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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


November 2019 


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,

I returned from maternity leave in early November just in time for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend!  My sincerest thanks to Brittany Neely for serving as interim director while I was on maternity leave.  The entire Alumni Association staff – Brittany, Lisa and Shayna – kept the office running while I was out, and I am so thankful to have such an amazing team.  It is wonderful to be back at Winthrop!

We welcomed hundreds of alumni home during the Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.  Over 300 alumni attended the Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon on Saturday where they celebrated their milestone reunion year.  Mrs. Elizabeth Foreman Sims, Class of 1939, was in attendance celebrating her 80th class reunion! Alumni Award winners were also recognized at the luncheon for their achievements.  Check out all the fun had by students and alumni on Winthrop’s Facebook page.  We hope to see you on campus for the 2020 Homecoming and Reunion celebration! 

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Upcoming Events:

84th Annual Tree Lighting
Students, alumni, faculty/staff and community members are invited to join in the holiday cheer on Friday, Dec. 6 on the Tillman front lawn at 6 p.m. to enjoy this annual tradition. All are invited to enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and hot apple cider as we prepare to light the Magnolia tree. Be ready for a night of fun as this event kicks off the ChristmasVille Parade that will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Triangle Alumni Chapter Holiday Social
Kick off your holiday season with a fun, festive gathering with local Winthrop alumni. Join the Triangle Alumni Chapter on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the Vita Vite Midtown for the last alumni event of the year. Be sure to wear your garnet and gold for an alumni picture at 2 p.m. Help us donate toys for children in need by bringing one unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Vita Vite's full menu and bar will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to by Friday, Dec. 6.


Ice Skate with the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter
Celebrate the holidays with fellow alumni at the last Rock Hill Alumni Chapter event of 2019! Join local alumni for a fun night of ice skating at the Founders Holiday Ice Rink located at Fountain Park on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to join the fun! Be sure to wear garnet and gold for a chapter picture on the ice. Discounted tickets are $5 per person from 6-8 p.m. at the rink. Make sure to mention that you are with Winthrop University to get the discounted rate. Let the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter leaders know you will attend by sending an email before Monday, Dec. 9.


Columbia Alumni Chapter Social at Top Golf Swing Suites
Celebrate the holidays with fellow alumni at the last event for 2019 for the Columbia Alumni Chapter. Join local Columbia alumni on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Top Golf Swing Suite from 5-7 p.m. Be sure to wear garnet and gold for a chapter picture at the event. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary of the Winthrop Alumni Association. Cash bar is available. Please RSVP to by Friday, Dec. 6.


Winthrop Ever Stand,


Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Last Updated: 11/21/19