|End-of-Year Parent Fund Gifts
This time of year marks the beginning of "giving season." Never before in the College's history have so many parents come together to build new campus facilities, reinvigorate academic programs and strengthen the Eckerd experience for students. Every gift is a step toward Eckerd's rising success. Don't miss the opportunity this year to be a lasting part of Eckerd's vibrant history and bright future. Make a gift to Eckerd's Parent Fund before December 31 to receive a tax deduction for this calendar year and to ensure you are counted along with fellow parents who are uniting to help lead the College toward its goals.
Sharing Your Student's Success
Eckerd College has started using readabout.me, a new platform that sends news items about student achievements back to their hometown newspapers, when appropriate, as well as publishes them on the Web. When Eckerd College issues a news story about your student's accomplishments, your student and you--if you have requested to receive communications from the College--will receive an email from Alizza Punzalan-Randle (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of community and media relations, with a link to view your student's personalized story online. Your student can then connect with Facebook, add a photo, and share the achievement with friends and other family members.
Stay Connected with Athletics
Did you know the Eckerd Tritons have their own Web site? Stay informed of the latest Athletics news and schedules by visiting www.eckerdtritons.com. If you live near a Triton sporting event, please come and cheer on the team!
You might recall that Eckerd College Athletics also offers opportunities to help parents celebrate their student's birthday or other special event, holiday or occasion. The Birthday Cake and Balloon programs enable parents to arrange for these items to be delivered to their student on campus.
For $35, a member of the Basketball program will deliver a quarter sheet cake (feeds 10-15 people) to your student for any special occasion, and a personal message can be included on the cake.
If you would like to order a cake, please contact Kendrick Wilson at 727-864-7877 or email@example.com.
The Balloon program allows students to receive balloons delivered to their campus residence by a current member of the Eckerd Basketball team. Prices for balloon packages are as follows:
1) Mylar balloon with eight latex balloons: $25
2) Triton Special (one dozen latex balloons): $20
If you would like to order balloons, please contact Paul Honsinger at 727-864-8586 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment must be made by check.
Funds raised through the sale of these items will help support Eckerd Athletics. Go Tritons!
Woody Taylor '13 keeps the USF Bulls on their toes during a recent basketball game.
Annual Thanksgiving Feast on Campus
For those students unable to travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22-23, Dean of Students Jim Annarelli and his family will host an annual Thanksgiving Feast in Fox Hall at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. There will be a delicious buffet of turkey with all the traditional trimmings, football-game viewing in Triton's Pub and activities for all ages. Meal cards will admit students who are on the meal plan; for other students, faculty, staff and guests the dinner charge is $7.50 per person. Tickets can be purchased in the Bon Appétit Dining Services Office, which is located in the Café Bon Appétit building.