- President Dan Mahony will present Adolphus Belk Jr. with the 2015 James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching during the 11 a.m. graduation ceremony at the Winthrop Coliseum.
- Belk joined the Winthrop faculty in 2003 as an assistant professor of political science. He was promoted to associate professor in 2009 and then to professor in 2014.
Winthrop University, "Political Science Professor Recognized For His Passion and Scholarship with Top Teaching Award" (2015). Winthrop News 2015. 220.