Brooks Moore was a student at Baptist College at Charleston before the school had a campus to call home. He is the longest-tenured member of the Buc Club and has served as its president, vice president and treasurer. He's a fixture, and a vocal one, at CSU games across multiple sports. To call Moore (BCC Class of 1969) a proud CSU alum and supporter is an understatement.
"I love this university," said Moore, who played golf at BCC and graduated with a degree in marketing before embarking on a 47-year career in public education. "This school is a big part of my life. I have a lot of pride in this place, I love what it stands for, I love the kids that go here and I love the coaches. It's an exciting time for CSU and I'm happy to be a part of it."
Moore, who attended high school in Florence, S.C., arrived at BCC in the fall of 1965. The school was beginning its first full academic year and utilizing North Charleston's First Baptist Church for classes and downtown Charleston's St. John Hotel (now The Mills House) for boarding. A $500 golf scholarship led Moore to Charleston and he is ever-grateful for it.
"I met a lot of great people, got a great education and you were a part of something and saw it grow," Moore reflected. "How many people get to be in the founding class of a college? And now I look at the university, the quality of students we have, the graduate programs, the quality of graduate we put out into the community and it makes me very proud."
Moore saw that firsthand as a teacher, vice principal and principal in schools throughout the Tri-County area. His belief in the all-encompassing experience CSU provides has influenced him to remain an active member of the Buc Club.
"I sent a lot of kids through this school as a principal and teacher, I've mentored several kids who've gone through here, I give to the scholarship program and it's been so rewarding," Moore said. "It's an opportunity to give back and that's what I love about the Buc Club."
"The Buc Club gives you an opportunity to give something back – to continue the tradition of excellence and of giving these young people a chance to represent our athletic program in a real positive manner," Moore continued. "They appreciate being here and to watch these kids grow is outstanding."
Athletic Director Jeff Barber knows alumni like Moore are valuable as CSU continues to grow and evolve in the years ahead.
"I would like to personally thank Brooks Moore for his long-term commitment to Charleston Southern Athletics," Barber said. "Like many of our donors, Brooks embodies the Buccaneer spirit. I look forward to connecting with our many loyal Buc Club members in the weeks and months ahead. Together, we can meet our goal to continue building championship-level programs on and off the field."
Join the Buc Club - A Message from Assistant A.D. for Development Tyler Davis
"Charleston Southern Athletics is extremely grateful for all Buc Club supporters. The impact that each of you make in the lives of our student athletes goes beyond competition in the Big South Conference. Thank you for believing in us financially to see our vision become a reality of Integrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving.
Our goal for the Buc Club this year is to raise $500,000. We welcome new members and promise to provide a first-class donor experience. Visit www.bucclub.com or feel free to make an online gift at https://csuniv.webconnex.com/bucclub."
Those interested in learning more can contact Davis at 843-863-7523 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.