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C2C Hosts Career Networking Event

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Committed to Charleston (C2C) was founded in 2013 and is the student philanthropy organization at the College of Charleston. Join CofC alumni from various backgrounds and career fields for an exclusive C2C member event. This event is only open to current CofC students. CofC students must be current C2C members to attend.

Refreshments will be provided. Business casual attire preferred.

Alumni Panelists:

Cristy Jamison Armstrong '11, Account Manager, Touchpoint Communications

Johnnie Baxley '92, Partner, Willson, Jones, Carter & Baxley

Graham Ervin '05, Director of Special Events, The Cedar Room

Corey Ames Heyward '14, Project Manager for the Handbook of North American Indians, Smithsonian's NMNH

Colin Johnson '15, Founding Partner, Annex Studio, LLC

Samantha Sammis '11, Executive Director and Founder, Loving America Street

Victoria Ward '15, Project Manager, Blackbaud


To join C2C visit: https://giving.cofc.edu/campaign/student-giving

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Alumni Panelist Bios:

Cristy Jamison Armstrong '11
Cristy is a two-time Charlestonian. Her first stay placed her at CofC and on its sailing team. For four years, she joined the fray in Charleston Harbor, known among the regatta set as one of the toughest venues in collegiate sailing. As the Account Manager at Touchpoint Communication, a public relations agency with clients in the hospitality/tourism, econonmic development and enterprise industries, she helps clients gain PR placements and social media currency. When she isn't working, she enjoys cooking, sampling the city's food culture and organizing CreativeMornings Charleston. She's a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Charleston Young Professionals, Be A Mentor, and a graduate of Leadership Discovery with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Johnnie W. Baxley III '92
Johnnie is an attorney and founding partner of Willson, Jones, Carter and Baxley. He practices in the firm's Mount Pleasant office where he focuses on workers' compensation defense. Johnnie and his wfie, Michelle live in Mount Pleasant with their two daughters, Madison and Peyton. Johnnie serves as the Vice President of the Alumni Association Board. His is affiliations also include: Cougar Club Board, 1770 Society, South Carolina Bar, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, former member, Student Alumni Associates, and former member, Honor Board.

Graham L. Ervin '05
Graham serves as director of private event sales for The Cedar Room in the Cigar Factory and The Riley Park Club at the Riverdogs Ballpark. Graham has been with The Indigo Road Restaurant Group since November 2015. On occassion, she teaches as an adjunct professor in the College of Charleston's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In her free time, Graham enjoys training and competing as a NPC Figure Athlete (bodybuilder). Her current goal is to become the SC State Figure Champion. Grahm serves on the Alumni Association Board and the College of Charleston Graduate School Advisory Board.

Corey Ames Heyward '14
Corey graduated from the College with a double major in Archaeology and Art History and a minor in Geology. While in college, she interned for the archaeology department at Drayton Hall and wrote her Honor's Bachelor's Thesis on Drayton Hall's archaeological collection. She then completed a M.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology and Museum Studies at George Washington University in D.C. She researched Southern Contact and Post-contact period archaeology, writing a thesis on the Peachtree Mound, a Cherokee site in North Caroline. While in graduate school, she interned for Dr. Bill Billeck, an archaeologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and worked as a contractor for Dr. Igor Krupnik, the Curator of Arctic Studies at the Smithsonian's NMNH. She returned to Drayton Hall Preservation Trust and currently works full-time as their Wexler Curatorial Fellow, cataloging their archaeological collection into an online public database called the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery. She continues her contract work at the Smithsonian's NMNH, working as the project manager for the Handbook of North American Indians editorial team.

Colin J. Johnson '15
Colin is a Charleston-based photographer and former Partner at Annex Studio, a digital branding studio crafting experiences for art and cultural organziations. Colin led the firm's design efforts and is a specialist in branding and identity systems. Annex has done work for clients throughout the Carolinas such as Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charelston, SC), The Choir School (Charlotte, NC), The Citadel Foundation (Charleston, SC), among others. As a photographer, Colin specializes in portrait and editorial photography. He seves as an advisory board member at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, where he graduated with a degree in Arts Management.

Samantha Sammis '11
Samantha graduated from the College with a BA in Religious Studies and BS in Sociology. She is also a student of the MA CLinical Counseling program at The Citadel, class of 2018, and the Executive Director and founder of Loving America Street, which is a faith based 501c3 that focuses on asset based community development in teh Eastside neighborhood of downtown Charleston, SC. She currently operates the Eastside's only laundromat, Laundry Matters, which is a fully operational coin laundromat that offers a drop off service, employs two local residents, provides after school tutoring, Bible study, free laundry services for low-income and homeless residents, in addition to free literature, coffee, food pantry items, school supplies, and other community needs. Samantha hopes to combine her passion for people and the non-profit community with her counseling degree in order to serve low-income patients with more severe mental disorders. She loves reading, running, biking and playing with her cat, Moses.

Victoria Ward '15
Victoria graduated from the College with a degree in International Business and minors in French Language and Economics. During her time as a student, she was actively involved with the First Year Experience office as a Peer Facilitator, the Study Abroad office, the Ice Hockey Club and the Schottland Scholars. She studied abroad several times with the College, twice to Paris, France, to Great Britan, and she spend a semester studying business in the South of France in Nice. Since graduation, Victoria has worked both in Washington D.C. and Charleston with Blackbaud as a software consultant and project manager. She focuses on higher education and hosptital organizations and has clients across the United States and Canada.

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