Winthrop University: Alumni Association - About The Association - Director's Message
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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 2019 

Lori Tuttle, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

The Alumni Association recognized over 300 Legacy families at summer Orientation in June.  A Legacy student is a child, grandchild or sibling of a Winthrop alumnus/a who is seeking an undergraduate degree at Winthrop. As a family member of a Winthrop graduate, these students are continuing the Winthrop legacy.  Throughout their time at Winthrop, the Winthrop Alumni Association will offer special events for Legacy students and families. Check out the Legacy photo album on the Alumni Association Facebook page to see our Legacy families!

As we prepare for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend in November, please be sure to read about the changes happening for tailgate this year in the latest edition of the Winthrop Magazine.  These changes include the timing of events, parking for the basketball game and a new tailgate reservation system, which will all lead to a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone in attendance.
Call for Alumni Award nominations! 
Each November, the Alumni Association presents awards at the Alumni Reunion & Awards Luncheon, held during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, to alumni who have demonstrated Winthrop's tradition of excellence. Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards will be accepted through Friday, July 26. The Honors and Awards Committee of the Alumni Executive Board reviews nominations and selects winners annually. To nominate a Winthrop graduate for an alumni award, visit the Alumni Awards webpage and complete the Alumni Awards Nomination Form for the appropriate award and submit to Lori Tuttle, executive director of alumni relations, at The following three awards are nominated by alumni: Alumni Distinguished Service Award, Alumni Professional Achievement Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800/578-6545 or with questions. We hope to see you on campus for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Nov. 15-16!

Upcoming Events:

Triangle Alumni Chapter Social at Mission X Escape 

Join the Triangle Alumni Chapter at the Mission X Escape on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Use the problem-solving skills you learned at Winthrop to escape a Category 5 hurricane and getto safety. Are you up for the challenge to escape the hurricane? Space is limited to eight alumni. Email by June 26 to secure your spot. Payment will be taken at Mission X Escape. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to complete registration and take a group picture at 1:45 p.m. Be sure to wear your garnet and gold for the picture.

Welcome Reception for Byron Putman ’94 
Please join us for a cocktail reception to welcome Byron D. Putman ’94 as the president of Winthrop Alumni Association on Thursday, July 25 from 6 - 8 p.m. in Richardson Ballroom, located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. Byron’s term as president begins on July 1. Please respond by July 20 to or 803/323-2145.

Winthrop Day at Carowinds
Join the Winthrop Alumni Association and fellow Winthrop alumni for the fifth annual Winthrop Day at Carowinds on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Alumni Association will be at the front gate to welcome alumni, students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wear your Winthrop gear and enjoy the Carowinds experience at a deeply discounted price of $40, including parking, with $1 from each ticket sale benefiting the Winthrop Fund. Username is Winthrop; password is Eagles. Please note these are case sensitive.  Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 803/323-2145 or for more information.

Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter Launch
Join the Winthrop Alumni Association and Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter leader Alison Hamilton ’92 as we launch the Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Wild Wing Café at Barefoot Landing from 6-8 p.m. The Wild Wing Café is owned by Patti Knight Hilton ’74. Appetizers and beverages are complimentary of the Winthrop University Alumni Association. Please RSVP by Sept. 23 to


Lori Tuttle

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Last Updated: 7/15/19