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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


January 2021


Lori Tuttle

Alumni and Friends,

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season with family and friends. 2021 is kicking off with events planned by our Alumni Chapters and Young Alumni Councils, and we are excited continue our Facebook Live series. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Nominations for the 2020 Alumni Awards will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 29. The 2020 Alumni Award recipients will be honored in the spring during the rescheduled reunion weekend. To nominate a Winthrop graduate for the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, Alumni Professional Achievement Award or the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, complete the Alumni Awards Nomination Form for the appropriate award and submit to Lori Tuttle, executive director of alumni relations, at

Help recruit the Class of 2025! As alumni, one of the most important ways you can give back to Winthrop is to help the university recruit the best and brightest high school students. We are often asked how alumni can help recruit students, so we worked with our Office of Admissions and we have an opportunity for you! Refer at least two qualified high school seniors to Winthrop Admissions by April 1, 2021, and their $50 application fee will be waived when they apply. To refer a student, please complete the online form. Be sure to submit the student's e-mail address that he or she will be using to submit a Winthrop application in order to ensure the application fee is waived. The fee waiver is only available if the student applies at Need inspiration? Watch and share our heart-thumping admissions video. For questions, contact Winthrop Admissions at

Upcoming Events

*All times are Eastern unless otherwise noted.

Facebook Live: Taking Care of Business (Even in a Pandemic)

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12 p.m., via Alumni Association Facebook

Winthrop’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is on the front lines of helping local businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBDC has been assisting small businesses with three primary programs: Payroll Protection Program, Economic Insurance Disaster Loan and Unemployment Insurance. Tune in for a panel discussion featuring Tom George, SBDC regional director; Todd Phillips, area manager of the SBDC; Charlotte Ervin Brown ’11 ’14, adjunct professor of marketing and management and regional SBDC advisory committee member; and Kristin Malone ’08, owner, Miraclean Home and Office Cleaning and SBDC client. Learn more about the resources available to small businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

Winthrop Trivia with the Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., via Zoom 

It's game time! Try your luck at Winthrop trivia, hosted by the Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter. Be sure to have two devices handy to play the game. The link to join and more details will be e-mailed to registered alumni. Reserve your spot by Feb. 1.

Rock Hill Young Alumni Community Fridge Service and Cocktails

Friday, Feb. 5, 5 p.m., The Mercantile

Join fellow young alumni in supporting The Rock Hill Community Fridge at The Mercantile. Bring items to donate to the community fridge and then head next door for happy hour courtesy of the Alumni Association at Dust Off Brewing Co. Be sure to register by Wednesday, Feb. 3. Alumni are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. 


Winthrop Ever Stand, 

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Last Updated: 1/25/21