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Peggy Winder

Peggy Winder

Professor of Physical Education

Office: Keller Hall 206

Office Phone: 803.321.5161


Department: Department of Sport Professions


Ph.D | (Touro) Trident University International (2006)

M.S. | Western Kentucky University (1988)

B.A. | Newberry College (1986)

Additional graduate work: University of South Carolina


Dr. Peggy Barnes Winder is a native of Lancaster, South Carolina, and was educated in the public school system of Lancaster County. She began her teaching career at Newberry College in 1990 and has proven herself a solid professional inside and outside the classroom. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Winder works closely with faculty, staff and students to advance the College’s mission to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive campus community.


Winder is a pioneer in the Newberry College community. She is the College's first Black full-time professor and department chair, and in 1998, she was the first female inductee into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame. In February 2024, she and Barbara Langford Davis '79 became the first women to have their Newberry College jerseys retired, both in basketball.


Winder is a two-time Student Government Association Professor of the Year (2003 and 2012); the Alumni Association's 2005 Outstanding Young Alumna; a 2011 recipient of the L. Grady Cooper Award for loyalty and devotion to the College; and a 2022 recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. She has also received the W.C. Carter Professorship Award in 2014 for selfless giving to students, staff, colleagues, and alumni. She was selected in spring 2012 to give the December commencement address. In 2011, she was inducted into the Bachman Honor Society. In 1999, The State newspaper named her one of "20 South Carolina Women Making a Difference for Women in Sports."


Dr. Winder is married to retired MSG David A. Winder, and they have two daughters, Kasey Danielle and Rielly Anne. The Winder family resides in Newberry.

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