- President Dan Mahony announced that Austin Parker, a Lancaster, South Carolina, resident who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting, finished with the highest cumulative GPA.
- Parker will return to Winthrop to earn his M.B.A. degree while he begins studying to take the CPA exams.
Winthrop University, "Lancaster Business Major Earns President's Award for Academic Excellence" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 224.