- The resolution recounts Winthrop’s beginnings in 1886 when the founding president David Bancroft Johnson received an appropriation to establish a school for young teachers for the public schools.
- The resolution continues with highlights of the school’s history and praises the school's current and ninth president, Anthony DiGiorgio, for fostering an educational reputation with 100 percent national accreditation of eligible academic programs.
Winthrop University, "S.C. General Assembly Recognizes Winthrop's Proud Achievements over 125 Years" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 90.