ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will welcome alumni class members from 1934 through 1979, particularly those classes whose years end in a 4 or a 9, on campus this weekend for the Alumni Reunion Celebration. More than 300 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 1959 will celebrate their 50th class reunion. There will also be members of the class of 1939 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:
* Chrissy Catoe of Fort Mill, S.C., Outstanding Young Alumni Award
* the Rev. Scott Middleton of West Columbia, S.C., Alumni Professional Achievement Award
* Kasey Walther of Marietta, Ga., Alumni Distinguished Service Award
* Dr. Mary Lucas of San Antonio, Texas, Mary Mildred Sullivan Award
Alumni Reunion Celebration 2009 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 and a special exhibit featuring memorabilia from Annie Davis Epting, class of 1909, on display in the Little Chapel. They are also welcome to attend the Eagle Club auction Saturday night.
For more information, check out www.winthropalumni.com or call 803/323-2145.