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08/27/2010

Richardson Scholarship Recipient Recognized During Convocation

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 Vinson will receive full tuition, room and board this year, thanks to Jerry and Rosalind Richardson of Charlotte, N.C.
 She was recognized with the scholarship at the Aug. 23 Convocation ceremony.

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Beyanca Vinson
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The first recipient of the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Senior Scholarship is Beyanca Vinson, a senior from Fort Mill, S.C., majoring in marketing.

She will receive full tuition, room and board this year, thanks to Jerry and Rosalind Richardson of Charlotte, N.C. Richardson, founder and majority owner of the Carolina Panthers, established the scholarship last year to honor his wife, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson, who attended Winthrop in the late 1950s.

Vinson was recognized with the scholarship at the Aug. 23 Convocation ceremony. She met the Richardsons when they attended the Alumni Reunion Celebration in May.

As a student putting herself through Winthrop and as the first in her family to complete college, Vinson is grateful for the assistance from the Richardson family. She hopes to attend graduate school in her pursuit to become a corporate event planner.

Vinson has worked at Winthrop for two-and-a-half years as a resident assistant, now assigned to Wofford Hall. She also works as a supervisor for the Social and Behavioral Research Laboratory, volunteers as a member of the student allocations committee with the Council of Student Leaders and with the Student Alumni Council, serves as financial secretary to the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and helped found the student investment club.

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