Teddy Bear Tea Party venue moved indoors due to inclement weather

Tuesday’s expected inclement weather led Come-See-Me festival organizers Monday to move the venue of the Teddy Bear Tea Party. Publicity team leader Meredith Lauckner said Monday the event will now take place at Winthrop’s McBryde Hall. T… Read More

Winthrop SID: Kelsey and AD have a shared past

Winthrop University has hired a new men’s basketball coach. Former Xavier and Wake Forest assistant coach Pat Kelsey has been selected to succeed Randy Peele. Winthrop’s associate athletic director for media relations Jack Frost says Athletics Director Tom Hickman was familiar with Kelsey when he was with the Demon Deakins. Frost says Kelsey was the [...] Read More

Kelsey tapped to coach Winthrop men’s basketball team

Winthrop officials announced Thursday the hiring of former Xavier University assistant basketball coach Pat Kelsey to lead the men’s team. In a release Thursday, Winthrop Athletics Director Tom Hickman said Kelsey emerged as a dynamic and energetic leader who has had a rich background in working for and learning from highly successful coaches. “We were [...] Read More

DiGiorgio retiring after 2012-2013 school year

Winthrop University president Anthony DiGiorgio said his tenure of the Rock Hill school will end following the next academic year. DiGiorgio broke the news to the university faculty and staff this morning in a video release, and addressed the media this afternoon. DiGiorgio says he and his wife, Gale, have enjoyed their time serving as [...] Read More

Former Winthrop employee sentenced to four years in prison

A former Winthrop employee was sentenced today to four years in prison for breach of trust using university credit cards. 47-year-old George Walker, the former head of the Winthrop’s Printing Services office, pleaded guilty to two counts of defrauding the school after investigators say he stole more than 200-thousand dollars over two years. Walker was [...] Read More