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.
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:
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.
Barbara and Jim Brady (P ’19)
Chairs 2018 – 2019
Mary Keefe and Bob Scales (P ’16, ’19)
Immediate Past Chairs 2017–2018
Sam and Mary Bernabe (P ’17)
West Des Moines, Iowa
Past Chairs 2016–2017
Mark and Kathy Mandula (P ’15, ’17)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Past Chairs 2014–2016
Randy and Edye Blencowe (P ’19)
Columbia, South Carolina
Jean Louis Casabonne and Lisa Ansilio (P ’19)
Elizabeth and Jim Clay (P ’19, ’21)
Kathleen Crowley-Beale (P ’19)
Valerie Day (P ’19)
*Katherine DeFoyd and David Murray (P ’21)
Robert and Sandy Edelstein (P ’20)
Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Tom and Margaret Fariss (P ’20)
Ann and Brian Fillingham (P ’19)
Tracey and Gil Hanse (P ’19)
Cynthia Harris and Dan Sze (P ’19)
Menlo Park, California
Susan Houston (P ’19)
Bret and Leigh Ingerman (P ’20)
*Debbie and Richard Konarski (P ’21)
David and Stacey Koval (P ’20)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Brad Kruse (P ’20)
Des Moines, Iowa
John and Jane Mahaffie (P ’20)
*Marc and Karen Meyers (P ’20)
Maplewood, New Jersey
Susan Myers and Al Rachide (P ’19)
Pink Hill, North Carolina
Mark and Laurie O’Brien (P ’20)
Saint Charles, Missouri
Gary and Arleen Pedone (P ’09, ’12)
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Michael and Bonnie Prelip (P ’19)
Brad Prunty and Tony Russo (P ’20)
New York, New York
John Pryor (P ’20)
Sherman Oaks, California
Colleen Quinn (P ’18)
Lee and Janet Rodgers (P ’20)
Saint Louis, Missouri
*Sharon Rymer (P ’21)
De Leon Springs. Florida
Lisa and Tony Saltzman (P ’20)
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Pete and Pam Seroka (P ’20)
Michelle and Murray Swanger (P ’19)
*Sheri and Cameron Waddell (P ‘20)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
*Laura Whitman and Barry Strongin (P ’21)
New York, New York
*Indicates new member