|May 25, 2007
IN THIS ISSUE
Graduates Challenged to Keep Learning, Adapt to Change
Smiles and hugs said it all at the May 5 undergraduate commencement.
The nearly 600 seniors receiving their degrees May 5 at Winthrop’s undergraduate commencement heard that they should be prepared to spend the rest of their lives learning in a rapidly changing environment.
Kuh is director of the National Survey of Student Engagement, which asks first-year and senior students about their experiences at more than 600 colleges and universities around the nation, including Winthrop. He received an honorary degree during the ceremony at Winthrop Coliseum.
The 2007 recipient of the
Distinguished Professor award was Jane Bowman Smith, who is a
professor of English, director of the Writing Center and the
Margaret M. Bryant Professor for the Department of English. Jennifer
Leigh Disney, assistant professor of political science, was
recognized as the Outstanding Junior Professor.
The Tillman Award winners for highest academic achievement were Kimberly Paige Satcher, an early childhood education major from Graniteville, S.C., and Amber Michelle Smith, an elementary education major from Fort Mill, S.C.
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