Bell Tower Ball

Bell Tower Ball

Furman University holds an annual gala event to recognize the service, leadership, and accomplishments of members of the Furman community.  At the Bell Tower Ball, awards are presented to distinguished alumni, parents, and friends in celebration of extraordinary achievement.

Gordon L. Blackwell Alumni Service Award

Dr. Idella Glenn ’84
2022 Award Recipient

The Blackwell Award recognizes an individual who has dedicated extraordinary service to Furman University or the greater community, advancing Furman’s position as a private institution with a public mission.

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Wayne and Rubye Reid Award

Jackson Buonamia ‘17
2022 Award Recipient

The Reid Award is named in honor of Wayne ’68 and Rubye Reid and recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the career development of Furman students.

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Tom A. Triplitt Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Sali Christeson ‘07
2022 Award Recipient

The Triplitt Award recognizes an alumnus/a who graduated in the past 20 years and who has brought honor or recognition to Furman through individual accomplishments or as a volunteer.

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Engaged Parent Award

Dan and Emilyn Sanders
2022 Award Recipients

The Engaged Parent Award is presented to the parents of a Furman student or graduate in appreciation for their commitment to education and leadership as volunteers.

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Carl F. Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award

Ravenel Curry ‘63
2022 Award Recipient

The Kohrt Award is presented in recognition of significant professional or personal accomplishments and in gratitude for continued loyalty to Furman University.

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Honorary Alumni Award

Nancy Cooper
2022 Award Recipient

The Honorary Alumni Award commends individuals who are not graduates of Furman University but who have made significant contributions to its welfare, reputation, prestige and pursuit of excellence.

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2022 Bell Tower Ball Photos

Visit the Furman Alumni Flickr account to see all photos here!

Celebrate our Giving Society members!

Guests of the Bell Tower Ball are members of the White Oaks Society, Rose Garden Society and Bell Tower Society. Learn more about Furman’s giving societies here!