The endowment was established by Jessie Williams Little '73 and her husband, retired physician John Little '02, who partnered with Winthrop's Richard W. Riley College of Education and the James and Susan Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership.
The Jessie Williams Little "Leading the Way" Endowed Award recognizes South Carolina educators who have made significant impacts as mentors to future or beginning teachers.
Winthrop University, "Call for Nominations for Best S.C. Teacher Mentors" (2018). Winthrop News 2018. 122.