People in the News
Kathryn Holten, vice president for university advancement and enrollment management, recently was re-elected to the position of vice-chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs.
AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.
The association’s Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs comprises senior communications and marketing leaders from diverse public colleges and universities from across the nation who advise on emerging issues and best practices in public higher education.
Holten holds a Ph.D. in foreign languages and medieval studies from Tulane University and has served in several senior-level capacities at Winthrop.
Drew Miller is the new director of women's basketball operations in Winthrop Athletics. Previously, Miller has been associate head men's basketball coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland; head men's basketball coach at Schreiner University; and assistant men's basketball coach at Trinity University. While at St. Mary's, the team won the 2013 CAC Championship. Similar accolades were earned at Schreiner, where the team made its first appearance at an ASC tournament and earned its first winning season.
Miller holds degrees from Kenyon College and the University of Akron. Originally from Oregon, he is married with two children.
Onix Delgado is a new HVAC worker in Facilities Management. The Connecticut native brings years of experience to the field. He holds an associate's degree, is a notary public and treasurer for his church. He is married, the father of two children and enjoys exercising, sports, drawing, church and computers.
Karen Faye Greene Frazier '79 passed away March 27 at the age of 55. Frazier was pursuing a master's degree in fine arts and served in the past as a board member for the Dean's Advisory Board for Winthrop's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Natisha Griffin is the new administrative specialist in the Richard W. Riley College of Education. A self-professed "navy baby to the core," Griffin has lived in Japan and several states across the U.S. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., she holds a gerontology degree from the University of South Florida. She has previously worked as an associate manager for the American Diabetes Association and more recently as assistant to the director of the Mint Museum in Charlotte. She enjoys reading, interior decorating and hopes to pursue horseback riding.
Nadya Brown is a new IV-E coordinator in the Department of Social Work. A member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., she holds degrees from South Carolina State and Webster universities. She has spent several years at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice as youth and community specialist. She enjoys reading, shopping and being a mother to her young child.
Samaiyah Singleton is the new information resource coordinator in the Department of Social Work. The Florida native holds an accounting degree from Bethune-Cookman University. She previously worked as a test analyst. She enjoys music and plays the alto saxophone.
Brandon Chap is now a full-time telecommunications engineer in the Division of Computing & Information Technology. He holds a bachelor's in computer science from Winthrop University and previously worked on campus as an operations coordinator and a telecommunications technician.
Semyon Young joins Winthrop as an IV-E coordinator in the Department of Social Work. She earned a Bachelor of Science from South Carolina State University and a master's from Webster University. Young brings years of varied experience to her role: she previously worked as a teacher in the Lee and Richland county school districts, a real estate agent and a medical coordinator with the state Department of Social Services. She enjoys reading and traveling.
Ryan Woodring has joined Dacus Library as a library technical assistant. The Michigan native earned degrees in English and anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Before coming to Winthrop he was a team leader for Clearwater Pools and a senior library aide in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library system. He has won the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Pearl Award and enjoys writing.
Professor Emeritus Guillermo Ignacio Castillo-Feliu ("Bill" to his English-speaking friends, "Nacho" to his Spanish-speaking friends) passed away on Friday, March 8. Castillo-Feliu earned a bachelor's, master's and doctorate from Michigan State University and taught Spanish at Winthrop for several years. He also served as chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. He retired from Winthrop in 2004.