- The Partner of Distinction Award is given to an individual or organization who demonstrates exceptional understanding and support of the S.C. Small Business Development Center mission, capabilities and economic impact.
- Roger Weikle has served as chair of the four-university (Clemson, S.C. State, University of South Carolina and Winthrop) Consortium board many times.
Winthrop University, "Business Dean Honored as Champion of S.C. Small Business Development Center" (2015). Winthrop News 2015. 112.