- Thirty-six Winthrop employees were honored with presidential citations for service to the university and presidential citations for service to the community.
- Pat Graham, who recently retired, received the Mary Spann Richardson Award.
- David Vawter, assistant professor in counseling, leadership and educational studies, received the Faculty Student Life Award.
Winthrop University, "Thirty-six Winthrop Employees Presented with Presidential Citations for Service" (2012). Winthrop News 2012. 58.