Winthrop University: Sar Ortega

Sar Ortega

Name: Sar Ortega

Hometown: Hilton Head, South Carolina

Education: Winthrop University - B.A. Political Science, B.A. Modern Language, Honors Program


South Carolina counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg. Barnwell, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield. Greenwood, Hampton, Jasper, McCormick
US Territory: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

What makes Winthrop special to you?  All of the memories. From living in Richardson my first year to studying abroad in Spain for a semester to graduating. Everything in between as well. My experience was more than I imagined and Winthrop

What do you love about Winthrop?   We have such a beautiful campus with such a diverse student body population.

What is your favorite local restaurant in Rock Hill?  There are so many great places to eat in Rock Hill, so I’ll give you three. Definitely Molcajete for authentic Mexican, Sila Thai for some amazing Pad Kee Mao and Millstone has the best pizza.

What is your favorite event to attend in Rock Hill or local area?  Food Truck Friday, so many great memories and amazing food!

What is your favorite thing about Rock Hill?  I love that you have everything you need in Rock Hill: Target, movie theater, coffee shops, restaurants, festivals, and events. Riverwalk and Knowledge park are also great new areas.

What advice do you have for students during their search process?  Make sure you are going on tours and events during your Junior and Senior year. It’s important so you can get a feel of campus and meet professors and current students.

Favorite Food?  Tamales
Favorite Book or Author?  Julio Cortázar
Favorite Performer?  Maroon 5
Who is your Role Model?  My parents, everything that I have been able to accomplish is because of them. They are extraordinary people with such big hearts. 
What are your hobbies?  Visiting local coffee shops when I travel, yoga, and cooking. 

Last updated by rayj 10/04/2021

Last Updated: 10/4/21