Fact or Fiction:
Cynthia Plair Roddey was the first African American student to receive a degree at Winthrop.
Although Cynthia Plair Roddey was the first African American student admitted to Winthrop and the first to receive a master’s degree, Sue Frances Meriwether, who transferred to Winthrop College from Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial University (now Tennessee State University) during the second semester of the 1964-1965 academic year, became the first African American to receive a degree of any kind from Winthrop on May 14, 1967.
- Sue Frances Meriwether received her degree (B.A. in Biology) on May 14, 1967
- Cynthia Roddey received her graduate degree (M.A.T.) on August 12, 1967.
- Arnetta Gladden received her degree (B.A. in Biology) on December 21, 1967.
- Delores Johnson received her degree (B.A. in French) on May 19, 1968.