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CAMPUS NEWS


SPRING 2020


Students Give Back on MLK Day of Service


More than 250 students from Winthrop, York Technical and Clinton colleges, along with more than a dozen staff members, assisted with service projects for nine agencies around Rock Hill on Winthrop’s Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This was the 20th anniversary of the Day of Service.


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Athletics Celebrates Newest Hall of Fame Inductees


Record Broken for Number of Students Applying for Freshman Admission


For the second consecutive year, a record number of prospective students have applied for admission to the incoming Class of 2024.


The current recruiting season has seen applications for the fall 2020 freshman class — which numbered 6,335 as of March 9 — eclipse the previous mark of 6,101 from fall 2019. The strong application numbers yielded a freshman class that was Winthrop’s largest in four years.


Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management Eduardo Prieto noted that applications to Winthrop are up across several South Carolina markets, including some major population centers.


“Our largest increases have been in York County, the greater Columbia metro area and Florence, in addition to extending our reach out to Aiken and Myrtle Beach. We have also remained consistent in Charleston and Greenville/Spartanburg and are up slightly in out-of-state markets like New York and Massachusetts,” said Prieto. “The value of a Winthrop degree and overall experience is very appealing for students and families looking for a combination of best fit and return on investment.”


Winthrop Retains State’s Top Spot for Minority, Female Hiring


For the second year in a row Winthrop is the top- ranked four-year state university in meeting its affirmative action goals for recruiting, retaining and promoting minorities and women, according to the


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S.C. Human Affairs Commission. The commission ranked each of the 10 four-year universities in its latest report to the General Assembly.


Winthrop held the #2 spot in the state for two years before overtaking the top spot, which demonstrates the heightened understanding and appreciation of workplace diversity that the Winthrop community has consistently worked to nurture and cultivate across campus in recent years.


Students served food to the homeless, packed snack bags, collected canned food items, partici- pated in crafts and activities with older adults, built and cleaned garden plots, assembled disaster kits, played games with children and much more.


View a photo album of the day’s activities and watch a recap video.


Read more about this latest class of inductees.


Winthrop Athletics inducted the Class of 2020 into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 31. The new mem- bers are: Tessa Thomas ’09, from left, softball; Ashley Howard ’10, women’s track & field; Cid Carvalho ’81, ’89, retired tennis coach; and Juliana Tonani Marques ’00, women’s tennis.


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