- The 23 Liberty Fellows are described as action-oriented leaders with ambitious goals for a stronger South Carolina and were selected from more than 400 nominations from across the state.
- Chosen as Winthrop Fellows are: DeAndrea Gist Benjamin `94, circuit court judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit and married to Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, and Scott Huffmon, a political science professor and director of Social & Behavioral Research Lab and its much-quoted Winthrop Poll.
Winthrop University, "Professor and Columbia Judge-Alumna Selected as Liberty Fellows" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 152.