- The Grier Professorship is awarded every four years to an excellent classroom teacher who is highly imaginative, dependable and in command of his or her discipline.
- Stone, who previously held the title from 2002-05, follows Jane Thomas, professor of marketing, in the endowed slot.
Winthrop University, "Economics Professor Gary Stone Chosen as William H. Grier Professor" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 112.