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Student Organization Awards and Recognition

Winthrop Teams Win at Wired Hack 15.1

Three Winthrop University teams participated at Wired Hack 15.1, a 24 hour hackathon (programming competition) held in the Knowledge Park area of Rock Hill on January 16-17, 2015. The lack of sleep was evident the next day with students laid out on the floor, some asleep on their computers, some chugging monster energy drinks like bottled water and a student trying to drag html files into the SQL server!  All three teams did a great job and two of them ultimately won 1st and 2nd place.  1st place contestants won a 5TB hard drive, and 2nd place won an iPod nano. 

Team 1 (1st Place)
Paige Meinke
Zac Gordon
Michael Threet
Ethan Hanner

Team 2 (2nd Place)
Tara Slabich
Courtney Stokes
Billy Greene
Marcus Nesbitt

Team 3
Joseph Neely
Scott Richardson
Nick Rogers


Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi coordinates the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in the Winthrop community for eight weeks from February to end of March each year. Last year, over $2.0 million in taxable income was processed on the Winthrop VITA site. This activity also develops student's tax software and tax preparation skills, thereby strengthening workplace skills. The University and participating students receive public service awards from the IRS each year for this service.

Last Updated: 7/9/19