- Boland will receive the 2012 Kinard award for teaching from President Anthony DiGiorgio during the Dec. 15 undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Winthrop Coliseum.
- Her department chair, Pat Owens of the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Geology, said Boland has hit her stride in the past decade.
Winthrop University, "Geology Professor Irene Boland To Be Recognized at Dec. 15 Commencement" (2012). Winthrop News 2012. 176.