Winthrop University: Allison Blackwelder

Allison Blackwelder

Name: Allison Blackwelder

Admissions Recruiter

Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina

Education: University of South Carolina


US Territory: All Out of State


What do you love about Winthrop? 
I think what I love most about Winthrop is the genuine feeling of family. Winthrop is truly a place of inclusion. As a staff member, I felt appreciated for who I am and what I value the moment I started in the Office of Admissions. Winthrop celebrates and uplifts each student individually, while also fostering an environment that makes us all feel that we’re in this together. It feels amazing to advocate for an institution that puts inclusion and community at the forefront.

What is your favorite local restaurant in Rock Hill? 
I have a few favorites, but I’m a big pizza person, so I love Millstone Pizza and Taproom. Also, if you’re a brunch lover like me, you have to check out Flipside! The best part? These restaurants are right next to each other in downtown Rock Hill!

What is your favorite thing about Rock Hill? 
My favorite thing about Rock Hill is how much it’s grown and continuing to grow! You get the best of both worlds – There’s plenty to do (and more coming our way), but you still get that comforting small town feel.

What advice do you have for students during their search process? 
Visit! There is no better way to know if a school is the right fit for you than to visit campus and picture yourself living and making memories there for four years. That, and ask questions! No question is too big or too small, and you want to make sure that you feel confident and excited about where you’re going.

Favorite Food?  Pizza - and I'm Team Pineapple!

Favorite Movie or Performer?  Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Inception, Get Out, Moana, Booksmart, and you will always find me glued to the screen during a Harry Potter movie marathon. 

Favorite Hobbies?  Hiking, going to live music shows, exploring new places, and currently learning how to juggle and how to play the ukulele!


Last updated by rayj 10/04/2021

Last Updated: 10/4/21