of your student’s achievement!

Each and every gift to the Eckerd Fund makes a difference. When you make your gift, please include your student’s name and class year. The Parent Council will send a card to your child notifying him or her of your gift to Eckerd. Your gift to Eckerd is a great example to your student, who will learn the importance of giving back to his or her alma mater as an alumna/us.

Roster 2021

Beverly and Mark Belgya (P ’22)
Alpharetta, Georgia
Chairs 2018 – 2019

Holly Anselmo and Scott Moore (P ’20, ’22)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lisa and Alexander Anthopoulos (P ’22)
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

*Greg Bobyock and Larry Rosen (P ’22)
Montclair, New Jersey

*Joni and Chris Boutross (P ’23)
Princeton, New Jersey

Verena Brion (P ’22)
Brooklyn, New York

Michele Bugh (P ’22)
Columbus, Ohio

Elizabeth and Jim Clay (P ’19, ’21)
Dallas, Texas

Jacqui and Alex de Gramont (P ’22)
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Katherine DeFoyd and Gordon Murray (P ’21)
Maplewood, New Jersey

*Meredith and Jim Harris (P ’22)
Davidson, North Carolina

Kathryn and Thomas Harsha (P ’22, ’23)
Marriottsville, Maryland

Katherine and Stephen Hoover (P ’22)
Greenville, South Carolina

*Cynthia and Jon Huddleston (P ’23)
Leesburg, Virginia

*Lora and Rob Kight (P ’23)
Atlanta, Georgia

Elizabeth Klebe (P ’21)
Falmouth, Maine

Debbie and Rick Konarski (P ’21)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Gina McRae and Gerald Karcher (P ’22)
Mountain Brook, Alabama

*Quitze and Tom Nelson (P ’23)
Dallas, Texas

Arleen and Gary Pedone (P ’09, ’12)
St. Pete Beach, Florida

Colleen Quinn (P ’18)
St. Petersburg, Florida

Gina and Terry Rogers (P ’22)
St. Louis, Missouri

Sharon Rymer (P ’21)
De Leon Springs, Florida

Kathleen Shea and John Labate (P ’22)
Hastings-on-Huston, New York

*Lennice and Jeff Smith (P ’21)
St. Petersburg, Florida

*Missy and Greg Smith (P ’23)
Washington, D.C.

*Nancy Smith (GP ’24)
Bradenton, Florida

*Corinna and Robert Thuss (P ’23)
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

Jennifer Ziegenhorn and John Campbell (P ’22)
Germantown, Tennessee

*Indicates new member

Parent Council Staff Contacts

Mr. Tom Schneider
Associate Vice President for Development
Office of Advancement
727.864.8409
schneite@eckerd.edu

Ms. Anne Chapin Wetmore ’94
Associate Dean for Student Life
Office of Student Affairs
727.865.7163
wetmorac@eckerd.edu