Faculty and Staff - June 24, 2024

Dear Colleagues:

I hope this email finds you enjoying all that summer has to offer--time with family, some relaxation and perhaps travel. While our Summer Session continues, we have excitedly turned attention to the upcoming academic year, which will include the launch of our strategic plan, Winthrop: United in Excellence. I’ll share more information with you about that later this year, but today I want to present to you the latest edition of our Winthrop Magazine. It is full of informative and fun content, so please take some time to read about:

  • The 60th anniversary of integration, and how Winthrop acknowledged the milestone;
  • Tales from alumni who wore the Big Stuff mascot costume during their time at Winthrop;
  • The WinthropLIFE program and how it prepares students for independent living;
  • A collaborative partnership with nearby Hope House to help those in need;
  • Compelling profiles on Kevin James ’01, the 2023 HBCU President of the Year, and Brittany Lavis ’10, one of the youngest hospital CEOs in the country; and
  • The latest campus happenings, alumni news and university advancement updates.

Finally, I want to encourage you to join us on June 27 for A Day of Dedications. We’ll toast our new fountain and officially welcome alumni and friends to the Morgan-Holcombe Alumni Center at the Stewart House. It will be a wonderful afternoon of celebrating our generous donors. If you can’t make it, you can watch virtually via the Alumni Association’s Facebook page.

Please enjoy the rest of your summer, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Always an Eagle,

Edward A. Serna '02