- In 2010, the Trees S.C. organization designated the Southern magnolia on Winthrop’s front lawn as one of its Heritage Trees.
- The magnolia serves as Winthrop's Christmas tree. The tree will be lit by President Mahony and his family on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
- Performances will be given by the Winthrop RockHettes and Vision of Prayze.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop to Host Annual Tree Lighting on Dec. 2" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 214.