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Browse these profiles to find out more about My Winthrop Experience:
Dustin M. Hoffman
English's Dustin M. Hoffman gives the working class a voice in his fiction.
Barbara Burgess-Wilkerson wants to help millennial students with face-to-face interaction.
Associate Professor Melissa Carsten researches how followers contribute to an organization.
Punam Patel describes her time at Winthrop has "nothing short of a roller coaster."
Gary Gaulin and Jody Guy Gaulin
Gary '79 and Jody Gaulin '78 relish every opportunity to give back to their alma mater.
Lynne Scarboro '80 is a natural leader with a knack for creative problem solving.
Shannon Quinn '04 believes that dance can be "a unifying experience."
Daniel Beels '09 is making technology a vital part of his students' lives.
Trell Thomas '08 is in the business of keeping music in the classroom.
Chelsea Brown '14 created a scholarship to share the Winthrop experience with more students.
If not for Winthrop, Lisa Sickman '10 might have had a very different career path.
Christopher Barton '12 said the M.A.A. program elevated everything about his education and work.
James Dekle '11
Music has always been a part of James Dekle's life.
“Focus” is the unofficial watch words of the career plan Brittany Whitaker ’10 has mapped out.
Jason Williamson '03 wanted to see homelessness through the eyes of the homeless.
Tadean Page wants to bring more good news to the world.
Caroline Rust '97 believes that art and emotion are inextricably intertwined.
Beth West follows her mom's advice when it comes to campus engagement.
Chris Van Aller
World War II affected Professor Chris Van Aller’s family in very tragic ways.
Nina Cano '10 has great faith in Winthrop's Department of Political Science.
Mike and Jennifer Fayed
Faculty support helped Mike Fayed '95, '07 find the career he loves.
When Eric Hammett was little, he wanted to be president of the United States.
For Jay Karen, golf isn’t now just a hobby but also a vocation.
Jane LaRoche '69, '70 has made an investment in Winthrop faculty members.
Alison Jean Hamilton
Family ties convinced Alison Jean Hamilton '92, '95 to pursue her own Winthrop experience.
Vilissa K. Thompson '08, '12
Vilissa Thompson '08, '12, doesn't let anything hold her back.
Imagination has no age limit. Just ask children's book illustrator Katie Kath '11.
Carie Lowdermilk '97, '03, '08 learned the value of education at home.
Trent Faris `02 is keeping up a family tradition by collecting weather data near his home.
Life has led Jarvais Jackson full circle.
Ebony Wilkinson is the first student to earn a bachelor's degree in individualized studies.
Faculty member Laura Ullrich has reinvented herself at Winthrop and taken risks.
Think of Ernest Allen '03, '07 and his team as "The Seed Police."
Brett Frye '12
Brett Frye has primates on the brain.
Avianna Rishebarger '10, '12
Avianna Rishebarger's life is alive with the sound of music.
Adolphus Belk Jr.
Adolphus Belk Jr. researches mass incarceration and its connection to the prison-industrial complex.
Charles Bergman learned to appreciate craft beer while on a student exchange program.
Ladson Fishburne '15
No one knows the importance of networking better than Ladson Fishburne '15.
David Stoner '15
David Stoner '15 says you should never stop learning.
Gardner Chappell has banished shushing from the Douglas County Museum in Oregon.
Stay-at-home mom Sarah Ramsden wanted something a little different from a classroom position.
Mary Le Sesne
When Mary Le Sesne '10 saw a gap in the home decor market, she filled it.
Eric Smith wants to explore more of the world.
Zainab Ghadiyali '09 wants young women to know that engineering is not only a man's world.
Growing up, Sylvester Owens '03, '06 learned first-hand the value of a Winthrop degree.
Alyssa Toshimitsu '15 redefines what it means to "be involved" on campus.
An alternative spring break trip to Selma, Alabama, has changed student Felicia Chisholm's life.
Linda Driggers Williams
Linda Driggers Williams '64, '69, '80 wants the Winthrop experience available to
A Winthrop degree helped prepare Eric Sprouse '73 for his career and life.
For Jacob Hallex, capturing visual images is something that just clicks.
Student Jennie Montgomery created a video that perfectly summarized her first semester at Winthrop.
Marit Majeske '07 works hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy the arts.
Shae Frichette '00 wanted a career that would let her "create her own path."
VP Frank Ardaiolo calls his 25-year Winthrop career "truly extraordinary."
Jeff Muschik '99 has been mad about soccer since he was 5 years old.
Ian Deas '15
Ian Deas vowed to "get involved" in college.
If not for Winthrop, donor Irene Boland's career might have been very, very different.
Tony Moore '06 is in the business of getting to know the person inside the celebrity.
When Melissa Gladden '99 decided to start a business, she knew just where to turn for help.
Jordyn Kessler '14
Jordyn Kessler found an unexpected benefit in the McNair Scholars program.
Mark Jamison '11
One decision can change your life, says Mark Jamison '11.
Julie Busha '00 used her aggressive marketing skills on the T.V. Show "Shark Tank."
Craig Hodge '16
Craig Hodge '16 appreciates the guidance Winthrop offers student veterans.
Sonya Gary '93, '95 believes being open to new experiences makes life exciting.
Amanda Cavin '15
Amanda Cavin corrected her biggest regret by finishing her education degree.
Chandra Dillard `87 has a deep appreciation for good representation by government leaders.
Sadie Livingston Boyer
Sadie Boyer '58 is a trailblazer in her field and wants to help others as well.
Radio personality Sheri Lynch put her love of social work into action by earning a graduate degree.
Brandon Oxendine '10 uses his design skills all the way in Germany.
Roy Weathers '89 worked his way up to partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP.
Destinee Johnson '14
A love of science landed Destinee Johnson '14 a competitive spot in the DOW-MIT Access Program.
Shanola Hampton '98 appears on the hit television show "Shameless."
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