Current seniors interested in philanthropy and fundraising work with University Advancement staff to create a year-long campaign focused on educating peers on annual giving and securing the first gift of their alumni career. The Senior Gift is a strong tradition at Sewanee, and as young alumni constitute a growing population of total alumni, it is a vital piece in our efforts to foster philanthropy and future support.

The Senior Leadership Board works hard to raise awareness of how charitable giving has impacted every aspect of their four years at Sewanee. Through peer-to-peer solicitations and events, the Senior Gift combines education and fun—all to promote and foster a life-long desire and habit in our newest alumni of giving back to Sewanee.

Seniors interested in making their Class of 2018 Senior Gift, viewing their class video, and tracking their progress, can visit

‌Class of 2018 Senior Leadership Board

Name Major(s) Home
Jack Kennamer History Louisville, KY
Kelsey Siegler International Global Studies Houston, TX


Board Members 
Name Major(s) Home
Arlis Astudillo Mathematics East Windsor, NJ
Thomas Burless Economics Washington, D.C.
Simba Chakanyuka Economics Zimbabwe
Anderson Clark International and Global Studies Houston, TX
Ellie Clark Ecology and Biodiversity Old Hickory, TN
Ellen Copper Forestry McDowell, VA 
Maggie DiVecchia English Argyle, TX
Elizabeth Gill Biology Virginia Beach, VA 
Nicoline Good Geology New Orleans, LA
James Hewell English Winston-Salem, NC
Samantha Hubbard Psychology Fort Worth, TX 
Alexandra Huber Sustainability and the Environment Washington, D.C. 
Julie Laurenzo English and Philosophy Oxford, MS 
Drew Mancuso Economics Mableton, GA 


Interested in becoming a member of the Senior Leadership Board? Please contact Neal Johnson at


Class of 2018 Senior Class Participation

  • 281 Seniors Participating