ROCK HILL, S.C. - Two graduating seniors received the Tillman Award at Winthrop University’s fall commencement exercises on Dec. 17 at Winthrop Coliseum.
The Tillman Award is the university’s highest academic honor. Established in 1940 to honor former S.C. Governor Benjamin Ryan Tillman, the award recognizes the graduate who has most consistently met the demands of academic excellence.
The Tillman Award winners were Yamilette Chacon of Rock Hill, a sociology major, and Jeanette May Bal of Summerville, S.C., a speech and communication disorders major.