- The fall M.B.A. lecture will feature Melissa Gladden '99, president of Carolina Recruitment, LLC.
- The Charlotte Business Journal named Gladden one of the top 25 Women in Business.
- Gladden also was recognized by the state of South Carolina as Small Business Person of the Year in 2015.
Winthrop University, "Fall M.B.A. Lecture to Feature Melissa Gladden '99, Small Business Person of the Year" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 186.