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304 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)

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Message from the Executive Director


June 2020


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,


Rock Hill alumni, join us for a fun, creative, virtual social on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. with Nailed It D.I.Y. Studio.

Channel your inner creativity with step-by-step virtual instruction from a Nailed It D.I.Y. Studio expert to create a beautiful piece for your home or office. Choose from two designs: "I am Enough" or "Just Breathe.”

Registration is $25 and will include all the supplies you will need for the project.

When you register by clicking the link, please note Winthrop Alumni in the comments. Space is limited to 30 alumni so be sure to register by Tuesday, June 30. The social will be hosted via Zoom and the Zoom information will be emailed to you by Wednesday, July 1.

Following registration, please be sure to pick up your supplies from the Rock Hill Nailed it D.I.Y. Studio at 139 W. Main St. no later than Wednesday, July 1 at 4 p.m. Supply pick up hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4 p.m.

In other news. we are eager to welcome our newest legacy families to Winthrop this summer.

The Winthrop Alumni Association recognizes a legacy student as a child, grandchild or sibling of a Winthrop alumnus who is seeking an undergraduate degree at Winthrop.

The program looks a little different this year as social distancing guidelines are in place, but we still have some awesome things for our legacy families. We will welcome them to the Winthrop family by a virtual Legacy Meet and Greet on Monday, July 27, where they will have the opportunity to meet other legacy students who will be attending Winthrop in the fall. This is a great way for them to make connections with fellow students prior to arriving to campus in the fall.

Finally, future Winthrop Eagles in the Charleston and Columbia areas are invited to attend a virtual summer sendoff with the Alumni Association and the Office of Admissions.

At these virtual events, future Eagles will have a chance to connect with other future Eagles in their area, talk with Winthrop alumni volunteers about their Winthrop experience, hear from an Admissions counselor to get their last-minute questions answered, play Winthrop Bingo and most importantly get excited for the fall semester! The Columbia virtual summer sendoff will be on Tuesday, July 14, and the Charleston virtual sendoff will be on Thursday, July 16.

As a reminder, here are the current offerings from the Alumni Association to assist alumni and stay connected as we continue to remain socially distanced:

Winthrop Coloring Pages

Need an activity with the kids or just for you? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Winthrop coloring pages. Kids and kids at heart, take a picture of your finished masterpieces and send them to and we will post them on the Winthrop Alumni Association Facebook page for all to see. Enjoy our 6 Winthrop-themed coloring pages, and we can’t wait to see your artwork!

Winthrop Connect

The Winthrop Alumni Association would like to help alumni-owned businesses stay open and thrive during this global pandemic and beyond. That’s why we’re launching Winthrop Connect, a free alumni business directory. Your business, whether large or small, will be seen by thousands of fellow alumni on the platform. The alumni business directory will allow business owners to promote their alumni-owned business and services to fellow alumni and offer special benefits to other Winthrop alumni. Visit to get started.

Resources from Career and Civic Engagement

Winthrop’s Center for Career and Civic Engagement has a variety of resources available to assist with a job search, reconnecting with campus as a professional representative of your organization or any recruiting needs for your company.  Winthrop alumni have free access to the following services:

  • Career counseling appointments

  • Access to EAGLElink (web-based job listings)

  • Participation in career and/or graduate school fairs

  • Participation at career development workshops

  • Access to computers with internet to assist in the job search, once campus reopens

Virtual Winthrop Backgrounds

If you are working remotely, make sure you download a pack of Winthrop virtual backgrounds featuring the beauty of our campus for video conference calls that enables you to display the Winthrop brand. Tag the Winthrop Alumni Association on social media and show us how you are using the backgrounds!

Virtual Book Club

The current book is “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. The book discussion will begin on Thursday, May 28. Join the free virtual alumni book club by signing up at

Stay safe and well! 

Winthrop Ever Stand, 


Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Last Updated: 6/23/20