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Spring Alumni Weekend 2020
May 1-3

Passion & Principle: John C. Frémont, CofC Class of 1836

By Laney Friedman
Posted on 24 February 2020 | 4:58 pm
Hosted by the Alumni Association & CofC Libraries
With financial support from PNC Bank

Come hear Sally Denton, author of Passion & Principle: John & Jesse Frémont, discuss the College’s most distinguished alumnus. General Frémont was a leading explorer of the American West and served as Governor of both California and Arizona Territories, as a U.S. Senator, and as a Major General in the Union Army in the American Civil War. An ardent abolitionist, he was the first Republican candidate for President of the United States. Tour the Libraries’ 250th Anniversary Exhibition and view General Frémont’s parade sword, presented by the City of Charleston in 1848, and the U.S. Army pistol he carried throughout his career, both on loan to the College by the Arizona Historical Society. Ms. Denton is an award-winning investigative reporter, author, and historian. She has received the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship.  Purchase a copy of her book about the Frémonts and have her sign it. A wine and charcuterie reception follows the lecture.

Date and Time: Friday, May 1, 6-8 pm
Location: Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street

  • Early Bird Tickets:
    • For lecture, reception, and a copy of Passion & Principle: $50 per person;
    • For lecture and reception only: $25 per person;
  • Regular Price Tickets:
    • For lecture, reception, and a copy of Passion & Principle: $60 per person;
    • For lecture and reception only: $35 per person.

Advance ticket purchase required.

May 1 @ 18:00
18:00 — 20:00 (2h)

205 Calhoun Street, Addlestone Library

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In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control’s March 16 recommendation advising against gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, the Alumni Association has decided to cancel Spring Alumni Weekend 2020 scheduled for May 1-3. While we know this is disappointing news, our top priority is the safety of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, and neighbors. If you have purchased tickets to Spring Alumni Weekend events, please be assured you will receive a refund soon directly from our ticket broker, Eventbrite. Meanwhile, we hope you will plan to join us for Fall Alumni Weekend, November 20-22.