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Homecoming 2020

A Virtual Celebration

Homecoming 2020

Thank you to all who joined us for a Homecoming full of #CokerPride

We look forward to seeing you soon! Please check out some of our recordings from the event below.


Virtual Event Schedule

Friday Saturday


Thursday, September 24:

7:00-8:30 PM: COKER BLACK ALUMNI NETWORK LAUNCH

Virtual Event – Alumni

Coker University is committed to engaging alumni who share common identities, passions and connections that exist throughout various affinities. Led by alumni and partnered with the Center for Diversity, Interfaith and Inclusion Education and the Alumni Office, CBAN is an affinity network. Homecoming 2020 is the perfect opportunity to introduce CBAN and share what we believe is an exciting new path to alumni engagement.

Thanks to all who joined us for a wonderful event! If you want to hear about future CBAN events, sign up for our mailing list below:


Friday, September 25:

3:00 PM: VIRTUAL TOUR OF CAMPUS

Virtual Event – Alumni

Join the Coker Student Ambassadors, Allissa, Jalen, Kerylin, and Sarah, as they give us a tour of Coker University’s campus. This event will be broadcast live on this webpage.

5:00-7:00 PM: CLASS OF 1970 HAPPY HOUR

Virtual Event – Alumni

Grab your favorite drink and join us for a Virtual Happy Hour for the Class of 1970 via Zoom!
Thanks to all who joined us for a wonderful event!

5:30 PM: PROVOST’S WELCOME TO ALUMNI

Virtual Event – Alumni

Join us as Dr. Susan Henderson welcomes alumni to an event-packed Virtual Homecoming. View the recording of the event below:

6:00-7:30 PM: VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR

Virtual Event – Alumni

Join your fellow alumni on Zoom for our Virtual Happy Hour, hosted by Phyllis Fields, Dr. Joe Flaherty, Jean Grosser, Dr. Richard Puffer, and Dr. Steve Terry. We will also feature a welcome by President Harder and an introduction by Tina Weeks Weaver. Click here to view the schedule!

Thanks to all who joined us for a wonderful event!

7:30-9:00 PM: MEN’S SOCCER 40TH YEAR CELEBRATION

Virtual Event – Alumni

Join us on Zoom as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Coker Men’s Soccer Team, hosted by Tim Griggs, Bird Brown, and Rick Blanks.

Thanks to all who joined us for a wonderful event!

8:00PM: VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS OPEN STUDIOS

Virtual Event – All are welcome!

See how our Visual & Performing Arts students have been working with the precautionary measures implemented this semester. View the recording of the event below:
This event is approved for Trans4mations.


Saturday, September 26:

9:00AM: COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT

Virtual Event – Alumni

Join us for a campus update with President Harder as well as a glimpse of campus during COVID-19. This event will be streamed live on this webpage.

10:00-11:00 AM: CAREER STORIES – LESSONS FROM ALUMNI

Virtual Event – Students

Wondering what life looks like after earning your Coker degree?  Join us for an interactive discussion with several Coker grads representing all four academic schools (Business, Education, Humanities and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts).  These successful alumni will share valuable advice for current students and discuss how their Coker experiences prepared them for their careers. View the agenda here!

Thanks to all who joined us for a wonderful event!

11:00 AM -12:00 PMNETWORK POWER HOUR

Virtual Event – Alumni & Students

Looking for a chance to network with students or alumni from your program area? Look no further! The Network Power Hour will connect Cobras from the following areas:

International Students and Alumni – This event will begin soon! – Hosted by Robin Richardson
Master of Science in Criminal and Social Justice Policy – Hosted by Danny Malone with alumni guests
Master of Science in Management and Leadership – Hosted by Professor James Wacker with alumni guests
Master of Education programs – Hosted by Dr. Karen Carpenter, featuring Dr. Darlene Maxwell, presenting “Creating Enthusiasm and Play for All”

Thanks to all who joined us during theses wonderful events!

1:00-2:00 PM: COBRA FIT WITH FAMILY

Event – Alumni & Faculty/Staff (virtually) & Students (in-person)

Join us for Zumba sessions hosted by Jerry Go and Jenny D on Davidson Lawn, featuring Striker the Cobra. Students will be participating socially-distanced in person, but anyone can join us at home.

Thanks to all who joined us for a wonderful event!

2:00 PM: COKER TRIVIA AND GAMES

Virtual Event – All are welcome!

Think you know Coker University and its history? Test your knowledge during Homecoming by taking our Coker Trivia quiz. Click here to play!

2:30 PM: MEET THE COBRAS

Virtual Event – All are welcome!

See how our Coker Cobras have been tackling the hurdles of a precaution-filled athletics season.  View the recording of the event below!

3:00 PMMINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES

Virtual Event – All are welcome!

Tune in two watch 12 of our Coker faculty, staff and students compete in minute to win it challenges! Games will be live streamed live on this webpage from DeLoach and commentated by Aaron Beebe and Julia Rowland. Cheer on your favorite team! View the participants below:

Team 1: Andrew Taske (Captain) – Danny Malone – Whitney Watts Bedard -Jordyn Goodman
Team 2: Dominique Fowler (Captain) – President Harder – Karen Carpenter – Michael Antoniewicz
Team 3: Sydney Shull Taske (Captain) – Mahari Greene – Jim Wacker – Chloe McCoy

7:00 PM: COKER COBRA DANCE OFF

Virtual Event – All are welcome!

Tune in to watch our homecoming finale as 1 student, 1 faculty, 1 staff and Striker the Cobra compete in a Decade Dance Off! There will be three rounds of dancing and the best moves win!

Participants: Jo Barber – Andy Burkemper – Jherrymiah Go – Richie Timothee – Striker the Cobra

Andy Burkemper was pronounced the winner of this event!

8:00 PM: AWARDS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, & CLOSING

Virtual Event – All are welcome!

Dr. Harder will present alumni awards, the Coker Cobra Dance Off winners, and give closing remarks. Watch the recording below:


Enactus Homecoming Update


Alumni receive 20% off of any regularly priced items ordered through the Coker University Store website on September 25th and 26th. The discount will not show up in the shopping cart but will be taken when the order is processed. Simply type the word “Homecoming” in the customer note field when the order is placed.

Click here to visit the Coker University Store website.


Please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement if you have any questions.

(843) 383-8178 or (843) 857-4211

Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2021, which will be October 1-3. We hope to see you soon! #CokerPride

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