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04/19/2007

Alumni Return to Campus for This Weekend's Celebration

Quick Facts

 Alumni Reunion Celebration will be held this weekend on campus.
 Events will include 50th- and 70th-reunion celebrations.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will welcome alumni class members from 1932 through 1977, particularly those classes whose years end in a 2 or a 7, on campus this weekend for the Alumni Reunion Celebration.
 
As this year’s Golden Girls, members of the class of 1957 will celebrate their 50th class reunion. There also will be members of the class of 1937 attending their 70th reunion, organizers said.
 
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:

  • Scott Melton '05 of Baltimore, Md., Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • Joyce Hall '56, New York, N.Y., Alumni Professional Achievement Award
  • Tim Sease '87 of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Alumni Distinguished Service Award
  • Ann Dotherow Lim '57 of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mary Mildred Sullivan Award

Alumni Reunion Celebration 2007 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.

Alumni can check out the progress of the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center on the west side of the campus, and the new Owens Hall.

There also will be a chance to see the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Student Choreography Showcase on April 20-22 in Johnson Theatre. The performances include dance works choreographed by advanced dance majors, featuring a wide variety of styles including modern, jazz, hip-hop and more. The performances will be held at 8 p.m. April 20-21 and at 2 p.m. on April 21-22. Tickets are $8 with a Winthrop ID and $15 general admission.

On Sunday, one of Winthrop's newest traditions will occur with the 3 p.m. ring ceremony in Tillman Auditorium.

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


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