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06/08/2007

Winthrop Board Re-Elects Karl Folkens as Chair, Gives Six Retiring Faculty Emeritus Status

Quick Facts

 Karl Folkens, a Florence attorney, was re-elected as board chair June 8.
 The board also granted six retiring faculty emeritus status.

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Karl Folkens

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop Board of Trustee members re-elected Florence attorney Karl Folkens to a one-year term as board chair during their June 8 meeting by conference call. Two other board officers also were re-elected, Kathy Bigham of Rock Hill, S.C., as vice chair and Donna Tinsley of Columbia, S.C., as secretary.

Folkens is a 1978 graduate of Winthrop, while Bigham, who is president of Thursdays Too restaurant in Rock Hill, is a 1973 graduate. Tinsley has worked for the S.C. House of Representatives, Education and Public Works Committee since January 1981.

The board also conferred emeritus status to six faculty members who are retiring and have a combined total of 139 years of dedicated service. Retiring faculty members with 10 years or more of service are eligible for the honor.

They are: Carol Anfin, professor of education; Angela Letourneau, professor of accounting; David Letourneau, associate professor of finance; Susan Ludvigson, professor of English; Bruce Thompson, professor of music; and Jerry Walden, professor of art and design.


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