PBK Lowcountry Association Events

Key Connections at Frothy Beard Brewery

Oct. 13, 2022

6 - 8:00 PM

On October 13, 2022, some two dozen members and friends opened a new program year with our second annual Key Connections event. Held at the Frothy Beard Brewing Company, Key Connections began with folks sharing pizza and conversation. A tour of the draft brewery followed. We welcomed one new recent initiate as a member of the association and also two PBK members from the faculty and staff of Coastal Carolina University.

Scholarship Banquet 2022

Apr. 25 2022

6 - 8:00 PM

On 25 April 2022, twenty-one members and friends gathered at Ms Rose’s restaurant for our first in-person scholarship dinner since 2019. The association’s awards recognize signal academic achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. Honored were Anna Walter from the College of
Charleston, Ernest James from The Citadel, and Samantha Arp from Charleston Southern University. Faculty mentors introduced each awardee, who then responded with a brief personal statement. Each received a check for $2500. A student from the American College of the
Building Arts will be recognized in the fall.

Spring Meeting 2022

Feb. 28, 2022

7 - 8:00 PM

Randy Akers, executive director of South Carolina Humanities, offered an informative Zoom presentation on 28 February on the history, work, and coming initiatives that will help mark SC Humanities’ 50th anniversary. Opening in Lancaster, SC in August 2022 will be a multimedia history of South Carolina's seven Indigenous groups in their own words. Included are the Cherokees of South Carolina, the Edisto Indians, the Santee Indian tribe, the Pee Dee Indian Nation, the Waccamaw Chicora Indian people, the Chicora Siouan Nation, and the Catawba Indian Nation.  More information at https://schumanities.org/speakers_topics/history/page/7/.

Holiday Party at the Charleston Library Society

Dec 13, 2021

6 - 8:00 PM

The Association again hosted an elegant holiday party at the Charleston Library Society after having had to cancel the 2020 gathering because of the COVID pandemic. Some 60 attendees enjoyed a festive dinner buffet. Pianist Tom Bailey provided seasonal music, as several folks gathered around the piano to sing many of the familiar holiday songs and carols. Alumni/ae from the Ivy League schools as well as all PBK faculty at the College of Charleston were invited to join association members for the occasion.

Key Connections at Holy City Brewing!

Oct 21, 2021

6:00 PM

On Thursday evening 21 October 2021 the Lowcountry Association hosted our first in-person event since the pandemic struck. In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the association organized a tour and beer tasting at Holy City Brewing Co. in North Charleston. Around two dozen members and friends, including several recent PBK initiates celebrated together with lively conversation over brew and snacks after a most informative tour of the facility. The program was one of many events across the nation sponsored in part by the Key Connections program of Phi Beta Kappa.

PBK Lowcountry Event Gallery