- Winthrop's founder, David Bancroft Johnson, will be inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 5 at 5 p.m.
- Johnson served as Winthrop's first president from 1886 until his death in 1928.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop’s Founding President to Be Inducted into South Carolina Hall of Fame May 5" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 63.