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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-1452 (Fax)
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Message from the Executive Director


December 2021


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. It’s a new year and the Alumni Association is excited for what is on the horizon in 2022!

Voting for the alumni Board of Trustees seat opened on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, and will end on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, for one of the two alumni-elected seats on Winthrop's Board of Trustees. There are three nominees for the 2022-28 Winthrop Alumni Association seat on the Board of Trustees - Alison Hamilton '92, '95; David McDonald '01; and Endee Tate '21. Information on how to vote was sent via postcard and e-mail to all alumni. Learn more about the nominees via the candidate website and view the candidate Facebook Live session. Contact the Alumni Association at 803/323-2145 or for more information or to request a paper ballot if you cannot vote electronically.

We are thrilled to be reading and discussing “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II,” by Lisa Mundy in the Virtual Alumni Book Club. “Code Girls” tells the story of the thousands of women codebreakers who helped the Allies win World War II and pioneered the cyber age and features a Winthrop alumna, Jeuel Bannister Esmacher ’44, who worked as a code breaker for the Department of Defense.

Jeuel was honored by Winthrop in 2019 with the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award for her work as a code girl and her incredible life story. In 2019 Jeuel was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.

The reading period for “Code Girls” is through March 10, so plenty of time to join the discussion! Join the virtual alumni book club by signing up at

Did you know that alumni have access to Dacus Library? It’s true! The Winthrop Alumni Association and the Ida Jane Dacus Library are excited to offer Winthrop alumni the opportunity to access the library and its resources. Alumni have access to the following resources – research guides, on-site database access, scan to e-mail and open study area. Click here to submit your application for access!

We look forward to seeing you virtually and in person in 2022!

Winthrop Ever Stand, 

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Reunion Giving

Last Updated: 1/18/22