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04/16/2008

Alumni Return to Winthrop for This Weekend's Celebration


ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will welcome alumni class members from 1933 through 1978, particularly those classes whose years end in a 3 or a 8, on campus this weekend for the Alumni Reunion Celebration. More than 350 alumni are expected to attend the event sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.
 
As this year’s Golden Girls, members of the class of 1958 will celebrate their 50th class reunion. There will also be members of the class of 1938 attending their 70th reunion, organizers said. Many of the classes celebrate their reunion parties on campus, in the homes of local alumni and at local restaurants and clubs.
 
The weekend events include trolley tours and a luncheon Saturday in McBryde Hall where notable alumni are honored for their outstanding professional and community endeavors.

To be recognized are:
* David McDonald `01, Lancaster, S.C., Outstanding Young Alumni Award
* Linda Lee Gill `67, Annandale, Va., Alumni Professional Achievement Award
* Sidney Rose Sarratt Fant `55, Independence, Va., Alumni Distinguished Service Award
* Patricia Hamilton Jervey `58, Greenville, S.C., Mary Mildred Sullivan Award

Alumni Reunion Celebration 2008 will offer plenty of reminders about Winthrop over the decades. The old blue uniforms, rat caps and other memorabilia from when Winthrop was an all-female college will be on display in the alumni office and in the Little Chapel.

Alumni can check out the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center, the new Owens Hall, a Joel Nichols Photo Exhibit on the third floor of Tillman and an undergraduate exhibition in the Winthrop Galleries. They can also attend a 3 p.m. Arnold Shankman lecture on Friday in Plowden Auditorium to hear panelists, including alumna and local historian Louise Pettus, talk about social change in York.

For more information or a schedule, call 803/323-2145.


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