- The speaker at the 11 a.m. ceremony will be Professor of English John Bird, Winthrop's 2017 Distinguished Professor.
- President Dan Mahony will preside at the event, where master’s or specialist degrees will be awarded to around 75 graduate degree candidates and undergraduate degrees to more than 250 candidates.
- Mahony also will present Psychology Professor Cheryl Fortner-Wood with the 2017 James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Winthrop University, "Commencement Exercises for Undergraduates and Graduates Set for Dec. 16" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 210.