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Message from the Executive Director


March 2021


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,

Despite the many challenges 2020 presented, the Alumni Association stayed connected with alumni virtually. Check out the 2020 Alumni Association Year in Review to see all the fun we had and good work that was accomplished. A few additional items I wanted to share with you are noted below.

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, March 26, for the 2021-24 Alumni Executive Board term. There are up to four available seats for the 2021-24 term. Please complete the Alumni Executive Board application and submit to Lori Tuttle, executive director of alumni relations, at by Friday, March 26. The Nominating Committee of the Alumni Executive Board will review all applications and make selections this spring.

The Virtual Alumni Book Club is reading “The Midnight Library by Matt Haig,” a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction. The reading period began on Thursday, March 18, and ends on Thursday, May 20. Get your copy of the book and join fellow alumni in reading! Find out more on how to join the Virtual Alumni Book Club.

Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections has two opportunities in which alumni may participate. “Oral History Project: Being LGBTQIA+ at Winthrop” is aimed towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community associated with Winthrop. Volunteers include Winthrop alumni, current students, staff, faculty and former employees. Interviews are being recorded to upload to the Pettus Archives’ Oral History section of Digital Commons at a later date. For more information, contact Pettus Archives or check out the library’s blog. “The September 11, 2001 Project” will feature an exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Archives is looking for anyone in the Winthrop community who would like to record an interview about their thoughts. For more information on either project, contact the Archives at or 803/323-2334.

Help recruit the Class of 2025!  As alumni, one of the most important ways you can give back to Winthrop is to help the university recruit the best and brightest high school students.  We are often asked how alumni can help recruit students, so we worked with our Office of Admissions and we have an opportunity for you!  Refer at least two qualified high school seniors to Winthrop Admissions by April 1 and their $50 application fee will be waived when they apply. To refer a student, please complete the online formBe sure to submit the student's e-mail address that he or she will be using to submit a Winthrop application in order to ensure the application fee is waived. The fee waiver is only available if the student applies at Need inspiration? Watch and share our heart-thumping admissions videoFor questions, contact Winthrop Admissions at

Upcoming Events

*All times are Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted.

Hangin’ with President Hynd Virtual Socials

Come hang out virtually with Winthrop Interim President George W. Hynd! Feel free to submit questions in advance to to really get to know the new Head Eagle. Dr. Hynd will also share highlights from the State of the University address and points of pride for Winthrop. Zoom information will be e-mailed to registrants.

Charleston Alumni Chapter
Wednesday, April 14, noon, via Zoom

Register by April 12

Orlando Alumni Chapter
Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m., via Zoom

Register by April 16

Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter
Wednesday, April 21, noon, via Zoom

Register by April 19


Winthrop Ever Stand, 

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Last Updated: 3/18/21