- Member Ronnie Faulkner, head of technical services at Winthrop’s Dacus Library, nominated DiGiorgio for the award because of the president’s achievements as an educator for 50 years.
- Rotarians designate each other and members of the community as Paul Harris Fellows to recognize people whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of the Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace.
Winthrop University, "Rock Hill Rotary Club Honors DiGiorgio With Paul Harris Fellow" (2012). Winthrop News 2012. 112.