Class of 1971 50-Year Reunion

1971 Reunion

The time has finally arrived for our 50-year Winthrop reunion! Although our reunion year was 2021, the Class of 1971 50th reunion committee wanted to select a date to celebrate on campus when we felt safe to do so. Mark your calendars for our reunion weekend on Winthrop’s campus, April 29-30, 2022! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Join the Winthrop Class of 1971 page on Winthrop Connect for more updates and join classmates in reminiscing as we prepare to celebrate our golden reunion. 

You can view the Class of 1971 reunion brochure and schedule of events online via the links. For questions about our reunion weekend, please contact the Alumni Association at

A few key dates to remember:

  • Tuesday, March 1 - '71, Second to None video recording due
    • Details below!
  • Monday, March 28 - Mini-Tatler Form Deadline
    • Producing a Mini-Tatler has been a long tradition for the 50-year reunion, so we need your help to compile the Class of 1971 Mini-Tatler! Please complete the form and submit by March 28.
    • If you like, include a current photograph of yourself. Please note: we are not able to return any mailed photos.
    • You can also complete the form online, mail in your form to the Alumni Association or e-mail your information to Brittany Neely ’14, alumni engagement coordinator, at Your current photo can be submitted digitally with the completed form.
      • Please note that your completed Mini-Tatler form only needs to be submitted via mail or e-mail.
    • Even if you are unsure if you will be able to attend our golden reunion, please complete the form so our classmates will know what you have been doing since 1971! If you cannot attend the reunion, reserve your Mini-Tatler through the Alumni Association via e-mail at
  • Monday, March 28 - Hotel Reservation Deadline
    • Our reunion hotel is the Hampton Inn Rock Hill. The discounted rate for the Winthrop Class of 1971 is $89/night. Book your room by Monday, March 28. Free hot breakfast offered daily and free high-speed and Wireless Internet access in the lobby and all guestrooms.
  • Friday, April 8 - Reunion Registration Deadline
    • We can't wait to see you in April!

’71, Second to None

To make our reunion weekend extra special, the reunion committee is requesting your help in putting together a movie that will be shown during our reunion weekend on the big screen in Dina’s Place, the Winthrop theatre. It’s going to be an “Opening Night” for the debut of our very own movie, “’71, Second to None,” and YOU are the stars! Get ready for your close-ups!

Here is how you can help. Record yourself on a smartphone video and bring us up to date on your life. Videos are due by Tuesday, March 1. Below are some questions to get you started. Please limit your answers to 30 seconds so we can include everyone's submissions.

Questions to answer in your video:

  1. What’s the latest news on you and your family?
  2. What’s the funniest memory you have from Winthrop?
  3. Did life turn out the way you imagined it?
  4. Looking back, what did the experience of being at a women’s college during the 60s and into the 70s mean for you?
  5. What was your biggest lesson learned at Winthrop?
  6. Do you have any memories of the fountain?
  7. What advice would you give your young self as you prepared to go off to college?

Tips on your video recording:

  • You can use your smartphone to record. The video quality on most smartphones is excellent.
    • If you have an iPhone, go to Settings-Camera-Record Video and make sure it says either 1080p HD at 60 fps or 4K at 60 fps. This will ensure the highest quality video.
  • Film your video holding the phone horizontally; otherwise, you end up with black bars on the side. Do not shoot vertically.
  • Move no more than 5 feet away from the phone, so your audio is clear.
  • Answer all the questions if you can; add any creative messages you want to send us as well.
  • Limit your answer to each question to :30 seconds.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are coming to the reunion or not, send us your video! It will be made available for everyone!
  • E-mail your video to Cecily Truett Lancit at

This is so easy to do and will be great fun.  Please help — it should only take 10 minutes of your time and will mean the world to all of us classmates to hear from you! Thank you for helping to make our reunion weekend extra special!

We look forward to celebrating with you in April!

Class of 1971 Reunion Committee

Ann Felkel Bickley Nella Owens Craig Jan Roberts Hammond Paula Monroe
Patricia Booker-Christy Shelia Frasier-Anderson Cecily Truett Lancit Caroline Mayo Roueche
Elizabeth Sams Chambers Claudia Stephens Grimm Rennie Wolfe Lansberg Sandy Wilson Thrasher