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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.

2018 Young Alumnus Award

 Jerry Casselano ’08   

Jerry Casselano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the College of Charleston in 2008, and a Master of Professional Studies in sports industry management and digital media from Georgetown University in 2011.

During his senior year at the College of Charleston, Casselano was named business director for Coastal Cigars. During his two-year tenure, he helped grow the business from a regional company to an international brand.

Following an internship with ProVentures—an Alexandria, Virginia-based sports and entertainment marketing firm, Casselano stepped into a full-time position with the company in 2010. In 2014, he was named Vice President for Corporate Hospitality. In this role, he handles all aspects of the company’s hospitality programs at major sporting events, including the Masters, U.S. Open, Kentucky Derby, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, Ryder Cup, and the Olympics. Working with companies like Red Bull, Citigroup, Airbus, Hyundai, Intel, Cisco, Body Armour, and BMW, he negotiates endorsement and sponsorship deals for major brands with high-profile athletes and entertainers.

A firm believer in giving back, Casselano serves as a mentor to several College of Charleston School of Business students, and as a big brother to a 12-year-old foster child through the highly-regarded Best Kids program in Washington, D.C.

Young Alumna or Alumnus Award Past Recipients

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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
Donald F. Schneider '12

* Deceased