Winthrop's 120th Academic Year
Two speakers brought to Winthrop for the
opening activities urged freshmen to follow their dreams.
Convocation speaker Ken Carroll ’93 told a
packed Byrnes Auditorium crowd that he was wildly happy to return
to his alma mater.
The health care
Ken Carroll '93 urged freshmen at Convocation to find their
voice and their call, personally and professionally, in life.
administrator recalled that he found his
stride at Winthrop in the College of Business Administration. “The
faculty here made me feel like they cared,” he said, particularly when
he struggled early on.
Largest Gift in
Winthrop's History to Improve Winthrop Ballpark
The largest single gift in Winthrop’s history
-- $1.5 million – was recently donated anonymously for use in the
next phase of development for Winthrop Ballpark.
President Anthony DiGiorgio announced the
gift Aug. 17 during his annual opening address to Winthrop faculty
and staff. In keeping with the donor’s wishes, the source of the
gift was identified only as “a new friend… a baseball fan.”
Katrina Relief Efforts
The Winthrop community extends condolences and support to those
affected by Hurricane Katrina. For more information on how
Winthrop is assisting in the relief efforts, click on the
Winthrop Events Photos
President Anthony DiGiorgio and his wife, Gale,
lead students out of Byrnes Auditorium as part of the
traditional Blue Line walk.
click the photo for more pictures
Save the Date!
Sept. 18, 3 p.m.
— Organ Concert, First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, S.C.
Nov. 4, 7 p.m. – 50th Anniversary
Organ Concert, Byrnes Auditorium
Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. — Festival of
Carols, Winthrop Campus
Feb. 10-11, 2006 — Homecoming
April 21-22, 2006 — Alumni Reunion
Kinard Seating Project
Needs Inspiring Words
When visitors enter Winthrop’s
main entrance, a new seating area by Kinard Hall may catch their
Workers recently constructed a
new public art and design project on the front lawn in time for
classes to start. The curved wall is nestled into the landscape
near Kinard, and when completed, will showcase a frieze of
sandblasted words conveying aspects of the Winthrop experience and
aspirations of the university community.
Family's Gift to Organ
Honors Walter B. Roberts' Legacy
One of the largest campaign donations to the D.B. Johnson Memorial
Organ restoration campaign was given this summer by the family of the
late Walter B. Roberts, a former music department chair who helped
bring the organ to Winthrop's Byrnes Auditorium.
Chinese Culture During July
Summer vacation for six Winthrop
students meant teaching English to hundreds of Chinese youth.
The Winthrop students spent the month of July in
the China's Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai.
They worked with middle school age
children at various schools that offered the English lessons as part
of a summer camp enrichment program.
Freshmen May Opt
for Themed Halls for First-year Experience
For the first time in many years,
most Winthrop freshmen will live on campus.
The trend is a reflection of Winthrop’s special
obligation to society to prepare the next generation of students for
citizenship and for professional success. Ideally, students will
spend their time not only on academics, but also on activities that
challenge their personal growth
Who better than loyal alumni to know firsthand
what it takes to live, learn and lead in today's world?
Give generously so the Winthrop experience will
continue to be a reality for deserving students. To make a gift
online, please click here. For more information, call the Office of