May 2011
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Three undergraduates helped commemorate the 125th anniversary of Winthrop by holding up a 1, 2 and 5 in the moments before they walked out on the floor of the Winthrop Coliseum. The three students, from left, Dustin McCully, Tykeshia McElveen and Catherine McHale, represent the diversity of students who now make up Winthrop's student body. To see a roundup of commencement activities, from video to photos to graduate stories to awards, click here.
University News
Debra Boyd Appointed as Acting VP for Academic Affairs
Debra Boyd, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University since 2003, has been appointed as acting vice president for academic affairs, President Anthony J. DiGiorgio announced. Boyd’s appointment follows the resignation of Tom Moore, who was named chancellor of USC Upstate in Spartanburg.
Latest Winthrop Poll Results Show Opinions of S.C. Registered Voters
Winthrop Part of Math-Science Partnership Grant with Area Schools and Educational Agencies
IT Department Helps Launch CERRA Website to Streamline Job Search
video iconCommencement Video "Reflections" Captures Graduation Sights, Sounds and Emotions
Winthrop Still Whittling Tuition Request for Fall
S.C. General Assembly Recognizes Winthrop's Proud Achievements over 125 Years

Academics
Chemistry Professor Nick Grossoehme Receives Grant for Emerging Scientists
Research Corporation for Science Advancement will award Winthrop chemistry faculty member Nicholas Grossoehme a $35,000 grant as part of its spring 2011 Cottrell College Science Awards to support 48 early career scientists at undergraduate institutions.
Education Professor Mark Dewalt's New Book Details S.C. History for Elementary Students

My Winthrop Experience
Kambrell Garvin
Leadership is in Kambrell Garvin's blood. The sophomore political science major's grandfather was the first African American elected to city council in Marion, S.C. – a seat his aunt now holds. But for inspiration, Garvin – the newly elected president of the Council of Student Leaders – had to look no further than his mother, Sonji, who changed careers to help her son overcome his speech impediment.
Shaun Cassidy

Charles Yearta Named 2010-11 Optimist Club Officer of the Year


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Alumni and Development Updates
Pinnacle Awards Given to Alumni and Others

The College of Business Administration thanked five alumni and business leaders on April 21 at the Pinnacle Awards for their contributions to the university and the community. Larry Durham ’80, ’87, Mike Forrest ’98, Bob Breakfield, Bob Thompson and Larry Carroll were honored at the DiGiorgio Campus Center Ballroom. 
New Scholarship Supports First-Generation College Students at Winthrop
Gift of $200,000 from Agape Will Benefit Healthcare Management Program
Hannah Floyd's Family Establishes Scholarship in Her Memory
Planned Giving Donors to be Honored with Wall
Biology Department Honors Its Retiring Chair, Jim Johnston, with Fund
Estate Gift from Anne Moss Biggs to Fund Freshman Scholarship
Father David Valtierra Scholarship Fund Awarded for First Time
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City Unveiled Student-Created Bike Racks on May 7
Sculpture I students unveiled six handmade bike racks on May 7 during a brief ceremony and procession at the second Mayor's Ride and Kids Rodeo in Old Town Rock Hill. The Department of Fine Arts partnered with the city of Rock Hill and the Rock Hill Bicycle Club to unveil the city's new artistic bike racks, built during the spring 2011 semester.
Faculty and Student Artwork for Sale in the Campus Bookstore

Athletics
Winthrop Names Julie Torbett New Volleyball Head Coach
Julie Torbett, the winningest coach in Big South Conference history during a 17-year career at UNC Asheville, has been named the new head volleyball coach at Winthrop University. Torbett, a native of Russell, Pa., and a 1990 graduate of Penn State University where she was a standout player, succeeds Sally Polhamus who resigned in March to accept a coaching position at the University of Florida.
Simms, Coleman Heading to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field First Round East Regional
Winthrop Will Play in U.S. Virgin Islands 2011 Paradise Jam in November
Winthrop Names John Sung First Women's Lacrosse Coach

 
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