- The Spartanburg, South Carolina, native is best known for his long-running and award-winning ETV series “NatureScene.”
- Winthrop presented Mancke an honorary degree in 1993 and he has since retired as Distinguished Lecturer in Natural History from the University of South Carolina’s School of the Environment in 2008.
Winthrop University, "Palmetto State Naturalist Will Give Insights at Friends of Dacus Library Event" (2015). Winthrop News 2015. 72.