Marlessa Southern, a special education major graduating
in May, submitted the winning photograph for the
photography contest. It will appear as the cover for the
upcoming York County Telephone Directoryand serves as a tribute to the university's
Her photo of a woman wearing a graduation gown holding
the hand of young girl wearing a graduation cap tells a
timeless story of shared values among generations. The
winner was announced at an April 7 ceremony at the
DiGiorgio Campus Center.
Researchers Share Project Results at Poster Show
For a student who loves spicy food as much as senior
chemistry major Laquitta Massingill, working with hot
peppers seemed a natural fit.
"I've always liked spicy food, so this project sparked
my interest," said Massingill. The Sumter, S.C., native
used Rock Hill-based PuckerButt Pepper Company hybrid
peppers in her research.
and Eddie Szeman
The first three of the six Szeman siblings from Fort
Mill, S.C., have chosen to attend Winthrop. It is too
early to say if the other three are Eagle bound but
indications look good. Homeschooled by their mother, the
three oldest Szemans entered Winthrop with strong
academic backgrounds and found their niche on
campus. Growing up on U.S. Army
bases – in Germany, Texas, Kentucky, Kansas and New York
– broadened their horizons and allowed them to embrace a
diversity of cultures.
Winthrop University formally dedicated the Hardin Family
Garden at the south end of Scholars Walk with a special
event honoring the generosity of the late Patricia "Patz"
Whetstone Carter ’69 and her husband, Ray, and the
contributions of the Hardin family to Winthrop and the
Rock Hill community.
Honored Stevie Chepko at Convention in California
Professor Stevie Chepko, chair of the Department of
Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance,
received the prestigious Joy of Effort Award for her
service, dedication and commitment to improving physical
education and sport.