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The communication connection between parents and Eckerd

Enriching the Eckerd community

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 Career Center.
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Staff contacts

Laura Beth Ellis
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

Jamey Handorf ’06
Associate Dean for Residence Life and Facilities Management

Tom Schneider
Associate Vice President for Development

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 Laura Beth Ellis, Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, at 727.864.8409
  • 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 2023-24

Carol and Tim Reifsteck (P’24)
Portland, Oregon
Chairs 2023-2024

Lora and Rob Kight (P’23)
Atlanta, Georgia
Immediate Past Chairs 2022–2023

Ioana and Michael Annis (P ’26)
Cincinnati, Ohio

Julia Bacharach and Dan Cory  (P ’26)
Seattle, Washington

Jenn and Mike Bailey (P ’25)
Hilliard, Ohio

Jennifer Bossart (P ’25)
Milton, Georgia

Laura Bristol (P ’26)
Tomball, Texas

Lynne and Rob Clark  (P ’26)
Orlando, Florida

Dana and Mike Cuson  (P ’26)
Richmond Hill, Georgia

Christina Liu and Michael Daleiden (P ’26)
Apopka, Florida

Alex and Kenny Delorenzo  (P ’24)
Chesapeake, Virginia

Amy and Chip Fleischer (P ’24)
Hanover, New Hampshire

Rich George Jr. (P ’25)
Saint Louis, Missouri

Pam and Dixon Grayless (P ’25)
The Woodlands, Texas

Christie and Fred Henry (P ’25)
Princeton, New Jersey

Tonya Hongsermeier and Mike Horn  (P ’26)
Dedham, Massachusetts

Jessica and Robert LaNier (P ’25)
Nolensville, Tennessee

Shari and Mark Meghreblian  (P ’26)
Franklin, Tennessee

Kate and Marc Moschetto (P ’25)
Holly Springs, North Carolina

Sara and Huy Nguyen (P ’25)
Missouri City, Texas

Lynn Paxton (P ’25)
Decatur, Georgia

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

Karen and Lee Richter (P ’25)
Arlington, Texas

Nancy ’87 and Chris Roby ’87 (P ’24)
Denver, Colorado

Jeannie and David ’90 Rodriguez  (P ’26)
Sharpsburg, Georgia

Kim and Matt Stacey  (P ’26)
Asheville, North Carolina

Susan Stone and Tom Gavin (P ’25)
Bradley Beach, New Jersey

Barbara Trumpbour and Jeff Bryant  (P ’24)
South Orange, New Jersey