ROCK HILL, S.C. - Senior Meredith Lynn Cooper received the Tillman Award at Winthrop University’s fall commencement exercises on Dec. 19 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. Cooper, who is from Greer, S.C., earned a bachelor of science degree from the College of Business Administration and hopes to work in marketing.
She was one of about 260 students given their degrees at the ceremony. Some graduates from August also participated.