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Young Alumna or Alumnus Award

Celebrating our alumni leaders

This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus whose life has expressed the finest of College of Charleston traditions through service to his or her community or profession. The recipient's class year must be within the past ten years.

2016 Young Alumna Award

 Rebecca Shaw Whitener, Class of 2006   

As a physical education major and a member of the College’s women’s volleyball team, Shaw learned teamwork was essential to success. Her coursework in psychology and media studies allowed her to learn about what motivates people. She used these skills in her position as vice president of business development at Major League Baseball Advanced Media in New York City. Her purview went beyond the ballpark to handle third party business for non-baseball clients such as HBO Now, WWE Network , PGA tour and the live streaming of March Madness. She also handled licensing agreements with partners such as Yahoo and YouTube and ensured baseball fans could access game action when they weren’t in the ballpark. 

A trailblazer for other women in the sports industry, Shaw earned a seat on the board of WISE (Women in Sports and Events) and was included in Forbes  Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list. 

Shaw has recently relocated to Mobile, Alabama where she will certainly blaze new trails. 

Young Alumna or Alumnus Award Past Recipients

1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
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2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
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2015
2016

John F. Martin '82
W. Kurt Taylor '84
Maria Mansfield Richardson '84
Margaret Collins Frierson '85
Cynthia A. Pittman '91
Arlene Anderson Harrington '91
Erica Henderson Brown '93
Sheryl Snyder Matthews '93
Brian C. Rutenberg '87
Jackson Lee Davis, IV '90
Troy Guerard Knight '89 *
Stephanie S. Sheffield '93
Scott J. Buchanan '92 *
Wyndi M. Anderson '93
Scott A. Heavin '93
Anthony M. Johnson '97
Chesley K. Stetten '02
Keiron T. Kennedy '01
Stephanie Rice Jones '99
Nicholas C. Glover '05
Margaret Anne Florence '01
Carol Hannah Whitfield '07
Cyrus A. Buffum '06
Adam Paul '06
Stephanie Felder '04
Brett Gardner '05
Harriett E. Lee '08
Rebecca Shaw Whitener '06

* Deceased