Affinity Groups

Affinity groups connect alumni based on a shared interest or Winthrop experience. Groups have common connections — such as fraternities, sororities, honor societies, majors, athletics or residence halls. The Alumni Association provides affinity groups the opportunity to connect and network with fellow alumni.

If you are interested in Winthrop Universityestablishing an affinity group, joining an active group or planning a group event, please e-mail the Alumni Association at alumni@winthrop.edu.

 

Winthrop Connect

To connect with fellow alumni in your affinity group, join Winthrop Connect, our exclusive online mentoring and networking platform for alumni! Create a profile to connect with fellow alumni, join an affinity group, search and post jobs, offer mentoring services and more. Watch this video to learn why Erica Smith '04 is excited for Winthrop Connect. Visit winthropconnect.org to join!

 

Current Alumni Affinity Groups

Alpha Delta Pi - Zeta Tau Chapter
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Jenna Lloyd '10, '12

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Bristal Cornelius Adams '08

Alpha Omega
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Kristen Thoennes '08

Alpha Phi Alpha - Xi Phi Chapter
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: R. Sylvester Owens '03, '06

Association of Ebonites
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Maurice Dyckes '05
Faculty Advisor: Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight

Baseball Alumni
Coach: Tom Riginos
E-mail: riginost@winthrop.edu
Instagram: @winthropbaseball

Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Jack Blankenship

Black Alumni Council
Alumni Affinity Group Leaders: Chelsea Brown '14; Bryan Mobley Jr. ’17; Byron Putman ’94; Isaiah Venning ’95, ’00; DeAlva Wilson '92, '94
E-mail: bac@winthropalumni.com
Facebook: Official Winthrop University Black Alumni Council

Cheerleaders
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Mark Case '91
Facebook: Winthrop Cheerleaders/Dance Team and Mascots Alumni

Chi Omega
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Amanda Stewart '03, '05
E-mail: stewartaj@winthrop.edu

College of Business
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Katie Wilkinson Dykhuis '98

Delta Sigma Theta
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Marilyn A. Martin '00, '03

Delta Zeta
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Angela Bankhead Derrick '96

Dinkins/DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU)
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Angelo Geter '08

English
Alumni Affinity Group Leaders: Stephanie Harris '07; Elizabeth Fowler Culler '06

Epsilon Sigma Alpha
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Kristen Corbell '97

Human Resource Management
Volunteer opportunities available. If interested in serving as an affinity group leader for Human Resource Management, e-mail alumni@winthrop.edu.

Integrated Marketing Communication
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Bethany Senkowsky '05

Kappa Sigma
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Shawn Clement '13

LGBTQ+
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Lisa Raye Hund '93, '94, '98
E-mail: sage@winthrop.edu
Instagram: @officialsagewu

Mass Communication
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Guy Reel

Men's Golf
Coach: Kevin Pendley '98
E-mail: pendleyk@winthrop.edu

Model UN
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Alena James '08
Omega Psi Phi
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Byron Putman '94

Phi Beta Sigma
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Kyle Poston '06, '09
E-mail: RockHillSigmas@gmail.com
Facebook:Rock Hill Sigmas 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Eric Gaston '11

Pi Kappa Alpha
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Shane Duncan '98
Facebook:Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association of Rock Hill - Theta Sigma Chapter
Instagram: @winthroppikealumni     

Political Science
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Disney
Facebook: Winthrop University Political Science Department

Sigma Sigma Sigma
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Rhiannon Mack '07

Softball
Coach: Kendall Fuller
E-mail: fullerk@winthrop.edu

Student Alumni Council
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Renee Cave '10
Instagram: @winthropsac

Tau Kappa Epsilon
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Michael Steele ’02, ’04

The Johnsonian
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Mary Dolan Behler '05

Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Faculty Advisor: William Thacker
E-mail: thackerw@winthrop.edu

Women's Cross Country
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Elizabeth Mitchell Cooper '96

Women's Golf
Coach: Kasay Gambrell
E-mail:gambrellk@winthrop.edu

X-PEMS Physical Education
Volunteer opportunities available. If interested in serving as an affinity group leader for X-PEMS, e-mail alumni@winthrop.edu.

Zeta Phi Beta
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Carshia Pollard Capraro '99

Zeta Tau Alpha
Alumni Affinity Group Leader: Catherine Dove '98