Winthrop University: Jessica Van Cleave

Jessica Van Cleave

Name: Jessica Van Cleave

Enrollment Marketing Coordinator for Enrollment Management and Marketing

Hometown: Saint Johns, Florida

Education: Winthrop University 18' - B.A. Mass Communications




What makes Winthrop special to you?  
Winthrop is a place that allowed me to discover my career path and learn how to be unapologetically me. Along with finding my lifelong friends, I was able to build my resume, portfolio, confidence and leadership abilities through on-campus opportunities and classes.

What do you love about Winthrop?  I love how welcoming and accepting our campus is. I could see myself as a Winthrop Eagle the first time I stepped on campus – something I didn’t feel at other colleges I visited.

What is your favorite local restaurant in Rock Hill?  Legal Remedy for food, Knowledge Perk for coffee.

What is your favorite event to attend in Rock Hill or local area?  During the warmer months, I love going to Food Truck Fridays in downtown Rock Hill. There’s food, great company and even live music – what’s not to love? When December comes around, my favorite is Christmasville. The community comes together to join in and watch the Christmas parade, shop and eat their way through the Christmas village, and even enjoy some ice skating.

What is your favorite thing about Rock Hill?  I love the small-town feel downtown Rock Hill has. There is a great mix of modern stores and restaurants, while still preserving the history of the area.

Why should a student pick Winthrop?  If you’re looking for a place to discover your passion and build a path to success while still having fun, Winthrop is the place for you.

What advice do you have for students during their search process?  Do you research, tour as much as you can and talk to students and alumni to get a perspective on what life as a student is like.

Fun Facts about Jessica:
Favorite Food?  Let’s just say there’s not much I won’t eat. 
Favorite Book?  "The Shining"
Favorite Movie?  “The Shining” (Although the book and movie are VERY different, they’re both masterpieces in their own ways).
Who is your Role Model?  10K Olympian, filmmaker and author, Alexi Pappas
What are your hobbies?  Yoga, running, petting as many dogs as I can in a day and experiencing new cultures.

Last updated by rayj 12/21/2022

Last Updated: 2/21/23