Winthrop University: Alumni Association - Students - Student Alumni Council
Contact Information
Alumni Association
304 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)

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"To bridge the gap between Students, Alumni and the Community by shedding light on the treasures and traditions of Winthrop University."

The Winthrop Alumni Association established the Student Alumni Council (SAC) in 1984 to stimulate the interest and participation of students in the progress of the university and to preserve and further the feeling of loyalty and fellowship between the university, students, community and alumni.

              Student Alumni Council

SAC fosters a desire among students to support the university and concern for its well-being; educates students on the purposes, benefits and activities of the Alumni Association; shows students ways in which they can support the University following graduation; identifies specific needs of students as they prepare for graduation to assist them in making the transition from students to alumni; develops and implements service-oriented programs, which will enable students to contribute to the efforts of the Alumni Association, University Advancement, other campus departments, and the community; and engages and educates students and the campus community in the history and traditions of the University.

SAC Involvement on Campus

SAC Tree LightingFrom freshmen move-in day through graduation, SAC members serve as the resident "tradition keepers" who promote the spirit, history and tradition of Winthrop and provide opportunities for students to develop into active, engaged citizens and future alumni. Events that SAC hosts include:

  • Ring days
  • Grad Finale
  • Ring Ceremony 
  • Ghost Tours
  • Homecoming and Reunion
  • Garnet & Gold Fridays
  • Annual Tree Lighting


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, composed of Senior SACers, provides strategic direction and guidance to the organization. These informed and engaged campus leaders serve as ambassadors and committee chairs on behalf of the organization and university.

Rachel Griffith Rachel Griffith ’24 
Danny Kilgore-wilson Danny Kilgore-Wilson ’23
Erica Jenkins Erica Jenkins ’25
Marketing Chair
Heaven Hawkins Heaven Hawkins '26
Membership Recruitment Chair
McKenzy Brooks Mckenzy Brooks ’24 Traditions Chair

Danny Kilgore-Wilson Danny Kilgore-Wilson ’23
Campus & Community Outreach Chair
Kymoree Wynn Kymoree Wynn ’25
SAC Education Chair


Upcoming Events

The Student Alumni Council offers a number of events and activities to keep Winthrop students engaged throughout the year. Follow SAC on  Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (@winthropsac) for updates on upcoming events!

Use one of the free digital Winthrop backgrounds for virtual events and wear your garnet and gold attire to show yourSAC Archives Eagle pride for both in-person and virtual activities!
*All event times are Eastern unless otherwise noted.


2023 Official Ring Ceremony

Wednesday, April 12 | 6 p.m.

Richardson Ballroom, located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center

Undergraduate students who have completed 54 credit hours, achieving Junior or Senior status, and graduate students who have completed at least 18 hours who have purchased a Winthrop ring are invited to attend the 2023 Official Ring Ceremony on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in Richardson Ballroom, located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. Students will be presented with their official Winthrop ring. Family and friends are invited to join. Invitations were mailed to student’s permanent address and sent to their Winthrop e-mail address. RSVP with number of guests attending by Friday, March 31 to


Become a SAC Member

We look for excited, passionate Winthrop students who want to share their love of Winthrop and it’s traditions with students. To find out more information or to get involved, e-mail

SAC 2023



 Stay Connected to SAC


 Be sure to follow SAC on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to  find out more about the organization.


Last Updated: 5/30/23