- The event includes an evening of performances and a reception in Johnson Hall, all honoring this year's recipients: Karen Collins, Brookgreen Gardens, Larry Barnfield and Jerry Helton.
- The prestigious award has been granted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts since 2001. It acknowledges and recognizes the unique roles of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the arts as well as those who have positively impacted the quality of the cultural life in communities across the Carolinas.
Winthrop University, "Medal of Honor in the Arts Recognizes Creativity in All Its Many Forms" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 82.