The College of Charleston is partnering with The Post and Courier to host a special virtual event celebrating the past, present and future of the College.

Commemorating the College’s more than 250-year history, this momentous occasion at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, will be filled with remarkable alumni interviews, performances by CofC student performing groups and a look at the College’s rich history. In conjunction with the virtual event, the newspaper will feature a special section in its Sunday, April 25, edition highlighting the College’s milestone anniversary, including historic photos, landmark moments, athletic achievements and a list of the “Top 15 Grads” from the Class of 1800 through the Class of 2020.

“The College of Charleston is pleased to partner with The Post and Courier to highlight and close out the 250th anniversary of our founding in 1770,” says CofC President Andrew T. Hsu, who – along with Post and Courier publisher, P.J. Browning – will speak at the event. “Clearly, due to the pandemic, during much of 2020 we were not able to hold large, public celebrations like we had hoped for and had planned for. However, like we have for more than two centuries, we adjust and we adapt. I am excited that we are able to pivot now and still showcase the College of Charleston’s past, present and future in this special partnership with The Post and Courier.”

Indeed, says Cande Cook, the College’s anniversary project director, the newspaper has played a great role in helping the College celebrate its anniversary during such a challenging year.

The Post and Courier has been a fantastic partner throughout our milestone anniversary this past year, including running daily celebration factoids about the College of Charleston in their front section for 250 days. We have navigated various ways to showcase what a wonderful place the College of Charleston truly is to so many around the globe,” says Cook. “The College’s 250th anniversary celebration is coming to a close soon, and we are thrilled to host a virtual celebration with The Post and Courier and the College of Charleston Alumni Association that will highlight some of the wide-ranging talent that abounds in our university community, explore our history and celebrate our future.”

The event will feature student performances by the College of Charleston Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Instrumental Trio and Cougarettes. In addition, Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks will interview Bernard Powers, founding director of the College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, and health and science editor Lauren Sausser will interview John Tisdale ’86, scientist with the National Institutes of Health who has developed a groundbreaking treatment for sickle cell disease.

To register for this webcast Zoom event, visit