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12/18/2017

English Major Receives Winthrop's Highest Award for Academic Excellence

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 Sparrow is an English major from Clover, South Carolina.
 A member of the Winthrop cross-country team, she has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will soon be teaching English in Mongolia

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winthrop University senior Emily Sparrow received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence at the Dec. 16 Commencement at Winthrop Coliseum.

President Dan Mahony announced that the Clover, South Carolina, resident finished with the highest cumulative GPA.

Sparrow graduated in three and a half years with her major in English and minors in mathematics and geography. A member of the Winthrop cross-country team, she has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will soon be teaching English in Mongolia.

Around 330 students received their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the Dec. 16 ceremony.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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