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

Message from the Executive Director


November 2022


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,

Thank you for a successful Homecoming and Reunion celebration! We loved welcoming alumni home and celebrating all week with events. Thank you to all our campus partners for making the week and weekend a success! Check out all the fun we had on Winthrop’s Facebook, Instagram (@winthropu) and Twitter (@winthropu)! 

With colder weather settling in for the winter, doesn’t a cup of the Garnet & Gold coffee blend sound like the perfect complement to these chilly mornings? Knowledge Perk's popular Garnet & Gold blend is back in stores! Show off your Winthrop pride with this delicious blend of Tanzanian and Costa Rican coffee. You can purchase this online at and in both store locations in Rock Hill and Fort Mill!

As we enter December, that can only mean one thing! Our beloved Tree Lighting is around the corner! The Alumni Association and Student Alumni Council will host the 87th Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.! Join us to ring in the holiday season on the front lawn of campus. The event will feature performances by the Winthrop RockHettes and Winthrop Collegiate Choir. Luminaries will be available for purchase for $3 from the Student Alumni Council so you can help make the Tree Lighting glow. Proceeds from the luminaries will support the Winthrop Fund. If you can't attend this beloved tradition in person, you can view the livestream from the Alumni Association Facebook page.

Finally, the Alumni Association would like to say thank you to our alumni. Thank you for serving as volunteers, for donating to Winthrop, for giving back your time as speakers and for serving as advocates for our great university. We appreciate you and are thankful for you. 

From our family to yours, have a happy and safe holiday season. 

Winthrop Ever Stand, 

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Reunion Giving

Last Updated: 11/17/22