- During the 11 a.m. ceremony at Winthrop Coliseum, the university will award 279 degrees to graduating seniors and an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Charlotte, N.C., businessman and philanthropist Irwin “Ike” Belk.
- The James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching will go to Janet Gray, associate professor within the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Winthrop University, "Janet Gray Selected as Recipient of Kinard Award" (2010). Winthrop News 2010. 181.