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

Message from the Executive Director


June 2022


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,

We want to celebrate our alumni! Let us know what's been happening in your life. Share your news, events and personal milestones by submitting a class note. If you provide consent, your class note will be submitted for consideration in upcoming university communications. Click here to submit your class note!

Looking to get involved as an alumni volunteer? The Alumni Association has several opportunities:

  • Alumni Chapter Leaders are needed in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; DC Metro and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.
  • Young Alumni Council Leaders are needed in Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina.
  • Serve as a Discussion Leader for the Virtual Alumni Book Club. Discussion Leaders help lead our book club's conversations and engage with fellow alumni.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer roles, e-mail the Alumni Association at for more information.

Upcoming events:

Virtual Alumni Book Club: “Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
Through July 22
The Virtual Alumni Book Club is reading “Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood” by Cheryl Diamond. You won’t want to miss out on discussing this unforgettable memoir detailing the shocking story of a childhood spent on the run. Click here to read a summary and reviews for it. Visit the Virtual Alumni Book Club website for more information.

Virtual Alumni Book Club Live Author Talk
Thursday, July 21 
Join the Virtual Alumni Book Club for a Live Author Talk with Cheryl Diamond, author of the current Virtual Alumni Book Club book, Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood, on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 2 p.m. EDT. In what is sure to be a fascinating conversation, Cheryl Diamond will provide unique insights into her compelling memoir, writing process, and atypical life story. If you have specific questions you would like to ask her, share them in the online forum here. Register to watch the event live or receive a unique link to access the recording after the event. If you have any questions about the Author Talk, please email

Greenville Alumni Social at Topgolf
Sept. 8
It's Tee time! Join Upstate alumni, family and friends at Topgolf Greenville on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a fun outing. Registration is $30 per person, which includes two hours of golfing, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available. Secure your spot by Thursday, Aug. 31. A group photo will be taken at 7 p.m., so be sure to wear your garnet and gold to show your Winthrop pride! If you have any questions e-mail

Virtual Alumni Book Club Live Author Talk 
Oct. 5
The Virtual Alumni Book Club will begin reading “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer” beginning Friday, Aug. 5. We are excited to offer a Live Author Talk with Dean Jobb about “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream,” a 2022 nominee for the Andrew Carnegie Medal! Don’t miss what is sure to be an exhilarating discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. There is no cost to participate, just secure a copy of the book. Sign up today at

Winthrop Baseball Alumni Weekend
Oct. 21-23
Save the date for the annual Baseball Alumni Weekend, Oct. 21-23, 2022. The weekend will give baseball alumni an opportunity to fellowship with former teammates and connect alumni with current players. More information will be shared as we approach the fall. Contact Tom Riginos, head baseball coach, for more information.

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 
Nov. 11-12
Save the Date for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Nov. 11-12, 2022! More information to come as planning is underway. If you are an alumnus with your class year ending in '2 or '7 you are celebrating a milestone reunion this year. Information about your Class Reunion will be sent to you this summer. Visit the Homecoming and Reunion website for more information.

Winthrop Ever Stand, 

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Reunion Giving

Last Updated: 6/20/22