Sgt. Dewayne Bunch and Officer Thomas Dunham were recognized by two separate area civic organizations for their outstanding work in the field. The Optimist Club of Rock Hill honored Bunch during its annual Respect for Law program and the state's Office of Highway Safety commended him for improving driver safety.
Dunham will be named the 2013 Central City Optimistic Club Police Officer of the Year in June for his commitment to the Alive at 25 defensive driving program.
Adjunct instructor Jon
Prichard helped Charlotte artist John W. Love Jr. install Love's piece
"Path of Yes" at the Mint Museum. Prichard created a wooden grid to hold the
tiles of the piece. He also brought along some Winthrop students to create the
tiles that cover the installation floor.
Associate Professor Merry
Sleigh recently published a study called "Professors' Facebook Content
Affects Students' Perceptions and Expectations" in the peer-reviewed journal
"Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking." The multi-year research was
conducted with two former undergraduates, Jason Laboe and Aimee
Natalie Jeter, admissions
coordinator for the Graduate School, recently participated in
Limestone College's spring Commencement exercises on May 11, 2013, where she
graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in human
Jeter also was inducated as a
member of Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Business
Management and Administration majors. Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the
highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or
university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a
business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or
master’s class, and be invited to membership by the faculty
exhibition "Paracosms" opens in Chicago at Space 1858. The exhibition
consists of new small collages, drawings and watercolors. The official opening
date is May 10. The exhibition will run until June 9.
Jennifer Belk, assistant professor
of design, has been named the winner of the 2013 Carol A. Kueker
Construction Education Visionary Award, presented by the National Association
of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education Foundation. The award recognizes a
U.S. educator or advocate who is dedicated and passionate toward construction
education. Belk was nominated and sponsored by the Charlotte chapter and will
be presented the award at the National Convention in Seattle, Washington, in
Winthrop's interior design students participate annually
with NAWIC by acting as judges for their Block Kids (Lego building)
competition, a national program which promotes the knowledge of construction
related trades to area children.
Boyd Jones, director of
university programming, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.
Instructor of Dance Meg
Schriffen had one of her dance pieces, "Stirrings of Consciousness,"
chosen to be performed at the Southeast American College Dance Festival. The
piece was one of 12 selected out of more than 40 submissions.
John Timmons, assistant
director of residence life for residence education, appeared twice on
JohnTalkRadio, a show on BlogTalkRadio that focuses on independent artists and
musicians. Timmons and his brother David have served as rock-and-roll
historians. The first appearance was Dec. 15, 2012, entitled "The Beach Boys:
Fifty Years of Endless Summer." The most recent appearance was March 9 called
"A Look at the Debut Album: Where it All Begins for Performers."
Podcasts of both show are available online at the Timmons brothers' website or the
Associate Professor of
Religious Studies Peter Judge was a featured guest on WFAE March 4,
where he discussed the history of the Papal Conclaves and how the selection
process for the new Pope could go.