- President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock, presiding at her first commencement, will give Hartel the 2013 James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching during the 11 a.m. ceremony at the Winthrop Coliseum.
- Since Hartel joined the Winthrop Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology in 2004, he has emphasized the highest professional standards, mentored undergraduate students in their research and reinvigorated the organic chemistry program.
Winthrop University, "Chemistry Associate Professor Aaron Hartel to be Recognized at Dec. 14 Commencement" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 259.