Voorhees Blog

Attention Fall 2013 New Students…

July 22nd, 2013

Click here to view the New Student Orientation Week schedule. For additional questions or concerns, contact Leslie Brooks at 803-780-1022 or at lbrooks@voorhees.edu.

Attention Returning Students!!

June 13th, 2013

The deadline is quickly approaching to pay for housing and apply for FAFSA. Also, Tiger Portal will open on July 7 with the Fall 2013 schedule.

Visit Voorhees during a SummerStart Date!

April 22nd, 2013

Visit Voorhees this summer during a SummerStart date to learn what the institution has to offer. To register for SummerStart, click here.

2013 SummerStart Dates:

June 8

June 22

July 13

July 20

Third Annual President’s Scholarship Gala

March 1st, 2013

Voorhees College will host it’s Third Annual President’s Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 6.

The President’s Scholarship Gala is a signature fundrasing event for historic Voorhees College and one of it’s premiere social occasions.  The purpose of this event is to raise additional scholarship funding for deserving students at Voorhees College.

The gala will take place Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Charleston Marriot, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29403.  A VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place a 6:00 p.m.  The main doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m.  A silent auction for all attendees will begin at 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor as an individual or through your business, please review the sponsorship levels listed below and contact Ms. Tifanie Lewis at (803) 780-1191 or Mr. Marcus Burgess at (803) 780-1199.

  • Diamond Sponsor… … … …$25,000 (3 tables of 8  )
  • Platinum Sponsor… … … …$10,000 (2 tables of 8  )
  • Gold Sponsor        … … … …$5, 000 (1 table of 8  )
  • Silver Sponsor      … … … …$2,500 (1 table of 8  )
  • Bronze Sponsor    … … … …$1,000 (4 seats  )

Individual tickets are $150 per person.

For more information, contact the Office of Communication at (803) 780-1194 or (803) 780-1799.

2013 Upcoming Events

November 21st, 2012
  • New Student Orientation:  January 3
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Program:  January 24
  • Black History Kickoff Program: February 7
  • Absalom Jones Celebration: February 12
  • Women’s History Program:  March 7
  • Spring Break:  March 11-15
  • Honors Day Convocation: March 21
  • Easter Break: March 29-April 1
  • President’s Scholarship Gala: April 6
  • Founder’s Day Convocation:  April 11
  • Commencement:   May 4

Get ready for the best Homecoming ever!

July 26th, 2012

Friday, November 9
DAY PARTY
Homecoming will be kicked off right with a Day Party that will feature music, food, and tons and tons of fun. Come reconnect with alumni and register for Homecoming Weekend at the Day Party!
Location: Voorhees Student Center
Time: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Price: $18.97

HALL OF FAME BANQUET
Celebrate the new class of alumni honorees with the Voorhees family! These alumni have made great accomplishments in their professional area, but they have also contributed greatly to Voorhees College.
Location: Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $50 per person / $500 per table  -seats 8

OLD-SCHOOL PARTY

Get ready to party with classmates as our guest DJ/host travels back in time on the ones and twos. This event will be the OFFICIAL FRIDAY NIGHT HOMECOMING PARTY! Free drinks will be included with the price!
Location: Massachusetts Hall Auditorium
Time: 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $20

Saturday, November 10
HOMECOMING PARADE
Location: Begins on Maple Street
Time: 10 a.m.

TIGER DEN (Official Alumni Tailgate)
Location: In front of the Leonard E. Dawson Center near the ticket booth
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: $5
Tiger Den includes free food and giveaways.It will also be available for alumni to register for Homecoming. Alumni please come by Tiger Den to reconnect and meet and greet your former classmates!

HOMECOMING BASKETBALL GAMES
Location: Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center
Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Price: $15 per adult / $8 per student

GREEK STEPSHOW
Location: Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $15 per person

ALL-BLACK PARTY
Come dressed to impress for this lavish event, which will also feature a guest DJ/host. This event will be the OFFICIAL HOMECOMING STEPSHOW AFTER PARTY! Free drinks will be included in the price!
Location: Massachusetts Hall Auditorium
Time: 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
VIP: $50 (VIP includes a nice lounge area with complimentary food and drinks.There are only 50 VIP tickets available.)
Price: $25 (General admission)

SummerStart dates for incoming new students

April 24th, 2012

Please click on the link below to register to attend a SummerStart Session, which is held for incoming freshman students. For additional information, contact Reverend Yvonne Singleton, director of the Freshman Year Experience Program, at 803-780-1379 or at ysing@voorhees.edu.

Please click here to register for one of the dates below.


SummerStart Dates

  • SummerStart 1 – June 9
  • SummerStart 2 – June 23
  • SummerStart 3 – July 14
  • SummerStart 4 – July 21

Upcoming Institutional Events

March 9th, 2012

*Presidential Breakfast with Alumni

Saturday, March 24

9 a.m.

Voorhees College Campus

Cherry Blossom Room of Cafeteria

Please confirm your attendance by March 21, 2012 by contacting Mrs. Dorothy Patterson at dpattersn@voorhees.edu or call her at 803-780-1192.  Please know that all contributions are tax deductible and those alumni who give $100 or more at the breakfast will receive a special token from Office of Institutional Advancement.

*Founder’s Day Luncheon

Thursday, April 12

Noon

Massachusetts Hall Auditorium

Tickets: $25

Following Founder’s Day Convocation, which will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m., there will be a Founder’s Day Luncheon held to honor all commissioned Voorhees graduates. For more information, contact Tifanie Lewis, development associate, at 803-780-1191 or tlewis@voorhees.edu.

*Blue and White Ball

Saturday, April 14

7 p.m.

Embassy Suites (Columbia, SC)

Tickets: $65

The Voorhees College National Alumni Association will be hosting its First Blue and White Ball on Saturday, April 14 to culminate 2012 Founder’s Week activities. The ball will be held at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, S.C. beginning at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $65.

To purchase a ticket online, click here.To RSVP online, click here. For sponsorship levels and additional information, please contact Zenna Farley-Williams at 678-225-6032 or at zennafarley-williams@officedepot.com.

For hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites, call the toll free number 1-800-Embassy. Use the group code VCN. The last day to book rooms will be Friday, March 23. The special room rate of $119 a night will be available until March 23 or until the group of blocked rooms are sold out.

Founder’s Day Luncheon saluting all commissioned Voorhees graduates

March 7th, 2012

Following Founder’s Day Convocation, which will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m., there will be a Founder’s Day Luncheon held to honor all commissioned Voorhees graduates. The luncheon will be held in Massachusetts Hall Auditorium beginning at noon. Tickets to the luncheon are $25. For more information, contact Tifanie Lewis, development associate, at 803-780-1191 or tlewis@voorhees.edu.

Save the Date: Annual Absalom Jones Feast Day

January 11th, 2012

The Annual Absalom Jones Feast DayHoly Eucharist – Rite Two

St. Philip’s Chapel, Voorhees College

386 Porter Drive

Denmark, South Carolina 29042

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 5 p.m.


Please plan to join us as we celebrate the African American Identity in the Episcopal Church!

The Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo – Chief Celebrant

Bishop – Diocese of Upper South Carolina

The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence – Preacher

Bishop – Diocese of South Carolina

Clergy: Black cassock, white surplice & white stole

A reception will follow immediately after the service.