Young Alumni: G.O.L.D.

Winthrop Young Alumni are Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.), or alumni who have received a traditional undergraduate Winthrop degree within the last 10 years. Graduates of the Last Decade make up approximately one quarter of our alumni constituency. As a G.O.L.D., you can stay connected to and engaged with your alma mater in a variety of ways, including participation in social activities, networking, student mentoring, philanthropic efforts and much more.


Young Alumni Council

The Young Alumni Council (YAC) strives to keep Graduates of the Last Decade connected to their alma mater and strengthen the relationship between Winthrop's campus and all young alumni. YAC leaders are involved with a variety of events and initiatives that promote philanthropy, networking, and a successful transition from Winthrop student to young alumnus. 

Interested in volunteering? As a YAC leader, you would:

  • Promote Winthrop's Day of Giving and giving methods that appeal to young alumni
  • Welcome graduates into their young alumni phase by assisting with Senior Week and graduation programs
  • Facilitate networking opportunities with local alumni chapters and current students
  • Strengthen the relationship between alumni and the university in various other ways

YAC leaders attend the annual Volunteers' Conference on campus, hosted by the Alumni Association. Volunteers' Conference is an opportunity for all alumni volunteers to come to campus and learn about current Winthrop happenings.

YAC leaders in areas with high concentrations of Winthrop alumni may serve as regional representatives to the council, and others may serve as at-large members. For more information, or to volunteer with the Young Alumni Council, please e-mail Maggie McPherson, Student and Young Alumni Program Coordinator, at