April 2011
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Marlessa Southern, a special education major graduating in May, submitted the winning photograph for the Comporium Communications photography contest. It will appear as the cover for the upcoming York County Telephone Directory and serves as a tribute to the university's 125th anniversary. 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.
University News
Readiness Initiative Sets Winthrop's Course For Both "New Normal" and "New Future"
Winthrop faculty and staff were given an in-depth briefing April 22 about what they can expect over the next 12-15 months, as families look for higher education attuned to 21st century demands – and both state and federal funding for higher education shrinks.
New Book Advancing Undergraduate Research Spotlights Winthrop's Efforts
Dacus Library's Archives Will Move to Former Bookworm Building

Student Engagement
Student 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.
Student Body Elects Kambrell Garvin, Kaitlin Sapp as New CSL Leadership
Students, Organizations, Campus Community Members Honored with Student Life Awards
Winthrop Students Lend Helping Hands to Santee National Wildlife Refuge

My Winthrop Experience
Debbie 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.
Frank Zebedis, Campus Police Chief

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Alumni Updates
Hardin Gardens Formally Dedicated

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.
Scholars Walk Honors Award Winners and Donors
Learning Compass Summer Camps Offered
X-PEM Breakfast and Golf Tournament Planned for April 30
Faculty Work 
NASPE 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.
History Chair Gregory Crider's Anthology Commemorates Mexican Independence and Revolution
Librarian Spiro Shetuni's New Book Demystifies Albanian Traditional Music
Health Education Professor Shelley Hamill Earns MCHES Certification

Stollings Introduced as Winthrop Head Women's Basketball Coach
Marlene Stollings, the associate head coach at Ole Miss and scoring legend as a high school and college player in Ohio, was introduced as Winthrop University's new head women's basketball coach.
Tournament Bound Once Again: Women's Tennis Team Wins Big South Tournament Title
Robinson and Simms Win Individual Track Titles

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