Alumni and Friends - April 6, 2022

Dear Alumni and Friends:

It is hard to believe that my time at Winthrop is quickly coming to a close. My two plus years as interim president at this wonderful institution have flown by. Alison and I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you, and I thank you for your encouragement and support during our time here.

As you’ll read in this edition of the Winthrop Magazine, the university will be led, beginning in July, by one of its own, Dr. Edward A. Serna ’02. I know that Dr. Serna and his family will be tremendous assets to the university and the Rock Hill community. Winthrop’s future is bright and limitless under his leadership. I encourage you to read more about Dr. Serna in this edition, as well as the university’s solid foundation on which Dr. Serna will build.   

Other articles of interest that you’ll find in this edition of the Winthrop Magazine include:

  • A compelling feature on two of Winthrop’s first international students – twins Marian and Helen Chuan, Class of 1949;
  • A fascinating profile on Master of Social Work student Meghan Bayer who has overcome difficult odds while battling a rare disease;
  • How Derion Reid ’14, a patent agent, helps protect vital life-saving technology;
  • A then-and-now look at the career of Sarah Lageman ’97, a neuropsychologist who was first featured in the spring 2004 edition of the Winthrop Magazine;
  • Three golf team alumni – Christian Sease ’16, ’17, Kyle Bearden ’13 and Jordan Sease ’12 – who have each been named South Carolina Golf Association Player of the Year; and
  • The latest campus news, alumni news and university advancement updates.

I encourage you to explore the magazine by clicking on the link above. Please share the magazine with anyone who may be interested in all that is happening at Winthrop.

Thank you for welcoming me and mine into the Winthrop family. We are forever grateful.

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle,


George W. Hynd
Interim President