ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop University’s DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU) has won Campus Activities Magazine’s Campus Program Board of the Year Award for the fourth time, based on reader votes.
Winthrop faced four other colleges for the award: Florida Gulf University, Quinnipiac University, California State University-Chico and Cazenovia College. DSU has been nominated for the honor more than 10 times.
“Clearly Winthrop continues to separate itself, both in doing great programs and treating the people who perform them great,” the magazine’s website wrote. “Artists and agents repeatedly praise Winthrop as one of their favorite places to perform.”
The organization won similar awards from the National Association of Campus Activities and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.
DSU is under the leadership of Boyd Jones, who has served as the director of university programs for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, DSU has brought quality artists, musicians and performers to campus for students and the community to enjoy.
“I’m so proud of the students involved with the Winthrop DSU Program Board," Jones said. "They work really hard to have quality, diverse, educational and entertaining options for our Winthrop community. So pleased that agents/performers from around the country notice the little things that DSU does that makes them stand out."
Jones also thanked Deborah Strahorn, assistant director of campus programming, Mike Rapay, who was formerly in Strahorn's position, and Prescott May, an alum who filled the position for several months.
In 2012-13 DSU has brought to campus former American Idol contestant Bo Bice, singer-songwriters such as Hana Pestle and Ari Hest, breakdancing roller-skaters BreakSk8 and hypnotist Tom DeLuca, a Winthrop favorite.
Check out DSU's website for upcoming events and information.