- During this ninth year for the awards, the university will honor: David Bancroft Johnson (posthumously), founder and first president of Winthrop; Joanne Lunt, emeritus professor of dance; Hazel and Murray Somerville, church musicians and music directors, and Alf Ward, emeritus professor of art and design.
- will be given a hand-crafted medal made by Ward in what is the most prestigious award granted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Winthrop University, "Medal of Honor in the Arts Honors Five at April 1 Ceremony" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 46.