Brave Rain to Connect with Friends at Homecoming
Rainy weather didnít dampen the spirits of those attending Homecoming
reunions at the Shack on Feb. 11. Members of the Class of 1981, the
Student Alumni Council and Winthrop Ambassadors gathered to renew
Many alums then headed to the coliseum where junior Craig Bradshaw
scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Winthrop over
Radford 71-44 in front of 4,930 fans, the third largest crowd ever
in the coliseum. The win moved Winthrop into a tie with
Birmingham-Southern for the Big South Conference lead.
|Alumni took bus rides
over to the main campus to see progress on the new Lois
Rhame West Center and Owens Hall.
At halftime, President Anthony DiGiorgio and Alumni Association
President Tim Sease congratulated Shane Duncan`98 as the 2006
Outstanding Young Alumni. Duncan is a district sales manager for DHL
Express and remains active in alumni activities, including serving
on the associationís nominating committee.
Dr. DiGiorgio assisted in crowning juniors Erin Blake and Standrick
J. Rhodes as Homecoming Queen and King, respectively. A Charleston,
S.C., resident, Blake is majoring in psychology. Rhodes, of
Greenville, S.C., is majoring in special education. Both were
sponsored by the Association of Ebonites.
Other weekend Homecoming highlights included a sold-out step show
and an inspirational prayer breakfast, featuring Cynthia Roddey `67,
the universityís first African-American graduate.
All in all, noted Debbie Garrick, the new executive director for the
Office of Alumni Relations, Homecoming was a time for alumni to
reconnect with Winthrop. She encouraged alumni to offer suggestions
on what kind of activities they would like to see at next yearís
Homecoming by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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