- Jami Hodgins, an English major from Florence, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Roddey, Johnson, Gladden, Meriwether Scholarship.
- The scholarship is named for Cynthia Plair Roddey ’67, Delores Johnson Hurt ’68, Arnetta Gladden Mackey ’67 and Sue Frances Meriwether Steed ’67, who became the first African-American students to enroll at Winthrop.
- In total, 10 corporations and foundations, four Winthrop student organizations and 176 individuals made generous contributions to the scholarship.
Winthrop University, "Jami Hodgins Selected as Inaugural Recipient of the Roddey, Johnson, Gladden, Meriwether Scholarship" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 188.