Alumni

Alumni Leadership & Awards

Alumni Leadership

The mission of the Christ Church Episcopal School Alumni Association Board is to create and nurture a mutually beneficial relationship between CCES and its alumni and friends. It seeks to advance the interests of CCES; to foster loyalty, interest, and support for the school; and to strengthen the connections between and among the students, alumni, and friends by: providing the leadership and the means for the alumni to unite in their efforts to support and strengthen CCES; coordinating with the School Board and the Administration to achieve unity of purpose and activity; disseminating information that will keep the alumni well informed about CCES and the Association; assisting in raising funds for the improvement of CCES; encouraging and promoting qualified students to attend CCES; making recommendations through its officers to the School Board concerning matters essential to the welfare of CCES and the Association.

2022-2023 Alumni Association Board

Executive Committee

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  • Craig Ragsdale ‘99, President

    College: Southern Methodist University - BA Advertising & Psychology
    Career: Owner at Martin Printing
    What I like most about CCES: Small class sizes create a huge opportunity to play a leading role in a variety of extracurriculars from athletics and the arts to student government and beyond.
    Favorite CCES memory: My favorite memories are traveling to Mexico with my Spanish class in middle school and traveling to Russia and Sweden with my history class in high school. Both were experiences of a lifetime that were not only educational, but also created bonds and memories I'll always treasure.
  • Robert DiBenedetto ‘10, Vice President

    College: Clemson University - BA in English (Writing & Publication Studies); International MBA from University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
    Career: Advisor with Bernstein Private Wealth Management
    What I like most about CCES: Lifelong friends, community, and alignment with school mission of Community. Character. Excellence. Service.
    Favorite CCES memory: State championship winning header with assist from a Cole Seiler corner kick. Cole went on to play in the MLS and is in the CCES Sports Hall of Fame. The celebration after and the pictures that captured it still stand out in my mind. But, even better was meeting my wife, Hannah smith DiBenedetto in a reception line entering the Performing Arts Center. My life changed much for the better that day.
  • Elizabeth Jarrett ‘82, Treasurer

  • Carter Lowrance ‘94, Secretary

    College: Washington & Lee University - BA, Vanderbilt - JD
    Career: Real Estate Broker
    What I like most about CCES: I love the sense of community that I’ve felt at CCES, both as a student and as a current parent. With three kids playing school sports, we spend a lot of time on campus, and CCES has always offered a welcoming, comfortable environment for our family. This was especially true during our move back to Greenville in the middle of the pandemic. After 20 years away, we all found an instant community at CCES that was invaluable during our transition.
    Favorite CCES memory: There is no single event that stands out, but some of my favorite memories include Latin classes with Lynn McColl, doing taxidermy on Mr. Titmus’ roadkill for extra credit, basketball, field hockey and PE with the unforgettable Coach Linda Reeves, and hours spent hanging in the senior lounge (formerly a partitioned corner of the lunchroom) with classmates who became my closest lifelong friends.

Members:

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  • Kendra Abercrombie ’07

    College: University of Georgia - History and African American Studies, MBA - Kogod School of Business, American University; JD - Arizona Summit Law School
    Career: Legal Recruiting Manager
    What I like most about CCES: The opportunities that it grants its students to have multiple pathways to choose from in their future.
    Favorite CCES memory: My senior year my father passed away suddenly. Not only did my peers from each grade level and teachers support me in ways I couldn't have imagined but the administration went above and beyond for me and my mom. They created a fund so that I could finish out my year at CCES without additional financial burden to my mom. For that I will be forever grateful for being a part of the CCES family and why when I get the opportunity, I try to always give back however I can.
  • Thomas Cheeves ‘98

  • Stuart Christopher '08

    College: Coastal Carolina University - Communications
    Career: Branch Manager - Velocity Truck Center
    What I like most about CCES: The friendships that were created and how close we have remained through the years.
    Favorite CCES memory: The 9th grade "Mystery Trip".
  • Robert Daniels ‘06

    College: Sewanee - Political Science
    Career: Self-Employed
    What I like most about CCES: 
    Favorite CCES memory: 
  • Sterling Crawford ‘15

    College: College of Charleston - BS Finance
    Career: Artist & Entrepreneur
    What I like most about CCES: The beautiful facilities, specifically the chapel. I think we are so blessed to have such a beautiful campus. Another thing I love is the supportive community, even post graduating.
    Favorite CCES memory: The graduation ceremony and awards ceremony that was held at the Church. They were beautiful ways to wrap up such an important chapter of our lives.
  • Anna DiBenedetto Sommer '11

    College: Washington & Lee University - Bachelor of Arts, Clemson University - MBA
    Career: Specialist of Strategy & Operations at McKinsey & Co.
    What I like most about CCES: CCES is special to me because of its people. I graduated high school in 2011 and to this day, my best friends are still my CCES friends.
    Favorite CCES memory: One of my favorite memories from CCES was Friday night football games. The Cavalier spirit was hard to beat!
  • Jennifer Eley ‘84

    College: Converse - Early childhood/Elementary Education, University of SC - Masters of Education
    Career: Retired CCES Teacher
    What I like most about CCES: I value the lifelong friendships that I made while attending CCES. Some of my best friends today are those with whom I graduated.
    Favorite CCES memory: Wow... I have so many favorite memories from CCES that it is hard to pick just one. From the fun times at the Super Saturday Event, the 7th grade Williamsburg trip, the Homecoming festivities, Mr. Titmus hosting dinner for the cheerleaders at his home with all of the animal heads staring at us, it is hard to pick a favorite!
  • Jay Jennings-Gresham ‘10

    College: The Citadel - BA, JD
    Career: Assistant Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
    What I like most about CCES: The lifelong bonds and friendships that it forms.
    Favorite CCES memory: Football successes and graduation.
  • Eliza Hart ‘13

  • Harriet Gallivan Hoffman ‘01

    College: Clemson University - Pre-professional Health Science, Masters in Occupational Therapy
    Career: Occupational Therapist
    What I like most about CCES: The smaller classes and Christian values. Due to the more personal environment, there are many opportunities for students to be a part of different activities. I loved being able to be involved in multiple things from sports to yearbook to student council.
    Favorite CCES memory: It is hard to choose just one memory. I have so many wonderful memories and lifelong friendships. If I had to choose just one it would probably be winning the girls soccer state championship my senior year (2001). It is the only state title for girls soccer that CCES has ever won. Time for another one!
  • Rivers Hughes ‘12

    College: Duke University - Economics, History, Columbia University MBA
    Career: Real Estate Development
    What I like most about CCES: The CCES community has been invaluable to me throughout my post-CCES years. Without the amazing friendships and mentorship I received and continue to receive from the CCES family, I wouldn’t have achieved half of what I’ve been able to do.
    Favorite CCES memory: I will never forget setting a national record for consecutive soccer State Championships alongside an amazing group of guys during my years with CCES soccer.
  • Kasel Kennerly Knight ‘94

    College: Duke University - BA, English and French, JD
    Career: General Counsel (attorney), global manufacturing company (Milliken & Company)
    What I like most about CCES: Supportive atmosphere
    Favorite CCES memory: Away cheerleading games with Mr. Titmus
  • Ivan Mathena ’04

    College: Furman University - Political Science, MBA/Clemson/Furman
    Career: 
    What I like most about CCES: The community.
    Favorite CCES memory: Sooo many good memories, but my new official favorite memory is taking my son to his first Homecoming as a newly enrolled Primer.
  • Katie McInerney '06

  • Alan Qualls ’09

  • Emma Quinn ‘15

    College: Appalachian State University - Public Health
    Career: Sales and Design Consultant for a residential builder
    What I like most about CCES: I have always loved the close knit community at CCES. I consider the relationships that I formed at CCES some of the most special and meaningful relationships in my life. I love that whenever I see someone who I went to CCES with we can pick right back up where we left off because our relationship is far deeper than surface level!
    Favorite CCES memory: Getting to cheer the cavs on to four straight football state championships!
  • Valerie Slade ‘81

  • Anna Monroe Talley ’13

    College: Wofford College - BA in Business Economics, MAT in Elementary Education from Anderson University 
    Career: Teacher at CCES - 3rd grade
    What I like most about CCES: The community, opportunities, and lifelong friendships.
    Favorite CCES memory: Tough to choose just one, but my favorite memories of CCES include Homecoming week in high school because they were always so much fun and benefitted a different organization each time. Also, the field trips. I'll never forget going to Disney World (getting to ride Space Mountain with the lights on!), Williamsburg, and Columbia.
  • Katie Thomason ‘10

    College: Clemson University - Elementary Education
    Career: 5th grade Science Teacher at CCES
    What I like most about CCES: I love that this community is so welcoming and years later, they still are invested in us.
    Favorite CCES memory: I have too many memories to choose from, but I always loved the opportunities that we were provided. I loved being able to play a sport every season, but working with my teachers in the classroom to maintain my grades

Leadership Awards

Sports Hall of Fame

In 1998 in commemoration of CCES's 40th anniversary, the CCES Sports Hall of Fame was established to recognize those alumni who have demonstrated substantial athletic achievement in high school or beyond, as well as coaches who have made a significany contribution to CCES athletics.

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  • Previous Award Recipients

    1998
    Mills Ariail ‘91
    Coach Jim Conyers
    Nancy Yeargin ‘73
    Caroline Gowan ‘80
    Kitty Calhoun ‘78
    Maylon Hanold ‘81
    Ashley Thomason ‘83

    1999
    Donny Harrison ‘79
    Missy Park ‘80
    John Sterling ‘79
    Coach Linda Reeves

    2000
    Anne Horton ‘78
    Scott Summers ‘91
    Coach Jim Tate

    2001
    Billy Campbell ‘78
    Emory Vandiver ‘78
    Jeremy McIntyre ‘90

    2002
    Libba Galloway ‘75
    Alex Richardson ‘85
    Coach Harry Sprouse

    2003
    Brian Marchant ‘91
    Christie Littlejohn ’77
    Park Owings ‘82

    2004
    John Pazdan ‘80
    Kathryn Cheves ‘90

    2005
    John M. Jennings ‘84

    2006
    Rick Knight ‘74
    Coach Chris Hearon

    2007
    Shannon Tully ‘97
    Caine Halter ‘79

    2008
    Abby Simon ‘99

    2009
    Lamar Flatt ‘79
    Bill Prevost ‘73
    Tom Runge ‘79

    2010
    Britten Meyer ‘03
    Barry Cox ‘77
    Rasmi Gamble ‘02

    2011
    Ernest Crosby '95
    Mary Ellen Wilkinson '74

    2012
    Clayton Jennings '91
    Caroline Cheves '95
    Helen Wallace '76

    2014
    Martha Wood McKissick '82
    Will Guzick '07

    2015
    Kari Walter Lankford ’87
    Michael Pace ’88

    2016
    Kathy Sickinger ’99
    David Quattlebaum ’79

    2017
    Rick Furman '07

    2018
    Chandler Catanzaro '09

    2019
    Rodney Hinton

    2021
    Meaghan Carrigan '13
    Cole Seiler '11
    Coach David Wilcox
    Coach Don Frost

    2022
    James Quattlebaum ‘14
    Kendall Crawford ‘12
    Coach RJ Beach
    • L to R: Kendall Crawford ‘12, Coach RJ Beach, James Quattlebaum ‘14

 

The Marguerite Ramage Wyche Alumni Service Award

This award was established in 1992 and named in honor of the first CCES Alumni Association President.

The recipient of this award shall be an alumnus/alumna who has provided exemplary and dedicated service to the School. This award may not be awarded to the same person within a five (5) year time period. Any alumnus/a may nominate an alum or non-graduating alum for this award at any time of year. The Alumni Association Board votes at the April meeting to determine the recipient to be honored during the following school year.

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  • Previous Award Recipients

    1992: Dan Einstein’79
    1993: Marguerite Ramage Wyche ’65
    1994: Barkley D. Rickman’79
    1995: M. Gwinn Earle ’85
    1996: John F. Parrott ’65
    1997: Mary Jane Gilbert Jacques’72
    1998: Frances D. Ellison’68
    1999: Ted Hassold’79
    2000: Katherine Russell Sagedy ’89
    2001: Ike Poplin’80
    2002: Allison Martin Mertens’81
    2003: Samuel W. Outten’78
    2004: John Walter ‘77
    2005: Martha Wood McKissick’82
    2006: Bob Nachman ’82
    2007: Wesley Walker ’93
    2008: Kathy Hunt Marion ’77
    2009: Elliott Goldsmith ’96
    2010: Jonathan Breazeale ’87
    2011: Kelly Sherman Ramirez ’83
    2012: Helen Wallace ’76
    2013: Elizabeth Reyner Gross ’87
    2014: Dena Stone Benedict ’78
    2015: John Scovil ’73
    2016: Bill Runge ’87
    2017: Will Kittredge ‘06
    2018: Andrew McDonald ‘84
    2019: Andy Waters ‘04
    2020: Elizabeth Jarrett ‘82
    2021: Emily Bridges ‘08
    • Emily Bridges '08, 2021 Marguerite Ramage Wyche Alumni Service Award Recipient

 

Mary B. Roper Distinguished Teacher Award

The recipient of this award shall be a current or former faculty member who has shown a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for alumni programs as well as a sincere love for and devotion to the School. This award may not be awarded to the same person within a five (5) year time period. The first award was presented in 1987.

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  • Previous Award Recipients

    1986: Cathy Jones 
    1987: Barbara Carter 
    1988: Georgia Frothingham 
    1989: Emily Richardson 
    1990: Jean Cochran 
    1991-1992: Barbara Harrison 
    1993: Carolyn Ruff 
    1994: Jim Conyers 
    1995: Florence Pressley 
    1996: Diana Stafford 
    1997: Virginia Parker Tate 
    1998: Patricia C. McCloskey 
    1999: Jackie Suber 
    2000: Mike Stafford 
    2001: Linda Reeves 
    2002: Georgia M. Frothingham 
    2003: Betty H. Cavan 
    2004: Diana Stafford 
    2005: Juliane Acuff 
    2006: Reggie Titmas 
    2007: Faye Jay 
    2008: Joe Britt 
    2009: Sally Henley 
    2010: Chris Cunningham 
    2011: Page Scovil Hoyle 
    2012: Reggie Titmas 
    2013: Barbara Carter 
    2014: Paulette Unger 
    2015: Lila Kittredge 
    2016: Charlie McGee 
    2017: Kristi Ferguson 
    2018: Helen Wallace 
    2019: Elizabeth Jarrett 
    2020: Amanda Bechrich 
    2021: Wes Clarke 
    • Wes Clarke, 2021 Mary B. Roper Distinguished Teacher Award Recipient

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