The event was funded by a capacity-building grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), a national advocacy organization that serves nonprofit independent colleges and universities.
“CIC awarded a $5,000 capacity-building grant to SCICU in 2019 to hold four trustee appreciation receptions in 2020,” said Eddie Shannon, SCICU executive vice president. “SCICU held trustee appreciation receptions in Columbia and Greenville in February 2020. Receptions in Spartanburg and Charleston were scheduled to follow in March but were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.”
“Nearly 40 people joined us for the March 9 trustee reception,” said SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez. “After two years of virtual events, it’s great to deepen trustee relationships face-to-face.”
AUthenticity, a student band from Anderson University, entertained reception attendees with two sets of popular music. Leader of the ensemble is Dr. Derick Cordoba, Anderson University’s director of the Johnny Mann Center for Commercial Music. The band’s next album will be released April 30.
Between performances band members had the opportunity to chat with SCICU trustees, who appreciated the opportunity to learn first-hand how impressive the students at SCICU member institutions are.