Alissa Wulf, one of PMG Research's Senior Clinical Research Coordinators in Charleston, SC, used her community service day this year to give back to her Alma Mater, Coastal Carolina University (CCU) and the Women's Soccer Program. During the early spring of 2011, Alissa worked closely with two other fellow alumni, the current coaching staff at CCU, and the university's athletic department to help organize and coordinate the first ever CCU Men's and Women's Soccer Joint Alumni Weekend.
In addition to the typical work associated with planning such a large event, Alissa's main objective was to find a way to honor and remember a close friend and former teammate, April Stirton, who was tragically killed in an accident in April 2010. Alissa had reached out to CCU's Athletic Director, the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, and the President of the University to see what was possible. After numerous brainstorms, emails, phone calls and the final approval of the President of the university, they were able to retire April's #26 from the women's soccer program and establish a memorial fund in her honor, with all the proceeds going to the CCU women's soccer program in her name. April's family was in attendance for the ceremony, and together friends, teammates and family celebrated her life. Alissa is looking forward to working on the event again in 2012. See the press release for the event here.
As a result of Alissa's service to her Alma Mater, she was asked to represent the women's soccer program as an Association Officer for the Coastal Carolina Letterwinners Association. The mission of the association is to enhance the tradition and values of Coastal Carolina University by encouraging CCU Athletic Letterwinners to be lifelong members of the Coastal Carolina Athletics family. The focus is on alumni camaraderie, athletic excellence, career development and service.
Way to go Alissa!!!