Parent & Alumni Connections

What We Believe

Our FAC Families and Alumni represent our past, present and future. Engaging families as partners and creating strong connections with past FAC students is essential to the strength of our organization and the trajectory of our school.


As FAC Partners we connect with FAMILIES to encourage their support and involvement by...

  • Helping form a community of dedicated volunteers that help FAC programs and events.
  • Assisting with the organization and recruitment of parents to join the FAC Parent Guild
  • Providing information about the FAC Parent Guild. Click Here for more information.

Want to get involved at the FAC? Reach out to our Parent Guild to learn how you can help! The contact information for the Board members of the Parent Guild is as follows:


As FAC Partners we connect with ALUMNI and proudly spotlight their successes and dedication to the broader Arts community by...

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive database of FAC Alumni.
  • Crafting a quarterly newsletter to share news with our Alumni and foster connections with our past graduates.
  • Advertising Alumni gatherings to promote engagement with their Alma Mater.


Adia Paul

“Over the three years I spent at Fine Arts Center culminating in my graduation in 2004, I changed my home address five times. Each home unfailingly lacked that singular space, no matter how small, an artist needs to interrogate her own mind. I lived in lack of “A Room of One’s Own” as Virginia Woolf apprised it—a space free from outside oversight and associations the budding artist requires to create. For me, Fine Arts Center became the room of my own in which to finally give my body the ability to make language of itself. The Fine Arts Center was the first space I trusted enough to allow myself to explore. My time in that dance studio provided the space and separation from the ordinary I needed learn, refine and grow. For a lot of kids that attend, FAC is the only place that takes them seriously and trusts the student to take her art seriously also. For a lot of kids in the Upstate trying to manifest worlds from within —The Fine Arts Center is their Room of One’s Own.”


Phillip Boykin

“The Fine Arts Center played a vital role in my career. It gave me a solid foundation which I was able to build upon and dream of becoming an artist. I honestly believe because of my inspiring time at the FAC, I – a poor black boy whose brother didn’t get to see his 19th birthday – have now received a TONY and a Grammy Award nomination. I won the Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. I’m also very proud to say that I was inducted into the SC Theater Hall of Fame. Recently, I performed the role of Olin Britt in The Music Man with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. I’d like to say thank you to people like you who support the FAC and to the FAC for literally saving my life and making me the Artist that I am today.”


We'd love to hear from you.

Alumni Survey

We’d like to get to know you better, and communicate with you more regularly. Please help us by filling out the Alumni Survey.