IN THIS ISSUEAlumni Spotlight
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• Education professor selected as Singleton Endowed Professor. Administrators chose Linda Winter, assistant professor of education, to enact her proposal to help increase retention and success rates of students in the teacher education program, including those from underrepresented groups. Read more.
• First for Winthrop alumni. Amanda Shaye Edwards ’04 of Roanoke, Va., recently passed the National Bank Examiner Examination, making her the first Winthrop graduate to achieve this goal. Earning the designation of National Bank Examiner is the pinnacle of success for an employee of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which charters, regulates and supervises all national banks.
• Federal stimulus money to fix steam line. Winthrop will receive $416,476 in federal stimulus assistance to replace an underground steam line that runs through the former Peabody field on Alumni Drive. The 10-inch line supplies steam to nine buildings on the northern part of the campus. Learn more here.
• National media turned to Winthrop Poll for views of Southerners. The results of the latest Winthrop Poll examined Southerners’ views on the latest hot-button issues, such as heath care, the economy and presidential leadership. Major newspapers, the Associated Press and political Web sites picked up the poll results. The poll, which questioned 866 respondents over the age of 18 in 11 Southern states, was taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. To view the poll and its results, click here.
• State reporter shares news about Gov. Sanford saga. Gina Smith, who quite likely broke the biggest story of 2009 for a South Carolina journalist, visited Winthrop Nov. 30 to talk about her work. Smith is a statehouse/government reporter for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. She's the enterprising journalist who surprised S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford last June when he got off a jet in Atlanta, Ga., after secretly visiting his mistress in Argentina. See more on local cable news at CN2 and on the blog for Larry Timbs, associate professor for mass communication.
12/17 - Graduate Commencement, Winthrop Coliseum, 7 p.m.
12/19 - Undergraduate Commencement, Winthrop Coliseum, 11 a.m.
12/17-1/10 - Holiday Break, Offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1
1/11 - Classes Resume
1/15 - First Look Friday for Richard W. Riley College of Education
1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Offices closed
1/26 - Graduate School Open House, Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall, 5 p.m.
1/30 - Preview Day