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

Message from the Interim Executive Director

August 2019 

Brittany Neely, Interim Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

We welcomed over 180 Legacy students to campus this month to start their freshman year. That makes a total of more than 480 Legacy students who attended Orientation this summer! A Legacy student is a child, grandchild or sibling of a Winthrop alumnus who is seeking an undergraduate degree at Winthrop. We are excited to see these students continue the Winthrop tradition in their families. To learn more about Winthrop’s Legacy Program and to see pictures from this summer’s Orientation sessions, please visit the Alumni Association Facebook page.

We also appreciated the help of seven Winthrop Alumni Admissions Volunteers (W.A.A.V.) who assisted with move-in weekend on Aug. 14-15. The W.A.A.V. program is a partnership between the Alumni Association and the Office of Admissions. The program offers unique opportunities to alumni to give back to Winthrop by assisting with recruitment efforts of prospective students. To learn more about the W.A.A.V. program or to get involved, please visit the Winthrop Alumni Admissions Volunteer website.

I hope you are making plans to attend this year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Nov. 15-16. The weekend is full of fun events from Homecoming on the Green on Friday, Nov. 15 to the Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. and the men’s basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. For more information about the Homecoming and Reunion schedule of events and to see the changes for this year’s Homecoming tailgate, please visit the Homecoming and Reunion website. 

Upcoming Events:

D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter Social with Winthrop Athletics

Winthrop is going to D.C.! Join fellow alumni, the D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter, Winthrop Alumni Association and Winthrop Athletics for a fun social at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m.  Hear insights from the Athletics department and updates about the upcoming athletics year from Matt Martin, associate athletic director for external operations, and Tommy Henry, athletics development coordinator. Appetizers and beverages are complimentary of the Alumni Association. Please RSVP by Sept. 5 to


Charlotte Alumni Chapter Event at the Discovery Place

Join fellow alumni and the Charlotte Alumni Chapter leaders for a fun, family-friendly day at the Discovery Place on Saturday, Sept. 21.  Show your Winthrop pride by wearing garnet and gold for an alumni picture to be taken at 11:30 a.m.  Enjoy deeply discounted tickets of $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-13.  Discounted tickets  are only valid for entry from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. If you choose to enter the museum after 12 p.m. you will need to purchase a regular priced ticket on the Discovery Place website. Discounted tickets must be purchased online by Friday, Sept. 20.


Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter Launch

Join the Alumni Association and Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter leader Alison Hamilton ’92, ’95 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 Alumni Association. Please RSVP by Sept. 23 to


Rock Hill Alumni Chapter Paint and Sip

Join fellow alumni and the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter leaders for a fun night of painting and creativity at Carolina Creative Expressions.  Registration is $30 per person and includes your painting canvas and tools, light hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage to enjoy. Space is limited to 40 people so reserve your spot today! Registration closes on Thursday, Sept. 19. An alumni picture will be taken at the end of the event with our paintings. For more information, please email



Brittany Neely
Interim Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Last Updated: 8/26/19