Lancaster Business Major Earns President's Award for Academic Excellence

Winthrop University senior Austin Parker received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence at the Dec. 17 Commencement at Winthrop Coliseum.

President Dan Mahonyannounced that Parker, a Lancaster, South Carolina, resident who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting, finished with the highest cumulative GPA.

Parker will return to Winthrop to earn his M.B.A. degree while he begins studying to take the CPA exams.

Around 300 students received their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the Dec. 17 ceremony.

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