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Name: Patricia Coimbra
Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Occupation: Internal Auditor at SPX Corp

“Winthrop is a great place for international students. For me, the campus was a perfect size, and I loved getting to know my professors. The strength of Winthrop is the professors’ ability to teach students more than just academics, but to direct students in a proper career.”

Tennis standout Patricia Coimbra ’09 of Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduated with a business degree in finance/accounting, earned All-Conference honors all four years, and helped her team win three Big South Championships and subsequent trips to the NCAA tournament. She won Winthrop’s Tillman Award for academic excellence, was selected to the ESPN Academic All-America Third Team, and captured the Christenberry Award, the highest academic honor given to Big South student-athletes. After working an internship at SPX Corp. her senior year, Coimbra now works as an internal auditor handling national and international accounts for the Charlotte, N.C., company.

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