News and Events

Events

Date

Event

July 15 - August 26 Membership Drive
August 16 Information Table,
Timken Gymnasium
September 2

Applications Due,
McMillan Hall 

September 4 - 6

Interviews (Candidates will be contacted.),
McMillan Hall 

September 9

Decisions Released 

September 10

SALC Orientation Meeting,
Aegean Pizza

September 16

Fall Phone-A-Thon,
McMillan Hall

September 17

Fall Phone-A-Thon,
McMillan Hall

September 19

Fall Phone-A-Thon,
McMillan Hall

October 5

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet (Homecoming Weekend 2013),
Stephenson Dining Hall

October 24 Major Donor Dinner,
Stephenson Dining Hall
November 14 SALC Pinning Ceremony,
Historic Parlors in Curtis Administration Building
November 15 Admission's Open House,
Limestone College Campus
December 7 Christmas on Campus,
Limestone College Campus
December 12 Graduation Lunch,
Stephenson Dining Hall
  Commencement,
Fullerton Auditorium

 

News

Hundreds Flock to Limestone for SALC Sponsored Easter Egg Hunt

altOn a picture perfect Saturday morning, more than 300 youngsters and their parents covered the Limestone front lawn for the College's first Community Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Bunny brought over 2,000 Easter eggs as well as free books and shoes for every participant. A $100 Wal-Mart gift card was also given away during a drawing.

The event, open to all Cherokee County youngsters from preschool age to fifth grade, was sponsored by the Limestone College Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) and the Cherokee County Literacy Association.

Through their donations, the Limestone faculty and staff provided Easter eggs and candy.

“According to recent statistics, nearly 25% of the Cherokee County population cannot read,” said Limestone senior Jessie Wilkes, a psychology and criminal justice major from Darlington and member of SALC. She also volunteers nearly 20 hours every week as a tutor for the Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County helping youngsters to reach their reading potential. “Through the Easter egg hunt, we put books directly into the hands of the young children, which we hope will get them excited about reading. At the very least, the books should make it easier for their parents to read to them.”

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SALC Raises Money for United Way

SALC donation WebLimestone’s proclivity for community involvement continued on Wednesday, June 27th, as representatives of the College’s Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) presented a check to the United Way of the Piedmont.

SALC is comprised of students who serve as ambassadors for Limestone and represent the College to its alumni, campus and community constituencies.

Each year, SALC members spearhead a fundraising campaign to benefit a local organization. The bulk of the funds given to the United Way of the Piedmont were generated during SALC’s highly successful outdoor Halloween movie night in October.

Limestone Students Donate Over $1400 to Make-A-Wish Foundation

altThe Limestone College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Student Alumni Leadership Council combined their efforts to donate $1469.71 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Saints' donation was in coordination with the NCAA Division II's national fundraising campaign.

Limestone's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee raised $918.71 through a year-long change drive and shirt sales. SALC donated $551 to the cause. Read more...

SALC Receives Grant from the Jenzabar Foundation for Community Service

altOn June 11, 2009, SALC received a letter from the Jenzabar Foundation confirming that SALC has been selected as one of the "Best In Class" entries for their work provided during the Second Annual Limestone College 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk and will be receiving a $1,000 grant from the Jenzabar Foundation.  A student leader connected with SALC will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to receive the grant and meet with the Jenzabar Foundation to strengthen the bonds between the two organizations and learn how the foundation is fulfilling its mission to support student service activities on campuses across the nation.

The Second Annual Limestone College 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk - Sponsored by SALC

altOn Saturday, March 28, 2009, members from SALC organized the Second Annual Limestone College 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk.  SALC welcomed 97 participants to the campus and raised over $5,000.00 for the Cherokee Children's Home.  The students had an opportunity to network with local businesses, churches, and schools and many members had the opportunity to speak in front local organizations such as the Gaffney and Blacksburg Rotary Clubs and the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.http://www.salc5k.com/ .

On behalf of SALC, we would like to thank you for making the Second Annual Limestone College 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk a success.  The Student Alumni Leadership Council's fundraising goal for Cherokee Children's Home was $5,000 and, with your generosity, we exceeded that goal.  The Run received and accumulated $3,500.00 from 16 corporate sponsors and over $2,400.00 in In-Kind Donations from another 7 corporate sponsors.  Registration fees alone generated $1,500.00.  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, participants, staff and volunteers, Cherokee Children's Home will be able to use these funds to continue offering quality care to approximately 100 children each year.

Runners traveled from various parts of the Southeast to participate: Atlanta, Georgia; running clubs from Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Greenville, and Union, South Carolina; and Hendersonville, Gastonia, Shelby, and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Even though weather conditions were cold and rainy throughout the morning, we were able to proceed with the event and many of the runners remarked on how much they enjoyed the course and the event as a whole.  At the conclusion of the Run, all runners were encouraged to tell their neighbors and friends about the event and to come back to the College for the 3rd Annual Limestone College 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk.

The overall winners of the 5K Run were Darren Steagall (Gaffney, South Carolina) and Samantha Waters (Campobello, South Carolina).  Darren ran a time of 17:25.00 and Samantha ran a time of 21:23.00.  Carla Bruce, 12 year old from Campobello, South Carolina won the 1 Mile race with a time of 7:36.00.  All results from the race are accessible at http://www.salc5k.com .